Plaquemine Mayor Reeves announces re-opening of parks
Plaquemine Mayor Edwin “Ed” Reeves, Jr. announced that all city parks, including the water spray park, will reopen on Friday, June 5. The reopenings are in keeping with the Phase 2 reopening plan announced by Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday.
“We will re-open our city parks beginning on Friday, but residents need to remember that groups must be limited to 50 or less; and social distancing must still be practiced,” said Mayor Reeves.
“I want to remind everyone that COVID 19 is not gone, and we all must continue to follow health experts’ recommendations so we don’t have a second surge of cases,” he said. Families using the parks are advised to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer often, and practice social distancing.
Activities at City Hall that have been in place to protect the public and our employees will remain in place at this time. This includes fever checks, and anyone entering must wear a mask. Residents with city business are encouraged to call city departments rather than going to City offices. Contact numbers for all departments can be found on the city website: www.plaquemine.org.
The City will continue to waive the on-line fee for payment of utility bills until further notice, and encourages residents to pay their bills in one of these ways:
- by mail via check or money order,
- by dropping payment in one of the secure drop boxes located at City Hall,
- on-line at www.plaquemine.org
- via phone @ 1-866-228-5680
On another note, Mayor Reeves reminded residents that hurricane season has just begun and we already have a tropical disturbance coming into the Gulf. “The city has had a pump truck cleaning out storm drains for 3 weeks so the drainage system will be as open as possible. I urge everyone to stay aware and have a family plan for hurricanes or severe weather. You can get more information on planning at www.getagameplan.org,” he said.