Council approves $20,000 for Lemann Center repairs

Allison B. Hudson

The city council met in agreement to approve $20,000 to go towards much-needed repairs to the Lemann Center during its regular meeting Tuesday at City Hall.

Councilman Tony Huey raised the question if funds were available from anywhere else for the Lemann Center, afraid that $20,000 may not be enough for the repairs.

Mayor Leroy Sullivan Sr. said that funds would become available in a reasonable amount of time.

In other news the council discussed approving the request to hold a boating education class at the Lemann Center by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

"In spite of the recent boating accident on Blind River, I think it would be a great idea," Huey said.

In another matter, Sullivan asked the council to appoint three members to the Industrial Board by the next meeting.

Councilman Charles Brown also asked to remove the "one-way" street on Orange and West 11th street due to the fact that bus drivers are complaining of the hassle of traffic up and down that street.

Sullivan advised that it is a process and will be later discussed in accordance with ordinance guidelines and residents input.

The council also;

* Approved previous meetings' minutes

* The payment of the bills

* Public Comments

The Donaldsonville City Council regularly meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, at city hall. All meetings of the city council are open to the public.