City attempts to obtain 3G service

Allison B. Hudson

Donaldsonville has numerous AT&T cellular phone customers who are not experiencing the full benefits of their service. AT&T runs on a 3G service network, and unfortunately the city of Donaldsonville does not have 3G service. Mayor Leroy Sullivan has received several complaints about not having 3G in the area and decided to take action.

"I sent a formal letter to the President of AT&T requesting this service, but no response was received," said Mayor Sullivan.

"I also called for the President but a representative in his office advised he does not accept phone calls."

The Mayor along with councilmen are continuing to resolve this issue to allow residents of Donaldsonville to receive full benefits of their service that they are paying for on a monthly basis.

In other business, Fire Chief Chuck Montero reported that his office responded to a total of 73 calls for the month of September. Montero said that 59 calls were emergency medical calls. His department performed a total of 180 man hours of training.

Dean Werner of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported his office handled a total of 504 service calls. Out of those calls, four were narcotics, 22 thefts, and 46 traffic citations. His office arrested 189 adult arrests and 12 juvenile arrest for the month of August.

The council also authorized the mayor to sign a corporate endeavor agreement between the Parish of Ascension and the City of Donaldsonville for the Community Development Block Grant, pending contract approval.

The council voted to block off Charles St. for the River Road African American Museum for their Harvest Festival October 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. pending approval of Sheriff's Department.

City council meetings are held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at city hall. Public comments are welcomed and encouraged.