Council approves Crescent Park lights

Brandie Richardson @B_lifestyles

During the Tuesday meeting, Mayor Sullivan discussed the possibility of having lights installed in Crescent Park. For lights to be put inside of the park, it will cost $88,000, $62,000 of which will come from a reimbursement the City.

Sullivan also brought before the council having nine lights installed on the median near the park, totaling to $80,000.

"I think that is a necessity to have those lights done," Sullivan said regarding the inside lights for the park.

The council voted to approve the inside lights in the amount of $88,000.

Two ordinances were introduced amending the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 operating budgets for the City. There will be a public hearing for both ordinances at the April 12 meeting.

A resolution was approved declaring the intention of the city council to issue a proposal as part of the Taxable Sewer Revenue Bond for the City to get additional funds if they become available, not exceeding $4,000,000 for the purpose of constructing and acquiring improvements and extensions to the sewer collection and disposal systems of Donaldsonville. A public hearing will be held on April 26.

Two invoices were approved by the council from SJB Group, a December invoice for $1,015 and a February invoice for $3,045.

A motion was passed to approve SJB's request for additional payment not to exceed $5,000 and for an additional 29 days for the Crescent Park completion, as the workers were unable to work in February due to high river levels.

The council approved a pay request of $4,995 for the Rails for Trails Recreation Grant for the Levee Top Project.

The property located at 209 St. Vincent St. brought before the council. The council gave the owner until the April 26 meeting to clean up the outside of the house and make repairs to the siding, windows, roof and water heater.