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Committee Meeting – The St. Martin parish Council will consider a renewed budget for the long-planned Bayou Estates subdivision flood wall project near Stephensville at their October meeting. (Karl Jeter)

Lower SM floodwall being reconsidered

After a decade of organizing efforts, engineering studies and complicated but unsuccessful bid strategies, the St. Martin Parish Council will consider approving a revamped push to bring the Bayou Estates Floodwall Project near Stephensville to fruition.
At the Sept. 15 council meeting, Parish President Chester Cedars recommended approval of a new proposal that, if accepted, will boost the projects overall budget and increase the parish’s share of the cost by $500,000.

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Mayor’s powers – St. Martinville Mayor Melinda Mitchell said she will veto a charter amendment to make her office a part-time position. .(Karl Jeter)

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Attorney Allan Durand responded that she does not appear to have that authority. (Karl Jeter)

Part-time mayor, term limits proposed here

The St. Martinville City Council approved a charter amendment that, if ratified by the governor, will result in substantial changes in the way city officials operate.
The amendment, proposed by Councilman/Mayor Pro tem Craig Prosper at the Sept. 21 council meeting, would limit all elected municipal officials to three terms, effective with the next election cycle, and change the mayor’s office from a full-time to part-time position.
Charter changes require approval by the governor.

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– Steam billows from the LaSuCa mill at St. John under a cloudy sky on Monday as harvest of the 2020 sugarcane crop shifted into high gear. Mill officials expect the grinding season to run until mid-January.(Sally Angelle)


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The crane lifts one of the long pilings after laying several others (left) aside.
(Photo by Sally Angelle)

BP settlement funds improvements

St. Martin Parish Government is spending almost $200,000 on improvements of pubic boat launch facilities at the Clayton Boudreaux Memorial Park in Catahoula and the Dick Davis Park near Butte La Rose.
The $185,000 project provides for the construction of floating docks and walkways at the two landings. Michael D. Breaux Inc. of Breaux Bridge is contractor on the improvements.


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