DISINFECTING PARK – A cleaning contractor disinfects one of the pavilions at Cecile Rousseau Poche Park in Parks on Tuesday, April 28. Pavilions, restrooms and playground equipment will all be disinfected again in mid-May, Mayor Kevin Kately says. (Karl Jeter)
Parks won’t rush recovery
Like all area municipalities, the Village of Parks would like to see the end of school closures, empty stores, barricaded park facilities and other restrictions on normal operations.
But during a brief April 28 village council meeting, Mayor Kevin Kately said his administration will continue to take all necessary precautions to keep residents safe.
Members of the general public were excluded from the meeting and most attendees donned masks and maintained the recommended distance from one another.
“We are going to observe all the guidelines recommended by Parish President Chester Cedars during this pandemic,” Kately said, “The governor has extended his recommendations until May 15, but I’m announcing now that both the park and city hall will remain closed through the end of May, at least.”
Village government is taking the additional precaution of having all park facilities disinfected by a professional cleaning contractor, who could be seen on Tuesday deep-cleaning the pavilions, playground equipment and restrooms.