Council OKs sale of Talley property

By unanimous vote the St. Martinville City Council Monday approved the sale of just more than one acre of the old Talley property along Bayou Teche to Alcee J. “Chip” Durand Jr., owner of the St. John Restaurant adjacent to the property.
The purchase price was $104,000, its appraised market value.
City officials say the property has no current public purpose.

GETTING READY – Gerry Cormier (left) works with her ARC partner Boyd Gonsoulin during rehearsal for the Dancing with the Stars’ event.(Karl Jeter)

‘Dancing with the ARC Stars’ teams prepare

The biggest event of the year for the ARC of St. Martin, the annual “Dancing with the ARC Stars,”
will be held at the Cade Community Center, 1688 Smede Hwy, on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
The event provides needed funding for vital ARC programs. It also provides one of the most enjoyable evenings on the St. Martin Parish events calendar.

Parks sees need for spare pump

The unusually hard freezes this winter had the Village of Parks concerned about the possible need for spare equipment.
Mayor Kevin Kately spoke about the issue at the March 13 Village Council meeting. Kately said that a pump motor quit due to extra strain on the system. An extra one was on hand, so no real emergency occurred.
During that time, however, the system was dependent on that one pump. Had the worst case scenario occurred and that pump motor failed as well, thousands of Parks Water System customers would have been without water.

New technology will monitor water levels

The recurring worries about high water in Lower St. Martin Parish is sparking interest in a better way to monitor water levels in the area.
At the March 20 parish council committee meetings, Parish Homeland Security Director Lt. Col. Terry Guidry said a new digital hydrological gauge system currently being installed offers a better way. The old water level measuring system made use of simple footage scales attached to docks in waterways at various locations.

Big Air – A skateboarder lifts off from the big ramp. The 4,500 sq. ft. facility has something for skilled rollers as well as beginners.(Karl Jeter)

Magnolia skate park unveiled

With a crowded ribbon-cutting ceremony last Sunday, March 25, the new Skate Park at Magnolia Park officially opened.
An estimated 250 people attended the opening. Skateboard hot-shots sailed above the fresh concrete ramps and berms as helmeted and padded preschoolers gave the newest addition to St. Martinville recreation a try.


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