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Collette gets salary boosted to $52,800

At a special meeting held Monday evening, Henderson aldermen voted unanimously to increase Mayor Sherbin Collette’s salary by $4,800 per year.
The 10 percent hike will boost his annual pay from $48,000 to $52,800, effective July 1.
Collette and aldermen Wil White and Bill Legrand huddled behind closed doors before the official meeting opened. When Mayor Pro Tem Jody Meche arrived, he joined the group, along with town attorney Jerry Mallet, while Legrand exited.

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IN LIMBO — The Breaux Bridge High football field has been ready for the installation of the shock pad and artificial turf for more than a month but a dispute over the pad specifications is holding up the field’s completion. Board officials are hoping the issue will be resolved by next week.(Henri C. Bienvenu)

Shock pad dispute delays BB gridiron

A special school board meeting Monday afternoon failed to resolve a holdup in the installation of artificial turf on the Breaux Bridge High football field.
A contract with Geo Surfaces of Baton Rouge, a firm that installed the St. Martinville Sr. High turf and dozens of other athletic fields, called for completion of the project by July 1. But a dispute over the shock pad that supports the artificial turf has the project bogged down.

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Pepper Capital bill hits snag

While a bill to designate St. Martinville as the “Pepper Capital of the World” sailed through the House of Representatives during the recent session of the Louisiana Legislature, it never made it to the Senate floor.
State Sen. Fred Mills said there was some concern from Iberia Parish interests and the McIlhenny Co. over such a designation for St. Martinville.
The McIlhenny Co., producer of the world famous Tabasco Hot Sauce, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and is a major tourist draw in Iberia Parish.

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Nelson recognized – Outgoing St. Martinvile Mayor Thomas Nelson (center) was honored at the June 5 St. Martin Parish Council meeting with a plaque and verbal tribute. With him are Parish President Chester Cedars and Nelson’s daughter, Lisa, who holds her father’s Dist. 2 on the parish council.(Karl Jeter)

Nelson honored for 38 years of service

The St. Martin Parish Council has recognized outgoing St. Martinville Mayor Thomas Nelson for nearly four decades of service to the parish and city.
At the June 5 parish council meeting, President Chester Cedars presented Nelson, who leaves office on June 30, with a plaque honoring his efforts and dedication to public service. Nelson lost the April 28 mayoral run-off election to Melinda Mitchell.

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