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A proposal to end free health insurance for council members is afoot, but the Dist. 7 council representative Vincent Alexander opposes changing members’ insurance coverage mid-term.(Karl Jeter)

Parish council health insurance questioned

Concerns have again been raised about the costly health insurance plan available to parish council members.
At the June 16 committee meetings, Councilman Brook Champagne received a less-than-warm response from some members for his announced intention to introduce an ordinance ending the coverage at the regular meeting on July 7. A vote on the matter would be held in August.

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Town Hall Plans – Mayor Sherbin Collette displayed the preliminary architect’s plans for the new structure. More input from council members and residents are being gathered and more refinements to the design will be made before final acceptance. (Karl Jeter)

Henderson will consider stronger dog ordinance

Concerned for the safety of Henderson residents, Police Chief Leroy Guidry is asking the town council to consider amending the existing dog control ordinance.
At the June 8 council meeting, Guidry was insistent in his belief that there will eventually be a disastrous attack if dangerous dogs are not better regulated in public areas.

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BB sets rules for contract work in city

The city council here now has rules and processes needed to provide for the exclusion of contractors who fail to meet minimum performance standards in work done for the city.
Adopted at the June 9 council meeting was an ordinance to keep such contractors from bidding on or participating in further work for the city for a specified period of time.

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Loans secured – A USDA Rural Water and Waste Disposal loan program will facilitate a long-planned expansion of the Henderson-Nina Water System to include the Butte LaRose area. Other improvements will be made to enhance water quality.(Karl Jeter)

USDA $$ to fund Henderson-Nina water extensions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that the Henderson-Nina Water System will receive loan funding in excess of $8.5 million for expansion and improvements to the system.
The Henderson-Nina system was selected to participate in the department’s Water and Waste Disposal Grant and Loan Program, which invests federal funds to promote infrastructure development in rural areas.


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