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Nat’l Prayer Day to be observed

As approved by Governor John Bel Edwards, and in accordance with the guidelines of the Office of State Fire Marshal and Louisiana Department of Health, St. Martin Parish will join in the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. on the St. Martin Parish Courthouse lawn on Main Street in St. Martinville.
The side streets adjacent to the Courthouse will be closed to allow seating for proper social distancing.

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St. Martinville Councilman Craig Prosper proposed a measure, approved by a 3-2 vote, to ensure meter access.(Karl Jeter)

Meter access an issue

The St. Martinville city council will now require that residents provide ready access to water and electric meters to be read at any time.
At the May 4 council meeting, at which attendance was again limited to meet COVID-19 requirements, attorney Allan Durand told the council that, surprisingly, no ordinance seems to exist requiring consistent access to meters.

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Socially distanced – Monday’s meeting of the St. Martinville City Council was conducted in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Zoning Enforcement Director Danielle Fontenette (left) discusses the sale of adjudicated properties with the mayor and council.(Karl Jeter)

Purchase orders, targeting resurface at SMCC meet

Concerns about long delays in getting purchase orders signed and alleged targeting of city employees were again a source of tension for the city council during Monday’s meeting.
A possible solution to purchase order delays had been approved in March providing that if Mayor Melinda Mitchell failed to sign a P.O. within three days of receiving it, Mayor Pro Temp Craig Prosper was authorized to approve payment if the funds are in the budget and the council has approved the expenditure.


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