Loreauville budget largely the same as last year

LOREAUVILLE — The Village of Loreauville Board of Aldermen held its monthly meeting Monday night, accepting the 2019-2020 budget and moved forward on some other community initiatives.

According to Mayor Brad Clifton, the new budget is not much different from the last, with some attention being given to managing the village’s sewerage system.

“It’s about the same as last year’s budget,” Clifton said. “Our sewer operation was the only area we really discussed. We’re in need of more attention as far as trying to operate the plant and the system within our budget.”

The village will also be moving forward with improvements to it water lines through funds from the Louisiana Clean Water Enrichment Fund.

“We’ll be doing some water line upgrades,” Clifton said. “We have some dead ends we are trying to fix up so water stays moving, stays fresh.”

The board also discussed the ongoing efforts of its Loreauville Community Project and the accomplishment of one of the effort’s aims.

“We’re ordering our new playground equipment,” Clifton said. “In fact, we’re sending that check off tomorrow. So our first big goal has been reached.”

Planning is already underway for the LCP Christmas in the Village event, as well as a few other community gatherings.

“We’re planning a back to school bash on Aug. 10 in the park,” Clifton said. “We’ll have fun jumps and popsicles for the kids. It will be a free event.”

The board also approved a cooperative endeavor agreement between the village and the Loreauville Fire Department to allow the department to use the village’s 2010 Chevy truck as a service vehicle.

The village purchased a new truck for its use which was received last week using funds from the village’s franchise fee with CLECO.


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