BOBBY eARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer A month of occasionally contentious debate among representatives for a rural home developer and residents living alongside the proposed project ended Thursday night when the St. Landry Parish unanimously approved during a special meeting the construction of 20 homes on Sunflower Lane. The proposed 10.35 acre, 20-single home subdivision off La. 104 west of Read More…
A Public Council Meeting will be held as follows: PLACE OF MEETING: City of Opelousas Municipal Plaza Meeting Room, 105 N. Main Street, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570. PLACE OF MEETING: City of Opelousas Municipal Plaza Meeting Room, 105 N. Main Street, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570. This month’s Council Meeting will be available for live-streamed viewing on the www.cityofopelousas.com website. Temperatures will be taken Read More…
There’s money available to help provide recreational repurposing in North City Park and one city elected official wants to secure funding to create a walking trail for residents living in the area.
A public meeting will be held as follows:
DATE: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
PLACE OF MEETING: City of Opelousas Municipal Plaza Meeting Room, 105 N. Main Street, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570.
BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA
MONDAY – OCTOBER 9, 2023
The Opelousas Board of Aldermen approved on Wednesday night a number of prospective commercial, educational and enterprise ventures which due to their locations, required discussion, annexation and variances.
A public meeting will be held as follows:
DATE: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 TIME: 5:00 p.m.
PLACE OF MEETING: City of Opelousas Municipal Plaza Council Chambers, l05 N. Main Street, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570.
This meeting is also available for live-stream viewing on www.cityofopelousas.com. Archived/Recorded videos of the meetings can be viewed on the Historic Opelousas Facebook page. Click for Meeting Agenda
Members of a Board of Aldermen General Services Committee listened to complaints about municipal canal drainage Tuesday night, while questioning whether golf carts should be allowed on roadways located inside an upscale neighborhood annexed by the City of Opelousas.
GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA – September 5, 2023
St. Landry Parish Government is thrilled to announce the Ag Arena Stage Unveiling Concert, set to take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the St. Landry Ag Arena, located at 1939 W. Landry Street in Opelousas, Louisiana.
Opelousas municipal employees told Board of Aldermen members Wednesday night that the passage of a proposed Nov. 18 millage increase is necessary for them to afford cost of living necessities.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a Special Meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Opelousas, State of Louisiana, has been ordered and called and will be held at their regular meeting place in the Meeting Room at City Hall Municipal Plaza, 105 N. Main Street, Opelousas, Louisiana, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at Five-thirty (5:30) o’clock P.M.
Opelousas residents who own property inside the corporate limits are being asked on Nov. 18 to approve an additional property millage that is proposed for providing the city with an assortment of additional revenues.
Please see the agenda for the meeting of the Opelousas Board of Aldermen set for Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 5PM at the City of Opelousas Municipal Plaza Council Chambers.
Opelousas Aldermen Budget Committee members agreed Tuesday night that it’s time to raise the salaries for city employees, while further discussing the possibility of asking municipal homeowners to approve a property millage increase.
Many Opelousas residents will soon begin examining their monthly bills for possible increases that city officials say will assist in paying for municipal water and sewerage upgrades.
OPELOUSAS BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA – August 1, 2023.
A proposed large-scale new residential housing development behind Interstate 49 has been cleared for development by the Opelousas Board of Aldermen.
St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Milton Batiste III says that he intends to remain as a member of the Opelousas Board of Aldermen until another person is elected to replace him.
Click to view the agenda for the upcoming public meeting of the Opelousas City Council …
Opelousas attorney Tommy DeJean speaks to the St. Landry Parish Council on Wednesday night on monument removal matter.
NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a Special Meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Opelousas, State of Louisiana, has been ordered and called and will be held at their regular meeting place in the Meeting Room at City Hall Municipal Plaza, 105 N. Main Street, Opelousas, Louisiana, on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at 2:00 o’clock P.M.
The Board of Aldermen voted this week to provide the owners of properties located on Sandoz and Attakapas streets at least 90 more days in order to begin upgrading the houses they own before making a final decision on condemnation and demolition.
Late Sunday night alcohol consumption and sales in Opelousas will now be reduced by two hours following a near unanimous decision by the Board of Aldermen.
The Opelousas Board of Alderman are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. – Click to view the agenda.
Opelousas water system customers have less than a month remaining before increased monthly costs for water and sewerage consumption become effective.
The heating and air conditioning units inside the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center have apparently begun displaying the type of antiquity that can be found in many of the exhibits that executive director Patrice Melnick enjoys displaying daily inside the museum building.
A budget committee has recommended sending to the Opelousas Board of Aldermen for further consideration a city administration plan that suggests spending $2.9 million in remaining American Rescue Acr funding.
Please see the Agenda for the City of Opelousas Budget Committee Meeting to be held Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 6:00PM at City Hall in downtown Opelousas.Opelousas.
The Opelousas Board of Aldermen is prepared to consider on May 9 a proposed ordinance which intends to electronically enforce vehicle speeding violations on municipal streets and roadways.
Opelousas city officials have agreed to become part of a statewide pilot program that intends to develop a long-range municipal transportation plan.
Elected city officials might have their own plans for spending an approximate $2.9 that remains in American Rescue Act revenues, but Opelousas Mayor Julius Alsandor says the money should be spent on infrastructure projects that he contends are long overdue.
The long process for refurbishing downtown Opelousas began this week as elected city officials approved a pair of ordinances that intend to bring vibrancy and rehabilitation for currently vacant buildings and prepare them for commercial use.
Several Opelousas citizens expressed their displeasure before city officials Tuesday night as they described yards soaked with water and in some cases extended waits for overseeing the connection of commercial sewer lines.
With a vote of four to one, the Abandoned Building Ordinance was passed by the Opelousas City Council last night.
Opelousas Mayor Julius Alsandor told members of a Budget Committee on Monday night that city residents should expect to soon see an increase for their monthly city water bills.
If Opelousas firefighters don’t receive a pay raise anytime soon, the department, says interim Fire Chief Richard Joseph, will continue losing experienced personnel.
A transitional woman’s home scheduled to be located at 221 West Bertheaud Avenue was approved last week to begin operation by the Opelousas Board of Aldermen.
Last night was disappointing to the many who support the vacant commercial building ordinance. With over 60 vacant buildings in our economic corridor the city leadership passed on an opportunity to make a bold statement for the city’s future.
-Gretchen Erlingson, Opelousas, LA-
Unoccupied downtown buildings in Opelousas won’t be subjected – at least for now – to any ordinance restrictions proposing to rehabilitate the structures and prepare them potentially for commercial use.