Parish-wide financial assistance will potentially be required during 2024 inside the boundaries of two taxing districts
The St. Landry Parish Council hereby gives notice that it will hold the following special meeting listed below on Tuesday, November 21st, 2023, starting at 5:00pm located at the old city market at 131 W. Bellevue Street, Opelousas, La. The St. Landry Parish Council hereby gives notice that it will hold the following special meeting Read More…
The St. Landry Parish Council members’ proposed pay raise may have to wait for 2025 to be collected.
The St. Landry Parish Waste Commission plans to examine methods of reducing the amount of uncollected garbage left along roadsides, according to Commission executive director Richard LeBouef.
Although no vote was officially taken on this suggestion, Opelousas Historic District Commission members essentially agree that the current role of the organization will probably become more crucial.
(Editor’s Note: The reprint of this story which first appeared on the St. Landry Now.com website contains a correction about the Confederate monument committee. The error is regretted. The correction is one we are pleased to make.)
A lost letter apparently mailed by an Opelousas businessman to the parish months ago, suggests a possible solution for a courthouse Confederate monument issue that has been debated for over a year and a half.
THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT IT WILL HOLD THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2023, STARTING AT 5:00 P.M. FOLLOWING REGULAR MEETING LISTED BELOW ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2023, STARTING AT 6:00 P.M. LOCATED AT THE OLD CITY MARKET LOCATED AT 131 W. BELLEVUE STREET, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA.
A St. Landry Parish Council Committee has approved the application for a communications tower that will be located off La. 167 in order to provide better phone communication for area residents and vehicles that are traveling on Interstate 49.
It took nearly five months of discussion both publicly and privately, but it appears the St. Landry Parish Council is prepared to provide raises for both Council clerks.
The St. Landry Parish Council agrees to hire Defense Attorney to represent parish officials.
THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT IT WILL HOLD THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2023, STARTING AT 5:00 P.M.
THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT IT WILL HOLD THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2023, STARTING AT 6:00 P.M. LOCATED AT THE OLD CITY MARKET LOCATED AT 131 W. BELLEVUE STREET, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA. AGENDA
St. Landry Parish Council members are scheduled to convene Wednesday at 6 p.m. to discuss possible parish wide voter precinct changes.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING has been called and will be held as stated below: DATE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2023TIME: 6:00 P.M.LOCATION: OLD CITY MARKET, 131 W. BELLEVUE St.-OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA 70570 These are important meetings and you are urged to attend. BY ORDER OF THE ST. Read More…
Political Newcomer Michael Fontenot Formally Announces His Candidacy for District 9 Parish Council Member
Maintaining 900-plus miles of roads on a limited budget requires innovative methods of financing, a dilemma that St. Landry Parish president Jessie Bellard says his administration is constantly seeking to solve .
Parish President Jessie Bellard and District 9 Councilman Wayne Ardoin checked out the overlay work on Tom Schexnader Road this week.
The St. Landry Parish Council has drafted an ordinance which intends to create a parish-wide Planning Commission which focuses on commercial and land development along the midway Interstate 49 corridor.
Get ready for an amazing lineup of live music featuring the talented Gerald Gruenig & Gentilly Zydeco, and Three Thirty Seven! They’ll have you dancing and grooving all evening long.
Margie Randall has devoted much of her life in different locations, to curbing dog and cat overpopulation, a concern that she now feels is becoming more difficult to manage.
BOBBY ARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer St. Landry Parish president Jessie Bellard announced on Thursday afternoon that he has signed and adopted a 2023 parish government budget that reflects a 10 percent reduction to the general fund. Bellard indicated that he was prepared to impose a budget veto on Wednesday night after Council members narrowly adopted a Read More…
THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT IT WILL HOLD THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2023, STARTING AT 5:00 P.M.
The battle over a 2023 St. Landry Parish operating budget continued Wednesday night.
A state district court ruling has delayed an attempt by the St. Landry Parish Council to hire a human resources specialist to investigate a series of parish government employee terminations that have occurred since 2020.
The St. Landry Parish Council has introduced an ordinance which intends to create an emergency service advisory board which establishes regulations for licensing parish wide ambulance service.
A proposed group home that would provide living accommodations north of Opelousas for young girls has not received approval from the St. Landry Parish Council after residents living nearby have indicated that they are opposed to the operation of the facility.
The St. Landry Parish Council and parish president Jessie Bellard have scheduled a meeting later this month, but their combined appearances won’t occur during a committee or regularly-scheduled meeting.
After a pair of close elections Jerry Red Jr. and Coby Clavier will control the gavels at regular St. Landry Parish Council meetings in 2023.
Although at times it might seem personal between him and Parish Council members, parish president Jessie Bellard says it’s best to ignore their arguments that sometimes become published reports.
The St. Landry Parish Council will continue to operate without a newly-selected chairman and vice-chairman, at least for the next couple of weeks.
St. Landry Parish Council members are considering what action to pursue in connection with a currently abandoned house west of Opelousas that one resident says became a nuisance for her and her neighbors.
A St. Landry Parish Council member is asking for Sheriff Bobby Guidroz and District Attorney Chad Pitre to complete an investigation which alleges illegal seizures of dogs from a Sunset-area residence and the alleged falsifying of a search warrant by parish animal control investigators.
An intergovernmental agreement was signed by St. Landry Parish Government, St. Landry Parish Sewer District No. 1, and Ward One South Gravity Drainage District No. 1 that produced the funding for the maintenance of drainage laterals and sewer collection systems.
You are cordially invited to attend the Inauguration of Byron Stelly as the St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters to be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at the Delta Grand Theater. A St. Landry Parish Council meeting was held on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, where a motion was made by Councilman Wayne Ardoin, seconded Read More…
In September, Animal Control was notified of a malnourished and mistreated dog in the Lewisburg area. An Animal Control officer responded to the call and assessed the animal, which was found in a small kennel with no access to food or water.
St. Landry Animal Control Will Be Closed Until Further Notice
Parish government assistance is potentially on the way for residents living inside Fleur Des Coteau and Royal Garden Subdivisions, while individuals on Rainbow Drive and Pebble Road near Evangeline Downs, are scheduled to have roadway barricades removed.
Mike Francis isn’t opposed to solar energy, as long as power from the sun is generated in what he feels are reasonable amounts.
St. Landry Parish Government has issued a burn ban in the parish effective Tuesday, October 4, 2022.