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.
Parish Council Introduces Ambulance Provider Ordinance
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.
Group Home Proposal Not Approved
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.
Parish Council, President Prepare For Court Battle
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.
Council Selects Red, Clavier To Leadership Positions
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.
Parish Moving Forward Despite Disagreements, Bellard Says
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.
St. Landry Parish Council Operating Without Newly-selected Chairman and Vice-chairman
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.
Council Members Debate Abandoned Group Home
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.
Parish Council Member Requests Animal Control Investigations By Sheriff, DA
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.
St. Landry Parish Government Signs Intergovernmental Agreement With Sewer and Drainage Districts.
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.
New Parish Registrar Will Be Sworn In Friday
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…
St. Landry Parish Government Investigator Makes First Arrest in Animal Cruelty Case
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
St. Landry Animal Control Will Be Closed Until Further Notice
Parish Council Provides Help For Residential Areas
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.
Current PSC Commissioner Says He Supports Reasonable Amounts of Solar Power Generation
Mike Francis isn’t opposed to solar energy, as long as power from the sun is generated in what he feels are reasonable amounts.
Parish Officials Implement Burn Ban
St. Landry Parish Government has issued a burn ban in the parish effective Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
Former City Employee Says Officials Neglected To Properly Fund Canal Cleaning
A former Opelousas public works director said city officials have negligent in allocating enough funding to clean regularly, the array of currently-clogged municipal canals.
Council Approves Naming Visitors Center After Dupre
A proposed visitors center located at the St. Landry Veterans Memorial will be named after Opelousas businessman Bobby Dupre.
Stelly Appointed Registrar During Tight Balloting
In a close vote amid a meeting room packed with spectators and tense drama Wednesday night, Byron Stelly was named the new St. Landry Parish Council voting registrar.
Parish Registrar Candidates Answer Questions From Council Members
Two candidates seeking to become the new St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters presented their qualifications and were questioned extensively by parish council members during a special meeting Tuesday night.
Parish Registrar Issues To Be Discussed By Council
The possible selection for the St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters will be the key issue facing the Parish Council at separate meetings scheduled this week.
New Garbage Collection Provider Starts Oct. 1
Company officials with Bayou State Waste say they are ready to begin providing parishwide curbside residential and commercial garbage collection beginning Oct. 1.
Opelousas-Area Resident Tired of Asking For Property Cleanups
Unusually high grass and blighted residences in an area north of Opelousas are testing the patience of a woman who says she is tired asking St. Landry Parish government for assistance in mitigating the situation.
Registrar of Voters Handles Complaint Volume
The St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters Office now handles about 50 telephone calls a day and despite the volume, that’s good news, says acting registrar Lauren Jones.
Parish Council Reappoints Two Commission Members and Advertises for Registrar
The St. Landry Parish Council unanimously re-appointed two members of the Solid Waste Commission during a regular monthly meeting Wednesday night.
Important Annoucement From St. Landry Animal Control
Important Notice: The St. Landry Animal Control has closed intake for all animals for at least two weeks.
Erosion, Drainage Projects Improve South St. Landry
A combination of drainage district and parish government funding is being used to fund soil infrastructure improvement projects in separate areas of rural St. Landry Parish, according to council member Wayne Ardoin.
St. Landry Parish Government Announces Four Animal Control Public Meetings Across The Parish.
Meetings, for local St. Landry residents to voice their concerns regarding the proposed animal control ordinance, have been scheduled. Please click to read the schedule.
Proposed St. Landry Parish Animal Control Ordinance Introduced at Public Meeting
A proposed St. Landry Parish animal control ordinance introduced at a public hearing Tuesday night is aimed primarily at licensing small animal breeders that parish president Jessie Bellard says require tighter regulation.
Public Meeting For Residents Regarding Proposed Animal Control Ordinance To Be Held on Tuesday
ST. LANDRY PARISH, LA — Public meeting will be held for residents to voice opinions on the proposed animal control ordinance.
Parish Government Starts July 4 Weekend Celebration Friday Night
St. Landry Parish president Jessie Bellard thinks it’s time for parish residents to re-engage in a celebration and the parish government party he plans to sponsor is scheduled to accomplish that beginning Friday night.
Confederate Monument Leaving Courthouse for New Parish Home
After spending 102 years at its current St. Landry Parish Courthouse location, the Confederate Monument appears destined for a new home several miles away, according the parish president Jessie Bellard.
URGENT / St. Landry Community Action offering assistance with past due balances until the end of June.
With the aid of the Louisiana LIHEAP American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) Supplemental Funding, The St. Landry Community Action Agency is offering assistance with past due balances.
Council Will Select New Registrar of Voters
Cheryl Milburn, who became the current Registrar of Voters in 2014, told Council members on Wednesday night that she plans to retire effective July 22.
St. Landry Parish Government Announces “St. Landry BBQ Festival” for Fourth of July Weekend.
This Fourth of July weekend, make plans for live local music, carnival rides, a barbecue cook-off, and a large firework display.
St. Landry, LA — St. Landry Parish officials install cameras in the parish to catch litter violators
A Litter Problem in St. Landry Parish.
Courthouse Square Makeover
The St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square is destined to look differently in the next few months as parish government officials plan to display a currently hidden historic artifact, perhaps remove another and add a statute whose name is quite familiar.
Council Member Wants Apartment Owners to Become More Responsible
One St. Landry Parish Council member is asking parish government officials to investigate why trash stuffed inside apartment complex dumpsters is apparently continuing to spread onto nearby residential properties.
Despite a St. Landry Parish Council resolution overwhelming passed Wednesday night, just how long a 102-year-old Confederate monument remains on St. Landry Parish Courthouse property is still undetermined.
Parish President Says Public Money Might Be Needed to Move Monument
St. Landry Parish president Jessie Bellard is not in favor of using public funding to move a Confederate monument off the Courthouse Square, but he admits he might not be any other choice.