St. Landry Parish Government - Working Together for Better Communities

THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT IT WILL HOLD THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEE MEETINGS LISTED BELOW ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014, STARTING AT 6PM AT THE OLD CITY MARKET LOCATED AT 131 W. BELLEVUE STREET, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA.

6:00pm   Public Works Committee Meeting
Immediately following Public Works Committee Meeting: Administrative / Finance Committee Meeting    

Keeping Opelousas and the parish clean will get a little cheaper because of two donated vehicles from the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District. The trucks aren’t new, but they include a new, environmentally friendly and cost-effective option — they are powered by compressed natural gas, or CNG. That fuel comes at a discount because it is a byproduct of the parish landfill in the Beggs community. Solid Waste is converting waste methane captured from its landfill into CNG equal to about 250 gallons of gasoline a day. District officials say more capacity is possible.

The St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial — a project 10 years in the making that has experienced setbacks and obstacles over the years — has announced its opening ceremony. Pat Mason-Guillory said a formal dedication ceremony has been set for 6 p.m. Sept. 10. “There is still a lot of work to do on the park, but for the dedication, it’s ready,” she said Wednesday. “The granite facing panels are up; the seals are in place. We are ready to go,” said Mason-Guillory, who has headed the project since it began in 2004. The committee had hoped to dedicate the monument on Memorial Day.

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