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ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT PUBLIC HEARING

The St. Landry Parish Government hereby gives notice that it will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Old City Market located at 131 W. Bellevue Street, Opelousas, Louisiana.

The hearing is for the purpose of receiving any and all objections from the general public in connection with the following:

5:45pm ORDINANCE NO. 2014-014 AN ORDINANCE OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH CODE OF ORDINANCES: THE 2015 PROPOSED BUDGET FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT

REGULAR MONTHLY  MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING has been called and will be held as stated below:
DATE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
LOCATION: OLD CITY MARKET, 131 W. BELLEVUE ST., OPELOUSAS, LA

AGENDA

These are important meetings and you are urged to attend.BY ORDER OF ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL /s/ Hurlin Dupre, Chairman Arlissa Taylor, Council Clerk
St. Landry Parish Council
P.O. Drawer 100, Opelousas, LA 70570
Telephone Number: 337-942-6863
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact Arlissa Taylor or Laycie Alfred at 337-942-6863 describing the assistance that is necessary.

BOBBY ARDOIN SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE
Dec. 11, 2014
OPELOUSAS
An ordinance creating an economic and taxing district south of Opelousas was passed unanimously at Wednesday’s St. Landry Parish Council meeting. New retail businesses and hotels locating in the 700-acre Harry Guilbeau Area Economic District will collect an extra two-cent sales tax to fund a proposed events center to be located within the district, said Bill Rodier, executive director of the St. Landry Economic and Development District. Businesses currently located in the rural areas of the parish currently collect a 9.75 percent sales tax. Customers at new businesses and hotels that locate inside the Harry Guilbeau Area Economic District will pay 11.75 percent in sales tax effective Jan. 1.

The additional tax won’t apply to businesses already located within the district, Rodier said. Most of the district lies along the corridor of the Harry Guilbeau highway, a paved single-lane road that connects La. 182 and Interstate 49 about four miles south of Opelousas. Parish President Bill Fontenot said a six-member administrative board will oversee collection of taxes within the district. The parish council, Opelousas board of aldermen and parish president will each have two representatives on the board, Fontenot said. Council member Wayne Ardoin said the city has agreed to supply water to businesses and residences that will be located in the district.

Harold Foreman, one of the owners of Blue Sky Development Corporation, which owns property inside the Harry Guilbeau District, said Wednesday’s council action allows parish government to apply to the state legislature in 2015 for $10 million for infrastructure improvement assistance. Foreman said Blue Sky and Michael Broussard, who developed the Clois du Bois subdivision that abuts the Harry Guilbeau District, are donating 60 acres for an events center and an adjoining recreation vehicle park. The proposed 3,000-seat events center, Foreman said, will be used for horse shows, concerts and sporting events. Proceeds from the tax will be used to build the center, Foreman said. Developers, said Rodier, have already expressed interest about locating businesses and residential neighborhoods in the district. “I think we will see some interest created in the first quarter of (2015),” Rodier said. “I expect the progress to be steady.”

* Link to the article in The Advocate

THE ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT IT WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014, AT 5:00PM AT OLD CITY MARKET LOCATED AT 131 W. BELLEVUE STREET, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA.
The hearings are for the purpose of receiving any and all objections from the general public in connection with the following:
 
5:00PM ORDINANCE NO. 2014-017: AN ORDINANCE LEVYING AN ADDITIONAL SALES TAX OF NOT EXCEEDING TWO PERCENT (2.00%) IN THE HARRY GUILBEAU AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, ST. LANDRY PARISH, LOUISIANA. 
 
5:15PM ORDINANCE NO. 2014-018: AN ORDINANCE LEVYING AN ADDITIONAL HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX OF NOT EXCEEDING TWO PERCENT (2.00%) IN THE HARRY GUILBEAU AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, ST. LANDRY PARISH, LOUISIANA.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT will hold a SPECIAL MEETING and will be held as stated below:

DATE: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
TIME: 5:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Old City Market, 131 W. Bellevue Street, Opelousas, LA for the following purposes, to wit:
1. Adopt Ordinance No. 2014-017: An Ordinance Levying an Additional Sales Tax of Not Exceeding Two Percent (2.00%) in the Harry Guilbeau Area Economic Development District, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.
2. Adopt Ordinance No. 2014-018: An Ordinance Levying an Additional Hotel Occupancy Tax of not Exceeding Two Percent (2.00%) in the Harry Guilbeau Area Economic Development District, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.

AGENDA

BY ORDER OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT /s/ W.K. Bill Fontenot, President

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact Arlissa Taylor or Laycie Alfred at 337-942-6863 describing the assistance that is necessary.

P U B L I C N O T I C E
THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT IT WILL HOLD THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEE MEETINGS LISTED BELOW ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014, STARTING AT 6PM AT THE OLD CITY MARKET LOCATED AT 131 W. BELLEVUE STREET, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA.

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

Agendas

These are important meetings and you are urged to attend.

BY ORDER OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL

/s/ Hurlin Dupre, Chairman

Arlissa Anne Taylor, Council Clerk, St. Landry Parish Council
P.O. Drawer 100, Opelousas, LA 70570

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact Arlissa Anne Taylor or Laycie Alfred at 337-942-6863 describing the assistance that is necessary.

 

  • One appointment to St. Landry Parish Agriculture Arena Authority to serve a five year term from 01-18-2015 to 01-18-2020.
  • Two appointments to St. Landry Waterworks District No. 2 (Rural) to serve a four year term from 01-01-2015 to 01-01-2019. (Sunset area)
  • Two appointments to Fire District No. 2 (Port Barre) to serve a two year term from 01-01-2015 to 01-01-2017.
  • Two appointments to Fire District No. 5 (Leonville/Arnaudville/Prairie Basse) to serve a two year term from 01-01-2015 to 01-01-2017.
  • Three appointments to Fire District No. 6 (Eunice) to serve a two year term from 01-01-2015 to 01-01-2017.
  • Two appointments to the St. Landry Parish Economic Development (SLED) to serve a three year term from 12-31-2014 to 12-31-2017.

    All applicants must be residents of St. Landry Parish and reside in the district of which they are applying to serve. Deadline for submission is December 30, 2014. Applications are available online at www.stlandryparish.org or at the Council’s Office at 131 West Bellevue St. in Opelousas. Deadline for applications is December 30, 2014. Contact the Council’s Office for more information at (337)942-6863.

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