Members of the West Baton Rouge Parish Fire Protection Sub District #2 voted unanimously to hire a lobbyist to help promote state legislation concerning the sales tax distribution among the parish’s fire districts. The vote, which adjusted the budget by $15,000 to allow Brusly Mayor, and Fire Sub District #2 CEO, Joey Normand to hire the attorney, or lobbyist, was held Monday evening during a special meeting, which took place before the town of Brusly’s regular meeting.
On October 26, Renee Murdoch of Brusly, a missionary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was brutally attacked and nearly beaten to death by a homeless man while she was exercising along the city’s Barra beach, according to her husband, Philip Murdoch.
But the latest reports show that Renee is in the process of recovering after being in a coma for days due to severe swelling of the brain.
Motorists on La. 1 this month will be stopped and asked to complete an online survey regarding a proposed La. 1/La. 415 connector upon returning home.
Parish President Riley “Pee Wee” Berthelot said the survey, part of an investment-grade study through global, Massachusetts-based company CDM Smith, will ask questions like: Do they take La. 1 over the Intracoastal Canal daily? Would they be willing to pay a toll?
When the state released the school performance scores last week, West Baton Rouge Parish school system employees were expecting good news – but what they received was even better than they had hoped.
District Performance Scores showed that the WBR School District leaped nearly 10 points – right into the listing of a “B” graded school system.
Recreational parks in the parish may see several improvements in 2013, according to a 2013 West Baton Rouge Parish Council budget introduced last week.
In August, parish officials reported vandalism of several parks, including William & Lee Park in Port Allen and Myhand Park in Addis.