A community workshop last Thursday at the West Baton Rouge Parish Museum brought about 75 people together to discuss three projects for the implementation of the City of Port Allen’s Smart Growth Master Plan.
Port Allen police are investigating a Thursday evening drive-by shooting that took place on N. 14th St. near a basketball court full of young people, and arrested a man for an unrelated shooting Saturday that left a Port Allen man injured.
Thursday evening, between 6-7 p.m., according to Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown, police officers responded to a call at the basketball court area on N. 14th street.
The Port Allen city council has unanimously approved an ordinance whereby newly hired police officer trainees must enter into a two-year contract with the city.
If the police officer trainee chooses to break that contract, the ordinance states that they must, “reimburse the City of Port Allen for the total costs incurred and expended for his/her training, including the costs of personal protective equipment and uniforms.”
Upon completion of their school year in May, Holy Family School began preparing for its new year by making strides into the future of the school, but in commemoration of its 65th year anniversary, faculty and staff have taken special care to celebrate the school’s past.
The Addis Town Council voted Wednesday to raise the town’s sewer impact fee by more than four times the original rate after hearing a recommendation by the town’s engineer.
Oscar Boudreaux, Addis Town Engineer, said that the town is currently charging a $350 sewer impact fee per lot, which is “about 30 percent of the old number and a lot less than the new number” of $1,500.