Posted: Nov 17, 2010 8:26 AM by Nichole Larkey
Updated: Nov 17, 2010 9:31 PM
MELVILLE, La. (AP) - Citizens of the small St. Landry Parish community of Melville are planning a final effort to save the town's ferry service, which is scheduled to end Dec. 31.
A rally for those who would like to keep the ferry running across the Atchafalaya River will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 23 on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol.
The Melville ferry is one of four targeted for closure by the state's Commission on Streamlining Government in an effort to cut about $5 million in expenses.
While closing down the Melville Ferry may save money, Melville's Mayor-elect Willie Haynes tells The Daily World that it would also cause a hardship for citizens who depend on it every day.