Jun 3, 2013 1:59 PM by Ian Auzenne
The Acadia Parish Police Jury and Crowley city officials have reached a seven-month agreement regarding fire protection for unincorporated parts of Crowley. The agreement allows Crowley fire fighters to respond to calls in Fire District 11, which is just outside of Crowley city limits. In exchange, the Police Jury will pay the city $200 per unit dispatched plus personnel costs and supply costs. The total amount paid by the parish is capped at $10,000.
Residents in Fire District 11 voted last month to approve a property tax to fund a fire station for the area. Police Jury Secretary-Treasurer Richard Latiolais says no timetable has been set for the opening of that station. However, he says that the station will be nearly complete by the time the agreement expires on January 15. "This is just a Band-Aid," Latiolais said.