After 21 months, the Village of Maurice is operating out of its City Hall again.
The building was destroyed by the flood of August 2016. Since that time, the village has been working with state and federal officials to get the building repaired and remodeled.
"It is with great pleasure that I write this email from the remodeled City Hall," Mayor Wayne Theriot wrote to us. " After twenty one months we are back in the City Hall building. We may be working out of totes and box the next few days but it is good to be back in the building. We have done some rearranging of work space to better function. We will have our monthly court session tomorrow in the court/meeting room. Our monthly general meeting will be held on June 20, 2018 and all are invited to come to the meeting and take a look at the renovated building."
The police department relocated into their building last month, and the temporary trailer has been removed from the front of their building. The administrative temporary trailer should be moved this week, the mayor says.
The mayor thanked everyone for making the best of a bad situation.
"We tried to do the best that we could under the circumstances. We hope that we never have to experience that situation again," he wrote.