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Candidate forum held for Jeanerette mayor

Posted at 11:06 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 09:11:15-04

Jeanerette residents will elect a mayor this weekend. The three candidates met with voters during a forum on Tuesday.

Improving the water system is a top priority for candidates Carol Bourgeois and Acqueline Arnold. The two say they have plans to make those improvements happen.

“I say let’s pull the pipes up if that’s the issue and let’s go about whatever phasing it is,” Bourgeois said.

“There is capital outlay money that will allow us to start the process of possibly getting a new pipe. Getting the old pipe taken out and putting in the new,” Arnold said.

Mayor April Foulcard says the water improvements are already in the works. The incumbent says some of the work has already been done.

“It’s been a long process from where started. We are nearing the end of getting rid of this discolored water,” Foulcard said.

The candidates also discussed their long term plans for the city if elected.

“No game is won without a plan. That’s what I believe. So in four years or five years, I will have some things going, economically speaking, and also socially and on the moral side,” Bourgeois said.

“You will see in my run for four years, economic development, you will see image changing and you will see some revitalization happening within the city,” Arnold said.

“I’m going to continue to find resources to help equip our departments. also tapping into grant resources, to help beautify our city,” Foulcard said.

Election day is Saturday.