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Mayor of Opelousas presents plan to spend $2.9 Million in federal funding

Opelousas budget committee
Posted at 12:31 AM, Mar 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-15 07:28:37-04

Mayor Julius Alsandor presented his plan for spending millions in federal funds Monday night to the Opelousas city budget committee.

"As the two major entities or resources for the City of Opelousas and that's our water and sewage plant and address some of our needs and roads as well. But those two there needs some attention and many of our money is going to be going ti the water and sewage plant."

Although water and sewage lines are the top priority, the city is looking at other options for infrastructure improvements like road and park improvements.

Opelousas Fed Funds plans

"This money is good a starter for where we to go," said Alsandor. "There is still a lot more to do, there is still a lot more money we get through grants and capital outlay, but we are going to do the best we can with what we are working with."

After the presentation, budget committee chair Charles Cummings said he was in favor of the Mayor's plan.

"Tonight we got a plan handed to us right there. I like it," Cummings said. "I would also like to see more money set aside for outside contractors coming and help our guys keep up with the broken water lines. But I think, all in all, it was a very good meeting and I like the mayor's suggestions. I think we will be able to work with it."

The plan goes to the full city council for consideration on April 12.