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St. Landry Parish Council meets in special session today

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 11:07:43-04

The St. Landry Parish Council meets in special session today to talk about CARES funds.

The meeting starts at 5:45 p.m. in the Old City Market, 131 W. Bellevue Street, Opelousas. It will be followed by meetings of the Finance and Public Works committees.

The only item on the special agenda is a resolution which would authorize the parish administrators to sign an agreement with state to receive funds from the CARES Act. The CARES Act is the first federal aid package that was created by Congress to help citizens, governments, businesses and schools to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The resolution would also authorize the administrators to hand over whatever documents required to qualify for the funds, and to request direct payments from the state.

On the finance committee agenda are a name change for a health unit in Sunset, an attorney general opinion request regarding election expenses, and a drawdown of a solid waste grant.

On the public works committee agenda are discussion of applications received for spots on several parish boards, including: one appointment to St. Landry Parish Sewer District No. 1; six appointments to the Public Works Commission District Five; one appointment to the Faquetaique Gravity Drainage District No. 1; one appointment to the Bellevue & Coulee Crouche Gravity Drainage District No. 20; and one appointment to St. Landry Parish Housing Authority.