Public documents copied by the school board office cost four school members a total of $57.50. They made a public records request and were charged 25 cents a copy.

Expensive request

The Vermilion Parish School Board has a written policy in place that will charge anyone who wants a copy of a public records request. Four school board members learned that there is no exception.
Four Vermilion Parish School Board members made a public records request on Feb. 20 to Vermilion Parish School Board Superintendent Jerome Puyau, requesting copies of public records dealing with 10 different school issues.

Repairs finished at city’s water plant

Repairs at Abbeville’s water treatment plant that led to the recent discoloration of water in the city have been completed.
Mayor Mark Piazza said Thursday afternoon that the crew working on replacing a large gear and bearing that turns the rake system for the clarifier completed its work late Wednesday.
That part of the system had to be taken out of service. That caused discoloration to the water in some areas of the city during the last couple of weeks. Piazza said it may take a couple of days for the system to clear out the discolored water.

Sounds on the Square kicks off spring session Thursday in Abbeville

Spring is officially underway.
With that, Sounds on the Square is returning this evening its spring run.
The event will be held today from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Magdalen Square in downtown Abbeville. Sponsored by the City of Abbeville, the outdoor concert series is free to the public.
“I invite everyone to come out,” Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza said. “We are looking forward to beautiful weather and a nice event.”
Forest Huval will take the stage to kick off Sounds on the Square.

Erath City Hall, Photo from

Erath Aldermen hire bill collector to collect unpaid utility bills; change in camper ordinance

ERATH — The town of Erath is getting serious with collecting outstanding debt owed to them by residents.
The aldermen approved the hiring of a collection company to try and recoup money owed to the town by residents who did not pay their water bill, electric bill or sewer bill.
The Louisiana Municipality Association (LMA) will charge the resident an additional 25 percent of the money the resident owes the town. If the resident owes the town $100 for a late bill and it is contacted by LMA asking for payment, the resident will now have to pay $125.


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