Story Archives: City council gets project updates
|City council gets project updates|
The landscape of the city is changing by leaps and community centers with planned and ongoing projects throughout the areaŚ projects initiated by Winnsboro Mayor Jack Hammons.
Heath McGuffee of Myer, Myer, LaCroix and Hixson, an Alexandria engineering firm, presented an update for the ongoing projects in Winnsboro to city council members at their Feb. 16 meeting.
The new community center will be old located in the old Jitney Jungle store on Adams Street.
According to alderman Richard Mahoney, the community center project is in its beginning stages with plans to open within the next year.
The 2009 street improvements project is currently ongoing with plans to lay asphalt on Adams Street. The Winnsboro Community Center parking lot is also scheduled for asphalt within the next week.
Contractors working on the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project are currently conducting an inspection of sewer lines within in the city and rehabilitating damaged line segments.
Main Street Manager Kay LaFrance-Knight updated board members on the progress of the Post Office Museum, located in the former Winnsboro Post Office on Prairie Street.
The museum will also serve as the home office of the Winnsboro-Franklin Parish Chamber of Commerce.
The sidewalk projects along Havard Street in Winnsboro are complete and recently passed inspection by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
The board of aldermen passed a resolution to accept full responsibility for the liability and maintenance of the completed sidewalks.
Winnsboro resident Jonathan Franklin requested 45 days to finish reconstruction of his residence before the board begins the process of condemning the structure. The board unanimously approved a motion to grant Franklin 60 days to complete reconstruction after a building permit is obtained.
Board member Rex McCarthy presided as mayor pro tem for Hammons.