The Lafourche Parish Council could once again attempt to re-tackle the parish’s Community Action Office this week.
After more than a year of uncertainty around the office, its staff, advisory board members and services, Councilman Jerry Jones is sponsoring a resolution to seek help from the state’s Workforce Commission.
The council meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Mathews Government Complex, 4876 La. 1.
Jones’ resolution states that “in the absence of a viable Community Action Director the program is slowly deteriorating.”
The council rejected Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle’s nominee for a director last month over concerns that she hadn’t been vetted by the Community Action Advisory Board. The board, however, hasn’t held a meeting for more than six months and doesn’t have enough current members.
The council is also expected to vote Tuesday on removing two board members, including the acting president, and adding seven more.
The council may also revisit three budget amendments that would move $407,100 into the Heroes Park fund from three separate projects.
Interim Councilman Craig Jaccuzzo sponsored the amendments, despite pushback from other council members. Because Jaccuzzo was absent from the last meeting, the amendments were deferred.
Bids have also been collected for the Lockport boat launch renovation project. LA Contracting Enterprise, LLC is expected to be awarded the contract with a bid price of $138,228.
Tuesday’s agenda is online at www.lafourchegov.org.
Staff Writer Julia Arenstam can be reached at 448-7636 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @JuliaArenstam.