With a gallery full of visitors it was standing room only at the April Anacoco Town Council meeting.
First up on the agenda was the approval of Ordinance No. 02-2019 - Village of Anacoco Liquor and Alcoholic Beverages Sales and Consumption.
Councilwoman Laverne Miers made the motion to approve the ordinance, seconded by Councilman John Schraven.
The council discussed the issues that needed to be included in the monthly police jury requests to include Beaver Road and a pothole on Luke and Anacoco Roads.
The council will also ask the police jury to run the road grader along Luke and Anacoco Roads and along Luke Road into Ross Road.
Councilwoman Miers gave a list of upcoming events in Anacoco for the month of April.
The annual Anacoco Spring Parade will be held Saturday, April 13 at 11 AM.
Vendors will be on hand before the parade for anyone who wants to come out early.
On Saturday, April 20 the Hicks Crystal Springs Church will be having an Easter Egg hunt and a community gospel singing at the gazebo.
On Tuesday, April 23 CASA will visit the town hall for the Town of Anacoco to sign a Resolution acknowledging April as Child Abuse Awareness month and they will put pinwheels in front of the town hall along Hwy 171.
Vernon Parish Police Jury District Representative Marvin Hilton was on hand to report to the council that the West Street ditch and culvert project is done.
Jody Browning gave the water report to the council and informed them that it will cost approximately $25,000 to repair well number one that has been out of order for three years.
A representative came to test the pump and found the pump and pipes were bad and gave the estimated cost to replace the pump and pipes.
Anacoco Police Chief Jerry Waller informed the council that Crystal Springs Church was broken into last week and he wants to encourage that if residents see any suspicious activity to call and report it.
Waller also reported that there has been someone sleeping behind the storage buildings and quite a few dogs have been roaming around town.
Waller said that Anacoco has a leash law and citizens need to follow the law.
In the last several weeks Waller has taken several dogs to the pound because they are roaming.
Councilman Shraven reported that concrete has been donated for the Veterans Memorial Park slab.
Mayor Keith Lewing gave a special ‘thank you’ to Nathan Akridge for his work and dedication with the Veterans Memorial Park.
Akridge was the Public Affairs Officer for 3rd Brigade but was recently transferred to Fort Hood, Texas. Akridge made the journey from Fort Hood to be present at the groundbreaking last Saturday.
The next Anacoco Town Council meeting will be held May 6 at 7 PM.