DONALDSONVILLE — Visitors to the city’s new website soon will be able to view minutes from city council meetings past and present, as well as a new video tour of the seat of Ascension Parish.
The council voted 4-0 Tuesday to accept a bid from MCCI to scan the city’s archived government meeting minutes, and to begin digitizing current meeting minutes.
According to the terms of the agreement, the city would pay about $8,700 to have MCCI scan the city meeting minutes archive, and also begin scanning current meeting minutes at a $500 annual rate, with charges of $1 per page scanned and a 35-cent storage fee per page.
Once the minutes are scanned, they will then be available for public viewing on the city’s website, www.donaldsonville-la.gov.
Louisiana Development Ready Cities volunteer co-chairwoman Robyn Penn Delaney said Tuesday that filming of the video tour for the website wrapped earlier this month.
The production company that is producing the video free of charge to the city should have it ready in 8 to 10 weeks, Delaney said.
In other news, the council voted to have its legal counsel meet with area pastors to draft paperwork for a sports summer camp to be held at the Lemann Memorial Center.
The Mega Sports Plus camp would be July 28-Aug. 1, the Rev. Roland Julien said. Admission would be free to children ages 5 to 15.
“We’d have local churches and some from across the (Mississippi) River taking part,” Julien said. “We’d also have local businesses take part to sponsor the camp.”
At the camp, children would take part in sports activities while also learning about scripture and establishing good moral values, said Blake Melancon, pastor of The Rock Church in St. Amant, who has held similar camps at his church.
“If it goes well, we’d look at expanding it to a creative arts camp as well,” Melancon said.