BAKER — The City Council voted 3-1 Tuesday night, with one member absent, to set Halloween trick-or-treating hours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Children may stop only at homes with lights on, the council decided.
Councilman Charles Vincent voted against trick-or-treating because, he said, children would be in danger of getting “bad candy” while “in the streets dressed poorly as witches and devils.”
Other matters coming before the council Tuesday night included:
FLOOD INSURANCE: Baker residents will receive a 10 percent reduction in flood insurance premiums because the city is participating in the National Flood Insurance Program.
As of Oct. 1, Baker improved its Community Rating System from Class 9 to Class 8 by implementing flood plain management programs to reduce exposure to flood damage, officials said
Pam Lightfoot presented a plaque to Mayor Harold Rideau marking the occasion on behalf of the National Flood Insurance Program and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region 6.
CONDEMNATIONS: Six properties in various stages of neglect are under consideration for condemnation proceedings, officials said.
They are 2142 Chamberlain Ave., 4411 Ashland St., the swimming pool at 3806 Charry Drive, and 3308, 4451 and 4477 Baker Blvd.
Property at 1726 Chamberlain Ave. was cleared and removed from the list, officials said.