ST. FRANCISVILLE — Wilson “Slim” Williams Jr., who worked for the town of St. Francisville for 37 years, died Nov. 8, two days before he was to be recognized at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting.
Instead, Town Attorney Jesse Means read a Resolution of Memoriam to recognize Williams’ contributions, with a dozen of his family and friends attending Tuesday’s meeting. Williams retired in October and passed away from complications due to diabetes.
Williams worked in the town’s Maintenance Department primarily as a back-hoe operator and a driver of various vehicles.
In the resolution, Williams was lauded for his attendance record through the years, his genuine appreciation for his job and his pride in his quality of work. He was recognized for his pleasant and cooperative manner and his ability to get along with coworkers and the town’s residents.
“He was a good man and a good worker and he will be missed by everybody,” Mayor Billy D’Aquilla said after extending condolences to Williams’ family.
In other action, the board approved two ordinances updating the town’s subdivision regulations and Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. The measures were recommended by the Planning Commission.
D’Aquilla said the city has applied for a state grant to help fund the replacement of a reserve water well on Prosperity Street. The estimated cost of the well, known as Well No. 4, is $782,000, although that cost will likely be lower because materials from the existing well can be salvaged for the new one.
D’Aquilla said the town will borrow up to $800,000 from the Bank of St. Francisville, similar to a line of credit, for the well project.
D’Aquilla said bids for the Barnett Road bridge repairs will be opened by the next meeting on Nov. 24.