GONZALES — The Police Department’s new station on Worthey Road is getting a roof, a week earlier than expected, a city official said Monday.
Chief Engineer Jackie Baumann said a third-party inspector will be checking in to make sure the process goes according to plans.
The city broke ground on the $4.3 million facility in April. When finished, it will nearly triple the amount of useable space for the Gonzales Police Department — from about 5,000 to more than 19,000 square feet, Police Chief Sherman Jackson has said.
The project is being funded by a $1 million state Community Development Block Grant, administered by Ascension Parish government, and $3.4 million from the city’s capital outlay budget, Mayor Barney Arceneaux has said.
In other news, Baumann reported that asphalt overlays to North Edenborne Road are complete and striping will begin soon. Baumann also said the Marchand water tower near East Ascension High School has been primed and painted and new logos will go up soon.
“The Spartan head will be back on the tower,” she said, “but with a nice, updated Gonzales logo next to it.”
In other business Monday, the city recognized Jamie Andrews, a teacher at East Ascension High School, for her part in organizing a care package collection with Vicky Stinson for her son, EAHS alumnus Christopher Stinson, and his unit serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army’s 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion.