— Walker officials recently honored the members of the city’s Biddy Basketball team, which claimed a world championship earlier this month.

In a brief meeting on April 11, Mayor Rick Ramsey and the City Council presented certificates and a special city pin to the 9- and 10-year-old team members for their title win in the Biddy Ball World Championship Tournament held in Slidell.

Walker’s team, made up of all-stars selected by the city’s recreation program, won the state Biddy Ball title in an earlier tournament before representing Louisiana in the Slidell competition that crowned it the world champion.

Coaches of the team were David Saltz, Todd Silessi, Germaine Rushton and Willy Chaney.

Ramsey said the Biddy Basketball champions represented the city in a special way and that the entire community was proud of the accomplishments of the young basketball players, their coaches, parents and supporters.

He called them “young ambassadors for the city of Walker.”

At the same meeting, the council unanimously approved the granting of a servitude near Revival Temple, where a generator will be located to power a sewer lift station.

The council introduced and set a date for a public hearing of a request for a zoning usage change in the Twin Oaks Shopping Plaza for a planned piano bar.

The change in zoning at the site, located just off U.S. 190 on the western side of the city, was turned down by the city’s Zoning Committee. The council will hear the matter during its May meeting.