A motion by Madisonville alderman David Stein last week to declare a moratorium on all new subdivision development permits was approved, following a discussion of the burden caused by growth in the small riverfront community. The town’s engineering consultants will prepare an “impact study” of what effects additional residential development will have on the town’s utilities, streets, drainage fire and police protection. The study will determine the amount of the proposed “impact fee” that may be charged new homebuilders to defray the cost of providing city services.
Mayor Ernest Cooper of Covington was elected vice-president of the 6th District division of the Louisiana Municipal Association which met Thursday night of last week in Slidell. Mayor Cooper succeeds Slidell Mayor Frank Cusimano, who served during 1968. Cooper was nominated by Don Smith, Slidell councilman, and was accepted without opposition.
Friday of last week, the occupants of Joe Roquet’s home were badly frightened by a bullet that came crashing through the roof, ceiling and floor of the bath room of that dwelling. The bullet having spent its force lodged in the thick flooring and was dug out by Mr. Roquet. It is supposed that the missile came from an Army or Navy plane practicing in the target area of Lake Pontchartrain. Army and civilian officials made an investigation, but no report of their findings was made public
We acknowledge the receipt, with the compliments of the author, Miss Mary Belle Poole, of a copy of her first novelette entitled “What The Years Brought.” It is a charming story of home life, attractively told, and also contains two well written poems from the pen of Mr. Chas. B. Drew. The little volume evinces much literary merit and will prove a most desirable addition to the home library.
Sunday Feb. 9th, Sunday School, 10 a.m. Morning service and sermon 11 a.m. Subject “Theodore Roosevelt as a Christian.” His favorite hymn will be sung …. A cordial welcome to the public. J. Orson Miller, Rector.