By Theresa Schmidt - bio | email
LAKE CHARLES, LA.(KPLC) - As the first order of business Kevin Guidry was nominated and voted in as the police jury's president for 2010 with Les Farnum chosen as vice president. Outgoing president Hal McMillin offered his perspective on the accomplishments of the past year listing projects including, "Burton Coliseum complex, outdoor arena; Courthouse Complex, replacement of the seam copper beam roof up there, restored; We also made a lot of progress on the Seed Center which will consolidate economic development efforts and the Business Incubator; a drainage basin study."
While the new president, Guidry, hopes they'll make strides on the sewage problem in the new year. "We have so many opportunities here in Calcasieu Parish to better the quality of life for the people here and there's a number of projects that we have as a governing body that we will go forth on this year and I'm just excited to sit as president. One of the things we definitely want to concentrate on this year is sewer. That's a main priority for all the fifteen districts that we represent."