Donaldsonville Council approves bid process for new fire station

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The Donaldsonville Council and Mayor honored the Ascension Catholic High School 2018 state champion girls powerlifting team during the Tuesday, April 10, 2018 meeting. Shown front row, from left, are: Coach Jalynn Moll, Lani Lemann, Hannah Settoon, Mayor Leroy Sullivan, Camille Lemann; back row: Councilman Lauthaught Delaney, Councilman Charles Brown, Councilman Raymond Aucoin, Coach Robert Lemann, and Councilman Brent Landry. Photo by Michael Tortorich.

During the Tuesday, April 10, 2018 meeting, the Donaldsonville City Council voted to authorize Mayor Leroy Sullivan to open the bidding process for the city's new fire station.

Michael Buturla of Domain Architecture said the process would take about five weeks before a projected ground-breaking point in June.

"We're ready to go to bid," said Buturla.

The process opens with an advertisement for bids over three weeks in the city's official journal, the Donaldsonville Chief.

Council members voted 4-0 to authorize the Mayor to proceed. Councilman Reginald Francis was absent.

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On March 24, 2018, city voters approved the renewal of the 5 mills property tax by nearly 89 percent of the ballots. Revenue from the tax will support the construction of the new fire station, which will be a total of 9,523 square feet.

The location for the station will be along Marchand Drive, where the current "Welcome to Donaldsonville" kiosk is.

In another matter Tuesday:

STATE CHAMPIONS: The Mayor and Council recognized the Ascension Catholic High School girls powerlifting team upon winning their fourth-consecutive state championship.

The Bulldogs captured the title on March 15, 2018 at the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Present to accept the proclamation from Mayor Sullivan were: Lani Lemann, Hannah Settoon, and Camille Lemann, all first-place lifters at the state meet.

Additionally, Camille Lemann was awarded Most Outstanding Lifter.

Coaches Jalynn Moll and Robert Lemann congratulated the team on their accomplishment. They noted that the team loses just one senior this year, and expects another successful season next year.

Several of the team's members were unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts with other sports.

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