MONROE CITY UPDATE: Pump station improvements, lighting for HWY 165S, and support for Boley

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(4/22/19) Support for Boley Elementary, pump station improvements, and lighting for U.S. Highway 165 South were just a few of the items discussed during Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo’s bi-weekly update.

With recent pedestrian accidents, the city feels that it’s important to install 33 new street lights from Century Boulevard to the city limits south of Winnsboro Road. 

City engineer Kim Golden was also on hand to discuss the U.S. Highway 165 South lighting project.

She said, “It’s a very good sign that this is moving forward, but it is going to be a little while longer before anyone actually sees anything happening out there. But as we’ve seen before, when they start happening they start happening very fast. “

The council will select who they’ll award the contract to at tomorrow night’s meeting.

During today’s update, Mayor Mayo also announced another benevolent act in addition to the 14 that were already scheduled for 2019. 

“All of you have heard of the devastating loss at Boley Elementary school last week. We are stepping up and letting them know that we care about them, we appreciate them, and we’re committed to helping them,” said Mayor Mayo.

The city will be collected funds today as a part of the Boley Elementary benevolent act and will present the money to Ouachita Parish Schools Superintendent Don Coker and Boley Elementary staff.

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