Courthouse to be built in Pointe-a-la-Hache, regardless of oppositionJul 8th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: top story
Why has no progress been made in rebuilding the courthouse in Pointe-a-la-Hache?
The council says they have asked this for the last time.
They unanimously voted to subpoena the parish administration to find out why no plans are in the works despite parish funds being allocated for the rebuilding project.
“No contracts have been offered yet,” said Councilman P.V. Griffin of District 1. “We’re not getting the full status on things. Why hasn’t anything been finalized?”
The council has put the blame squarely on Parish President Billy Nungesser, who was not present at the June 27 council meeting. Nungesser has in the past spoken out against rebuilding the courthouse in the rural and isolated Pointe-a-la-Hache, also noting the expense of construction in a V-Zone.
The Council and many residents say that Nungesser’s lack of action is a stall tactic.
“We’ve been stonewalled for 12 years on this,”said Council Chairman Byron Marinovich. “I’m sick and tired of it, and so is the Parish. We fully intend to rebuild this courthouse, in the Parish seat, and I want to see concrete poured before the end of the year.”
If no actions are taken by parish administration within the next few weeks the Council said they intend to start sending out requests for proposals‚Äî a duty normally executed by the administration‚Äî on their own.
“We extend a courtesy to these people,” said Councilman Griffin about the parish president’s office. “This isn’t Burger King; you can’t always have it your way.”