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Welcome Letter from the Mayor

Bonjour a tout, "Good Day to All" from the great city of Scott, Louisiana "Where the West Begins and Hospitality Never Ends." 

Currently Scott, Louisiana is the home of over 8,000 great people.  Our progressive city has demonstrated that we can maintain a great quality of life for our citizens along with bringing quality businesses that enhances our great city.  My hands on approach and open door policy will always make me accessible to you, the people of Scott, if you need anything of me please, never hesitate to call or just come by City Hall.  

Residents, this is a quick and easy way to keep up with your government, businesses and activities that go on around Scott.

Visitors, I hope you will enjoy viewing the great amenities of our great city.  The growth, prosperity, and culture are what make Scott the richest part of the gumbo.  So come by and have a taste!

 

 Purvis J. Morrison, Mayor                                  


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 Upcoming Events & News

 See below an article from the Daily Adertiser

Does your drainage project top the list for $25 million in funding?

, ctaylor@theadvertiser.com Published 6:26 p.m. CT Jan. 31, 2018        

Three shovel-ready drainage projects that could reduce flooding in Acadiana parishes top a list of 20 projects vying for $25 million in federal funding.

A technical advisory committee of the Acadiana Planning Commission spent four hours Wednesday reviewing and scoring the 20 projects. The APC meets Feb. 14 to decide which will be funded.

Acadiana received $25 million in hazard mitigation funds from FEMA. The money must be spent within three years.

Three projects that received the highest scores all are ready to go when the money arrives. The APC isn't obligated to allocate funding to those with the highest scores.

One of the highest scores went to the Coulee Ile des Cannes regional detention project in Scott. The $2.26 million project includes construction of a 2-and-a-half-acre detention pond just north of Westside Elementary School, which suffered $6.5 million in damage in the August 2016 flood and remains closed, and a 10-acre pond near a neighborhood with repetitive flood losses, said Jeanne Hornsby of Fensterrmaker and Associates.

Prioritizing 20 regional drainage projects

The city of Scott acquired the land and the Lafayette Parish school system contributed property, Hornsby said. The project also will improve a major outfall structure that drains much of Scott.

The Coulee Ile des Cannes flood control project also was among the best-scored of the 20 proposals. Efforts to widen and improve the coulee, which starts in Acadia Parish, began in the 1980s at the Vermilion River and are moving north.

This proposed project is to continue that work from Dulles Drive in Lafayette Parish to Finetre Road. This shovel-ready section is ready to go and will cost about $2.4 million.

The third project among the highest-scoring proposals will improve Cypress Bayou and Coulee LaSalle in St. Martin Parish. Lafayette Consolidated Government improved part of Cypress Bayou from U.S. 90 to Ambassador Caffery Parkway, but no further, said Todd Vincent of Sellers and Associates.

St. Martin Parish is requesting $2 million for 7 miles of channel improvements, he said, which are expected to improve drainage in St. Martin and Lafayette parishes, including Youngsville and Broussard. The St. Martin Parish government pledged $2 million.

Four projects make up the next-highest-scoring group. They include a request for $2.8 million to create a regional gauge network. About 230 gauges, including 100 rain gauges, 100 stage gauges and 30 flow gauges would be deployed in eight participating parishes along inland waterways, said Rachel Godeaux, APC project manager.

"We feel this has the most value regionally for the long term and each parish gets a piece of this," she said. 

Some preliminary design work has been done, Godeaux said, and the Teche-Vermilion Freshwater District has agreed to provide matching funds.

The other three proposals in this scoring group are for detention ponds that would hold water during heavy rainfall and disperse it slowly when the storm has passed.

Youngsville proposed a Coulee LaSalle detention pond and Bailey Cove regional detention ponds.

Parts of Youngsville, Broussard and unincorporated Lafayette Parish drain into Coulee LaSalle, which runs through Youngsville to St. Martin Parish, Pam Granger of McBade Engineers said.

The $4 million project would involve construction of a 45-acre detention pond near the new Southside High School that could reduce the base flood elevation in that area by 3 feet. About 368 homes in that area flooded in August 2016, most of them getting 1-3 feet of water, she said.

Youngsville's proposed Bailey Grove regional detention pond project would use $6 million to $7.9 million to build one or a series of detention ponds with outfall structures to hold more water during heavy rainfall. It would help Lafayette, Youngsville and unincorporated parts of the parish, and is supported by Iberia and Vermilion parishes.

Iberia Parish government is seeking $5 million for Bayou Parc Perdue regional detention and improvements at Lake Peigneur. Bayou Parc Perdue flows south into Vermilion Parish and curves into Iberia Parish, emptying into Lake Peignuer. The mouth of the lake is silted and needs to be cleaned and improved, Dax Douet of Fenstermaker said.

The bayou drains 60 percent of Youngsville and parts of Iberia and Vermilion parishes, he said. 

Lafayette Consolidated Government is prioritizing drainage projects in the parish submitted by various local governments. That list is expected to be released in a week or two.

Voters in the parish in December agreed to re-dedicate part of an existing property tax to drainage and transfer $9 million from a surplus in a public health fund to drainage.

 


 

JOB OPPORTUNITY
The City of Scott will be accepting applications for a Laborer II position.  Experience working with Municipal Water, Sewer, Gas, or Streets and Drainage Preferred.  Must have CDL or be able to acquire one on the job.  Application forms and job descriptions may be picked up at the Scott City Hall, 125 Lions Club Road, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00pm. Send completed application and/or resume to City Manager, P.O. Box 517 Scott, Louisiana 70583.  We are an equal opportunity employer.


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Annual Scott Boudin Festival
 
Any other information regarding the festival please click to view the OFFICIAL Scott Boudin Festival website .       

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS......the 6th Annual Scott Boudin Festival will be held on April 6th, 7th, & 8th 2018!!!                

  Check out the 2014 Highlights of the Boudin Festival which was filmed by Holbrook Multimedia, Inc. which is featured in our video gallery!!


    

 

 

Click here to view
The City of Scott Annual Budget - Fiscal Year 2017-2018

 

 


 

 

The Scott Market

Come out and enjoy the family friendly atmosphere.  The wide variety of vendors all with their own unique items to sell.  Stay tuned with exciting new updates and activities or visit the Scott Cultural District Facebook page. The market is scheduled to start Saturday, June, 2018.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor please contact:
City Hall at 337-233-1130.
 


 

 

City of Scott Land Use Code 

The City of Scott has recently adopted a Land Use Code, click here to view the full copy.  


 


 

 Apollo Road Extention

CLICK HERE to view a map of the final approved route for the Apollo Road Extention or visit the lobby of City Hall to view in person.

 


 

 

Draft Comprehensive Plan--"Scott 2032: Your Community.  Your Plan."

The City of Scott has released the a draft of the Comprehensive Plan, for public review and comment.  The Team has prepared a comprehensive plan based on the participation of citizens during a week-long Charrette in October 2011. The Scott 2032 Plan documents the community's Vision and includes goals and policies for guiding the future of Scott.  

Copies of the Comprehensive Plan are available to download by clicking here for FINAL DRAFT , APPENDIX 02 , APPENDIX 03 , and also please feel free to fill out the COMMENT FORM .  Additionally, copies have been made available at the following locations for viewing; Lafayette Public Library, Scott Branch, 5808 Cameron St.; Scott City Hall, 125 Lions Club Rd; and La Maison de Begnaud House, 110 Benoit Patin Rd.  There will be comment forms available at these locations as well as online.  

The City of Scott has also hired Pat Logan to serve as the Comprehensive Plan Facilitator, to be contacted at 337.233.1130 or by email pl[email protected] /* */ to answer any questions, concerns, or meeting information.

Also, a Comprehensive Planning and Zoning Commission which consists of five members of the community who were appointed include; Preston Bernard, Kara Boudreaux, Yolanda Senegal, Kirk Prejean, and Mark Moreau

 

 


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