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POINTE COUPEE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -
The story has been updated to reflect new information from Police Jury President Melanie Bueche.
The William Scott Civic Center in
New Roads has seen its share of problems like nasty bathrooms and mold on the
floors. Those were fixed. But now, there is a disagreement between the City of
New Roads and the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury over who is going to run the
"In a family you have
disagreements and obviously we have a disagreement," said New Roads Mayor
Until last year, the parish
police jury owned and operated the civic center. Then they and New Roads made an agreement to
co-own and manage it. Meyer says the
police jury is now trying to change the agreement and go back to being the sole
"It has never been as clean
before, it has never been as rented before, and under years mismanagement by
the police jury and now it's being managed correctly now," said Meyer.
But, Police Jury President
Melanie Bueche denies those claims from the Mayor.
"The police jury put up $10,000
when we entered into the contract; to help get things painted and to change out
things that maybe rusty and worn out," said Bueche.
Bueche says there is miss
communication between the mayor and police jury. She says the parish isn't
trying to take back the civic center. But they do want to take parish sales tax
the city gets from the center and put it elsewhere.
"We actually need to provide this
money to our recreation department. This is where our children are involved and
we want it to be sure they have the funds that they need," said Bueche.
The issue promises to come front
and center at a meeting in September.