Below you will find the resolution, unadulterated and in its entirety, whereby Ascension’s Parish Council seeks to offer up $3,000,000 for, in part, “Audio Visual Equipment for the Courtrooms at the New Courthouse.” This project was pitched from its inception under former President Kenny Matassa (recall Judge Jason Verdigets’ recusal in the criminal case because he served on the courthouse committee with Matassa) as being paid for entirely by civil filing fees for access to the courts. Oh, well.
Additionally, why does the council need new digs? Maybe someone will provide some answers at tonight’s Teleconference Council meeting.
Kudos to President Clint Cointment for making every meeting packet publicly available so that Council business can be reviewed by every citizen prior to meetings.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF ASCENSION
TO ADDRESS FUNDING FOR $3,000,000.00 FOR COMPLETION OF THE COUNCIL
CHAMBERS AND AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT FOR THE COURTROOMS AT THE
WHEREAS, a new Courthouse is being built on East Worthey Road in Gonzales, and;
WHEREAS, there is need of additional funding for the completion of Council Chamber and Audio Visual Equipment for the Courtrooms at the new Courthouse, and;
WHEREAS, the Ascension Parish Council desires to assist in funding this endeavor.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Ascension Parish Council authorizes the Parish President to transfer $3,000.000.00 for completion of the Council Chambers and audio visual equipment for the courtrooms at the new courthouse into the Courthouse Fund.