GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - On Saturday, August 20, Mayor Barney Arceneaux offered updates on the City of Gonzales after historic flooding damaged thousands of homes in Ascension Parish.
The Mayor says the City of Gonzales will resume normal operations throughout the city beginning on Monday, August 22. City Hall will reopen with normal hours on this day as well.
Debris pickup in Gonzales will begin immediately. Residents are advised to separate items and place them by the road away from mailboxes to facilitate faster pickup. More guidelines about how to separate items can be found here.
All roads within the city limits of Gonzales are now open. For roads closures outside the city limits, visit 511la.org.
The fire station on Boullion St. has reopened after taking on floodwater and is fully functional.
The city inspector will be making inspection of homes affected by flooding. Residents should be advised that the inspector will be wearing a city uniform, which is white with a City of Gonzales logo and name tag. The inspector will be the only one making these calls and will not be assisted by any other outside agencies. Residents should be advised that if they have questions about someone claiming to be an inspector, they should contact City Hall for verification before allowing them into their home.
Meter readers will also be in and around homes making inspections and conducting readings. These employees can be identified by their florescent green shirts. Again, the city will not be employing any outside agencies to assist in this process. Contact City Hall with questions.
The City of Gonzales Council meeting will be held as scheduled on Monday, August 22 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting has been moved to the Parish Council room located upstairs at the courthouse on Irma Blvd. due to renovations at City Hall.
Mayor Arceneaux advises that he and his employees are doing everything they can to return the city and the parish back to normal after the devastating storm. The Mayor requests that everyone be patient in this endeavor. He advises that if you have any questions, you can contact City Hall.