Posted: Jul 11, 2011 10:07 PM by Ashley Rodrigue
POINTE COUPEE PARISH- The City of New Roads says no more to keeping the Scott Civic Center operating.
That leaves the parish holding the bag, with only half the money, putting closing on the table. The dual-ownership has gone on for almost 30 years at the building in New Roads.
The battle began with the new year and a new mayor in New Roads. Robert Myer says the city's half of the Civic Center's spending, $50,000, is a "glaring waste" of taxpayer money because of the poor maintenance and poor financial planning of the parish.
The city asked to take over operations, the parish said yes, then last week, the police jury took back its vote. Now, the New Roads Council is pulling out of the deal all together, but with hopes to find a way to keep the center open.
The current agreement ends in 90 days if there's no new deal. The police jury will grapple with the same issue Tuesday night.