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Donaldsonville approves funding for riverfront

3 years 6 months 5 days ago March 28, 2013 Mar 28, 2013 Thursday, March 28 2013 March 28, 2013 6:50 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

DONALDSONVILLE - Council members have approved two line-item issues for next year's budget, both aimed at improving the city's image.

One item will bring $780,000 in state funding to the city for use with its plan to renovate Donaldsonville's Mississippi riverfront.

Mayor Leroy Sullivan Sr. said the funds were originally directed to a water well project in Port Allen.

The city is looking to improve its riverfront area, already having paved a section of the riverfront and added lighting and benches.

Future plans could include retail shopping, entertainment venues and a riverboat docking area.

The second budget addition pertains to a $200,000 state government appropriation, which will be divvied up among local culture and tourism initiatives.

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