Donaldsonville approves funding for riverfront
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.