Posted: Nov 3, 2010 5:20 PM by Sarah Rosario
Updated: Nov 3, 2010 5:20 PM
NEW ROADS - "A return to responsible government" is what New Roads mayor elect Robert Meyer called his win over former mayor Tommy Nelson. Meyer received 53% of the vote and has many plans to move the city in Pointe Coupee Parish forward.
Today, residents made their concerns for the city known. Issues they said need to be addressed include roads, jobs and education.
The first thing Myer said he plans to improve is the city's image. After that, he will work on lowering utility bills, starting a tutoring program and creating a business incubator. He also plans on widening the city's major thorough-fare.
Nelson was in federal court today. He faces federal charges involving a bogus garbage can cleaning concept known as "Cifer 5000.” Prosecutors said he took cash and gifts and hoped to profit from promoting the scheme to the city. He had three motions, all of which were denied.