The DeRidder City Council met at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2020. Councilman Larkin was absent.
Three speakers addressed the committee:
Charlie Bordelon spoke of geotagging graves in cemeteries in DeRidder so they are linked to the FindAGrave website. In community cemetery, he tagged 615 graves this past week and states there are many that are unmarked and no records exist. Beauregard Cemetery has a total of 3902 graves, 293 have been tagged. Starlight Cemetery has 222 graves with 153 geotagged and Woodlawn Cemetery has had 1661 graves geotagged. Mr. Bordelon asked that anyone who was willing to help, had a laptop and marginal typing skills would be appreciated. If you would like to assist in this project contact City Hall.
Jerri LeDoux, a liaison to Congressman Mike Johnson, address the council regarding the upcoming census. She asked the council to help promote the importance of this event as it is critical for redistricting for elected officials and for the allocation of emergency resources and personnel.
Ms. Dale Sappho asked the council about a neighboring building that appeared to need repairs. They council confirmed that the building was being worked on and that was the reason it was in that state.
A public hearing was held pertaining to zoning application fees.
The meeting adjourned.