The City of Alexandria’s Community Development Department will accept applications for the Housing Rehabilitation Program starting Monday, March 27, 2023 through Thursday, April 6, 2023. Funding is provided through the CDBG federal grant.To apply for the Housing Rehabilitation Program, homeowners may apply in person at the Bolton Community Center: 315 Bolton Avenue from 9:00am-1:00pm or online at www.mygovernmentonline.org beginning Monday, March 27, 2023. Applicants will be given further instructions on how to complete their application once the initial inquiry has been received. Qualified...
The City of Alexandria Reports to Citizens about Where We Stand on 100-Day Goals for Basic Services and OpportunityAlexandria, Louisiana —“Public safety is a basic service; it is a fundamental civil right,” Mayor Jacques Roy has stated with regard to how Alexandria must see the community. “Well run basic services, cost-effective dependable utilities, and real commitments to infrastructure are the key elements of a City’s success,” continued Mayor Roy. “In a short time, 100 days, we have restored electricity security to our ratepayers, cleaned out a massive amount of drainage...
The City of Alexandria Reports to Citizens about Where We Stand on 100-Day Goals in Public SafetyAlexandria, Louisiana —“Every citizen has a fundamental civil right to be secure and safe. While the causes of crime may be multi-factorial, we cannot allow violence to rule our City. Today, while it does not rule us, it controls how we feel; it dictates our travel and recreation decisions; and has a quality of lawlessness that must be stopped with all deliberate speed recognizing our desire to live freely and maintain constitutional policing. Illegal gun use is at an intolerable level.“It will...
City of Alexandria Residential Utility Customers are Encouraged to ApplyAlexandria, La. (March 8, 2023) — Project RESTOR, the City of Alexandria’s utility bill assistance grant program, was established to assist customers in paying down accumulated balances for charges incurred prior to January 23, 2023. The City began receiving applications at 9:00 AM Monday morning. The City projected the program to assist up to 3,500 low and moderate income families through its grant program. As of the end of the day Tuesday approximately 1,420 of the 3,500 families potentially eligible for these grants...
The City Announces Next Actions as Project RESTOR Moves ForwardAlexandria, La. (January 24, 2023) — Project RESTOR seeks to “restore electricity security to our ratepayers” through three primary means: (A) a return to 30-day billing cycles, creating a going-forward balance under normal conditions of payment and delinquency rules (the “normal balance”) and a reset of the delayed reading of meters occurring in 2021 and 2022, (B) freezing certain, qualified past due residential accounts for installment plans and continuity of our system (the “RESTOR balance”), and (C) identification of qualified...
Alexandria, La. (October 30, 2022) —Alexandria firefighters are investigating an early morning house fire that claimed the life of an Alexandria man in the Martin Park area.
The Alexandria Fire Department received the report of a fire at 5416-A Mansour Avenue at 12:56 a.m. this morning and the first unit arrived four minutes later along with units from Rapides Fire District No. 2. The fire was officially controlled at 1:08 a.m.
The fire is under investigation to determine the cause.
Alexandria, La., (October 18, 2022) — Required repairs to the City of Alexandria Elevated Water Storage System have resulted in the need for a boil water advisory, according to Supt. of Water Operations James Graham.
“All of our water test samples to date have been fine, but out of an abundance of caution we are issuing this boil advisory while we complete maintenance at the top of some of our elevated storage tanks,” Graham explained. “We expect to have the maintenance completed this week. This boil advisory is to remain in effect until otherwise noted.”
During a routine inspection by...
Alexandria, La. (October 3, 2022) —Local residents can visit with Alexandria Police Officers in a fun and relaxed atmosphere from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday night at the Alexandria Zoo for the annual National Night Out.
“For many people, the only time they interact with a police officer is when something has gone wrong,” explained Alexandria Police Chief Ronney Howard. “National Night Out gives us an opportunity to interact with citizens in a casual and fun atmosphere. It’s a great way to build relationships and show that are officers are caring people just like everyone else. It’s also a way for us to...
Alexandria, La. (October 14, 2022) —Alexandria firefighters are investigating a Friday afternoon fire at the Southwood Terrace Apartments.
The Alexandria Fire Department received the call at 3:44 p.m. today and the first unit arrived five minutes later. The fire was officially controlled at 4:08 p.m. There were no reported injuries. The fire is under investigation to determine the cause.
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