Piers along highway 82
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#1 Jun 20, 2013
The Vermillion parish police jury closed access to the piers on Highway 82. Back in April of this year we put together a small team of concerned business owners and parish residences to go remove trash from the piers. We cleaned all four piers with six people. It is being brought to our attention they are in need of cleaning again. We are going out on This Saturday June 22nd to remove as much trash as possible from those piers. We are looking for volunteers to simply help pick up the trash that is presently out there. Any help would be greatly welcomed. For those interested in helping you can contact Gimnick Enterprises LLC. based in Erath via Facebook. As we set a time and meeting place later today we will post it here on topix as well.
#2 Jun 20, 2013
We will begin at the pier closest to Pecan Island around 930 am this Saturday morning. Please get the word out to the community to help with our endevors of trying to keep these piers open and clean for our and future generations to utilize. Thanks for your help!
#3 Jun 20, 2013
Remember, if you are coming out bring plenty of water to drink. the high for this Saturday is 92 degrees and 30% chance of rain. Thanks again for your help
#4 Jun 22, 2013
All the piers are once again trash free and 3 of the four of them freshly mowed. A big thank you to Mr Mitchell and his crew for all the help!A big thanks to the family at pier two for picking up more than their own trash.
Thanks to Gimnick Enterprises for the awesome mowing job.
Special thanks to Stellys Store for their involvement in our project.
Thank you BKT Designs for all of your participation and leg work getting the word out.
#5 Jun 29, 2013
The vermilion parish police jury had asked for bids to fix the piers on 82 to be submitted by end of business Friday June 28th. The police jury will meet on Monday july 1st to discuss many topics. There is a possibility that the piers and possible adoption of piers could be on the agenda. After Monday the next possible date for the piers to brought up is Wen. July 10 of 2013. I will be at the Monday meeting.
Thank you for everyone's support. We have made a couple of the abbeville newspapers in the last couple weeks.
Thank you to all volunteers
#6 Jul 7, 2013
The VPpj received bids and are moving forward with the lowest bidder. The lowest bidder will be starting repairs in the near future on all four piers. There is a meeting on July 10 2013 at 530 pm. I know for a fact that the involvement of Gimnick Enterprises LLC and Bkt designs has helped this become a reality. Also the two companies would have had a lot more work I front of them if not for the concerned citizens that have been helping with the clean ups. Thanks again to Mr. Milton Mitchell and his family who have been a great help. I would also like to thank those of you who have been supportive in other ways. I appreciate those of you on here who have supported the cause since the beginning, many thanks!
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