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Task force: Financial plan needed for parks

3.08.2017
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Via Houma Today

By Dan Copp / Staff Writer

A task force examining how to speed up construction of the Bayou Country Sports Park says the project is hindered by major inequalities in the local recreational tax system and no overall plan to pay for it.

Although Terrebonne Parish has spent about $8.7 million toward the development of the project, the task force found no dedicated financing stream for the maintenance or construction of the park, Hank Babin, chairman of the Recreation Task Force, said at a news conference today.

“We wanted to know where the […]

Recreation committee discusses money

3.08.2017
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By Dan Boudreaux Staff Writer

The newly formed Terrebonne Parish Recreation Steering Committee met for the first time Tuesday afternoon to discuss the economic impact of the parish’s recreation districts, possible sources of upkeep and maintenance money and the need for more oversight for recreation.

The committee began as Hank Babin, who represents the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, detailed the chamber’s Task Force on Recreation report, outlining some of the areas he said the parish should address with its recreation districts, how much money they are spending and collecting and […]

Business Official Outlines Development Plans

27.07.2017
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By Dan Boudreaux Staff Writer

Terrebonne’s economic development chief says flood protection, aviation and professional services could be the parish’s future strengths.

Terrebonne Economic Development Authority CEO Matthew Rookard outlined his organization’s plans for growing Terrebonne Parish’s economy Tuesday before the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce.

Rookard talked about the importance of local businesses, training workers for the jobs that are available and the need for making TEDA a central hub for business promotion for working with the parish. But he also talked about TEDA’s new five-year […]

Local lawmakers discuss 2017 sessions

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By Dan Boudreaux Staff Writer

State Sens. Bret Allain and Norby Chabert and state Reps. Beryl Amedee and Jerome Zeringue spoke Tuesday at the Houma Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce luncheon about what they accomplished for the region during this spring’s fiscal and special sessions.

Some of the key points the lawmakers mentioned were fully paying for TOPS, passing criminal justice reform and approving coastal protection and restoration projects. Amedee spoke about reforms needed to education and other key parts of the state’s budget. She also announced that 20 projects have been […]