The Gonzales City Council discussed plans for the new convention center and recognized the Gonzales Thunder softball team on their victory in the state championship at Monday night's meeting.
Though it's still too early to discuss specific plans for the convention center, members agree the south side of town near I-10 is the best location. With the city growing at a rapid pace, city officials discussed the importance of drawing more traffic through the area and generating new revenue for the city from visitors.
The Gonzales Thunder all-star softball team was recognized for their 12-11 victory over Erath in the state championship game.
Next, open-air tent sales could be limited to two 7-day periods annually, down from two 30-day stretches, under a proposed change to city ordinances. Final votes on the change will be taken in two weeks.
Proposed changes to taxes for cabs will also be taken in two weeks. Members say the changes would bring Gonzales more in line with Baton Rouge and New Orleans in how cabs are taxed.
An ordinance to create the Conway Economic Development District was introduced. New Orleans Attorney James Moffett explained the ordinance simply announces the intent to establish the district, and the matter will be taken up for full discussion at a later time.
City officials are slated to meet with contractors Friday to discuss plans for the sewerage treatment plant expansion project. The project is a key part of the Edenborn Extension. Crews began laying cloth and stone down Monday for the extension, which is a necessary step before asphalt can be laid down.
Construction bids for the water and gas relocation on Cornerview are due later this month. The project will clear the path for a new turn lane.
Finally, Police Chief Sherman Jackson said speed indicators are set to go out in the coming days. The solar-powered radars are moveable and display a driver's speed as the vehicle passes by. Jackson noted they are not the same as speed enforcement cameras, which result in tickets being sent out to speeders.