Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center to be renamed after Late Former Parish President

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The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government held a Terrebonne Parish Council Meeting on Wednesday, January 27. Items discussed on the agenda included the renaming of the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center to the Barry P. Bonvillain Civic Center, the ratification of the Parish Attorney and Assistant Parish Attorneys, the amending of the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget and 5-Year Capital Outlay Budget and appointments to various boards committees and commissions.

An ordinance was adopted via unanimous second to rename the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center as the Barry P. Bonvillain Civic Center. Bonvillain passed away on January 2, 2021. Bonvillain, long-time resident of Houma, served two terms as Parish President of Terrebonne Parish. Bonvillain also served as a member of the East Park Volunteer Fire Company and managed the Recreation and Community Center, volunteer coach for the Babe Ruth League, chairman of the Holy Rosary Church Fair, member of Terrebonne Sportsman’s League, proud veteran and member of the Marine Corp League.

Julius P. Hebert was officially appointed as the Parish Attorney while Brian J. Marceaux, Michelle Neil, Harley Papa, Christian St. Martin, Derick Bercegeay, Patrick Yancey, Courtney Alcock, Vincent Dagate, Tanner Magee, Kently Fairchild, Chris Erny, John Lauden, Gary Williams, Jr. and Criag Landry were appointed as Assistant Parish Attorneys.

 An ordinance was adopted to amend the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget and 5-Year Capital Outlay Budget of the TPCG. This ordinance allows for funds to be provided for the following matters: $200,000 for the Health Unit Construction Fund, $55,000 for the Bayou Black Pump Station/Hanson Canal, $75,539 for the Bayou Terrebonne Pump Station, $312,131 for the Bayou Country Sports Park, $834,029 for the Brady Road Bridge Replacement, $826,667 for Westside/Alma Street Drainage, $1,009,900 also for Bayou Country Sports Park and $750,000 for Bayou LaCarpe Drainage.

A motion to appoint Ms. Amber Berry to the Recreation District No. 2,3 Board was passed as was a motion to reappoint Mr. Roosevelt Seymore to the Recreation District No. 8 Board. Three separate motions also passed to publish board vacancies for the following: six expiring terms on the Child and Youth Services Planning Board, two expired terms on the Downtown Development Corporation Board and one vacancy on the South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority. Other boards, committees and commissions that posted vacancies include the Bayou Blue Fire Protection, the Coteau Fire Protection District, the Village East Fire Protection District, the Recreation District No. 3A, the Terrebonne Parish Tree Board and the Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Feature photo courtesy of Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center social media.