Port Allen's Old City Hall Set For Demolition

PORT ALLEN, LA (AP) — The Port Allen City Council has amended its 2014-15 budget, allocating $200,000 in additional sales tax revenue toward a batch of projects that include the demolition of the old City Hall building.

         The city is set to pay a contractor $40,000 to bulldoze the building, which has been vacant since the council and city administration moved to its complex near the Mississippi River levee, in 2007.

         Terry Vincent, Port Allen's director of public works, tells The Advocate’s Terry L. Jones demolition crews will begin tearing down the old structure sometime this month.

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         City leaders on Wednesday did not have any definitive plans for the lot, part of which the city owns, but said the council is in preliminary discussions about what to do with the land once the building has been leveled.

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