A resolution was passed to apply for a grant from the Office of Community Development Community Water Enrichment Fund Program to alleviate conditions at Debra Drive and Lavey Lane water wells that pose a health threat to customers.
Other topics before the council included:
LITTLE LEAGUE: Hazel Mitchell, former president of Baker Little League, is ready to enlist volunteers to coach, umpire, keep score, maintain the field and run concessions.
Lack of volunteers and work to expand the field for players older than 11 are the main reasons for league closure. In 2011, 28 teams played, dropped to 13 teams in 2012 with only 15 volunteers. There is no fee to play.
Little League is the farm league for the high school, Councilman Pete Heine said.
Members of the committee to resurrect the Little League are Councilworman Joyce Burges, Heine, Mitchell and Michelle Sigrest.
Contact Mitchell at (225) 223-3087 to volunteer.
RECOGNITIONS: Mamie Burrell of Entergy, Lana Sonnier Venable of ExxonMobil and Duane Jordan of the Southern University Alumni Association were presented with certificates recognizing their groups as outstanding community partner.
Meltus Dike, originally from Nigeria, was recognized for investing in Baker by remodeling and improving structures.
CONDEMNATION: Peak Enterprises of Albany completed the demolition of the house at 1471 Nichols St., Lot 56, Daniels Place Subdivision, and a $2,600 lien was placed on the property. The slab was left for the next owner of the property. To remove the slab would cost an additional $1,200, according to Jack Gleason, building inspector.
DRUGS, VIOLENT CRIME: Gov. Bobby Jindal named Baker Police Chief Mike “Snapper” Knaps as permanent chairman of the Louisiana Drug Control and Violent Crime Board, which is composed of police chiefs, sheriffs and district attorneys.
NEXT MEETING: The next council meeting will be 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 12.