Drake addressed the Council on several issues, including the announcement the school district has achieved the number one spot in the state for the sixth year in a row after district performance scores were released Monday.
"I am so proud and feel we've definitely earned this by working very hard, all of us together," said Drake.
Drake appealed to members of the council for their support in the $40 million bond proposition that will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot. The proposal, if passed, will not affect Zachary's current millage rate and will fund construction projects and renovations at schools allowing for the district to maintain it's current growth rate of 6.6 percent for the next 10 years.
The Zachary City Council passed a resolution to support the Zachary Community School District and the bond proposition on Nov. 2.
In other council news, the RedFlex photo enforcement contract was discussed again invoking a promise from Councilman Randy Bouley to push for the removal of the speed vans.
"If it's the last thing I do as a councilman, I will fight to have them removed from the city," Bouley said. "People are paying tickets and fines on the tickets instead of spending money locally. It's disgusting. It makes my blood curl."
The council moved to table a decision on the speed vans until a later meeting.
In other council news:
•Councilmembers approved three hardship waivers.
•John Norris, the insurance consultant for the City of Zachary, recommended the council renew their contract with Apple Adjusters for liability insurance for the city.
The Zachary City Council's next meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall located at 4700 Main Street
All meetings are open to the public.