Chatham officially renamed as Village

As of November 15th, the most populated community in eastern Jackson Parish should  be referred to as the Village of Chatham. This is due to the councilmembers Toni Malone, Sue Proffer, Laverne Mixon and Mike Wilson introducing Ordinance 2022-04 which officially changes the description of the burg from Town to Village. Marvin Davis was absent. The move was made in accordance with the LA Revised Statute 33:341 which states a municipal corporation having less than five thousand but more than one thousand inhabitants are towns; and those having one thousand or fewer are villages.

In additional action the council set the dates for regular council meetings in 2023 and adopted the Sewer Rate Study as presented . The new sewer rates will become effective January 1, 2023. In a corresponding move a new Sewer Reserve Savings Account was agreed to be opened. Ordinance 2022-05 was also approved which allowed for the rezonin of properties located at 6713 Hwy 34 and 6427 Hwy 34 to be rezoned from residential to commercial. 

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