Welcome to the official website for the Town of Simmesport. If you have a question or comment, please feel free to contact us.
The Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office is adamant about fighting waste and fraud in government. If you feel fraud is being committed, you can call the number above (844-503-7283) or click on the link below to enter a report online.
The regular Simmesport Town Council meeting will be held on Monday, November 18. The meeting will begin at 6 PM in the Council Room of the Simmesport Town Hall. Click on the link below to see the agenda for the meeting.
The Atchafalaya River Festival will be held on April 3,4, and 5. The event will feature vendor booths, live entertainment, and activities for kids. Booth applications are available at the link below or you can pick on up at the Simmesport Town Hall.
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The Simmesport Christmas on the River will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019. The parade will begin at 4PM and the tree lighting ceremony will be begin at 6 PM. People are encouraged to place an ornament on the town tree in memory of a loved one. Please, plastic ornaments only. The Simmesport Volunteer Fire Department will be selling gumbo after the parade. You can download a copy of the parade route and an application to be in the parade below.
At the September 16, 2019 Regular Town Meeting, the Town Council voted 4-1 to pass ordinance 08-2019-01. This raised the basic charge for water usage $3.50 to $19.50 and the basic charge for sewer $3.50 to $16.45. This $7.00 total increase will bring the minimum bill to $35.95. This is not including natural gas; gas rates were not increased. This was done to pay for new electronic meters. Please note that the rate (the price you pay for 1,000 gallons of water usage) did NOT increase. The $35.95 pays for the first 2,000 gallons of usage and each additional 1,000 gallons still costs $2.65; this did not change. This $7 increase will show up on your next bill in November. We want to make everyone aware of this increase so you can budget accordingly.
Congratulations to the Town of Simmesport. The town received 1st Place at the Louisiana Municipal Association State Convention in Monroe, Louisiana for Community Achievement Award for Outstanding Community Improvement In Economic Development in 2018. (Councilman Ted Turner not pictured).
As we observe Memorial Day, the Town of Simmesport would like to honor a hometown veteran whose life was cut short by war. This is the latest in a series to honor those men and women from Simmesport who served in our military.
The results of the audit for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 are now available for view on the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s website. You can also view the audit by clicking on the link below.
If you wish to use the ball field behind Riverside Elementary School, please download the application below.
At the May 29, 2019 special meeting, the Town Council
voted to raise the deposit to $100.
The Town of Simmesport passed a curfew ordinance for minors at a special meeting on April 22, 2019. Click HERE to see a copy of the ordinance.
On Saturday, May 25, 2019 a dedication ceremony was held for Leo Ehrhardt Central Park. The non-profit organization R.I.S.E. raised money to purchase a bronze plaque honoring Mr. Leo Erhardt after the Simmesport Town Council passed a resolution in 2017 naming the park after Mr. Leo. The ceremony took place at 10 AM and many of Mr. Leo’s family came from out of town to be part of the festivities, including his two children Mary and Leo “Lonny” Jr. Mr. Leo was Mayor of Simmesport for 40 years and dedicated much of his life to the Town. It is the hope of RISE and the Town of Simmesport that the park will become a beautiful, safe place for children to play and enjoy.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Leo Ehrhardt Central Park. The Mayor, City Council and the non-profit organization R.I.S.E. held the ceremony. Click on the title above to read more.