Welcome to the official website for the Town of Simmesport. If you have a question or comment, please feel free to contact us.
There will be a special meeting of the Simmesport Town Council on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 12 PM noon. The meeting will be held in the Simmesport Town Hall council room. We would like everyone who can to attend the meeting. The agenda for the meeting can be seen by clicking the link below.
The Town Council of Simmesport has proposed an ordinance to raise the basic rates for water and sewer. The first 2,000 gallons of water and sewer will increase $3.50 each. This will result in the minimum bill going up $7.00 per month. The extra money raised by the increase will be used to pay for new water meters that can be read with a wireless scanner. A public hearing on this ordinance will be held on September 16, 2019 at 5:30 PM in the Town Council room. These public hearings are held so that the public can voice their opinions on proposed ordinances. You can read a copy of the ordinance below.
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).
The Town of Simmesport received word at 10:20 AM that the water samples taken yesterday tested negative for any contaminants. The water boil advisory is no longer in effect. Click on the link below to see the test results from DEQ.
The Simmesport VFW will be holding its 5th Annual Open Car Show on August 31, 2019. The event will be held at the Yellow Bayou Memorial Park on Louisiana Highway 1. Registration will begin at 9 AM and go until 12 PM. Registration fee is $30 and no preregistration is required. Electricity will be available. Admission is free to the general public. Please, no pets or alcohol is allowed. Southwind Band with Dannie Maddie will perform. There will be food,drinks, kid’s games, goody bags, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. If you have any questions please call Justin (318-359-6295) or Alexe (318-500-1871).
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.