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Mayor Jeff Hall’s State of the Community Update for September

Published: Sep. 11, 2020 at 9:09 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 11, 2020 at 4:51 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall and city officials addressed the city on September 11 for the monthly “State of the Community Update".

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Items discussed include September 11 remembrance, Hurricane Laura recovery efforts, and using the former business incubator building and turning it into the Alexandria Business Development Center.

Mayor Hall thanked the front line workers and the police and fire department for their service to the community.

The mayor also wanted to thank the utility and clean up crews for their efforts following Hurricane Laura.

Mayor Hall said that the City of Alexandria is focussed on cleaning up the remainder of the tree debris. The City of Alexandria is currently on the first of three passes around the city to collect all of the tree debris.

Residents in Alexandria are advised to put any tree debris on the curb so it can get picked up. The city hopes to have it all collected by early October.

At the update, Mayor Hall also announced that the former business incubator site will now be the home of the Alexandria Business Development Center.

The mayor said that this center will be used for training to help develop those that want to go into business or want to grow in their business profession.

At the Alexandria City Council meeting scheduled for September 15, one topic on the agenda will be for the mayor to enter an agreement with the LSU AgCenter to host a variety of classes there and to use the kitchen area as a food education center.

The City of Alexandria is also offering a 10-month training program to bring local small business owners together. The next session is scheduled for September 22.

Businesses can apply by emailing cityofalex.com or call (318) 449-5028.

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