Jones: Driving class also needed at school

Representative Sam Jones addressed a need to amend the proposed memorandum of understanding between the West St. Mary Port, Harbor & Terminal District and South Louisiana Technical College, Tuesday night at the monthly meeting of the commission.
Jones said that aside from training welders at the future school proposed to be erected at the port, SLTC plans to hold classes for obtaining commercial driver’s licenses as well, and proposed that the plans for the new school include a driving area for such courses.
Three months ago, the port commission discussed the building of a concrete pad to be purposed for just such an arrangement with SLTC, so Executive Director David Allain assented to the proposition, and agreed to discuss it in detail at the next commission meeting.
In other business, Reid Miller of Miller Engineers, LLC reported being near completion with bids for equipment for projects of building cranes and a bulkhead at the port. Miller said he expected the projects to have begun by spring of next year, and carry on through summer.
Before the adjournment of the meeting, the commission adopted the budget for 2018, and elected three new officers: Joseph Tabb, secretary/treasurer, Will Terry, vice-president and Wayne Stevens, president.


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