Port tenant was victim of burglary
Executive Director of the Port of West St. Mary David Allain revealed Tuesday that it was the port’s tenant, LAD Services, who was burgled last Wednesday in Baldwin.
Large amounts of aluminum conduit, copper wiring and other items went missing, allegedly stolen by Tris Madison and Tyler Dantin, as reported in last Thursday’s edition of the Banner-Tribune.
Allain said it was his understanding that the matter was being investigated jointly between Baldwin Police Department and St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, and that the investigation is said to be ongoing.
He further reported to the board of commissioners that he was in the process of working with the port’s insurance company and their tenant, “to see in which direction we are going to move,” adding that it would take some time to resolve the matter fully.
In wholly less criminal matters, Allain said of the port’s Economic Administration Project, that engineering and architectural efforts are underway toward the erecting of the school, that he has been in touch with the chancellor and the board at the community college, and would present lease agreements to the commission for perusal, once agreed upon.
Reid Miller of Miller Engineers added of the preparation of the site, “All the Geotech (geophysical) work has been completed. The field work has been done. The lab testing is ongoing, and we should have a report back in the next few weeks.”
He went on to say that the next portions of planning and site evaluation are set to be underway soon.
As concerns the Louisiana DOTD Port Priority State Project, Allain reported that the new air compressor still needs to be inspected and the sandblasting building has been delivered.
The board also voted to rebid the fencing portion of Phase III and has begun advertising to the purpose.