The Chataignier Village Council, during its meeting Monday, January 19, asked citizens for their help in finding occupants for the Gula Miller elderly apartments in Chataignier.
Village Clerk Wilbur Rozas said the apartments are finished and ready to be occupied but the village needs help finding people who qualify. He said the current age requirement is 62 years old or older. He added that age could be lowered if HUD decides to change the eligibility requirements.
Rozas and the council asked citizens to get involve in finding people who could qualify to live in these apartments.
“The village needs the public’s assistance in filling these apartments,” he said. “There are still no applicants. We’re asking people to get names of anyone they know who might qualify and help us get these apartments filled up.”
The council also agreed to no longer rent out the village hall due to problems with renters not cleaning up after themselves. Instead, the council agreed to rent the old post office/bank building for $35 to organizations like the scouts, etc.
In other business, the council appointed Councilman Alton Thomas Jr. as mayor pro-tem for 2009.