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Special City Council Meeting

November 20, 2020

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It is a pleasure and an honor to serve as your Mayor of the City of Ville Platte, LA. I am committing myself to being a full-time mayor

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Jennifer Vidrine, Mayor

City of Ville Platte is a city of LOVE, WISDOM, & UNITY that is moving "Forward" with Good People, Good Food, & Good Times!


 P. O. Box 390     126 East Main Street     Ville Platte, LA 70586          Main: (337) 363-2939  Emergency: (337) 363-3763 

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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, City Hall is still closed to the public until further notice. You may pay your bills through the following methods: The Drive-thru is NOT open. You must use the Dropbox located on the brick wall next to the drive-thru, NOT the red drawer on the drive-thru. Or, by mail (P.O. Box 390), using the envelope your bill comes in or pay online at www. Staff is ONLY answering calls on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays..Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends call the Emergency number 363-3763 for a problem or service and it will be relayed to the Public Works Dept. They are working every day.

For your trash & garbage pick, call Evangeline Solid Waste Commission

(337) 363-7995 or (337) 363-7254

Send written request to:

City Clerk

P.O. Box 390

Ville Platte, LA 70586


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Ville Platte-Evangeline Parish Residents-I know COVID-19, the deaths, the precautions, church services, kids not in school, being scared, businesses closed, unemployment, the economy, etc. are all causing stress, fear, anxiety, depression, sleepless nights, uncertainty, etc. If you are experiencing any of these feelings and want to talk or vent confidentially to trained professional counselors about how you are feeling, please call the Keep Calm During COVID-19 phone line-866-310-7977 anytime-24 hours a day. Sometimes, just talking and having someone to listen HELPS! But, NEVER, NEVER, EVER STOP PRAYING & TALKING TO GOD! Mayor Jennifer Vidrine.

Recognize a Gas Leak



We now have COVID-19 Testing in Evangeline Parish @ Ville Platte Civic Center; 704 N Soileau, Ville Platte, La.

You MUST call 337-678-9000
to register today. Testing will be done Monday, May 18, 2020, from 10 am-12 noon. If another testing site & time become available, I will let you know. PLEASE THANK & PRAY for GOV. EDWARDS for making this happen in our Parish. Click here for more information

​Bring your ID, Insurance/Medicare/Medicare Card. NO COST/NO CO-PAY. If you don’t have any insurance, bring your ID! No one will be turned away. THE VIRUS IS STILL HERE! DON’T MOVE TOO FAST! Continue to follow precautions-Stay Safe! PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.

Stay Home! Wear Masks! Abide by the Curfew! KEEP PRAYING!

Sight: Liquid pools, discolored or abnormally dry soil, continuous bubbling in wet or flooded areas, an oily sheen on water surfaces, and vaporous fogs or blowing dirt around a pipeline area can all be indicative of a pipeline leak. Dead or discolored plants in an otherwise healthy area of vegetation or frozen ground in warm weather are other possible signs.
Sound: Volume can range from a quiet hissing to a loud roar depending on the size of the leak.
Smell: An unusual smell, petroleum odor, a smell of rotten egg, or gaseous odor will sometimes accompany a pipeline leak. Natural gas is odorless and remains so during transit to the distribution facilities where odorants are added to the gas to impart a distinct odor.

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1 346 248 7799

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from 8 pm to 6 am 

for the City of Ville Platte until further notice. This curfew will be strictly enforced. Minors going to and from work will be exempt, providing they show their work ID. Parents will be held responsible if their minors do not obey the curfew. Citizens, if you see minors out during the curfew hours, please use the anonymous TIP VILLE PLATTE app and report their location or call 911. Let’s work together! Thank you all for your understanding and cooperation!

Call: 1-844-503-7283

Fax: 1-844-403-7283

City of Ville Platte-NEW CURFEW HOURS-To continue to minimize the spread of COVID-19, effective today,(Wednesday, June 10th), the new curfew hours are 11 pm-6 am for adults & businesses & 8 pm-6 am for minors 17 years & younger remains the same, until further notice. This is in concurrence with the Mayor’s recommendation and the unanimous vote from the Ville Platte City Council. We are still in the COVID-19 Public Health Pandemic. Please continue to follow the precautions, wear a mask in public & practice social/physical distancing. Stay Safe. PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. 

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  • Utility Services:
                    Water / Sewer

  • Section 8: Housing Choice  Voucher
  • Center Rentals:
                     Ville Platte Civic Center
                     Martin Luther King Center
                     Grand Pavilion
                     Conference Room 

  • Occupational License
  • Permit Department
  • Tax Department
  • Human Resources / Job Opportunity

VILLE PLATTE-CURFEW REMAINS IN EFFECT! To continue to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the lives of our BELOVED CITIZENS during this pandemic, upon the recommendation of the Mayor and the concurrence of the Council Members, the City Council voted unanimously for the curfew to remain in effect until further notice. Additionally, City Hall will remain closed to the public until further notice so we can make the necessary sanitation, spacing and social/physical distancing accomodations to protect the public and the employees. Beginning May15th, inside City Hall employees will be in City Hall Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. If you have a problem, need a service, please call 363-2939 and staff will assist you and/or route your problem or service to the appropriate department. If you need a permit, occupational license,taxes, paperwork, etc., call 363-2939 and staff will instruct you on when and where to complete your transaction. If you have a problem after hours or on weekends, please call the Emergency Number 363-3763.
Continue to make your payments in the Drop Box next to the Drive-Thru on the brick wall or mail in the envelop provided with your bill or pay on line at PLEASE continue to follow all precautions to protect your life and the lives of the ones you LOVE! Stay Home & get out only when necessary! Wear a Mask in Public! DON'T MOVE ABOUT TOO FAST! The VIRUS IS STILL HERE & STILL KILLING PEOPLE! Pray Without Ceasing For ALL OF US to take this VIRUS SERIOUSLY! We Will Make It Out Alright, IF We Do What We Need To Do Now, So We Can Do What We Want To Do Later! Mayor Jennifer Vidrine.

you need information about applying for SNAP, Unemployment, or other information, call 211     ​for more information click on COVID-19

Ville Platte Fire Department
The Ville Platte Fire Department will be conducting FIRE HYDRANT Inspecting and Flow Testing of the city water system starting today, JUNE 17th, and continuing over the next couple of weeks. Hydrant testing is required to ensure that hydrants and water lines are operating properly and will be usable during a fire emergency. Hydrant flushing may cause discoloration of your household water in or near the areas being tested, which is a result of iron or sediment deposits being disturbed during the flushing process. The area tested may also experience a brief reduction in water pressure.
Residents are advised to check their water for signs of discoloration prior to doing laundry. A good method to flush home water lines is to open the outside faucet nearest to your water meter inlet to flush until clear first, then open faucets in the home until water is clear. If laundry appears stained, keep the articles wet and rewash them prior to drying. Do not use bleach on iron-stained laundry, as it will “set” the stain.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is a necessary process to ensure effective fire departmental operations in a fire emergency.