City and Government

City Government Information

The City of Crowley has a Mayor-Council form of government. The City Council is composed of nine members who are elected to serve in four-year terms. The Mayor is elected by the community at large every four years and performs as the Chief Executive Officer.

MAYOR'S OFFICE
Greg Jones was elected in November 2006 to serve as Crowley's mayor for the 2007-2010 and re-elected for the 2011-2014 term. This move into City Hall comes after having completed two terms on the Crowley Board of Aldermen.

Jones brings over 20 years of business and financial experience to the office. During his time in the private sector, he was the vice-president of the First National Bank and continues to sit on the bank's board of directors. He has also taught courses pertaining to banking at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for the American Institute of Banking. Most recently, Jones served as vice-chairman of KALEM, LLC an oil and gas investment company which he also co-owns.

With his background, Mayor Jones incorporates good business practices into city government to stimulate economic growth and improve city services for Crowley's citizens. His goal is to improve the quality of daily life and attract higher paying job opportunities while preserving Crowley's historic beauty and uniqueness.

Mayor Jones is a member of Kiwanis International and has coached various sports through the Crowley Recreation Department and local elementary schools over the last nineteen years. Currently, he coaches the boys and girls track teams at St. Michael's Elementary school.

Mr. Jones is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Crowley High School. He is married to his wife of 28 years, Charlotte, and they have one son, Kyle; 27, and one daughter, Alex21.

ALDERMEN
The City Council performs the legislative functions and is the legally constituted lawmaking and policy-making body for the City of Crowley. Major duties of the City Council include: adopting an annual budget; enacting policies concerning the operation of the city; enacting local ordinances; and appointing members of the various boards and committees. City Council also has the authority to call bond referendums in the city and enter into contracts.

Contact your alderman at Post Office Box 1463, Crowley LA 70526, or by
calling (337) 783-0824.

JANUARY 2011 TO DECEMBER 2014 TERM OF OFFICE

Alderman-At-Large
Steven Premeaux

Ward One
Division A Jeff Dore, Alderman
Division B Kathleen Valdetero, Alderwoman

Ward Two
Division A Bryan Borill, Alderman
Division B Lyle O. Fogleman, Jr., Alderman

Ward Three
Division A Vernon Martin, Alderman
Division B Laurita D. Pete, Alderwoman

Ward Four
Division A Elliot Dore, Alderman
Division B Mary T. Melancon, Alderwoman

COUNCIL MEETINGS AND MINUTES

Board of Aldermen Meetings

City Council meetings are scheduled for every second Tuesday of the month.

  • City Board of Aldermen meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor in the Council Chamber of Criminal Justice Building, 426 North Avenue F (corner of Avenue F and 5th Street.
  • An agenda of the upcoming City Board of Aldermen meeting is posted in City Hall, 425 North Parkerson, on the Friday before the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting.
  • The public is invited and welcome to attend City Council meetings.

The City of Crowley government committees meet on the Wednesday and Thursday before the City Council meetings at 4:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor in Council Chambers of Criminal Justice Building, 426 North Avenue F (corner of Avenue F and 5th Street).

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

The City Council performs the legislative functions and is the legally constituted lawmaking and policy-making body for the City of Crowley. Major duties of the City Council include: adopting an annual budget; enacting policies concerning the operation of the city; enacting local ordinances; and appointing members of the various boards and committees. City Council also has the authority to call bond referendums in the city and enter into contracts.

Contact your alderman at Post Office Box 1463, Crowley LA 70526, or by
calling (337) 783-0824.

JANUARY 2011 TO DECEMBER 2014 TERM OF OFFICE

Alderman-At-Large
Steven Premeaux

Ward One
Division A Jeff Dore, Alderman
Division B Kathleen Valdetero, Alderwoman

Ward Two
Division A Bryan Borill, Alderman
Division B Lyle O. Fogleman, Jr., Alderman

Ward Three
Division A Vernon Martin, Alderman
Division B Laurita D. Pete, Alderwoman

Ward Four
Division A Elliot Dore, Alderman
Division B Mary T. Melancon, Alderwoman

City Department Information

OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS

City of Crowley's Office of Administrative Affairs is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the mayor's office. The Administrative Assistant schedules all appointments and meetings for the mayor, keeps the mayor and board of aldermen informed of all changes in federal and/or state statutes. The Administrative Assistant supervises the constituent request division, custodian, and the landscape specialist.

Margaret Young, Administrative Assistant
margaret.young@crowley-la.com

CONSTITUENT REQUESTS

The constituent request division receives requests for the entitled services from the citizens of Crowley, assigns requests to the appropriate departments, follows up on all requests for entitled services through the use of service surveys, and reports results of service to the quality manager. You can request records from the City of Crowley by filling out the Public Records Request form and submitting to the City of Crowley, or by calling City Hall at (337) 788-4100.

PROJECTS MANAGEMENT

Allison Clarke, Quality ISO Manager
ali.clarke@crowley-la.com

The projects manager serves as the director of city projects for special events and as ISO 9001 quality manager, conducts training programs, assists the mayor in developing and publishing policy and procedure, job description, and compensation guidelines.

GRANTS COORDINATOR

The Grant Coordinator develops and coordinates grant-funded programs for the City of Crowley. He/she reviews literature dealing with funds through grants from governmental agencies and private foundations to determine feasibility of developing programs to supplement local annual budget allocations. The grant coordinator writes the grant application, according to format required, and submits the application to the funding agency or foundation. He/she coordinates the evaluation and monitors all grant-funded programs and maintains a master file on grants received and pending. The Grant Coordinator works closely with department heads and the administration to monitor the paperwork and reports connected with all grant-funded programs.

OFFICE OF CITY CLERK

Judy Istre, City Clerk
judy.istre@crowley-la.com

Established in 1900, the Office of Administration, City Clerk section is responsible for recording and preserving the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Aldermen, acts as auditor for the city, and assists the mayor in preparing the annual budget. The City Clerk supervises five sub-sections, including municipal tax collections, applications for occupational licenses and alcohol and beverage permits, personnel, payroll, and purchasing. To access applications for permits and licenses, click here .

BOOKKEEPING

Erin Cradeur, Payroll/Bookkeeper
erin.cradeur@crowley-la.com

The Payroll Clerk works closely with the Personnel Clerk to compute and enter computer payroll data for the employees of the City of Crowley. The Payroll Clerk is responsible for compiling payroll data, such as hours worked, insurance deductions, employee identification number, and exemptions. He/she reviews wages computed and corrects errors to ensure accuracy of the payroll. He/she also records changes affecting net pay and prepares for city employees periodic reports of earnings, taxes, and deductions. The Payroll Clerk is most popular on paydays when he/she prepares and issues paychecks.

PERSONNEL

Julie Romero, Personnel and Insurance
julie.romero@crowley-la.com

The personnel administrator receives and reviews applications for municipal employment and coordinates employee health and leave benefits. The City of Crowley is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, or any nonmerit factor. For information on employment opportunities click here or apply at the Office of Employment Security at 124 East 3rd Street, Crowley, Louisiana.

PURCHASING

Sarah Ruddock, Purchasing Agent
sarah.ruddock@crowley-la.com

The purchasing agent is responsible for evaluating office supplies and approving purchasing of most supplies and equipment based on need. Under the umbrella of ISO 9001, the purchasing agent completes quarterly evaluations of all vendors. Vendors may contact the purchasing agent by telephoning (337) 788-4105.

CODE ENFORCEMENT

The Code Enforcement Department of Crowley has two divisions -- the first being Code Enforcement and the second being Animal Control.

Code Enforcement enforces a variety of regulations that deal with the development, use and maintenance of property. The purpose of the Code Enforcement Department is the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards and to work with the public as well as the city and parish in any way that will improve the quality of life in the City of Crowley. Click here for online forms issued by Code Enforcement.

OFFICE HOURS

8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday

CONTACT INFORMATION

Danny Hebert, City Inspector
danny.hebert@crowley-la.com

Tiffany Handy, Secretary
tiffany.handy@crowley-la.com

Phone: (337) 788-4101
Fax: (337) 788-4146

Animal Control

The Crowley Animal Shelter is a program that effectively treats the symptoms while seeking to eliminate the causes by compassionately using the tools of education and enforcement.
Click here for pet adoptions.

ANIMAL SHELTER HOURS

7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday

ANIMAL CONTROL FEES

  • Euthanasia $10.00
  • Cat trap rental $25.00
  • Out-of-town animal pickup $50.00
  • Quarantined animal housing $15.00 per day
  • Unwanted animal pickup $10.00
  • Animal adoptions $10.00 plus shelter fee

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Jody Viator, Fire Chief

104 West Hutchinson Avenue
Post Office Box 1712
Crowley, Louisiana 70527

Office: (337) 788-4106
Fax: (337) 788-4109 Radio Frequency - 154.25
I.S.O. Class 3 Rating

The Crowley Fire Department proudly protects the 15,000 citizens of Crowley. The city is approximately 10 square miles and is protected by 3 fire stations. We respond to fire, extrication, and EMS calls throughout the city. The department utilizes both volunteer and career fire fighters with 19 volunteers and 28 career fire fighters serving the city.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Crowley Fire Department is to provide an umbrella of protection to our community through aggressive delivery of safety education, fire prevention, disaster management, firefighting, rescue and emergency medical services by providing a highly trained and well equipped team of professional FIREFIGHTERS, EMTS, AND FIRST RESPONDERS.

VISION STATEMENT

The Crowley Fire Department will continue to enhance and expand our services to the community while maintaining a high level of professionalism and tradition.

MEMBERSHIPS/ORGANIZATIONS

  • Louisiana State Firemen's Association
  • Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana
  • Louisiana State Fire Chiefs Association
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • American Heart Association
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Click here for information, requirements and benefits of employment in the City of Crowley's Fire Department.

MAIN STREET

The City of Crowley was designated as a Louisiana Main Street Community in July, 1999. Main Street has a full time project manager that implements the downtown revitalization program under the direction of the Mayor and the Crowley Board of Aldermen.

Main Street offers design and technical assistance for building renovations. The local office has access to state and national networks of data and workshops to improve the downtown community.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Main Street Crowley is to recognize, revitalize, and promote the historic, cultural, social, and economic significance of Crowley's Downtown Historic Business District, and to educate the community about the benefits of its preservation through the involvement of the entire community.

BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
Information on the Main Street Board and various Committees link

PROGRAMS

Facade Grants
The Main Street Program, through the Louisiana Main Street Program, offers facade grants to help improve the appearance of downtown while encouraging good design. These grants are awarded on an annual basis and are given to projects that contribute to the commercial revitalization of the historic central business district. Properties must be located within the geographically designated Main Street area and must be at least 50 years old. There are some exceptions. This is a matching grant.

These grants are financed in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior through the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, Division of Historic Preservation.

Tax Abatement
The tax abatement program is available for buildings individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places or buildings that are considered historic components of Register districts. The state tax abatement program can be used both for commercial structures and owner-occupied private homes. Under the Restoration Tax Abatement Program, the assessed value and the property taxes can be frozen at the pre-improvement level for five years, resulting in substantial tax savings. In addition, this program can be used in combination with the federal historic preservation tax credit program, resulting in even more substantial savings.

Tax Credits A tax credit is a direct, dollar for dollar, reduction in the amount of money a taxpayer must pay in taxes for a given year. Example: if a taxpayer owes $7,000 in taxes to the IRS, but has a tax credit of $3,500, he only pays $3,500. A credit is much better than a deduction which merely reduces a taxpayer's taxable income and may put him in a lower tax bracket. If a taxpayer earns more credit than he can use in a single year, he can carry the credit forward up to 20 years, and backward 1 year.

POLICE DEPARTMENT

It is the mission of the Crowley Police Department to provide the most modern and professional law enforcement services available to the citizens of the City of Crowley. The mission is also to maintain cooperation and assistance with federal, state, & local law enforcement agencies, keep the citizens aware of matters affecting their safety, provide training of police officers, and upgrading of modern technology and equipment.

COMPLAINTS AND REQUESTS

The following email addresses are for the public's use to report crime, make special request or to ask questions.
All emails will be directed to the office of the Chief of
Police for review of private matters prior to being disbursed to any member of the Crowley Police Department. All information shall remain private and email addresses shall not forwarded for any reason.

To report criminal activity of any kind
reportcrime@crowleypolice.com

To ask questions of any concern
questions@crowleypolice.com

To make a special request of any nature
request@crowleypolice.com

PROJECTS

DARE - The Crowley Police Departments DARE program is headed by Cpl. Jimmy Broussard - (337) 788-4114

Street Crime Unit - The Crowley Police Department has a new unit called the Street Crime Unit (S.C.U.). This unit will be utilized for street level narcotics, excessive music from motor vehicles, traffic complaints and more. Community involvement is the goal of this unit by fighting concerns that effect each community within our town.

Emergency Preparedness - Lt. Mike Breaux is the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the City of Crowley at (337) 788-4113.

S.O.R.E. - Sex Offender Registration and Evaluation Program involves periodical checks on convicted sex offenders who reside in the city of Crowley to assure their compliance with state laws. Concerns should be directed to Chief Gibson at (337) 788-4114.

DIVISION CONTACTS

Captain Chris Osborne, Patrol Division Commander
(337) 788-4113 or cosborne@crowleypolice.com

Captain Janet Kneeland, Criminal Investigations Division Commander
(337) 788-4140 or jkneeland@crowleypolice.com

Captain Troy Hebert, Narcotics Division Commander
(337) 788-4132 or thebert@crowleypolice.com

Captain Donald Vail, Services Division Commander
(337) 788-4135 or dvail@crowleypolice.com

 

 

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