Exterior painting being done on city’s two biggest rec centers | Local News Stories

Exterior painting and other smaller projects are being carried out in New Iberia’s two largest recreational centers, as well as other buildings in New Iberia City.

The exterior of the Cyr-Gates Community Center was recently finished and some internal improvements were made as well. Tilden Bonin was chosen to do the job and the city council approved a certificate of substantial completion of the project at last week’s meeting.

“We have finished painting the exterior and just brought new climate conditions to the youthful side, which prompted me to improve the electrical system (system) for supplying the air conditioning,” said Mayor Freddie DeCourt.

Although the exterior of the Cyr-Gates Community Center is mostly brick, DeCourt said the building’s accent wall, beams, and other structures were part of the project.

Exterior paintwork has also been done at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in West End Park, which DeCourt says is almost complete. Switch panels are also replaced inside the building for additional upgrades.

The town hall was also recently renovated. The building, which is next to the main office of the Iberia Municipal Library, recently started pressure washing and painting.

One of the projects that are still waiting to start is the renovation of the pavilion at Bouligny Plaza, which, according to the mayor, is still in the tendering process.

With the recent completion of the marquee at the Sliman Theater on Main Street, DeCourt is also trying to renovate the marquee as well.

“There’s a lot of stuff in the works,” he said.

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