The TOWN OF VINTON Water System has experienced problems with our water supply system.
The Town of Vinton Water System received notification of a failed routine bacteriological sample collected by Louisiana Department of Health on October 7, 2020. LDH’s inability to take repeat samples due to Lab closures related to Hurricane Delta, a BOIL ADVISORY must be issued.
Therefore, as a precaution, the TOWN OF VINTON Water System is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Water System.
It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:
Boil water for one (l) full minute in a clean container. The one-minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)
Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.
The TOWN OF VINTON Water System will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our water supply system have shown our water to be safe.
The CenterPoint Energy Community Partnership Grant program has offered opportunities to invest in local communities since 2003. In that time, CenterPoint has awarded more than $2 million in donations and provided funding to 967 projects. The goal of the program is to help cities leverage local funds to purchase needed safety equipment or support safety projects important to the community.
Today, CenterPoint is pleased to present, and the Vinton Fire Department is equally pleased to accept, a Community Partnership Grant for $2,000 that will be used to purchase Fire Department Ventilation Fans. Brad Coppedge, representing CenterPoint as Area Manager, presented the check to Fire Chief Christopher Vice The money will be used to purchase special battery powered ventilators used in various firefighting and other duties.
Town of Vinton City Hall staff show their support for Byron Racca and the Racca Warriors. You can follow news about Byron, his recovery, and the Racca Warriors at the facebook group Racca Warriors.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The Town of Vinton Fire Department is seeking bids for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus. Sealed bids must be received by Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 10:00 A.M., at Vinton City Hall – 1200 Horridge St. – Vinton, LA 70668. The Town intends to select the lowest responsive bid by a responsible bidder. Specifications upon which to submit proposals may be obtained by contacting Fire Chief Chris Vice @ 337-794-3402.
During the current state of emergency, the Town of Vinton City Hall and Public Works will keep its regular working hours of 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to noon on Friday.
However, due to the threat of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Lobby only of City Hall will close to the public starting Monday, 03/23/20 to limit the risk to staff and customers.
If you wish to make a payment, you may do so online, use the dropbox in the front of City Hall, or use the drive-thru, which will remain open. If you wish to speak to someone, use the drive-thru or call us on the telephone at (337) 589-7453. You may also email us through links on this website.
The City wishes everyone to stay safe and healthy. Please take all due caution and follow any advisories affecting public safety.
The Town of Vinton
The City of Vinton will temporarily suspend issuing burn permits. However, you can still burn materials if you follow all the rules. Failure to do so may result in a call-out by the Vinton Fire Department and possible fines.
Garbage pick-up by Waste Management will continue at the regular time.
For reference, Section 10-3 of the Vinton, LA Code of Ordinances allows for the opening burning of certain materials under the following guidelines:
- Allowed are leaves, limbs under six inches in diameter, and other plant material.
- Fire confined in an area not larger than ten (10) feet in diameter with a height of not more than four (4) feet.
- Limited to daylight hours.
- Recreational fires limited to an area three (3) feet in diameter and two (2) feet in height.
- Burning area should be fifty (50) feet or more from any structure or combustible material.
- The burning of rubbish, plastics, rubber, or similar products is prohibited.
- Monitor the fire in progress and have on hand a fire extinguisher or other approved on-site fire extinguishing equipment such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose, or water truck. All fires should be extinguished by sunset.
The City of Vinton is currently under a boil advisory due to a loss in water pressure from a malfunctioning pump. Please boil for one minute any water from the tap used for drinking or cooking. The tap water is safe for bathing and laundry, but not consumption. The boil advisory will last until further notice.