Update: Millennium Park Fire
In there commitment to beautify the Downtown area of Lake Charles, Mayor Randy Roach and the city are looking to rebuild a park that was a popular feature of Lake Charles downtown area.
More than 24 hours after an arson fire destroyed much of the Shiver Me Timbers Millennium Park in downtown Lake Charles, City officials are working on plans to move forward and rebuild.
The process will start on Tuesday when Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach meets with citizens who were instrumental in developing the park in 2000.
"This is a place that our community has embraced," said Kay Barnett, the former coordinator for the Millennium Park project and one of the individuals who will attend the meeting with Roach. "I think everybody will still feel the same way as we move forward with trying to rebuild it."
The park was insured and city officials say the insurance should cover debris removal and at least some of the rebuilding. The insurance plan carries a $100,000 deductible.
Meanwhile, the search continues for the person or persons responsible for the fire. But so far, authorities have few leads. A report from one city official that there were surveillance cameras located throughout the park turned out to be false. While there are cameras, none of them were in the vicinity of the fire or park.
Well i hope they catch the person and/or persons responsible for the needless act and they are punished to the full extent of the law. I am glad that the rebuilding efforts are already underway and look forward to the park being rebuilt!!!