Derryl Walls announces candidacy for District IV

Staff Report
August 22, 2007 at 3:24 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Derryl Walls announces candidacy for District IV
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Derryl Walls, 41, lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish has announced his candidacy for the District IV council position.

He has been a resident of District IV for over 35 years. He has been married to Tina Walls for 21 years and has four daughters Kelli, Hailey, Payton and Shelby. Councilman Walls has been volunteering as a coach for the Des Allemands Booster Club for 11 years, where he has coached football, baseball and softball. He was also president of the Des Allemands Booster Club for 3 years. He holds three state licenses in Mechanical, Electrical, and Building Construction. He started his own business in 2004. The business, Southern Refrigeration, is a commercial refrigeration and air condition company. The company has grown from three employees to 40 employees in three and half years. He brings his financial and business management skills in running a successful business to the council.

Councilman Walls has an engineered plan for the American Legion Ballpark in Des Allemands. The first phase of the project is underway, which includes four new baseball/softball fields with backstops and sideline fencing. He has an engineered walking trail for the old school board property on old Hwy. 90 in Des Allemands for which bids are due on Aug. 16. He anticipates in the near future to start breaking ground on the walking trail. The project for the J. B. Green ballpark is under Army Corp review. Once approval is given from the Corp, they will break ground shortly thereafter. Councilman Walls has box culverts ordered for canal No.10, which should improve drainage. He will continue to support and pursue West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee, which will include closing the gaps along Bayou Des Allemands and connect to the Sunset Drainage District.

If re-elected, Councilman Walls will work to allocate funds for recreation projects currently underway in District IV. With these allocated funds, the Parish can apply for matching state grants. He will continue to push for a boat launch to be built under I-49 when it crosses Bayou Des Allemands. Meantime, if any property in District IV would become available before I-49 is built, he will pursue to purchase the property for a boat launch. He will continue to be accessible to all constituents.

Councilman Walls hopes to be able to campaign on the issues and keep District IV and St. Charles Parish moving forward. He asks for your support and consideration.

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