Bayou Pigeon Heritage - Moving the Community Forward - Replacing Roof on the Heritage Hall
Bayou Pigeon Heritage friends:
During the early discussions between BPHA and the Diocese of BTR and A. Wilbert’s sons about our organization taking over the complex for adaptive use. There was hesitancy around, whether the new Heritage association would be able to sustain and maintain the old St. Joan of Arc complex. .
After all, one reason the site was being abandoned it was very costly to maintain. The condition of the complex / structures at the time of our negotiations was exacerbated by years of deferred maintenance because of cost.
The Activity Center / gym was thought not to be in un-useable condition and estimates by the Iberville Parish Inspectors to fix was over 200k, if you replaced the HVAC.
It was pointed out the church was in need of a new roof, a costly expense >25K . There were several leaks in the church in times of heavy rains.
We agreed, we made the case in the discussions we well understood that the high cost of the deferred maintenance by the church parish would catch up with the buildings sooner than later.
In South La. most asphalt shingle roofs last 15 to 16 years, the roof on the church was 20 years, we thought we would have a little more time to plan for the replacement.
We did not anticipate that Covid 19, Grand River Flooding of 2021 would put the Association in start / stop mode on fundraising and that two Hurricane's would hit us back to back in a week.
Hurricaine Ida & Nicholas.
Hurricane Ida and Nicholas caused some damage to BPHA structures. but people say … there is a silver lining in anything …
The Association structures got by without major damage but had enough damage that we thought we could file a legitimate claim to repair our roof on our Heritage Hall.
The Association filed an insurance claim with our Insurance agency. Our agent immediately went to bat for us and our damage claims were inspected promptly.
The inspector agreed that our Heritage Hall roof needed replacement, as repairing part of the roof was not feasible, too many missing tabs.
After seeing the damage on Heritage Hall the Inspector checked out the Pavilion and House on the same visit and determined there was damage there as well..
We are happy to report we will be getting a new roof on our HERITAGE HALL, the PAVILLION and parts of the HOUSE. At essentially no cost to us.
Thank You to our agent, Dayna Hargrove LeGrange of Mohragency. It is helpful to know your agent, personally.
BPHA Shrine room - Our Lady Queen of Peace
As Believers, we know Our Lady Queen of Peace lives in and walks these grounds and did not want it to rain in our Chapel.
For the next 20 - 30 + years this is something we will not have to worry about. ie., the roof on Heritage Hall.
Truly a God send.
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1. Becoming a member is the best way to support Bayou Pigeon community / economic development.
2. You will get an opportunity to contribute to something meaningful bigger than yourself.
3. You will be building new opportunities for the children.
4. To have a deeper connection with neighbors, cousins and past residents.