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Springhill Main Street Day Resolution 

by Minden Press-Herald

Springhill City Council passed a resolution on January 8, 2024 officially designating March 19th as Main  Street Day. This declaration celebrates the vibrant heart of our community and honors the businesses,  organizations, and individuals who contribute to the vitality of downtown Springhill.  

Springhill Main Street serves as the cultural and economic hub of the City of Springhill, offering unique  shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences for residents and visitors alike. This designation  recognizes the importance of Springhill Main Street in fostering community pride, supporting local  commerce, and preserving our city’s heritage. 

“We are thrilled that city council has thought to officially recognize March 19th as Main Street Day in  Springhill,” said Amie Poladian, Director of the Springhill Main Street program. “Main Street is in the  business of helping people love where they live, while preserving our unique architectural history. Our  downtown is more than just a collection of buildings- it’s the heartbeat of our city, where memories are  made, connections are forged, and dreams of small business ownership are realized. We invite everyone  to come spend some time downtown and celebrate all that makes the Springhill Main Street district so special.”

The resolution read as follows:

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Springhill, Louisiana met in regular session at its usual meeting place in the Council Chambers at Springhill City Hall, 101 Machen Drive, Springhill, Louisiana on Monday, January 8, 2024 at 5:00 o’clock P.M. 

WHEREAS, since 1984, Louisiana Main Street has helped communities revitalize their historic downtowncelebrating community character and generating impressive economic returns; and 

WHEREAS, the year 2024 marks the 40th anniversary of Louisiana Main Street, and we are joining the statewide celebration of 40 years of transformative work throughout the state; and 

WHEREAS, Louisiana’s 36 designated communities have generated impressive results over the last 40 years, logging 15,935 new jobs, 3,785 new businesses, $549.5 million in private investment, $437 million in public investment, and 1.2 million volunteer hours; and 

WHEREAS, every dollar invested in the state program returns $2.90- $7.40 in state sales tax annually, and $190,000 per year of state income tax is generated from jobs created by Main Streets; and 

WHEREAS, Louisiana Main Street leads a statewide network of designated communities: Abbeville, Bastrop, Columbia, Crowley, Denham Springs, DeRidder, Donaldsonville, Eunice, Franklin, Hammond, Homer, Houma, Kenner, Leesville, Minden, Monroe, Morgan City, Natchitoches, New Iberia, New Roads, Opelousas, Plaquemine, Ponchatoula, Ruston, Slidell, Springhill, St. Francisville, St. Martinsville, Thibodeaux, West Monroe, and Winnsboro, and the following districts in New Orleans: Broad Street, Lower Ninth Ward, North Rampart Street, OC Haley Boulevard, and Old Algiers; and 

WHEREAS, Louisiana Main Street also works with communities who are on the pathway to potential designation, and currently Arcadia, Broussard, Jonesville, and Winnfield are “Lagniappecommunities; and 

WHEREAS, Louisiana Main Street’s communities are also part of a national network of 1, 200+ Main Street communities, led by Main Street America; and 

WHEREAS, leaders from Main Street communities from all corners 

of Louisiana are gathering at the state capitol today

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Aldermen of the City of Springhill, Louisiana do hereby designate Tuesday, March 19, 2024 as Main Street Day and does hereby commend Louisiana Main Street and its thirtysix designated communities for their outstanding downtown revitalization efforts throughout the stateThe foregoing resolution was considered and adopted the 8th day of January, 2024.

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