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Hornbeck eyes list of enhancements in 2014

BY RYAN KEETON
HORNBECK -- The Town of Hornbeck on Monday released its annual report on projects within the town and addressed some upcoming improvements.
Mayor Clarence Beebe said one project in the past year involved the addition of over 12 miles of pipe and infrastructure to support expansion.
"We added approximately 100 more customers in that project,"” Beebe said. "“We're just trying to extend water to all the folks we can and to help our neighbors.”"
Beebe also spoke about upcoming projects, including a total rebuild of Westbrooke Road, rehabilitating the town's water tank and a buy/sell agreement in the City of Leesville to purchase property for the purpose of building a compressed natural gas filling station.
"“The new idea we're pursuing is compressed natural gas whereby it's transportation fuel for vehicles," Beebe said.” "It's a clean-burning fuel, it's readily available, it is American produced and it's affordable.”"
Beebe said utilizing natural gas as a fuel for vehicles reduces emissions by 80 percent per vehicle and that the price of the fuel is about $1.50 a gallon compared to regular gasoline.
Beebe, during the meeting, also thanked Sen. John Smith, R-Leesville, and Rep. Frankie Howard, R-Many, for their support of town projects. Both attended the meeting.
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