Watkins discussed the repairs that were to be undertaken on the bayou road. He enclosed the report on the project made by Mr. Peñe, but he was still awaiting the report of Hilaire Boutté. The Mayor believed that the number of watchmen should be increased and that they should call out the hours of the night. Also a watchman should be stationed in the tower of Saint Louis Church to sound the alarm in case of fire. The Mayor then discussed the problem posed by the proliferation of taverns and gambling houses. He enclosed a letter from Mr. Peñe requesting payment for the design of the bridge over Bayou Saint John. He also transmitted two letters from Mr. Mansury Pelletier in which he urged the complete renovation of the drum of one of the old pumps and the purchase of new equipment for use in public works.