Parish Council cracks down on housing litter

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

PLAQUEMINE – The Iberville Parish Council gave mobile home park, recreational vehicle park and apartment complex owners a 30-day notice to provide adequate trash containers for residents during their regular meeting Tuesday night.

Owners in violation will be served a written notice to provide dumpsters within seven days. If they don’t comply, the parish will provide one and bill the owners, according to the ordinance.

Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso Jr. also asked the council to hold a hearing at its Sept. 17 meeting to abandon a portion of Bayou Road in the Maringouin area that is being used as an illegal trash dump.

Ourso also reported that the parish is taking the owners of Alligator Bayou to court to expropriate three-tenths of an acre of land to maintain a nearby flood-control lock.

The council also decided to hold public hearings before the next meeting, Sept. 17, regarding an ordinance adopting the new Federal Emergency Management Agency flood map rules, an ordinance about how livestock, such as horses and cows, can be kept and an ordinance to clarify the speed limit at 20 mph on Barrow Street.