Coastal management strategy still not setAug 12th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: News
At their last meeting, the Parish Council tabled an ordinance that would portray the Parish as being in favor of the State’s Coastal Master Plan.
The Council has some concerns with the state’s Plan, mainly the large-scale diversions being proposed, and will not accept this ordinance until the verbiage is changed to reflect the Parish’s true opinion.
“We can not approve this until we get the wording correct,” said Councilman at Large East, Guy McInnis. “We’re currently working with Jerome Zeringue [Executive Director of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority] to get some assistance on this matter.”
The Council is also collaborating with other coastal parishes to ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to restoring coastal Louisiana.
“We wanted to table this ordinance until we got more input from the others along the coast,” said Council Chairman George Cavignac.
In other Council news
• A resolution was adopted 7-0 to appoint Pharissa Robinson as the Office of Housing and Redevelopment’s Fair Housing Coordinator.
“She will be my replacement,” said Jerry Graves, Jr., the Parish’s Chief Administrative Officer.
This position involves promoting fair housing practices and ensuring compliance with all fair housing laws, and receiving and processing all housing discrimination complaints against St. Bernard Parish Government.
• The Council introduced an ordinance that would donate lots 1,2,3,4,7,16,17,18,19, 20, and 22 of Square 542—being bounded by Montesquie, Paris Road, Defoy, and Bolivar Streets—to the Sherrif’s Office.
• The Council passed a resolution 7-0 in favor of re-calibrating the flashing warning lights in front of Chalmette High School and Gauthier Elementary, and installing flashing signals in front of N.P. Trist Middle and Smith Elementary.
• The Council passed an ordinance 7-0 authorizing the sale of 1916 Michelle Drive to Rose Lea Lepine for the price of $1,000, and the sale of 3725 Volpe Drive to Kenny and Dana Farmer for the price of $1000.
They also adopted an ordinance 7-0 authorizing the sale of 3513 Debouchel Boulevard to Robert and Jaclyn McNab for the price of $3,012.41. Since this property is not adjacent to the McNab’s property it was sold through public auction.
• The Council approved beer and liquor permits for
Alex Chevron, West Judge Perez Drive in Arabi; CY’s Bar, 817 St. Bernard Highway; Amin Quick Stop, 1901 East Judge Perez Drive; The Daq Shaq, 6601 West Judge Perez Drive; King Discount Tobacco & Liquor, 8700 West Judge Perez Drive; Parish Seafood & Diner, 6617 West Judge Perez Drive.