Portable signs now allowedJul 15th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: News
The Council passed an ordinance 7-0 to amend the Parish’s sign ordinance. After this amendment, “snipe” signs—signs that are not permanently affixed to anything, and were banned in the previous ordinance— will be moved into the category of “portable signs,” which are allowed.
This comes as good news to business owners who prior to this new ordinance, were not allowed to have these moveable signs in front of their businesses.
In Other Council News
• The Council passed an ordinance 6-1, with Council Chairman George Cavignac voting against the measure, to require any person operating heavy machinery/equipment on any property to acquire the appropriate license to do so. Any property zoned as A-1 and is East of the Violet Canal will be exempt from this ordinance.
• The Council voted 7-0 on an amended ordinance to require a majority (4) of the Council members to remain in the Parish if an emergency is declared.
• The Council approved an ordinance 7-0 to authorize the sale of 3700 Gallo Drive, a surplus property, to Michael Domingue for the price of $1,000. The property touches Domingue’s, and he has been maintaining it for over a year.
“If anyone has been maintaining a property next to their house for over a year, they can have it transferred [into their possession],” said Councilman Casey Hunnicutt of District D.
• The Council adopted a resolution to approve alcohol permits for the following:
Daiquiris Chalmette Partnership, DePope Launch and Tavern, Inc.; Desi’s, Inc.; Dockside Enterprises, D & S Wingery, LLC.; and Mia’s Pizza, LLC.
• The Council adopted a resolution 7-0 that authorizes the Parish President to enter into an agreement with the DOTD to continue on with a project involving a Packenham Drive and Jackson Street Couplet.
• The Council passed an ordinance 7-0, which will rename Livaudais Street to Mr. Norman Street.