Introduction of the ordinance is tentatively set for August 28, 2017 at the regular meeting of the Washington Parish Council. A Public Hearing is tentatively set for September 11, 2017 to be followed by a vote by the Council on the same date.
The facility will be on parish government property at 23046 Yacc Road at the intersection with LA. State Hwy. 10, between Franklinton and Bogalusa. The existing 3250 square foot building has been renovated with plumbing, electrical, HVAC and venting systems updated to building code standards. Competitive bids will be solicited to construct a dedicated waste water system, kennels and build fencing and gates. Funds are in the 2017 budget to hire contract labor, but additional funding is required to complete the remaining brick and mortar portion of the shelter. The existing building plus new outdoor extensions will total approximately 5,500 square feet.