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April 04, 2019

Litter Problem is Major Topic at Parish Council Meeting

Litter is a topic of discussion at almost every meeting of the Washington Parish Council. At the
meeting on April 1st, many commented on the problem. As reported by Transportation Manager Donnell Merritt, 534 bags of garbage was picked up in March. Every month the report is about the same. Frankie Crosby reported on the cleanup day in Franklinton during which over 50 bags were picked up. But as soon as trash is picked up in an area, the trash is back! Why do people trash where they live? It takes such little effort to find a trash can or hold onto trash until we get home. Unfortunately, tickets for littering are not being written and fines are not being levied. But we have to take pride in our communities. Only then will we see a difference.

In other business,
  • the Council passed three resolutions: one supplementing the "No Thru Truck Routes" ordinance, one opposing proposed legislation to transfer adminisstration and collection of local taxes to the Louisiana Department of Revenue, and one authorizing President Thomas to obtain special counsel for opiod-related recovery claims.
  • the Council heard an update from Public Works Director Ken Wheat on matters related to the animal shelter
  • the Council heard from Frankie Crosby regarding the condition of Rod and Gun Club Road. The discussion of the matter once again highlighted the issue that the parish cannot fix roads that are privately-owned
  • the Council heard a report from Finance Director Donna Graham on a successful surplus property sale
  • the Council heard a report from Transportation Manager Donnell Merritt on work peformed during the month of March

Go our Government Meetings page to view video of the full meeting.

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