BAKER - Southwest Drive residents complained to the City Council about a business adjacent to their residential cul-de-sac with noisy trucks and employees who use foul language.
Jim Pigrenet, who lives in the 900 block of Southwest Drive, said trucks were starting up at 6 a.m. until he had police notify the owner of Clean Sweep, 4300 Groom Road, of a city ordinance curtailing such activity until 7 a.m.
Trucks move all through the night, Pigrenet told the City Council during its Tuesday meeting, disturbing everyone’s sleep.
Julie Gauthier, a neighbor of Pigrenet, complained of obscenities uttered by workers where children can hear them.
Others who spoke against the business were Jeffrey Scales and John Presley, residents of the 1000 block of Southwest Drive; and Elaine Pigrenet, also of the 900 block of Southwest Drive.
The property where Clean Sweep is situated was zoned commercial in 1986 and is owned by Warren Burge, who was not at the meeting.
Councilman Fred Russell said the problems had been brought before the council in the past and he plans to investigate the latest round of complaints.
Other matters coming before the council included:
LIQUOR SALES: Following a request at the last council meeting from Admon McCastle, of Brantley Drive, for information on placing a moratorium on selling liquor, City Attorney Ron Wall told the council Tuesday a moratorium would stop the city from issuing all liquor licenses, big and small.
He told the council to give the matter serious thought because such a moratorium would have “significant unintended consequences.”
PARK EXERCISE: Carl Stages, speaking for the Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission Foundation, cited organizations contributing to LifeTrail, an exercise system for older and disabled adults at Baker City Park.
Among those contributing to the success of the project are Doris Alexander, Main Street Pilot Club; John Butler, Baker Charitable Foundation; Nick Landry, Knights of Columbus Council 4085; Brock Naquin, North Ridge Care Center; Mary Sue Stages, certified public accountant; and David Williams, Peoples Health.