LIVINGSTON — The Livingston Parish Council, at its latest meeting, voted unanimously to introduce and set for public hearing a resolution stating the council’s intention to introduce an ordinance to expand the boundaries of Sewer District No. 2, which serves the rapidly developing Juban Trails area.
During a May 26 meeting, Councilman Garry Talbert introduced the measure to expand the sewer district to include all of Juban Trails. Talbert said Juban Trails, a Community Development District, is being developed to include approximately 2,000 homes. Part of the development is now included in Sewer District No. 2 and the council’s latest action would grow the district to include all of Juban Trails.
The council will take a final vote on the measure at its June 23 meeting.
In other business, the council unanimously approved an ordinance declaring an approximately 100-acre portion of land referred to as Carter Marina as surplus property owned by Livingston Parish and agreed to sell the land at public auction.
Council attorney Chris Moody said the property is no longer needed for a public purpose and it should be declared as surplus property. He added that the land has been appraised at a value of $110,000 and the parish can sell the property at not less than that amount.
The ordinance says the land will be sold at auction at 10 a.m. on June 29 in the first floor conference room of the Government Building in Livingston.
The council also introduced and set a public hearing for June 23 on a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the use of devices known as “unmuffled compression brakes,” “engine brakes” or “jake brakes,” on state highways located in unincorporated areas of the parish.
The proposal is included in ordinances that control loud, nuisance noises, such as the use of “jake brakes,” that are deemed offensive to the public.
In introducing the measure, Talbert said the ordinance will clarify ordinances regulating the braking mechanisms and will allow the state to place signs in appropriate areas that advertise the prohibition on using the brakes.
The council also unanimously agreed to:
Reappoint Leslie Falks to the board that governs Fire Protection District No. 4
Appoint Tommy Jarreau to the Sewer District No. 1 Board replacing Gerald Burns who resigned his position
Reappointed Joyce Lindsay Varnado to the Livingston Parish library Board.