St. John sewer plant delayed by council for more information

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 18, 2005


Staff Reporter

LAPLACE -Decisions concerning the Woodland Sewer Treatment Plant, authorization to add a line item in the amount of $20,000 to the utility budget and the possibility of purchasing the land, were all removed from the St. John Parish Council agenda Tuesday night.

The council decided to remove these topic in order to gather more information, before re-addressing the issues.

Councilman Steve Lee told Council Chairman Joel McTopy, a full report will be available for the council to review within seven days of the next council meeting.

“This report will have all the details,” said Lee. “It will have all the information concerning the capacity problems and what cost is remaining to the short term solution. This will allow all the council members to take a look at the report and see every detail before the next council meeting.”

After these items were removed, a man by the name of Rudolph Fleming from Reserve came to the podium. He began to state problems he had with dirty water and from the samples he had and the prior discussion in the meeting, some may assume he meant sewer being in his water.

This was not the case, in fact it was dirty water with a rusty color, according to Parish Attorney Barry Landry.