Monica signs order to OK temp housing in St. John

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Staff Reporter

LAPLACE — St. John Parish President Nickie Monica signed an executive order on Sept. 23 relative to temporary housing for employees displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Housing will be designated for industry sites, residential sites and local government office sites all on a non-rental basis.

St. John Parish Chief Administrator Natalie Robottom said temporary housing is for three months, but can be extended to a year and requests have to be in by Oct. 7 through planning and zoning.

“Permit fees will have to paid for industry sites housing their employees,” said Robottom. “Fees are waived for residential sites and local government offices such as schools and hospitals as long as they are on a non-rental basis.”

Robottom said residents are allowed one trailer on their property. Schools and hospitals that need to house employees and patients are allowed to house them on their property as well.

“Areas that will increase sewerage flow to the River Road Treatment Plant will have to provide disposable sewerage containers on their property,” she said. “This will part of the permit process. We realize there is a need for housing and we are doing what we can to accommodate those needs.”