Mt. Airy tank farm topic for council

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Staff Reporter

LAPLACE — The St. John the Baptist Parish Council will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday night to discussed tabled ordinances and the Mt. Airy Tank Farm Project.

Ordinances concerning operating budgets for St. John Parish general fund, special revenue funds, enterprise funds and parish wide sewerage construction fund, re-subdivision of two parcels of Reserve Plantation and an ordinance executing of an Act of Sale by Parish President Nickie Monica to sell two lots of the Airport road Subdivision in Reserve to Cat-Spec, LTD for $84,000.

The other topic of the meeting will be the Mt. Airy Tank Farm Project, with concerned residents including school board member Elexia Henderson.

Councilman Allen St. Pierre said the project is for a storage tank facility, which will store different materials, such as gasoline.

&#8220Tanks will be used to load up ships with gasoline, when they need it,” St. Pierre said. &#8220There are no emissions and if they were to leak they are built against ‘mud ponds’ and enough levee room to contain any leaks.”

The main concern is that this will have emissions and leak, causing problems in the surrounding neighborhoods, according to St. Pierre.

St. Pierre said this is a relatively new project, and nothing is finalized yet, but that it was put on the agenda, because everyone is entitled to express their concerns.