Last chance to amend budget

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 4, 2013

LAPLACE – The St. Charles Parish Council will have one more opportunity to act
on an ordinance to amend the St. Charles Parish 2013 operating budget to recognize approximately $1.5 million in sales tax revenues from the Louis Armstrong International Airport.
The parish received a construction permit earlier this year from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Ellington, Phase 3 of the levee, to be constructed south of the towns of Luling and Boutte. Phase 2, Willowridge, will begin construction this year. Phase 1, Magnolia Ridge, is being re-permitted.
The measure was first tabled at the Council’s April 8 regular meeting without being acted upon. Council members can choose to amend the ordinance to direct the funds to different areas of the budget at the upcoming May 6 meeting.
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre has stated that he would like to see the funds dedicated to the parish’s ongoing West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee project.
“These funds have the potential to make a big impact as we continue to seek funding for future phases of the project,” St. Pierre said. “As we face a staggering price tag for comprehensive levee protection for the entire West Bank, we need to consider the best use for any new revenues coming in.”
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