Crime cut council meeting start

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 1, 2014

By Richard Meek
Contributing Writer

LAPLACE – A massive manhunt for suspects wanted in connection with the shooting at the LaPlace Feed Store Tuesday afternoon forced the St. John the Baptist Parish Council to dramatically shorten its meeting.

Members met for approximately 15 minutes Tuesday night before adjourning. The majority of the agenda items were tabled, and the only new business was the council adopting a resolution to be compliant with the state’s Community Business Development program. The resolution states that residents cannot be displaced in projects funded by CBDG funds.

“With all that is going on in the parish we just felt like we needed to have this meeting short,” Council Chairman Marvin Perrilloux said. “Everybody is shaken up by what happened.

“Everything we needed to accomplish tonight we got accomplished (regarding) parish business.”