St. Martin Parish Government is spending almost $200,000 on improvements of pubic boat launch facilities at the Clayton Boudreaux Memorial Park in Catahoula and the Dick Davis Park near Butte La Rose.
The $185,000 project provides for the construction of floating docks and walkways at the two landings. Michael D. Breaux Inc. of Breaux Bridge is contractor on the improvements.
Parish Government is asking that the owners of the Dixie Pipeline, one of many conduits that pass through the Atchafalaya Basin, immediately remove a spoil bank blocking rain water drainage.
With a unanimous second at the Sept. 1 parish council meeting,
members approved the resolution, which was added to the agenda at the request of President Chester Cedars.
A 3-2 Appeal Court loss of a 16th Judicial District Court ruling against the parish in the zoning violation case against Cajun Swamp Tours will not end efforts to protect Lake Martin from commercial development.
With a unanimous vote at their Sept. 1 meeting, Parish Council members agreed to pursue the case to the Louisiana Supreme Court.
A drainage project in the western Breaux Bridge area, deemed very important in avoiding a repeat of the August 2016 flooding, is probably still about two years from becoming a reality.
At the August 18 parish council committee meetings, representatives from Quality Engineering and Surveying LLC presented an update on the now-complete engineering study. The project will be funded through a 75/25 matching grant from FEMA, and the parish has already committed a portion of the funds from the $20 million 2016 parish drainage bond to cover its 25 percent share.