Posted: Jan 24, 2013 6:48 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council has voted to relocate 44 Scotlandville homeowners away from a foul-smelling waste water treatment plant, putting an end to a 17-year battle with residents.
The council voted 8-4 Wednesday night to approve an estimated $6 million project to relocate the residents and build a natural buffer zone around the sewer plant.
A small group of Scotlandville residents who attended the meeting said they were cautiously optimistic about moving forward with the city-parish on the relocation plan after the council's vote to approve creation of a buffer zone around the sewer plant.
Homes within the buffer zone will be demolished under the plan, which means residents will have no choice other than to relocate.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com