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Jul 14, 2014 8:46 AM by AP

Panel examines parish boundary problems

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A committee trying to end a decades-long boundary issue between Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes has begun to outline potential solutions.

Doug Bourg, Terrebonne Parish administrative assistant, tells The Courier his staff and the Lafourche staff are having discussions, trying to work through everybody who might be affected.

While the state and federal government have one version of the boundary line, local documents show a different line for neighborhoods in Grand Bois, Upper Bayou Blue and Pointe-aux-Chenes. That has caused some residents to pay taxes in both parishes, vote in one parish and send their children to school in another.

The two governments formed a committee following Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet's presentation to the Lafourche Parish Council during its Feb. 25 meeting.

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