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Aug 8, 2013 7:40 AM by AP/CS

St. James extends campground moratorium

CONVENT, La. (AP) - The St. James Parish Council has extended for 30 days the six-month moratorium set to expire this month on construction and development of new RV parks and campgrounds.

Parish attorney Bruce Mohon tells The Advocate the extension should give the Parish Council enough time to address its proposed new ordinance on RV parks and campgrounds and to hold another public hearing on the measure during its Aug. 21 council meeting in Vacherie.

Councilman Terry McCreary voted against the extension Wednesday night.

McCreary asked why the moratorium should be extended if, after two public hearings, the Parish Council usually votes on the matter.

Mohon said the extra time would allow councilmen to add further amendments, if needed, to the ordinance.

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