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Mar 26, 2013 8:42 AM by AP

Tangipahoa council intends to close landing

AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has voted to introduce and set for public hearing an ordinance that would close to the public Carpenter's Landing on the Tangipahoa River.

The Advocate reports the landing, located east of Hammond, was a heavily used entry point for canoeists, fishermen, bathers and others. However, the concrete boat ramp has eroded over the past several years and the parish has not maintained the site on a regular basis.

Attorney Charles M. Hughes, Jr., who represents the landowners who asked the council to abandon the dedication of the road leading to the landing, said the road belongs to three landowners.

Hughes said that the area now attracts drug users, litterers and others who pose a threat to residents.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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