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St. Landry Parish Council has full agenda, public hearing

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Posted at 8:05 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 21:44:41-04

The St. Landry Parish Council held a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed mobile home ordinance.

Council members tabled an ordinance that would have banned landowners from having more than two trailers on a single plot.

The earliest that ordinance can be reconsidered is at next month's committee meetings.

If the ordinance passes in the future, it would prohibit anyone from placing more than two mobile homes on any piece of property in the parish, unless they got a permit.

Any property which already has mobile homes on it is grandfathered in, meaning if it is in place when the ordinance is passed it won't require a permit. It also doesn't apply to mobile home parks.

These are the factors the parish council will consider when deciding on a permit:
1. Does the applicant need the permit for a relative with a physical or mental disability to reside near them so that they can care for their relative;
2. Does the applicant need the permit for a relative with an illness to reside near them so that they can care for their relative.

Any person or partnership or company that violates the ordinance will be notified that they must apply for a permit or pay a $500 fine.

Following the public hearing on the ordinance, the council's regular meeting started at 6 p.m.

On the agenda were policies that are being updated because of COVID. One sets policies aimed at preventing the exposure and transmission of COVID, and another addresses how a positive employee is handled. Policies also will be considered regarding notification, cleaning and disinfecting, sick leave and working from home.

The council also considered several contracts, hear an update on adjudicated properties, budget amendments and a new pump station for the sewer treatment plant south of Opelousas.

The council considered a resolution that would relocate a polling place at the Opelousas Fire stations on South Union Street to the Opelousas Civic Center on Creswell Lane.

Also on the agenda was a resolution that would call an election for December 5 for a renewal of the tax that supports the Bayou Plaquemine Gravity Drainage District No. 12.