Posted: Nov 10, 2012 3:08 PM by Associated Press
SCOTLANDVILLE - A long-running dispute between Scotlandville residents living next to a waste-water treatment plant and the city-parish could be a step closer to resolution, officials said.
The Advocate reports a proposal to be introduced to the Metro Council on Wednesday would authorize the parish attorney to negotiate a $6 million settlement to buy out about 50 residents of the University Place subdivision and create a buffer between the subdivision and the North Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Residents living near the plant have long complained of odors and flies, contending the conditions were unsafe.
In 2010, the city-parish won a lawsuit filed by residents in which the court ruled the city-parish had no legal obligation to accommodate the hundreds of plaintiffs who filed suit.