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Livingston Council to discuss term limits and vote on gravel pit regulations

7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago April 14, 2016 Apr 14, 2016 Thursday, April 14 2016 April 14, 2016 8:41 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

LIVINGSTON- The Livingston Parish Council is set to consider term limits for its council members at Thursday’s meeting.

After the council puts the issue on the ballot, voters would then decide whether or not to add term limits.

Back in February, the Council took up the issue and Councilman Gary Talbert told WBRZ’s Troy Gaulden that he believed all council members are in support of term limits.

Also on the Council’s agenda is a plan to amend mining regulations which would also impact gravel pits, which have been discussed for the past two years in the parish.

A proposed gravel pit next to the Oak Hills subdivision in Watson first became an issue in 2014 when Southern Aggregates, a gravel mining company, announced plans to dig a pit behind the subdivision. Residents believe the gravel pit will cause negative quality of life issues.

The new gravel pits regulations would require an earthen berm boundary of at least 8 feet in height and would also require vegetation in order to cut down on noise and dust. A gravel pit boundary of at least 200 feet away from homes would be required. In addition, the hours of operation would begin early in the morning to prevent trucks from traveling at peak traffic times.

The Council meets at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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