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Metro Council has big decisions to make today

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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 10:46 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Apr 23, 2014 5:55 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: government, baton rouge, metro council, st george, landfill, construction, traffic

BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss a list of items Wednesday, some of which are expected to be controversial, when they meet for the regular Metro Council meeting.

A series of traffic solutions are on the agenda. Traffic engineers are asking to synch more stop lights with a new system that allows them to regulate lights and manage flow better. They want to install new lights on College and Perkins, a heavy traffic area in the city.

Council members will also talk about a study to add another street to connect Burbank and Highland Road. A WBRZ News 2 report last week unveiled one possibility is extending Kenilworth, which would require removing businesses and a cemetery.

Construction projects that are part of the Green Light program are also up for discussion.

Among the other items on the agenda: increasing the cost of pet registration and improvements to the River Center for the upcoming Miss USA pageant, annexation of businesses that would fall in the planned, new City of St. George and a public disapproval of a planned, new landfill.
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