Pointe Coupee Police Jury to revisit drainage fee
NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury will hold a public hearing Dec. 9 on a proposal to amend its drainage maintenance fee ordinance, adding another year to the controversial fee.
The Police Jury wants to add a sunset clause to the ordinance, adopted in March 2013, that would keep the $2.50 per month drainage and maintenance fee in play until July 1, 2016.
The parish is revisiting the matter because the two-year stipulation that was supposed to be included in the ordinance when it gained majority approval from the Police Jury last year never made it on the books.
President Melanie Bueche said the fee generated $176,000 in much-needed revenue in 2013 and about $235,000 so far this year.