Slidell reviewing Carnival under new rules
SLIDELL, La. - Slidell completed its first Carnival season under stricter parade regulations and Mayor Freddy Drennan says the city is still compiling its reports to determine how well the krewes adhered to the new regulations.
The City Council adopted a revised parade ordinance in 2013 capping the number of Carnival parades at eight, standardizes a route and imposes fees the krewes must pay - between $500 and $4,000. The ordinance, which also applies to the city's only St. Patrick's Day parade, stipulates parades must have at least 10 floats with at least 12 riders on each float.
Mike Noto, Slidell's director of public operations, said each parade would be evaluated as it passed reviewing stands. Krewes not following the regulations might not be allowed to parade in 2015.
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