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Ascension Parish Council to vote on animal shelter land purchase

2 months 1 day 19 hours ago Tuesday, October 03 2023 Oct 3, 2023 October 03, 2023 5:23 PM October 03, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

PRAIRIEVILLE - Two weeks after identifying its top choice location for a new animal shelter, the Ascension Parish Council on Thursday is set to vote to authorize the purchase of that land.

The Council agenda includes an item to approve the acquisition of 8.7 acres located at 15460 Airline Hwy. -- next to the Flea Market of Louisiana -- at a price of $840,000.

The vote would come two weeks after Council members selected that location over two others in consideration, noting that negotiations would determine the eventual purchase price.

They said the other two properties would remain in consideration if the price proved to be too steep.

On Tuesday afternoon, parish Pres. Clint Cointment raised objections to the acquisition -- at least, for now --in a post on social media. He cited among his concerns the process that settled the price of the land and the classification of the area as "wetlands" by a recent analysis.

“With all of these questions unanswered I urge the current council to slow down, begin the full due diligence so that all the information is ready when the new Council and administration take office in 2024,” he said.

A new shelter will replace the outdated and overcrowded Cara's House facility. The Council will meet at 6 p.m. at the Ascension Parish Courthouse at 300 Houmas St. in Donaldsonville.

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