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NBR residents address debris removal problems

7 years 9 months 1 week ago Tuesday, September 06 2016 Sep 6, 2016 September 06, 2016 10:15 PM September 06, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brett Buffington and Trey Couvillion

BATON ROUGE - Community leaders held a meeting Tuesday night to discuss new options for debris removal in East Baton Rouge Parish. The meeting comes after complaints from residents around the Alsen community, claiming the dump site is bringing unwanted commotion.

People lined up to show their concern for the heavily used road ways. Residents say the increase in traffic to reach the Ronaldson Field Landfill is down right dangerous and efforts by parish officials to put up barricades are not working, as 2 On Your Side showed last week. Ideas such as using other dump sites and trucks using alternate routes were brought up in the meeting.

Councilwoman Chauna Banks said she is trying to make sure resident concerns are heard.

Representatives from several local and state agencies attended the meeting and listened to the complaints of residents. But it is still unclear what changes will come from this meeting. Councilwoman Banks suggested taking the flood debris elsewhere.

The parish is already using a temporary site for storm debris in Sherwood Forest. Another option that was brought up was an additional site in North Baton Rouge in a less residential area.

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