Town in talks to adopt Parish junk ordinance

Brandie Richardson @B_Lifestyles

     SORRENTO – The town’s junk ordinance was brought into question at the Tuesday meeting, as the property located at 8263 Villeneuve St. was discussed due to multiple complaints regarding trash. 

     Mayor Mike Lambert said that multiple letters had been sent over the past couple of years to the homeowner about cleaning up the area. He noted that the owner is willing to cooperate with the town and some progress has already been made. 

      Town Attorney Matthew Percy recommended that the town adopt the Parish’s junk ordinance rather than making changes to the current ordinance in effect. 

     The council voted to table the purchase of two new tractors until all proposals from companies had been heard. At the Jan. 5 meeting, town accountant Jacob Waguespack said the purchase of the tractors would cost around $3,300 a month over a five-year span.  

     Lambert noted the tractors are costing around $2,000 a month in repairs. 

     The council approved Corey Brown’s resignation letter from the Planning and Zoning board.

     On Feb. 18, the Department of Transportation and Development will host a public meeting at the Sorrento Community Center regarding the interchange at I-10, La. 22 and La. 70.