By Kyle Boaz
Updates on the Georgia St. project and Star Hill along with a possible city recycling plan were the highlights of the Louisiana city council meeting on Monday, July 23.
The council met for nearly three hours Monday and heard from other groups, like the Concerned Citizens of Pike County on Proposition 911 that will be on the ballot this August.
Georgia St. update
An underground line consolidation could slow down progress on the Georgia St. corridor project.
“Once we got some general preliminary work done throughout the corridor on the drainage system we started looking at going from 23rd St. where the total rebuild comes to 20th St. to try to crank out water and storm sewers. We knew they had systems in that area but knowing and seeing are two different things,” PSBA representative Michael Purol said.
“They have anywhere from seven to nine lines that run throughout that system and unfortunately they weren’t all put in at one time. There’s several feet between each one, so if you take nine lines even at two feet [between] that’s 18 feet of corridor taken up by the curb not in the roadway. So now any adjustments there and they’re in our way.”
The plan is to have the lines consolidated into three in a two foot trench by March 2019. One line will be fiber.
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