Parish ditch cleaning stops at Sorrento town limits [AGAIN]

Six months ago Ascension Parish dug out the roadside ditch along the south side of Brittany St, halting at Sorrento’s town limits.  So much for the administration’s claim to dig entire stretches of roadside ditch rather than specified work orders because that simply moves water a little further down the line.  Well, the parish was back to did the ditch along Brittany’s north side.

Sorrento Councilman Donald Schexnaydre has pushed to have all ditches in the town cleaned/cleared by Ascension for over a year now.  The cash-strapped municipality lacks funds sufficient to do the job, estimated at $350,000.  Frustration mounting, Sorrento has threatened legal action “to debunk the myth” that East Ascension Drainage Board cannot legally perform drainage works within two east bank municipalities (Gonzales being the second).

Parish equipment left at Sorrento line as if to taunt the town

“It’s an insult to every citizen of Sorrento, as if the parish is taunting us,” Schexnaydre said of work stopping at the town limits.  “At this point we have little to lose since the parish has ignored our requests for years.”

EA Drainage is set to take up the issue behind closed doors on Monday.  Agenda Item 9:

EXECUTIVE SESSION – In accordance with La. R.S. 42:17 (A) (10), discussion of drainage work performed within municipal boundaries, including related legal counsel opinions and communications that are privileged under La. Code evid. 506 (B) (Cody M. Martin, Legal)

“It’s like déjà vu all over again.” (Yogi Berra)

Appearing on the April 8 EAD meeting agenda:

(9) EXECUTIVE SESSION – In accordance with La. R.S. 42:17 (A) (10), discussion of drainage work performed within municipal boundaries, including related legal counsel opinions and communications that are privileged under La. Code evid. 506 (B) (Cody M. Martin, Legal)

Sorrento Council considering drainage lawsuit against Ascension Parish

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