Matassa empanels fill ordinance committee

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has empaneled a committee of staffers, consultants, and Council members to develop an ordinance to regulate the amount of fill builders and developers can use in flood zones.

“We all agree we have to do something, but it must be the right thing,” said Matassa. “My administration will work with the Council to find the best possible solution for all of the people.”

The committee members are: Ken Dawson, Parish CAO, who will chair the committee; William Daniel, Infrastructure Director; Shawn Sherrow, CSRS engineer; Lance Brock, Assistant Director of Planning and Development; Eric Poche, Parish Planner; Council members Dempsey Lambert, Terri Casso, John Cagnolatti, Benny Johnson, and Randy Clouatre; Legal Counsel O’Neil Parenton; and President Matassa.

The committee will meet on Wednesday June 19, and weekly thereafter until an agreement can be reached.

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