Cointment Statement on Utilities Committee agenda

Ascension President Clint Cointment

In reviewing the agenda for the Utilities Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday May 19, Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment noticed Items “C” and “E”, calling for updates on the Administration’s Sewer Plan and the ITU program.

In a statement released this morning, Cointment said, “At no time did the Administration have plans to do an update at this Utilities Committee meeting and we are perplexed as to how it got on the agenda. For one, both my Infrastructure Director and Utilities Director are currently quarantined pending COVID-19 test results and therefore their attendance is in question for this evening.

Furthermore, the Administration released its’ preliminary sewer plan last week to the public and also held informational meetings with individual council members. During the meetings we received valuable insight and are currently in the process of integrating many of the suggestions into our comprehensive plan. We look forward to releasing it when all the details have been refined.”