City-parish to hold forum on road, sewer work today

City-parish to hold forum on road, sewer work today

POSTED: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 7:04am

City-parish officials will continue their series of meetings on the federally mandated Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) project and Green Light Plan for road improvements at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 at the Jones Creek Library at 6222 Jones Creek Road.

Mayor Melvin “Kip” Holden, Public Works Director William Daniel and his staff, and the program managers of the SSO program and Green Light Plan will be on hand to give progress reports on the two programs, and to discuss individual projects.

“We are also looking for citizen input in the event we have issues that are unknown to us,” Daniel said. “People will be able to ask questions or lodge complaints, and the program managers will have their complaint resolution people at the meetings as well.”

Funded by monthly sewer fees and a half-cent sales tax dedicated to sewer system repairs and operations, the SSO program includes 108 projects, including 22 completed projects, 48 that are under construction and 38 that are in design.

The Green Light Plan is a comprehensive road improvement program authorized by East Baton Rouge Parish voters by extending an existing parish-wide half-cent sales tax for roads until 2030. To date, 26 Green Light Plan projects have been completed and another six are under construction.

Below is the schedule for the public meetings on the SSO program and Green Light Plan:

Thursday, May 31 6 -7 p.m. Jones Creek Library
6222 Jones Creek Road

Tuesday, June 5 6 - 7 p.m. Dr. Leo S. Butler Center
950 East Washington Street

Thursday, June 7 6 - 7 p.m. Gloryland Baptist Church
2575 Mitchelli Drive

Thursday, June 21 6 - 7 p.m. Bluebonnet Library
9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

Monday, July 9 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Zachary Library
1900 Church Street (Highway 64)

Monday, July 23 6 – 7 p.m. Greenwell Springs Library
11300 Greenwell Springs Road

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