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

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

POSTED: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 12:04pm

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. tonight at the Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

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.

In addition to the six public meetings that were originally scheduled for the public meetings on the SSO program and Green Light Plan, an additional meeting has been added at 6 p.m. on July 2 at the MLK Center, 4000 Gus Young Avenue.

Below is the updated schedule of the remaining GLP/SSO meetings:

Date Time Location

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

9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.


Monday, July 2 6 – 7 p.m. MLK Center

4000 Gus Young Avenue


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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