Residents asked to help
Parish cracking down on debris, plans study this year to see if community long-range plans being followed
"There are two code enforcement officers assigned to the east bank communities," she said. "Code enforcement issues are very frustrating to surrounding property owners."
Marousek says that although the two code enforcement officers are very active, they cannot see every violation.
"I would encourage individuals to notify the department if there is a concern in their neighborhood so we can investigate," she said.
The east bank residents have other concerns too. Marousek says traffic, drainage, population density and dust are some of the main issues facing east bankers.
"The parish will be initiating a Comprehensive Land Use Plan in the coming months," she said. "This will be for the entire parish so all communities will be evaluated together."
Marousek says some areas of the parish have development constraints due to wetlands.
"However, there are developable areas in all of the east bank communities," she said. "A more complete analysis of the developable areas will be forthcoming with the Comprehensive Land Use Plan."
The study will also determine whether the initial recommendations were followed.
In 1990, the parish set up a 21-member steering committee to review each community and develop the plan. The committee represented a cross section of groups parishwide.
Communities on the east bank met with public officials 18 years ago to do the study the first time around. The decade old report recommended the following for communities on the east bank.
Montz - Maintain the rural and agricultural character and encourage controlled residential growth while encouraging commercial development along Airline Highway and more recreational spaces.
Norco - Encourage buffer zones between incompatible land uses, beautify more publicly visible corridors, promote the establishment of business corridor along Apple Street, and more recreational areas.
New Sarpy - Promote buffer zones between incompatible land uses. Locate a light industrial zone closer to Good Hope Refinery than to residents.
Destrehan - Preserve and protect the scenic cultural and historical characteristics, promote the establishment of a scenic roadway along River Road, promote tourism-related activities such as restaurants, antique shops and accommodations.
St. Rose - Encourage service overlay land uses, implement a business corridor along Airline Highway, promote a Scenic Roadway District along St. Rose Avenue, from the Illinois Central tracks to Airline, closely consider possible displacement by the airport expansion plans, encourage industrial uses on Airline and commercial to locate closer to River Road.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
While many of the teams remaining in the prep football postseason will be adjusting...
Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said his Wildcats’ performance against Barbe...
Larry Cochran, D-St. Rose, took the lead and kept it for a win as St. Charles...
Hahnville quarterback Mike Neal scrambled, desperately buying time as the halftime...
The pit bull thrown from I-310 into the swamp beneath in early October has found a...
A New Orleans man has been reported dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head...
Over 25 Years of Quality Sales, Service and Repairs on YAMAHA, MERCURY, EVINRUDE and JOHNSON Motors.
Cochran wins race for St. Charles Parish president - 659 views
Larry Cochran, D-St. Rose, took the lead and kept it for a win as St. Charles Parish president with 8,829 votes over opponent Terry Authement, R-Boutte, who got 6,914 votes in today's runoff race.