Teens help beautify parish
The three young adults are part of a group of six parish student workers that were hired to begin painting some of the 2,216 fire hydrants that have become an eyesore.
Loupe is a college student at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond and says the extra money will come in handy for his college expenses. Champagne graduated from Hahnville High School this year and likes the idea of the steady work pace.
“We get paid $7.50 per hour and we work 40 hours a week,” Champagne said.
Brent Simmons, who will be a senior at Hahnville High School next year, says this job will help him plan for the future.
“I will be a senior next year and I can use this money to start my savings for college,” he said.
If the job is not completed by summer’s end, the plan calls for trustees from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office to continue the task.
Workers will repaint hydrants on state highways and busy roads first. Fire hydrants on Airline Highway, River Road, Ormond Boulevard, Paul Maillard Road, Apple Street and Highway 90 are expected to be some of the first completed.
The project was developed by Parish President V.J St. Pierre in an attempt to further parish beautification plans.
Fire hydrants are operated and owned by St. Charles Parish. Section 9-3 of the St. Charles Parish Code of Ordinances outlaws obstruction and/or defacement of a fire hydrant.
This includes, but is not limited to, garbage, trash, trees, shrubs, flowers, vines and mailboxes placed or planted around the hydrants. Section 9-4 of the code also states that any violation results in a fine not exceeding $500 or jail time not exceeding six months. Each violation constitutes a separate event.
Out of the six summer workers, three are from the east bank and three are from the west bank.
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