Government

Pay raises sought for parish president, council

St. Charles Parish Councilman Paul Hogan is setting out to change the parish’s Home Rule Charter to allow for pay raises for both the parish president and Parish Council members. Hogan said that raising the council members’ pay would draw more candidates for the position, while increasing the parish president’s salary would make it more inline with surrounding areas. […]

Government

Parish did not save money with free dumpster program, councilman says

I read the recent Herald-Guide article “Attorney General closes the lid on Parish’s free dumpster program” to which I feel I have the obligation to reply and to clarify for the citizens some of what was reported. The article states that the program was set up in such a way as to avoid court cost that are incurred when the Parish follows the ordinance relating to derelict structures. […]