Parish to consider saggy pants law

A saggy pants ordinance is set to be introduced when the St. Mary Parish meets in regular session Wednesday.

The agenda item submitted by at-large Councilman Steve Bierhorst would prohibit “below the waist skin/undergarment exposure in public places.”

Bierhorst also is introducing a separate ordinance to amend current guidelines on smoking on parish owned property.

Ordinances set to be considered for adoption include:

—Setting 2013 fiscal year millage rates for the purpose of maintaining and supporting the parish library system and the parish criminal justice system. The library property taxes, which are not assessed in Morgan City since an independent library is operated there, total 6.97 mills. The law enforcement taxes are 3.62 mills within municipalities and 7.25 outside of the municipalities.

—A specific use permit for Idlewild Farms, represented by Michael Accardo on property belonging to the Joseph P. Duhe Family, LLC at 3200 La. 182, near Patterson; and the rezoning of property at 9070 U.S. 90 Frontage Road, Centerville, in behalf of Ronnie’s Airboat Fabrication, LLC.

A public hearing on the proposed ordinances will convene at 5:45 p.m.

Also on the agenda are resolutions asking the Department of Transportation and Development to reduce the speed limit from 55 mph to 45 mph on La. 182 beginning at Bayou Ramos east to the St. Mary Parish/Assumption line; notice of no objection and support to a mural on the floodwall at the entrance to Russo Boat Landing; asking the Louisiana Congressional delegation to amend or revise the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 to eliminate or reduce the sudden negative impacts to citizens and businesses nationwide; and authorizing participation in the Quality Jobs Program by Intermoor Inc.

The council also will consider a request by Councilman Charles Middleton, District 2, to transfer $5,000 each from Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 10 three-tenths sales tax funds to the City of Franklin and community of St. Joseph for summer youth programs.

The regular meeting begins at 6 p.m. on the fifth floor of the courthouse in Franklin.

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