CROWLEY – The Crowley city council decided to move forward with a restraining order to a property owner who has been dumping debris in an area of Bayou Blanc in south Crowley. The council was concerned about the flow of the water being diverted which could damage property near the dump site. There was also some concern about possible toxicity in the debris.
The Sixth Ward Drainage Board is considering possible litigation against the property owner.
The council also decided to extend the Crowley Police Departments LACE program for 90 days. The program allows Crowley’s officers to patrol the I-10 area in their extra time. This enables the officers to earn extra money without taking them off Crowley’s streets. The program was initiated to curb speeding but has also helped to curb drug trafficking. Crowley chief of police K.P. Gibson said over 50 pounds of marijuana, 6 kilos of cocaine, and a kilo of heroin have been seized as a result of the patrols.
The next city council meeting is scheduled for June 10, 2008.