“Those gates are not flood control gates. They’re not designed for the lowering of the lake. Flood control gates drop from the top. If you raise the gates, you’re taking away a portion of the 1,200-foot spillway. It’s like having a big logjam on top, and you’re piling up the water,” he said.
Getting the go-ahead at public hearings scheduled during the meeting were Faith Estates subdivision and King Woods subdivision. Faith Estates, located north of Princeton, is scheduled for 19 lots ranging from one-half to 2.3 acres. Faith Estate homes will be “stick built,” with a 2,000-squarefoot minimum.
“Our contractors are going through here leveling the bottom, which will help eliminate deep spots where water still collects when the ditch is dry,” he said. “Those pools of water are excellent breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Getting rid of those potential breeding areas will help us with our mosquito control program.
“Now, the owner is limited to trying to market that property under a plan that basically was unworkable. It was not going to dollar out for the developer, which is why he had to resign from that development,” Marsiglia said. “It’s very limiting to the property owner to try to sell with that plan still in place.
The Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library is already open to the public, but its amenities will be officially on display to patrons during a grand opening scheduled Thursday, May 14. Ceremonies at the facility on Fairview Point Road will begin at 10 a.m. In case of rain, the grand opening will be held Friday, May 15, at 10 a.
Andrew Critton, a 38-year-old Minden man, now finds himself facing a charge of aggravated battery after he used a cleaning squeegee to attack a fellow inmate. Critton reportedly was serving time for sexual battery and simple burglary at the time of the attack.
When MPD Officer Ben Gray approached Robert Louis Stewart Jr.’s vehicle after conducting a traffic stop for the tail light offense, he noticed the passenger, 25-year-old Sabrina Williams Cohen of Shreveport, was undressed, and the driver’s (Stewart’s) pants were unzipped.
According to Reynolds, inmates at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center are required to pay for some of their medical treatment if they have money in a BDCC account. Reynolds said Burris apparently thought he could avoid having to pay for the treatment if he had no money in his account.
In November, the two prosecutors witnessed what Scott called “the important foot on the shovel” as Gov. Bobby Jindal joined local officials to break ground for the new 86,000- square-foot North Louisiana Forensic Science Center in Shreveport.