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Port Allen continues clean up push

Written by Staff Report on . Posted in Local

The City of Port Allen is continuing its clean-up initiative by weeding out more than 40 junk vehicles throughout the city, and more action on junk vehicles underway.

City Inspector Milan Lathers said the city sent out 65 letters to property owners about removing some 80 junk vehicles or showing that they are operational.

“We’ve weeded out more than half of them and are working on the others,” Lathers said. “There is a legal process we have to follow if the property owners are not cooperative, and that takes time.”

Lathers has also contacted some property owners about high grass on their property besides handling other inspector duties.

His office is located in the newly painted Depot on La. Hwy. 1.

The city has also completed re-landscaping at several intersections on La. Hwy. 1 and in some areas of the Old Ferry Landing Park in an effort to freshen up the city and eliminate over-growth at these intersections.

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Port Allen ponders future of old city hall

Written by Emily Bell on . Posted in Local

Port Allen’s old city hall located at 710 N. Jefferson Ave. is still pending an environmental evaluation, but an early analysis of the building shows uneven flooring, shingle damage and water damage presenting problems for the building’s possible repair.

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