Following on the heels of the West Baton Rouge Parish Council, Brusly, Addis and Port Allen have adopted ordinances governing the West Baton Rouge Heritage Trail.
The adoption of the ordinances by each municipality allows for consistency in the enforcement of the trailway rules across the parish.
The rules govern the times of use, prohibit pets besides leashed dogs and prohibit the use of motorized vehicles on the levee top. Brusly Town Councilman Rusty Daigle raised concerns about the trailway closing at “nautical twilight unless there is installed, West Baton Rouge Parish operated, and functional trailway lighting.” In accordance with the wording of the ordinance, the trailway would be available to use 24/7 if parish-operated lighting is installed, Daigle poitned out to the Brusly Council.
Parish Councilman Chris “Fish” Kershaw” said he would address this concern with the Parish Council, which would likely incite a change in the ordinance to provide hours of operation for the trailway.
The Brusly Town Council was the only municipality to increase the potential fine for violation of the rule against motorized vehicles. Anyone convicted can now face a fine of up to $500 or jail time, at a judge’s discretion. Previously, the fine was $50 for violators.