Coulee Mine clean-up efforts move into Scott - KLFY News 10

Coulee Mine clean-up efforts move into Scott


Efforts to clean-up Coulee Mine continue hopefully with the City of Scott. Director of Public Works Thomas Carroll says about 8,000 feet of the coulee is completely or partially in Scott.

"There are two separate segments of Coulee Mine north of I-10 with what we call Coulee Mine east and west and Coulee Mine west.  I think the one we're talking about is Coulee Mine east," says Carroll.

Carroll explains that over a number of years, public works staff cleared the coulee from Dugas Road into Carencro. To enter Scott there needs to be an inter-governmental agreement supporting the two governments willingness to work together.

"I don't think the funding we have will allow it to be done in a singular phase. It will have to be done probably in multiple phases," says Carroll.

LCG Councilman Jay Castille of Carencro pushes to move the project forward. $650,000 dollars of taxpayers money is tied up in the project.  Carroll explains that the $650,000 come from Parish drainage funds generated by the parish property tax drainage millage. Carroll confirms the money can be spent anywhere in the parish.  

"The reason I'm asking this is that it's causing a lot of localized flooding north of Dugas Road and they're having a lot of issues up there.  So, I'm going to try to make sure this thing is still moving along," adds councilman Castille.

In terms of Scott helping with funding, Carroll says regardless of the outcome on funding support LCG still needs an - agreement. Scott Mayor Purvis Morrison say he looks forward to working with LCG on any effort to help improve drainage.

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