Dust issues raised before city council
A resident of Oak Hill Lane approached the Franklin City Council Tuesday about problems of dust from the roadway.
Matt Barrilleaux, who lives on North Luke Street, said dust from the limestone lane drifts onto neighboring homes and property.
Cleco has a facility at the end of the lane. Barrilleaux said he has communicated his concerns to the company in the past and Cleco has helped by slowing down its vehicles as they pass on Oak Hill Lane. The company has also attempted to reduce dust by treating the lane with a sealant but that solution only persists for a week or two.
Barrilleaux said the problem has existed for many years, and asked the council for help.
Cleco representative Steve Segura confirmed that the company is aware of the problem and said he would attempt to secure funding from management to address it.
The lane is possibly half-owned by the city, and Mayor Raymond Harris said he’d confer with the city engineer to determine the exact boundary and find a solution to the neighborhood’s problem. It is possibly at the entrance to Landry Field.
Also Thursday, the city council:
—Approved a combined proposal from local banks to serve as the city’s fiscal agent.
—Introduced an ordinance renewing liquor licenses for businesses in the city.
—Approved an ordinance amending the budget to include $75,000 for the Center Theater and $25,000 for Caffery Park improvements.
—Adopted a resolution setting the dates and times of city meetings.
—Approved Mayor Harris’ appointment of Ed Delone to the Historic District Commission.