For about a month, the land fill changed its Saturdays and Sunday hours as a way to save money.
The landfill went from closing at 5 p.m. on Saturdays to closing at 3 p.m. starting in February.
Ricky LeBlanc, who runs the landfill, said people were still trying to drop off trash when the landfill would close at 3 p.m.
“We have too much trash coming in,” said LeBlanc after the police jury meeting. “We kept turning people away.”
Starting this Saturday, the landfill will stay open until 5 p.m. for at least the next two months.
The Police Jury had even looked at reopening the landfill on Sundays from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. but killed the idea at Monday’s meeting.
In other action taken at the meeting:
• The Police Jury authorized legal counsel to send a letter to Keith Marceaux denying his damage claim.
• The Police Jury authorized the parish administrator to send a letter to Major General Landreneu requesting services from the National Guard during Summer Camp to remove orphan containers from Vermilion Parish which were left behind from Hurricane Gustav and Ike.
• The Police Jury hired Richard Cormier’s Appraisal Service to provide an appraisal of the ARCO Building in Gueydan.
• Dr. Derek Nguyen is appointed to the Vermilion Parish Library Board.
• The Police Jury authorized legal counsel to send a letter to Marty and Melissa Babineaux, denying their damage claim.