“We can’t get the trucks through when the cans are out on one side and the mailbox is on the other, District 8 Juror Errol Domingues stated.
“Sometimes the drivers have to get out and move the cans or we will be stuck.”
The topic was brought up by District 1 Juror Dane Hebert who concurred that his agricultural trucks couldn’t get through on some roads also.
A motion was made to ask residents to move the 96- gallon containers to the other side of the road for residents that place it on the side opposite of the mailbox.
However, because of other juror concerns the change will only affect one road and only for a month.
“Let’s see how this goes,” Hebert stated.
The residents on Placide Road will receive a letter from the jury asking them to change the practice of trash removal.
District 4 Juror Ronald Darby, District 6 and Juror Mark Poche went on the record to object to the motion.
In other jury business, legal counsel, Paul Moresi III drafted an ordinance that would prohibit the digging of “burrow pits” that are specifically used for the excavation of dirt to be transported to another site and will be traveling in trucks on parish roads.
The question about whether or not this will apply to current pits was posed and Moresi said he would research it and get back to the jury with the answer. The entire ordinance will be reviewed upon completion in a future article in the Meridional.