Watershed Board introduces Ordinances to amend waterfront facilities rules on Caney Lake

The Jackson Parish Watershed Board held their regular monthly meeting in the Sunshine Room of the Jackson Parish Police Jury Administration Building this past Thursday in front of an overflow crowd of spectators. 

Board members in attendance were Gary Joynor, Jimmy Waggoner, Wesley Harvey, Jerry Chestnut, Kent Hightower, Roy Barlow and Daniel Ponder. 

The main reason for the interest were the four Ordinances that were introduced regarding the amendment of rules and regulations for Piers, wharves, boathouses, floating boathouses, boat slips or any other facilities extending into or over the waters of Caney Lake. In corresponding action, sending the new rules to contractors and home owners after the Ordinances are adopted was discussed.

Ordinances that were introduced:

(1) Ordinance 2022.02.01 amending Rules and Regulations section 3-2(a) Providing maximum total length for Piers, wharves, boathouses, floating boathouses, boat slips or any other facilities extending into or over the waters of Caney Lake.
(2) Ordinance 2022.02.02 amending Rules and Regulations section 3-2(b) Permit Applications for Piers, wharves, boathouses, floating boathouses, boat slips or any other facilities extending into or over the waters of Caney Lake.
(3) Ordinance 2022.02.03 amending Rules and Regulations section 3-2(c) Properly mooring or anchoring for floating Piers, docks, fences, boathouses, floating boathouses, boat slips or any other facilities extending into or over the waters of Caney Lake.
(4) Ordinance 2022.02.04 amending Rules and Regulations section 3-2(d) Permit Applications for floating Piers, docks, fences, boathouses, floating boathouses, boat slips or any other facilities extending into or over the waters of Caney Lake.

Further discussion about a building permit for George Elmer Johnson III, the Chatham Lake Dam and Spill Way Debris Cleanup, new daily permit drop box and lock and the US Army Corps of Engineers attending the March 17th meeting concluded the meeting.


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