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With unanimous approval, one foot of 'freeboard' will be required on all new residences in flood zones 'A' and 'AE.' 'Freeboard' requires that new homes being built must be a certain height above the 'Base Flood Elevation' (BFE). The measure helps for points in the 'Community Rating System.'

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The parish council's ordinance committee ran out of time and had to adjourn, but the beginning discussions of a new parish sewer ordinance began Thursday night. Councilman Garry 'Frog' Talbert believes it will be a long process but was pleased with the progress.

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The Denham Springs City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 24th at 6 p.m. to consider a millage roll-forward, which is allowed after reassessments. Should the council not take the option, it will become unavailable to them until the next reassessment.

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Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry says that its difficult to handle as much rain that came Thursday, June 6th. However, keeping trash, leaves, and grass out of drains would help more than you'd imagine.

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Mayor Gerard Landry says that flood recovery in Denham Springs is still ongoing. Now, the city moves to replace control panels on water wells and sewer lift stations that were damaged in the flood and require immediate repair. The project will be reimbursed by FEMA.

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Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry says the city has placed Bass Pro Boulevard on the connector streets list for the state, which helps improve streets that connect state highways. While the road doesn't need immediate updating, the mayor said there is concern over 18-wheeler trucks taking a…

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