Councilman wants crackdown on Terrebonne dumping

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Terrebonne Parish council member says parish officials need to crack down on the dumping of appliances, furniture and other trash on private property.

The Courier reports that Councilman John Navy said he's received complaints from several Dularge property owners about the illegal dumping. Parish president Michel Claudet said that once the trash is on someone's property, officials can do nothing but hold the property owner responsible.

One solution several council members suggested this week would be to have problem spots consistently patrolled. Anyone caught dropping off items illegally will face a misdemeanor charge and a fine.

Parish attorney Courtney Alcock said penalties will vary by individual, depending on the item being dumped and where. The fine will be up to $500.

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