Livingston Parish council members looking to require free permits for people living in travel trailers


LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) – Some Livingston Parish council associates are looking to have to have permits for persons who dwell in travel trailers.

People of the parish have parked their travel trailers right after quite a few pure disasters in the earlier, such as the 2016 flood. But one particular parish council member thinks it is time to set some very simple tips in location, with no additional value to the people.

“We don’t want people residing in journey trailers or RVs, but if that’s their only roof around their head, then we have to accommodate them,” claimed Maurice ‘Scooter’ Eager, Livingston Parish Councilman for District 3.

Councilman Eager claims it is all about basic safety. And to that end, they want to involve these folks to have permits for their trailers.

It is why he’s wanting to go an ordinance that reads, “Requirements and techniques for Recreational Cars (RV)” and Area 125-3.2.

“Prohibitions and constraints of use for Recreational Motor vehicles (RV)”.

“My matter with the hardwire electric power is for safety. You know, I wouldn’t want any individual to be in this as a past vacation resort, and then burn up in their trailer, for the reason that it was not wired in effectively. And so now when they get the allow, they’ll send out someone out to make sure it is performed the right way, then they’ll have 24 months,” stated Councilman Keen.

He’s also concerned some of these travel trailers are not hooked up to septic systems, possibly dumping sewage on the ground or in the ditches.

But it’s not like the parish council is hunting to kick people today to the suppress if this is their only place to dwell, they just want to make guaranteed folks are next all their security codes.

Eager suggests the only time everyone from the parish will go verify on a man or woman living in a trailer, is if they get a criticism. Then parish officers will go out and allow that man or woman know what they need to have to do, to legally dwell there.

“For us to go out there and operate them out of that and permit them uncover someplace to stay, doesn’t make perception to me,” claimed Eager.

Gayle Lutes has been dwelling here for most of her lifestyle.

“I’m very good, but I do not like them moseying in my organization,” explained Gayle Lutes, a Denham Springs resident.

“You know, if you personal the house, I do not see why you have to have the allow,” stated Harry Reeves, a Denham Springs resident.

But some people say this is an unnecessary extra move, people shouldn’t have to acquire.

“They can appear and look at if they want, but if I’m up the benchmarks, I do not assume I need to obtain a allow,” reported Reeves.

“I never even feel we’re likely to cost for this allow, and it is heading to be for 24 months. If they require it extended than 24 months, they’ll just come back and re-do their allow,” claimed Councilman Eager.

With all the disasters the parish has been via, Councilman Eager realizes these styles of properties have become required for some.

He hopes this no cost allow will make guaranteed anyone throughout Livingston is in compliance.

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