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Mar 25, 2014 8:43 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Tangipahoa government gets serious about litter

The Tangipahoa Parish Council and Parish President Gordon Burgess have signaled that a dedicated effort to end littering in the parish is underway.
The Advocate reports Council President David Vial appointed three councilmen to a committee that will work on a plan to halt the fouling of parish roads.
In Tangipahoa Parish, anyone cited for illegal dumping or littering are referred to constables and those summoned for violations must appear before justices of the peace for sentencing.
Vial said he has scheduled a meeting for April 16 with the constables and justices of the peace to discuss how to better enforce laws against littering and illegal dumping.

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