Police Jury meets Wednesday, April 10

By Jeffra Wise DeViney

Cameron Parish Police Jury met for their regular scheduled Voting Session on Wednesday, Apr. 10, at the Cameron Parish Police Jury West Annex – Board Room, 148 Smith Circle, Cameron.

Jurors in attendance were: Johnny Watson, Dist. 4; Sam Bordelon, Dist. 3; Mark Daigle, Dist. 5; Ronald Nunez, Jr., Dist. 6; Danny Myers, Dist. 4; and Sonny McGee, Dist. 1. Juror Michael Fewell, Dist. 2 was absent.

The meeting was called to order by President Ronald Nunez, Jr. The Pledge of Allegiance and Prayer led the beginning of the meeting.

No Executive Session was held as there was nothing to report according to District Attorney Tom Barrett.

Motion passed to Adopt March 2024 meeting minutes and Approve Add-Ons to the agenda.


Motions passed to Approve Other Permits:

a. Stream Wetland Services, LLC – Holly Beach, (Mud Lake Coastal Restoration Area (MLRA); proposes a coastal marsh creation and enhancement project that will utilize borrow material from Mud Lake to reestablish 126 acres of estuarine marsh. The project area has experienced significant wetland deterioration due to numerous hurricane landfalls.0 Cameron Parish. (240401)

b. Jefferson Davis Electrical Cooperative (JDEC) – Cameron Parish, (As part of its large-scale emergency response plan, JDEC engaged in a thorough process of wrecking, removing, and disposing of transmission lines, distribution lines, and related assets under an emergency use authorization (EUA #21016 and P20210469). This project represents the next phase in JDEC’s storm repair, replacement and resiliency efforts. JDEC proposes to replace the existing system infrastructure with a single 230kV transmission line. This entails removal, replacement and upgrade of substations, approx. 105 miles of transmission line. Project would be designed to mitigate susceptibility to physical damage, support more load, increase resiliency of the coastal circuits, and allow for quicker restoration of power. Principal activities will involve removing existing emergency repair poles and associated hardware as needed; installing new utility poles conductors, conduit routing, towers, and underground waterway crossings; and building, repairing, and elevating substations.), Cameron Parish. (240301)

c. CPRA – Cameron Creole Watershed near Lake Calcasieu, (proposes construction of the Calcasieu-Sabine Large-Scale Marsh and Hydrologic Restoration project (CS-0087), funded through the RESTORE Act Direct Component Program. Project includes substantial marsh drainage improvements in the Cameron Creole Watershed (CCW). Seven lake-rim gravity drainage strutures with backflow prevention will be installed into the eastern rim of the existing Calcasieu Lake levee. Creation and nourishment of marsh through the placement of approx. 2.3 million cy of hydraulically dredged material from an approx. 31,000 of section of the borrow canal into up to two (2) separate marsh creation areas spanning approx. 1,458 acres.), Cameron Parish. (240302)

d. Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC- Cameron, 671 Davis Road, (after-the-fact emergency permit under (EUA 24-005) for silt blading dredging. Project was approved and issued by USACE on 2-2-24 and by LDENR-OCM on 2-5-24. The silt-blade dredging commenced on 2-6-24 and work is still ongoing.

The current silt-blade dredging involves moving material from high to low spots wholly within the existing area. The low spots are also geographically well-separated from the navigation channel and silt blading is not anticipated to result in significant sediment resuspension. Thus, application of this technique will minimize impacts to water bottoms outside of the authorized work area), Cameron Parish. (240403)

To read the rest of this story, please see page three of the print edition of The Cameron Parish Pilot.