The following answers were provided by Jimmie Davis III running for Council District 7 in St. Tammany Parish:
Drainage Culvert size inspection, removal and installation.
I intend to have Public Works/ Engineering department review the current culvert size requirements needed for drainage flow efficiency.
Public works can then remove and install culverts with only the cost of the culvert to be the responsibility of the land owner.
Balancing citizen growth with appropriate business needs. Increase of population – increase in food, heath care and auto care establishments.
I do not isupport granting any property tax exemptions to businesses.
The past purchase of St.Tammany Utilities has demonstrated an ineffective solution due to older equipment which requires more maintenance and/or replacement.
More frequent flooding has occured.
Utilize parish owned property/servitude areas for possible retention pond or drainage ditch creation.