Local legislators say a longstanding issue for an area levee district should be resolved after the beginning of the new year.
In 2015, lawyers in Gov. Mike Foster’s office determined that four members of the North Lafourche Conservation, Levee and Drainage District – members who were appointed after the district was created in 1992 – do not meet the residency requirements for service on the levee board.
When Commissioners Carroll Clement, Nelson Constant, Michael Delatte and Dennis Martinez were appointed to the board by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate, the district’s boundaries encompassed east of Bayou Lafourche from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to the Lafourche Parish line.
The district, however, was redrawn in 1996 along different boundary lines after it was determined that the district overlapped the Atchafalaya Basin and Lafourche Basin levee districts.
That left …