Plaquemines Association of Business and Industry (PABI) held its 2020 installation of officers last week at English Turn Country Club with over 200 in attendance. A recap of the organization’s achievements in 2019 was given by outgoing chair Michelle Herbert and a list of goals for 2020 was presented by Tim Schotsch, incoming chair. From left are 2020 board members Reid McLellan, Greg Abdelnoor, Guy Laigaist, Dale Benoit, Mike O’Connor, Peggy Ramey, Angela Nelson, Tristan Babin, Michelle Herbert, Tim Schotsch Anthony Buras, Ed Camnetar, Bob Thomas, Mike Roy, Charlie Burt, Betsy Pavlovich, Bruce Keller, Jacob Braud, Paul Matthews and George Pivach.
The March 12 Plaquemines Port meeting in Belle Chasse ended with no contract for the port’s deputy director and no discussion of a calendar monitoring proposal that spawned a long argument at the previous meeting. But the Parish Council, sitting as the sole governing authority of the port, finally, and barely, decided to stick with late meetings.
The Plaquemines Parish Council passed a resolution last week opposing a pair of state bills that would limit parishes’ ability to sue oil companies for permit violations.
The Coronavirus hasn’t been detected in Plaquemines Parish as of March 13, but concern over its spread is being felt parish-wide.
While the Plaquemines Parish Council seeks a method to kill any tolls whatsoever on the future Belle Chasse Bridge, state Sen. Troy Carter has prefiled a bill to provide some relief to business fleets operating out of Plaquemines.