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I read in the paper where the VPPJ are going to close these 4 to 5 piers for good. This is saddening to me since I grew up fishing and crabbing along these piers on the way to and from Holly beach or just going out that direction for a day of fun in the sun.
It saddens me that people use these sights and leave their trash scattered everywhere. Apparently they have have no regards to our beautiful state. Would hate to see how they live if they do this to places they visit.
It was brought the the jurors attention a few weeks ago when a man showed up at their meeting saying how trashed and ugly they were.
They are having a meeting tommorrow night at 6 pm at the courthouse to decide the fate of these piers. I am hoping people show up in support of keeping them open. I for one think we need to adopt these piers such as adopt a highway and get them cleaned up and keep them thzt way for our grandchildrens children to be able to enjoy them as much as our generation has.
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A mom from Erath wrote:
I read in the paper where the VPPJ are going to close these 4 to 5 piers for good. This is saddening to me since I grew up fishing and crabbing along these piers on the way to and from Holly beach or just going out that direction for a day of fun in the sun.
It saddens me that people use these sights and leave their trash scattered everywhere. Apparently they have have no regards to our beautiful state. Would hate to see how they live if they do this to places they visit.
It was brought the the jurors attention a few weeks ago when a man showed up at their meeting saying how trashed and ugly they were.
They are having a meeting tommorrow night at 6 pm at the courthouse to decide the fate of these piers. I am hoping people show up in support of keeping them open. I for one think we need to adopt these piers such as adopt a highway and get them cleaned up and keep them thzt way for our grandchildrens children to be able to enjoy them as much as our generation has.
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From the Abbeville Meridional

Vermilion Parish Police Jury still undecided what to do with four fishing piers
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Trash recently picked up around the four piers.
Trash recently picked up around the four piers.
The four piers along La. 82, south of Forked Island, still have life for now.

The reason they have life is because the Vermilion Parish Police Jury has yet to figure out what to do with them.

The piers, more than 25 years old, are getting old and wooden boards are rotting and need replacing. Also, there have been complaints about trash and old tires and cans of oil accumulating around the piers.

Although the piers were constructed by the state parks department, the upkeep of the piers belongs to the police jury.

The police jurors, during committee meetings, have talked about removing the piers altogether and putting limestone along the banks so residents can continue to fish.

Last month the police jurors decided, after hearing input from fishermen about the piers, to find out the cost of repairing the four piers. At Monday night’s committee meeting the jurors were expected to decide on the fate of the piers based on how much it would cost to repair the piers. The jurors only received one quote and they were hoping for three.

The jurors pushed back deciding the fate of the four piers till Monday night’s regular meeting, hoping they would get two other quotes.

In the meantime, Lelan Gimnick of Gimnick Enterprise, made a presentation to the jurors Wednesday about setting up an “Adopt-A-Pier Program.” Lelan explained to the jurors the piers could survive for another 30 years if a group, businesses or an organization adopts the upkeep of the piers.

Lelan said whoever adopts the piers would be responsible for cleaning the trash around the piers.

Gimnick Enterprise, LLC drafted a propsal about setting up an “Adopt -A-Pier” Program.“We want these piers kept open and clean, and now we realize that it is time to step forward and take an active role in pursuing these ends,” it stated in a proposal handed to the police jurors.

Lelan told the jurors that a group of volunteers took upon themselves to go clean all four piers. The group removed 25 tires, 750 gallons of trash and also removed 28 quarts of used motor oil near the water.

Read more: VermilionToday.com - Vermilion Parish Police Jury still undecided what to do with four fishing piers
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