NEW ROADS — The City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance Tuesday night that will increase court costs in Mayor’s Court from $45 to $65.
The measure was passed after a public hearing during which no one spoke in opposition of the change.
Mayor Robert Myer said the city is not trying to issue more citations. The change was implemented to increase revenue because of rising costs, he said.
Other issues discussed during the meeting included:
ANIMAL CONTROL: The council adopted a motion to advertise another public hearing to be held in three weeks for resident feedback on proposed amendments to the city’s animal control ordinance.
The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury already adopted the changes to its Animals and Fowl Ordinance on March 27.
One item council members highlighted in the proposed amendments was the requirement that pet owners register their dogs and cats with the parish annually.
Council members gave indications they might go along with the Police Jury’s amendments.