Amite, Jul 30, 2010 -- The boundary lines that determine areas of East Baton Rouge Parish eligible for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development single family housing programs are being re-drawn according to Clarence W. Hawkins, State Director.
USDA Rural Development has conducted a review of the northwest and southeast areas of East Baton Rouge Parish, and has determined that these areas meet the rural definition for single family housing programs. Therefore, the ineligible area in East Baton Rouge Parish will be bounded as follows:
East: At the intersection of Highway 73 and the East Baton Rouge/Ascension Parish line, proceed northwesterly along Highway 73 to intersection with Hoo Shoo Too Road, then east on Hoo Shoo Too Road to intersection with South Tiger Bend Road, then north on South Tiger Bend Road to intersection with Babin Road, then east to the end of Babin Road, then east on a straight line to the intersection with the Amite River. Proceed north along the Amite River until it intersects with the Comite River, and then proceed northwesterly along the Comite River until it intersects with Highway 64.
North: At the intersection of the Comite River and Highway 64, proceed west along Highway 64 until it intersects with the eastern corporate limits of the City of Zachary. Then follow the corporate limits of the City of Zachary south of Highway 64 to the intersection with Highway 964.
West: At the intersection of the corporate limits of the City of Zachary and Highway 964, proceed south along Highway 964 to the intersection with Highway 61, then proceed southwest on a straight line to the intersection with the Mississippi River. Proceed south along the Mississippi River to the East Baton Rouge/Iberville Parish line.
South: At the intersection of the Mississippi River and the East Baton Rouge/Iberville Parish line, follow the parish line to the point of beginning.
The change will not be effective for ninety days to allow for public comments. Any comments or objections should be sent to:
Sean M. LeBlanc, Area Director
USDA Service Center
805 West Oak, Suite 3
Amite, Louisiana 70422
Telephone 985-748-8751, extension 4
USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity lender, provider, and employer. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington, DC 20250-9140.