We, at GDD8, are striving to clear and maintain ALL of our ditches and rights of way. Currently in GDD8, we have approximately 150 miles of ditches, most of which are numbered and declared drainage laterals. The GDD8 field crew (consisting of 5 employees) facilitates the work of cleaning and maintaining the laterals. GDD8 staff frequently responds to requests for work on ditches not yet in our system and we dig new laterals when warranted and feasible.

Our largest obstacles are our lack of funding and lack of manpower. An independent drainage study (The Fenstermaker Study, commissioned by the Police Jury), suggests our budget is only a third of what we really need to keep the drainage system maintained.

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NOTICE:

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(c) of the Constitution and R.S. 47:1705 and R.S.42:19:1 enacted by Act 267 that Gravity Drainage District No. Eight of Ward One, Calcasieu Parish will convene in open and public session for a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Gravity Drainage District No. Eight office at 2841 Goos Road, Moss Bluff(Lake Charles), Louisiana, and will adopt the ad valorem property tax of 11.040 mills for 2016 for the purpose of gravity drainage maintenance, maintaining and constructing drains, drainage canals, dikes, levees and bridges, and the purpose and upkeep of equipment for use in maintaining and constructing drains, drainage canals, dikes, levees and bridges in said District.
Board Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month in the Gravity Drainage District 8 Meeting Room.

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