City Council to consider restrictions on piers & boat houses - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

City Council to consider restrictions on piers and boat houses

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Lake Charles City Council is considering putting restrictions on piers and boat houses along Shell Beach Drive. 

City Councilman John Ieyoub introduced an ordinance to put a moratorium on piers and boat houses along Shell Beach Drive while the city considers its options. According to Ieyoub, the City of Lake Charles currently has no restrictions on the size or construction of these structures.

Ieyoub said several residents in his district along Shell Beach Drive have expressed concern about the need for restrictions for future development. Ieyoub wants to get feedback from residents and stakeholders about how the city should proceed. He believes a compromise can be found to maintain the integrity of the lakefront property.

"I know the people who live there and who will live there in the future want to maintain Shell Beach as a beautiful scenic area that Lake Charles is known for. So I think it will be a reasonable conversation and what we are going to end up with is some restrictions and some teeth if we need to apply those in the future," said Ieyoub.

Ieyoub proposes the moratorium would be no long than 120 days. The City Council won't take them "moratorium" item up until its Nov. 20 meeting.

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