The inspection department provided a list of 29 mobile homes and the dates they were hooked up to utilities.
According to an ordinance, applicants who wish to move a mobile home onto property in the city limits but outside a mobile-home park, must appear before the Mobile Home Review Board with proof from a licensed physician that a medical hardship exists and that additional housing is necessary for a caregiver or for the patient, Ron Wall, city attorney, said.
Other considerations before the board can make a decision include neighborhood objections, parking provisions and financial conditions.
Sherman Dyer, chairman of the Mobile Home Review Board, is expected to call a meeting before the next council meeting to address having board secretary Angela Canady contact the 29 on the list to furnish proof of continued medical hardship for the board’s review by a set deadline.
If a medical hardship no longer exists, then the mobile home must be moved outside the city limits or to a mobile-home park.
Councilman Jimmie Pourciau is expected to name a replacement to fill a vacancy on the board.
In other business, Charles Crittenden, a Baker resident for 40 years, has raised money and bought 50 14-foot flagpoles to be erected on the median from Thomas Road north to just passed Groom Road. He predicted they will be flying flags by Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
Among those making donations were Baker Bingo, Baker Texaco, Baker True Value Hardware, Brittny’s Seafood, Commercial Tires, Charles Crittenden, A.T. Furr, Knights of Columbus Council 4085, Lagniappe Restaurant, Jack Milton, Office Direct, John Rarick Jr., VFW Baker Jeb Stuart Post 4224, Mayor Harold Rideau and Councilmen Pourciau, Fred Russell, Charles Vincent and A.J. Wall.
In another matter, Vincent and the Mwalimu Institute have arranged to have free screening tests for sickle cell anemia, diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure provided by the staff of LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center at the Baker Library 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 4.
The Labor Day parade will begin at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 6.