Locals Frustrated With Overgrown Areas Did the Work Themselves
As spring approaches, nature takes over. As the grass begins to grow, so does the frustration regarding who will cut the areas, as well as when. About a month ago, local resident Heather Abshire posted her frustrations on Facebook about overgrown grassy areas in the city. She posted photos of these overgrown areas as well, including the one below. She said in her post that she called several representatives and government agencies to see why this hasn’t been kept up. She said she was told that Ambassador, Verot School Road, and Hwy. 92 were cut only for sight obstruction and not for beautification.
Abshire said she was tired of seeing overgrown areas and took action herself. She said she felt sure that the citizens/residents of Lafayette Parish could rally together and cut these areas themselves.
In another post, Abshire happily shared that her children took care of the corner of Hwy. 92 and Marteau Rd. She said this corner was her biggest concern because her children couldn’t see clearly while driving in that area driving in that area and she felt it was dangerous. Abshire said in her post that the fire hydrant and water meters were now able to be seen, the culverts are cleanout out and water can drain, the grass is cut, and they picked up seven bags of trash and leaves.
These young boys didn’t blink an eye when she asked them to help. Way to go boys!