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|KCS closes Booth Street crossing|
Officials with the city of Monroe and Ouachita Parish Police Jury were notified by Kansas City Southern Railroad Company the Booth Street railroad crossing would be closed.
The closure became effective 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7.
During the police jury's July 6 regular meeting, jurors, by a vote of 5-to-1, approved the closure of the Booth Street crossing.
City and parish officials determined the crossing was within the boundaries of the parish, so the police jury vote cleared the way for the removal of the crossing.
The closure was a source of contention among some Monroe city councilmen during a recent city council meeting.
The city council balked at giving Kansas City Southern Railroad authority to close the Booth Street crossing during the Sept. 23 meeting.
Councilman Arthur Gilmore wanted the city council to send a letter to KCS asking the railroad company to approve the quiet zone the city wants established in the area.
He suggested the city council only agree to the closure of the Booth Street crossing if KCS moved forward in establishing the quiet zone, which is a section of railway where trains are not allowed to sound their horns.
Quiet zones are established in residential areas to eliminate noise to the community.
At the police jury's July 6 meeting, police juror Walt Caldwell cast the lone vote against approving the closure.
He said governing bodies must eventually draw the line concerning the closure of railroad crossings.
He also said the police jury had never been tasked with any responsibility of the Booth Street crossing, so he suggested the police jury "pass the buck" regarding the matter.