The good, the bad, and the ugly truth behind
The battle over the Comite River
|Photo by Erik M. Lunsford firstname.lastname@example.org|
Drinking is sometimes part of the outings, resulting in bawdy behavior that doesn't sit well with owners of land that touches the river. Many have complained for years about loud parties, trash left behind and crude behavior
The final resolution for landowners on the Comite River should begin with the
state legislature removing the scenic river designation. Louisiana property law
seems to be clear in its intent to protect private property owners from loosing
their land for the good of the public without compensation. Combined with
additional Louisiana Constitutional and U.S. Constitutional Law providing the
right to due process creates one powerful argument for landowners to use against
the state’s ownership claim to the Comite River.
The most important evidence to their argument could be the numerous property deeds defining the landowners boundary up to the centerline of the river. Could state officials have made so many negligent mistakes, if so, landowners will finally see the true cause for the “grey area” that is providing public access over their private property.