AMITE, La. (AP) — The Tangipahoa Parish Council has unanimously voted to deny a permit application for the construction of a salvage yard in the Uneedus area of the parish after a procession of residents denounced the proposal.

The Advocate reports about 120 residents from the east central portion of the parish packed the council's meeting room on Monday, applauding and cheering as each speaker denounced the proposed salvage yard.

Charles Moffett, who said he lives near the site of the proposed salvage yard, presented a lengthy video presentation to the council outlining his objections to the project, which included that it would be an eyesore, create excessive noise and release chemicals in junk cars that could cause pollution, and the yard could lead to a reduction in property values in the area.