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3/9 Council Preview: New detention ponds, approving a contentious development and appointing board members

Here’s a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the city and parish councils. To see the full agendas, check out the links below. 

City Council

Appointments

Civil Service Board. The City Council will appoint one member to this board from the following applicants:

Julie BroussardKylee BrundigeMonshita Givens
Andrea HebertJames Ziler

Final Adoption

Adjudicated properties before the City Council: 

PropertyActionDetails
1600 Twelfth St.Non-warranty cash sales to adjoining landowner
615 Lafayette St.Non-warranty cash sale to adjoining landowner
2210 Moss St.Non-warranty cash sale to adjoining landowner
509 Gerald DriveCondemn
100 & 102 Denver CircleAcquire full ownership over adjudicated property

Two detention ponds — city of Lafayette. Two ordinances are up for final adoption to declare as public necessities the Digby Road and Lake Farm Road detention pond projects, which would empower the mayor-president to acquire rights of way through purchase or expropriation. (Note: there are five detention pond items between the city and parish council agendas.)  

Parish Council

Final Adoption

Stutes Road bridge. Council will consider declaring the bridge a public necessity, which empowers the mayor-president to acquire rights of way. 

Two detention ponds — unincorporated Lafayette Parish. Two ordinances are up for final adoption to declare Lebesque Road and Robley Drive detention pond projects public necessities, which would empower the mayor-president to acquire rights of way and property either amicably or through expropriation.

Appeals

Mills Crossing development. Residents are appealing the Parish Planning Commission’s approval of the preliminary plat for the Mills Crossing development at the intersection of Vatican Road and Pope Drive. The nearly 21-acre development would add 90 residential lots. But 218 adjacent landowners have signed a petition expressing their concern that this development will exacerbate existing drainage issues “due to continuous flooding and poor drainage in the area where the subdivision is proposed.” The preliminary plat was narrowly approved with the added requirement of a new drainage study. 

Board Vacancies

Lafayette Waterworks District South Board has a seat to fill. It’s for a one-year term that will start April 1. Applicants must be a district resident.

Appointments

Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board. Kirk Coussan will be appointed by local area mayors for a four-year term that started March 1.

Civil Service Board. The Parish Council will appoint one member to this board from the following applicants:

Julie BroussardKylee BrundigeMonshita Givens
Andrea HebertJames Ziler*
* incumbent

Joint Items

Introduction

One detention pond. If approved by both councils, the Homewood Drive detention pond project would be declared a public necessity, which would authorize the mayor-president to acquire the necessary rights of way and property for this project either amicably or through expropriation.