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9/7 Council Preview: Layette ARPA veto vote, vacancies and appointments and another detention ponds

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. 

Special Joint Meeting

Vote to override the ARPA veto. At the last joint council meeting, the City and Parish Council voted 9-0 to amend Mayor-President Josh Guillory’s proposed ARPA budget to zero out funding for all of its projects other than $360,000 to hire consultants. Since then, Guillory used his line item veto power to restore some projects. Both councils have to vote 4-1 to override his veto. Note that unlike past joint council meetings, which normally take place in between the Parish and City Council meetings, this one is scheduled for 4:25pm prior to the Parish Council’s meeting.

Parish Council

No items Parish-only up for final adoption 

City Council

Report

Emergency funds and dredging. Councilmember Liz Hebert has requested this report on the status of emergency funds that the City Council appropriated for drainage earlier this summer.

Final Adoption

Localized Flood Mitigation Project: Acadiana Woods Subdivision. If approved this ordinance would authorize the Mayor-President to acquire land for this detention pond through expropriation if need be. The city is currently being sued by property owners whose land was expropriated for the Lake Farm Road Detention Pond. The location for this detention pond will be near the Acadiana Mall between Canberra Road and Rosedown Lane. This project may also entail elevating structures in this area.

Appointments

BoardApprovalApplicants
Lafayette Waterworks District North BoardParish CouncilPaul Champagne
Lafayette Airport Commission BoardParish CouncilPatrick Edmond Sr., Charles Schilling II
Lafayette Preservation CommitteeCity and Parish CouncilMichael McClure
Lafayette Preservation CommitteeCity and Parish CouncilTrevian Ambroise
Lafayette Preservation CommitteeCity and Parish CouncilBryan Dupree
Lafayette Preservation CommitteeCity and Parish CouncilKelly Russo
City/Parish Recreation Advisory CommissionParish District 1Frank Wittenberg
Lafayette Animal Care Center Advisory BoardMayor-PresidentShelly Fontenot
Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion DistrictMayor-PresidentKaren Hail
Lafayette Public Trust Financing AuthorityCity CouncilMelissa Theriot

Vacancies

BoardApprovalQualifications
Lafayette Waterworks District South BoardParish CouncilMust be a district resident
Lafayette Waterworks District North BoardParish CouncilMust be a district resident
Industrial Development BoardParish Council

Property

AddressApprovalAction
3910 Moss StJoint resolutionNon-warranty cash sale to an adjoining landowner
217 Ben B. StJoint resolutionNon-warranty cash sale to an adjoining landowner
716 Saint Charles StCity Council, final adoptionCondemnation
1115 & 1203 Carmel DrCity Council, introduction Annexation and zone as commercial mixed
515 Saint CatherineCity Council, introductionConditional use permit to allow a two family duplex
301 W Second St; 101-324 S Buchanan St; 119 W Simcoe St; 303, 307, 315, 319, 323 Monroe St; 219 & 307 W Grant St; 100, 106, 202, 210 W Third St; 301 W Cypress StCity Council, introductionReclassify from Industrial Light and Mixed-Use 2 Neighborhood to Commercial Mixed, Mixed-Use 1 Neighborhood, and Downtown