Here is 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:
Buying and selling alcohol is regulated by state and local laws. Generally, permitting requirements are set by state law. Local ordinances govern when alcohol can be served.
Moving ARPA money around. This ordinance takes $2.5 million away from the Cue Road Extension Project and moves $1.7 million to Gayle Road Reconstruction Project and $800,000 to the Louisiana Avenue Extension Project. This ordinance takes $400,000 from the Bayou Vermilion Flood Control Project and moves it to the Gayle Road Drainage Project. This ordinance takes $1.5 million from the Bayou Vermilion Flood Control Project and moves that to the Louisiana Ave Extension Drainage Project. All of these items involve American Rescue Plan funding.
Paying for Bayou Vermilion Flood Control. This ordinance taps the parish general fund for a $2 million match on the Bayou Vermilion Flood Control project. Previously, LCG budgeted ARPA funds for the match, but later discovered ARPA funds are ineligible for this project. Instead, the $2 million in ARPA funds will be spread around several other capital projects. All together, LCG budgeted $15.5 million in ARPA funds for Bayou Vermilion Flood Control. LCG has paid out tens of millions on the project already.
No significant items.
$1 million removed from spot dredging project. This ordinance transfers $1 million originally budgeted for spot dredging the Vermilion River to pay for replacing the roof on the fire department’s training center. LCG allocated $5 million for dredging in an emergency ordinance.
Space for veteran services. This ordinance authorizes the mayor-president to sign an agreement with the local American Legion post to allow veterans groups to use a vacant fire station as a venue for providing support services for local vets.
No more drinking after midnight on Mardi Gras. This ordinance prohibits retailers from selling alcohol for on-premises consumption or delivery from midnight until 6 a.m. on the Wednesday following Mardi Gras.
Changes to the Lafayette Development Code. This ordinance makes a series of updates, including clarifications of a number of issues. These changes were recommended by both the City and Parish Planning Commissions.
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