Apr 11, 2013 9:02 AM by AP
The Donaldsonville City Council voted 4-0 to approve a land swap deal with Ascension Parish government giving both entities locations for new public service facilities.
Through the intergovernmental agreement approved during Tuesday's council meeting, the city will receive about 3 acres along La. 3089 near the South Louisiana State Fairgrounds, owned by parish government. The city plans to construct a new fire station on the site.
In return, parish government will receive from the city a 5-acre tract of land along Thibaut Drive, where it plans to locate a new public works facility that will serve the parish's west bank.
The Advocate reports the agreement next goes to the Ascension Parish Council for ratification.