Posted: Sep 14, 2009 7:15 PM by sleonard
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Consolidated Government has reached tentative agreements with all five parish municipalities for animal control services.
The issue has been on the table for several months, after the City-Parish Council voted in April to have the communities of Carencro, Scott, Duson, Broussard and Youngsville pay for those services, with the amount based on each town's population.
For several years, the parish has paid that entire cost. Mike Mouton, the parish's emergency operations and security coordinator, said the most significant change made from the original agreement is that the parish will now be able to negotiate with each town individually. Mouton said the next step is to get all signatures from various officials, something that is expected to happen within the next few weeks.
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