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Several ordinances approved at Lafayette City-Parish council meeting

Posted at 9:53 PM, Jun 18, 2019

The Lafayette City-Parish council approved several ordinances at Tuesday’s meeting.

The council agreed to adopt and ordinance to provide financial help to the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office.

Interim City Marshal Michael Hill says his office is short of funds primarily because of the reduction of court costs and paying up to eight thousand dollars a month in transportation costs.

Also on the agenda, the council approved an ordinance that would allow more time for the developers who purchased to the old Federal Courthouse building to begin redevelopment of the space.

The amendment will provide OFCH, LLC until October 1, 2019, to begin “construction activities” at the site.

The sale of the courthouse was approved last year by the council for $1.4 million. Read more here

The council also voted to temporarily ban electric scooters in the City and Parish of Lafayette until rules can be drawn up for their use by the council.

The state recently passed a bill on electric scooters, allowing scooters to be operated on roads which have a speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less. It also requires all operators aged 17 years or less to wear a helmet while operating the scooters.

Bird and Lime agreed to stop operations in the city until state lawmakers could regulate where they could be used.

After the meeting, the council discussed the approval of a resolution naming June as LGBTQ Pride month in Lafayette. That resolution failed. Read more here.