UPDATE: The City-Parish Council has approved a five percent general pay increase for LCG employees.
The pay raise will not fully take effect until a companion vote approves the raise at the next LPUA meeting on Dec. 3.
The council has also approved a pay raise for Lafayette City Marshal's Deputies.
Interim City Marshal Michael Hill stated that he was able to find savings in the City Marshal budget for a two percent raise for deputies, however he himself will not receive the raise. This reduces the cost of the raise from LCG from $139,000 to $100,000.
Also approved was a pay raise for the Lafayette Fire Department.
Tonight's meeting of the City-Parish Council is one of the last, but the agenda is packed with items that would have lasting effects.
The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.
On the agenda for final adoption is an ordinance that would give a five percent pay raise to all employees of the council, the mayor-president's office and the municipal civil service system - meaning almost all employees except fire and police. The raise would cost about $2.8 million every year. Also up for final adoption is a $2.6 million pay plan for the fire department.
Up for introduction is an ordinance that would take $5 million from the general fund to allocate to an as-yet unapproved plan to dredge the Vermilion River. Also up for introduction are ordinances that would create new taxing districts for the University Gateway, the Trappey Economic Gateway, Northway, Acadiana Mall and Holy Rosary.
The new taxing districts are being proposed by the Mayor-President's office, and while each creates an economic development district, several also proposes that the districts be overseen by different groups.
Here are the groups, and the people associated with them according to filings with the Secretary of State's records:
University Gateway: TownFolk and Oasis Community Coterie, both Lafayette-based non-profits.
TownFolk: Donna Troyanowski, Gabriel Rodriguez, Brittany Boudreaux, Amy Dalcour, Sherrill Lorio, Emily Witkovski, Jennifer Borel Doucet, Dale Honore, Jacob Danos, Dena Wildy.
Oasis: Kenneth Lazard, Bryan Carmouche, Valerie Lewis, Valerie Kerry
Trappey Economic Gateway: Trappey Riverfront Development, a New Orleans-based LLC. The registered officers are Michael Mancuso and Marcel Wisznia.
Northway: Pride Opportunity Developers, a Lafayette-based LLC. The registered officers are John Ford, Millennium Management and Investments 2000 LLC (officers are John Ford and Charlotte Ford); Sivarco Group LLC (officer is Ravis Martinez) and Greater Good Consulting LLC (officers are Royal Hill and Ava Hill).
Holy Rosary: Holy Rosary Redevelopment, a Lafayette-based non-profit. Registered officers are Winston Decuir Sr., Dustin Cravins, Mary Goody and Sister Leona Bruner.
You can see the council's agendas, as well as all the back-up information, by clicking here. Just click on the "council meeting date drop-down and select today's date. Each agenda item includes a hyperlink to the back-up materials.