The resolution of problems with Gondron Lane was again on the agenda. Gondron Lane is a limestone road that connects KOL Road to La. 182. The city has had a 50-foot right-of-way on the property from KOL Road to the bridge and then a 12-foot right-of-way from the bridge to La. 182. The major issues have been the extent of the right-of-way, speeding and who should have access.
City Attorney Don Landry recommended that an introductory ordinance be presented at the next council meeting reducing the 50 foot right-of-way to 14 feet and increasing the 12 foot right-of-way to 14 feet. The landowners are in agreement. This would reduce city liability, and the land would revert to the adjacent land owners.
The ordinance would also include speed management.
There was also discussion on limiting access on this road to emergency vehicles. Don Landry advised that he was researching and consulting others on this subject, but there might be some violation of state law in restricting this road as it had come into the public domain because of its long history of public access and use.
Mayor Charles Langlinais and members of the council strongly urged a final resolution to the problem, and an introductory ordinance will be presented at the next meeting.
Several additional introductory ordinances were presented. One would annex Sections 25 and 89, Township 10 South, Range 4 East of Hernandez Heights. An ordinance of the Lafayette Parish Consolidated government annexing this same property is also in the works.
The majority of the subdivision property owners are in favor of annexation with Lafayette, while several support annexation to the City of Broussard. City engineers and the city attorney advised that the Lafayette ordinance would take precedence if it was indeed presented ahead of the Broussard ordinance, and all the city could do was to present the ordinance.
Other ordinances introduced were to annex Roland Viator’s property on La. 92, Moulin Road/Maurice Shannon property, as well as property on Marteau Road. All of the introductory ordinances were passed.
Ray “SchoDo” Lewis introduced himself as a candidate for state representative from newly created District 96. Under the new state redistricting plan, Broussard will be divided between three districts.
The pre-construction contract was signed on the community center this week. The project is slated to be completed by May, with construction completed by March or April.
The sewer pond project is proceeding slowly, due to the amount of rain.