LCG voting on the final adoption of the boundary line between Lafayette and Vermilion parish

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Final adoption vote at tomorrow's council meeting

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 10:39am

Tomorrow night the Lafayette city-parish council will vote on a final adoption of the Western Direct Line Segment of the Lafayette and Vermilion Boundary.  This has been an ongoing issue since 2000, when research was done and found that the line in place today was never agreed to by the city of Lafayette.

"I can't, as a councilman from Lafayette parish with good conscious, go forward and just turn property over to Vermilion parish that clearly does not belong to them," says Don Bertrand, Lafayette city-parish councilman.

Bertrand hopes the Lafayette council and the Vermilion council can sit down and establish where the true line is.  If Vermilion parish wants to change the line they legally must be in agreement with Lafayette to change it, draw the line and have a vote of two-thirds of the electorate on both sides of the line.

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