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Lafayette Animal Control Deal Reached

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 6:30am

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.