Sunday, July 21, 2024
Sunday, July 21, 2024

Barricades Requested; New Side Walks Approved

by KAREN LAGRANGE COX

The agenda for last night’s Broussard City Council meeting included an introduction to Ordinance #23-765. The ordinance amends the 2022/2023 Operating Budget of Revenues and Expenditures for an additional $40,700 for safety barricades along South Bernard Road. The council passed the ordinance by a vote of four to one, and it will be up for adoption at the next council meeting on April 25, 2023.

The request for the eleven hundred linear feet of safety barricades came about after a crash that involved a single vehicle that struck the back of a home on January 12, 2023. The back of the home is along South Bernard Road between Albertson’s Parkway and Main Street. Officers with the Broussard City Police who responded to the crash reported there were no injuries due to the crash.

Rob Bunch, the owner of the home that was struck by the vehicle that day, spoke to the city council, saying he heard blood-curdling screams from his wife when their house was struck. Ashley Landry, who lives next door to on the same street as Bunch, advised the council her bedroom is on the backside of her house, very near South Bernard Road. Landry told the council that if they do not fund the barricades if something happens to her (referring to a vehicle hitting her home), the council would have to explain to her children what happened to her.

Last night’s city council agenda also included adopting Ordinance #23-766, which amends the 2022/2023 Operating Budget of Revenues and Expenditures for an additional $190,000 for multi-use path extensions on South Bernard Road and West Fairfield Road. The council unanimously passed this ordinance.

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