Ben Theriot, with Code Enforcement for the City of Broussard, updated the Broussard City Council tonight on their May 9, 2023, condemnation of the apartment at 219 Leon Street owned by Queyen Tan Le.
At the council meeting on May 9, 2023, Le’s property was slated for condemnation as it is in disrepair. Le requested that the council allow him time to fix the property so he could seek an investor to purchase the property. The council agreed to give Le thirty days to provide a contact with an investor or to show he has bank financing to fix the property. Le was given five days to board the property to prevent unauthorized access. The council voted to condemn the property and then suspend the condemnation for thirty days. If Le did not keep his promises to repair the property or have a sale, the property would be automatically demolished.
Tonight Theriot advised the council he spoke to Le today and that Le appears to be making progress on complying with the city’s requirements from the May 9, 2023, council meeting, which was either to fix the property or have a sale for the property. Le advised Theriot that he has a contract to sell his condemned property with an expected closing date of July 25, 2023. Theriot said Le has stated he also has a backup offer on selling his property.
According to Theriot, the condemned building is secured and boarded up, with all window units pulled out. Theriot also said Le is complying with the city’s requirements stipulated at the May 9, 2023, city council meeting.
Mayor Ray Bourque requested that Theriot go back before the council to update the council on the status of Le’s property.
Other matters for the council:
The Council approved the following Resolution.
Resolution #747-23 – A resolution abandoning a drainage servitude in Ambassador Commons Phase 1.
According to Mel Bertrand, Public Works Director, the drainage was rerouted, and the servitude was no longer needed. Walter Comeaux, City Engineer, stated the old servitude was being removed with a new servitude is being added.
Ordinances for Introduction
All of the Ordinances for Introduction below were approved by the Council.
Ordinance #23-771 – annexing certain properties located on and along the southern side of LA Highway 92 (Young Street) in Section 9, Township 11 South, Range 5 East, Lafayette Parish, known as the Lopez Real Estate Properites, LLC in Voting District 5.
Ordinance #23-772 – annexing certain properties located on and along the eastern side of North Enola Road in Section 69, Township 11 South, Range 5 East, Lafayette Parish known as the Patin Annexation at 214 North Eola Road in Voting District 1.
Ordinance #23-773 – approving and authorizing a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the City of Broussard and Building Code Inspections Services, LLC and adopting a permit fee schedule in connection therewith.
Ordinance #23-774 – annexing certain properties located on and along the eastern side of Marteaux Road and the southern side of LA Highway 92 (Young Street) in section 10; Township 11 South, Range 5 East, Lafayette Parish being known as the Marteaux Subdivison, LLC Annexation at 803 Marteau Road in Voting District 5.
Ordinance #23-775 – amending Ordinance #20-625, Section 201.6 of the Subdivision Regulations, referencing the Planning Fees for residential and commercial.
Ordinances for Adoption
All of the following Ordinances for Adoption were approved by the Council.
- Ordinance #23-770 – An ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Broussard to include the following maps:
- Map D-9 Portions of Louisiana Highway 89 – Youngsville Highway
- Map G-8 Portions of La Flamme Road
- Map F-14 Portions of Fabre Road
- Map F-15 Portions of Fabre Road