Sunday, April 14, 2024
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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Support for LA Main Street Program Approved at Council Meeting

by KAREN LAGRANGE COX

During the Broussard City Council meeting tonight, a resolution was passed declaring support for the Louisiana Main Street Lagniappe Program in the City of Broussard. This program, which falls under Main Street America, utilizes a four-point system that includes Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion, and Organization.

Millicent Norbert, Tourism Director for the City of Broussard made a presentation before the Council about the program. The program would focus on what Broussard has and not what it does not have in the City. Norbert advised there would be no costs to the City with the exception of her own salary as Tourism Director.

During the council meeting, members of the board for the Valsin Broussard House were present. This historic two-story house was built in 1876 and is on the National Register of Historic Places [source]. The house is located at 408 West Main Street and is set to transform into the City of Broussard’s new Welcome Center, as part of their tourism initiative. The City was named after Broussard, who was the City’s founder. Broussard was a prominent local merchant; when his store was robbed, he form the first vigilante committee.

Other news from tonight’s City Council meeting.

Due to conflicts with other meetings, Mayor Ray Bourque requested the June 2023 City Council meetings to be rescheduled. It was approved to move the Tuesday, June 13, 2023 meeting to Monday, June 12, 2023; and the Tuesday June 27, 2023 meeting to Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

The City Council voted to approve the low bid from Elliot Construction for the 2022-2023 Street Overlay Project. Their bid was just under $525,000. The total cost estimate for the project was $650,237.99. The project is expected to start in approximately three months.

The roads slated for re-pavement in the Street Overlay Project are:

  • Kelsea Drive in District 2
  • Bayou Des Glaises in District 6
  • Morgan Street Roundabout (+200′ Ea. Branch) in District 6
  • Patrick Drive in District 2
  • Huval Drive in District 2
  • Papa Joe Drive in District 2
  • Attie Circle in District 2

The Zoning Ordinance of the City of Broussard was amended 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

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