Lafayette Parish appears ready to continue boundary battle
LAFAYETTE - Lafayette Parish appears ready to continue fighting a border dispute with Vermilion Parish.
Multiple media outlets report the Lafayette City-Parish Council killed a proposal Tuesday by Councilman Jared Bellard to end a long-running legal feud with Vermilion Parish over the location of the parish line.
The council's vote against the proposal came after council members discussed the litigation in a closed-door executive session.
Bellard sought to drop Lafayette's lawsuit seeking to void a 2002 agreement between the parishes on where the boundary should be. Bellard argued city-parish government should stop spending money on attorneys after the state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal last month upheld a ruling favoring the Vermilion Parish Police Jury in the dispute.
The vote sets the stage for Lafayette to appeal to the Louisiana Supreme Court.