While it was a fast moving meeting last night, the Lafayette City-Parish Council did approve shifting money in this year's budget to cover an additional $367,475 for a new fire station, fire station number 14.

KPEL's Nathan Pike was there to cover the story.

All of the council members voted in favor of adding the new fire station.  The growth of Lafayette and working to keep down homeowners' insurance rates were the main reasons behind the decision to build the new station. The cost of the project is expected to be around $1.7 million, and the fire station is planned to be built on Curran Lane off of Ambassador Caffery Parkway near Wal-Mart.

Fire Chief Robert Benoit has said it is one of two stations needed to help Lafayette maintain its current fire insurance rating.