The Lafayette City-Parish Council has blocked a planned garbage transfer station in north Lafayette, setting the stage for an almost certain lawsuit from the developers of the project.


The council voted unanimously Tuesday night to support a proposal by Councilman Brandon Shelvin to direct the city-parish administration to revoke a permit for the planned transfer station.

The developers of the site had sent a letter to city-parish officials last week pledging a lawsuit should the council vote to rescind the permit the facility, where site work has already begun.

The controversy is over a transfer station where waste company IESI plans to offload garbage from commercial customers in Lafayette into tractor-trailers to carry to a landfill outside of the parish.