Lafayette City-Parish Council, KPEL

LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) -- It was one of the feel-good moments for members of the Lafayette City-Parish Council at the body's regular meeting Tuesday night.

More than 100 residents of the Beau Parterre subdivision came to express their concern over a proposed connection to the new Woodlands of Acadiana subdivision to the north of them. They came armed with a petition of more than 150 signatures, a number which represents more than 96 percent of those residents.

Most were concerned about higher traffic volume through their neighborhood as residents from their north could conceivably try to access Verot School Road by driving south through their subdivision.

Council clerk Veronica Williams was flooded with blue cards--those cards signify residents who would like to speak about certain council action or express their approval or disapproval of such action.

Those blue cards weren't needed.

The council--minus Don Bertrand, District 7, who was absent--approved an appeal of the connection, sending residents into an uproar of applause.

In other council action, members unanimously approved final passage of a modified version of the junked vehicle ordinance.

According to council attorney Mike Hebert, an exemption to the ordinance for those who housed their vehicles in an enclosed area was discriminatory against those who could not do the same.

Also getting a mention was local star of "The Voice," Ray Boudreaux, who received love from Kevin Boudreaux, District 4, and Jay Castille, District 2.

"Obviously, as you know, he can sing well," said Castille, who watched the Carencro native grow up.