THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Fee increases for building permits will be among the items up for debate at this week's Lafourche Parish Council meeting.

The Courier reports the revisions to the parish's building-code fees were first proposed in July and were put off multiple times as Councilman Daniel Lorraine and Parish President Charlotte Randolph planned to meet and work disagreements over the proposed increases.

Randolph said fee increases are necessary to make parish building-permit operations self-sustaining. Lorraine complains the increases are too high and will discourage construction.

The two never met. Both say attempts to do so were unsuccessful. Lorraine proposed several amendments to Randolph's revision of the permit fees; the council will ultimately hash out the differences at the coming meeting.

The council meets Tuesday.