PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — The Port Allen Council finally could have a definitive spending plan in place this week for the remaining portion of its 2013-14 fiscal year.

City leaders tell The Advocate  they feel the council's second attempt at adopting a 2013-14 budget will be successful when the council holds a budget hearing Wednesday.

The council likely will entertain a vote on the approximately $7 million spending plan, which was presented to the council on Dec. 23.

The council is more than six months late adopting a 2013-14 budget.

It missed its June 30 deadline because of the contentious battles a majority of the council had with former mayor Demetric Slaughter.

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