Lafayette Parish voters go to the polls to decide four issues on Nov. 18: (1) the state treasurer’s race, (2) re-vote for the renewal of a property millage for the parish jail (failed in April), (3) re-vote for the renewal of a property millage for the courthouse (failed in April), and (4) re-dedication of the property millage for health issues.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council approved major changes to Lafayette's solid waste laws last night, now requiring unincorporated residents to sign up for waste management services and imposing fines on those who leave garbage cans near the road after pickup.
If you're an Allied Waste customer, you won't see any changes to your normal pickup times this New Years holiday. Environmental Quality Manager Mark Pope says they'll pick up extra waste as well if it's bagged on the ground, and large empty boxes will be picked up as well.
Lafayette's Environmental Manager Mark Pope joined The Morning Report for a few minutes today to tell listener's about who qualifies for a free chemical disposal day at Cajun Field tomorrow. Pope reminds folks that there are only certain citizens that can drop off their unwanted items.
On Saturday April 16th Cajun Field will be the drop off point for household hazardous chemicals during Lafayette Consolidated Government's collection event. Environmental manager Mark Pope says only those who live in the city limits of Lafayette and the unincorporated areas of the parish are eligible to drop off items like old paint, old electronics, etc.