March 28, 2013 05:25
Durel wanted to bury it in Langlinais' head, but ... The cities of Lafayette and Broussard have come to "an agreement in principle" to end the fracas that has had the cities at each others' throats for more than a year, with the former agreeing to maintain current services provided to Broussard and the latter agreeing to end its lawsuit challenging an annexation on Ambassador South. That's according to a press release issued Thursday. The leaders of the two municipalities - City-Parish President Joey Durel and Broussard Mayor Charlie Langlinais - were present at the meeting that resolved the dispute.

Here's the press release:
Leaders from the city of Lafayette and the city of Broussard met today and have reached an agreement in principle to settle the recent disputes between the two municipalities including a path to resolve the annexation and water litigation between the two cities.

As part of the agreement, Lafayette leaders have agreed that those services which the city of Lafayette provides to Broussard will not be terminated.  

Both mayors were present at the negotiations, and all parties involved believe the agreement reached will best serve the citizens of both cities, as well as the residents of the parish of Lafayette.  All participants in the dialogue felt it was appropriate that an agreement was reached during Holy Week.

There will be no further comment by either party until the agreement is finalized.

Read the flipping paper