St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, left, and Parish Council Chairman Harold Taylor were at odds during a meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Topics at issue included an annual audit and the powers of the Road District 1 commission, which was formed when the Smooth Ride Home Program was created. The photo of Fontenot is from Wednesday’s meeting and the one of Taylor is a file photo. (By Harlan Kirgan)
St. Landry Parish Road District 1 commissioners met for a rare meeting and on an 8-4 vote decided they do not need to know the extent of their authority.
The vote left Harold Taylor, chairman, in a dither.
“I can’t believe this,” he said after gaveling the meeting to a close.