St. Landry Parish Council members and others discuss a hotel-motel occupancy tax at the Council’s meeting on Wednesday at the Old City Market in Opelousas. From left, are Chad Pitre, Council legal counsel, Buddy Helton, chairman of the Central St. Landry Economic Development District, Councilman Alvin Stelly, back to camera; James Moffett, attorney for the development district; Councilman Ken Marks; Councilman Timmy Lejeune; and Council Chairman Jerry Red. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)
Nearly 300 miles of newly paved roads lace St. Landry Parish, but the speed limits on those roads remain mostly in the 20 to 30 mph range.
The St. Landry Parish Council voted 10-1 to change the speed limit on 67 roads at its Wednesday meeting.
Parish President Bill Fontenot recommended the Council approve the new speed limits.
“We will have to take the recommendations from these professionals who do this kind of work,” he said.
District 11 Councilman Timmy Lejeune was the lone vote against the change.