City Council Archives - City of Broussard

City of Broussard names former St. Martin EDA head Beth Guidry as its first economic development director.

13.08.2019
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Investing in Broussard’s infrastructure is a vital part of ensuring a healthy economy for our future.

The $4.4M Capital Outlay coupled with the City’s $2.9M for the second phase will develop S. Bernard Rd. from Fairfield Ave. to Hwy. 90. Investing in Broussard’s infrastructure is a vital part of ensuring a healthy economy for our future […]

Work Begins on $1.1 Million Drainage Project in Broussard

24.07.2019
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Construction workers digging with industrial equipment

On Sunday, July 7th, Mayor Ray Bourque, Councilman Michael Rabon, and other city officials attended mass at St. Joseph Church in Broussard to announce that construction has begun on the $1.1 million Ridgeview Outfall Drainage Project.

“I’m grateful to Father James for allowing me the opportunity to speak to the members of St. Joseph,” said Mayor Bourque. “This community in Broussard was one of the hardest hit in the 2016 flood, and it’s important that these residents know that I and the City Council members consider drainage in this area to be essential. I’m proud that […]

Mayor Ray Bourque joins CBS News on Hurricane Barry in Broussard

16.07.2019
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The National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings across the state of Louisiana as Barry continues to move inland. Broussard, Louisiana Mayor Ray Bourque joined CBSN on the phone to discuss the big issues facing his town.
See full article on CBS News […]

$24 million in capital outlay projects in state budget for Lafayette Parish

25.06.2019
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Photo by Leslie Westbrook
 

This $4.4M investment from the state (Hwy. 182 to Hwy 90), coupled with the City’s $2.9M on the second phase of the S. Bernard extension, will make for a seamless 4-lane road all the way from Fairfield Ave. to Hwy. 90, alleviating traffic congestion on S. Morgan and Main St. and stimulating economic development along that corridor.

 

Read the full article at: https://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/news/business/article_f86ce312-96a5-11e9-9449-2b0dc95d92ab.html

Work Begins on S. Bernard Rd. Extension in Broussard

20.06.2019
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Phase II of Broussard’s South Bernard Road expansion.

Broussard, LA, June 17, 2019 –
In January, the Broussard City Council voted to amend the 2018-19 operating budget by adding an additional $2.9 million for the second phase of the South Bernard Road expansion, and now work has begun on the new four-lane. Also funded was the water-line engineering for the entire length of the road.

The first phase, which was completed in 2017, included a new bridge and a roundabout at Fairfield Drive and South Bernard Road, and it connected Fairfield to Albertson Parkway […]

Envision downtown Broussard: outdoor music venue, pocket parks and beyond

Original article by Megan Wyatt on TheAdvocate.com
Imagine downtown Broussard as a family-friendly destination with an outdoor music venue, pocket parks and shaded sidewalks for leisurely strolls to restaurants, shops and coffee houses.

This is the community vision for Broussard’s Main Street that took shape during a public meeting Monday evening at The Ballroom of Broussard.

“So what would you like to see happen as a result of this experience?” asked Brent D. Henley of The Pyramid Group. “It is a loaded question.”

Read the article at: https://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/news/article_83ae89ae-8633-11e9-ac36 […]

City of Broussard opens design sessions for Main Street, downtown development

4.06.2019
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The City of Broussard is holding an open design session for the master plan for Broussard’s Main Street and historic downtown.

Monday, city officials and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority held a charrette to work on development for the project. The process will continue from June 3 through June 6, 2019, with a final presentation on the 6th.

A charrette is an intensive, interdisciplinary, and publicly inclusive design session that works onsite with public officials, consultants, stakeholders, landowners, and the public to produce a vision for development.

Monday’s meeting and all future meeting are being held at the […]

Here’s how you can help design the new downtown Broussard

4.06.2019
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You can help design the future of Broussard’s historic downtown during a public meeting Monday evening.
The event, which happens at 5:30 p.m. Monday at The Ballroom of Broussard, will introduce the Envision Broussard project and allow the public to share ideas and concerns with project leaders.
 
Read full article on The Advocate.

Mayor Ray Bourque is pictured Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Broussard City Hall in Broussard, La.
Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK

Broussard Mayor Ray Bourque reflects on first 5 months in office, looks ahead to next year

28.05.2019
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Photo by: Leslie Westbrook
Broussard Mayor Ray Bourque describes his first five months in office as a “wonderful experience,” especially since he served as a member of the city council for eight years prior.
Bourque said he’s proud of his team’s work to improve basic necessities — roads, drainage and fire protection — and he’s most looking forward to tackling bigger beautification projects for the city in the months and years ahead.
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Soon-to-be constructed memorial will honor Broussard veteran

21.05.2019
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The City of Broussard will pay tribute to a local Army veteran with a memorial.

Sergeant Patrick Williamson went to St. Cecilia School and graduated from St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette before enlisting in the Army in 2006.

Sgt. Williamson died in the line of duty in Afghanistan in 2009.

His memorial will be located at the roundabout at the newly finished South Bernard Road and West Fairfield Drive.

Williamson’s parents were invited to the last city council meeting for a presentation on the project. Mayor Ray […]

Veterans memorial underway in Broussard to honor local soldier who died in Afghanistan

16.05.2019
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A new veterans memorial in Broussard will pay tribute to a local soldier who lost his life while serving for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

The Sgt. Patrick Williamson Memorial will be constructed at the center of an existing roundabout at the intersection of South Bernard Road and West Fairfield Drive in Broussard. The memorial will feature three plaques with his name, a granite American flag with a hand-sculpted rope, and five bronze emblems for each branch of the military — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

“We’re very honored to be able to […]