The town of Grand Coteau is moving on. Their mayor died of cancer last week. His wife will take his place as interim mayor. Town Aldermen took two days to finalize the vote. "I'm leaving the meeting very happy. The shortest meeting I ever attended," resident Pauline Edmond. The meeting Friday ended as fast as it started.
The vote was unanimous in favor of the former mayor's wife. "I'm happy that they changed their minds on it. Now, the whole town is coming together and GOD bless," says James Smith.
Alderman Robert Landry refrained from casting a vote in the previous voting attempts. This meeting he voted yes. "She had said no she didn't want the job. She was going to stay home take care of her grandchildren.
At the beginning of the meeting she walked in and said she wanted the job." Alderwoman Jessica Marcel acknowledges the meeting went better. "This is how is it supposed to be done.
The town of Grand Coteau has a decision to make after the mayor passed away earlier this month. Now they have to appoint an interim mayor. But there's a problem. The council voted Wednesday but still came to no decision.
News 10s Renee Allen talked with the people who live there and has reactions from them in the video above.
There was a somber mood at town hall in Grand Coteau Tuesday as residents learned of Mayor Henry Pierre's death.
Mayor Pierre suffered from cancer. He died at 8:00 AM at 71 years old. Mayor Pierre began his mayoral term in 2010.
His colleagues Say Pierre was a kind man, dedicated to the town and his family. His Funeral will be held Thursday, Sept. 20th At St. Charles Church on 174 Church Street. The viewing begins at 9:00 AM, services begin at 11:00 AM.