Lafayette Council targets recreational trailers - KLFY News 10

Lafayette Council targets recreational trailers

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The Lafayette Consolidated Government plans to slam the door on people who are recreational trailers for permanent housing. In fact, the ordinance that was introduced to the council Tuesday night provided a list.

The prohibited vehicles include campers, travel trailers, park trailers and even FEMA trailers. The ordinance specifies the unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish. The director of planning, zoning and codes says its been a problem since the influx of FEMA trailers from the storms of Katrina and Rita. The proposed penalty for violating the ordinance includes a charge of $100 per day, each day the violation persist.

"We've have a couple dozen of requests from people that would like to add it as a mother in law suite or a teenagers kind of house. But they are not built to any safety codes and we kind not energize them in terms of electricity or fire safety." said LCG Planning and Codes Director Eleanor Bouy.

Also at the meeting, the council agreed to allow UL Lafayette to use space at the Lafayette Science Museum for student research and to display an exhibit.

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