Mayor ends request for Foster Park - KLFY News 10

Mayor ends request for Foster Park

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For a second time, the Lafayette Consolidated Council has voted against transferring its lease on Foster Park to the city of Youngsville. That land would have been used to expand one of Youngsville's overcrowded schools, Green T. Lindon Elementary.

The mayor of Youngsville Wilson Viator says the council voted based on the information they had in front of them. Viator says that's unfortunate because someone from the Lafayette Parish School System could have answered questions the council had, but no one from the school system showed up. Viator says there needs to be communication between governing bodies and it looks like the only ones who are communicating is the city of Youngsville.

LPSS Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper says he was told by both LCG and Youngsville that it was taken care of so they didn't feel the need to be at the meeting. Dr. Cooper says he does apologize if something went wrong but does not want to get in the middle of any political wrangles between governments. 

All he wants to focus on is fixing up the school and helping the children. Superintendent Cooper says even though Foster Park will remain in LCG's control, Green T. Lindon elementary school will still be expanded and they will find the land to build a play area for the children.

Construction is expected to begin in about a month.

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