St. Landry Airport Advisory Board Plan

The St. Landry Parish Council voted unanimously to introduce an ordinance to create an advisory board for the parish airport northwest of Opelousas.  Parish President Bill Fontenot said Wednesday the board will have no voting power in matters concerning the airport facility.  In July, the council approved an ordinance to establish a parish airport commission, but Fontenot vetoed that decision.  Following that veto, the council voted to create the airport advisory board, whose nine members will be appointed and serve staggered terms of three and four years.  According to the proposed ordinance, the advisory board will meet at least once every 90 days, but will not be paid for attendance.

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