A resolution reaffirming a previous St. Landry Parish Council decision to proceed with the removal of a Confederate monument from the Courthouse Square was passed by a council administrative committee earlier this week.

The Council voted on March 16 to allow parish president Jessie Bellard at least 30 days for determining how to remove and relocate the 102-year-old monument donated to the parish by Louisiana Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Council Attorney Garrett Duplechain said during a Thursday morning interview that the 30-day window for delaying the fate of the monument will expire by the time the entire Council meets for its regular monthly meeting April 20.

“At that (April 20) meeting the full Council will have a chance to vote and take full action on the resolution. By that time the 30 days will be up,” Duplechain said.

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