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|Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:30 am Post subject: 2016, March 14 minutes
MARCH 14, 2016
THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE VILLAGE OF LOREAUVILLE, LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT THEIR REGULAR MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Village of Loreauville, Louisiana, met in regular session on Monday, beginning at 6:30 P.M. at the Loreauville Town Hall.
There were present: Brad Clifton, Mayor
John C. Broussard, Alderman
Mark Landry, Alderman
Sandy Sonnier, Alderman
Also present: Phyllis B. Savoy, Clerk
Dean Wattigny, attorney
T.J. Savoy, Sellers & Associates, Inc.
Gene Jefferies, Port Commissioner
Junelle Jefferies, citizen
Deputy James Stokes, IPSO
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by Mayor Brad Clifton.
The prayer was led by Mr. John Broussard.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Mark Landry.
It was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. Broussard, and carried to dispense with the reading of the February 8, 2016 minutes and to adopt them as written.
There were no comments to be heard during the public comment period.
Members of the Papa Red Dog Mardi Gras Association were not in attendance.
It was moved by Mr. Landry, seconded by Mr. Sonnier, and carried to adopt Resolution No. 03-14-2016 for the WWTP Environmental Audit Report as follows:
A RESOLUTION PERTAINING TO THE
MUNICIPAL WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION
ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT REPORT (JANUARY 2015 - DECEMBER 2015)
WHEREAS, the Village of Loreauville’s Louisiana Water Discharge Permit
requires that an annual environmental audit report be prepared for the Village's wastewater treatment and collection system; and
WHEREAS, the Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Environmental Audit
Report for the period from January 2015 through December 2015 has been completed; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen have reviewed the Municipal
Water Pollution Environmental Audit Report which is attached to this resolution; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Board of
Aldermen of the Village of Loreauville to set forth the following actions necessary to
maintain the permit requirements contained in the Louisiana Water Discharge Permit
(LPDES) number LA0038440 .
1. Continue to perform maintenance throughout the collection and
treatment system to maintain compliance with the Plant's LPDES Discharge Permit.
THEREUPON, the above resolution was duly adopted.
Mayor Clifton asked Ms. Savoy to report on the WWTP project. She said a tank has been emptied and the interior has been cleaned out. The company will begin sand blasting the inside of the tank tomorrow which will allow an inspection to be made to determine what needs painting. Also the inside of the tank will be inspected to see if the 1/4 thickness has been eaten away and if it needs filling. Mayor Clifton said tank 2 was not as bad as he anticipated.
Discussion was held on the Special Event ordinance. Mr. Wattigny said the village can restrict if it is an unsafe issue. The discussion included limiting the number of horses in the parade, not allowing wagons to be pulled by the horses, having the association purchase insurance coverage and increasing the length of time the application needs to be submitted before the event. No action was taken on the Amendment to the Loreauville Code: Special Events. which would allow horses in parades. It was determined it would be addressed again in April.
After discussion on the village's responsibility to pay for this repair due to the location of the hole being in a driveway, it was moved by Mr. Landry, seconded by Mr. Sonnier, and carried to approve having Rod McHugh repair an open drainage hole between culverts on Boutte Rd. in the amount of $1,200.
It was moved by Mr. Landry, seconded by Mr. Broussard, and carried to approve purchasing a new Fluid Processors hydromatic pump for the Pine St. lift station in the amount of $4,212. The Pine St. lift pump works more due to the amount of rainwater entering the system. The smoke testing results will be tackled next with the one main service line allowing rainwater infiltration to be repaired first. The majority of the rainwater infiltration is on private property. The village clerk will check to determine if there is any enforcement that can be done to have the property owners repair on their property.
Mayor Clifton presented the water plant demolition and water line report for Mr. David Kozan with Owen & White. All tie-ins are done and the water plant is gone. There was more concrete than expected at the water plant. The concrete was dumped at the bayou and will be spread along the village's property there.
Mayor Clifton asked Mr. Wattigny to present his opinion the mosquito control/drainage tax which the village wanted to use to fund a full time street employee in the next fiscal year. Mr. Wattigny stated the wording in the tax is very clear in what it can be used for and there is no wiggle room for salaries to be funded from this dedicated tax.
Mayor Clifton presented the Cox letter and the Cleco letters. No action was taken on either of these agenda items.
Mayor Clifton presented his report which includes the following items:
Mr. David Kozan with Owen & White will send out information for other bidders on the water well abandonment.
A meeting was held to attempt to organize a Loreauville Business Association again. It was determined by the business owners in attendance an invitation will be extended to the businesses outside of the corporate limits to join the organization. One goal is to spawn advertisement between all businesses to help each other and Loreauville.
A process has begun for the tax exemption status for the Acadian Odyssey Park. IDF has a 503c which was offered to the village to help with the money part of the museum. A new fire station will not be built by Iberia Parish soon, however, former parish councilman, Glen Romero had a list when he was in office showing the Loreauville area was about 3rd on the list for a new station. Mr. Romero is checking on the status of this list.
April 3, 2016 is Yellow Day for former Mayor Al, so please put something yellow in your front yard.
Mr. Olivier with DOTD was sent a letter asking for a turn signal at the red light, but a response has not been received yet.
The clerk said due to this being a re-assessment year, the ad valorem tax resolution will be adopted closer to the end of 2016. The clerk also presented her monthly reports for February, 2016 and the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016. No action was taken on these items. She requested budget amendments for the sewer fund and the following action was taken:
It was moved by Mr. Broussard, seconded by Mr. Sonnier and carried to approve the following sewer fund budget amendments for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016:
None at this time.
Increase depreciation from $58,600 to $59,265, an increase of $665. Increase Insurance from $3,000 to $4,000 an increase of $1,000. Increase Legal & Accounting from $5,200 to $5,716.67 an increase of $516.67. Increase Permits from $800 to $1,200 an increase of $400. Increase Repairs & Maintenance from $3,000 to $8,000 an increase of $5,000. Decrease Clerk's salary from $7,900 to $7,562.70 a decrease of $337.70. Increase Salaries from $6,600 to $9,312 an increase of $2,712. Total Expenditures change from $552,526.64 to $562,482.61, an increase of $9,956.67.
Net ordinary income changes from ($336,850.64) to ($346,806.61) a difference of $9,956.67.
Increase Ad Valorem Taxes from $9,900 to $18,200 an increase of $8,300. Increase Sales Tax transfer from $326,400 to $343,400 an increase of $1,700. Total Other Income changes from $336,300 to $346,300 an increase of $10,000.
The year end balance changes from $49.36 to $93.39.
Mr. Wattigny had no further report and Deputy Stokes had no report.
Mr. Jefferies gave an update on port activity, which included one of the board members getting in a serious automobile accident with Mr. Jefferies asking the persons present to pray for Mr. Dore's recovery. Mr. Jefferies also reported there is positive activity at the Port with Diamond Offshore getting a new building, a new lease and a new business, Logan making inquiries to move to the Port.
The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6:30 P.M.
It was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. Landry and carried to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 P.M.
Village of Loreauville, LA