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|Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:00 pm Post subject: 2017, July 10 minutes
JULY 10, 2017
THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE VILLAGE OF LOREAUVILLE, LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT THEIR REGULAR MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017.
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Village of Loreauville, Louisiana, met in regular session on Monday, July 10, 2017 beginning at 6:30 P.M. at the Loreauville Town Hall.
There were present: Brad Clifton, Mayor
Eric Borne, Alderman
Joseph J. DeCourt, Alderman
Sandy Sonnier, Alderman
Also present: Phyllis B. Savoy, Clerk
Brody Champagne, LVFD and VOL
Gene Jefferies, Port commissioner
Dean Wattigny, attorney
Toni Gonsoulin, Fire District 1 representative
Suzanne DeMahy, judicial candidate
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by Mayor Brad Clifton.
The prayer was led by Mr. Sonnier.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Borne.
It was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. Borne, and carried to dispense with the reading of the June 12, 2017 minutes and to approve them as written.
There being no public comments, Mayor Clifton asked Ms DeMahy to address the board regarding her candidacy for the 16th Judicial District Court judgeship. Ms. DeMahy has been considering running for this position for over one year and feels she is qualified through working with the public defender's office. One goal, if elected, is to make sure everyone is doing their job and to make sure the legal process flows as it should, which will restore confidence in the judicial system.
There were no resolutions or ordinances for introduction or adoption.
It was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. Borne, and carried to approve the employee insurance as presented. The clerk is still a full-time employee even though she is now on Medicare and supplemental insurances. The anticipated total cost to the village for 75% of her annual insurance coverage is $2,421.18.
Mayor Clifton said the letter from the State Treasurer's states the estimated population count in Loreauville is 921.
The Mayor brought up the original invoice from Babineaux Plumbing in the amount of $3,810 for drainage improvements and the $407.50 invoice for culvert jetting The work is still not completed. When Southern Constructors was hired to do the drainage improvement work on Ed Broussard Road and Granger Street, the mayor did not know Southern Constructors didn't have their own jetter router equipment. Since the village had an account with Babineaux's, Southern Constructors had Babineaux send an invoice to the village for the work. Mr. Wattigny said the village didn't authorize work by Babineaux's therefore Babineaux's invoice needs to be sent to Southern Constructors, the contractor we agreed upon.
Mayor Clifton's report was the Floating Dock ribbon cutting ceremony which was well attended. The Loreauville dock is the only one completed in Iberia Parish at this time.
The Aldermen had no reports.
The clerk presented her financial reports for the year ending June 30, 2017. She also reported the audit has begun with the State of Louisiana Legislative Auditor enforcing certain policies and procedures needing to be in effect, which will be verified by the auditors. She also reported on the steps being taken to attempt collection of delinquent sewer accounts with the village and LAWCO working together to collect.
Mr. Wattigny reported he sent his annual letter to the auditors last week.
Ms. Toni Gonsoulin, committee member on Iberia Parish Fire District No. 1 introduced herself and said serving on this committee is a new scene for her and she will help whenever she can. She is aware of the need for a new fire station.
Mr. Jefferies, Port Commissioner, reported the flood that didn't happen had water buildup in the streets around the port, but there was no water inside the buildings. The port has had no loss of rentals so it is holding it's own.
Mayor Clifton asked Brody for a report. Brody is working on the grass at the sewer plant. Mayor Clifton acknowledged Brody is working tremendously and giving the village a big hand to stay on top of the street maintenance work.
The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, August 14, 2017 beginning at 6:30 PM at the Loreauville Town Hall.
It was moved by Mr. DeCourt, seconded by Mr. Borne and carried to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 7:10 P.M.
Village of Loreauville, LA