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Phyllis Savoy

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NOVEMBER 13, 2017


The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Village of Loreauville, Louisiana, met in regular session on Monday, November 13, 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

Absent: None

Also present: Phyllis B. Savoy, Clerk
Rene Burke, citizen
Rachelle Burke, citizen
Tim Smith, citizen
Brody Champagne, VOL & LVFD
Danny Fenster, Daily Iberian

A quorum being present, Mayor Clifton called the meeting to order.

The Prayer was led by Mr. Sonnier.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Borne.

It was moved by Mr. Borne, seconded by Mr. Sonnier, and carried to dispense with the reading of the October 9, 2017 regular minutes and to adopt them as written.

There being no public comments, the mayor asked Mr. and Mrs. Burke to address the board regarding speed lumps on Railroad Avenue. The Burkes reported speeders driving any where from 40-50 mph leaving the trailer park and at all times of the day. Their yard is fenced, but they have young children and the Burkes are fearful one of them or someone will be injured or killed if hit by a speeding car. There is a white Ford mustang in particular that is always speeding. Mayor Clifton will check into the dimensions of the street and will get a price for lumps from Evangeline Specialty. Mr. Burke also asked about the status of the drainage issue at the corner of Railroad and Victory Drive. The mayor acknowledged this drainage problem needs to be repaired, but the village is not at the stage to repair this site at this time.

There were no resolutions, ordinances to introduce or 2018 liquor license applications.

The mayor reported a section of the North Main Street sidewalk is falling due to washout from water draining from North Main Street. There is sand only underneath the sidewalk and the sand is being washed away. Three quotes were received as required by law. The quotes are as follows: LisCo, LLC in Abbeville in the amount of $6,701; Southern Constructors, New Iberia in the amount of $8,000 and Glen Lege Construction in Youngsville in the amount of $8,830. The engineers, Sellers & Associates, recommended accepting the low bid should the village wish to repair this sidewalk section. It was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. Borne and carried to accept the quote from low bidder LisCo, LLC for the North Main Street sidewalk repair located south of Pine Street.

It was moved by Mr. Borne, seconded by Mr. DeCourt and carried to approve payment of the Sellers & Associates invoice for the North Main Street sidewalk repair located south of Pine Street. The amount of the invoice is $1,141.

It was determined to hold off payment of Babineaux's Plumbing invoice for drainage improvements.

The mayor's report consisted of the Proclamation for LHS achieving a grade A school designation along with the invitation to the board to attend the LHS picnic on Friday to celebrate this achievement. Christmas trees go up on November 15 and once they are taken down the trees will be stripped to refurbish them. Saturday is Loreauville Pee Wee football's final game in the Park. The mayor thanked Mr. DeCourt for fixing the mule. Mr. Champagne reported a new alternator is needed on the mule.

The clerk's report consisted of the financials for the month ending October 31 and the fiscal year July 1 through October 31. She reported there is still a total of $25,819.70 in LGAP and CWEF grants needing to be spent prior to expiration in 2019. One is for dedicated to deteriorated water line replacement and the other is the remaining portion of the water well abandonment. She requested the mayor ask for an expansion of the agenda for the next item.

It was moved by Mr. DeCourt, seconded by Mr. Borne and unanimously carried to expand the agenda to discuss and consider payment of an invoice in the amount of $1,875 received from Louisiana Forensic Center for an autopsy.

After discussion, it was moved by Mr. Borne, seconded by Mr. DeCourt and carried to pay the autopsy invoice.

There being no other persons in attendance to report to the mayor and board, the mayor announced the following:

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017, beginning at 6:30 PM.

It was moved unanimously to adjourn. The meeting ended at 6:53 PM
Phyllis Savoy
Village of Loreauville, LA
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