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APRIL 11, 2016
THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE VILLAGE OF LOREAUVILLE, LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT THEIR REGULAR MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016.
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Village of Loreauville, Louisiana, met in regular session on Monday, April 11, 2016 beginning at 6:30 P.M. at the Loreauville Town Hall.
There were present: Brad M. Clifton, Mayor
John C. Broussard, Alderman
Mark Landry, Alderman
Sandy Sonnier, Alderman
Also Present: Dean Wattigny, attorney
Lawrence Zacharie, Papa Red Dog Association
James Stoke, IPSO
TJ Savoy, Sellers & Associates
Junelle Jefferies, citizen
Gene Jefferies, Port Commissioner
Corey Vaughn, Daily Iberian
Phyllis B. Savoy, Clerk
Winnie Zacharie, Papa Red Dog Association
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. Landry.
It was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. Broussard, and carried to dispense with the reading of the March 14, 2016, minutes and to adopt them as written.
During the public comment period, Mrs. Jefferies said the yellow ribbon project went well.
Since Mr. Zacharie was waiting for additional members to arrive at the meeting, the mayor moved on to the following agenda item.
Mayor Clifton read the Proclamation designating April as Fair Housing Month in the Village of Loreauville as follows:
WHEREAS, the 48th Anniversary of the National Fair Housing Law, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, during the month of April, is an occasion for all Americans – individually and collectively – to rededicate themselves to the principal of freedom from housing discrimination whenever it exists; and
WHEREAS, this law guarantees for each citizen the critical, personal element of freely choosing a home; and
WHEREAS, a fair housing law has been passed by the State of Louisiana; and implementation of the law requires the positive commitment, involvement and support of each of our citizens; and
WHEREAS, the department and agencies of the State of Louisiana are to provide leadership in the effort to make fair housing not just an idea, but an ideal for all our citizens; and
WHEREAS, barriers that diminish the rights and limit the options of any citizen to freely choose a home will ultimately diminish the rights and limit the options of all.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Brad M. Clifton, Mayor of the Village of Loreauville, Louisiana, do hereby proclaim the month of April, 2016 as
FAIR HOUSING MONTH
In the Village of Loreauville, Louisiana.
Mayor Clifton asked Mrs. Savoy with Sellers to present her reports. She presented a binder with the second annual Main St. audit which used photos from last year at the same angle and same spot to show the additional wear in the asphalt with new photos showing new wear at the back of the binder. Mr. Clifton said the audit is a good for our use since it shows new cracks and new openings on top of the older ones.
Mrs. Savoy also gave the WWTP update saying 20% of the project is complete through March with the contractor being on schedule. She presented Partial Payment #1 in the amount of $71,684.10. JC Construction is finished painting the interior and the exterior of Tank 2, but not the final coat which will applied after repairs. it is anticipated a change order will need to be done since some anticipated repairs are not needed, but additional repairs are. The change order will be presented once the negotiating on prices is completed with JC Construction. Mrs. Savoy asked to be excused from the meeting at this time.
Discussion was led by Mayor Clifton on the water well removal needed near the fire station. The mayor reported the agenda packet contained the three new price quotes but the one missing was the first from Segura Water Well. He said the clerk put the quote on the table before the meeting, and he feels if this project does not fall under the public bid law and since it is being paid with grant money he wants Segura Water Well to be included. Mayor Clifton asked the board to keep the work and money in Loreauville if at all possible. Mr. Broussard commented he wanted the other bids so we would know where we were with the prices. Once discussion was finished, it was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. Broussard and carried to approve Segura Hardware's price in the amount of $10,500 for a water well removal at Bridge St.
The following ordinance amendment was introduced in writing with the amended portion being in bold and italics:
AMENDMENT TO THE LOREAUVILLE CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 23
STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND PUBLIC WAYS
ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL
Section 23-7. Permit for special event.
(a) Any person, club, organization or group desiring to conduct a special event, other than a street dance or fais-do-do, upon the streets, sidewalks or public ways of the village must first apply with the clerk of the village and upon approval of the chief law enforcement officer shall be issued a permit to conduct the special event.
(b) The requirements and restrictions for the granting of a special event permit shall be set forth in an application form to be prepared, approved and provided by the board of aldermen of the village. The application form shall set forth such requirements and restrictions determined to be necessary by the board of aldermen, but shall require at least:
(1) Name, address and telephone number of the applicant of the event; (2) Location of the event; (3) Date and times for the event, not to exceed (3) three consecutive days in duration nor to commence prior to 7:00 a.m. and must terminate by midnight.
(c) In granting his approval the chief law enforcement officer shall place whatever requirements and restrictions he deems necessary, but shall require at least:
(1) Special Event form to be submitted, along with the application fee to be determined by the board of aldermen or the chief law enforcement officer, but not to exceed the amount of $100.00. Non-profit organizations are exempt from the application fee.
(2) Bonded security officers to supervise the event, the number to be determined by the chief law enforcement officer.
(3) Adequate rest room facilities to be determined by the parish health unit, with the ratio for restroom units to be one (1) unit for every 200 persons.
(4) No four-wheelers, no promoters and dangerous vehicles are allowed in the special event. Side by Side UTV's with roll bars will be allowed, including golf carts.
(5) The board of aldermen or the chief law enforcement office shall determine the need for special event insurance.
(6) Trash receptacles are to be provided by the organization, with the ratio for the receptacles to be one (1) for every 100 persons.
(7) If the Loreauville Park is to be used in conjunction with the special event, a copy of the permit issued by the Iberia Parish Recreation and Playground Board must accompany the special event application.
( The board of aldermen or the chief law enforcement office shall determine if the organization provides payment for clean-up after the special event.
(9) All vehicles in the parade are required to display a sticker on the windshield indicating they are a participant in the parade, and each vehicle will provide proof of insurance before displaying the sticker.
(10) Horses will be allowed in the parade only by permit: No wagons will be allowed.
(a) If they are trailered before and after at the parade both at the beginning site and the ending site. No wagons will be allowed.
(b) The organization will self-police all horses and riders. All horse owners or riders will be responsible should any damages arise. A hold harmless clause will be signed.
(c) No alcohol beverages or intoxicated riders will be allowed on horseback, before the parade and during the parade.
(d) The maximum number of horses will be 30.
(e) An application for a permit must be applied for and approved granted at least ninety (90) days prior to the commencement of the scheduled event.
(f) If an application for a permit is not made or if the application is denied, it shall be unlawful for any person to participate in and for any club, organization or group to allow or conduct any event upon the streets, sidewalks or public ways of the village. Regardless of whether an application was approved and a permit granted, the chief law enforcement officer shall have the authority to revoke the permit at any time if in his sole discretion he determines the event poses a danger to the persons in attendance or to the welfare of the village.
(g) Any violations of this section shall be punished as prescribed in section 1-11 of this Code.
(h) This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon adoption.
Notice is being given a public hearing will be held at the next regular meeting for the purpose of hearing comments on the above ordinance amendment. It is anticipated the ordinance will be adopted at this meeting. The public is invited to attend.
The mayor presented the invitation to Fire District No. 1's training center grand opening.
Mr. Broussard reported regarding his agenda item, the lot had been cleaned up. No action was taken.
No action was taken on the enforcement allowed the village should a resident have an open sewer line allowing rainwater infiltration into the system. The property owner can be notified to repair the opening at their own cost. The clerk will check with La. Rural Association for the smoke testing report. Also Mayor Clifton has been speaking with Barry Segura about sealing up the leaking manholes at a reasonable cost.
No action was taken on the Cleco letter saying the Public Service Commission has no objection to the sale of the company.
Mayor Clifton's report was the Cleanest City State Contest judging will be held on April 20. The Sunday before will be a cleanup day.
The clerk presented her monthly reports for March 31 and the fiscal year through that date. She also presented a report on the need to hold a special meeting in May to adopt the Resolution for 2016 Ad Valorem Tax Millages.
After brief discussion on paying the volunteer Fire Chief for his time off of work to be available for the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana survey of Loreauville this month, it was moved by Mr. Broussard, seconded by Mr. Landry and unanimously adopted to expand the agenda to approve this request.
It was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. Landry and unanimously carried to approve payment of the Fire Chief's day off of work so he did not have to use a vacation day with his regular employer for a day with PIAL. The funding will come from the Village of Loreauville Fire Dept. checking account.
Mr. Jefferies reported on Logan Industries moving to the Port.
Notice is being given the Village of Loreauville, Louisiana will be holding a public meeting on Monday, May 16, 2016, beginning at 6:30 P.M. at the Loreauville Town Hall, 103 South Main Street, Loreauville, Louisiana, for purpose of the adopting of the 2016 millage rates. The public is invited to attend this meeting.
The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 6:30 P.M.
It was moved by Mr. Landry, seconded by Mr. Broussard and carried to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 7:20 P.M.
Village of Loreauville, LA