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|Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:05 pm Post subject: 2016, October minutes
OCTOBER 10, 2016
THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE VILLAGE OF LOREAUVILLE, LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT THEIR REGULAR MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 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.
John McBride, IPSO
Gerard Gondron, citizen
Gene Jefferies, Port Commissioner
Junelle Jefferies, citizen
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. Landry, and carried to dispense with the reading of the September 12, 2016 minutes and to adopt them as written.
It was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. Broussard and carried to adopt Res. #10-10-2016 approving an application for a FY '17'18 Capital Outlay Program grant with the State of Louisiana. It was determined the request would be for a new fire station. The resolution is as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 10-10-2016
A RESOLUTION REQUESTING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE STATE OF LOUISIANA UNDER THE FISCAL YAR 2017-2018 CAPITAL OUTLAY PROGRAM
WHEREAS, the State of Louisiana has announced that applications are being accepted for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Capital Outlay Program; and
WHEREAS, the Capital Outlay Program offers grants to eligible municipalities and parishes for a wide range of projects to improve public health, public safety, living conditions and for economic development purposes; and
WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary and proper for the Village to submit applications to the State of Louisiana Capital Outlay Program; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Loreauville hereby commits to a local match of twenty-five percent (25%) of the total project cost.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Aldermen of the Village of Loreauville that Sellers & Associates, Inc. is hereby authorized to submit the necessary documents for the Capital Outlay Program on behalf of the Village of Loreauville and that the Honorable Brad Clifton, Mayor, is hereby authorized to sign all documents related to the 2017-2018 Capital Outlay Program.
THEREUPON, the above resolution was approved.
It was moved by Mr. Landry, seconded by Mr. Broussard and carried to adopt a resolution of condolence for Ms. Eve Melancon in the loss of her daughter, Jennifer M. Landry. The resolution is as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 10-10-2016 A
WHEREAS, The Village of Loreauville, also known as the Village on the Teche and Little Heaven, has been blessed by having Jennifer Melancon Landry as one of it's own; and
WHEREAS, Jennifer's cheerful spirit always shone to all who knew her; and
WHEREAS, Jennifer's helpful, caring ways were so evident to everyone; and
WHEREAS, Jennifer having a deep love of family was so willing to sacrifice to help her son, Dylan and her grandchildren, Anthony and Max by leaving home and moving to Kansas; and
WHEREAS, Jennifer's passing from this earth on October 4, 2016 has saddened so many who are mourning their loss:
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen of the Village of Loreauville, Louisiana, that our condolences be extended to Mrs. Eve Melancon, Jennifer's mother and to the rest of Jennifer's family for their loss of a beloved daughter, mother, sister and grandmother.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that prayers are being lifted up for the entire Melancon/Landry families to have strength and acceptance during this difficult time.
Mayor Clifton asked Mrs. Savoy with Sellers to address the board regarding the next agenda items. After her report on the WWTP improvements, it was moved by Mr. Broussard, seconded by Mr. Landry and carried to approve Change Order No. 3 in which JC Construction is requesting 49 more days due to rain be added to the contract. Her report included the project is 70% complete with 98% of the time used however the above approval of Change Order No. 3 moves the completion date to November 21, 2016. It was moved by Mr. Landry, seconded by Mr. Broussard and carried to approve Partial Payment No. 5 in the amount of $43,764.84 be sent to FP&C for payment. Mrs. Savoy reported sludge is being pumped out of package plant number 3 and sandblasting will begin next week.
Mayor Clifton said he received a petition from the residents on Breck Street asking for speed lumps on that street also. Mayor Clifton asked Mrs. Savoy to present the bids for speed lumps. She has only one price from Evangeline Specialties in the amount of $2,440. The bid from Larry Richard and Associates was pulled due to legal reasons. She has not yet received a price from Grainger so it was determined the approval for Speed Lumps on Braquet and Breck Streets will be tabled until the next meeting when an additional bid on the price for speed lumps is received.
There was no water line update received from Mr. Kozan with Owen & White.
The Mayor reported the KC Tailgate cook off is this weekend at the Loreauville Park and Thursday at 5:30 is the LHS homecoming parade.
Under the aldermen report, Mr. Broussard asked about the fire hydrant that is no longer at the corner of Gonsoulin and Jerome. The mayor will check with David Kozan to determine if the fire hydrant should have been removed from this location by Bihm Construction. Mr. Broussard's next request was from Mrs. Doris asking if anything could be done to have Mr. Vincent clean up his place since it is so messy. Mr. Broussard is putting his house up for sale and would like the Vincent's property to be cleaned up. The mayor will look at it and maybe Mr. Vincent can be asked to clean up the back of his house in the empty lot.
The clerk presented her monthly reports for September and the fiscal year. She also had a couple of financial items for the board's information. No action taken.
Mr. Wattigny had no report.
Deputy McBride had no report. Mayor Clifton asked about the school traffic flow. Deputy McBride said traffic is moving steadily but will improve once Gondron Road opens up.
Mr. Jefferies reported on the Port activities involving the Bayou Companies, Dynamic Energy, Logan Industries and Ram Design. Also Louisiana Machinery is expanding, therefore the Port industry is doing well.
The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 6:30 P.M.
It was moved by Mr. Landry, seconded by Mr. Sonnier to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 6:50 P.M.
Village of Loreauville, LA