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Phyllis Savoy

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AUGUST 14, 2017


The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Village of Loreauville, Louisiana, met in regular session on Monday, August 14, 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
Brody Champagne, LVFD and VOL
Gene Jefferies, Port commissioner
Dean Wattigny, attorney
Timothy Smith, 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. Borne.

It was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. Borne, and carried to dispense with the reading of the July 10, 2017 minutes and to approve them as written.

The public comment period was opened by the mayor. Mr. Smith spoke briefly on police protection, specifically regarding the four-wheeler problems with private property owners. Mayor Clifton asked Mr. Smith to take pictures if possible or get descriptions of the drivers and the bikes.

It was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. DeCourt and carried to adopt a Resolution for FEMA/ NIMS (National Incident Management System) requirements which helps not only the village but the Loreauville Volunteer Fire Department. The resolution is as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 08-14-2017
WHEREAS, In Homeland Security Directive HSPD-5, the President directed the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS), which should provide a consistent nationwide approach for Federal, State, local and tribal governments to work together more effectively and efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity; and
WHEREAS, It is necessary and desirable that all Federal, State, local and tribal emergency agencies and personnel coordinate their efforts to effectively and efficiently provide the highest levels of incident management; and
WHEREAS, To facilitate the most efficient and effective incident management it is critical that Federal, State, local and tribal organizations utilize standard terminology, standard organizational structures, interoperable communications, consolidated action plans, unified command structures, uniform personnel qualification standards, uniform standards for planning, training and exercising, comprehensive resource management, and designated incident facilities during emergencies of disasters; and
WHEREAS, The NIMS standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications, facilities and resources will improve the ability to utilize federal funding to enhance local and state agency readiness, maintain first responder safety, and streamline incident management process; and
WHEREAS, The Incident Command System components of NIMS are already an integral part of various incident management activities throughout the Country, including current emergency management training programs; and
WHEREAS, The National Commission of Terrorist Attacks (911 Commission) recommended adoption of a standardized Incident Command System:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That the Board of Aldermen of the Village of Loreauville, Louisiana, does hereby establish the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the standard for incident management.
Adopted in Loreauville, Louisiana, this 14th day of August, 2017.

The mayor presented the invitation to 6th Annual Save Our Lake Trash Bash which will be held on Saturday, August 19 from 8 AM until noon at the Marshfield Boat Landing. There will be drinks, food and t-shirts for the volunteers.

The mayor announced the Our Lady of Victory Church Fair will be held in October on the 6th through the 8th.

After discussion on the letter from Parish President Larry Richard, it was determined the future of blue recycling containers would be placed on hold until further notice.

After discussion on the DHH, Waste Fees and Sewer Fees on utility billings, it was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. Borne and carried to request LAWCO to make the following changes on the utility billings: Remove the Waste Pickup charge (old Recycling Fee) of $2.00. Decrease the DHH Line Item Fee from $14.75 to $9.75 inside the corporate limits. Decrease the DHH Line Item Fee from $16.75 to $11.75 outside of the corporate limits. This results in a savings of $7.00 per month to the customers. Once the 2017 audit is presented it will be determined if a sewer increase will be implemented in the future.

The mayor reported a discussion with Rodney Babineaux of Babineaux's Plumbing invoice resulted in Mr. Babineaux offering to take off the $407.50 invoice for drainage improvements. The work has not been completed. The village did not authorize the work to be done by Babineaux's Plumbing. The written contract was between Southern Constructors for drainage improvements, therefore it is the opinion Babineaux's Plumbing needs to invoice Southern Constructors for the work, not the village.

Mayor Clifton's report consisted of the Quarterback Club Extravaganza, the Pee Wee Football fish lunch and Wednesday's scrimmage against Hanson at 6 PM.

Alderman Sonnier brought up discussion on the sheriff contract for crossing of the school students and his understanding was the deputy's hours were 7 AM to 5 PM. Mayor Clifton will speak with the sheriff's department.

The clerk's report consisted of the financials for July 31, 2017. She gave figures to the board for the back-billing from Progressive Waste for the household curbside debris removal in May and June.

Mr. Wattigny reported he will send a contract form that has been developed showing insurances and indemnifications are needed. Proof of worker's compensation insurance needs to be provided by all contractors.

Mr. Champagne reported on the conditions of the trash in Chastant's Trailer Park, the ditches near the WWTP being messed up by four-wheelers, parking in neutral grounds, holes in curbs, trimming of trees and cleaning under drainage plates.

Mr. Jefferies reported the port is negotiating with Henry Bernard property for development and he presented proof of one billion dollar company which will be up and running in about five years.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2017 beginning at 6:30 PM.

It was moved by Mr. Borne, seconded by Mr. DeCourt and carried to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 7:20 P.M.
Phyllis Savoy
Village of Loreauville, LA
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