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|Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:37 am Post subject: 2017, December 11 minutes
DECEMBER 11, 2017
THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE VILLAGE OF LOREAUVILLE, LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT THEIR REGULAR MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017.
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Village of Loreauville, Louisiana, met in regular session on Monday, December 11, 2017 beginning at 6:30 P.M. at the Loreauville Town Hall.
There were present: Brad Clifton, Mayor
Eric Borne, Alderman
Sandy Sonnier, Alderman
Absent: Joseph J. DeCourt, Alderman
Also present: Phyllis B. Savoy, Clerk
T.J. Savoy, Sellers & Associates, Inc.
Brody Champagne, LVFD & VOL
Eve Melancon, Assistant Clerk
Julie Clifton, citizen
Baron Bayard, citizen
Dana Dugas, IPSB representative
Lacie Borne, citizen
Misty Sonnier, citizen
Dean Wattigny, attorney
Mrs. Catherine Wattigny
Tim Smith, citizen
Scott Ransonet, Levee Board representative
Perry Judice, IP Regional Planning Dist. representative
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 November 13, 2017 regular minutes and to adopt them as written.
The mayor opened the Public Comment Period. Mr. Timothy Smith requested once again for the speeding down Leblanc Street to be addressed. Mayor Clifton will give Mr. Smith the sheriff's deputy phone number. By having this Mr. Smith will be able to contact the deputy as soon as he sees or hears speeders on Leblanc.
The mayor closed the Public Comment Period, and there being No Oral Communications the mayor read the following Proclamation:
WHEREAS, As recognized and proclaimed by our forefathers, "all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights..." One of these principal rights is that to life; and
WHEREAS, An individual's value is not contingent upon age, race, gender, ethnicity, ability, and level of development; and
WHEREAS, It is important to preserve the rights of all, including the unborn, the elderly, and those with disabilities; and
WHEREAS, Building a culture of life isn't something we just do one month of the year, or with one event or initiative -- it's essential to who we are. It happens through our daily actions, how we treat one another, and how we live our lives; and
WHEREAS, Citizens throughout the Diocese of Lafayette gather for the Centennial Pro Life Rally and March for Life, to honor the sanctity of life, from beginning to end; and
WHEREAS, There was an average of 25 abortions per day in 2016. Let's walk with each other; let's help each other embrace God's gift of human life because women and society deserve better than abortion; and
WHEREAS, We set aside this day for uniting hearts and saving lives. With compassion and humility, individuals, families, and groups across the Diocese of Lafayette will proclaim January 20, 2018, as RESPECT LIFE DAY in Loreauville, Louisiana, and hence forward proclaim October as RESPECT LIFE MONTH in the Village of Loreauville.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Brad Clifton, Mayor of the Village of Loreauville, Louisiana, do hereby proclaim January 20, 2018 as
“RESPECT LIFE DAY”
And hence forward the month of October as
“RESPECT LIFE MONTH”
In Loreauville, Louisiana, and I encourage all citizens to join the campaign and become concerned about the importance of promoting, supporting, and protecting life at all stages in Acadiana for optimal health outcomes.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Executive Department to be affixed this 20th day of January in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen.
Brad Clifton, Mayor
Village of Loreauville, Louisiana
It was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. Borne and carried to issue approval of the 2018 liquor license renewals. They are as follows: Teche Cafe $350, Saloon; Broussard's Grocery $245 Packaged Liquor and Packaged Beer; Village Market $245 Packaged Liquor and Packaged Beer; Bailey's $350 Saloon and The Corner Store $245 Packaged Liquor and Packaged Beer.
The next item reviewed was addressed by Mrs. T.J. Savoy of Sellers & Associates regarding the funding in the amount of $10,200 for WWTP from Capital Outlay. A letter was received from Facility Planning & Control approving the sale of bonds for an additional $10,200 for the WWTP. The mayor and Mrs. Savoy explained that a Capital Outlay application was submitted for a new fire station which is in the Priority 5 category for capital outlay funding. The village will ask to have the above funding moved to the fire station project, which hopefully will be upgraded to a Priority 1 project. A meeting will be set up between the village officials, Sellers & Associates and our state elected representatives to determine if moving this money can be done. The village has three years to spend the funds.
The mayor presented the list of the 2018 meeting dates.
Regarding Babineaux's drainage work, Rodney Babineaux was asked to attend the meeting but since he was not in attendance the mayor reported the only change in the invoices is the second one was voided. Mr. Wattigny asked if the Mayor will get someone else to do the work, which the Mayor would like to do. Mr. Wattigny was given a copy of the contract the Mayor signed with Southern Constructors. Once Mr. Wattigny reviews the contract, he will give a report to the board. Discussion was held on this situation.
The clerk reported Costa "Toby" Latiolais came into the office for an occupational license application for his wife to open a business. While he was in the office she had him sign the letter stating he was given a copy of not only the burning ordinance but also the nuisance ordinance which states any burning creating a health or soot and cinder problem is a violation of the nuisance ordinance.
The Mayor's report consisted of the village sending a letter to Governor Kathleen Blanco who is battling cancer. The Mayor also acknowledged the individuals in attendance who represent Loreauville on various boards. Mayor Clifton also gave an update on the sidewalk project on Ed Broussard Road. It will be done either in the summer of 2018 or 2019.
The Aldermen had no reports.
The clerk's report consisted of the financials for the month ending November 30 and the fiscal year July 1 through November 30. She also presented an update schedule for the DHH Revolving Water Loan re-payment and the collection letter sent to property owners asking for delinquent sewer fees to be paid.
Mr. Wattigny had nothing to report.
The IPSO deputy and Mr. Jefferies were not in attendance.
The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018, beginning at 6:30 PM.
It was moved by Mr. Sonnier, seconded by Mr. Borne, and carried to adjourn. The meeting ended at 6:50 PM.
The mayor announced the refreshments tonight are provided by Sellers & Associates, Inc.
Village of Loreauville, LA