PROCEEDINGS OF THE MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE HELD AT THE CITY HALL, 101 BERARD STREET, AT 6:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, April 11, 2017.
Mayor Ricky Calais called the meeting to order, the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance were recited.
Present: Brenda Castille Hobbs, Ernest Ledet, Glenn Michael Angelle and Gary Champagne.
Absent: Howard Alexander
Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Brenda Castille Hobbs and unanimously carried the minutes of the March l4, 2017 meeting was approved.
Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Gary Champagne and unanimously carried, Item #9(consider appointment to Planning and Zoning Commission) was deleted from the agenda.
The Announcement(Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the City of Breaux Bridge will be held at the regular meeting place, the Board Room of the City of Breaux Bridge at 101 Berard Street, Breaux Bridged, Louisiana on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. to adopt the millage rates)was read by Mayor Ricky J. Calais.
Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Gary Champagne and unanimously carried the public hearing on Ordinance #2228 (An Ordinance creating Sales Tax District No. 2 of the City of Breaux Bridge, State of Louisiana; and providing for other matters in connection therewith) and Ordinance # 2229 (An Ordinance levying an additional sales and use tax of one percent (1%) in Sales Tax District No. 2 of the City of Breaux Bridge, State of Louisiana; in the manner and for the purposes as set forth under that certain intergovernmental agreement between the City and the District and in accordance with the provisions of LA R.S. 47:338.1., and certain other related matters) were opened for public input.
Mayor Ricky J. Calais made a presentation to the City Council and the public and discussed the City’s finances in comparison to other surrounding Cities.
Councilman Glenn Michael stated that it looked like the Mayor put a lot into his presentation; it’s just a matter of where the city wants to be in the next few years, if they want to continue being where we are at. It is basically up to the citizens of Breaux Bridge where they want to be and what they want. Knows that it is going to be hard for us to provide the necessary needs that people expect with the taxes we getting today hopefully they improve in the years to come. Three or four years ago was a lot easier than it is today, cost has increased, I want to go with what the public thinks they want, if the majority of the people say that is what they want then I am all for it, if they feel it is not the best time then that’s is what I’ll do.
Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, there being no further input, the hearing was closed.
Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Gary Champagne and unanimously carried, the council approved the recommendation of Chief Rollie Cantu to hire the following two Police Officers with the City of Breaux Bridge Police Department.
Richard Barry Mizzi
Evan Michael Lacross
Sales Tax for the month of February 2017 collected in March 2017 $230,492.54
Upon motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, the meeting was adjourned.
Pattie B. Dupuis Ricky J. Calais
City Clerk Mayor