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 9, 2019.

Mayor Ricky Calais called the meeting to order, the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance were recited.

Present:  Ryan Breaux, Scotty Borel, Ernest “E. J.” Ledet, Neil Melancon and Eddy LeBlanc.

Absent:  None

Monthly budget-to-actual comparisons on the General Fund, Sales Tax Funds, Park and Recreation Fund, and Utility Funds were distributed to the Councilmen and Mayor.

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the following addition to the agenda:

Item #11:         Consider authorizing the purchase of one additional police unit for this fiscal year.

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the March 12, 2019 City Council meeting.

Parish President Mr. Chester Cedars and Mr. Donald Segrara addressed the council and members of the community on the Teche Vermillion Freshwater District. They both explained the benefits of the Teche Vermillion Freshwater District for the surrounding parishes. It was also stated that there will be a proposition on May 4th, 2019 for the renewal of the funding for the Teche Vermillion Freshwater District.

Upon motion of Eddy Leblanc, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a Resolution for the tax rate for the 2019 tax year.

CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE

RESOLUTION

            BE IT RESOLVED, that the following millage are hereby levied on the 2019 tax roll on all property subject to taxation by City of Breaux Bridge:

                                                                                    MILLAGE

            General Alimony                                             4.490 mills 5140001

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the proper administrative officials of the Parish of St. Martin, State of Louisiana, be and they are hereby empowered, authorized, and directed to spread said taxes, as hereinabove set forth, upon the assessment roll of said Parish for the year 2019, and to make the collection of the taxes imposed for and on behalf of the taxing authority, according to law, and that the taxes herein levied shall become a permanent lien and privilege on all property subject to taxation as herein set forth, and collection thereof shall be enforceable in the manner provided by law.

            The foregoing resolution was read in full, the roll was called on the adoption thereof, and the resolution was adopted by the following votes:

            YEAS:            Ryan Breaux, Scotty Borel, Ernest “E.J.” Ledet, Neil Melancon,                                         Eddy LeBlanc                        

            NAYS:            None  

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT:       None

CERTIFICATE

            I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of the resolution adopted at the board meeting held on April 9, 2019, at which meeting a quorum was present and voting.

            Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, this 9th day of April 2019.

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Kristi LeBlanc, City Clerk                                                      Ricky Calais, Mayor

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen introduced Ordinance #2248 (An ordinance of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana Declaring the Berard Street/Bayou Lane Sewer Extension Project and the Sewer Extension North of I-10 Project a Public Necessity and Authorizing the Acquisition of the Necessary Land, Servitudes, Easements, Rights-of-Way and Other Property Rights on an Amicable Basis or Through the Use of the Expropriation Process, if Necessary.)

Upon motion of Eddy Leblanc, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a recommendation to DOTD concerning the Rees Street Corridor with the cross design of Option 3 with traffic lights as opposed to roundabouts.

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the opening and awarding bids on City Surplus Vehicles and Equipment.

Upon motion of Eddy Leblanc, duly seconded by Scotty Borel and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the purchasing of one additional police unit this fiscal year.

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Eddy Leblanc and unanimously carried, the meeting was adjourned.

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Kristi LeBlanc                                                             Ricky J. Calais

City Clerk                                                                   Mayor