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, AUGUST 9, 2016.

 

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

 

Present:  Brenda Castille Hobbs, Ernest “E.J.” Ledet, Howard Alexander, Glenn Michael Angelle and Gary Champagne

 

Absent: None

 

Upon Motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved to add the following items to the agenda:

Item #14:         Authorize the Mayor to take legal action concerning the trailer on 930 J                                        South Main Street.

Item #15:         Consider reappointing Kenneth LeBlanc to the SMEDA board

Item #16:         Authorize the Mayor to advertise for bids on the Master Plan projects

Item #17:         Authorize the Mayor to advertise for bids on drainage projects on

Sidonia Drive, Ogden Street, Baldwin Street, and Northbridge Subdivision

as per the Master Plan

Item #18:         Abandonment of Green Street right of way
Upon motion of E. J. Ledet, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on July 12, 2016.

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a Resolution committing the required local match for potential capital outlay projects.

 

The following resolution was offered by Glenn Michael Angelle seconded by Howard Alexander, and unanimously carried:

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION COMMITTING THE REQUIRED LOCAL MATCH
FOR POTENTIAL CAPITAL OUTLAY PROJECTS

WHEREAS, the City of Breaux Bridge deemed it necessary and proper to submit grant applications under the State’s Capital Outlay Program by the deadline of November 1, 2015; and

WHEREAS, the Louisiana Legislature approved Act 16 (House Bill 2), the Capital Outlay Budget in 2016 which included City projects; and

WHEREAS, specifically Act 16 of the Capital Outlay Budget included the City’s project for Sewer System Improvements as Priority 5 for $250,000.00; and

WHEREAS, effective July 1, 2016, per Act 17 of the 2016 Extraordinary Legislative Session all nonstate entity Capital Outlay project applications will not be considered fully submitted unless the project has either a fully executed cooperative endeavor agreement or proof of applicable local match funding in the form of a resolution from the City Council; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to commit the required local match funding of twenty-five percent (25%) to this project, should this project be funded.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of City of Breaux Bridge that the City hereby commits to fund the local match of twenty-five percent (25%) for the Capital Outlay project for Sewer System Improvements with a local match being $83,883.00, the Capital Outlay grant being $250,000.00 for a total project of $333,334.00.

THEREUPON, the above resolution was duly adopted.

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CERTIFICATE

I, Pattie Dupuis, City Clerk of the City of Breaux Bridge, do hereby certify that the above is a true and exact copy of a resolution adopted by the City Council of the City of Breaux Bridge on August 9, 2016, at which time a quorum was present and voting.

PATTIE DUPUIS

CITY CLERK

CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Brenda Castille Hobbs, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the recommendation of Chief Cantu to hire Deandre Augustus as a patrol officer.

 

Upon motion of Howard Alexander, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen declared the structures located on 412 Nettie Street to be in a dilapidated condition and ordered that both trailers be condemned and demolished/removed.

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Howard Alexander, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen authorized the Mayor to take or approve the necessary legal action in regards to the property located at 930 J South Main.

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, seconded by Howard Alexander, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved Mayor Calais’ request to reappoint Kenneth LeBlanc to the SMEDA Board.

 

Upon motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen authorized the Mayor to advertise for bids on five Master Plan projects.

 

Upon motion of E.J. Ledet, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen authorized the Mayor to advertise for bids for the drainage projects on Ogden Street, Baldwin Street, Sidonia Drive and Northbridge Subdivision.

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by E.J. Ledet, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen voted to abandon the right of way on the end of Green Street.

 

Sales tax for the month of June collected in July 2016 was $260,841.25.

 

Upon motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by E.J. Ledet and unanimously carried, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

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Pattie Dupuis                                                                           Ricky Calais

City Clerk                                                                                Mayor