September 2017

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, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017.   Mayor Ricky Calais called the meeting to order, the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance were recited.   Present:  Brenda Castille Hobbs, Glenn Michael Angelle and Gary Champagne.   Absent:  Howard Alexander, Ernest Ledet   Upon motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the following additions to the September Meeting Agenda: Item #17:  Introduction of Ordinance #2238 Item #18: Introduction of Ordinance #2237 Item #19: Consider possible action regarding Atchafalaya Trace Subdivision   Shanese Lewis gave a brief overview of the work in which she is involved with the Council on Aging and requested the City to formally support the passage of a 1.75 Mill to help fund the organization. Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Brenda Castille Hobbs, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved a Resolution in support of the 1.75 Mill Proposition.   Upon motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle, and unanimously carried, the minutes of the August 8, 2017 City Council meeting were approved.   A presentation was given by architect Glenn Angelle on the proposed improvements and additions to be made to Parc Hardy. Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Gary Champagne, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the Mayor to authorize payment, and move forward with the proposed improvements of Parc Hardy Master Plan as presented...

August 2017

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 8, 2017. Mayor Ricky Calais called the meeting to order, the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present: Brenda Castille Hobbs, Ernest “E. J.” Ledet, Howard Alexander, Glenn Michael Angelle and Gary Champagne Absent: None Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved to add the following item to the agenda: Item #12: Approval of Police Department to hire a part time dispatcher. Upon motion of Howard Alexander, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on July 11, 2017. Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Brenda Castille Hobbs and unanimously carried, the council moved to go into executive session to discuss alleged misconduct of an employee with Attorney Chester Cedars. Upon motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, the council moved to come out of the executive session. Attorney Chester Cedars, Mayor Ricky Calais, and the Board of Aldermen discussed the alleged misconduct of an employee while in executive session. Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen moved to open the public hearing on Ordinance #2234 (An ordinance to amend Chapter 2, Article V, of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, by repeal, amendment, revision, enactment and/or...

July 2017

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, JULY 11, 2017. Mayor Ricky Calais called the meeting to order, the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present:  Brenda Castille Hobbs, Howard Alexander, Ernest Ledet, Glenn Michael Angelle and Gary Champagne. Absent:  None Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the minutes for June 13, 2017 meeting was approved. May 2017 Sales Tax collected in June 2017 $266,055.97 Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried the public hearing on Ordinance #2233 (An ordinance approving and adopting an Amendment to the Master Plan to include the following projects: (1) Improvements to the drainage system along Nona Street; (2)  Improvements to the drainage system along Claude Street, to be funded through the use of tax proceeds generated by the special tax imposed by Sales Tax District No. 1 of the City of Breaux Bridge, State of Louisiana, and providing for other matters in connection therewith,) was opened. Mayor Calais mentioned the parts that he knew and that Chris would chime in.  He also added that he spoke with Beau about it several times over the last couple of weeks.  It was Mayor’s understanding that about at Henri Derouselle house which is halfway down Nona, the culverts on either side will be removed and upsized.  In addition the drains that we decided on would be acceptable by the property owners but would provide for the best...

June 2017

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, JUNE 13, 2017.     Mayor Ricky Calais called the meeting to order, the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance was recited.   Present:  Brenda Castille Hobbs, Howard Alexander, Ernest Ledet, Glenn Michael Angelle and Gary Champagne   Absent:  None Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved to amend Item #11 and delete Item #16 to the agenda:   Amend Item #11 – Consider adopting a Resolution in support of road swap with DOTD to consider adopting a Resolution and Intergovernmental Cooperative Endeavor in support of road swap with DOTD – Mayor Calais Delete Item #16 –Consider adopting a City of Breaux Bridge Employee Policy and Procedure Manual – Mayor Calais   Parish president, Guy Cormier, along with Parish councilwoman Jill Hebert, and Parish Councilman Albert Menard presented the City of Breaux Bridge a check in the amount of $975,000 from bond monies for recreational purposes in the city park.  A presentation was given by Guy Cormier.   Upon motion of Howard Alexander, duly seconded by Brenda Castille Hobbs and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved to add the following item the agenda as item#21:   Item #21 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MAYOR RICKY CALAIS TO ENTER INTO AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH ST. MARTIN PARISH GOVERNMENT REGARDING THE IMPROVEMENTS TO PUBLIC PARKS AND OTHER RECREATIONAL FACILITIES   Upon motion of Howard Alexander, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle...

May 2017

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, MAY 9, 2017. Mayor Ricky Calais called the meeting to order, the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance was 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 Board of Aldermen approved to add the following item to the agenda:   Item #14-Acceptance of North Bridge Drainage Project from C-Core.   Upon motion of Gary Champagne duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried the minutes of the April 11, 2017 meeting was approved.   Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle duly seconded by Gary Champagne and unanimously carried, the public hearing to discuss the Property Millage Rates was opened for public input.   Someone from the audience asked if it was a new rate.   Mayor Calais explained that it was just a renewal and they have not been increased since it was installed and placed by the legislature in 1973.  He explained the fact that we probably should increase the rates because of the budget.  He stated that if you looked at the budget you would realize we could use an increase.  He explained the process of increasing the millage rate and why it should be increased.  The only time you wouldn’t increase would be because you had all the money you need to take care of the people in the...

April 2017

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...