November 2016

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 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 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 Howard Alexander, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved to delete Item #10 (Consider approving of Rights-of-Way on the Fred Mills property along Rees Street) and added Item #17 (Discussion of Parish Bond.)   Upon motion of Ernest “E.J.” Ledet, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the regular council meeting held October 11, 2016 and minutes of the special meeting held October 25, 2016.   Sales Tax for the month of September 2016 collected in October 2016 $256,651.92   Upon motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved supporting the rededication of the Bond Issue for St. Martin Parish.   Upon motion of Howard Alexander, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen authorized (subject to the approval and acceptance of City Engineer, Chris Richard and Mayor Calais) the abandonment of the old servitude and to reestablish a new servitude for the water, sewer and sewer lift pump station located on the old Fred Mills property (119 Rees Street).   Upon motion of Howard...

October 2016- Special Meeting

PROCEEDINGS OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE HELD AT THEIR REGULAR MEETING PLACE, THE CITY HALL, 101 BERARD STREET, BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA AT 6:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016.   Mayor Ricky Calais called the meeting to order, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Invocation were recited.   Present:  Brenda Castille Hobbs, Howard Alexander, Ernest “E.J.” Ledet, Glenn Michael Angelle and Gary Champagne   Absent:  None   Upon motion of Howard Alexander duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and carried the Board of Aldermen granted a variance regarding permit by Leona Williams for Trailer at 1810 Rees Street Lot #33: Future Variance agreed based on reasons below, and only upon satisfaction of below conditions:   Applicant’s property is located in an R4 Zoning District which allows for trailers. Applicant has resided at this property for 17 years and was living at location in a mobile home that satisfies the requirements under the zoning ordinance, when mobile home was completely destroyed by accidental event/fire. Applicant moved a mobile home that was in a better condition that the previous mobile home onto the property after destruction of said mobile home, and has made improvements to said mobile home as requested by the City inspector. Applicant will be allowed until the Board of Aldermen meeting on December 13, 2016 to complete either of the following: (1) make all improvements/renovations to the mobile home so as to comply with all standards of the International Property Maintenance Code 2012 and the City’s building inspector, Mr. Richard must inspect the property, confirm that all...

October 2016- Regular Meeting

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, October 11, 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 Gary Champagne   Absent:   None   Upon motion of Glenn M. Angelle and unanimously carried item # 6 and 7 was deleted from the agenda, and item # 15 Resolution to enter into an agreement with the Teche Project and item #16 authorize Mayor to award bids on the utility relocation was approved.   Upon motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried the minutes of the September 13, 2016 council meeting was approved.   Sales Tax for the month of August 2016 collected in September 2016 $244,233.76   Upon motion of Howard Alexander, duly seconded by Gary Champagne and unanimously carried, the council approved the City of Breaux Bridge 20% share amount of $80,000.00 for the MPO/DOTD Project to redesign Rees Street.   Upon motion of Brenda Castille Hobbs, duly seconded by Ernest “E.J.” Ledet and unanimously carried, the Resolution to support legislation to authorize the Police Chief to appoint, discipline and discharge police personnel and related matters without Board of Aldermen approval was tabled.   Upon motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the public hearing on Ordinance # 2224 (An ordinance to amend Chapter 20, Article II, Division 4 of the Code of Ordinances...

September 2016

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, SEPTEMEBER 13, 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, and Glenn Michael Angelle   Absent: Gary Champagne   Upon Motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved to add the following items to the agenda: Item #16:         Acceptance of bids to repaint the surface tank at the water plant.   Upon motion of E. J. Ledet, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on August 9, 2016.   Sales tax for the month of July collected in August 2016 was $242,136.74.   The Police Department Civil Service Board Members were sworn in by the City Attorney. The three members who were sworn in were: Mr. Burton Dupuis, Mr. Lennet Guidry and Mr. Hubert Augustine.   Upon motion of Howard Alexander, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a Resolution Certifying a Public Emergency concerning lift station repairs.   The following resolution was offered by Howard Alexander seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle, and unanimously carried:   RESOLUTION RESOLUTION CERTIFYING A PUBLIC EMERGENCY   WHEREAS, the Mayor for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, has determined that the Sewer Pump Stations across the City of Breaux Bridge, have flooded...

August 2016

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...

July 2016

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 12, 2016.   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 and delete the following items to the agenda:   Item #12: Approval of Police Chief Cantu to hire a new patrol officer   Delete item #9: Consider request by Park Plaza, LLC. to be allowed to accommodate T.M. Landry College Preparatory School at their 908 Rees Street location- Mayor Calais   Upon motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on June 14, 2016, as well as the minutes of the Special Meeting held on June 23, 2016.   Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the recommendation of Chief Cantu to hire Gene Mazell II as a patrol officer for the Breaux Bridge Police Department.   Upon motion of Howard Alexander, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen opened a public hearing on Ordinance 2221 (An Ordinance to dispose of the house located at 329 Berard Street Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, 70517 (the “House”)...