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, December 8, 2020. 

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 Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the following two items to be added to the agenda:

                Item #13: Accept the Water Main Extension Part D: Poydras Project as substantially complete.

                Item #14: Consider a motion to approve the request of the Breaux Bridge Housing Authority to

    waive PILOT (payments in lieu of taxes) for another 5-year period.

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the November 10, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting.   

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen opened a public hearing for Ordinance #2267 (An ordinance to amend Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances by the repeal, amendment, revision, enactment, and/or re-enactment of Sections 23-4.19, 23-5.10 through 23-5.15 and 23-5.19.5 regarding zoning regulations).

Planning and Zoning Director, Amanda LeBlanc explained that the purpose of this Ordinance is to update the City’s zoning ordinance to reflect the guidelines set by the state pertaining to property lines.

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Scotty Borel and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen closed the Public Hearing for Ordinance #2267.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted Ordinance #2267 (An ordinance to amend Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances by the repeal, amendment, revision, enactment, and/or re-enactment of Sections 23-4.19, 23-5.10 through 23-5.15 and 23-5.19.5 regarding zoning regulations.)

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2267  

An ordinance to amend Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances by the repeal, amendment, revision, enactment, and/or re-enactment of Sections 23-4.19, 23-5.10 through 23-5.15 and 23-5.19.5 regarding zoning regulations.

Sec. 23-4.19. – Covered but Un-enclosed Areas.

Setback requirements shall be measured from the rainfall roof drip-line (or eaves) of the principal buildings, accessory buildings, garages and covered, but unenclosed structures (e.g. porches, carports, patios, verandas, galleries, covered outdoor kitchens, gazebos, porte cochere, belvederes, sheds, pool cabanas, windows and door awnings) which shall not be closer than five (5) feet to any side or rear property line of a recognized and approved buildable lot of record for residential and ten (10) for commercial and industrial.

Sec. 23-5.10.a. – C-1, Neighborhood Business District.

Permitted uses:  Fresh produce farmers market, coffee shop, bicycle shop, health food shop, hobby shop, bakery, small neighborhood grocery, pharmacy, credit union office, hospice office, retail parking, laundromat, mail outlet, bookstore, gift shop, flower shop, small deli and private nurseries and kindergartens.

Minimum lot area: None.

Minimum yards:  Front depth fifteen (15) feet. Front width none. Side none, provided the buildings are of fireproof construction. Otherwise a ten (10) foot minimum side yard is required. Rear, none, provided the buildings are of fireproof construction or are located on non-through lots. Otherwise, a ten (10) foot minimum rear yard is required.

Sec. 23-5.11. – C -2, Highway Commercial District.

Permitted uses:  Retail sales and service stores, business and professional offices, restaurants, fueling stations, convenience stores, fix-it shops, personal services shops, laundromats, amusement centers, landscape sales and services, hospitals, clinics, commercial parking,  equipment sales and services, grocery centers, recreational vehicle parks, hotels, motels, technology centers (sales and services), pharmacies, private nursery schools and kindergartens, schools, public parks, religious centers (churches, temples, synagogues, community centers), retail storage facilities, and boat/vehicle sales.

Minimum lot area: None.

Minimum yards:  Front depth twenty (20) feet. Front width none.  Side Yard none, provided the buildings are of fireproof construction. Otherwise, a ten (10) foot minimum Side Yard is required. Rear Yard none, provided the buildings are of fireproof construction. Otherwise, a ten (10) foot minimum Rear Yard is required.

Sec. 23-5.12. – C-3, Central Business Commercial District.

Permitted uses:  Professional and business offices, retail and wholesale uses, warehouses, storage and public garages, light manufacturing, funeral homes, hotels, radio and television stations.

Minimum lot area: None.

Minimum yards:  Front depth five (5) feet. Front width none. Side yard none, provided the buildings are of fireproof construction and are located on non-through lots. Otherwise, a ten (10) foot minimum side yard is required. Rear yards none, provided the buildings are of fireproof constructions and are located on non-through lots. Otherwise, a ten (10) foot minimum rear yard is required.

Sec. 23-5.13. – C-4, Commercial District, Lounges.

Permitted uses:  Barrooms, night clubs, lounges, professional and business offices, retail and wholesale uses, warehouses, storage and public garages, light manufacturing, funeral homes, and hotels.

Prohibited uses:  Barrooms, nightclubs, lounges and video poker devices within _____ feet from the property boundary of City Hall.  OR from City Hall property boundary lines

Minimum lot area: None.

Minimum yards:  Front depth five (5) feet. Front width none. Side yards none, provided the buildings are of fireproof construction. Otherwise, a ten (10) foot minimum side yard is required. Rear yards none, provided the buildings are of fireproof construction and are located on non-through lots. Otherwise, a ten (10) foot minimum rear yard is required.

Minimum yards:  Front depth five (5) feet. Width: none. Side and rear yards none, provided the buildings are of fireproof construction and are located on non-through lots. Otherwise, a ten (10) foot minimum side and rear yard will be required.

Sec. 23-5.14. – I-1, Light Industrial District.

Permitted uses:  Light retail and wholesale manufacturing, retail and wholesale businesses dealing in the processing of all agricultural products, either in raw form or in processed form, to food items fit for human consumption, retail and wholesale businesses dealing in the sale and distribution of building supplies and related construction materials, restaurants and cooking schools, warehouses, storage and public garages, and gas stations.

Prohibited uses:    Barrooms, nightclubs, lounges, junkyards and all uses which may be obnoxious or offensive by reason of emission of dust, smoke, odor, gas, excessive glare, light, noise or vibration, plus all similar heavy manufacturing uses.

Minimum yards:  None, provided buildings are of fireproof construction and are located on non-through lots. Otherwise, a ten (10) foot minimum rear and side yard will be required.

Sec. 23-5.15. – I-2, Heavy Industrial District.

Light retail and wholesale manufacturing, retail and wholesale businesses dealing in the sale and distribution of building supplies and related construction materials, warehouses, storage and public garages, and gas stations. In addition, any building or occupancy which shall be used for or engaged in any of the following uses shall be required to have the approval of the Mayor and Board of Alderman prior to the location and beginning of the proposed operation: Manufacture of acid, cement, lime plaster of paris, gypsum, explosives, fertilizer, gas and adhesives, distillation, storage of explosives, rendering of animal fats, reduction or dumping of garbage, offal, or dead animals, refining of petroleum or its products, smelting of ores, wholesale storage of gasoline, stockyards or wholesale slaughter of animals and any similar objectionable uses.

Minimum lot area: None.

Minimum yards:  Front depth five (5) feet. Width: none. Side and rear yards none, provided the buildings are of fireproof construction and are located on non-through lots. Otherwise, a ten (10) foot minimum side and rear yard will be required.

Sec. 23-5.19. – C-6, Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial District.

Sec. 23-5.19.5. – Requirements.

Rees Street (La. Hwy. 328) public and private infrastructure design and implementation is divided into three area levels of responsibility:  (a) Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) for state highway right-of-way infrastructure – roadway, signal lights, roundabouts, curbing, drainage, medians, cross walks, bikeways, pavement, pavement markings, signage and turning lanes; (b) City of Breaux Bridge for street tree landscape, banquette, pedestrian lighting, transit stops, and transportation gateways; and (c) property  owner, business owner, or developer for buildings, parking, joint access agreements, community icon, private landscaping, drainage retention, commercial signage, street address display and public servitudes.

1.         The Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District applies to property adjacent to the roadway right-of-way for a maximum depth of eight hundred (800) feet or as noted on the official zoning map for the district.

2.         Minimum Lot Area:    None; Width: Side and rear yards none, provided the buildings are of fireproof construction and are located on non-through lots. Otherwise, a ten (10) foot minimum side and rear yard will be required.

3.         Enhanced Street Front Public Servitude:  Twenty (20) feet lot depth (from the roadway right-of-way into buildable lot of record) extending width of lot.

4.         Side Yard Requirements:  Seven (7) feet minimum which may be landscaped or hard surfaced.

5.         Rear Yard Requirements: Seven (7) feet minimum including a vegetative buffer of five (5) feet planted with Hedge Bamboo, Bambusa Multiplex (a non-invasive variety with thick foliage), spacing five (5) feet on center.

6.         City Infrastructure: When new development is approved for a buildable lot in the Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District, the City will plan to execute provision for installation of, pedestrian lights, banquettes (multipurpose path), and street trees located in the Enhanced Street Front Public Servitude of the buildable lot.  The installation of these improvements shall be in accordance with the Rees Street Advanced Arterial Design Plan adopted cross section.

UPON MOTION of Ryan Breaux, seconded by Eddy LeBlanc, and upon verification and assurance that the foregoing ordinance was:

  1. Introduced on November 10, 2020, at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana;
  2. Disseminated to the Mayor and all Aldermen;
  3. Published, by title, in the official journal of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, together with the notice of the time and place of its consideration for formal adoption; and
  4. Presented at a public hearing held on the 8th day of December 2020.

The Board of Aldermen, on the 8th day of December, 2020, adopted Ordinance Number 2267 by virtue of the following votes:

YEAS: Ryan Breaux, Scotty Borel, Ernest Ledet, Neil Melancon, Eddy LeBlanc

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

ABSENTIONS: None

ATTEST:                                                                               APPROVED:

______________________                                                    ________________________

KRISTI LEBLANC,                                                              RICKY CALAIS,

CITY CLERK                                                                        MAYOR

______________________                                                    ________________________

DATE                                                                                     DATE

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen opened a Public Hearing for Ordinance #2268 (An ordinance approving and adopting an Annual Plan for Repair and Maintenance of Municipality Infrastructure for the fiscal year 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 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).

Mayor Calais explained that in 2016, the City requested our state legislators to amend the laws governing the use of our special taxing district money.  The legislation was amended so that for a period of three years, ending on June 30, 2019, the City would split the money 50/50 between dedicated purposes and infrastructure projects.  Within this timeframe, the requirement for the City to pass an Annual Plan for this money was suspended.  Beginning July 1, 2019, the legislation reverted to the original intent of being split 80/20 and the requirement for an Annual Plan was reinstated.  This Ordinance is the Annual Plan that the taxing district requires for the years of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.  These funds were passed by way of Ordinance in the City’s annual budget Ordinance, however, this Ordinance is to ensure that the City is in compliance with the legislation of the taxing district.

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen closed the public hearing for Ordinance #2268.

Upon motion Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted Ordinance #2268 (An ordinance approving and adopting an Annual Plan for Repair and Maintenance of Municipality Infrastructure for the fiscal year 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 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).

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2268

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND ADOPTING AN ANNUAL PLAN FOR REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF MUNICIPALITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 AND 2020-2021 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.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge,Louisiana, duly convened in regular session on the 8th day of December, 2020, that:

WHEREAS, by act Number 923 of the 2008 Regular Legislative Session, La.R.S. 33:2711 was amended by the enactment of subparagraph D thereof to permit a municipality such as the City of Breaux Bridge to create a special sales tax district within a portion of the municipality for the purpose of levying and collecting a one (1%) per cent sales and use tax;

            WHEREAS, the said Act Number 923 mandated that the proceeds from such a tax be used by the municipality pursuant to the specific terms and conditions of an intergovernmental agreement between the municipality and the sales tax district;

            WHEREAS, the said Act Number 923 further mandated that the proceeds of the aforementioned tax be utilized for the payment of the costs and expenses of constructing, improving, and maintaining the municipality’s infrastructure which services property located within its jurisdictional boundaries or be used to promote the economic development of both the district and municipality;

            WHEREAS, on November 11, 2008, by Ordinance Number 2163, the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge created a special sales tax district and designated it as “Sales Tax District No. 1 of the City of Breaux Bridge, State of Louisiana” (“District”);

            WHEREAS, by Ordinance Number 2163, the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge further approved and adopted an intergovernmental agreement between it and the District with respect to the use and expenditure of the proceeds of the taxes generated by the District;

            WHEREAS, on November 11, 2008, by Ordinance Number 2164, the District and/or the City of Breaux Bridge levied and imposed a sales and use tax of one (1%) per cent upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property, and on sales of services within the District, commencing on January 1, 2009;

            WHEREAS, the aforementioned intergovernmental agreement, as well as Ordinance Number 2164, created with the fiscal agent bank of the City of Breaux Bridge a special fund designated as the “Sales Tax District No. 1 Infrastructure Fund”, into which fund there would be deposited and held as sacred funds all proceeds collected by the Parish Sales Tax Collector from the levy of the tax after deducting therefrom the reasonable expenses of the Collector incurred in connection with the collection and enforcement of the collection of the tax, all as more fully set forth in Ordinance Number 2164;

            WHEREAS, the aforementioned intergovernmental agreement further provided that all proceeds received by the City of Breaux Bridge from the collection of the said tax shall be used for the payment of the costs and expenses of constructing, improving, and maintaining the City’s infrastructure which serves property located therein or shall be used to promote the economic development of the District or the City, it being provided, however, that a minimum of thirty-five (35%) per cent of the annual proceeds of the tax shall be dedicated and set aside for the purpose of providing matching funds to be received by the City from state and/or federal grants for the construction and improvement of the infrastructure of the City;

            WHEREAS, La. R.S. 33:2711(D) was amended and re-enacted by Act Number 568 of the 2012 Louisiana Legislature as La.R.S. 47:338.1(D) to require that all tax proceeds generated by the District be expended as follows: twenty (20%) per cent of the proceeds be used annually for the repair and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure provided that an Annual Plan for Repair and Maintenance of Municipality Infrastructure be approved by ordinance and by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Aldermen, and eighty (80%) per cent of the proceeds collected be expended on new construction of infrastructure or substantial improvements of  existing infrastructure.  However, any such expenditure must be pursuant to a Master Plan for the Construction of Municipal Infrastructure listing the specific projects to be funded through the said tax proceeds, and furthermore, that any such plan be adopted by ordinance passed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the City’s governing authority;

            WHEREAS, the intergovernmental agreement confected between the City of Breaux Bridge and the District was revised and amended by virtue of Ordinance Number 2200 adopted on March 11, 2014, to reflect the mandates set forth in La. R.S. 47:338.1(D) as amended by Act Number 568 of the 2012 Louisiana Legislature;

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and city engineer for the City of Breaux Bridge prepared an Annual Plan for Repair and Maintenance of Municipality Infrastructure for the fiscal year 2019-2020, which was included in the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget, a replica of which is appended to this ordinance, which budget was adopted by ordinance passed by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the City’s governing authority; however, a separate ordinance approving the Annual Plan was not adopted;

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and city engineer for the City of Breaux Bridge have prepared an Annual Plan for Repair and Maintenance of Municipality Infrastructure for the fiscal year 2020-2021, a replica of which is appended to this ordinance;

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the dictates of La.R.S. 47:338.1(D)(2)(b)(i), an ordinance must be adopted by the City of Breaux Bridge approving the attached Annual Plan for Repair and Maintenance of Municipality Infrastructure for the fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021:

            BE IT, THEREFORE, ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, that the Annual Plan for Repair and Maintenance of Municipality Infrastructure for the fiscal years 2019-2020 (which was previously approved by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the City’s governing authority by ordinance approving budget for fiscal year 2019-2020) and fiscal year 2020-2021 be and is hereby approved, adopted and satisfied, as applicable.

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the total amount of the proceeds from the Sales Tax District No. 1 Infrastructure Fund to be used for the projects embraced by the Annual Plan for Repair and Maintenance of Municipality Infrastructure for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 shall not exceed the total of the sum of twenty (20%) per cent of the sales tax proceeds on deposit in the said fund after expenditures associated with the Annual Plan adopted for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the total amount of the proceeds from the Sales Tax District No. 1 Infrastructure Fund to be used for the projects embraced by the Annual Plan for Repair and Maintenance of Municipality Infrastructure for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 shall not exceed the total of the sum of twenty (20%) per cent of the sales tax proceeds on deposit in the said fund after expenditures associated with the Annual Plan adopted for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the Mayor for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, be and is hereby authorized, directed, and empowered to execute any and all documents which may be necessary to effectuate the above and foregoing edicts.

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the provisions of this ordinance are hereby declared to be severable, and if any provision, word, phrase, or clause of this ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions thereof:

WHEREAS, this Ordinance shall become effective upon signature of the Mayor of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, the lapse of ten (10) days after receipt by the Mayor of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana without signature or veto, or upon an override of a veto, whichever occurs first.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, duly convened in regular session on the 8th day of December, 2020, that the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be severable, and if any provision, word, phrase, or clause of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions thereof.

UPON MOTION of Eddy LeBlanc seconded by Neil Melancon, and upon verification and assurance that the foregoing ordinance was:

  1. Introduced on November 10, 2020, at the regular meeting of the
    Mayor and Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana;
  • Disseminated to the Mayor and all aldermen;
  • Published, by title, in the official journal of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, together with notice of the time and place of its consideration for formal adoption; and
  • Presented at a public hearing held on the 8th day of December, 2020, the Board of Aldermen, on the 8th day of December, 2020, adopted Ordinance Number 2268 by virtue of the following votes:

YEAS:             Ryan Breaux, Scotty Borel, Ernest Ledet, Neil Melancon, Eddy LeBlanc

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:       None

ABSENTENTIONS: None

ATTEST:                                                                     APPROVED:

KRISTI LEBLANC, CITY CLERK                          RICKY CALAIS, MAYOR

Date:                                                                           Date:                                                  

City of Breaux Bridge

2019-2020 Annual Plan

for the Repair and Maintenance of Municipality Infrastructure

The following items have been identified as projects that need to be performed as part of the repair and maintenance of the city’s utility infrastructure.

  • Repairs to Parc Hardy fencing and rehabilitation of baseball fields.
  • Repainting and repairs to Parc Hardy concession stands.
  • Sewer system rehabilitation and repair to the City’s sanitary sewer collection system pumping stations.
  • Repair of the altitude valve pits and piping at the Marie Street elevated water tanks.
  • Maintenance cleaning and repainting of tanks and piping at the water plant to protect from corrosion.
  • Repair and replacement of equipment at the Municipal water plant

This plan is prepared in accordance with La. R.S. 47:338.1(D) as it relates to the funds available for the repair and maintenance of the City’s Infrastructure from the proceeds of the sales tax revenues from the Special Taxing District.

City of Breaux Bridge

2020-2021 Annual Plan

for the Repair and Maintenance of Municipality Infrastructure

The following items have been identified as projects that need to be performed as part of the repair and maintenance of the city’s utility infrastructure.

  • Repairs to Parc Hardy fencing and rehabilitation of baseball fields.
  • Repainting and repairs to Parc Hardy concession stands.
  • Sewer system rehabilitation and repair to the City’s sanitary sewer collection system pumping stations.
  • Repair of the altitude valve pits and piping at the Marie Street elevated water tanks.
  • Maintenance cleaning and repainting of tanks and piping at the water plant to protect from corrosion.
  • Repair and replacement of equipment at the Municipal water plant

This plan is prepared in accordance with La. R.S. 47:338.1(D) as it relates to the funds available for the repair and maintenance of the City’s Infrastructure from the proceeds of the sales tax revenues from the Special Taxing District.

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved a performance contract with Acadian Ambulance.

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved authorizing the Mayor to accept a donation of $90,000.00 and expend City funds up to $10,000.00 to complete Phase One of the Parc Hardy Dog Park Project.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved a Resolution of Substantial Completion for the Baldwin Street Drainage Project.

NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE

            TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and especially to all subcontractors, workmen, laborers, mechanics, and furnishers of materials:

Public Notice is hereby given according to law that the undersigned Owner has accepted, as substantially complete, the work done on the Baldwin Street Drainage project by Simmons Railroad Group, LLC, Contractor, under his contract with the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, dated June 24, 2020, and recorded under Book 1628, Page 676 in the Records of the Clerk of Court, Parish of St. Martin, Louisiana;

                All subcontractors, workmen, laborers, mechanics, and furnishers of materials must assert whatever claim they may have against the said Contractor, growing out of the execution of said Contract, according to law, within 45 days from registration hereof.

                                                                                CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA

                                                                                BY:_______________________________

                                                                                                Ricky J. Calais, Mayor

Date:  8th day of December, 2020.

Resolution of Acceptance

            A resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor to execute for and on behalf of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana an Act of Acceptance from Simmons Railroad Group, LLC of Prairieville, LA, Contractor, pertaining to the completion of the Baldwin Street Drainage project for the City of Breaux Bridge, LA.

            Whereas, Simmons Railroad Group, LLC, as Contractor, has substantially completed the Baldwin Drainage Improvements project for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, in accordance with the plans and specifications contained in the Contract Documents pertaining thereto; and

            Whereas, the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana acting through its Mayor and Councilmen, desires to accept the completed work;

            Now, therefore, it be resolved by the Councilmen of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, acting as the governing authority for the said City of Breaux Bridge, that the Mayor, be and he is hereby empowered, authorized and directed to execute an Act of Acceptance for and on behalf of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, accepting the work as being complete, and that he be authorized and directed to have a copy of said Acceptance recorded in the Conveyance Records of the Parish of St. Martin, State of Louisiana.

            The foregoing resolution was offered by Ryan Breaux and

seconded by Eddy LeBlanc.

This resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

            And the resolution was declared adopted on this the 8th day of December, 2020.

YEAS:               Ryan Breaux, Scotty Borel, Ernest Ledet, Neil Melancon, Eddy LeBlanc

NAYS:   None

ABSENT:          None

ABSENTENTIONS: None

Attest:

By_______________________________                  BY_________________________________

                         City Clerk                                                                             Mayor

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc the Board of Aldermen accepted as substantially complete the Water Main Extension Part D: Poydras Project.

NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE

            TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and especially to all subcontractors, workmen, laborers, mechanics, and furnishers of materials:

Public Notice is hereby given according to law that the undersigned Owner has accepted, as substantially complete, the work done on the Water Main Extension Part D – Poydras Street project by Bihm Construction, Inc., Contractor, under his contract with the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, dated May 4, 2020, and recorded under Book 1620, Page 355 in the Records of the Clerk of Court, Parish of St. Martin, Louisiana;

                All subcontractors, workmen, laborers, mechanics, and furnishers of materials must assert whatever claim they may have against the said Contractor, growing out of the execution of said Contract, according to law, within 45 days from registration hereof.

                                                                                CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA

                                                                                BY:_______________________________

                                                                                                Ricky J. Calais, Mayor

Date:  8th day of December, 2020.

RESOLUTION OF ACCEPTANCE

                A resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor to execute for and on behalf of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana an Act of Acceptance from Bihm Construction, Inc. of Opelousas, LA, Contractor, pertaining to the completion of the Water Main Extension Part D – Poydras Street project for the City of Breaux Bridge, LA.

                Whereas, Bihm Construction, Inc., as Contractor, has substantially completed the Water Main Extension Part D – Poydras Street project for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, in accordance with the plans and specifications contained in the Contract Documents pertaining thereto; and

                Whereas, the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana acting through its Mayor and Councilmen, desires to accept the completed work;

                Now, therefore, it be resolved by the Councilmen of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, acting as the governing authority for the said City of Breaux Bridge, that the Mayor, be and he is hereby empowered, authorized and directed to execute an Act of Acceptance for and on behalf of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, accepting the work as being complete, and that he be authorized and directed to have a copy of said Acceptance recorded in the Conveyance Records of the Parish of St. Martin, State of Louisiana.

                The foregoing resolution was offered by Neil Melancon and

seconded by Eddy LeBlanc.

This resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

YEAS:               Ryan Breaux, Scotty Borel, Ernest Ledet, Neil Melancon, Eddy LeBlanc

NAYS:               None

ABSENT:          None

ABSENTENTIONS: None

Attest:

                And the resolution was declared adopted on this the 8th day of December, 2020.

Attest:

By_______________________________                              BY_________________________________

                               Secretary                                                                                                     Mayor

Upon motion of Scotty Borel, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the request of the Breaux Bridge Housing Authority to waive PILOT (payments in lieu of taxes) for another 5-year period.

Rules to Show Cause:

922 Landry Street:

Councilman Ledet spoke on behalf of the property owner who could not attend the meeting in person.  He said the property will be demolished and cleaned up by the end of January 2021.

Mayor Calais recommended that the Council vote to condemn and demolish the property if not done by the end of January 2021.

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the condemnation and demolition of the property located at 922 Landry Street after January 31, 2021.

421 Arnaud Street:

Compliance coordinator Bianca Faulk expressed that the structure at this location is in a dilapidated state.  Inspections were done by herself and inspector Rodney Richard, who was not present at the meeting.

Mayor Calais stated that Mr. Richard stated to him that this building cannot be salvaged.

The inspector present at the meeting said the only part of the structure that may be able to be salvaged is the foundation and that is on the condition that a gas line is not currently running underneath it, which he speculated may be the case. 

Mayor Calais recommended that the council take a similar action as in the previous rule to show cause and give no longer than the end of January 2021.

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved to condemn and demolish the structure located at 421 Arnaud Street after January 31, 2021.

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

___________________________                                                            _____________________________ 

Kristi LeBlanc, CMC                                                                                          Ricky J. Calais 

City Clerk                                                                                                             Mayor