January 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, JANUARY 10, 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 Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, Item #13 Appoint Mayor Pro-tempore was added to the agenda.

 

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the regular council meeting held on December 13, 2016 with changes that reflect the language in Ordinance #2224.

 

 

Upon motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, Public Hearing on Ordinance #2226 (An ordinance to amend Chapter 6 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, by the enactment of Article IX relative to the building slab elevation requirements for new constructions within city limits) was opened.

 

 

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Gary Champagne and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen moved to close the public hearing on Ordinance #2226 (An ordinance to amend Chapter 6 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, by the enactment of Article IX relative to the building slab elevation requirements for new constructions within city limits).

 

 

 

Upon motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen moved to adopt Ordinance #2226.

 

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2226

An ordinance to amend Chapter 6 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, by the enactment of Article IX relative to building slab elevation requirements for new constructions within city limits.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Board of Alderman of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, duly convened in regular session on the 10th day of January 2017, that Chapter 6 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, is hereby amended by adding a new Article IX, the sections thereof to be numbered Section 6-220 through Section 6-229, which said Article shall read as follows:

Chapter 6, Article IX. Finished Floor Elevation Code

Sec. 6-220. Finished Floor Elevation Requirements; Prerequisite for Building Permit.

(a) No person shall construct any building or structure within the city with a finished floor elevation that does not comply with the following minimum requirements. For the purposes of this Article, buildings and structures shall include any equipment, fixtures or other appurtenances that service such building or structure (i.e. air conditioning equipment, generators, chillers, etc.):

  • The finished floor elevation shall be at least one (1) foot above the elevation of the surface of the public roadway that is nearest to the property upon which such structure or building is being constructed.

 

  • For any building or structure on the municipal sewer system, the finished floor elevation shall be at least six (6) inches above the elevation of the top of the nearest sanitary sewer servicing the property upon which such structure or building is being constructed.

 

  • For any building or structure being constructed upon property within any Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated flood zone, the finished floor elevation shall comply with all requirements of FEMA for the applicable flood zone and all requirements of the local Flood Plain Administrator.

(b)        A waiver of the requirements of (a) (i) above may be granted by the Mayor and Board of Alderman, but only upon the applicant providing sufficient proof, with such drawings, calculations, and/or other documentation deem necessary by the City Engineer, to demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the City Engineer, that the finished floor elevation proposed by applicant will not subject the building or structure to any increased chance of flooding for failure of  compliance with the requirements of (a) (i) above.

(c)        No building permit shall be issued for the construction of any building or structure within the city until applicant provides building official with satisfactory proof that the plans for the finished floor elevation of said building or structure satisfies all applicable requirements of Section 6-220.

 

6-221. Inspection; Fees; Certificate of Compliance.

 

Upon completion of the finished floor, it shall be the duty of the applicant to notify the building official, who shall inspect such flooring to confirm same is in compliance with the requirements of this Article, and he shall execute a certificate of satisfactory inspection, which shall contain the date of the inspection and result of the inspection, but no such certificate shall be issued unless the finished floor is in strict compliance with the rules and requirements and spirit of this Article, nor shall any further permit be issued that is contemplated under this Chapter 6 until said certificate is issued. The amount or fee of such inspection and certificate shall be fixed and determined by the Mayor and board of aldermen.

Sec. 6-222-229. Reserved.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the Board of Alderman for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, duly convened in regular session on the 10th day of January, 2017, that this ordinance shall become effective immediately upon the signature of the Mayor.

UPON MOTION of Gary Champagne seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle, and upon verification and assurance that the foregoing ordinance was:

  1. Introduced on December 13, 2016, at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Alderman 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 10th day of January, 2017,

The Board of Aldermen, on the 10th day of January, 2017, adopted Ordinance Number 2226 by virtue of the following votes:

YEAS: Brenda Castille Hobbs, Howard Alexander, Ernest Ledet, Glenn Michael Angelle, and Gary Champagne

NAYS:  None

ABSENT:  None

ABSTENTIONS:  None

ATTEST:                                                                                APPROVED:

______________________                                                    ________________________

PATTIE B. DUPUIS,                                                               RICKY CALAIS,

CITY CLERK                                                                          MAYOR

 

____January 11, 2017______                                                 ____January 11, 2017_______

DATE                                                                                      DATE

 

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Brenda Castille Hobbs and unanimously carried, Ordinance #2227 (An ordinance approving and adopting an Amendment to the Master Plan to include the following projects: (1) Reconstruction and Overlay of Bear Creek Circle; (2) The extension of utility services provided by the City of Breaux Bridge, including, but not limited to, water and sewer services, to the intersection of Rees Street and Interstate 10 in anticipation of future commercial development, 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 introduced.

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried the Board of Aldermen awarded the bid for Veterans Park Improvements to Michael David Breaux, Inc. in the amount of $292,445.00.

 

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen authorized Mayor Calais to advertise to receive and award bids on the Carl Williams Park and South Main Park Improvements.

 

Upon motion of Howard Alexander, duly seconded by Glenn Michael Angelle and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen authorized Mayor Calais to advertise to receive and award bids on the Refinery Street Sidewalks Project.

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen accepted Chief Rollie Cantu’s recommendation to hire Josh Martin as a patrol officer.

 

Upon motion of Gary Champagne, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the appointment of Glenn Michael Angelle, Alderman of District “D” as Mayor Pro Tempore for 2017.

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried the Board of Aldermen recommended Order of Condemnation for Horace and Marjorie  Broussard Joseph located at 601 C Courville Street.   The Order of Condemnation effective today is hereby suspended with the stipulation that if compliance is not 100% complete in 31 days the Order of Condemnation will be enforced.

 

A substitute motion by Ernest Ledet was made to allow the Horace and Marjorie Broussard Joseph family 60 days to complete the rehab of said property located at 601 C Courville Street.  If, after 60 days, at least 50% of necessary work is completed, and additional 30 days would be allowed for completion required by City/State Building Code Inspector Rodney Richard. It failed for lack of a second.

 

Upon motion of Brenda Castille Hobbs, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

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                     Pattie Dupuis                                                                  Ricky Calais

                        City Clerk                                                                         Mayor