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 12, 2021.

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

Preset: Ryan Breaux, Ernest “E.J.” Ledet, Neil Melancon, and Eddy LeBlanc

Absent: Scotty Borel

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 Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the December 8, 2020 City Council Meeting.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution requesting financial assistance from the State of Louisiana under the fiscal year 2020-2021 Local Government Assistance Program and Community Water Enrichment Fund Program.

The following resolution was offered by Ryan Breaux, seconded by Neil Melancon and duly resolved:

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION REQUESTING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

FROM THE STATE OF LOUISIANA UNDER THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND

COMMUNITY WATER ENRICHMENT FUND PROGRAM

            WHEREAS, the Louisiana Legislature has appropriated funding for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Local Government Assistance Program (LGAP) and Community Water Enrichment Fund (CWEF) Program; and

            WHEREAS, the Local Government Assistance Program offers grants to eligible municipalities and parishes for a wide range of projects to improve public health, public safety, living conditions and for economic development purposes; and

            WHEREAS, the Community Water Enrichment Fund Program offers grants to eligible municipalities and parishes for rehabilitation, improvements and new construction projects for community potable water systems; and

            WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary and proper to submit applications to the Louisiana Office of Community Development under the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Local Government Assistance Program and also the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Community Water Enrichment Fund Program.

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Breaux Bridge that Mayor Ricky J. Calais is hereby authorized to sign and submit an application to the State of Louisiana, Office of Community Development under the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Local Government Assistance Program and also execute any and all documents should this grant be funded; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign and submit an application to the State of Louisiana, Office of Community Development under the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Community Water Enrichment Fund Program and also execute any and all documents should this grant be funded.

            THEREUPON, the above resolution was declared adopted.

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            C E R T I F I C A T E

            I, Kristi LeBlanc, 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 January 12, 2021 at which time a quorum was present and voting.

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                                    KRISTI LEBLANC

                                    CITY CLERK

                                    CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a Resolution granting the authority to the Mayor to execute all documents pertaining to the Capital Outlay Program for the Water Treatment Plant Improvements Project.

The following Resolution was offered by Ernest Ledet, seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried:

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION GRANTING THE AUTHORITY TO THE MAYOR

TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE CAPITAL OUTLAY PROGRAM

FOR THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

            WHEREAS,  the City of Breaux Bridge deems it necessary and proper to submit grant applications under the State’s Capital Outlay Program; and

            WHEREAS, the Louisiana Legislature approved Act 2 (House Bill 2) during the 2020 First Extraordinary Session, the Capital Outlay Budget which included the Breaux Bridge Water Treatment Plant Improvements project with a Capital Outlay Grant amount of $46,000.00 as Priority 2 and $414,000 as Priority 5; and

            WHEREAS, the City deems it necessary and proper to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the State of Louisiana for this Capital Outlay grant program.

                        NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED  by the City Council of City of Breaux Bridge that the Mayor of the City of Breaux Bridge is hereby authorized to execute the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Division of Administration, any amendments or extensions thereof, all necessary reports, studies, plans, certifications, assurances, contracts, change orders, requests for disbursement, requests for concurrence, requests for information and any other documents required in connection with this Breaux Bridge Water Treatment Plant Improvements project with a Capital Outlay Project No. 50-M31-20-01).    

                        THEREUPON, the above resolution was duly adopted.

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C E R T I F I C A T E

                        I, Kristi LeBlanc, 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 January 12, 2021 at which time a quorum was present and voting.

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                                                                                                KRISTI LEBLANC

                                                                                                CITY CLERK

                                                                                                CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE  

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution to advertise and accept bids on surplus City vehicles and equipment.

RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR

AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN

OF THE CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA

            WHEREAS, the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, owns certain surplus movable property which is not needed for public purposes; and

            WHEREAS, the City now desires to sell said surplus movable property to the highest bidder; and

            THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, that the City of Breaux Bridge, will solicit bids for the sale of the following described surplus movable property, which is not needed for public purposes:

2004    Chevy K3500 (Sludge Truck)    1GCJK33M74F226716

2003    Chevy C1500                           1GCEC19V13E274638

1999 Chevy Silverado                           1GCEC14W8YZ163956

1999 Ditch Witch Trencher                   5RO581

2006    Ford Crown Victoria                 2FAFP71W46X137248

2013    Chevy Impala                           2G1WD5E37D1136739

2018    Dodge Charger                         2C3CDXAT7JH197835

2013    Chevy Impala                           2G1WD5E35D1168198

            FURTHER RESOLVED that after the adoption of this Resolution, the City of Breaux Bridge will advertise for bids for said surplus property in accordance with law;

FURTHER RESOLVED that Notice of this Resolution and the proposed sale of said movable property shall be published one time at least fifteen days prior to the date of the sale in the official journal of the city.

            APPROVED AND ADOPTED at Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, this 12th day of January, 2021.

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                                                                        RICKY CALAIS, MAYOR

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KRISTI LeBLANC, CITY CLERK

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the recommendation of Chief Canto to hire Ivan McIntyre as a patrol officer.

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and Eddy LeBlanc, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adjourned the meeting.