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 9, 2019.

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, 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 E.J. Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved adding the following two items to the agenda:

            #10:     Consider approving the commissioning of Joe Guidry and Bianca Faulk as reserve                         officers.-Chief Cantu

            #11:     Consider hiring of one police officer.-Chief Cantu

Upon motion of E.J. Ledet, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the June 11, 2019 City Council Meeting.

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a Resolution Calling for the Adoption of the Systems Survey and Compliance Questionnaire as Required by the Office of the Legislative Auditor, State of Louisiana.

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR ADOPTION OF THE SYSTEMS SURVEY AND COMPLIANCE QUESTIONNAIRE AS REQUIRED BY THE OFFICE OF THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR, STATE OF LOUISIANA.

WHEREAS, The Legislative Auditor, State of Louisiana requires a Systems Survey and Compliance Questionnaire, and;

WHEREAS, Said questionnaire is to be completed and submitted to the Auditing Firm of Champagne and Company, LLC and;

WHEREAS, Said questionnaire must be adopted by a resolution of the Board of Aldermen,

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Aldermen, of the City of Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana duly convened in regular session on this the 9th day of July, that the aforementioned Systems Survey and Compliance Questionnaire is hereby adopted by the City of Breaux Bridge;

BE IF FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, said completed questionnaire and this resolution are forwarded to the auditing firm Champagne and Company, LLC engaged by the City of Breaux Bridge.

The foregoing resolution having been submitted to a vote and the vote thereon was as follows:

YEAS:  Ryan Breaux, Scotty Borel, Ernest “E.J.” Ledet, Neil Melancon, Eddy LeBlanc

NAYS: None             

ABSENT:  None

And the resolution was adopted this 9th day of July 2019, at which meeting a quorum was present.

GIVEN UNDER MY OFFICIAL SIGNATURE and seal of office this 10th day of July, 2019.

                                                                        ____________________

                                                                                    Ricky Calais

                                                                                    Mayor

ATTEST:

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Kristi LeBlanc

City Clerk

Upon motion of E.J. Ledet, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a Resolution of Acceptance with R.J. Broussard General Contractors Inc. for the Berard Street Waterline Relocation Project.

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 R J Broussard General Contractors Inc., of New Iberia, LA, Contractor, pertaining to the completion of the Berard Street Waterline Relocation for the City of Breaux Bridge, LA.

            Whereas, R J Broussard General Contractors Inc., as Contractor, has substantially completed the Berard Street Waterline Relocation 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 Ernest “E.J.” Ledet and seconded by Eddy LeBlanc.

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

Yeas Ryan Breaux, Scotty Borel, E.J. Ledet, Neil Melancon, Eddy LeBlanc
   
Nays None
   
Absent None

            And the resolution was declared adopted on this the 9th day of July, 2019.

Attest:

By_______________________________                 BY                                                                 

                        Secretary                                                                                 Mayor

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 Berard Street Waterline Relocation by R J Broussard General Contractors Inc., Contractor, under his contract with the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, dated December 21, 2018, and recorded under Book No. 1571, page 398 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:  10th day of July, 2019.

Upon motion of Scotty Borel, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved commissioning of Joe Guidry and Bianca Faulk as reserve officers.

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux ad unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved Chief Cantu’s request of hiring Gerald Bouquet as a patrol officer.

The following announcement was read aloud:
Notice is hereby given that at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the City Hall, 101 Berard Street, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Breaux Bridge, State of Louisiana (the “City”), plans to consider adopting a resolution ordering and calling an election to be held in the City to authorize the levy of a sales and use tax therein.

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

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Kristi LeBlanc                                                                                     Ricky J. Calais

City Clerk                                                                                           Mayor