June 2018-Special Meeting

PROCEEDING 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, June 19, 2018.

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 Eddy Leblanc

 

Absent:  None

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the Public Hearing on Ordinance 2245 (BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA THAT THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018 BE AMENDED ACCRODING TO THE TERMS AND FIGURES CONTAINED IN THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT IDENTIFIED AS “EXHIBIT A”.) was opened for discussion.  J.L. Sonnier went over the summary pages of the budget that will be amended for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018.

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the public hearing on Ordinance 2245 was opened for public input.

 

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Public Hearing on Ordinance 2245 was closed.

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted Ordinance 2245 as submitted.

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2245

 

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA THAT THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018 BE AMENDED ACCORDING TO THE TERMS AND FIGURES CONTAINED IN THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT IDENTIFIED AS “EXHIBIT A”.

 

BE IT ORDAINED By the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana duly convened in  session on June  19, 2018 that:

 

The Municipal Budget for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2018 be amended according to the terms and figures contained in the attached exhibit identified as “Exhibit A”.

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED By the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, duly convened in  session on the 19 day of June, that this ordinance shall become effective immediately upon signature of the Mayor.

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, seconded by Howard Alexander and upon verification and assurances that the foregoing ordinance was:

 

  1. Introduced on June 12, 2018 at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board

of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

  1. Disseminated to the Mayor and all Aldermen;
  2. 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,
  3. Presented at a public hearing on the 19th day of June.

 

The Board of Aldermen, on June 19, 2018 adopted Ordinance Number 2245 by virtue of the following votes:

 

Yeas: Brenda Castille Hobbs, Howard Alexander, Ernest Ledet, Glenn Michael Angelle, and Eddy LeBlanc

 

Nays: None

 

Absent: None

 

Attest:

 

 

______________________________

Pattie Dupuis, City Clerk

 

 

________June    20, 2018_______

Ricky Calais, Mayor                                                                                           Date

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Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the public hearing on Ordinance 2246 (BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA THAT THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019 BE ADOPTED ACCORDING TO THE TERMS AND FIGURES CONTAINED IN THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT IDENTIFIED AS “EXHIBIT A”.) was opened for discussion.

 

 

Mr. Howard Alexander requested to increase Item 441 (Schools and Conventions) from

$10,000.00 to $15,000.00.

 

Mayor Ricky Calais requested an increase in Item 570 (Capital Outlays) from $56,000.00

To $78,000.00 to replace a City truck that is beyond repair.

 

Mayor Ricky Calais requested a line item be created due to a mandate from the Supreme

Court that stated every City Court would have to begin providing some additional documentation that our City Prosecutor would not be able to do on his own.   An estimated $15,000.00 would be added to line item 458-(Prosecutor Staff) to hire a Part-Time staff person.

 

Ms. Brenda Castille Hobbs asked if it could be taken out of line item 453-(other).

 

Ms. Pattie Dupuis stated that particular line item is for expenses.

 

Mr. Glenn Michael Angelle asked why it wasn’t put in salaries.

 

Mayor Ricky Calais wants to keep it separate for now to keep track of it because it’s not

part of the normal day to day operations of City Court.

 

Ms. Pattie Dupuis asked Mr. J. L. Sonnier if he would have to adjust the taxes due to this

Line item.

 

Mr. J.L. Sonnier stated that it wouldn’t make much of a difference.

 

Ms. Brenda Castille Hobbs requested a 5% increase to line item 408-City Clerk’s Salary.

 

Ms. Brenda Castille Hobbs inquired about South Main Park.

 

J.L. Sonnier stated that the monies are already transferred to Capitol Projects fund and as far as

this budget, no action would be necessary at this time.

 

A Discussion among the Board of Alderman and Mayor Ricky Calais as to whether they would address the issue of South Main Park after they closed the public hearing tonight or wait until our next scheduled meeting.  Ms. Brenda Castille Hobbs wanted the discussion to be continued after the public hearing was closed.  She didn’t want to wait until next meeting because a few members of the South Main Park committee were present at this meeting and she didn’t want to have to ask them to come back for the next meeting.

 

 

Upon motion of Howard Alexander duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, there being no further comment, the public hearing on Ordinance 2246 was closed.

 

Upon motion of Howard Alexander duly seconded by Eddy Leblanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted  Ordinance 2246, the 2018/19 Budget to include all four items that were previously adjusted.

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2246

 

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA THAT THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019 BE ADOPTED ACCORDING TO THE TERMS AND FIGURES CONTAINED IN THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT IDENTIFIED AS “EXHIBIT A”.

 

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, duly convened in  session on June 19, 2018, that:

 

The Municipal Budget for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019 be adopted according to the terms and figures contained in the attached exhibit identified as “Exhibit A”.

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, duly convened in session on the 19th  day of June, that this ordinance shall become effective immediately upon signature of the Mayor.

 

Upon motion of Howard Alexander, and unanimously seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and upon verification and assurances that the foregoing ordinance was:

 

  1. Introduced on June 12, 2018 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 notice of the time and place of its consideration for formal adoption; and,
  4. Presented at a public hearing on the 19th day of June.

 

The Board of Aldermen, on June 19, 2018 adopted Ordinance Number 2246 by virtue of the following votes:

 

Yeas:  Brenda Castille Hobbs, Howard Alexander, Ernest Ledet, Glenn Michael Angelle and Eddy LeBlanc

 

Nays:  None

 

Absent:                None

 

 

Attest:

 

____________________________

Pattie Dupuis, City Clerk

 

 

____________________________                                    ________June 20, 2018__________

Ricky Calais, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle and duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, Item #3 (Discussion of South Main Park) was added to the agenda.

 

A motion, not put to a vote, was made by Glenn Michael Angelle duly seconded by Brenda Castille Hobbs to allocate $300,000.00 to implement Phase One in South Main Park.

 

A substitute motion was made by Howard Alexander duly seconded by Eddy Leblanc, to allocate $175,000.00 of the Parish Rec funds to South Main Park.  Passed by majority of votes, the votes thereon as follows:

 

District A-No

District B-Yes

District C-Yes

District D-No

District E-yes

 

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

 

 

 

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Ricky  Calais                                                                                        Pattie Dupuis

Mayor                                                                                                   City Clerk