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, MARCH 12, 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 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.

Mayor Ricky Calais and members of the City council recognized the Breaux Bridge High School Basketball team with a plaque and banner for winning the LHSAA Class 4A title game on Friday March 8, 2019.

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the following addition to the agenda:

            Item #14:         Consider authorizing Mayor Calais to accept and award bids on the South                                      Main Park Construction Project.

            Item #15:         Consider adopting a resolution authorizing Mayor Calais to submit the

                                    Louisiana Community Development Block Grant application and as part

                                    of the application, the City would commit to covering administrative and

                                    engineering costs.

            Item #16:         Consider adopting a resolution concerning the City’s Municipal Water

                                    Pollution Environmental Audit Report.

Upon motion of E.J. Ledet, duly seconded by Scotty Borel and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the February 12, 2019 City Council meeting.

Mayor Calais made the following announcement: Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the City of Breaux Bridge will be held at the regular meeting place, the Board Room of the City of Breaux Bridge at 101 Berard Street, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana 70517 on Tuesday April 9, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. to adopt the property millage rates.

Upon motion of E.J. Ledet, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved authorizing Mayor Calais to accept and award bids for the Re La Belle Street Reconstruction Project.  Mayor Calais awarded this project to Elliott Construction, LLC.

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by E.J. Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved authorizing Mayor Calais to accept bids for North Berard Street area sewer extension project.

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by Scotty Borel and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved adopting a resolution authorizing Mayor Calais to advertise and accept bids for surplus vehicles and equipment to be opened at the next Council meeting an April 9, 2019.

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:

2014 Chevy Impala                                         2G1WE5E33E1148310

2012 Chevy Impala                                         2G1WE5E39C1154772

2004 Ford Taurus                                            1FAFP52274A212921

2003 Buick LaSabre                                       1G4HP52KX3U243463

2004 Dodge Stratus                                        1B3EL36T44N342027

2002 Ford F150                                              1FTRF17282KC51116

2003 Ford F150                                              1FTRX17213NA57928

2003 Ford F150 XL                                        1FTRX17233NA57929

2001 Chevrolet 1 Ton Crew Cab                    1GCJC33GX1F143395

2008 Kubota Tractor                                       L5240D30579

2004 Chevrolet 1 Ton Crew Cab                    1GCJK33M74F226716

1988 International Dumpbed                          1HTLAZPM5JH574431

Kubota RTV 500                                            KRTV500A81010443

            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 March, 2019.

                                                                        _____________________________

                                                                        RICKY CALAIS, MAYOR

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KRISTI LeBLANC, CITY CLERK

Upon motion of Scotty Borel, duly seconded by E.J. Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the recommendation of Chief Cantu to hire Jessie Charpentier Jr. as a patrol officer.

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved an extension of 60 days on the structure at 1107 Grant Street.

Upon motion of Scotty Borel, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved an extension of 90 days on the structure at 673 Sidney Drive.

Upon motion of E.J. Ledet, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved authorizing Mayor Calais to accept and award bids on the South Main Park Construction Project.

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved authorizing Mayor Calais to adopt a resolution to pursue the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant with the understanding that the City would cover all administrative and engineering costs.

The following resolution was offered by Eddy LeBlanc, seconded by Ryan Breaux                                                 and unanimously carried:                                                                                       

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION GRANTING THE AUTHORITY

TO THE MAYOR TO SIGN AND

SUBMIT ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS,

APPOINT AN ADMINISTRATIVE CONSULTANT AND ENGINEER

AND TO COMMIT COSTS

FOR THE FY 2020-2021 LOUISIANA

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

         WHEREAS,  the City of Breaux Bridge deems it necessary and proper to submit an application for funding under the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant for a water system improvements project; and

         WHEREAS,  professional engineering services are necessary in connection with the preparation of the application and the engineering design and inspection, should the project be funded; and

         WHEREAS,  professional grants consulting and administrative consulting services are necessary to assist in the preparation of the application and the partial administration of the grant, should the project be funded; and

           WHEREAS, in addition to the base rating factors and points, up to four (4) bonus points will be assigned to those applicants which commit other funds to pay the cost of the application preparation and should the project be funded, all of the associated administrative costs and commits to pay the engineering fees associated with the implementation of this project should the project be funded.

           NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED  by the Board of Alderman of City of Breaux Bridge that Mayor Ricky J. Calais is hereby authorized to sign and submit an application for funding and all the necessary documents in connection with the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant Program.

           BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Mayor Ricky J. Calais is hereby authorized to negotiate and sign a contract with Domingue, Szabo & Associates, Inc. to assist with the application preparation and if the application is funded, provide the professional engineering services required and the City hereby commits to pay all the engineering fees associated with the implementation of the LCDBG program should the project be funded to receive two (2) bonus points in the rating of the application.

           BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Mayor Ricky J. Calais is hereby authorized to negotiate and sign a contract with Minvielle and Associates, Inc. to prepare the application for funding and if the application is funded, provide the professional grant administrative services required and the City hereby commits to pay all the costs associated with the preparation of the application and all of the grant administrative consulting fees associated with the implementation of the LCDBG program should the project be funded to receive two (2) more bonus points in the rating of this application.

           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 Board of Alderman of the City of Breaux Bridge on March 12, 2019, at which time a quorum was present and voting.

                                                                              KRISTI LEBLANC

                                                                              CITY CLERK

                                                                           CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE

Upon motion of E.J. Ledet, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution concerning the City’s Municipal Water Pollution Environmental Audit Report.

CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE

MUNICIPAL WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION

BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Breaux Bridge informs Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality that the following actions were taken by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

  1. Reviewed the Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Environmental Audit Report which is attached to this Resolution.

On roll call, the above resolution was adopted as follows:

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

NAYS: None

ABSTAINED: None

ABSENT: None

                                                                                    _____________________________

                                                                                    Ricky J. Calais, Mayor

ATTEST:

_____________________________

Kristi LeBlanc

City Clerk

CERTIFICATE

I certify that the foregoing resolution is a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted at a meeting held on the 12th day of March 2019, at which meeting a quoram was present and voting.

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, this 12th day of March 2019.

                                                                                    ______________________________

                                                                                    Kristi LeBlanc

                                                                                    City Clerk

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

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Kristi LeBlanc                                                             Ricky J. Calais

City Clerk                                                                   Mayor