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, MAY 14, 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.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the following addition to the agenda:

Item #14:         Consider entering into Executive Session to discuss a pending legal matter.           

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the April 9, 2019 City Council meeting.

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen opened a Public Hearing for Ordinance #2248 (An Ordinance of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana Declaring the Berard Street/Bayou Lane Sewer Extension Project and the Sewer Extension North of I-10 Project a Public Necessity and Authorizing the Acquisition of the Necessary Land, Servitudes, Easements, Rights-of-Way and Other Property Rights on an Amicable Basis or Through the Use of the Expropriation Process, if Necessary).

There being no input from the public or Board and upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen closed the Public Hearing for Ordinance #2248.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted Ordinance #2248 (An Ordinance of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana Declaring the Berard Street/Bayou Lane Sewer Extension Project and the Sewer Extension North of I-10 Project a Public Necessity and Authorizing the Acquisition of the Necessary Land, Servitudes, Easements, Rights-of-Way and Other Property Rights on an Amicable Basis or Through the Use of the Expropriation Process, if Necessary).

ORDINANCE NO. 2248

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA DECLARING THE BERARD STREET/BAYOU LANE SEWER EXTENSION PROJECT, THE SEWER EXTENSION NORTH OF I-10 PROJECT, AND THE POYDRAS STREET WATER EXTENSION PROJECT A PUBLIC NECESSITY AND AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF THE NECESSARY LAND, SERVITUDES, EASEMENTS, RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND OTHER PROPERTY RIGHTS ON AN AMICABLE BASIS OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE EXPROPRIATION PROCESS, IF NECESSARY.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge,Louisiana, duly convened in regular session on the 14th day of May, 2019, that:

Section 1:     The Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana hereby declare the Berard Street/Bayou Lane Sewer Extension Project, the Sewer Extension North of I-10 Project, and the Poydras Street Water Extension Project to be a public necessity.

Section 2:     The public purpose to be served by the acquisition of said projects will be to provide additional capacity and reliability to these areas of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

Section 3:     The respective projects limits are generally located along Berard Street near Bayou Lane, Rees Street near its intersection with I-10, and Poydras Street near Hollier Road.

Section 4:     A vicinity map indicating the routes of interest are attached hereto and are hereby approved and accepted by the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

Section 5:     The Mayor of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana is authorized to acquire such land, servitudes, easements, rights-of-way, or other property rights as are found to be necessary under engineering standards to provide for the construction of said projects; he is authorized to do so on an amicable basis or by the proper use of the power of expropriation granted under applicable state law. In pursuing said acquisitions, he is authorized to acquire conventionally or otherwise, said land, servitudes, easements, rights-of-way, or other property rights and to settle the matters thus presented, on such terms and conditions as he shall deem proper and in the best interest of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

Section 6:     All ordinances or resolutions, or parts thereof, in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 7:     This ordinance shall become effective upon signature of the Mayor of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, the lapse of ten (10) days after receipt by the Mayor of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana without signature or veto, or upon an override of a veto, whichever occurs first.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, duly convened in regular session on the 14th day of May, 2019, that the provisions of this ordinance are hereby declared to be severable, and if any provision, word, phrase, or clause of this ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions thereof.

UPON MOTION of Ryan Breaux seconded by Neil Melancon, and upon verification and assurance that the foregoing ordinance was:

  1. Introduced on April 9, 2019, at the regular meeting of the
    Mayor and Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana;
  • Disseminated to the Mayor and all aldermen;
  • 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
  • Presented at a public hearing held on the 14th day of May, 2019, the Board of Aldermen, on the 14th day of May, 2019, adopted Ordinance Number 2248 by virtue of the following votes:

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

NAYS: None__                                                                                                                     

ABSENT:       None                                                                                                              

ABSTENTIONS:__None                                                                                                      

ATTEST:                                                                     APPROVED:

KRISTI LEBLANC, CITY CLERK                         RICKY CALAIS, MAYOR

Date:                                                                           Date:                                                  

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a Resolution in support of an application by the City of Breaux Bridge to the Acadiana Metropolitan Planning Organization to request support and funding of the extension of Mills Avenue from Rees Street to Doyle Melancon Road.

CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION REQUESTING SUPPORT FROM THE ACADIANA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION

TO EXTEND HIGHWAY 94 (Mills Avenue) TO DOYLE MELANCON ROAD

WHEREAS, Highway 94, a State highway forming a connection between the Cities of Lafayette and Breaux Bridge, is one of the most traveled roads within the City of Breaux Bridge and of utmost importance to the wellbeing of this community; and

WHEREAS, the extension of Highway 94, which is known within the City’s limits as Mills Avenue, from Rees Street to Doyle Melancon Road would enhance and improve traffic flow, providing for increased opportunities for commerce, as well as an additional emergency evacuation route; and

WHEREAS, the City of Breaux Bridge has long pursued a bypass or alternate route by which truck traffic could avoid the navigation limitations of the highly congested downtown section of our City; and

WHEREAS,  on this 14th day of May, 2019, the Board of Aldermen of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, did meet in open and regular session in order to consider this Resolution; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Aldermen of the City of Breaux Bridge authorizes and directs Mayor Ricky J. Calais to request the assistance of and funding from the Acadiana Metropolitan Planning organization and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development in support of the extension of Highway 94 from Rees Street to Doyle Melancon Road.

This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon its adoption.

By motion of Aldermen Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Aldermen Eddy LeBlanc, the above Resolution was adopted by the following vote on this 14th day of May, 2019:

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

NAYS: None 

ABSENT: None         

ABSTAIN: None                                                                               

AND THIS RESOLUTION was declared adopted as of the 14th day of May, 2019.

CERTIFICATE

            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 May 14, 2019, at which time a quorum was present and voting.

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     KRISTI LEBLANC, CLERK                                                                             

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen introduced Ordinance #2249 (An Ordinance to amend the Municipal Budget for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 according to the terms and figures contained in the attached exhibit identified as Exhibit “A”).

Upon motion of Scotty Borel, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen introduced Ordinance #2250 (An Ordinance to adopt the municipal budget for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 according to the terms and figures contained in the attached exhibit identified as Exhibit A”).

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen introduced Ordinance #2251 (An Ordinance requiring a permit for use of municipal property for business operations in the City of Breaux Bridge requiring the provision of certain information prior to issuance of such permit; and otherwise providing with respect thereto).

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a Resolution of Substantial Completion for the East Bridge Street and Kelli Drive Sewer Extension Project contract with MP Dumesnil Construction Company, LLC.

RESOLUTION OF SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF BREAUX BRIDGE OF THE PARISH OF ST. MARTIN, LOUISIANA, AN ACT OF SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION FROM MP DUMESNIL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC, CONTRACTOR, PERTAINING TO THE COMPLETION OF A CONTRACT FOR E. BRIDGE STREET & KELLI DRIVE SEWER EXTENSION.

            WHEREAS, MP Dumesnil Construction Company, L.L.C., as Contractor, has substantially completed the E. Bridge Street & Kelli Drive Sewer Extension Project, for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, as of April 1, 2019, in accordance with the plans and specifications contained in the Contract Documents pertaining thereto, with the exceptions noted on the list of deficiencies attached hereto; and

            WHEREAS, the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana desired to accept the work as being substantially complete, subject to the correction within the lien period of the listed deficiencies;

            NOW, THEREFORE, IT BE RESOLVED by the City of Breaux Bridge, of the Parish of St. Martin, Louisiana, that the Mayor of the said City of Breaux Bridge be and is hereby empowered, authorized and directed to execute an Act of Substantial Completion, accepting the work as being substantially complete and that the Mayor be authorized and directed to have a copy of said Notice of Substantial Completion recorded in the Conveyance Records of the Parish of St. Martin, State of Louisiana.

            The foregoing resolution was offered by Neil Melancon and seconded by Eddy LeBlanc.

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

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

NAYS:            None

ABSTAIN:     None

ABSENT:       None

            AND the resolution was declared adopted on this the 14th day of May, 2019.

/s/ Ricky Calais                                              

Ricky Calais, Mayor

/s/ Kristi LeBlanc       

Kristi LeBlanc, City Clerk     

NOTICE OF SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION

            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 E. Bridge Street & Kelli Drive Sewer Extension Project, City of Breaux Bridge by MP Dumesnil Construction Company, L.L.C., Contractor, under its contract with said firm of date July 10, 2018, and recorded as Act No. 519771 in the Mortgage Records of the 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: _______________________________

                                                                                                Mayor

Date:  15th day of May, 2019.

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen voted to enter Executive Session to discuss a pending legal matter.

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen voted to exit Executive Session.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Scotty Borel and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen accepted the City Attorneys’ recommendation for resolution regarding pending litigation.

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

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Kristi LeBlanc                                                             Ricky J. Calais

City Clerk                                                                   Mayor