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 11, 2021.

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

Preset: Ryan Breaux, Scotty Borel, E.J. Ledet, Neil Melancon, Eddy LeBlanc

Absent: None

Monthly budget-to-actual comparisons on the General Funds, Sales Tax Funds, Park and Recreation Fund, and Utility Funds were distributed to the Councilmen and Mayor.

Upon motion of E.J. Ledet, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the following addition to the agenda:

            Item #13 – Report by Wille Bergeron representing CLECO

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by E.J. Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the April 13, 2021 City Council Meeting.

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen opened the public hearing pertaining to the submission of an application for funding under the State of Louisiana FY 2022-2023 Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program.

Upon motion of E.J. Ledet, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, there being no public input, the public hearing was closed.

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a Resolution authorizing submittal of FY 2022-2023 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant Application, and entering into agreements associated with administration and engineering services.

RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUMMITAL OF FY 2022/2023 LOUISIANA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT APPLICATION, AND ENTERING INTO AGREEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH ADMINISTRATION AND ENGINEERING SERVICES

WHEREAS,the City of Breaux Bridge (“City”) desires to submit a fiscal year 2022/2023 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (“LCDBG”) Public Facilities application (the “Application”); and,

WHEREAS, the City intends to use local funds to pay for administrative costs up to and including pre-agreement costs, administrative consultant fees, and any other administrative costs incurred by the City associated with the Application; and,

WHEREAS, the City intends to use local funds to pay for engineering costs up to and including pre-agreement costs, basic engineering design, topographic surveying, project representation, construction phase services and any other engineering costs incurred by the City associated with the Application; and,

WHEREAS, the City desires to enter into an agreement with Frye Magee, LLC, to perform all administrative consulting services associated with the Application, which includes assistance with developing the Application, and thereafter performing all administrative consulting duties following a grant award; and,

WHEREAS, the City desires to enter into an agreement with Domingue, Szabo and Associates, Inc., to perform all engineering consulting services associates with the Application, which includes assistance with developing the Application, and thereafter performing all engineering consulting services, including basic engineering design, topographic surveying, project representation, construction phase services and any other engineering costs incurred by the City, following a grant award.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA:

  1. The City enters into an agreement with Frye Magee, LLC to develop and submit the Application, and thereafter to perform all administrative consulting duties following a grant award.
  • The City enters into an agreement with Domingue, Szabo and Associates, Inc. to assist with the development of the Application, and thereafter to perform all engineering consulting services, including basic engineering design, topographic surveying, project representation, construction phase services and any other engineering costs incurred by the City, following a grant award.
  • The Mayor is authorized to execute respective agreements with Frye Magee, LLC and Domingue, Szabo and Associates, Inc., and to execute and submit the Application, as well as all related documents, to be on such other terms and conditions as he shall deem advisable, and to do any and all things necessary and proper to carry out this Resolution and to fulfill its objectives and purposes.
  • This Resolution shall become effective upon final adoption and signature of the Mayor.

Said Resolution having been read and considered by a quorum of the Board of Aldermen, a record vote was taken and the following result was had:

YEA: Ryan Breaux, Scotty Borel, E.J. Ledet, Neil Melancon, Eddy LeBlanc

NAY: None

ABSENT: None

 WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Resolution duly adopted in full on this _11th day of _May_, 2021.

ATTEST:

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            Kristi M. LeBlanc, Clerk                                                Ricky J. Calais, Mayor

Upon motion of E.J. Ledet, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen introduced Ordinance #2270 (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, 2021 be amended according to the terms and figures contained in the attached exhibit identified as “Exhibit A”).

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen introduced Ordinance #2271 (Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana that the Municipal Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022 be adopted according to the terms and figures contained in the attached exhibit identified as “Exhibit A”).

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen introduced Ordinance #2272 (An ordinance approving and adopting and Annual Plan for Repair and Maintenance of the Municipality Infrastructure for the fiscal year 2021-2022 to be funded through the use of tax proceeds generated by the special tax imposed by Sales Tax District No. 1 of the City of Breaux Bridge, State of Louisiana, and providing for matters in connection therewith.)

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a Resolution approving the creation of the “Technology Fund” pursuant to the Louisiana R.S. 13:1910.

The following resolution was offered by Eddy LeBlanc and seconded by Ryan Breaux.

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CREATION OF THE “TECHNOLOGY FUND” PURSUANT TO LOUISIANA R.S. 13:1910

WHEREAS, Louisiana law, through Revised Statute 13:1910, permits the creation of “Technology Fund” and the imposition of a service charge not to exceed ten dollars per civil filing and in each proceeding where a fine is imposed or court costs are ordered, to be paid to the Clerk of Court at the time of filing, in addition to all other fines, costs, or forfeitures lawfully imposed; and

WHEREAS, that same statute allows for the monies collected in accordance with this statute to be forwarded to the City Court and placed in an account which the Court shall have control over the funds and disbursements made, and shall be dedicated exclusively to the acquisition, leasing, construction, equipping, and maintenance of the new of existing City Court; and

WHEREAS, the City Court must obtain prior approval of the local governing authority within the territorial jurisdiction of the City Court before the fund is created and the fees authorized can be imposed;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the governing authority of the City of Breaux Bridge, State of Louisiana, acting in such capacity does hereby approve the creation of the “Technology Fund” and the imposition of any fines or service charges imposed in accordance with Louisiana R.S. 13:1910.

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

        ABSTAINED: None

And the resolution was declared adopted on this 12th day of May, 2021, and effective upon the signature of the Mayor on this 12th day of May, 2021.

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                                                                                                   Ricky Calais, Mayor
                                                                                                   City of Breaux Bridge

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Kristi LeBlanc, Clerk
City of Breaux Bridge

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