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, NOVEMBER 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.

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the minutes of the October 8, 2019 regular City Council meeting were approved.

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen opened the public hearing on Ordinance #2255 (an Ordinance to amend Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances by the repeal, amendment, revision, enactment and/or re-enactment of Sections 23-5.19 through 23-5.19.16, and 23-7.8.15 regarding zoning regulations).

            Planning and Zoning Director, Amanda LeBlanc gave a brief explanation of the changes in this Ordinance.  The changes will affect Rees Street from Latiolais Street to Refinery Street on both sides, new subdivisions and any new buildings.  We will have street lighting, plants, trees, etc.  This pertains to new construction, any new retrogrades for development whether subdivisions and or commercial.

            Mayor Ricky Calais stated that this is from the study that was done on the Rees Street Corridor.  This is a document that we would adopt making official some of the changes and improvements we might want to pursue over the course of the next several years.  Rees Street is the front door to our community and we want to make it as inviting and successful as possible.  

Mike Hollier explained the process of the Rees Street study and its changes.

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen closed the public hearing on Ordinance #2255. 

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted Ordinance #2255.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2255   

An ordinance to amend Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances by the repeal, amendment, revision, enactment, and/or re-enactment of Sections 23-5.19 through 23-5.19.16 and Section 23-7.8.15 regarding zoning regulations.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Board of Alderman for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana duly convened in regular session on the 12th day of November 2019, that:

The Code of Ordinances for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana be amended by the repeal, amendment, revision, enactment, and/or re-enactment of Sections 23-5.19 through 23-5.19.16 Section 23-7.8.15 as follows:

Sec. 23-5.19. – C-6, Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial District.

 The Comprehensive Plan identifies La. Hwy. 328/Rees Street as a Major Roadway in the community.  A corridor design plan including underground utilities, street cross-sections, land use, access, drainage, signage, lighting, and buildings are critical considerations for long term development.  Interstate Highway 10, Grand Point Highway, Main Street, and Rees Street are entirely different and uniquely configured roadways with land use improvements and needs very different in scope, character and regulation. The Comprehensive Plan notes the commercial area of Breaux Bridge now and into the future is focused on Rees Street.  Design aesthetics, both public and private, should be and are recommended for special attention and consideration

Sec. 23-5.19.1. – Purpose.

The Comprehensive Plan emphasizes and reiterates importance and need for community character in future development.  As a primary commercial roadway in the City of Breaux Bridge the Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District is established to address the physical development needs of this Major Roadway over the long term.  The evolution of Rees Street over time is accomplished through the stated actions of the Comprehensive Plan.   Protection and enhancement of property value investment through land use, multi-modal transportation infrastructure, and community aesthetics are fundamental to meet desired Plan goals and objectives.  The responsibilities of both public and private interests are centered on an Advanced Arterial Design for Rees Street defined and adopted by the Planning Commission and approved with support and implementation by the Board of Aldermen.  

Sec. 23-5.19.2. – Definitions.

(a)        Full Cut-off Lighting Fixture means a lighting fixture from which no light output is emitted at or above a horizontal plane drawn through the bottom of the lighting fixture.

(b)        Banquette is a pedestrian way, path or sidewalk constructed parallel with a public street.

(c)        Enhanced Street Front Public Servitude is a public servitude provided by the property owner fronting the public street for purpose of installation and maintenance of underground utilities, street trees, banquette, and commercial signage outside of the public street right-of-way.

(d)       Sports Bar is characterized by a minimum number of twenty (20) direct on-line visual TV screens providing live action sporting events and food service with alcohol. 

(e)        High Density Residential is defined in this zoning district as a minimum of ten (10) residential units per acre placed on second floor or above in a single building.

(f)        Street Tree will be recommended by Mayor or appointed committee.

(g)        Joint Access Servitude is the legal agreement document between two adjacent property owners allowing joint public access from a public street for buildable lots of record.

(h)        Monument Signs are permanent free-standing ground signs of monolithic construction.

Sec. 23-5.19.3. – Permitted Uses.

The Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District allows for a mix of commercial land uses including medical service, business office, general retail, restaurants, entertainment and athletic centers, equipment sales, fueling stations, food centers, department stores, business services, parking garages, vehicle repair shops, sports bars, plant nursery sales, convenience stores, overnight camping/recreational vehicle parks, personal services, movie theaters, hotels, and motels.  The zoning district allows for a select mix of high density residential provided above first floor ground commercial uses. Single family residential is allowable, but not encouraged.

Sec. 23-5.19.4. – Prohibited Uses.

The Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District prohibits light or heavy manufacturing, schools, public works, government services or facilities (except public parks and gateways), storage facilities, distribution centers, light or heavy industrial facilities or services, agriculture, bars/lounges (unless a minor service of a restaurant or “sports bar” as defined for the district), waste transfer facility, shipping container sales, animal kennels, environmental clean-up facilities, re-cycling centers, religious houses of worship, cemeteries, mobile homes, funeral homes, and nursing homes.

Sec. 23-5.19.5. – Requirements.

Rees Street (La. Hwy. 328) public and private infrastructure design and implementation is divided into three area levels of responsibility:  (a) Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) for state highway right-of-way infrastructure – roadway, signal lights, roundabouts, curbing, drainage, medians, cross walks, bikeways, pavement, pavement markings, signage and turning lanes; (b) City of Breaux Bridge for street tree landscape, banquette, pedestrian lighting, transit stops, and transportation gateways; and (c) property  owner, business owner, or developer for buildings, parking, joint access agreements, community icon, private landscaping, drainage retention, commercial signage, street address display and public servitudes.

1.         The Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District applies to property adjacent to the roadway right-of-way for a maximum depth of eight hundred (800) feet or as noted on the official zoning map for the district.

2.         Minimum Lot Area:    None

3.         Enhanced Street Front Public Servitude:  Twenty (20) feet lot depth (from the roadway right-of-way into buildable lot of record) extending width of lot.

4.         Side Yard Requirements:  Seven (7) feet minimum which may be landscaped or hard surfaced.

5.         Rear Yard Requirements: Seven (7) feet minimum including a vegetative buffer of five (5) feet planted with Hedge Bamboo, Bambusa Multiplex (a non-invasive variety with thick foliage), spacing five (5) feet on center.

6.         City Infrastructure: When new development is approved for a buildable lot in the Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District, the City will plan to execute provision for installation of, pedestrian lights, banquettes (multipurpose path), and street trees located in the Enhanced Street Front Public Servitude of the buildable lot.  The installation of these improvements shall be in accordance with the Rees Street Advanced Arterial Design Plan adopted cross section.

Sec. 23-5.19.6. – Major Roadway Network.

Rees Street is a designated State Highway Route – La. Hwy. 328 and is the responsibility of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).  All infrastructure improvements within this state right-of-way are subject to DOTD review, approval and permitting.  Rees Street/La. Hwy. 328 is identified as a Major Roadway on the Acadiana Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Major Roadway Network (MRN).  And, Rees Street is a major street corridor on the Transportation Element of the City of Breaux Bridge Comprehensive Plan. The three public entities have coordinated to develop and adopt the “Advanced Arterial Design” cross section plan for this important transportation link and commercial corridor within the City of Breaux Bridge.  Prior to the issuance of any permit in the Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District for installation or construction, the final adopted “Advanced Arterial Design” (AAD) and its component parts must be considered and applied.

Sec. 23-5.19.7. – Landscaping.

Landscaping requirements for new development on a buildable lot in the zoning district is divided into two parts:   (a) Public Street Trees placed by the City of Breaux Bridge in the Enhanced Street Public Servitude; and (b) Land owner landscaping, including buffer strip requirements comprising a total minimum of ten percent (10%) of the buildable lot.

Sec. 23-5.19.8. – Signage.

Signage in the Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District shall follow the general requirements established in Section 23-7.8 for signs in this ordinance with one fundamental exception:  Free standing commercial signs are restricted to Monument Signs with a forty percent (40%) limitation of the sign face to Changeable Messaging. 

Conformity Term Period:  Free standing signs existing in the Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District are required to be in conformity with this Section of the zoning regulations not later than January 1, 2034.

Sec. 23-5.19.9. – Street Lighting.

The City of Breaux Bridge is responsible for lighting subject to permit review and approval by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).

Sec. 23-5.19.10. – Off-street Parking.

There are no “Off-Street” parking spaces required in the Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District.  Should a property owner, business owner, developer, or resident request to include parking spaces on the approved buildable lot of record those parking spaces shall be identified and placed in the rear of the primary lot building and adjacent to and accessible by side lots of record.  Side yard lot parking is allowable but may not constitute more than twenty percent (20%) of the total parking provided.

Sec. 23-5.19.11. – Building Exterior Materials.

The exterior (excluding roofs) of new buildings within the Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District shall consist of one or any combination of the following materials:  brick, wood, glass, stucco, stone, or a specific durable material subject to approval by the Planning Commission.

Sec. 23-5.19.12. – Community Icon.

The Breaux Bridge community icon is the “Crawfish”.  New development within the Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District is encouraged to include this community icon visibly from the public street.  There is no material, size or design standard for the required displayed icon other than it shall be recognizable and not abstracted.  Developers shall submit details of the icon as part of development review and/or permitting.  Property owners, business owners and developers are encouraged to utilize creative local artists whenever practical in meeting this requirement.

Sec. 23-5.19.13. – Banquette.

A seven (7) foot wide banquette/sidewalk/multipurpose path is planned within the Enhance Street Front Public Servitude to be constructed by the City of Breaux Bridge.  Banquettes are required along all other streets within the Rees Street Enhanced Arterial Commercial Zoning District and built to general standards approved by the City of Breaux Bridge and provided by the property owner, business owner or developer where applicable.

Sec. 23-5.19.14. – Joint Access.

Joint access between and among adjacent property owners fronting on Rees Street is required.  A legal joint access agreement template shall be provided to affected property owners based on submitted development plans which shall be made a part of approval and permitting.  Joint access shall apply to Rees Street frontage access and rear/backage access. 

The purpose of the Front Joint Access Agreement is to reduce curb cuts on the Major Roadway and improve capacity. The purpose of the Rear Joint Access Agreement is to provide for interconnectivity between approved buildable lots to accommodate traffic and development safety.  The rear joint access servitude shall extend the width of the lot. Extenuating site circumstances may make joint access impractical and the planning commission may review and grant an exception to the joint access requirement when deemed appropriate.

Sec. 23-5.19.15. – Reserved.

Sec. 23-5.19.16. – Reserved.

Sec. 23-7.8.15. –   Appeals.

Appeals to the Board of Adjustment may be taken by any party whose application for a permit has been denied under Sections 23-7.8.   Such appeal shall be taken in accordance with Section 23-11.2, as may be amended, from time to time.

Requests for Variances or Adjustments to these regulations may be submitted to the Board of Adjustment through the appropriate application process which requires the applicant to identify the specific variance or adjustment to be addressed.  The applicant must appear in person, not by proxy, before the Board of Adjustment for consideration of a variance or adjustment to these zoning regulations.  Failure to so appear will render variance or adjustment consideration null and void.  When a variance or adjustment is approved by the Board, that variance or adjustment shall be site specific, and shall not be a waiver of any aspects of this ordinance for other sites within the City of Breaux Bridge.  Appeal of decisions of the Board of Adjustment (Board of Aldermen) may be filed with the District Court.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, that all other ordinances and provisions of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, that are in conflict with the provisions hereof are hereby declared to be repealed to the extent any such conflict exists.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, duly convened in regular session on the 12th day of November, 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 Eddy LeBlanc, seconded by Ryan Breaux, and upon verification and assurance that the foregoing ordinance was:

  1. Introduced on October 8, 2019, at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Alderman 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 the notice of the time and place of its consideration for formal adoption; and
  4. Presented at a public hearing held on the 12th day of November, 2019,

The Board of Aldermen, on the 12th day of November, 2019, adopted Ordinance Number 2255 by virtue of the following votes:

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

ABSENTIONS: None

ATTEST:                                                                               APPROVED:

______________________                                                    ________________________

KRISTI LEBLANC,                                                              RICKY CALAIS,

CITY CLERK                                                                                    MAYOR

______________________                                                    ________________________

DATE                                                                                     DATE

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen opened the public hearing on Ordinance #2256 (An Ordinance to amend Chapter 23 of the code of Ordinances for the city of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, by the repeal, amendment, revision, enactment, and/or reclassification of 23-5.16 through 23-5.16.9 adopted per Ordinance 2247 to Sections 23-5.17 through 23-5.17.9, regarding zoning regulations.)

            City Attorney, Bart Hebert stated that this is not a new law.  It is two ordinances that were passed with zoning regulations already but one overlapped the other in the numbering so basically we are moving the numbering to represent them accurately.

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen closed the public hearing on Ordinance #2256.

Upon motion of Ernest Ledet, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted Ordinance #2256.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2256

            An ordinance to amend Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, by the repeal, amendment, revision, enactment, and/or reclassification of Sections 23-5.16 through 23-5.16.9 adopted per Ordinance 2247 to Sections 23-5.17 through 23-5.17.9, regarding zoning regulations.

            BE IT KNOWN that Ordinance 2235 affecting various sections of the City’s zoning regulations including, but not limited to, Sections 23-5.16 through 23-5.16.8, was adopted by the Board of Aldermen on December 12, 2017 and approved by the Mayor on December 12, 2017.

            BE IT KNOWN that Ordinance 2247 affecting various sections of the City’s zoning regulations including, but not limited to, Sections 23-5.16 through 23-5.16.9, was adopted by the Board of Aldermen on October 9, 2018 and approved by the Mayor on October 9, 2018.

            BE IT KNOWN that through clerical error and inadvertence Ordinance 2247 incorrectly identified some new sections of the City’s zoning regulations as Sections 23-5.16 through 23-5.16.9, when such sections should have been identified as Sections 23-5.17 through 23-5.17.9, and it is now necessary to correct this clerical error and reclassify those Sections as 23-5.17 through 23-5.17.9.

            BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Alderman for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana duly convened in regular session on the 12th day of November, 2019, that:

            Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, adopted as Sections 23-5.16 through 23-5.16.9 as per Ordinance 2247 be reclassified as Sections 23-5.17 through 23-5.17.9, as follows:

Sec. 23-5.17. – Traditional Neighborhood Development District.

Sec. 23-5.17.1. – Purpose.

The purpose and guiding principles of the Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) is   create a range of housing opportunities and choices, create walkable neighborhoods, encourage distinctive, attractive design with a strong sense of place, include public and private sustainable infrastructure wherever possible, provide a variety of transportation options and preserve natural beauty and critical environmental areas.  These desirable objectives are reiterated in the Breaux Bridge Comprehensive Plan and should accomplish cost effectiveness in both short term and long term physical and fiscal urban growth and development in the City. 

A Traditional Neighborhood Development District is established for one of two purposes: Development of new neighborhoods, structured on a network of interconnecting pedestrian oriented streets and other public spaces.  The TND provides a balanced mix of activities and has a recognizable center and clearly defined edges.  The TND may also be used to redesign, redevelop (reinvigorate) and infill older existing urban neighborhoods.

Sec. 23-5.17.2. – Definitions.

(a)        Binding Conditions:  Property owners and/or developers submitting “Concept Review Plans” within the Zoning District may be approved subject to specific conditions binding on the property owner and/or developer for final plan approval and the issuance of any construction permits.

(b)        Concept Review Plans: Land development proposals submitted to the Planning Commission for preliminary review and consideration prior to final review and approval.

(c)        Lighting: All outdoor lighting fixtures, including without limitation, ground pole, and building mounted fixtures and canopy lighting of a design and type containing shields, reflectors, fracture panels or recessed light such that the cutoff angle is 90 degrees or less.  For purposes herein, the cutoff angle is that angle formed by a line drawn from the direction of light rays at the light source and a line perpendicular to the ground from the light source above which no light is permitted.   

(d)       Sustainability: The organizing guidance of development which includes four interconnected domains of ecology, economics, politics and culture which are capable of being continued with minimal long-term effect on the environment.  For the purposes of this zoning district, all development proposals shall include property owner/developer discretionary mitigation designs to address minimal impacts on the environment through land use, building design and construction, energy use, drainage, air quality, renewable resources, waste disposal, etc.

Sec. 23-5.17.3. – TND GENERAL DESIGN PARAMETERS: NEW DEVELOPMENT

Traditional Neighborhood Development plans shall include the following design parameters for new developments on un-platted (vacant) property:

1.         Traditional Neighborhood Development project must include a minimum of thirty (30) acres. 

2.         Architecture themes for the overall development or for each component section.

3.         A center or focal point location which may be a park, square, natural feature, building, clock tower, fountain, statue or other public art piece.   

4.         Edge features which clearly identify entrances/exits (gateways) with adjacent streets.

5.         All buildable lots, irrespective of land use, must front on a public street right-of-way.

6.         All residential buildings are encouraged to have a rear private alley access.

7.         All buildable lots, irrespective of land use, must be served by underground utilities.

8.         All public streets shall include public sidewalks with a minimum seven (7) foot width on both sides of the right-of-way.

9.         Street trees shall be designated and required on both sides of each public street irrespective of right-of-way width.  Street trees shall be located between the inside edge of the sidewalk and the street curb, except where a front yard exists, the street tree may be placed in a street tree servitude between the outside edge of the sidewalk and lot building.

10.       Ten (10%) percent of the TND project geography shall be dedicated for public open space excluding public street right-of-way.

11.       Service mail postal delivery for all buildable lots, irrespective of land use, must be centralized at a location within five hundred (500) feet of development project center or focal point location.

12.       It is recommended that the community icon be incorporated prominently in the development architecture in one of the following options:  street lights, landscape furniture, buildings, public spaces, or gateways.

13.       Public streets shall have a minimum thirty (30) foot right-of-way inclusive of street tree planting strips and sidewalks.

14.       Signage shall be limited to minimum allowed in Section 23-7.8 of this zoning ordinance.

15.       All off-street parking provided for commercial/business/residential land uses shall be located in the rear of buildings on buildable lots.

16.       Not more than five (5) percent of the residential units in the TND development may be built or utilized for rental market purposes.

17.       The Traditional Neighborhood Development project shall establish and sustain a private development association of property owners with monthly financial assessments (reviewed and assessed annually) sufficient to maintain public spaces and street trees within the development geography. 

18.       Street lights shall utilize LED (Light Emitting Diodes) and be designed for down-lighting.

19.       Residential density must be not less than five (5) units per acre overall, but may vary from street to street within development geography.

20.       Development sustainability is a desirable goal for Traditional Neighborhood Development and both public and private infrastructure should have and are encouraged to apply sustainability to the highest degree practical in the project.

21.       Not more than twenty (20) percent of the land use within the development may be non-residential at grade level.  Vertical structures above the first floor may be unrestricted in use.

22.       Community Development District(s) may be required and established for the project subject to the viability of a property owners association.

Sec. 23-5.17.4 – TND RESERVED.

Sec. 23-5.17.5. – TND RESERVED.

Sec. 23-5.17.6. – TND GENERAL DESIGN PARAMETERS – RE-DEVELOPMENT

Traditional Neighborhood Development for revitalization or redevelopment in older established neighborhoods shall include the following design parameters:

1.         Traditional Neighborhood Development project must include a minimum of twenty residential or limited mixed use recognized buildable lots 

2.         Architecture theme or style for overall development.

3.         TND Edge Features which clearly identify entrances/exits (gateways) on existing streets.

4.         All buildable lots, irrespective of land use, must front on a public street right-of-way.

5.         All residential buildings are encouraged to have a rear private alley access.

6.         All buildable lots, irrespective of land use, must be served by underground utilities.

7.         All public streets bordering or included in the TND boundary shall include public sidewalks with a minimum seven (7) foot width on applicable lots.

8.         Street trees shall be designated and required on both sides of each public street irrespective of right-of-way width.  Street trees shall be located between the inside edge of the banquette and the street curb, except where a front yard exists, the street tree may be placed in a street tree servitude between the outside edge of the banquette and lot building.  When only one side of a public street is included in the TND boundary, only the applicable side of the street is required to have street trees and sidewalks.

9.         Service mail postal delivery for all buildable lots within the TND district boundary, irrespective of land use, must be centralized at a designated location.

10.       It is recommended that the community icon be incorporated prominently in the development architecture in one of the following options:  street lights, landscape furniture, buildings, public spaces, or gateways.

11.       Existing public streets shall have a minimum thirty (30) foot right-of-way inclusive of street tree planting strips and sidewalks.

12.       Signage shall be limited to minimum allowed in Section 23-7.8 of this zoning ordinance.

13.       All off-street parking provided for commercial/business/residential land uses shall be located in the rear of buildings on approved buildable lots.

14.       Not more than five (5) percent of the residential units in the TND development may be built or utilized for rental market purposes.

15.       A Traditional Neighborhood Development for Redevelopment shall include a Community Development District (in accordance with state enabling legislation) approved and adopted by the City of Breaux Bridge Board of Aldermen and effect all buildable lots within the TND development geography. 

16.       Street lights shall utilize LED (Light Emitting Diodes) and be designed for down-lighting.

17.       Residential density must be not less than five (5) units per acre overall, but may vary from street to street within development geography.

18.       All buildable lots within the development geography of the TND must be contiguous except where separated by a public street.

19.       Sustainability is a desirable and primary goal in Traditional Neighborhood Development and both public and private infrastructure should have and are encouraged to identify and utilize sustainability tools, techniques, design and applications to the highest degree practical in the TND district.

20.       Not more than twenty (20) percent of the land use within the development may be non-residential at grade level.  Vertical structures above the first floor may be unrestricted in use.

21.       All existing public streets with TND development properties fronting or adjacent thereto must be identified in the Concept Review Plan and include an evaluation of public infrastructure needs by the City.

22.       All structures within the TND shall be planned and designed for permanent installation.           

Sec. 23-5.17.7. – TND RESERVED.

Sec. 23-5.17.8. – TND RESERVED.

Sec. 23-5.17.9. – GENERAL ZONING REGULATIONS.

General Zoning Regulations not in conflict with Section 23-5.17 through 23-5.17.8 are applicable in the Traditional Neighborhood Development Zoning District.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, that all other ordinances and provisions of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, that are in conflict with the provisions hereof are hereby declared to be repealed to the extent any such conflict exists.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, 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.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the Board of Alderman for the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, duly convened in regular session on the 12th day of November, 2019, that 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 of the Mayor of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana without signature or veto, or upon an override of a veto, whichever occurs first.

            UPON MOTION of Ernest “E.J.” Ledet, seconded by Neil Melancon, and upon verification and assurance that the foregoing ordinance was:

  1. Introduced on October 8, 2019, at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Alderman 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 the notice of the time and place of its consideration for formal adoption; and
  4. Presented at a public hearing held on the 12th day of November, 2019,

The Board of Aldermen, on the 12th day of November, 2019, adopted Ordinance Number 2256 by virtue of the following votes:

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

ABSENTIONS: None

ATTEST:                                                                               APPROVED:

______________________                                                    ________________________

KRISTI LEBLANC,                                                              RICKY CALAIS,

CITY CLERK                                                                                    MAYOR

______________________                                                    ________________________

DATE                                                                                     DATE

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the following three names to be submitted for the Retirement Community Oversight Committee.  The names are Steve Frey, Dennis Potier and Brandi McKnight.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen authorized Mayor Ricky Calais to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor/Intergovernmental Agreement with the Parish Government in regards to abating the tax North of I-10, should the 1% Sales Tax proposed by the City pass on Saturday November 16, 2019.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen awarded the bid to M.P. Dumesnil Construction, LLC for the sewer extension project North of I-10.

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

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Kristi LeBlanc, CMC                                                           Ricky J. Calais

City Clerk                                                                              Mayor