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, OCTOBER 9, 2018.

 

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

 

Present: Brenda Castille Hobbs, Howard Alexander, Ernest “E.J.” Ledet, Glenn Michael Angelle and Eddy LeBlanc

 

Absent: None

 

Upon motion of E.J Ledet, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the September 11, 2018 city council meeting.

 

Alderman Brenda Castille Hobbs of District A gave the following report:

 

“District A is going to start with something in reference to our planning and zoning commission.  For those of you that may not know that our planning and zoning commission is composed of seven members who are recommended by the mayor and appointed by the council.  At present we have one woman on the planning and zoning commission and six men serve.  To be eligible to serve on this commission the candidate must be domiciled in the city limits and must be duly registered to vote.  Earlier a recommendation was made and we had reappointed Mr. David Buck at that time.  We learned later that Mr. Buck is domiciled at his home in Arnaudville and registered to vote in St. Landry Parish. This is no way a disparagement of any kind about Mr. Buck because he has done a lot of wonderful things in our community, but I wanted to make sure that everybody understood that the residential requirement is that you be domiciled in the city limits of Breaux Bridge and that you be duly registered to vote. So knowing that, I hope this kind of clarifies any misinformation that might be circulating.  Thank you.”

 

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen opened a public hearing for Ordinance #2247 (An ordinance to amend Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances by the repeal, amendment, revision, enactment, and/or re-enactment of Sections 23-5.2 through 23-5.6, 23-5.16 through 23-5.16.9, and Sections 23-7.6. through 23-7.8.15 regarding zoning regulations).

 

Amanda LeBlanc gave a brief explanation of the changes and additions outlined in this ordinance pertaining to Planning and Zoning.  Councilman Hobbs asked for clarification of the definitions of private versus recreational uses.  Ms. LeBlanc directed Mrs. Hobbs to where she could find those definitions within the Ordinance.

Ms. LeBlanc gave an explanation of traditional neighborhood developments (TND).  The Mayor explained that some municipalities are moving toward this type of zoning.  It differs from older zoning structures by allowing developers to submit plans for an entire neighborhood which would include commercial and different types of residential zones instead of carving out and zoning small portions of the neighborhood to comply with zoning regulations. The planning and zoning commission could view and approve a plan for an entire neighborhood that would include mixed use zoning.

Councilman Eddy LeBlanc mentioned his concern that this might open the door to other situations like Simon Estates.  The Mayor responded that it would most likely be a benefit to the City to have more neighborhoods like this.

Attorney Bart Hebert requested that the following portion of the Ordinance be removed as it is no longer pertinent to the current version (Sec. 23-5.16.3):

‘except in official designated redevelopment/re-vitalization urban areas (See Section 23-5.16.4). Note- that this section is left blank marked “Reserved”’.

Mayor Calais briefly explained Sec 23-7.6 regarding Antennas and Communications Towers as well as Sec. 23-7.8.4 regarding signs.  Mayor Calais mentioned that this would have the biggest effect on businesses and urged the council to consider this carefully. He pointed out the benefits and the drawbacks of such strict regulations.

Councilman Hobbs commented that the Ordinance was very comprehensive and even listed 76 different types of signs and defined each.

Mayor Calais mentioned that Mike Hollier was instrumental in helping to compose this Ordinance.

 

Upon motion of Brenda Castille Hobbs, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen closed the Public Hearing for Ordinance #2247 (An ordinance to amend Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances by the repeal, amendment, revision, enactment, and/or re-enactment of Sections 23-5.2 through 23-5.6, 23-5.16 through 23-5.16.9, and Sections 23-7.6. through 23-7.8.15 regarding zoning regulations).

 

Upon motion of Brenda Castille Hobbs, duly seconded by Howard Alexander and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen voted to adopt Ordinance # 2247 (An ordinance to amend Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances by the repeal, amendment, revision, enactment, and/or re-enactment of Sections 23-5.2 through 23-5.6, 23-5.16 through 23-5.16.9, and Sections 23-7.6. through 23-7.8.15 regarding zoning regulations).

 

 

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2247

An ordinance to amend Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances by the repeal, amendment, revision, enactment, and/or re-enactment of Sections 23-5.2 through 23-5.6, 23-5.16 through 23-5.16.9, and Sections 23-7.6. through 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 9th  day of October 2018, 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 23-5.2 through 23-5.6, Sections 23-5.16 through 23-5.16.9, and Sections 23-7.6. through 23-7.8.15 as follows:

Sec. 23-5.2. – R-1, Single family residential.

Permitted uses: Single family dwellings, churches and temples, public and private schools (this includes public and private nursery schools and kindergartens but does not include trade and business schools), parks and playgrounds, private recreational uses, libraries and museums, private gardens, plant nurseries, home occupation and accessory uses, cemeteries and mausoleums.

Minimum lot area:  Ten thousand (10,000) square feet per family.

Minimum yards:  Front depth thirty (30) feet set back from the street line right-of-way. Front width one hundred (100) feet. Side yard total width must equal twenty percent (20%) of lot width. Side yard minimum width per side equals ten (10) feet. Rear yard must equal twenty (20%) of lot depth but is not required to exceed twenty-five (25) feet.

Sec. 23-5.3. – R-2, Single family residential district.

Permitted uses: Single family dwellings, churches and temples, public and private schools (this includes public and private nursery schools and kindergartens but does not include trade and business schools), parks and playgrounds, private recreational uses, libraries and museums, private gardens, plant nurseries, home occupation and accessory uses, cemeteries and mausoleums.

Minimum lot area:  Seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet per family.

Minimum yards:  Front depth twenty (20) feet set back from street right-of-way. Front width seventy-five (75) feet. Side yard total twenty percent (20%) of lot width. Side minimum seven (7) feet. Rear twenty percent (20%) of lot depth but is not required to exceed twenty five (25) feet.

Sec. 23-5.4. – R-3, Single family residential district.

Permitted uses: Single family dwellings, churches and temples, public and private schools (this includes public and private nursery schools and kindergartens but does not include trade and business schools), parks and playgrounds, school board, private recreational uses, libraries and museums, private gardens, plant nurseries, home occupation and accessory uses, cemeteries and mausoleums.

Minimum lot area: Five thousand (5,000) square feet per family.

Minimum yards: Front depth fifteen (15) feet set back from street right-of-way. Front width fifty (50) feet. Side total width twenty percent (20%) of lot width. Side minimum width per side five (5) feet. Rear twenty percent (20%) of lot depth not required to exceed twenty five (25) feet.

Sec. 23-5.5. – R-4, Single family residential, mobile homes.

Permitted uses:  Single family dwellings, churches and temples, public and private schools (this includes public and private nursery schools and kindergartens but does not include trade and business schools), parks and playgrounds, private recreational uses, libraries and museums, private gardens, plant nurseries, home occupation and accessory uses.

Minimum lot area: Four thousand (4,000) square feet per family.

Minimum yards:  Front depth fifteen (15) feet set back line from street right-of-way. Front width forty (40) feet. Side yard with minimum per side five (5) feet. Rear yard twenty percent (20%) of lot depth not required to exceed twenty-five (25) feet. These restrictions do not apply to mobile homes situated in a recognized mobile home park.

Sec. 23-5.6. – R-5, Multiple family residential district.

Permitted uses: Multiple family dwellings, churches and temples, public and private schools (this includes public and private nursery schools and kindergartens but does not include trade and business schools), parks and playgrounds, private recreational uses, libraries and museums, private gardens, plant nurseries, home occupations and accessory uses, cemeteries and mausoleums, multiple family dwellings, apartment hotels, clubs, fraternity and sorority houses, storage garages, tourist homes, funeral homes, and Secondary Recovery Center and/or Halfway House.

Minimum lot area:

Number of Families                                                    Area per Family

One                                                                             5,000 sq. ft.

Two                                                                             2,500 sq. ft.

Three                                                                           1,200 sq. ft.

Four                                                                             1,000 sq. ft.

Five to Eleven                                                             800 sq. ft.

Twelve to Sixteen                                                       700 sq. ft.

Seventeen to Forty                                                      600 sq. ft.

Over Forty                                                                  400 sq. ft.

 

Minimum Yards: Front depth fifteen (15) feet. Front width fifty (50) feet. Side yard minimum per side five (5) feet. Rear yard twenty percent (20%) of lot depth not required to exceed twenty-five (25) feet.

Sec. 23-5.16. – Traditional Neighborhood Development District.

Sec. 23-5.16.1. – 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. 23-5.16.2. – 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. 23-5.16.3. – 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. 23-5.16.4 – TND RESERVED.

Sec. 23-5.16.5. – TND RESERVED.

Sec. 23-5.16.6. – 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. 23-5.16.7. – TND RESERVED.

Sec. 23-5.16.8. – TND RESERVED.

Sec. 23-5.16.9. – GENERAL ZONING REGULATIONS.

General Zoning Regulations not in conflict with Section 23-5.16 through 23-5.16.8 are applicable in the Traditional Neighborhood Development Zoning District.

ARTICLE VII – APPLIED GENERAL ZONING REGULATIONS.

Sec. 23-7.6. – Antennas and Communication Towers.

Sec. 23-7.6.1. – Need and Purpose.

The purposes of this section are to facilitate and regulate the rapidly changing physical land use impacts of communication technology advancements in the city while protecting the health, safety and welfare of citizens.

Sec. 23-7.6.2. – Non-Commercial or Non-Public Antennas and Communication Towers.

Non-commercial or non-public antennas and towers for transmitting or receiving communications shall not be permitted in the City of Breaux Bridge unless: the applicant satisfies all of the following requirements; proper application for tower permit is made to and approved by the Zoning Administrator; and issues applicant a tower permit.

  • No antenna or tower shall be permitted in any zoning district other than the R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5 and R-6 zone districts.
  • No antenna or tower shall be allowed on any lot that does not already have situated thereon a building that satisfies a permitted use for the zone district in which it is located.
  • No more than one antenna or tower shall be allowed on any approved buildable lot.
  • The antenna or tower shall be located in the rear yard, but not located within any required minimum rear yard square footage.
  • The antenna or tower shall not be located closer to a property line than its height.
  • The antenna or tower shall be permanently and safely anchored to a foundation or roof structure. It shall be grounded to protect against damage from lightning.
  • No part of the antenna or tower shall display any words, symbols, letters, advertising message or other graphic representations, whether for advertising, identification or otherwise.
  • A ground mounted antenna or tower shall not exceed a height of forty (40) feet and a roof-mounted antenna or tower shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in height, as measured from the roof at the base of the antenna or tower, without the issuance of a special land use permit under Section 7.6.4, and in compliance with the provisions of Section 23-7.6.3(i) through (m).
  • Where the effect of any of the provisions of this Section would be to prevent or preclude the operation of amateur radio antennas (being antennas operating for the purpose of receiving or transmitting communications by a radio station described in Section 153 of Title 47 of the U.S. Code) and licensed by the Federal Communications Commission, such amateur radio antennas may be approved under Section 7.6.4 as a special land use if it is reasonably demonstrated that the application of any of the provisions of this Section would be to preclude or prevent the operation of such amateur radio antenna. In granting any such special land use for an amateur radio antenna, reasonable conditions may be imposed upon such approval, but such conditions shall not interfere with the reasonable accommodation of amateur radio communications.  Such conditions, if any, shall be not more than the minimum practicable regulations necessary to accomplish the City of Breaux Bridge’s legitimate purposes in regulating such amateur radio antennas.
  • All applications for a tower permit under Section 23-7.6.2, not requiring a Special Land Use Permit under Section 23.7.6.4 shall be submitted to the Zoning Administrator, and shall be permitted only upon the approval of the Zoning Administrator and Mayor. All said tower permit applications shall include the following:

 

  • Satisfactory proof that the lot upon which applicant seeks to erect an antenna or tower in accordance with Section 23-7.6.2 contains a building that satisfies a permitted use for the zone district in which it is located;

 

  • Two (2) copies of the plats, layouts, or plans drawn to scale, showing the actual dimensions, including the size and height, of the antenna or tower to be erected, including the foundation to which the antenna or tower is to be permanently secured, the location on the lot upon which the antenna or tower is to be erected, including the location of the antenna or tower in relation to any building(s) located on said lot and the boundaries of said lot, any required fence to enclose the antenna or tower and any such other information as may be necessary to evidence compliance with requirements of Section 23-7.6.2;

 

  • The payment of a $250 application processing fee.

Sec. 23-7.6.3. – Commercial or Public Communications Antennas and Towers and Certain Non-Commercial or Non-Public Antennas and Towers.

No commercial or public antennas and towers for communication, radio or television, shall be permitted in the City of Breaux Bridge unless; the applicant satisfies all of the following requirements, and all requirements for special land use under the provisions of Section 23-7.6.4; proper application for special land use permit is made to and approved by the City; and the City issues applicant a special land use permit in accordance with Section 23-7.6.4.

  • No commercial or public antennas or communication towers will be permitted in any zoning district other than in the C-1, C-2, I-1 or I-2 zone districts.
  • No antenna or tower shall be allowed on any lot that does not already have situated thereon a building that satisfies a permitted use for the zone district in which it is located
  • No more than one antenna or tower shall be allowed on any lot.
  • Any such antenna or tower shall be located only in a rear yard.
  • Any antenna or tower shall be permanently secured to a stable foundation. It shall be grounded to protect against damage from lightening.
  • No part of the antenna or tower shall display any words, symbols, letters, advertising message or other graphic representations, whether for advertising, identification or otherwise.
  • Any such antenna or tower shall not be closer to a property line than its height.
  • A ground mounted antenna or tower shall not exceed a height of forty (40) feet and a roof-mounted antenna or tower shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in height, as measured from the roof at the base of the antenna or tower, unless otherwise approved by the Zoning Commission.
  • Any such antenna or tower, including accessory buildings or structures, shall be fully enclosed by a sturdy fence, securely gated, and shall have such height as reasonably determined by the Zoning Commission.
  • The antenna or tower shall not be so located, constructed or used so as to have a serious adverse effect on adjacent or nearby land use.
  • The antenna or tower and the construction, installation, operation, maintenance and repair thereof shall comply with all federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations.
  • Antennas and towers for commercial or public telecommunication services, including cellular telephone antennas and towers, shall unless otherwise exempt, comply with all of the following requirements:

(1)        Telecommunications antennas may be required by the Zoning Commission to be located on an existing approved tower or other structure if such location is reasonably feasible and practical, in the opinion of the Zoning Commission, based upon the facts concerning the existing tower, the area to be served by the proposed antenna and other relevant factors.

(2)        A proposed tower for telecommunications services may be required to be designed, constructed and placed so as to accommodate both the applicant’s equipment and also equipment for at least two additional users.  The Zoning Commission may require that such towers be designed and constructed so as to allow for the future rearrangement of equipment upon the tower, and to accept equipment mounted at varying heights on the tower.

(3)        Towers for telecommunications services shall be designed so as to blend, insofar as possible, into the surrounding environment, through the use of color of equipment and architectural treatment, except in those cases where color of equipment may be dictated by state or federal agencies.  Such towers shall be of a monopole design unless the Zoning Commission determines that an alternative design would be satisfactory.

(4)        The Zoning Commission may require that telecommunications towers not be illuminated, unless required by state or federal agencies having jurisdiction.  No signs or other written or graphic matter not related to safety or hazard warnings shall be permitted on any part of the tower or associated equipment or buildings, except that a name identification sign may be located on an associated building.

(5)        The Zoning Commission may require that telecommunications towers, or other related structures or buildings, be screened with landscaping, berms, walls or a combination of any of them.

(6)        Towers for communications services which are abandoned or unused shall be removed, along with any associated buildings, structures or equipment within six (6) months of the ceasing of operations, unless a time extension is granted by the Zoning Commission.  One extension, of up to six (6) months, shall be permitted if the Zoning Commission determines that the owner or former operator of the facility is taking active steps to accomplish its removal.  Non-compliance may result in penalties set forth by Article I, Section 1-11 of the Codes of Ordinance.

(m)       The Zoning Commission, in its reasonable discretion, may impose other terms and conditions regulating the construction, installation, use, maintenance, repair and removal of any such antenna or tower.  Such other terms and conditions may include, though need not be limited to the following:

(1)        The screening or buffering of an antenna or tower and any accessory buildings or structures.

(2)        The timely removal of unused or unsafe antennas or towers or accessory buildings or structures.

(3)        The prohibition on the construction or occupancy of dwellings or other buildings or the construction and use of other structures on the lands where the antenna or tower is located, or within a specified isolation distance from the antenna or tower.

(4)        The preservation of existing trees and other existing vegetation not required to be removed for installation of an antenna or tower, the reasonable restoration of trees or other vegetation removed or destroyed during the construction or installation of an antenna or tower or accessory buildings or structures.

(n)        This section shall also apply to other antennas and towers that are not otherwise provided for in this Ordinance and that are not exempt under other provisions hereof.

Sec. 23-7.6.4. – Special Land Use Permits, Application and Approval.

All applications for a Special Use Permit under Sections 23-7.6.2(h) or 23-7.6.3 shall be submitted to the Zoning Administrator, and shall be permitted only upon satisfactory compliance with this Section.  All said Special Use Permit applications shall include the following:

(a)        Satisfactory proof that the lot upon which applicant seeks to erect an antenna or tower in accordance with Section 23-7.6.2(h) or 23-7.6.3 contains a building that satisfies a permitted use for the zone district in which it is located.

(b)        Two (2) copies of plats layouts, or plans drawn to scale, showing actual dimensions, including the size and height, of the antenna or communication tower to be erected, including the foundation to which the antenna or tower is to be permanently secured, the location on the lot upon which the antenna or tower is to be erected, including the location of the antenna or tower in relation to any building(s) located on said lot and the boundaries of said lot, of any fence to enclose the antenna or tower and any such other information as may be necessary to evidence compliance with requirements of Section 23-7.6.2 or 23-7.6.3, as applicable, and this Section 23-7.6.4.

(c)        Two (2) copies of the blue prints, plats. layouts, or plans drawn to scale, showing the actual dimensions, including the size and height, of any fence to enclose the antenna or tower.

(d)       The payment of a $350 application processing fee.

(e)        Blueprints must be submitted for plan review through the Planning and Zoning Department. Additional fees may be applicable for re-work submittals on third party review of plans. Permits must be issued before any antenna or tower is erected.  Permit fees will depend on the requirements of the antenna or tower.

Sec. 23-7.6.5. – Appeals.

Appeals to the Board of Adjustment may be taken by any party whose application for a permit has been denied under Sections 23-7.6.   Such appeal shall be taken in accordance with Section 23-11.2, as may be amended, from time to time.

Sec. 23-7.6.6. – Permit.

A building permit, in accordance with Section 23-10.2, as may be amended, from time to time, must also be obtained before any permitted tower or antenna may be erected.

Sec. 23-7.6.7 – Conflicting Edicts.

The terms and provisions of this Section 23-7.6 are hereby deemed to supplement any and all other ordinances of the City of Breaux Bridge which do not conflict herewith.  In case of any such conflict, this Section shall be and is hereby declared to pre-empt said conflicting edicts.

Sec. 23-7.7. – Reserved.

Sec. 23-7.8. – Signs.

Sec. 23-7.8.1. – Need and Purpose.

The purpose of this section is to facilitate location and choice of signs to ensure better communication between people and their environment and avoid visual clutter that is potentially harmful to traffic and pedestrian safety, property values, business opportunities, and community appearance. With this purpose, it is the intent of these regulations to authorize the use of signs which are compatible to the unique environment and character of Breaux Bridge as illustrated and identified in the Comprehensive Plan. This section regulates the location, size, setback, height, illumination, and animation of signs in order to insure safe construction, light, air, and open space, to reduce hazards at intersections, to prevent accumulation of trash, and to protect property values of the entire community. Signs must be appropriate to the activity that displays them, creative and expressive of the identity of both individual activities and the community as a whole, and legible in the context in which they are seen.

Digital technology is the new revolution in outdoor signage.  The LED (light-emitting diodes) digital signs are rapidly transforming outdoor advertising on a range of land uses including religious facilities, dental offices, restaurants, retail stores, government services, super markets, recreation centers, etc. through high definition displays. Computers are used to program and adjust advertising displays quickly and easily.

Size, brightness and motion are the focus of emerging LED digital signage utilization and standards are established in this zoning ordinance for application on all new sign permits.

Sec. 23-7.8.2. – Repair/Replacement of Installed Signs.

Any business or outdoor advertising sign legally existing prior to the adoption of these zoning regulation sign sections which does not conform to these provisions shall not be altered or changed in overall dimensions, except to conform to the requirements of the zoning ordinance as adopted. A non-conforming sign may not be replaced, reconstructed or structurally altered unless damaged or destroyed by vandalism, fire, storm or other act of God or the public enemy. The sign thus damaged shall qualify for repair only if the cost of repair to said structure is less than 50% of its current fair market value.  If repaired, no increase in square footage, the number of faces or the height of the sign from that which existed immediately prior to the occurrence causing the need for its repair shall be allowed.  If the sign thus destroyed is not repaired within six months after the occurrence of the damage, this provision shall not apply, and no repair shall be permitted.  Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent the normal maintenance and repairs, repainting or posting of such signs or structures.

In the event that a billboard or off-premise sign does not qualify for repair, due to the extent of the damage, same shall be removed within six (6) months upon demand of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.  Any existing billboard or off-premise sign which through normal wear, decay or damage deteriorates to the point where same cannot be refurbished or repaired for a cost which is less than 50% of its current fair market value shall be removed within six (6) months of demand for said removal by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Sec. 23-7.8.3. – Ownership Changes.

When the ownership of a property or the accompanying sign(s) changes, the new property owner shall remove or replace the existing sign.  The replacement sign must be in place within six (6) months of the new ownership of the property in question.  The new sign(s) shall conform with all  requirements of this zoning ordinance.

Sec. 23-7.8.4. – Sign Definitions.

(1)        Abandoned On-Premise Sign:  An abandoned on-premise sign is an on-premise sign which no longer correctly directs or exhorts any person, or advertises a bona fide business where such sign is displayed.

(2)        Abandoned Off-Premise Sign: An abandoned off-premise sign is an off-premise sign which:

 

(a)        No longer correctly directs or exhorts any person; or

(b)        Has fallen into disrepair or otherwise deteriorated as a result of a lack of maintenance repair or upkeep; or

(c)        With regard to billboards, which carries no advertising message other than a message concerning its availability for lease or hire on its structure for any period of one hundred eighty (180) consecutive days.

(3)        Activity: An economic unit designated in the classification system given in the 1987 Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) Manual published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards.

(4)        Address Sign: A sign which only conveys the numeric address of the premises on which it located.

(5)        Architectural Detail: Any projection, relief, cornice, column, change of building material, window or door opening on any building.

(6)        Attached Sign: An attached sign is any sign which is physically connected to and derives structural support from a building or building appurtenance.

(7)        Audible Sign: An audible sign is any sign which is designed to or which does produce sound.

(8)        Awning: A cloth, plastic, or nonstructural covering that either is permanently attached to a building or can be raised or retracted to a position against the building when not in use.

(9)        Banner: A sign composed of a logo or design on a lightweight material either enclosed or not enclosed in a rigid frame and secured or mounted to allow movement caused by the atmosphere.

(10)      Beacon: A strong or bright light focused or directed in one or more directions.

(11)      Bench Sign: A bench sign is an advertising message on any portion of a bench or other non-mobile structure or device intended for public seating or convenience.

(12)      Berm: A Berm shall be defined as a swell in the earth immediately below a monument sign.  The height of the berm shall be measured from the Reference Surface to the highest (AMSL) point of the earth swell.  The Reference Surface shall be the Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) measurement of the road surface nearest to the monument sign installation.

(13)      Billboard: A billboard is an off-premise sign owned by a person, corporation, or other entity that engages in the business of selling or leasing the advertising space on that sign.

(14)      Business Frontage: The front side of a building housing a business.

(15)      Canopy Signage (Under Canopy): A sign mounted from an overhead position to a canopy of building or storefront.

(16)      Changeable Message Sign: A changeable message sign is a sign on which the copy, message, or sign panels may be, when specifically issued a permit as a changeable message sign, changed either electronically or manually in the field through the removal, replacement, rearrangement or image animation of letters, symbols, blocks, or panels designed for attachment to or made an integral part of said sign.

(17)      Construction Sign: A construction sign is a temporary sign erected and maintained by an architect, contractor, developer, financial institution, subcontractor or materials supplier upon premises for which said person or persons is presently furnishing labor, materials, services, or capital financing.

(18)      Directory Sign: A directory sign is an outdoor sign listing and identifying the occupants within shopping centers, industrial centers, retail centers, office centers, and other multi-use commercial or industrial sites.

(19)      Flags & Seals: Flags and seals are mottos, emblems, designs, shapes or symbols on cloth, plastic, canvas or devices of similar type and materials intended to convey any message or to identify any person, place, idea or thing other than duly adopted flags or seals of nations, states, parishes or municipalities.

(20)      Flashing Lights: Any light or light source or reflection of light source which is intermittent in duration, color or intensity or which creates or is designed to create an illusion of intermittency in duration, color or intensity.

(21)      Flashing Sign: A light source which, in whole or in part, physically changes in light intensity or gives the appearance of such change at intervals of less than six seconds.

(22)      Freestanding Sign: A freestanding sign is a sign supported by a sign structure secured in the ground and which is wholly independent of any guide wire, support wire, building, fence, vehicle or object other than the sign structure, for support.

(23)      Ground Sign: A ground sign is a monument sign or a pole sign supported by a sign structure secured in the ground and which is wholly independent of any guide wire, support wire, building, fence, vehicle or object other than the sign structure, for support.

(24)      Home Occupation Sign: A home occupation sign is any on-premises sign advertising a home occupation.

(25)      Identification Sign: An identification sign is a sign which is limited to the name, address, and/or number of a building or institution, person, or entity which is primary to the identification of the premise and to a general statement of the activity carried on in the building or institution.

(26)      Illuminated Sign: An illuminated sign is any sign which has characters, letters, figures, designs or outlines illuminated by an interior or exterior light source which is primarily designed to illuminate such sign.

(27)      Individual Letter Sign: An individual letter sign is any sign made of self-contained letters that are mounted directly on the face of a building, a parapet, a roof edge of a building or surface”.

(28)      Inflatable Sign: An inflatable sign is any sign dependent in whole or in part for its structural integrity on the infusion into said sign of compressed air or other fluids, and specifically including balloons larger than two (2) feet in diameter or two (2) foot square in area or other gas or liquid filled figures.

(29)      Laser: A device emitting a narrow, very intense beam of light waves that have been amplified and concentrated by stimulated atoms, or the light produced by such device.

(30)      Luminance: The physical measure of brightness. Standard unit of luminance is Candela per square meter (cd/m2).  In the U.S. called Nits from the latin “nitere’ – “to shine”.  1 Nit = 1 cd/m2

(31)      Mansard Signs:  A sign attached to a roof with a double pitch on all sides, thus known as a Mansard Roof.

(32)      Marques Sign: A marquee sign is any sign attached to and made part of a marquee.  A marquee is defined as a permanent roof-like structure projecting beyond a building wall at an entrance to a building or extending along and projecting beyond the building’s wall and generally designed and constructed to provide entrance protection against the weather.  Signs painted or sewn onto awnings or canopies shall be considered marquee signs.

(33)      Monument Sign: A monument sign is a permanent freestanding ground sign.

(a)        A Monument Sign shall be of monolithic construction.  The sign’s base or support shall be of uniform composition with the material comprising the sign face or reinforced concrete.  The base or support of said sign shall be directly affixed in or to the ground.  No posts or vertical supports will be visible after the monument sign is fully installed.

(b)        The sign face is that portion of the sign which includes graphics and or wording and may be encompassed on the top, sides and bottom by a border of the same or compatible material.  Any such border or column shall not be less than 12 inches wide or more than 24 inches wide.

(c)        The height of monument signs for single occupancy shall not be greater than eight (8) feet.  The combined height of monument signs plus their foundation shall not be greater than nine (9) feet.  The combined heights of single monument signs plus their foundations plus a berm supporting the monument sign shall not be greater than ten (10) feet.  For single occupancy the area of all monument signs shall be calculated as described by Section 23-7.8(2).

(d)       A double-faced monument sign shall be made of back-to-back sides unless visibility of such sign is impeded in which case the two sides may from a “V” shape in which the interior angle does not exceed 45 degrees.

(e)        The area of a monument sign shall be calculated by multiplying the total horizontal distance (shown as the horizontal SIGN FACE, above) times the total vertical distance (shown as H, above), regardless of the portion(s) used to advertise a product or business.

(f)        The horizontal dimension of the monument sign foundation or support shall not be greater than 115% of the horizontal dimension of the sign face and shall not be smaller than 85% of the horizontal dimension of the sign face.

(34)      LED Moving Animation/ Digital Image Sign: A moving animation or LED digital image sign is any sign including public service signs designed to convey sign copy or animation changes in form or content with greater frequency than once every 30 seconds or which otherwise includes action or motion or the illusion of action or motion within its message or sign copy.

(35)      Multi-Occupancy Center: A single building or group of buildings situated in close proximity to each other that house more than one (1) tenant or owner and whose parking facilities may be in common with other tenants, owner, or buildings, except those businesses which engage in the sale of automobile fuel products and other goods and services including, but not limited to, fast food restaurants and convenience stores.

(36)      Murals: A work of art painted or otherwise applied to an exterior wall surface.

(37)      Neon Signs: Any white or colored tubular lighting bent or formed into a design or lettering of which the primary source of light is gaseous.  Anything within the boundary of the outline of the neon will be considered a part of the sign face.

(38)      Non-Conforming Sign: a non-conforming sign is any sign structure or sign which was lawfully erected and maintained prior to such time as it came within the purview of this zoning regulation or amendments thereto and which fails to conform to all applicable  restrictions of this Section, or a non-conforming sign for which a special permit has been issued.

(39)      Off-Premise Sign: An off-premise sign is a sign that directs a person to a different premise or location than that on which the sign is located; which identifies advertised goods, products, or services not available on the premises on which the sign is located; or which conveys a non-advertising idea or message; or identifies or advertises a business, person, firm or corporation not located on or occupying the premises where the sign is located; or which is not otherwise defined as an on-premise sign.

(40)      On-Premise Sign: An on-premise sign is a sign identifying or advertising a business, person, firm, corporation, activity, goal, product or service located or available on the premises where the sign is installed and maintained or which is displayed and maintained by the owner or occupant of the premises on which it is located.

(41)      Parapet Sign: A parapet sign is a sign extending above a roof line or which serves as a parapet.

(42)      Pole Sign: A pole sign is a ground sign (i) the structure of which consists of one or more vertical support poles or structures which may be partially placed in the ground or secured by a foundation for stability, and which may have a horizontal pole at or near the top of a single vertical pole and which may be joined together by a horizontal pole, (ii) the sign face or faces of which are attached to the vertical pole(s)/structure and/or horizontal pole and may be chained, cabled or attached to the vertical pole(s) and (iii) the sign face(s) of which do not touch the ground and, therefore, leave an open space between the bottom of the sign face and ground.  A pole sign cannot be connected to or affixed to a building.

(43)      Political Sign: A political  sign is any sign urging the election or defeat of any candidate seeking any political office, or urging the passage or defeat of any ballot measure, but not including any billboard owned or maintained by a commercial firm or advertising company when leased or used as a political sign.

(44)      Portable Sign:  A portable sign is any sign other than a trailer or vehicle sign that is not permanently affixed to a building, structure or the ground or a sign disguised to be moved from place to place.  These signs primarily include, but are not limited to: A-frame or sandwich board signs, signs attached to wood or metal frames, and signs designed to be self-supporting and movable.

(45)      Private Directional Signs: Private directional signs are on-premises signs directing vehicular or pedestrian traffic movement into a premise or within premises.

(46)      Project Sign: A project sign is a temporary sign announcing a proposed land development or construction project.

(47)      Projected Sign: A projected sign is a sign or visual image created by the projection of light onto a surface.

(48)      Projecting Sign: A projecting sign is any sign other than a wall sign affixed to any building or wall which sign has a leading edge extending  twelve (12) inches or more beyond such building or wall. Projecting signs are of two (2) types:

(a)        Fixed Sign-A sign, other than a wall sign, which extends outward twelve (12) inches or more from the façade of any building and is rigidly affixed thereto.

(b)        Swinging Sign-A sign projecting twelve (12) inches or more from the outside wall or walls of any building which is supported by only one rigid support affixed thereto.

(49)       Public Directional Signs: Public directional signs are either:

(a)        Signs permanently or temporarily erected in the public right-of-way or on public property with the approval of the Board of Aldermen which denote the name or route to any educational institution, public building or facility, historic place, shrine, church, temple, hospital, library or similar facility or institution; or

(b)        Signs permanently or temporarily erected identifying a person or entity who has undertaken to plant or maintain landscaping of that portion of the right-of-way.

(50)      Public Service Sign: A public service sign is a sign the primary purpose of which is to provide information as a service to the general public such as time, temperature or the promotion or announcement of public events, or other events of a civic, philanthropic, charitable or religious purpose of general interest to the public.

(51)      Real Estate Sign: A real estate sign is any temporary sign pertaining to the sale, lease or rental of land or buildings, which are erected or displayed on the lot or parcel to which it applies.

(52)      Resident Identification Sign: A resident identification sign is any on-premise sign limited in content to no more than the name of the premises, its municipal address and the names of the present occupant or occupants of the premises.

(53)      Revolving or Rotating Sign: A revolving or rotating sign is any sign whose sign face is designed to move or turn on any axis.

(54)      Roof Sign: A roof sign is any sign erected or painted upon, against or directly above a roof or on top of or above the parapet of a building.

(55)      Searchlight: A strong or bright light with a reflector in a swivel so that its beam may be sent or directed in various directions.

(56)      Sign: “Sign” is defined as a medium of communication, including its structure and component parts, which is used or intended to be used to attract attention to its subject matter or location usually for advertising purposes, including paint on the surface of a building. Each distinctive message painted or placed on a building or other structure shall be considered an individual sign.

(57)      Sign Area: The area of a sign shall be defined as the square foot area enclosed within the perimeter of the sign face with each face contributing to the aggregate area of any sign.  With respect to signs which are composed of individual symbols, letters, figures, illustrations, messages, forms, or panels, the sign area shall be defined as that area enclosed by one continuous line connecting the extreme points or edges of the advertising message.  In cases where there is no definable simple geometric shape, the simplest geometric shape or rectangle enclosing the outer edges of the advertising message shall determine the sign area.  In cases of back-lighting  awnings with advertising messages, the entire area of the awning shall be considered as the sign area.

(58)      Sign Face: Sign face is the part of the sign that is or can be used to identify, advertise, communicate, inform or convey a visual representation which attracts the attention of the public for any purposes.  “Sign face” includes any background material, panel, trim, frame, color and direct or self-illumination that differentiates the sign from the building, structure, backdrop surface or object upon which or against which it is placed.  The sign structure shall not be included as a portion of the sign face provided that no message, symbol or any of the aforementioned sign face criteria are displayed on or designed as part of the sign structure, unless it is outlined in neon.

(59)      Sign Height for Monument or Pole Signs:  Sign height of a monument or pole sign shall be defined as the vertical distance from the finished grade, measured from the nearest public street surface, to the highest point of either the sign or sign structure.

(60)      Sign Luminance: LED (light emitting diodes) brightness limits for day and night regulation.

(61)      Sign Message: The words, symbols or images on a sign face which convey a message to those viewing the sign.

(62)      Sign Owner: A sign owner is that person who owns a sign and/or who is responsible for a sign.  In those cases in which the sign owner cannot be determined; the owner of the premises upon which the sign is located shall be deemed the owner of the sign.

(63)      Sign Premise: A sign premise is defined as the contiguous land in the same ownership which is not divided by any highway, street, alley or right-of-way.  For purposes of this Section a single premise:

(a)        May include more than one lot of record when such lots are devoted to a single unity of use; or

(b)        May consist of a separate structure on the same lot of record when, in the opinion of the Board of Adjustment, such separate structure appears to be a separate premise.

(64)      Sign Structure: A sign structure is the supporting structure upon which a sign or sign face is fastened, attached or displayed or is intended to be fastened, attached or displayed; provided this definition shall not include a building or fence.

(65)      Sign Area (Building): An area which is free of architectural details on the façade of a building or part of a building in which an activity is located.

(66)      Snipe Sign: A snipe sign is a sign which is tacked, nailed, posted, pasted, glued or otherwise attached to poles, stakes, fences, or to other like objects.

(67)      Store Front: The façade of a space in a building, regardless of the type use of the space, which space must have a direct entrance, by door, from the exterior of the building through the façade, and which façade must face a street or a parking lot for the building.

(68)      Street Banner Sign: A street banner sign is any banner sign which is stretched across and hung over a public right-of-way.

(69)      String of Lights: A string of electrical conductors containing two (2) or more lights or light sockets.

(70)      Subdivision/Development/Gateway Sign: A subdivision/development/gateway sign is a sign identifying the subdivision/development/gateway and denoting the entrance or exit to the subdivision/development/gateway.

(71)      Temporary Sign: A temporary sign is any sign, the display of which is limited by law, ordinance, or regulation and which advertises a situation or event that is designed, intended, or expected to occur and be completed within a reasonably short or definite period after the erection of such sign.

(72)      Trailer Sign: A trailer sign is any sign or sign structure attached to or composed in whole or in part of a trailer frame or chassis or skid or skid frame or body or of any materials which have previously constituted in whole or in part such a trailer, skid, frame, chassis or body.

(73)      Vehicle Sign: A vehicle sign is any sign displayed on or from any mode of transportation, including but not limited to cars, buses, trucks/trailers, trains, boats, or airplanes.

(74)      Wall Sign: A wall sign is a sign other than a parapet sign which is painted on or which projects less than twelve (12) inches from the wall of a building, and is painted on, attached to or erected against any exterior wall or window of a building or structure with the exposed face of the sign being in a plane parallel to the plane of said wall or window and not extending above the building.

(75)      Window Sign: A window sign is any sign which is painted on, applied to, attached to or projected upon the exterior or interior of a building glass area, including doors, or located within one foot of the interior of a building glass area, including doors, whose identification, message, symbol, insignia, visual representation, log type or any other form which communicates information, can be perceived from any off-premises contiguous property or public right-of-way.

(76)      Wire Sign: A wire sign is any sign that is constructed of a paper or plastic message board mounted on a wire framework where said wire frame extends below the message board and is designed to be driven into and supported by the ground.

Sec. 23-7.8.5. – Permits and Inspections.

No signs shall be permitted in the City of Breaux Bridge unless: the applicant satisfies all of the following requirements; proper application for sign permit is made to and approved by the City; and the City issues applicant a sign permit.

(1)        Permits Required:

(a)        Except as otherwise provided in this Section, it shall be unlawful to erect, alter or relocate any sign without first obtaining a sign permit from the City.  When a sign permit has been issued, it shall be unlawful to change, modify, alter or otherwise deviate from the terms of conditions of said permit without prior approval of the Zoning Administrator.  A written record of such approval shall be entered upon the original permit application and maintained in the building permit files.  The following activity shall not require a sign permit: The changing of advertising copy or message on signs which are specifically designed for the use of replaceable copy.

(b)        A State and City licensed electrical contractor must perform all electrical work on signs, if applicable.  The name and license number of the contractor must be recorded on the permit application.  Records will be checked to see if the contractor is properly licensed.  The installer must be licensed in the parish and/or state. Permit fees for the sign are based on the type of sign being erected and if illuminated; these fees are set by Building Code Inspection Services (BCIS).

(2)        Application:

In order to obtain a permit to erect, alter or relocate any sign under the provisions of this section, an applicant therefore shall submit to the Zoning Administrator, a sign permit application which shall set forth in writing a complete description of the proposed sign including:

(a)        The name, address, and telephone number of the land owner or persons entitled to possession of the sign and of the sign contractor or erector.

(b)        The location by street address and legal description of the site of the proposed sign structure.

(c)        Complete information as required on application forms provided by the Zoning Administrator, including a site plan and elevation drawings of the proposed sign, caption of the proposed sign (for identification purposes only), such other data as is pertinent to the application.

(d)       Two (2) sets of plans indicating the scope and structural detail of the work to be done, including details of all connections, guy lines, supports and footings, and materials to be used.

(e)        One site drawing which illustrates the location of the proposed sign, all side and frontage streets adjacent to the proposed site, and all buildings on the premises where the sign is proposed to be installed.

Each application shall contain an agreement to indemnify and hold the City of Breaux Bridge harmless for all damages, demands or expenses or every character, which may in any manner be caused by the sign or sign structures.  The Zoning Administrator/Building Inspector shall act upon an application for a permit with plans as filed, or as amended, without unreasonable or unnecessary delay.

(3)        Issuance of Permit if application in order:

It shall be the duty of the Zoning Administrator upon receipt of a completed application for a sign permit and applicable fee to examine such plans and requirements of this section and all other applicable provisions of this code, to within thirty (30) days of the application submittal and payment of all applicable fees, to either:  (a) issue the applicant a written permit evidencing the applicant’s compliance therewith, or (b) issue a written denial of permit and reasons therefore.  Issuance of the permit shall in no way prevent the City of Breaux Bridge from later declaring said sign to be nonconforming if upon further review of information submitted with the application, or of newly acquired information, the sign is found not to comply with the requirements of this ordinance.

(4)        Permit Duration:

A sign permit shall become null and void if the sign for which the permit was issued has not been completed within a period of six (6) months after the date of issuance.

 

 

(5)        Removal, Alteration or Maintenance of Signs:

All signs and supporting structures which are no longer functional or are abandoned shall be removed, or relocated, at the property owner’s expense, or returned to a condition which is in compliance within the provisions of this ordinance within ninety (90) days following dysfunction.  All outdoor advertising signs and sign structures shall be kept in repair and in proper state of preservation.  A sign which is deemed to be a safety hazard as determined by the Zoning Administrator shall be removed immediately and at the property owner’s expense.

Weeds and grass shall be kept cut in front of, behind, underneath, and around the base of the ground signs for a perimeter distance of ten (10) feet, and no rubbish or debris that would constitute a fire or health hazard shall be permitted under or near such signs.  The Zoning Administrator is authorized to have grass cut at the property owner’s expense if out of compliance.

Sec. 23-7.8.6. – Signs Standards.

Visual Obstruction:  Signs in a sight triangle shall not obscure vision between heights of three (3) and nine (9) feet above grade at road intersections within a triangular area described as follows: beginning at the point of intersection of the edges of the property boundary then to a point twenty-five (25) feet along both intersecting edges and then along a transverse line connecting these points.

(1)        Protection of Residential Property:

(a)        Except as may otherwise be provided herein, permanent signs are prohibited in single family residential zoning districts.

(b)        Signs which identify or advertise commercial or industrial operations and are on a lot or property which abuts residential zoning districts shall not be located nearer than fifteen (15) feet to any residential zoning district boundary line.

(c)        Illuminated or neon signs shall not produce a glare or reflection onto residential zoning districts such as to be objectionable to the occupants thereof.

(2)        Ground signs, wall signs, monument signs, free standing signs, marquee and canopy signs shall be subject to the following conditions:

(a)        Temporary signs on private residential zoning district property are permitted at the property owner’s discretion, provided, however, the sign shall be removed upon termination of the activity, such as, garage or yard sale, political campaign, real property sale or other activity, for which it was erected.  Temporary signs permitted hereunder shall not exceed six (6) square feet in surface area and do not require a permit.  The Zoning Administrator has the responsibility and authority to inspect such temporary signs and order removal with or without penalty.

(b)        Only in the C-2, C-5, C-6, I-1 and I-2 zoning districts may ground or monument sign exceed a maximum size limitation of eighty (80) square feet.

(c)       The aggregate surface area of each wall sign shall not exceed the dimensions listed in Table 1. (below):

 

Maximum Sizes of Wall Signs

Setback from Street/                           Business Street/Road              Maximum Sign

Road Right-of-way________             Foot Frontage_______           Square foot Area

 

Less than 300 feet                               Less than 50 feet                     40 square feet

 

Less than 300 feet                               Greater than 50 feet                40 square feet plus

1 sq. ft. per 2 ft. of

Frontage over 50’

 

Greater than 300 feet                          Less than 50 feet                     50 square feet

 

Greater than 300 feet                          Greater than 50 feet                50 square feet plus

1 sq. ft. per 2 ft. of

Frontage over 50’

 

Actual frontage measurement shall be rounded to the nearest whole number.

(d)       The maximum surface area of individual wall signs located in C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, or C-6 zoning districts shall not surpass one hundred fifty (150) square feet.

(e)        Signs in multiple-occupancy non-residential buildings (which include shopping centers):  Where a single building or complex of buildings contains two (2) or more separate activities or establishments, the individual establishment located therein shall be permitted a wall sign.  Each wall sign area shall be based on the portion of building frontage used by establishment as though they were individual buildings with individual street frontage and based on the setback distance from the road right-of-way.  Such multiple occupancy buildings will be permitted one (1) directory or a one (1) common single multiple listing monument sign per driveway provided driveways are a minimum of 500 feet apart frontage along the roadway.  For those multiple occupancy buildings with a single driveway with frontages greater than 400 feet are allowed additional ground signs based upon the table below.  For multiple buildings on a property with multiple occupancy that are business commercial, retail, or industrial the table below represents maximum monument or ground signs allowed along the roadway frontage.

Building Street/Road Front Footage              Maximum No. Monument/Ground Signs

300’                                                                 One

301-600’                                                          Two

601-900’                                                          Three

900’+                                                               Four

 

(f)        Maximum number of signs:  Only one (1) ground sign and one (1) wall, marquee or canopy, shall be allowed each premises: except that on corner and double frontage lots, two (2) ground signs or two (2) wall signs, or one (1) ground sign plus one (1) wall sign are allowed, provided that no two walls signs shall be installed on the same frontage and/or face of the premises and for multiple occupancy non-residential buildings or shopping centers.  No transfers of allowable sign area shall be made from one premise frontage to another.

For multiple occupancy buildings and multiple building shopping or business centers the monument signs may consist of one of the following:

(1)        One (1) monument sign for the purpose of providing the name of the center only.

(2)        One (1) Multiple Occupancy Sign (MOS) which provides space(s) which identifies each tenant/occupant within the center as well as the center itself.  The dimensions of any MOS shall not exceed twelve (12) square feet per tenant/occupant plus thirty six (36) square feet of space to identify the shopping center, and not to exceed an overall height of eighteen (18) feet for signs located along the street/road frontage.

(g)        For those MOS which are setback more than 300 feet an overall height of twenty (20) feet will be allowed.  Wall sign projection.  Wall signs may not project more than twelve (12) inches from the building to which they are attached.

(h)        Mansard Signs:  Unless otherwise specified, the mansard type roof portion of a structure may be used for the mounting of a sign, provided such sign shall not extend above the break point of the mansard type roof line upon which the sign is mounted.

(i)         Marquee Signs:  Signs or sign structures located on a marquee shall be affixed flat to the surface and shall not be greater than two (2) feet in vertical dimension and shall not extend beyond the marquee.

(j)         One rear identification wall sign must be displayed on or at a rear door of each separate business entity for purposes of emergency access and deliveries only.  Such sign shall be limited in size to the minimum size required by the state fire marshal.  Any door not utilized as a primary entrance-way for patrons during normal business hours or not opening directly onto the patron area of any premises shall be considered a rear door.  No door located on any store frontage on which there exists a door utilized as a primary entranceway for patrons during normal business hours or which opens directly onto the patron area of any premise shall be considered a rear door.

(k)        Handicapped parking and access signs are allowed and are regulated in accordance with state or federal law.

(l)         Under Canopy Signage Specification:  Sign shall be mounted in a stationary manner with a fastening method designed to withstand 110 MPH Wind Load and shall not extend downward in a vertical direction, that the bottom most portion of the sign is closer than 7’6” above walkway over which it is located.

Sign shall be placed in a location in front of the business that it is advertising.  The sign can be single or double faced depending on the angle of sign’s installation direction.

Verbiage on the sign shall be limited to the business name and any trademark identification such as logos, registered trademarks, etc., and address identification such as suite or street number if this information is not placed in another location of the business exterior wall areas.

Sign shall not exceed three (3) square feet and shall be calculated based on total sign face dimensions with all borders and decorations, measuring from top and bottom most extremes and side most extremes, but does not count any mounting hardware.  Square footage as listed above does not count toward maximum size of allowable signage as listed in Section 23-7.8.6.2(c).

(m)       All Signs which incorporate a mural must be approved by the Zoning Commission.

(3)        Subdivision Signs:  One (1) permanent subdivision sign may be located at each entrance to a subdivision provided the following requirements are met:

(a)        Such sign shall contain only the name of the subdivision and motto, if any.  It shall not contain promotional material.

(b)        The sign shall not create a physical or visual hazard for motorists entering or leaving the subdivision.

(c)        A legal entity, such as a Home Owners Association or person shall be included on the application for a sign permit to identify the responsible party to perform perpetual maintenance of the subdivision sign.

(d)       The sign shall not exceed seven (7) feet in height.

(e)        The sign shall not exceed fifty (50) square feet in area.

(4)        Duplex, Apartment, and Mobile Home Park Signs: One (1) wall or ground sign may be located on the site of a duplex apartment or mobile home park provided that it is not more than thirty-two (32) square feet.  Such sign shall not be more than seven (7) feet in height.  Where a duplex, apartment, or mobile home park is located on more than one (1) street, one (1) sign may be displayed on each street.

(5)        Murals on Buildings shall not be installed without specific approval of the Zoning Commission.

Sec. 23-7.8.7. – Exempt Signs.

Except as otherwise provided, the following on-site signs are exempt from the provisions of this ordinance and may be erected securing a permit with no charge, subject, however, to meeting all other applicable codes and regulations.

(1)        One (1) professional nameplate for each occupant. Each professional nameplate shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area.

(2)        One (1) identification sign for each premise, denoting only the name, street, number and business of an occupant in a commercial building or public institutional building.  An identification sign shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area.

(3)        One (1) bulletin board or identification sign per site for public, charitable, educational or religious institution located on the premises of said institution and not exceeding thirty-two (32) square feet in area.

(4)        Legal notices and official instruments.

(5)        Flags or insignias of a governmental, religious, charitable, or fraternal organization mounted on a single pole.  Flags or insignias shall be limited to fifty (50) total square feet in area.  U.S. Flags that are in compliance with Title 4 of the United States Code 4 U.S.C.1; 4 U.S.C. 2 shall have no limit as to actual size.

(6)        Decorative flags, banners, snipe and bunting authorized by the Mayor for special events such as city-wide celebrations, conventions or commemorations.

(7)        Holiday lights and decorations only during customary duration of holiday period.

(8)        Memorial signs, tablets or cornerstones, names of buildings and date of erection when cut into any masonry surface or when constructed of bronze or other noncombustible materials.

(9)        Non-advertising (not to exceed two (2) square feet in area) directional signs or symbols (e.g. entrance, exit, caution, slow, no trespassing) located on and pertaining to a parcel of private property.

(10)      Identification signs at the entrance drive of residences, estates, farms, ranches, and plantations which do not exceed two (2) square feet in area.

(11)      One (1) non-illuminated, double-faced, temporary, real estate for sale sign per street frontage not exceeding in face area:

(a)        On-premise residential property:

(1)        Six (6) square feet where the property being advertised has a frontage of less than five hundred (500) lineal feet.

(2)        Sixteen (16) square feet where the property being advertised has a frontage of five hundred (500) lineal feet or more.

(b)        In all other on-premise property, sixteen (16) square feet where the property or structure being advertised has a frontage of less than two hundred (200) lineal feet.

(c)        In all other on-premise property, thirty-two (32) square feet where the property or structure being advertised has a frontage of two hundred (200) lineal feet or more.

(d)       Multiple-listing strips and sold signs may be allowed on-premise when attached to a real estate for sale sign.  Signs shall be removed immediately when ownership has changed or the property is no longer for sale, rent, or lease.  Open for inspection.  Signs not exceeding two (2) square feet in area may be allowed on property that is open for inspection.

(e)        Off-premise real estate for sale signs are not exempt.

(12)      Construction signs located on property where active construction is in progress and under a current building permit are allowed.  All ground signs shall not exceed thirty-two (32) square feet for non-residential structures and sixteen (16) square feet for residential structures and may include the names of persons and firms performing services or labor, or supply materials to the premises.  Such sign must be removed before a certificate of occupancy is issued.

(13)      Political signs, on private property provided such signs shall not exceed thirty-two (32) square feet in area (six (6) square feet on residential subdivision properties).  Such signs shall not be erected more than sixty (60) days before an election and must be removed within fourteen (14) days after the final election.

(14)      Signs incorporated on machinery or equipment at the manufacturer’s or distributor’s level, which identify or advertise only the product or service dispensed by the machine or equipment, such as signs customarily affixed to retail vending machines, ATM machines, or public kiosks and do not exceed two (2) square feet per piece of equipment.

(15)      Directional and regulatory signs erected by an agency of government or any lawfully constituted utility.

 

(16)      New Businesses On Premise Grand Opening Signs/Streamers:

(a)        Temporary exterior soft banner with eyelets not exceeding forty (40) square feet in conjunction with triangular plastic or nylon flags or various colors attached or sewn in succession to a cord or ribbon material to make a streamer. Streamer may be attached only to the front top corner of each end of building to ground where flags are secured.  No more than three (3) streamers on each end of building front to form a triangle from common apex at building top corner(s) to ground, for a total of six (6).  Banner will be secured at each corner eyelet by rope or cord of sufficient strength.  Permit required and limited to thirty (30) consecutive days post business opening.

(b)        Wire signs and the animation/changing image of a moving message sign are permitted during the Grand Opening period determined to be thirty (30) consecutive days post business opening.

(17)      All public intersection roundabout design installations and designated “gateways” are exempt from zoning ordinance only by preapproval of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Aldermen.  Each roundabout and gateway design shall promote the beauty, unique character, and city icon as a Breaux Bridge landmark in perpetuity.  All plans must be in compliance with guidelines and requirements of state and federal regulations as applicable.

(18)      Vehicle Signs advertising vehicle for sale, are exempt for vehicles parked on the private property owned by the vehicle owner.

Sec. 23-7.8.8. – Fuel Signs.

Fuel Pricing Signs:  For each convenience store/fuel station the following signs will be permitted:

(1)        One monument sign advertising the price of fuel is permitted, provided that it shall not exceed an aggregate area of thirty six (36) square feet.  If freestanding, the sign shall not exceed nine (9) feet in height including an optional 2’ berm.  This requirement does not apply in the C-5, Interstate 10 Commercial Corridor and Gateway Zoning District.

(2)        Signs which are placed on fuel pumps in order to provide required information to the public regarding price per unit measure, type of fuel and octane rating are permitted; however, such signs may not exceed three (3) square feet per side in surface area and six (6) square feet in total area.

(3)        One monument sign to identify the fueling station name is permitted when this monument sign meets the dimensions and parameters set forth by Section 23-7.8.6.  This requirement does not apply in the C-5, Interstate 10 Commercial Corridor and Gateway Zoning District.

Sec. 23-7.8.9. – Vehicle and Trailer Signs.

(1)        Vehicle and trailer signs may be displayed on any vehicle or trailer operated in the daily conduct of any business enterprise so long as such signs:

(a)        Are limited in content to a noncommercial message;

(b)        Are required to be displayed by any federal, state or local law, rule or regulation;

(c)        Are limited in content to an identification of the name, address and/or telephone number, website and email address and logo of the business entity operating the vehicle or trailer or the goods, products or services available from or provided by said business entity;

(d)       Are not parked in front of or in line with any landscape or planting areas when on the premise of the business entity operating or advertising on such vehicle or trailer;

(e)        Are on a vehicle or trailer which is operable and not parked primarily for the purpose of signage.

(2)        Vehicle and trailer signs shall not be used as off-premise signs and shall not be displayed or parked on sites other than the premise of the business entity operating such vehicle other than when the vehicle is being used in connection with the business operations of the entity operating said vehicle or trailer.  Such vehicles and trailers may also be parked at the residence of its operator. Billboards may not be erected or displayed on any vehicle or trailer.

Sec. 23-7.8.10. – Banners as Temporary Signs.

(1)        Banners as Temporary Signs defined:  For the purposes of this ordinance, a Banner as a Temporary Sign is a temporary sign of paper or cloth without supporting frame and affixed to vertical poles or flat surfaces such as an exterior wall, window or mansard, or affixed to two vertical poles by tie downs.

(2)        Banners as Temporary Signs are allowed upon written application for permit for a period not to exceed ten (10) days from date specified by the permit.  Not more than one (1) banner permit shall be issued for the same property or location more frequently than twice each calendar year.

(3)        Permits shall specify the size of banner as temporary sign and the location. Violation of the terms of permit shall be cause to immediately revoke same.

(4)        The measured length of permitted banners as temporary signs shall not exceed thirty (30) feet in the horizontal plane.  No banner shall extend beyond the frontage of the premises for which it is permitted.  The vertical height of a permitted banner shall not exceed forty (40) percent of its horizontal length.

(5)        Banners as temporary signs displayed off-premises or upon public property are prohibited.  Provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the over-street banners authorized by the Zoning Commission and the Board of Aldermen for special events.

(6)        Grand Opening banners shall conform to Section 23-7.8.11.

Sec. 23-7.8.11. – Banners Promoting Community Events.

(1)        Banners Promoting Community Events (BPCE) shall be defined as banners promoting community events that are free and open to the public or events that provide a civic purpose.  BPCE Banners shall be issued permits by the Zoning Administrator at no cost to the event organizer(s).

(2)        BPCE Banners must be located on the property of the event organizer(s).

(3)        BPCE Banners are allowed upon approved applications for permit, not to exceed ten (10) days before and five (5) days after the date specified by the permit.  Organizers are limited to two banners per event.  An annual permit may be issued for recurring events. Applications for annual permits shall include specific dates of the events.  Annual permits shall expire on December 31 of the year of issue.

(4)        The measured length of permitted BPCE Banners shall not exceed thirty (30) feet in the horizontal plane.  No BPCE Banner shall extend beyond the frontage of the premises for which it is permitted.  The vertical height of a permitted BPCE Banner shall not exceed twenty (20) percent of its horizontal length.

Sec. 23-7.8.12. – Billboards/Off-Premise Signs.

Billboards/Off-Premise Signs Defined:  An advertising sign which directs the attention of the public to a business activity conducted, or product sold or offered for sale at a location other than the premises where such sign is located.

(1)        Billboards/Off-Premise Signs may be permitted only in the C-5, Interstate 10 Commercial Corridor and Gateway Zoning District.

(2)        An Official Business Directional Sign erected and maintained by the State of Louisiana, Department of Transportation and Development, or any other entity authorized by the State, which indicates to the traveling public the route and/or distance to scenic, historic, cultural, educational, recreational, wilderness or service sites or location of interest shall not be deemed to be included within the definition of BILLBOARD/OFF-PREMISE SIGNS.

(3)        Any advertisement structure permitted, authorized or contracted for by the state, parish or municipal governing authority pursuant to LSA-R.S. 48:236 under the terms of which advertising is allowed on convenience facilities such as benches, shelters, kiosks and other items located within public rights-of-way as designated stops of a public transit system, shall not be deemed to be included within the definition of BILLBOARD/OFF-PREMISE SIGNS.

Sec. 23-7.8.13. – Prohibited Signs.

(1)        Billboards and Off-Premise signs are prohibited in the following zoning districts:  R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5, R-6, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, and C-6.

(2)        Prohibited signs are subject to immediate removal at the direction of the Zoning Administrator, and upon removal become the property of the City of Breaux Bridge.

(3)        The following signs are specifically prohibited:

(a)        Any sign erected or painted upon a sloping roof, fence, tree, stand pipe, fire escape or utility pole.

(b)        Any sign which uses the word “stop” or “danger” prominently displayed and/or which a copy or imitation of official traffic control signs.

(c)        Signs which flash or illuminate intermittently, and animated signs except time and temperature or public service signs.

(d)       Signs which emit visible smoke, vapor, particles, or odor.

(e)        Signs with any lighting or control mechanism which causes radio or television or other communication interference.

(f)        Any sign or sign structure placed upon any street or highway right-of-way, except directional signs provided by the city.

(g)        Any sign affixed to any fence, tree, utility pole or traffic sign standard.

(h)        Any sign attached to or painted onto a vehicle parked adjacent to or on a public thoroughfare for the principal purpose of advertising.

(i)         Sandwich signs.

(j)         Snipe signs.

(k)        Tethered inflatable signs, either on-site or off-site.

(l)         Portable signs.

(m)       Revolving signs.

(n)        Lasers.

(o)        Search lights

(p)        Murals that serve to advertise or promote a business, service, product, activity, cause or event.

(q)        Any wire sign which is not specifically included in Section 23-7.8.10 herein, on public property.

(r)        All pole signs.

(s)        All abandoned Off-Premise Signs.

(t)        Vehicle Signs, advertising vehicle for sale are prohibited if the vehicle is not displayed on the property owned by the owner of the vehicle.

(u)        Any sign or sign structure installed within one hundred thirty (130) feet of the center of a intersection roundabout, except directional signs provided by the city or state.

(v)        Any sign not specifically defined and allowed by the provisions of this section are hereby prohibited.

(4)        Non-Conforming Signs: Any sign which violates any portion of this ordinance and that is in existence on the date of enactment of this amendment to the zoning ordinance of the City of Breaux Bridge shall be considered a non-conforming sign and shall be subject to the following conditions:

(a)        Signs are to be removed or made to conform to this section within one hundred and eighty (180) days’ notice of the violation.

(1)        All non-conforming signs made of paper, cloth, or other non-durable material.

(2)        All temporary signs other than those permitted herein.

(3)        All portable signs.

(b)        If any non-conforming sign is removed or destroyed, any replacement sign shall be in conformity with the requirements of this zoning ordinance.

(c)        Where a change in use, occupancy or ownership occurs which necessitates the altering of a sign in any manner, the altered or changed sign shall be in conformance with the requirements of this zoning ordinance.

(d)       Upon failure to comply within the time specified, the Zoning Administrator is hereby required to cause removal as provided by law of such sign and any expense incident thereto shall be paid by the owner, agent, or lessee of said sign or of the property upon which the sign is located.

(e)        The property owner of any non-conforming sign will be notified by certified or registered mail that said sign is not in compliance and no further sign permits will be issued while non-conforming use exists.

Sec. 23-7.8.14. – Changeable Message Signs.

Changeable Message Signs shall be limited to non-animated images, and each image must be displayed (dwell) for a minimum of thirty (30) seconds.  Maximum allowed daytime illumination is 5,000 nits.  Maximum allowed nighttime illumination is 200 nits.  Surface luminosity measurements are monitored with a calibrated luminosity meter taken from the area where the sign will be visible and directly in front.

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 9th day of October, 2018, 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 Brenda Castille Hobbs, seconded by Howard Alexander, and upon verification and assurance that the foregoing ordinance was:

  1. Introduced on September 11, 2018 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 9th day of October, 2018,

The Board of Aldermen, on the 9th day of October, 2018, adopted Ordinance Number 2247 by virtue of the following votes:

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

ABSTENTIONS: None

ATTEST:                                                                               APPROVED:

______________________                                                    ________________________

PATTIE B. DUPUIS,                                                                         RICKY CALAIS,

CITY CLERK                                                                                    MAYOR

 

___October 10, 2018____                                                      ____October 10, 2018____

DATE                                                                                     DATE

 

 

 

Upon motion of Glenn Michael Angelle, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the hiring of one police officer, Sean Veronie, and one dispatcher, Alisia Wyble, on the recommendation of Chief Rollie Cantu.

 

Upon motion of E.J. Ledet, duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried by the Board of Aldermen, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pattie B. Dupuis                                                        Ricky J. Calais

City Clerk                                                                 Mayor