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 Wednesday October 6, 2021.

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

were recited. 

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

Absent:  None

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

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, Item #11 (Approve a conditional variance regarding 2309 Grand Point Avenue, Breaux Bridge, La.) was moved to ITEM 2 under Board of Adjustment Appeal Hearing.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the minutes of the September 14, 2021City Council meeting were approved.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, Items #8 (Approve recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Committee to rezone two lots (Parcel ID# 05902D1819 and 05902D2123) located on Latiolais Drive from Commercial -5 to Residential-3.), #9 (Approve recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Committee to rezone two lots (Parch ID #05902D1305 and 05902D1204) located on Latiolais Drive from Commercial -5 to Residential -3, and #10 (Approve recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Committee to rezone six lots (Parcel ID# 05902D1210, 05902D1206, 05902D1409, 05902D1107, 05902D0908, & 05902D1508), were tabled until the November 2021 meeting.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen denied the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission concerning Atchafalaya Trace.  The Board of Aldermen will review the Ordinance.

Roll call vote as follows:

District A -Deny and review the Ordinance

District B- Deny and review the Ordinance

District C-Deny and review the Ordinance

District D-Deny and review the Ordinance

District E-Deny and review the Ordinance

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a Resolution calling for adoption of the Systems Survey and Compliance Questionnaire as required by the Office of the Legislative Auditor, State of Louisiana. The Resolution was adopted as submitted.

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR ADOPTION OF THE SYSTEMS SURVEY AND COMPLIANCE QUESTIONNAIRE AS REQUIRED BY THE OFFICE OF THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR, STATE OF LOUISIANA.

WHEREAS, The Legislative Auditor, State of Louisiana requires a Systems Survey and Compliance Questionnaire, and;

WHEREAS, Said questionnaire is to be completed and submitted to the Auditing Firm of Champagne and Company, LLC and;

WHEREAS, Said questionnaire must be adopted by a resolution of the Board of Aldermen,

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Aldermen, of the City of Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana duly convened in regular session on this the 6h day of October 2021, that the aforementioned Systems Survey and Compliance Questionnaire is hereby adopted by the City of Breaux Bridge;

BE IF FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, said completed questionnaire and this resolution are forwarded to the auditing firm Champagne and Company, LLC engaged by the City of Breaux Bridge.

The foregoing resolution having been submitted to a vote and the vote thereon was as follows:

YEAS:          Ryan Breaux, Scotty Borel, Ernest Ledet, Neil Melancon, Eddy LeBlanc

NAYS:         None

ABSENT:    None

And the resolution was adopted this one Thibod aux, Howard Ale Mic6h day of October 2021, at which meeting a quorum was present.

GIVEN UNDER MY OFFICIAL SIGNATURE and seal of office this 6th day of October, 2021.

                                                                                    ____________________

                                                                                    Ricky Calais

                                                                                    Mayor

ATTEST:

_____________________

Kristi LeBlanc

City Clerk

Upon motion of Neil Melancon duly seconded by Scotty Borel and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution authorizing Joseph Guidry to be a signature party to execute the necessary documents with DOTD for State Project No. H.014516 (Mills St Extension) on behalf of the City of Breaux Bridge.

RESOLUTION

This resolution authorizes Joseph Guidry, on behalf of the City of Breaux Bridge to enter into an agreement with the LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT concerning the extension of Mills Avenue (State highway 94).

WHEREAS, the Lafayette Metropolitan Organization has approved funding for the extension of Mills Avenue (State highway 94) from Rees Street to Doyle Melancon Road,

WHEREAS, the City is required to enter into an agreement with the LOUSIAIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT concerning this project, which obligates the City to pay 20% of project engineering and construction costs; and

WHEREAS, in order to proceed with the design and construction of said roadway extension, the Department of Transportation and Development requires that the governing authority authorize a responsible party to execute the subject agreement on behalf of the City.

BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Breaux Bridge that Joseph Guidry, is hereby authorized to execute on behalf of the City of Breaux Bridge, an agreement with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development which obligates the City to pay 20% of project costs, including engineering and construction.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if any portion or item of this resolution or the application thereof is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions, items or applications of this resolution which can be given effect without invalid provisions, items or applications and to this end the provisions of this resolution are hereby declared severable.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all resolutions or parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

The forgoing motion was offered by Neil Melancon, seconded by Scotty Borel, and put to a vote on this 6th day of October, 2021.

The vote was as follows:

YEAS: Ryan Breaux, Scotty Borel, Ernest Ledet, Neil Melancon, Eddy LeBlanc

NAYS: None            

ABSENT: None       

ABSTAIN: None                                                                             

AND THIS RESOLUTION was declared adopted as of the 6th day of October, 2021.

Signed: ________________________________________________  

                     Ricky J. Calais, Mayor, City of Breaux Bridge

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux duly seconded by Eddy LeBlanc and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen Adopted a resiliency plan in compliance with the LCDBG Grant requirements. 

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen authorized the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to fund the oxidation pond rehabilitation project.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution authorizing submittal of ARPA Water Sector Program Grant application, approving local match, and entering into agreements associated with Engineering services.

RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUMMITAL OF ARPA WATER SECTOR PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION, APPROVING LOCAL MATCH, AND ENTERING INTO AGREEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENGINEERING SERVICES

WHEREAS,the City of Breaux Bridge (“City”) desires to submit an ARPA Water Sector Program Grant Application (the “Application”); and,

WHEREAS, the City intends to use local funds for the required local match of a minimum of 25% match, up to 76% match to improve grant rating; and,

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

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

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

  1. The Mayor be authorized to act on behalf of the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, in all matters pertaining to the ARPA Water Sector Program.  The Mayor is further authorized to execute any and all documentation associated with this project.
  • The City of Breaux Bridge hereby pledges a minimum of 25% in matching funds to the ARPA Water Sector Program funding for the construction of the projects identified in the Application.
  • The City enters into an agreement with Domingue, Szabo and Associates, Inc. to assist with the development of the Application, and thereafter to perform all engineering consulting services, including basic engineering design, topographic surveying, project representation, construction phase services and any other engineering costs incurred by the City, following a grant award.

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

YEA: Ryan Breaux, Scotty Borel, Ernest Ledet, Neil Melancon, Eddy LeBlanc

NAY: None

ABSENT: None

 WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Resolution duly adopted in full on this 6th day of October, 2021.

ATTEST:

________________________________                    ________________________________

         Krisit LeBlanc, City Clerk                                             Ricky Calais, Mayor

Rule to show cause on the properties located at 924 Landry Street and 214 Avon Court.

Compliance Officer, Bianca Faulk and State Code Inspector, Rodney Richard stated the issues with the property located at 924 Landry Street.  Mr. Dalton Alexander decided to try and bring the home up to code.

Upon motion of E. J. Ledet duly seconded by Scotty Borel and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen allowed Mr. Dalton Alexander 6 months to bring the property located at 924 Landry Street up to code.  Also, in accordance with what our State Code Inspector, Rodney Richard states necessary to satisfy codes and permits. 

Compliance Officer Bianca Faulk and State Code Inspector Rodney Richard stated the issues with the property located at 214 Avon Court, owned by First Stone Investments, LLC.  Mr. Rodney Richard recommended that the property be condemned and demolished due to it being unsafe to the public. 

Upon motion of Eddy LeBlanc duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen ordered that the property located at 214 Avon Court be condemned and demolished as recommended by our State Code Inspector, Mr. Rodney Richard. 

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

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Kristi LeBlanc, CMC                                                    Ricky Calais

City Clerk                                                                    Mayor