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 September 14, 2021.

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

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

Absent: Eddy LeBlanc

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 Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved items #14 and #15 to be added to the agenda.

#14:     Adopt a Resolution changing the date of the October 2021 meeting to October 6,

2021.

            #15:     Consider approving a variance of the planning and zoning ordinance for the

                        Property located at 110 North Main Street, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, 70517.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Ernest Ledet, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the deletion of items #12 and #13 from the agenda.

            #12:     Approve the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board to approve the

request from Atchafalaya Trace Subdivision developers to use Article IV-Sec. 19-30 regarding sidewalks.

#13:     Rule to show cause for the property located at 924 Landry Street.

Upon motion of E.J. Ledet, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the minutes of the August 10, 2021 City Council Meeting.

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Scotty Borel, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the reappointment of Mr. Burton Dupuis to the Breaux Bridge Civil Service Board.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Neil Melancon, and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the funding for a new water well (Water Well No. 7) in the amount that exceeds State Capital Outlay Funds (approximately $99,000.00.).

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved a Resolution authorizing Mayor Calais to enter into agreements associated with administration and engineering services; and authorizing the Mayor to execute change orders pertaining to the construction of a New Water No. 7.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS the        The City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana         has received a commitment of funding from the State of Louisiana Office of Facility Planning & Control for the construction of a new water well, and

WHEREAS the funding amount from said office is restricted to $350,725:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the           The City Council           of the        The City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana         that:

Section 1. The      Mayor       is hereby authorized to commit to the providing of City funds for all construction costs that exceed the State Funds; and,

Section 2. The     Mayor       is further authorized to commit to the providing of City funds for all change orders that arise during construction.

A MOTION TO ADOPT the above resolution was made by Neil Melancon, seconded by         Ryan Breaux, and resulted in the following vote:

YEASRyan Breaux, Scotty Borel, Ernest Ledet, Neil Melancon
NAYSNone
ABSENTEddy LeBlanc
ABSTAININGNone

CERTIFICATE

We the undersigned do certify that the foregoing resolution is a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted at a meeting held on the 14th day of September, 2021, at which meeting a quorum was present and voting.

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                                                            Mayor

ATTEST:

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City Clerk

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Scotty Borel and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved creating a line-item budget for the City Marshal’s Office in the amount of $5,000.00.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Neil Melancon and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved the purchase of three police units and accompanying equipment.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved a Resolution changing the regularly scheduled October 2021 meeting to Wednesday October 6, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. at the normal meeting place of the Breaux Bridge City Hall Board Room located at 101 Berard Street, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, 70517.

Upon motion of Neil Melancon, duly seconded by Ryan Breaux and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen approved granting a variance to the property owners of 110 North Main Street to remove the existing garage which has become a hazard, and rebuild a sound structure for sheltered parking.

Upon motion of Ryan Breaux, duly seconded by Ernest Ledet and unanimously carried, the Board of Aldermen adjourned the meeting

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Kristi LeBlanc                                                                                      Ricky J. Calais

City Clerk                                                                                             Mayor