February 12, 2018
Town of Brusly
The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was held this date, February 12, 2018, at the Brusly Town Hall, at 6:30 p.m. Council Member Richard led the Pledge of Allegiance. A roll call determined the following officials present:
Mayor: Scot Rhodes
Council Members: Rusty Daigle, Joanne Bourgeois, Terry Richard, Shane Andrè, Don Neisler
Town Attorney: Thomas Acosta, Jr.
A motion to approve the minutes of the Town’s regular meeting of January 8, 2018, as presented was made by Council Member Andrè and seconded by Council Member Neisler. Mayor Rhodes opened the floor for public comment. Hearing no comments, the motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Public Works Committee:
Mayor Rhodes read aloud Resolution 1 of 2018, supporting the use of East and West St. Francis Street as a corridor for the Joliet Trail being designed by WBR Parish through grand funding. A motion to approve Resolution 1 of 2018 was made by Council Member Neisler; seconded by Council Member Daigle. Mayor Rhodes opened the floor for public comments. Hearing no comments, the motion passed unanimously.
Planning and Zoning Committee: None
Mayor Rhodes referred Council Members to review the “Budget to Actual Comparison Report” included in the meeting packets.
Mayor Rhodes recommended hiring Brandi Davis to fill the position of Traffic Clerk. A motion to hire Brandi Davis at the rate of $15.00 an hour, with the starting date of March 1, 2018, was made by Council Member Bourgeois; seconded by Council Member Andrè. Mayor Rhodes opened the floor for public comments. Hearing no comment, the motion passed unanimously.
Recreation Committee: None
Police Committee: None
Governmental Affairs Committee:
Council Member Bourgeois presented the following homes, recommended by the Landmark & Heritage Commission, at its January 22nd meeting, to receive Landmark Plaques:
• 438 E. Main Street – The Hubbard and Seessel Blanchard Peavy Home (currently owned by Susan Thomas);
• 1042 W. Main Street – The George and Miriam Hebert Home (currently owned by Todd & Sonja LeRay);
• 152 N. LaBauve. – The Brantley and Ida Lee Leray Home (currently owned by Todd & Sonja LeRay).
A motion to approve the Landmarks was made by Council Member Bourgeois; seconded by Council Member Richard. Mayor Rhodes opened the floor for public comment. Hearing no comments, the motion passed unanimously.
Consideration of Vetoed Ordinances: None
Hearing and Final Action on Ordinances: None
Introduction of Ordinances: None
Resolutions and Commendations: None
Police Department Report:
Police Department Report for the month of January was given by Assistant Chief Southon. There were eight (8) alarms, seven (7) warrant arrests, three (3) assists to other agencies, two (2) drug reports, ten (10) miscellaneous complaints, five (5) disturbance calls, four (4) public assists, 11 no insurance tows, six (6) crash reports, three (3) suspicious person/vehicle calls, three (3) medical, three (3) unlock calls, five (5) traffic complaints, two (2) fire calls and one (1) harassing phone call. For the month, there were 71 total complaints, 209 total citations and 300 total violations.
Mayor’s Report: None
Remarks of Personal Privilege:
Council Member Bourgeois reported that the Fire District has 200 smoke detectors on order and will be distributing them to residents who complete an application; information will be available at Town Hall. Council Member Bourgeois also announced that the Arbor Day Ceremony will be held on February 28th at 1:00 PM, at Alexander Park, weather permitting.
The Town Hall will be closed February 13, 2018 for Mardi Gras.
The Planning & Zoning meeting will be held February 28th at 6:30 pm.
A motion was made by Council Member Andrè to adjourn; seconded by Council Member Richard. Hearing no comments, the motion passed with a unanimous vote. The meeting adjourned at 6:42 PM.
/s/Scot Rhodes, Mayor /s/Blaine Rabalais, Town Clerk