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Landmark & Heritage Meeting Minutes – October 2021

October 18, 2021

A meeting of the Brusly Landmark and Heritage Commission was held on Monday October 18, 2021, at Brusly Town Hall, Brusly, Louisiana.  Chairman Rills called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM. Commissioner Bourgeois led the Pledge of Allegiance.  A roll call determined the following:

Commission Chairman:                      Jim Rills
Commission Members Present:          Billy Bourgeois, Margaret Canella, Edward Dupuy,
Commission Members Absent:          Rose Jackson, Shirley Jordan,  Henry Soniat
Advisory Members Present:               Brian Falcon, Billy Hebert
Advisory Members Absent:               Scarlet Callicoatte
Others present:                                   Joanne Bourgeois

Upon motion by Commissioner Bourgeois; seconded by Commissioner Dupuy, the minutes of the  July 19, 2021, meeting were unanimously approved as written.

Landmark Plaque Applications:
Ms. Joanne Bourgeois narrated a slide presentation accompanying Landmark Plaque applications for the following homes:

  • 244 First St. – built in 1960 (currently owned by Lois Crockett Hilley);
  • 440 W. Main St. – built in 1968 (currently owned by Claudette Purnell);
  • 116 Lee Dr. – built in 1963 (currently owned by James L. & Debbie T. Keith)

Upon the conclusion of the presentation, a motion to recommend the homes to the Town Council as Landmark Plaque recipients was made by Commissioner Canella; seconded by Commissioner Bourgeois. The motion passed unanimously.

Former Landmark Site Applications:   None

Other Business:
A motion to re-elect the current officers of the Landmark & Heritage Commission, by acclamation, was made by Commissioner Canella; seconded by Commissioner Bourgeois. By unanimous vote, Commissioner Rills was re-elected Landmark & Heritage Chair and Commissioner Soniat was re-elected Vice Chair.

Members were asked if they would consider changing the meeting time to 6:00 p.m. as requested by an Advisory Commission Member; the consensus was to leave the time as 6:30 p.m.

Discussion ensued regarding a possible Former Landmark Site. Since little information is presently available, members agreed to search for more information about the site.

The meeting dates for 2022 were set as follows:
January 24, 2022
April 18, 2022
July 18, 2022
October 17, 2022

Public Comment:
Ms. Joanne Bourgeois announced that there will be a Veteran’s Day Breakfast on November 11th at 8:30 am in the Chambers of the Town Hall.

A motion was made by Commissioner Canella to adjourn; seconded by Commissioner Dupuy.  The motion passed with a unanimous vote. Commission Chairman Rills adjourned the meeting at 6:54 PM

/s/Patricia Gaudet Thibodaux, Secretary

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