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Minutes of the Brusly Landmark & Heritage Commission – April 20, 2009

A meeting of the Town of Brusly Landmark and Heritage Commission was held on Monday, April 20, 2009 in the Centennial Room, Brusly Town Hall, Brusly, Louisiana. Chairman Jim Rills opened the meeting at 6:30 PM.

Voting Members Present: Jim Rills, Shane Sarradet, Margaret Canella, Rose Jackson, Shirley Jordan.

Voting Members Absent: None

Non-voting Members Present: Kevin Durbin.

Non-voting Members Absent : Brian Falcon, Jason Creighton.

Others present: Marianne Berthelot, Secretary, Joanne Bourgeois, Brusly Town Council, Edith Owens.

Upon motion of Mr. Sarradet, seconded by Mrs. Canella, the minutes of the January 26, 2009 meeting were approved as written.

1. Applications reviewed:

1) John Landry Home
2) Dan & Ada LeJeune Home
3) Gary Soniat Home
4) Bill & Blanche Dupuy Home
5) Willard Landry Home

It was determined that the applications submitted meet all criteria. Mr. Sarradet made a motion recommending approval by the Town Council. Mrs. Jordan seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

2. Date of Plaque Awards Ceremony set for:

June 14, 2009 – 3:00 PM – Brusly Town Hall.

Mrs. Canella was recognized. She explained to members that she is currently looking into obtaining a grant to create a Promenade on the Levee near St. James Square and walking trails behind the levee. She asked for a letter of support of the Commission and stated that the Commission would not be involved in any monetary commitment. Members agreed to a letter of support signed by the Chairman.

Under Public Comments, Mrs. Edith Owens was recognized. She stated that although she remembered childhood days of activities behind the levee, she had concerns about safety in today’s society.

There was no other business to come before the Commission.

Mr. Sarradet made a motion to adjourn. Mrs. Jackson seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.

The meeting of the Landmark & Heritage Commission adjourned at 7:15 PM.

Marianne Berthelot, Secretary

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