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July 10, 2017
Town of Brusly
The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was held this date, July 10, 2017, at the Brusly Town Hall, at 6:30 P.M. Council Member Andrè 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 June 12, 2017 was made by Council Member Bourgeois 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: None
Planning and Zoning Committee:
Mayor Rhodes presented the preliminary plat, showing the re-subdivision of lots 1 & 2 of the Adonis Thibodeaux Heir property into lots BD-1 & BD-2 located in section 56, Township 7 South, range 12 East S.E. land district, west of the Mississippi River, Town of Brusly, parish of West Baton Rouge, state of Louisiana for Oscar & Mary Denham. Mr. Cletus Langlois of Patin Engineers & Surveyors, representing Oscar & Mary Denham, described the plat to the Council. Having been favorably recommended by the Planning & Zoning Commission, a motion to approve the plat was made by Council Member Andrè; seconded by Council Member Neisler. Mayor Rhodes opened the floor for public comments. Hearing no comments, a roll call vote was had with the following results:
Yeas: Richard, Andrè, Neisler, Daigle, Bourgeois
The motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Rhodes presented the preliminary plat of River Mill Reserve third filing – lots 24 thru 49 zero lot line residential development being Tract “X-4-A-1-A” and Tract “X-4-A-2-A” – Portion of additions to Cinclare Plantation, located in sections 15 & 16, Township 8 South, range 12 East, Southeastern land district, west of the Mississippi River, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana for Ace Holdings, LLC. Mr. Jim Tatum of Tatum Engineering, representing Ace Holdings, explained that the developer was here to request approval of the plat due to the expiration of the timeline on the previously approved plat. Mr. Tatum reported that the Planning & Zoning Commission had re-approved the plat unanimously and offered to answer any questions.
Mr. John Pritchett and Dr. Paul Tschirky, residents of The Gates at the Oak Subdivision, voiced concerns about drainage, street lighting, the need of a buffer zone between the subdivisions and the need for a storm water detention area.
Attorney Acosta advised the Council that the preliminary plat only needs to show how the developer plans to divide the property, thus only the existing drainage needs to be shown on the plat. Mr. Acosta further advised that the issues of street lighting, drainage and storm water detention are to be addressed on the construction plans which will come before the Council for consideration if the preliminary plat is approved.
Council Member Neisler asked if the preliminary plat met the all the requirements of the preliminary plat check list according to Town of Brusly ordinances, and if the preliminary plat met the subdivision regulations according to the Town of Brusly’s engineers? After being told “Yes,” on both points, by the Mayor, a motion to approve the plat was made by Council Member Neisler; seconded by Council Member Bourgeois. Hearing no other comments, a roll call vote was had with the following results:
Yeas: Neisler, Bourgeois
Nays: Andrè, Daigle, Richard
The motion failed.
Mayor Rhodes read aloud a variance request for non-compliance – Sec. 19.6 Servitude Encroachment for Michael Hebert, 1603 Orleans Quarter Drive, to build a fence. Having been part of an earlier blanket recommendation from the Planning & Zoning Commission for Orleans Quarters Drive, a motion to approve was made by Council Member Andrè; seconded by Council Member Richard. Mayor Rhodes opened the floor for public comments. Hearing no comments, a roll call vote was had with the following results:
Yeas: Neisler, Daigle, Bourgeois, Richard, Andrè
The motion passed unanimously.
Finance Committee: None
Upon the recommendation of Police Chief Lefeaux, a motion to hire Danielle Mitchel as a full time police officer was made by Council Member Richard; seconded by Council Member Bourgeois. Mayor Rhodes opened the floor for public comment. Hearing no comments, the motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Recreation Committee: None
Police Committee: None
Governmental Affairs Committee: None
Consideration of Vetoed Ordinances: None
Hearing and Final Action on Ordinances: None
Introduction of Ordinances:
Council Member Bourgeois introduced ordinance 4 of 2017, Chapter 19 – Rezoning of 438 East Main Street, from B-1 to R-3.
Resolutions and Commendations: None
Police Department Report:
Police Department Report for the month of June was given by Police Chief Jonathan Lefeaux. There was one (1) 911 hang up call, three (3) alarms, five (5) assists to other departments, five (5) public assists, twelve (12) disturbance calls, nineteen (19) insurance tows, one (1) suspicious persons or vehicle, three (3) traffic accidents, one (1) traffic complaint, one (1) warrant arrest, five (5) damage to property calls, three (3) battery calls, three (3) unlocks, three (3) fireworks, one (1) trespass, one (1) illegal carrying of weapons and ten (10) miscellaneous/civil calls. For the month, there were 87 total complaints, 129 total citations and 185 total violations.
Mayor Rhodes thanked Council Member Bourgeois, Town Clerk Rabalais, Public Works Director Sarradet and the rest of the staff for their assistance while he was on vacation. The Mayor announced that he, Town Clerk Blaine Rabalais and staff employee Patricia Thibodaux would be attending the LMA Convention being held in Shreveport July 26th thru the 29th. Mayor Rhodes, Town Clerk Rabalais and Council Member Bourgeois attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for Evolve Skin Care & E. Fenton Photography on June 28th.
Remarks of Personal Privilege:
In reply to a question from Mr. Kim LeMoine regarding signage on the levee project, Mayor Rhodes reported that signs are being designed prohibiting motor vehicles from traveling parish wide on top the levee.
Ms. Rosa Stelly requested the town consider putting culverts in town owned right of way ditches.
There will be a Landmark & Heritage Meeting July 17th at 6:30 P.M.
A motion was made by Council Member Richard to adjourn; seconded by Council Member Daigle. Hearing no comments, the motion passed with a unanimous vote. The meeting adjourned at 7:07 P.M.
/s/Scot Rhodes, Mayor /s/Blaine Rabalais, Town Clerk