July 10, 2023 Town of Brusly Brusly, Louisiana The regular meeting of the Town of…
May 8, 2023
Town of Brusly
The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was called to order this date, May 8, 2023, at the Brusly Town Hall, at 6:30 p.m., by Mayor Rhodes. Council Member Bourgeois led the Pledge of Allegiance. A roll call determined the following officials present:
Mayor Scot Rhodes
Council Members: Rusty Daigle, Joanne Bourgeois, Blake Tassin, Shane André, Don Neisler
Town Attorney: Thomas Acosta, Jr.
Recognitions & Commendations: None
A motion to approve minutes of the Town’s regular meeting of April 10, 2023, as presented, was made by Council Member Bourgeois; seconded by Council Member Tassin. Mayor Rhodes opened the floor for public comment. Hearing no comments, the motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Public Works Committee:
Mayor Rhodes read the Public Works Report, as prepared by Public Works Supervisor Shane Sarradet, for the month of April. There were 8.8 inches of rainfall in the month; there were no drainage issues reported; no “out of compliance” test result on the Sewer Treatment Facility; several catch basin sinkholes repaired; raised a total of 3 grates to allow better flow into culverts; the first phase of the Venzule drainage project is complete; performed camera imaging on approx. 1000’ of main sewer line on Courtney St, Irma St, Lee Dr, and Gwin St; found significant leak in lateral line leading to the main sewer line on Gwin St; 2 culvert program installs on Bourgeois St; no incidents to report for maintenance department for the month of April.
Regular bulk trash will be picked up the week of May 8th; the extra trash pickup will be May 26th.
Flags will be put up for Memorial Day and fly through July 4th.
Planning and Zoning Committee:
Mayor Rhodes read aloud the variance request of Jonell Sarradet at 334 W. Main Street for Non-Compliance Sec. 120-146(c)(2); R-2 Single Family Residential, rear depth reduced to 5 feet. Having been unanimously recommended by the Planning & Zoning Commission, a motion to approve was made by Council Member Daigle; seconded by Council Member Neisler. Mayor Rhodes opened the floor for public comment. Hearing no comments, the motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Mayor Rhodes noted that the “Budget to Actual Comparison Report” for April, in the meeting packets, is available for Council Members to review.
The Mayor referred to his Budget Message, included in the meeting packet, for Council Members to review.
Personnel Committee: None
Recreation Committee: None
Police Committee: None
Governmental Affairs Committee:
Council Member Bourgeois narrated a slide presentation accompanying a Landmark Plaque application for the home at 2227 Allene Street, presently owned by Joseph & Evelyn Mancuso. Upon the conclusion of the presentation, Council Member Bourgeois made a motion to award a Landmark Plaque to the home; seconded by Council Member André. Mayor Rhodes opened the floor for public comments. Hearing no comments, the motion passed unanimously.
Consideration of Vetoed Ordinances: None
Hearing & Final Action on Ordinance: None
Introduction of Ordinances:
Council Member André introduced Ordinance 2 of 2023-Town Budget Adjustments 2022/2023 fiscal year. Council Member Bourgeois introduced Ordinance 3 of 2023-Sewer Budget Adjustments 2022/2023 fiscal year. Council Member Tassin introduced Ordinance 4 of 2023-Town Budget 2023/2024 fiscal year.
Council Member Daigle introduced Ordinance 5 of 2023-Sewer Budge 2023/2024 fiscal year.
A motion was made by Council Member Bourgeois to defer the collection of the Town’s Ad Valorem tax for 2023; seconded by Council Member Tassin. Mayor Rhodes opened the floor for public comment. Hearing no comments, the motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Police Department Report:
Police Department Report for the month of April was given by Chief Lefeaux. There were six (6) alarms, one (1) animal problem, one (1) assault, two (2) civil incidents, one (1) civil problem, two (2) controlled substances, three (3) disturbances, one (1) family disturbance, one (1) fraud, one (1) harassment, four (4) medicals, one (1) mental subject, one (1) missing person, nine (9) no insurance tows, one (1) property, one (1) stolen property, one (1) suspicious activity/vehicle, six (6) traffic accidents, two (2) traffic problems, one (1) warrant, two (2) weapons offenses and one (1) welfare check. For the month, there were 49 total events, 304 total citations and 309 total violations.
Through use of the Flock License Plate Camera System, there were 3 stolen plates, 12 warrant arrests, 5 missing persons and 2 stolen vehicles recovered.
Mayor Rhodes gave brief updates on the Joliet Trail Project and the Venzule Drainage Project. The Mayor reported that new flowers were scheduled to be planted at St. James Park. Mayor Rhodes will be meeting with DOTD to discuss drainage along LA Hwy 1. Brusly High Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, May 11th at 7:00pm.
Remarks of Personal Privilege: None
Town Hall will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.
There will be a Landmark Plaque Ceremony held at Town Hall on Sunday, June 11th at 3:30pm.
Council Member André made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Council Member Tassin. Hearing no comments, the motion passed with a unanimous vote. The meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.
/s/Scot Rhodes, Mayor /s/Blaine Rabalais, Town Clerk