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Town Meeting Minutes – Monday, April 9, 2012

April 9, 2012

Town of Brusly
Brusly, Louisiana

The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was held this date, April 9, 2012 at the Brusly Town Hall.
Council Member Neisler led the Pledge of Allegiance. A roll call determined the following officials present:
Mayor: Mayor Joey Normand
Council Members: Thomas Olinde, Joanne Bourgeois, Landess Hebert,
Shane André, Donald Neisler
Town Attorney: Thomas Acosta, Jr.

A motion to approve the minutes of the Town’s regular meeting of March 12, 2012, was made by Council Member Neisler and seconded by Council Member Olinde. Mayor Normand opened the floor for public comments. Hearing no comments, the motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Public Works Committee:
Mayor Normand gave a brief update regarding Orleans West Subdivision drainage impact report.

Planning and Zoning Committee: None
Finance Committee: None
Personnel Committee: None
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: None
Resolutions and Commendations: None

Fire Department Report:
Fire Chief Alleman gave the Fire Chief’s report for March. There were nine (9) first aid calls inside Town and eleven (11) outside Town. There were no fire calls inside the Town and one (1) outside Town. There were two (2) motor vehicle fires and one (1) trash fire. There was one (1) motor vehicle crash and one (1) mutual aid call. The total calls for the month were twenty-seven (27). The total for the year is eighty-three (83).

Police Department Report:
Report for the month of March was given by Sgt. Ned Robertson. There were nine (9) wrecks, seven (7) bench warrant arrests, one (1) damage to property, three (3) alarms, four (4) assists to other agencies, three (3) juvenile matters, eight (8) traffic arrests and ten (10) miscellaneous calls. For the month’s total, there were 45 calls, 258 citations and 317 violations.

Mayor Normand received a Thank You Note from Brusly High School for teaching a Chemistry class.

Mayor’s Report:
Mayor Normand reported that the APS handheld ticket software was now in operation and working well. The Mayor thanked the staff for their participation in hosting the successful CRPC Meeting in April. Mayor Normand also announced that the River Mill Reserve zero lot line construction had been approved and the culverts on Richard Street were halfway complete.

Remarks of Personal Privilege:
Council Member Bourgeois spoke about the very successful Brusly High 100th Anniversary program that was held at Brusly Middle School on the 25th of March. Council Member Bourgeois gave special thanks to Fire Chief Alleman and Asst. Fire Chief Hunts for putting together an Honor Guard for opening ceremonies. Council Member Bourgeois also gave special thanks to Sgt. Ned Robertson for traffic direction. Council Member Bourgeois announced there would be a Landmark & Heritage Meeting on April 16th at 6:30PM in the Brusly Town Hall.
Wayne Delapasse and Julie Rose, WBR Museum Director, spoke in support of the upcoming tax election on the 21st of April that will renew the millage funds for the WBR Parish Museum and the WBR Parish Council on Ageing.
Mayor Normand also spoke in support of the tax election of the 21st of April.
Mayor Normand gave a power point presentation of his trip to China.

WBR Relay for Life will be held April 21st , 3:00PM to 5:00AM at Brusly High School.
A motion was made by Council Member André to adjourn; seconded by Council Member Olinde. The motion passed with a unanimous vote. The meeting adjourned at 7:03 PM.

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Joey Normand, Mayor Debbie Berthelot, Town Clerk

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