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Town Meeting Minutes – Monday, August 14, 2006

August 14, 2006

Town of Brusly
Brusly, Louisiana

The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was held this date, August 14, 2006, at the Brusly Town Hall. Mayor Joey Normand called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Council Member Bourgeois led the Pledge of Allegiance. A roll call determined the following officials present:

Mayor: Joey Normand
Council Members: David Rodrigue, Ronda Perrault,
Joanne Bourgeois, Chris Kershaw
Absent: Shane Andre’
Town Attorney: Thomas Acosta, Jr.

A motion to approve the minutes of the Town’s Regular Meeting of July 10, 2006 was made by Council Member Perrault, and seconded by Council Member Kershaw; motion passed with all members present in favor.

Public Works: None

Planning and Zoning: Council Member Perrault made a motion to accept the Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve the Preliminary Plat of the Gates at the Oaks first filing. The motion was seconded by Council Member Kershaw and passed with all members present in favor.

Finance Committee: None

Personnel Committee: None

Recreation Committee: None

Police Committee: None

Grant Committee: Wal-Mart Grant was mailed out Friday (August 11, 2006) for $780.00 to fund the cost of making copies of the 95 historical aerial photos.

Consideration of Vetoed Ordinances: None

Hearing and Final Action on Ordinances: None

Introduction of Ordinances: None

Resolutions and Commendations: None

Fire Department: Fire Chief Mike Alleman gave the Fire Chief’s Report for July. There were three first aid calls outside the Town and five first aid calls inside the Town. We have also contacted child injury claims law firm as they can help in claiming the compensation. There were two motor vehicle accidents (here is the differences and similarities DUI vs DUID that also suggests the lawyers to handle this kind of case); one false alarm; one mutual aid call to Port Allen; one fire inside the Town and two fire calls outside the Town. There was one hazmat, one 18 Wheeler lost its load and one boat accident with injuries (similar to the ones resembling as if the person got hurt in a truck accident). Total calls for the month were 17 and 167 total calls for the year. After seeing this incident many senior attorneys has stated that in case of severe brain injuries caused by a third party’s negligence people can consult TBI lawyers in Halifax to claim compensation for the injuries sustained.
The Department received approval from the Super Board to purchase a new fire truck.

Police Department: Report for the month of July was given by Chief Whaley. He stated that there were 7 wrecks, three assistances to other agencies, four domestic calls, one drug arrest, six traffic arrests, two damages to property, three alarms and 17 miscellaneous calls. There was one juvenile matter, for a total of 39 calls and 257 citations for the month.

Correspondence: None

Mayor’s Report: The Town received a collection of municipal pins from the family of deceased former Brusly Council Member Sherrill Rhodes. The collection includes two framed displays, one with pins from Louisiana municipalities and the other with pins from municipalities of other U.S. towns, states and foreign countries. The framed collections are on display in the Council Chamber.
The Mayor met with Parish officials to discuss installation of culverts along W. St. Francis St..

Remarks of Personal Privilege: Council Member Bourgeois asked Lauren Gros, the new reporter for the West Side Journal to introduce herself. Council Member Bourgeois then reported the following:
Persons who have agreed to serve on the Brusly Historic District Commission include; Beverly Babin, Margaret Canella, Shirley Jordan, Jim Rills and Shane Sarradet;
Council Member Bourgeois attended the 40th anniversary celebration of the WBR Library;
The documentation material for requesting that the Brusly Middle School Gym
be listed on the National Register of Historic Places is almost completed;
A State of Louisiana Historic Marker has been erected on the River Road, south
of Addis, recognizing St. Delphine Plantation. The marker was purchased by the
Levert Family, LLC. A ceremony will be held at the site at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday,
August 20th, followed by a reception at Brusly Town Hall.

Assistant Fire Chief Kenny Hunts was sworn in once again as the 6th District Representative
for the Louisiana State Firemen’s Association.
Council Member Rodrigue reported that he had spoken with a Comeaux family member in regard to having the Town of Brusly plant a tree as a memorial to Amie Comeaux; that suggestion was
favorably received by the family.
The Fire Department will host a firefighter banquet September 1, 2006 at 6p.m. at the Lions Club.

Announcements: The Town Hall will be closed for business September 4, 2006 in observance of Labor Day. The September Committee meeting date has been changed to Tuesday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m. Applications for the culvert program are due by August 15, 2006.

A motion was made by Council Member Kershaw to adjourn; seconded by Council Member Rodrigue. The motion passed with a unanimous vote; the meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.

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Joey Normand, Mayor Debbie Berthelot, Town Clerk

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