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July 11, 2005
Town of Brusly
The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was held this date, July 11, 2005 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,
Absent: Shane Andre’
Town Attorney: Jamie Fontenot
A motion to approve the minutes of the Town’s Special Meeting of June 6, 2005, was made by Council Member Perrault, seconded by Council Member Kershaw and passed with a unanimous vote.
A motion to approve the minutes of the Town’s Regular Meeting of June 13, 2005, was made by Council Member Bourgeois, seconded by Council Member Perrault and passed with a unanimous vote.
Mayor Normand recommended the appointment of Mrs. Debbie Berthelot as Town Clerk. Motion to approve was made by Council Member Bourgeois, seconded by Council Member Rodrigue and passed with the following vote:
Yeas: Rodrigue, Perrault, Bourgeois, Kershaw
Public Works: Mayor Normand requested authorization from the Council to sign a contract with DOTD for the Town to continue cutting the grass on LA 1 and Main Street. Motion made by Council Member Perrault, seconded by Council Member Kershaw and passed with a unanimous vote.
Council Member Bourgeois gave a report on the Tree Inventory completed by Alicia Arrington, Graduate Student-Urban Forestry, Southern University. Council Member Bourgeois and Maintenance Supervisor Butch Leger will tour the Town and look for the trees in the poorest condition and use grant funds to have them removed.
Mayor Normand announced that the Culvert program has started and the deadline for accepting applications is August 15, 2005.
Planning and Zoning: A motion was made by Council Member Bourgeois authorizing Mayor Normand to sign the final plat for Oak Plaza Drive, seconded by Council Member Perrault and passed with a unanimous vote.
Finance Committee: The 1999 Ford police car has been sold. Council Member Kershaw recommended asking auditor Don DeVille for an interim financial review six months into the fiscal year to see if any changes need to be made.
Recreation Committee: The Babe Ruth tournament held at Alexander Park went fine. The swing set for Alexander Park has been ordered.
Police Committee: The Police Department received a judgment check in the amount of $3,046 from the District Attorney’s office from a drug seizure. Chief Whaley will open a special account since, by law, the funds must be deposited into an interest bearing account and used in drug enforcement activities.
Grant Committee: The Town received a Rural Development Grant of $24,625.75 to purchase lights at Brusly High Softball field, to purchase a mower and four-wheeler for Maintenance Department, to purchase guns for the Police Department and a swing set for Alexander Park. Also, a $1,000 grant from Wal-Mart was received to help build a Veteran’s Memorial Monument. The Town has also applied for a Dow Community Grant to assist with the cost of the monument. Council Member Perrault made a motion to approve applying for the Dow grant, seconded by Council Member Rodrigue and passed with a unanimous vote.
Council Member Bourgeois made a motion to approve Resolution #4 to set the 2005 tax millage at 2.16 mills. The motion was seconded by Council Member Perrault and passed with a unanimous vote.
Fire Department: The report of the Brusly Volunteer Fire Department was given by Assistant Fire Chief Fred McKenzie. In June, there were three first aid calls in the Town and 11 first aid calls outside the Town. There were no fire calls in the Town and one fire call outside the Town. There was one mutual aid call to Addis. There were a total of 16 calls for the month of June and 156 calls for the year.
Police Department: Report for the month of June was given by Chief Whaley. He stated that there was one wreck, one bench warrant arrest, two assistance to fire department calls, one simple assault, one damage to property, one theft, one burglary, five alarms, five assistances to other agencies, two 911 calls, four juvenile matters, 10 traffic arrests and 19 miscellaneous calls, one dog bite, two gas drive-offs, and two calls for suspicious people. Officers now have kits to unlock vehicles in their units. Officer Roubique should be released form doctor’s care to return to work on July 25, 2005.
Correspondence: Included a letter from Harry Laws & Company stating that Cinclare Plantation was bought out by Alma Plantation.
Mayor’s Report: The Mayor met with Venzule residents after the heavy rains in June. More information will be collected. The final Wal-Mart Agreement has been signed.
Remarks of Personal Privilege: Council Member Bourgeois stated that the replacement Back Brusly Oak Historical marker had arrived and has been erected.
A motion was made by Council Member Perrault to adjourn, seconded by Council Member Kershaw. The motion was passed with a unanimous vote. The meeting ended at 6:51 p.m.
/s/ Joey Normand, Mayor /s/ Debbie Berthelot, Town Clerk