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June 12, 2006
Town of Brusly
The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was held this date, June 12, 2006, at the Brusly Town Hall. Mayor Joey Normand called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Council Member Kershaw, led the Pledge of Allegiance. A roll call determined the following officials present:
Mayor: Joey Normand
Council Members: David Rodrigue, Ronda Perrault,
Joanne Bourgeois, Shane Andre’, Chris Kershaw
Town Attorney: Thomas Acosta, Jr.
A motion to approve the minutes of the Town’s Regular Meeting of May 8, 2006 was made by Council Member Perrault, and seconded by Council Member Bourgeois and passed with a unanimous vote.
Public Works: None
Planning and Zoning: A motion to approve the recommendation of the Planning Commission to subdivide Lot B into Lots B-1 and B-2 of the Phyllis B. Mulkey Estate by Joel Tingle was made by Council Member Andre’ and seconded by Council Member Kershaw. The motion passed with all members in favor.
A public hearing will be held on June 28, 2006 for final plat subdivision of lot C-1 as requested by Wanda Cedars.
Mayor Normand made a recommendation to the Council to extend the Intergovernmental Agreement with the Parish for Inspection Services for five years. Council Member Bourgeois made a motion authorizing the Mayor to sign a five year extension of the Intergovernmental Agreement; seconded by Council Member Perrault and passed with a unanimous vote.
Finance Committee: None
Personnel Committee: None
Recreation Committee: Council Member Bourgeois announced that the Town did not win 1st place in State Competition in the Cleanest City Contest. The Town was named “Tree City” for the second consecutive year.
Iberville Bank donated signs to the Town stressing litter free and crime free neighborhoods; the signs will be placed in strategic locations in Town.
Council Member Andre’ stated that four teams from the Westside Recreation Baseball league went to Long Beach, Mississippi, to compete in a baseball tournament. Long Beach parks were devastated by the Hurricane and this community joined together and restored their parks. Council Member Andre’ concluded with reading aloud an email sent by the Director in Long Beach thanking Westside Baseball thanking the Westside leaders.
Police Committee: Council Member Andre’ made a motion to approve the lowest bid received from Hanks Pontiac in the amount of $33,789.43 for the 2006 Yukon XL 4×4. The motion was seconded by Council Member Rodrigue and passed with a unanimous vote. Council Member Kershaw stated for the record that the 2007 4×2 was thrown out because it did not meet specifications.
Council Member Bourgeois made a motion to declare two 2002 Kawasaki 4-wheelers as surplus equipment and set a minimum value of $900 per unit. The motion was second by Council Member Perrault and passed with all members in favor.
Grant Committee: Council Member Bourgeois reported that the Town applied for the Wal-Mart bonus grant for funds to preserve 95 historic aerial photos showing the area from Beaulieu Lane to Dow Chemical property, dated 1959, 1961 and 1967.
Consideration of Vetoed Ordinances: None
Hearing and Final Action on Ordinances: Ordinance #4 was read aloud to approve the Budget Appropriations -Town. The Mayor opened the floor for a public hearing; hearing no comments from the audience, the public hearing was closed. A motion to approve Ordinance #4 Budget Appropriations-Town was made by Council Member Kershaw as proposed; seconded by Council Member Andre’. The motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Ordinance #5 was read aloud to approve the Sewer System budget appropriations. The Mayor opened the floor for a public hearing; hearing no comments from the audience, the public hearing was closed. A motion to amend Ordinance #5-Sewer System Budget appropriations was made by Council Member Bourgeois; seconded by Council Member Perrault. The motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Ordinance #6 was read aloud to amend Chapter 17 relative to the Speed Limit in Brusly Oaks. The Mayor opened the floor for a public hearing; hearing no comments from the audience, the public hearing was closed. A motion to amend Ordinance #6-Chapter 17 was made by Council Member Perrault; seconded by Council Member Rodrigue. The motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Introduction of Ordinances: None
Resolutions and Commendations: In Resolution #5, Mayor Normand requested authorization from the Council to purchase a 2006 Yukon from Hanks Pontiac GMC. This vehicle will be used by the Chief as necessary until the purchase is completed. Council Member Andre’ made a motion to accept the bid and authorize the Mayor to transact the purchase of the 2006 Yukon. The motion was seconded by Council Member Perrault and passed with a unanimous vote.
Council Member Bourgeois read aloud Resolution #6 commending Caroline Kennedy for her service with the West Baton Rouge Parish Museum. Council Member Bourgeois made a motion to adopt Resolution #6; seconded by Council Member Perrault and passed with all members in favor.
Fire Department: Fire Chief Mike Alleman gave the Fire Chief’s Report for May. There were eight first aid calls outside the Town and two first aid calls inside the Town. Inside the Town, there was one motor vehicle accident and one outside the Town. There was one mutual aid call to Addis and one to Plaquemine. There was one fire inside the Town and no fire calls outside the Town. Total calls for the month were 16 and 136 total calls for the year.
Assistant Chief Kenny Hunts informed the Council that everyone inside the fire district will be receiving an Awareness and Disaster Evacuation Guide this week. He stressed the urgency for evacuation if a category three, four or five hurricane hits the Atchafalaya Bay area; in such an instance, the Town of Brusly will be devastated.
Police Department: Report for the month of May was given by Chief Whaley. He stated that there were five wrecks, three assistances to other agencies, 11 traffic arrests, one damage to property, three bench warrants, two batteries, four thefts, one alarm and two burglaries and 16 miscellaneous calls. There were seven juvenile matters, for a total of 58 calls and 171 citations for the month.
The department is still working the break-ins at local businesses.
Data has been collected from the traffic trailer on Allene Street and East St. Francis Street.
Correspondence: Council Member Bourgeios made a motion to name the Westside Journal as the Town’s official Journal; seconded by Council Member Perrault. The motion passed with all members in favor.
Mayor’s Report: The Parish Council held its May Council Meeting in the new Addis Community Center; the Mayor pointed out the building is really nice.
Remarks of Personal Privilege: Fire Chief Mike Alleman complimented Kenny Hunts on a job well done in gathering information on being prepared for this hurricane season. He also thanked the Council for all their work on his Fire budget.
Council Member Bourgeois announced she is seeking historic photos of non-school related events held in the Brusly Middle School Gym.
Announcements: The Town Hall will be closed for business on July 4th for Independence Day.
The town committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
The Town auction will be July 6th on the front porch of the Town Hall at 10 a.m.
A motion was made by Council Member Andre’ to adjourn; seconded by Council Member Kershaw. The motion passed with a unanimous vote; the meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
/s/ Joey Normand, Mayor /s/ Debbie Berthelot, Town Clerk