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Town Meeting Minutes – Monday, March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006

Town of Brusly
Brusly, Louisiana

The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was held this date, March 13, 2006, at the Brusly Town Hall. Mayor Joey Normand called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.. Lukeville Upper Elementary student of the Year, Taylor Prejean led the Pledge of Allegiance. A roll call determined the following officials present:
Mayor: Joey Normand
Council Members: David Rodrigue, Ronda Perrault, Shane Andre’,
Joanne Bourgeois, Chris Kershaw
Town Attorney: Jamie Fontenot

Resolutions and Commendations: Mayor Normand asked permission from the Council to amend the Agenda to take up item #9, “Resolutions and Commendations” for presentation of certificates to Students of the Year and Teachers receiving their National Board Certifications. Council Member Bourgeois made a motion to amend the Agenda; seconded by Council Member Andre’ and passed with a unanimous vote.
Certificate recipients for Student of the Year were: Taylor Prejean, Lukeville Upper Elementary; Lanie Vaughn, Brusly Middle and West Baton Rouge Parish
Middle School Student of the Year; Ellen Gautreaux, Brusly High.
The teachers who received their National Board Certification are: Scarlet Callicoate, Karen Owens and Sylviane Finck.

A motion to approve the minutes of the Town’s Regular Meeting of February 13, 2006, was made by Council Member Bourgeois, seconded by Council Member Andre’ and passed with all members Membersin favor.

Public Works: Bids were received to repair Allene Street and overlay Live Oak Drive. The lowest bidder was R.J. Daigle & Sons with the bid of $259,874. After further research, it was determined that applying another half inch of asphalt would be more advantageous than using a fabric underlay. There will be no increase in cost. Council Member Perrault made a motion to accept the bid with the alternate job at no cost. The motion was seconded by Council Member Rodrigue and passed with all members in favor.

Police Committee: Chief Whaley and Mayor Normand met with A-1 Air Conditioning about the mold growth in the Police Station. The duct work is said to be over ten years old. More prices will be obtained before deciding on a vendor.
Grant Committee: Police Department applied for a Capital District grant for $1,400 to purchase a computer.

Fire Department: Fire Chief Mike Alleman gave the Fire Chief’s Report for February. There were seven first aid calls outside the Town and ten first aid calls inside the Town. There was one cardiac arrest. There was a car fire at Brusly High School. There were two mutual aid calls to Addis. There were two motor vehicle crashes inside the Town and five motor vehicle crashes outside the Town. Total calls for the month were 25 and 64 total calls for the year.

Police Department: Report for the month of February was given by Chief Whaley. He stated that there were 11 wrecks, one alarm, 15 assistances to other agencies, six traffic arrests, one damage to property, one drug arrest, five bench warrants, and 26 miscellaneous calls. There were four juvenile matters, one juvenile arrest for a total of 74 calls and 336 citations for the month.
Mayor’s Report: Louisiana Tech reported on the Town’s population which is now 2,132.
Correspondence: Attorney Jamie Fontenot submitted her resignation as Town Attorney due to an increased workload in her private practice.
Remarks of Personal Privilege: Assistant Fire Chief Kenny Hunts of the Brusly Volunteer Fire Department announced that over 100 booster seats were distributed during the recent event held at the Lynndale station.

Announcements: Cleanest City Judging will be held on March 28, 2006. The Fordoche 5th Annual Fair will be held March 23-25.

A motion was made by Council Member Andre’ to adjourn; seconded by Council Member Kershaw. The motion passed with a unanimous vote and the meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.

/s/ Joey Normand, Mayor /s/ Debbie Berthelot, Town Clerk

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