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Town Meeting Minutes – Monday, November 10, 2008

November 10, 2008

Town of Brusly
Brusly, Louisiana

The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was held this date, November 10, 2008 at the Brusly Town Hall.

Council Member Perrault led the Pledge of Allegiance. A roll call determined the following officials present:
Council Members: David Rodrigue, Ronda Perrault,
Joanne Bourgeois, Shane Andre’, Chris Kershaw
Town Attorney: Thomas Acosta, Jr.
Mayor: Joey Normand

A motion to approve the minutes of the Town’s Regular Meeting of October 13, 2008 was made by Council Member Perrault and seconded by Council Member Andre’. The motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Public Works Committee:
Upon Mayor Normand’s recommendation, a motion to ratify the Debris Removal Agreement with WBR Parish was made by Council Member Perrault; seconded by Council Member Kershaw. The motion passed unanimously.

Planning and Zoning:
Approval of the Oak Plaza Dr. Extension Preliminary Plat was favorably recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. A discussion was held among the Council, Mayor and audience. A motion to accept the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission, with a minimum 25 foot turning radius to the west and a minimum 30 foot turning radius to the
east, was made by Council Member Kershaw; seconded by Council Member Bourgeois. A roll call vote was taken with the following results:
Yeas: Rodrigue, Perrault, Bourgeois, André, Kershaw
Nays: None
Absent: None
Finance Committee: None
Personnel Committee: None

Recreation Committee:
Council Member Bourgeois announced that the Landmark and Heritage Committee recommended the following properties to receive Town of Brusly Landmark Plaques:
Present Home Owner Address Historic Name___________
Julie & Allen Aillet, Jr. 901 East Main St. Wilmer & Gertie Penn Home
Wilfred Hebert, Jr. 208 West Main St. Ann Mary & Paul Martin Home
Wilfred Hebert, Jr. 1227 West Main St. Robert Hebert, Jr. Home
Back Brusly Oak Tree W. Main & LaBauve Town of Brusly
Earl Sarradet 1526 Allene St. Iris & Jack Sarradet Home
John Bres 114 East Main St. Vaughan/Bres Home
Roxanne Morales 524 East Main St. Willie LeJeune Home
Russ Bourgeois 128 Julien St. Clifford & Pearl Thibodeaux Home
Dianne Martin 149 S. LaBauve Elmire & Joseph Feriol Dupuy Home
Landess Hebert 323 N. LaBauve Clay & Rita Hebert Home
Landess Hebert 121 N. LaBauve Furcy Rodriguez Home
Landess Hebert 137 N. LaBauve Leocadie Thibodeaux Home
Edith Owens 901 Blanchard St. Owens Home
Edith Owens 921 Blanchard St. J. H. Blanchard, Sr. Home
Marjorie H. LaBauve etal 520 East Main St. Sanford LaBauve Home
James & Laverne Sorrell 653 East Main St. Herbert Jackson Home

A motion to approve the Landmark Plaque recipients, as recommended by the Landmark & Heritage Commission, was made by Council Member Perrault; seconded by Council Member Andre’. The motion passed unanimously.

Mayor Normand recommended that the Council authorize him to sign the Keep WBR Beautiful Cooperative Endeavor. A motion to authorize was made by Council Member Bourgeois; seconded by Council Member Perrault. A roll call vote was taken with the following results:
Yeas: Rodrigue, Perrault, Bourgeois, André, Kershaw
Nays: None
Absent: None

Police Committee: None
Grant Committee: None
Consideration of Vetoed Ordinances: None

Hearing and Final Action on Ordinances:
Ordinance #14 – Compensatory Leave was read aloud and opened for Public Hearing by Mayor Normand. Hearing no comments, the Public Hearing was closed. A motion to approve Ordinance #14 was made by Council Member Kershaw; seconded by Council Member Andre’. The motion passed unanimously.

Introduction of Ordinances: None

Resolutions and Commendations:
Resolution #11 of 2008, the DEQ Environmental Audit was adopted unanimously upon a motion by Council Member Bourgeois with a second by Council Member Perrault.

Fire Department:
Fire Chief Alleman gave the Fire Chief’s report for October. There were ten (10) first aid calls inside the Town and twelve (12) outside of Town. There were no fire calls inside or outside the Town. There were three (3) false alarm investigations. There were three (3) trash fires. There were no motor vehicle fires and five (5) motor vehicle crashes. There was one (1) mutual aid call. The total calls for the month were thirty four (34). Total calls year to date are three hundred ninety (390).

Police Department:
Report for the month of October was given by Officer Robertson. There were eighteen (18) wrecks, fifteen (15) bench warrant arrests, one (1) theft, two (2) alarms, six (6) assists to other agencies, three (3) juvenile matters, seventeen (17) traffic arrests, seventeen (17) miscellaneous calls and two (2) Domestic calls. There were a total of 78 calls, 260 citations and 359 violations.

Correspondence: None

Mayor’s Report:
Mayor Normand attended the WBR Parish Chamber’s Education Committee Meeting at Lukeville and the Steering Committee Meeting for the Senior Citizens Club. The Mayor gave a brief update on a report to Entergy regarding non-functioning street and security lights in the Town. At the request of David Corona, the Mayor attended a Drop Out Summit Meeting. The Mayor also attended the YMCA Anniversary Celebration and the WBRP Council Meeting that was held at the Brusly Town Hall. Mayor Normand gave an update on the Allene St. Drainage Project and reported on the progress of ditches being dug to grade within Town limits.

Remarks of Personal Privilege:
At the request of an audience member Mayor Normand gave a brief update on clean up efforts from Hurricane Gustav. Council Member Kershaw announced that there was a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at the new Central Communications 911 office. Council Member Bourgeois announced the winners of the 2008 Veteran’s Day Essay Contest. First place went to Kristie Williams, second place Shelby Morain and third place Paige Robertson; all are students in Gary Soniat’s Civics class at Brusly High. Mr. Darrell Jones commended the hurricane debris clean up crews for a job well done. A resident of Brusly Oaks Subdivision commended Maintenance Supervisor Wayne Delapasse and his crew for the recent repairs done to the drainage system of the subdivision. Kenny Hunts announced the dedication of the Fire and Police Memorial to be held November 12th, at 5:30 PM, in front of the WBR Courthouse. Mayor Normand announced that a long time resident and community volunteer, Mr. Henry Couvillon, had passed away and burial services would be Wednesday November 12th at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Town Hall Closed – November 11th for Veterans Day
Veterans Day Ceremony – November 11th at 12:00 Noon
Allied Waste Brush Pick up will Resume 2nd Monday of November
Town Hall Closed – November 27th and 28th for Thanksgiving
Chamber of Commerce Taste Fair – November 18th, Addis Community Center
Dedication of Marker at St. James Square & Landmark Plaque Presentation – Dec. 7th, 3:00 PM

A motion was made by Council Member Andre’ to adjourn; seconded by Council Member Rodrigue. The motion passed with a unanimous vote. The meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m.

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Joey Normand, Mayor Debbie Berthelot, Town Clerk

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