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November 14, 2005
Town of Brusly
The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was held this date, November 14, 2005 at the Brusly Town Hall. Mayor Joey Normand called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.. Council Member Andre’ led the Pledge of Allegiance. A roll call determined the following officials present:
Mayor: Joey Normand
Council Members: David Rodrigue, Ronda Perrault, Shane Andre’,
Absent: Chris Kershaw
Town Attorney: Jamie Fontenot
A motion to approve the minutes of the Town’s Regular Meeting of October 10, 2005, was made by Council Member Bourgeois, seconded by Council Member Perrault and passed with all members present in favor.
A motion was made by Council Member Perrault to approve the minutes of the Town’s Special Meeting of October 14, 2005; seconded by Council Member Andre’ and passed with all members present in favor.
Planning and Zoning: The Planning Commission recommended that the Town Council approve Howard and Virginia Currie’s request to resubdivide their lot into Lots C-1 and C-2. A motion was made by Council Member Bourgeois to accept the Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve the Currie’s request; seconded by Council Member Andre’. The motion passed with all members present in favor.
There will be a public hearing on the preliminary plat of the Gates at Brusly Oaks Subdivision at the November 16th meeting of The Planning Commission.
Recreation Committee: Council Member Bourgeois reported that Veteran’s Day Essay Contest winners are: Brooke Bizette first; Meagan Cullen second; Jerome Warner, Jr. third; Joseph T. Richardson II was also recognized for Special Merit. She thanked Brusly High School Principal Walt Lemoine and Mr. Gary Soniat, American History Teacher, for allowing the students to take part in the contest. Also, Council Member Bourgeois recognized the judges: Ms. Addie Crocket, Mrs. Rosa Stelly, Mr. Walter Landry and Mayor Normand.
Police Committee: Chief Whaley announced that Officer Erick Brown resigned. He made a recommendation to hire Charles Zalfen, a reserve officer, full-time at an hourly rate of $9.15 an hour; Mr. Zalfen has passed the psychological examination. Council Member Andre’ made a motion to approve hiring Mr. Zalfen, placing him on probation for six months, as a full-time officer; seconded by Council Member Rodrigue; motion passed with all members present in favor.
Grant Committee: The Wal-Mart grant of $1,000 was used to purchase a plaque for the Veteran’s Memorial. The plaque will be placed on the brick wall at the Plaza in front of the Town Hall.
The Police Department received a $7,500 grant from Homeland Security to purchase radios for the department.
Hearing and Final Action on Ordinances: Mayor Normand opened a public hearing on Ordinance #14 to amend chapter 17 relative to Vehicle Weight Limits Established, changing the concrete truck load limit from five yards to eight yards. There were no comments from the public. The public hearing was closed. A motion to approve Ordinance #14 was made by Council Member Perrault and seconded by Council Member Rodrigue; the motion passed with all members present in favor.
Fire Department: Assistant Fire Chief McKenzie gave the Fire Chief’s Report for October 2005. There were five first aid calls inside the town and nine first aid calls outside the town. There were no fire calls inside the town and no fire calls outside the town. There were five fire investigations and four motor vehicle crashes. There was one mutual aid to Addis, one barge leak and five mutual aid calls resulting in 24 total calls for the month and 306 total calls for the year.
Police Department: Report for the month of October was given by Chief Whaley. He stated that there were four wrecks, two DWI arrests, three batteries, two damage to properties, one disturbing the peace, two thefts, six alarms, two assistances to other agencies, one 911 call, one drug arrest, eight traffic arrests and seven miscellaneous calls. There were ten juvenile matters for a total of 49 calls and 343 citations for the month of October.
Mayor’s Report: Mayor Normand reported that CATS is reinstating the federally funded “Park and Ride” program. The program will provide free rides for West Baton Rouge residents to and from Baton Rouge. More details will be forthcoming.
Remarks of Personal Privilege: Council Member Bourgeois reported that the Town won 2nd place in the Beautification and Community Growth Category at the annual Keep Louisiana Beautiful Conference held in New Orleans on August 25th and 26th.
Announcements: Mayor announced that a ceremony will be held at Lukeville Upper Elementary School to dedicate the State Historic Marker on November 16th at 10 a.m.. Planning and Zoning rescheduled meeting dates are November 17th and December 21st.
A motion was made by Council Member Andre’ to adjourn; seconded by Council Member Perrault. The motion passed with a unanimous vote and the meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
/s/ Joey Normand, Mayor /s/ Debbie Berthelot, Town Clerk