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Town Meeting Minutes – Monday, October 8, 2001

Town of Brusly
Brusly, Louisiana

The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was held this date at 7:30 p.m. at the Brusly Town Hall with the following present:

Mayor: Joey Normand
Councilors: Shane Andre’
Daryl “Turf” Babin Joanne Bourgeois
Chris “Fish” Kershaw
Ronda Perrault

Councilor Perrault led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A motion was made by Councilor Kershaw to approve the regular meeting minutes of September 10, 2001, seconded by Councilor Babin. The motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Don DeVille, CPA and Town Auditor, gave the 2000-2001 auditor’s report of the Town finances for the year ending June 30, 2001. He stated the Town’s financial status was very good for a town the size of Brusly. A motion was made by Councilor Kershaw to accept the auditor’s report on the General Fund, seconded by Councilor Perrault. The motion carried unanimously. A motion was made by Councilor Perrault to accept the auditor’s report on the Sewer Fund, seconded by Councilor Kershaw. The motion carried unanimously.

Councilor Babin had no Sewer/Solid Waste Committee report for the month.

Councilor Babin gave the Roads and Drainage Committee report for the month. He stated the road contractor would begin black topping soon. Mayor Normand reported that he will meet with the contractor later this week to discuss which streets will be included in the project.

Mayor Normand gave the Planning & Zoning report for the month. In referencing the Planning & Zoning Committee minutes of September 26, 2001, Mayor Normand led the discussion on the subdivision of Lot D-10, property owned by Mr. and Mrs. Mark Erwin. He also stated the sewer servitude was added as requested and approved by the Planning & Zoning Committee. A motion was made by Councilor Babin to accept the recommendation of the Planning & Zoning Committee to approve the partition of the aforementioned lot, seconded by Councilor Kershaw. The motion carried unanimously.

Mayor Normand led the discussion on the preliminary plat of the Brusly Oak Subdivision. He reported on the public hearing for this property and the concerns regarding the turn-around and the driveway locations of lots backing up to Elaine Street. A motion was made by Councilor Perrault to accept the preliminary plat of Brusly Oak Subdivision with the stipulations that the developer complete all streets in the first filing construction and that all lots face the interior streets as recommended by the Planning & Zoning Committee, seconded by Councilor Kershaw. The motion carried unanimously.

Councilor Perrault gave the Personnel Committee report for the month. She reported that the job descriptions are complete. Mayor Normand stated copies would be given to all council members for review.

Councilor Perrault gave the Recreation Committee report for the month. She stated that the playground covering will be shipped on Wednesday and suggested the manufacturer contact the installer to coordinate shipping and installation. Councilor Andre’ commended Mr. Joe Mancuso and the park staff at Alexander Park for the work done to the parking area by using barricades between the playground and the pavilion making it safer for the children.

Councilor Andre’ gave the Police Committee report for the month. He stated that he had received a lot of positive feedback from the community on the drug arrests taking place with our Police Department working in conjunction with the River West Task Force.

Councilor Bourgeois gave the Centennial Committee report for the month. She reported that we had a very successful week and it was the result of many years of planning, many people working together and many people behind the scenes. She stated, for the official Town records, that this celebration could not have been possible without the encouragement and support of the past two administrations and the previous Mayor, and also that this support laid the ground work for what took place. Councilor Bourgeois also commended the Town’s Maintenance and Administration Staff for their work during the weeks prior and during the celebration week. She also requested that a packet of items of the Centennial week be attached to the official minutes for reference in future years. Town Clerk Jules Lefeaux gave the Centennial Book report for the month. He stated that the total collected in book sales was $13,695.00 for 913 books. Mayor Normand commended Councilor Bourgeois for her work with the Centennial Celebration. He stated she has been the board’s contact on the Centennial Committee, one of the authors of the Centennial book, and various other duties and we really appreciate all that she has done.

Chief Emmett Worley gave the Police Department report for the month. Chief Worley recognized the outside agencies that helped with the Centennial, Port Allen Police Department Command Post, Addis Police Department, West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department and the Young Marines. Chief Worley also stated that the officers of the Plaquemine, Addis and Brusly Police Departments would be attending a defensive driving course.

Mayor Normand gave the Mayor’s report for the month.

Mayor Normand opened the discussion for Halloween Trick or Treat within the Brusly town limits. After some discussion, a motion was made by Councilor Andre’ to set Halloween Trick or Treat times from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on October 31, 2001 with an age limit of 12 and under, seconded by Councilor Babin. The motion carried unanimously

Mayor Normand announced there would be a public hearing October 24, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. on the Marionneaux lot at the intersection of Allene and North LaBauve here at the Town Hall.

A motion was made by Councilor Bourgeois to adjourn, seconded by Councilor Babin.

The meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

Joey Normand, Mayor
Jules Lefeaux, Town Clerk

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