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October 8, 2007
Town of Brusly
The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was held this date, October 8, 2007, at the Brusly Town Hall. Mayor Pro-Temp Joanne Bourgeois called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. 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.
Auditor, Donald Deville, gave the 2006-2007 audit report; he stated that the Town had a clean report. Net assets increased by $400,000 this year compared to last year. A motion to approve the 2006-2007 audit report was made by Council Member Kershaw and seconded by Council Member Andre’. The motion passed with a unanimous vote.
A motion to amend the minutes of the Town’s Regular Meeting of July 9, 2007 was made by Council Member Perrault and seconded by Council Member Rodrigue. These minutes were amended due to the misspelling of Mr. Richard Carrara’s last name and one application which was submitted by Jason Creighton, who is a member of Westside Partners, must include Westside Partners LLC as the owners of Lot 22.
A motion to approve the minutes of the Town’s Regular Meeting of September 10, 2007 was made by Council Member Perrault and seconded by Council Member Kershaw; the motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Public Works: None
Planning and Zoning: The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended rezoning Lot 12 from R-1 to R-2. Council Member Perrault made a motion to accept the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation to rezone Lot 12 from R-1 to R-2. The motion was seconded by Council Member Kershaw and passed with a unanimous vote.
A recommendation was made by Planning and Zoning to resubdivide Lot 12 into lots 12A and 12B. A motion accepting their recommendation was made by Council Member Kershaw and seconded by Council Member Perrault. The motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Council Member Kershaw made a motion to accept the Planning and Zoning’s recommendation to re-subdivide tract CA-1 into Lot 84 in the Brusly Oaks Subdivision. The motion was seconded by Council Member Andre and passed with a unanimous vote.
Mr. Dane Fontenot’s request for a variance from front setback requirements was recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. A motion to approve the variance was made by Council Member Perrault and seconded by Council Member Kershaw; motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Council Member Perrault made a motion to accept the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation to appoint the Landmark and Heritage voting members: Margaret Canella, Rose Jackson, Shirley Jordan, Jim Rills and Shane Sarradet; non-voting members: Jason Creighton, Kevin Durbin and Brian Falcon. The motion was seconded by Council Member Rodrigue and passed with a unanimous vote.
Finance Committee: None
Personal Committee: None
Recreation Committee: Trick or Treat hours were set from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on October 31st on a motion by Council Member Andre’; seconded by Council Member Perrault and passed with a unanimous vote.
Police Committee: Chief Whaley gave an update on the nuisance notices. The department towed six cars which are being stored at Brusly Wrecker’s lot. Second notices were issued to residents who did not comply with the ordinance, giving them 24 hours notice before towing their vehicles. Several appeals are now pending.
Grant Committee: Mayor Pro-Temp Joanne Bourgeois announced that the Landmark and Heritage Commission received $1,000 from Wal-Mart to purchase plaques which will be placed on Landmark homes/sites.
Consideration of Vetoed Ordinances: None
Hearing and Final Action on Ordinances: None
Introduction of Ordinances: Council Member Perrault introduced Ordinance No.14-Section 4.2-Employment Classifications and Ordinance No. 15-Section 4.10-Group Insurance for Retirees.
Resolutions and Commendations: None
Fire Department: Fire Chief Mike Alleman gave the Fire Chief’s Report for September. There were 13 first aid calls outside the Town and two first aid calls inside the Town. There was one fire outside the Town; four motor vehicle crashes outside Town and three mutual aid calls. Total calls for the month were 23 and 291 total calls for the year.
Chief Alleman reported on Fire Prevention activities this week at Brusly schools.
Police Department: Report for the month of September was given by Chief Whaley. He stated that there were eight wrecks, 30 assistance to other agencies, 32 traffic arrests, seven alarms, three thefts, 5 bench warrants, one robbery, one burglary, damage to property and 40 miscellaneous calls. There were eight juvenile matters, for a total of 113 calls and 238 citations for the month.
Mayor’s Report: We have received oral notification that the Brusly Middle School Gym has been approved for placement on the National Register of Historic Places; a letter will be forthcoming.
Remarks of Personal Privilege: Mr. Felton Crocket questioned why the Sewer System needs no budget if money is generated. Council Member Kershaw informed him that the Town does budget for the Sewer System, but the Auditor does not have to report on the budget because of financial reporting purpose.
Ms. Rosa Stelly asked a question about an occupancy permit issued for a trailer on East St. Francis Street. Council Member Andre’ stated that this was a temporary permit for work purposes.
Announcements: The new date for trash pick-up will start on the second Monday of each month. The “Oldies but Goodies” event is scheduled on October 14th from noon until 7pm at the West Baton Rouge Tourist Information & Conference Center. The Election is October 20, 2007. Port Allen’s Veteran’s Parade will be Sunday, November 4th at 2 p.m. On November 11th, a Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held at the Town Hall at 12 noon.
A motion was made by Council Member Perrault to adjourn; seconded by Council Member Rodrigue. The motion passed with a unanimous vote; the meeting adjourned at 7:08 p.m.
Joey Normand, Mayor Debbie Berthelot, Town Clerk