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Town Meeting Minutes – Monday, September 12, 2005

September 12, 2005

Town of Brusly
Brusly, Louisiana

The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was held this date, September 12, 2005, at the Brusly Town Hall. Mayor Joey Normand 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:

Mayor: Joey Normand
Council Members: David Rodrigue, Ronda Perrault, Joanne Bourgeois,
Shane Andre’, Ander’,Chris Kershaw
Absent: None
Town Attorney: Jamie Fontenot

A motion was made by Council Member Kershaw, seconded by Council Member Perrault to adopt the minutes of the Town’s regular meeting of August 8, 2005; passed with a unanimous vote. The Mayor further asked that the minutes of the July 11, 2005 meeting be amended to reflect that Cinclare Sugar Mill is being leased to Alma Plantation, not sold as stated in the August meeting minutes. Motion to make this change was made by Council Member Bourgeois, seconded by Council Member Andre’; motion passed.

Planning and Zoning: Mr. Landess Hebert has a public hearing at the next Planning and Zoning meeting regarding about his property behind the Brusly Café.
Council Member Kershaw made a motion to approve the Planning Commission’s recommendation for approval of Kory Pourciau’s plat; seconded by Council Member Andre’ and passed with the following vote:
Yeas: Rodrigue, Perrault, Bourgeois, Andre’, Kershaw
Nays: None
Absent: None

Finance Committee: Mayor Normand asked for authorization to enter into a contract for phone service, if necessary, as a result of a loss of service due to Hurricane Katrina. The change would be based on the recommendations of Mr. Kim Lemoine and Mrs. Debbie Berthelot. This change of service is expected to last for at least one year.

Police Committee: Police Chief Jamie Whaley recommended hiring Mr. Shane O’Brien, who is post certified and has over ten years experience with East Baton Rouge Parish, pending the results of his psychological examination. A motion to approve the recommendation pending the psychological examination, was made by Council Member Rodrigue and seconded by Council Member Perrault and passed with a unanimous vote.
Introduction of Ordinances: Council Member Bourgeios introduced Ordinance #14-Vehicle Weight Limits.

Fire Department: The report of the Brusly Fire Department was given by Deputy Fire Chief Kenny Hunts. In August, there were three first aid calls in the Town and two first aid calls outside the Town. There were three fire call in the Town and two fire calls outside the Town. There were three motor vehicle crashes. For the month of August there were a total of 25 calls and 214 calls for the year. were inthat they have

Police Department: Report for the month of August was given by Chief Whaley. He stated that there were six wrecks, two simple batteries, six assistances to other agencies, two thefts, eight alarms, two juvenile matters, six traffic arrests, nine miscellaneous calls and one disturbing the peace call. There were a total of 274 citations issued for the month.

Correspondence: Dow has donated three million dollars for Hurricane relief and will match contributions givenput up by its employees.

Mayor’s Report: The Mayor attended the Open House at the Louisiana Technical College; he thinks the program will be good for the Parish.
Remarks of Personal Privilege: Brush resulting from Hurricane Katrina is being picked up in Zones. BFI will run until all trash is picked up. Mr. Darrell Jones and Mr. Sid Barber read separate letters opposing the rezoning of the old Ethel’s
Restaurant. (See attachments)

Announcements: “A Taste of the West” taste fair has been postponed until at least late October.

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

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