September 10, 2018
Town of Brusly
The regular meeting of the Town of Brusly was held this date, September 10, 2018, at the Brusly Town Hall, at 6:30 p.m. Council Member Richard led the Pledge of Allegiance. A roll call determined the following officials present:
Mayor: Scot Rhodes
Council Members: Rusty Daigle, Terry Richard, Don Neisler
Town Attorney: Thomas Acosta, Jr.
Absent: Joanne Bourgeois, Shane Andrè
A motion to approve the minutes of the Town’s regular meeting of August 13, 2018, as written, was made by Council Member Neisler and seconded by Council Member Daigle. Mayor Rhodes opened the floor for public comment. Hearing no comments, the motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Mayor Rhodes introduced Ms. Mayeux who escorted the Brusly High School Band and led the band in musical selections. Ms. Mayeux then thanked the Town for assistance in purchasing new band uniforms. Following the performance, student band leaders presented a “Thank You” card to the Council.
Mayor Rhodes requested authorization to sign a Cooperative Endeavor with WBR Parish School Board for the purpose of allocating budgeted recreational funds, as previously approved by the Town Council in the 2018-2019 Budget. A motion to approve was made by Council Member Neisler; seconded by Council Member Richard. The Mayor opened the floor for public comments. Hearing no comments, the motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Rhodes noted that the “Budget to Actual Comparison Report” was included in the meeting packets for Council Members to review.
Public Works Committee:
The Mayor presented the Public Works Report, as prepared by Public Works Supervisor Shane Sarradet, for the month of August. There were 6.5 inches of rainfall in the month; one alarm sounded at the Venzule sewer lift station; two “out of compliance” test result at the sewer treatment facility; a new flow meter was installed at the sewer ponds; duckweed was harvested at sewer pond #3; the chlorine contact chamber was drained and cleaned; a new utility trailer was purchased for the Maintenance Department; there were no personnel incidents to report; new “Welcome” banners were installed at the north and south boundary lines of the Town.
Mayor Rhodes stated that road side debris pickup will occur this week, the second full week of the month, and the extra monthly pickup is scheduled for September 28th, the last Friday of the month.
Council Member Neisler suggested that flashing lights be installed, for safety, on all Town maintenance equipment used within Town limits.
Planning and Zoning Committee: None
Upon the recommendation of Public Works Director Shane Sarradet, a motion to hire Darren Badeaux as a full-time maintenance worker, at the rate of $15 an hour effective October 1st, was made by Council Member Richard; seconded by Council Member Daigle. Mayor Rhodes opened the floor for public comment. Hearing no comments, the motion passed unanimously.
Police Committee: None
Governmental Affairs Committee: None
Consideration of Vetoed Ordinances: None
Hearing and Final Action on Ordinances: None
Introduction of Ordinances: None
Resolutions and Commendations:
At the recommendation of Mayor Rhodes, a motion to approve Resolution #7 of 2018 applying for the 2018/2019 LGAP Grant, was made by Council Member Neisler; seconded by Council Member Daigle. The Mayor opened the floor for public comments. Hearing no comments, the motion passed unanimously.
Police Department Report:
Police Department Report for the month of August was given by Lt. Jason Fontenot. There were seven (7) alarms, sixteen (16) warrant arrests, two (2) assist to other agencies, one (1) civil complaint, twelve (12) miscellaneous complaints, five (5) disturbance calls, two (2) public assists, thirty-five (35) no insurance tows, seven (7) crash reports, two (2) suspicious person/vehicle calls, five (5) medical, one (1) unlock call, five (5) traffic complaints, one (1) sale without permit, one (1) unauthorized use of movable, one (1) 911 hang up, one (1) theft, three (3) improper telephone calls; one (1) property recovery and one (1) drug arrest. For the month, there were 109 total complaints, 309 total citations and 442 total violations.
Mayor Rhodes taught a Civics class on Town Government to 2nd graders. The Mayor wished Mrs. Myrtle LaBauve “Happy Birthday” upon the occasion of her 100th birthday. Mayor Rhodes reported that Walk-ons is scheduled to open in October.
Remarks of Personal Privilege: None
A motion was made by Council Member Richard to adjourn; seconded by Council Member Daigle. Hearing no comments, the motion passed with a unanimous vote. The meeting adjourned at 6:56 PM.
/s/Scot Rhodes, Mayor /s/Blaine Rabalais, Town Clerk