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Town Planning & Zoning Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MINUTES OF THE BRUSLY PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MEETING
December 17, 2014

The regular meeting of the Brusly Planning & Zoning Commission was held this date, December 17, 2014, at the Brusly Town Hall. Chairman LeMoine called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.

Commissioner Travasos led the Pledge of Allegiance. A roll call determined the following officials present:
Chairman: Kim LeMoine
Commissioners: Ronda Perrault, Jeff Travasos, Steve Perkins
Absent: Steve Guidry, Gary Soniat, Claudette Purnell
Others present included Joanne Bourgeois, Shawn Hima, Debbie Thompson, Jacquelyn Birch, Alonzo Villarreal and Daryl “Turf” Babin.

A motion to approve the minutes of November 26, 2014 regular meeting of the Planning & Zoning, as written, was made by Commissioner Perrault and seconded by Commissioner Perkins. The minutes were approved unanimously.

Zoning: None

Planning:
Chairman LeMoine read aloud a Variance Request from DAGR, LLC for Non-Compliance – Sec. 19.18 (f) Utilities, (1) Water & (2) Gas on size requirements for mains to be installed for Orleans West Subdivision 2nd Filing. Chairman LeMoine opened the floor for any comments.

Mr. Daryl “Turf” Babin, representing the WBR Parish Utility Department, spoke in support of the variance request, stating that it would avoid potential drainage issues in the existing culverts. Mr. Babin’s recommendation was to use two inch water lines rather than the Town Ordinance requirement of eight inch lines, and one inch gas lines instead of four inch lines. Mr. Babin assured Commissioners that the smaller lines would be sufficient to supply services to the few homes that will be built in the development.

Mr. Alonzo Villarreal expressed concern about water pressure to the existing homes on the south side of Orleans Quarters Drive. Mr. Villarreal also asked for assurances that the front lawns (check them out here for the best services) of the existing homes would be returned to original condition following completion of installation of the new lines. Mr. Shawn Hima of Alvin Fairburn & Associates, representing DAGR, LLC, stated that these concerns had been addressed in the plans for the development.

After hearing all comments, a motion to favorably recommend the variance to the Town Council was made by Commissioner Perrault; seconded by Commissioner Perkins. A roll call vote was had with the following results:
Yeas: Perkins, Perrault, LeMoine, Travasos
Nays: None
Absent: Purnell, Guidry, Soniat

Other Business:
Chairman LeMoine announced that Commissioner Guidry had attended the Planning & Zoning Commissioner Training workshop that was held December 13th at the LMA building.

Remarks of Personal Privilege: None

Announcements: None

A motion was made by Commissioner Travasos to adjourn; seconded by Commissioner Perkins. The motion passed with a unanimous vote. The meeting adjourned at 6:41 PM.

/s/ Patricia Gaudet Thibodaux
Recording Secretary

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