PUBLIC NOTICES 3/18/2010

Staff reports

STATE OF LOUISIANA

PARISH OF IBERVILLE

I, the undersigned Clerk of the City of Plaquemine, State of Louisiana, do hereby certify that the foregoing ____________ (__) pages constitute a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted by the City Council on March 9, 2010, giving preliminary approval to the issuance of not exceeding Twelve Million Three Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($12,340,000) of Sales Tax Bonds, Series 2010B, of the City of Plaquemine, State of Louisiana; providing certain terms of said bonds; making application to the State Bond Commission for approval of said Bonds; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature and the impress of the official seal of said City at Plaquemine, Louisiana, on this, the 9th day of March, 2010.

(SEAL)                                                                                                             Clerk

3/18/10

Minutes of February 24, 2010 – Special Meeting

Mayor and Board of Selectmen

City of Plaquemine

            The Mayor and Board of Selectmen met for a Special Meeting at Plaquemine City Hall, third floor conference room, 23640 Railroad Avenue, City of Plaquemine, Parish of Iberville, State of Louisiana, 70764 on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 with the following members present:

Present: Mayor Mark A. Gulotta and Selectmen Lindon A. Rivet, Jr., Michael W. Rivet, Timothy L.

             Martinez and Jimmie Randle, Jr.  Selectman Ralph J. Stassi, Jr. was absent at roll call but

             arrived at approximately 6:53 p.m.

Absent:  Selectman Oscar S. Mellion.

            The Pledge of Allegiance followed the Clerk’s evidence of proper notice for the calling of the meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

TO APPROVE A 2010 CLASS A RETAIL LIQUOR PERMIT FOR MAC D’S SNACK SHACK; OWNER:  JAMES MACDONALD.

            Selectman Michael W. Rivet moved, seconded by Selectman Jimmie Randle, Jr., that the City of Plaquemine approve a 2010 Class A Retail Liquor Permit for Mac D’s Snack Shack; owner:  James MacDonald.

            The foregoing was adopted by the following votes:

            Yeas: Jimmie Randle, Jr., Timothy L. Martinez, Michael W. Rivet and Lindon A. Rivet, Jr.

            Nays: None.

            Absent: Ralph J. Stassi, Jr. and Oscar S. Mellion.

TO AMEND THE CITY OF PLAQUEMINE PERSONNEL MANUAL SECTION 5.5 - MILITARY LEAVE ACTIVE DUTY.

            Selectman Jimmie Randle, Jr. moved, seconded by Selectman Michael W. Rivet, that the City of Plaquemine amend the City of Plaquemine Personnel Manual Section 5.5 Military Leave Active Duty to read as follows:

MILITARY LEAVE POLICY

            Active Duty:      

A. The City of Plaquemine will abide by all the provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA) and will grant military leave to all eligible full-time, permanent employees. Military leave may be granted to full-time, permanent employees for a period of four years plus a one-year voluntary extension of active duty (five years total) if this is at the request and for the convenience of the United States government.   As with any leave of absence, employees must provide advance notice to their supervisor of their intent to take a military leave and must provide appropriate documentation unless giving such notice is impossible, unreasonable, or precluded by military necessity.

 B. An employee’s salary will not continue during a military leave unless required by law or otherwise provided for herein.   A full-time, permanent employee who is called to active duty shall be entitled to be paid for any remaining training days mentioned in the prior section.  Additionally, employees may request to use any vacation leave time accrued during military leave. The employee may elect to be paid all at once or on a regular pay period basis until all leave is exhausted.  Employees shall not accrue vacation leave or sick leave during the employee’s military leave.

C. Benefit coverage will continue for 31 days as long as employees pay their normal portion of the cost of benefits. For leaves lasting longer than 31 days, employees will be eligible to continue health benefits under COBRA and will be required to pay their normal portion of the  cost of their health benefits if they wish to continue benefits.

D. If employees were participants in one of the City of Plaquemine’s retirement plans (Municipal Employees’ Retirement System, Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System, Firefighter’s Retirement System or LASERS) at the time they left for military duty, the City of Plaquemine may continue to make employee and employer contributions to the plan. This would allow military leave time to be counted toward vesting requirements.  The employee contributions made by the City on behalf of the employee shall be appropriated as compensation as provided by La. R.S. 29:405.

1.  To be eligible for the benefit set forth in Sub-section (D), the Mayor and Board of

Selectmen may authorize the continued payment of the employee and employer contributions to the plan, under the following terms and conditions:

a. The employee has been employed with the City for more than five (5) years.

b. The employee has been activated involuntarily and deployed to a theatre of conflict

    and/or war.

c. The employee, upon return to his former position, remains with the City for two (2)

    years.

d. The appropriation to fund this benefit, in the discretion of the Mayor and Board of

    Selectmen, is justified under the facts and circumstances of the employee applying

    for this benefit.

E. Upon return from military leave, employees will be reinstated with the same seniority, pay, status, and benefit rights that they would have had if they had worked continuously. Employees must apply for employment within 90 days of discharge from the military. Employees who fail to report for work within the prescribed time after completion of military service will be considered to have voluntarily terminated their employment.

F. Rights for reemployment and benefits depend upon satisfactory completion of military service. Employers are not required to reemploy a returning employee who was separated due to a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge or under “less than honorable" conditions.

            G. The Mayor and Board of Selectmen may authorize the continued payment of the employee’s salary for no more than one year, under the following terms and conditions:

            1. The Employee has been employed with the City for more than five (5) years.

2. The Employee has been activated involuntarily and deployed to a theatre of conflict and/or

    war.

3. The Employee, upon return to his former position, remains with the City for two (2) years.

4. The appropriation to fund this benefit, in the discretion of the Mayor and Board of Selectmen,

    is justified under the facts and circumstances of the employee applying for this benefit.

            The foregoing was adopted by the following votes:

            Yeas: Lindon A. Rivet, Jr., Michael W. Rivet, Timothy L. Martinez and Jimmie Randle, Jr.

            Nays: None.

            Absent: Oscar S. Mellion and Ralph J. Stassi, Jr.

TO ACKNOWLEDGE SEWER MAIN FORCE LINE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 9, 2010 AT 5:30 P.M.

            Mayor Gulotta reported the groundbreaking ceremony is tentatively scheduled at the Gay Plantation Office on March 9, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.

COMMITTEE REPORTS.

            Mayor Gulotta reported on the following:

            1. Weatherization Seminar – Seminar scheduled at the Council on Aging building on Thursday,

               February 25, 2010 at noon.

            2. Road Project – Bids for relocation of water and gas lines to be opened on Thursday, February

                25, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.

            3. LA Hwy. 1 Enhancement Project – Scheduled to start on March 8, 2010.

            4. Water Spray Park – New components should be in next week with a minimum time for

                installment.

            5. Bathhouse at City Park – in the process of painting and should be completed within a couple of

                weeks.

            6. Waterfront Park Pavilion – will meet with architect on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 to look at

    final plans.  Bids to be advertised in 60 days with an estimated construction time of 10 months.

7. COPAC Windows and Roof – awaiting paperwork from state with meeting scheduled for

    next week.

8. Zoning Map – Received latest map this afternoon which has several errors to be corrected. 

    Mayor stated notices will be mailed to residents.  Zoning map ad to run on Thursday, March 4,

     2010 with Public Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, 2010.

9. Census 2010 – Questionnaires are scheduled to arrive on March 15, 2010.

10. Hazard Mitigation Grant – Meeting scheduled with all Iberville Parish Mayors next Friday

      pertaining to money from grant.

11. Freshwater Pumps – Pumps are presently off due to high water.

            Selectman Lindon A. Rivet, Jr. requested a better barricade at the waterfront park and asked for additional lighting as well.

TO APPROVE MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 9, 2010 (REGULAR MEETING) WITH NECESSARY CORRECTIONS.

            Selectman Lindon A. Rivet, Jr. moved, seconded by Selectman Jimmie Randle, Jr., that the reading of minutes for February 9, 2010 (Regular Meeting) were waived and approved as accepted with necessary corrections.

            The foregoing was adopted with the following votes:

Yeas: Lindon A. Rivet, Jr., Ralph J. Stassi, Jr., Michael W. Rivet, Timothy L. Martinez and

          Jimmie Randle, Jr.

Nays: None.

            Absent: Oscar S. Mellion.

PUBLIC COMMENTS.

            No public comments at this time.

TO DISCUSS LITIGATION; POSSIBLE EXECUTIVE SESSION:

    TYIESHA FUERTES V. CITY OF PLAQUEMINE, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT,

    MIDDLE DISTRICT OF   LOUISIANA, CIVIL ACTION NO. 09-152.

            Selectman Lindon A. Rivet, Jr. moved, seconded by Selectman Michael W. Rivet, that the City of Plaquemine go into executive session to discuss litigation:  Tyiesha Fuertes v. City of Plaquemine, United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, civil action no. 09-152 at 7:16 p.m.

            The foregoing was adopted by the following votes:

            Yeas: Lindon A. Rivet, Jr., Ralph J. Stassi, Jr., Michael W. Rivet, Timothy L. Martinez and

                      Jimmie Randle, Jr.

            Nays: None.

            Absent: Oscar S. Mellion.

            Selectman Michael W. Rivet moved, seconded by Selectman Timothy L. Martinez, that the City of Plaquemine come out of executive session at 7:46 p.m.

The foregoing was adopted by the following votes:

            Yeas: Lindon A. Rivet, Jr., Ralph J. Stassi, Jr., Michael W. Rivet, Timothy L. Martinez and

                      Jimmie Randle, Jr.

            Nays: None.

            Absent: Oscar S. Mellion.

ADJOURNMENT.

            Selectman Michael W. Rivet moved, seconded by Selectman Jimmie Randle, Jr., that the City of Plaquemine adjourn at 7:47 p.m.

            The foregoing was adopted by the following votes:

            Yeas: Lindon A. Rivet, Jr., Ralph J. Stassi, Jr., Michael W. Rivet, Timothy L. Martinez and

                      Jimmie Randle, Jr.

            Nays: None.

            Absent: Oscar S. Mellion.

CITY OF PLAQUEMINE

/s/ Mark A. “Tony” Gulotta, Mayor                                            /s/Shelia H. Migliacio, MMC

3/18/10

PUBLIC NOTICE

THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC HEARING CONDUCTED ON

MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010 AT 6:30 P.M. ON THE

FOLLOWING ESTABLISHMENT APPLYING FOR ITS BEER       

AND/OR LIQUOR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FROM                  

THE TOWN OF WHITE CASTLE:

            HILDA KENNY/DBA/HILDA CAFÉ & LOUNGE

  32380 CHARIMONTE STREET

            WHITE CASTLE, LA  70788

 MAURICE A. BROWN, MAYOR

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PROBATE NUMBER 97113

DIVISION "D"

IN THE MATTER OF

THE SUCCESSION OF

CLARENCE L. MITCHELL

18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT

PARISH OF IBERVILLE

STATE OF LOUISIANA

NOTICE

Notice is given to the creditors of this succession and to all other interested persons that a tableau of distribution has been filed by the co-executors of this succession, with their petition praying for homologation of the tableau and for authority to pay the listed debts and charges of the succession; the tableau of distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the petition and tableau of distribution must be filed prior to homologation.

By Order of the Court

/s/ Amy C Matirne

Deputy Clerk of Court

18th JDC, Iberville Parish

On this 12 day of March, 2010.

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NOTICE

SUCCESSION OF                

NATALIE JONES GLYNN             

PROBATE NO. 21550

STATE OF LOUISIANA

17TH JUDICIL DISTRICT COURT

PARISH OF LAFOURCHE

     NOTICE IS GIVEN that the independent executor of this succession has petitioned the Court for authority to sell the immovable and movable property belonging to the deceased at private sale in accordance with law for a price of not less than the amounts below, more fully described in the petition filed herein, and generally described as:

1.  An undivided one-half (1/2) interest in and to:

Lot One (1) as designated on a plan of subdivision of the property of Prudent P. Landry and James E. Gautreaux known as Addendum One (1) to the Landry-Gautreaux Subdivision, Terrebonne Parish, La

$37,900.00

2.  The interest of Natalie Jones Glynn, in the mineral royalty interests & rights granted to the shareholders of J. Supple's Sons Planting Company, Limited by act dated August 23rd, 1983, or thereafter, believed to be 380.333/7138.600 or 5.328% in lands situated in Iberville Parish, La.

$ 2,000.00

3.  An undivided one-half (1/2) interest in and to:

J. Supple’s Sons Planting Company, Ltd. Certificate No. 342 for 377.333 shares at $500 per share

                                               $94,333.25

     Any heir, legatee, or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears.

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