PUBLIC NOTICES

Staff reports

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA    

VERSUS        COURT NO. 3:10CV217-JJB-DLD

ERNEST OVERTON, SR.and     

ANNIE MAE THOMPSON OVERTON     

    NOTICE OF MARSHAL'S SALE

        By virtue of the Writ of Execution issued and filed in the above captioned matter on August 9, 2010 and the Notice of Seizure issued and filed in the above captioned matter on August 30, 2010 on the Consent Judgment in Rem rendered in favor of the United States of America and against Ernest Overton, Sr. and Annie Mae Thompson Overton on May 27, 2010, I have seized and will proceed to sell as follows:

        DATE OF SALE:  DECEMBER 1, 2010 – 10:00 A.M.

        PLACE OF SALE: Iberville Parish Courthouse, 58050 Meriam Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:   

(1)  A certain lot or parcel of ground, unimproved, lying and bing situated near the Town of Maringouin, Louisiana in Section 27, T. 7 S., R. 9 E., and which lot or parcel of ground is designated as Lot No. 20 of the Casio Subdivision appearing on a map of survey made by James R. Joffrion, C.E., on November 27, 1961, a plat of which survey is annexed to an Act of Sale with Mortgage from Samuel C. Cashio to Jacob Cosey recorded in CB. 157, E. 613.  Said lot or parcel of ground measuring 62.50 feet front on Cashio Street of said subdivision and measures 97.91 feet on its eastern side and 97.81 feet on its western side.  Said lot also measures 62.50 feet on the real or southern side and its bounded as follows:  on the front or northern side by Cashio Street, on the southern or rear side by property of the Iberville Parish School Board, on the western side by Lot No. 21, and on the eastern side by Lot No. 19, all being of the aforesaid Cashio Subdivision.

Being the same property acquired by Ernest Overton from Samuel C. Cashio, on June 5, 1962, as per act duly of record in CB. 158, E. 176.

(2)  A certain lot or parcel of ground, unimproved, lying and being situated near the Town of Maringouin, Louisiana, in Section 27, T. 7 S., R. 9 E., and which lot or parcel of ground is designated as Lot No. 21 of the Cashio Subdivision appearing on a map of survey made by James R. Joffrion, C.E., on November 27, 1961, a plat of which survey is annexed to an Act of Sale with Mortgage  from Samuel C. Cashio to Jacob Cosey recorded in CB. 157, E. 613.  Said lot or parcel of ground measuring 62.50 feet front on Cashio Street of said subdivision and 97.61 feet on its eastern side and 97.72 feet on its western side and 62.50 feet on the rear side.  Said lot being bounded on the front or northern side by Cashio Street, on the southern or rear side by property of the Iberville Parish School Board, on the western side by Lot No. 22 belonging to Beatrice Hill, and on the eastern side by Lot No. 20 belonging to Ernest Overton.  

Being the same property acquired by the vendor, Albert Brown, from Samuel C. Cashio by act passed before Neal D. Malloy on July 31, 1962.

LESS AND EXCEPTING and excluded from the above described property, the following, to-wit:

Ten (10) feet off the western side of the aforesaid lot No. 21 of the Cashio Subdivision and being specifically a lot or parcel of ground off the western side of Lot No. 21 measuring 10 feet front on Cashio Street, and running back between parallel lines a distance of 97.61 feet on its eastern side and 97.72 feet on its western side.  Said lot being bounded on the front or north side by said Cashio Street, on the southern or rear side by property of the Iberville Parish School Board, on the western side by Lot No. 22 belonging to Beatrice Hill, and on the eastern side by the remainder of Lot No. 21 herein transferred.  

The vendor, Albert Brown, further declared unto me, Notary that he that he does hereby and by these presents, donate, dedicate to the Iberville Parish Police Jury for drainage purposes, the use of the 10 foot lot excluded from the sale herein; that said lot is to be used specifically for drainage purposes, and if not used for drainage purposes, said lot shall belong and become the property of the purchaser herein, Ernest Overton.

Being the same property which was acquired by Ernest Overton from Albert Brown by Act dated April 30, 1965, as per CB. 168, E. 342.  Being also the same property acquired by Albert Brown from Samuel C. Cashio on July 31, 1962, as per CB. 158, E. 331.

Said property being subject to an oil, gas and mineral lease dated July 28, 1970, for a primary term of 3-years, as recorded in CB. 188, E. 331; and second, an oil, gas and mineral lease for a primary term of 5-years dated March 11, 1985, in favor of Devere Oil & Gas, Inc., duly recorded in CB. 377. E. 198.

        TERMS OF SALE: Property to be offered for sale without benefit of appraisement to the last and highest bidder.  A minimum deposit of 10% of the sales price shall be payable to the United States Marshal's Service at the time of adjudication.  Balance shall be payable to the United States Marshal's Service within thirty (30) days.  All funds shall be remitted in the form of cash, certified check, cashier's check or money order with no personal checks accepted.    

        STATEMENT OF NON-WARRANTY: The property shall be sold without any warranty whatsoever. Purchaser shall bear all costs and responsibility for transferring title.  

                                              UNITED STATES MARSHAL

                                              MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA

11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25

SECTION 00030

    ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

OWNER:    City of Plaquemine                    

        Attn:  City Clerk’s Office                    

Mailing:  P. O. Box 675, Plaquemine, LA  70765-0675    

Physical:  Plaquemine City Hall, First Floor, Room 103, 23640 Railroad Ave., Plaquemine, LA  70764

Separate sealed BIDS for     Asphalt Road Rehabilitation Program -Phase II will be received by

         City of Plaquemine,

         Attn:  City Clerk’s Office

         Mailing:  P. O. Box 675, Plaquemine, LA  70765-0675

         Physical:  Plaquemine City Hall, First Floor, Room 103, 23640 Railroad Ave., Plaquemine, LA  70764

until     2:00 p.m.       (local time)  on      Wednesday, December 8, 2010     .

         The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud on  Wednesday, December 8, 2010:

        Plaquemine City Hall, Third Floor

        Mayor’s Conference Room

        23640 Railroad Avenue

        Plaquemine, LA  70764

         Any BIDDER sending his BID by mail or submitting in person must be addressed it to:

    City of Plaquemine

        City Clerk’s Office                    

P. O. Box 675                

Plaquemine, LA  70765-0675                        

Attention:     BID DOCUMENT

        Asphalt Road Rehabilitation Program -Phase II

        PEC Project No. 10814

         The INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS, BID FORM, FORM OF CONTRACT, PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, and BID BOND, PERFORMANCE BOND, PAYMENT BOND, and other CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations:

__________PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS CORPORATION__________

7600 GSRI AVENUE, BATON ROUGE, LA  70820

________--AGC/F. W. DODGE DIVISION, MCGRAW_HILL INFORMATION SYSTEMS_______---

666 NORTH STREET, BATON ROUGE, LA  70802

----------AGC/F.W. DODGE DIVISION, MCGRAW-HILL INFORMATION SYSTEMS----------

2475 Canal Street, Suite 101, New Orleans, LA  70119

         Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of Professional Engineering Consultants Corporation located at   7600 GSRI Avenue, Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70820 upon payment of $150.00 for each set.

         Any BIDDER, upon returning the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS promptly and in good condition within fourteen (14) calendar days after the BID OPENING will be refunded in accordance with current state laws less handling fees.

         Each BIDDER must deposit with the BID, BID SECURITY in the amount of five (5) percent of the amount BID.  BID SECURITY shall be in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or a BID BOND.

         A CONTRACT resulting from the requested BIDS shall be accom_panied by a PERFORMANCE BOND and a PAYMENT BOND, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the CONTRACT and must be in a form acceptable to the OWNER'S attorney.  SURETIES used for obtaining BONDS must appear as acceptable on U.S. Dept. of Treasury Circular 570.

         BIDS must be submitted on the blank forms furnished with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS.  Each BID shall have attached a BID BOND with an accompanying duly authorized POWER OF ATTORNEY as provided for in the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS.  Only the BIDS of contractors and/or subcontractors licensed under Act 113 of the 1964 Louisiana Legislature will be considered.  Contractors desiring to BID shall submit to the ENGINEER evidence that they hold license of proper classification and in full force and effect.

         The OWNER reserves the right to waive any informalities and to reject any and/or all BIDS.

         No BIDDER may withdraw his BID within sixty (60) consecu_tive calendar days after the actual date of opening thereof.

 Thursday, November 11, 2010     

             DATE

                              City of Plaquemine

                    OWNER        

                                                               BY:       /s  Mark A. “Tony” Gulotta

TITLE:        Mayor            

11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2

PUBLIC NOTICE

Advertisement for Board Room Software (Paperless Solution)

Sealed proposals will be received up to 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at the Central Office of the Iberville Parish School Board, 58030 Plaquemine Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana, 70764, for the purchase of Board Room Software.

Request for Proposal Forms and Specifications are available at the Central Office of the Iberville Parish School Board, 58030 Plaquemine Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana.  

ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE SEALED AND MARKED “Request for Proposal:  Board Room Software”.  

Iberville Parish School Board

Ruby H. Daigle, Purchasing Agent

11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

Notice to Iberville Parish Non-School System Providers

of

Early Childhood Education

In accordance with LA4 legislation, The Iberville Parish School System (LEA) may contract with community-based agencies. The LEA may contract or collaborate with any childcare/Head Start provider licensed by the Department of Social Services and has attained the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (SBESE) designated 3-star rating, working toward a 4-star rating in the Quality Rating System (QRS).

Information regarding the Collaboration of Iberville Parish School System LA4 classes with non-school system providers of early childhood education may be obtained by contacting:

Geralyn Callegan, Elementary Supervisor

(225) 687-5400 extension 182

Iberville Parish School Board Office

58030 Plaquemine Street

Plaquemine, LA 70764

11/18, 11/25, 12/2

Advertisement for Bids

              Sealed bids will be received by the Iberville Parish School Board, Attention Patrick Norris, Project Manager, at 58030 Plaquemine St., P.O. Box 151, Plaquemine, LA. 70764, not later than 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 1, 2010 for the following:

Math, Science & Arts Academy West Campus – STEM Center

57955 St. Louis Road – Plaquemine, La. 70764

NOTE **  Outer envelope if mailed shall be marked SEALED BID.

Please find bid related materials and place electronic bids at – “www.centralbidding.com”

             The bids will be opened at the School Board Office immediately following the close of bid time on the above noted date.

             A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 57955 St. Louis Road, Plaquemine, La. 70764 on Tuesday November 23, 2010 at 10:00 A.M., . No bid will be accepted from any contractor who did not attend and sign-in at the Pre-Bid Conference.

             Preliminary bid information may be obtained by contacting the Architectural Firm listed below.

Fusion Architecture

58156 Court Street

Plaquemine, La. 70764

225-687-4848

             It is the policy of the Iberville Parish School Board to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, or veteran status in educational programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, educational services, financial aid and employment.

Iberville Parish School Board

P. Edward Cancienne,

Superintendent

Insertion Dates:  November 4, 2010

                            November 11, 2010

                            November 18, 2010

                            November 25, 2010                                                     

An Equal Opportunity Employer

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed bids will be received by the Iberville Parish Council, 2nd Floor of the Iberville Parish Courthouse, 58050 Meriam Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana, up to 10:00 A. M., on December 6, 2010  for:

VARIOUS ROAD MATERIALS

At 10:15 A.M. of the same day and date they will be publicly opened and read in the Council Meeting Room, 2nd Floor of the Iberville Parish Courthouse, 58050 Meriam Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana.

Specifications may be obtained from the Parish Council Purchasing Department, Courthouse Building, 58050 Meriam Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana, (225) 687-5190.  The Iberville Parish Council complies with Louisiana Public Bid Law (La. R.S. 38:2211-2261).

Please find bid related materials and post your electronic bids at www.centralbidding.com

The Parish Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids and waive any informality.

Marlene Tharpe

Purchasing Agent

Iberville Parish Council

11/18, 11/25, 12/2

Advertisement for Bids

              Sealed bids will be received by the Iberville Parish School Board, Attention Patrick Norris, Project Manager, 58030 Plaquemine St., P.O. Box 151, Plaquemine, LA. 70764, not later than 2:00 PM Monday – December 13, 2010 for the following:

Plaquemine High School – Welding Shop

59595 Belleview Road – Plaquemine, La. 70764

NOTE **  Outer envelope if mailed shall be marked SEALED BID.

Please find bid related materials and place electronic bids at – “www.centralbidding.com”

             The bids will be opened at the School Board Office immediately following the close of bid time on the above noted date.

             A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 59595 Belleview Road, Plaquemine, La. 70764 on Tuesday - November 30, 2010 at 10:00 A.M., . No bid will be accepted from any contractor who did not attend and sign-in at the Pre-Bid Conference.

             Preliminary bid information may be obtained by contacting the Architectural Firm listed below.

Fusion Architecture

58156 Court Street

Plaquemine, La. 70764

225-687-4848

             It is the policy of the Iberville Parish School Board to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, or veteran status in educational programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, educational services, financial aid and employment.

Iberville Parish School Board

P. Edward Cancienne,

Superintendent

Insertion Dates:  November 18, 2010

                            November 25, 2010

                            December 2, 2010

An Equal Opportunity Employer

PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held on December 6, 2010, at 6:00 P.M. at Town Hall for interested citizens of the Town of Maringouin. The purpose of the hearing is to review the proposed ordinance for compensation of elected public officials of the Town of Maringouin.

Interested citizens will have the opportunity to give written or oral comment.

John Overton, Mayor

11/18, 11/25, 12/2

BID PROPOSAL

Proposals will be received by the City of St. Gabriel, Municipal Building, 5035 Iberville Street, St. Gabriel, LA, until December 3, 2010 for a 2011 Camaro Coupe 2SS. The Camaro should include the following: White in Color, Interior Accent Trim Package, 20"X8" Front and 20"x9" Rear Polished Aluminum Wheels, Premium Carpeted Floor Mats, 6.2L VI SFI Engine w/Automatic Transmission, AM/FM Stereo with CD-Rom & MP3 Playback. Bids, amendments to bids, or requests for withdrawal of bids received after time specified for bid openings shall not be considered. Information may be obtained upon request from the above address or by telephoning 225-642-9600.

11/18, 11/25, 12/2

TOWN OF MARINGOUIN

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING

October 11th, 2010

MARINGOUIN TOWN HALL

6:00 P.M.

MINUTES

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in regular session with the following members Present: Mayor John F. Overton, Alderman Kirkland Anderson, Alderman Edward James, Alderwoman Demi Vorise, Also Present was Town Attorney Sharah Harris, Police Chief John Simien. Absent from the meeting were Utility Superintendent Lee Butler, Fire Chief Mickey Gaudet , Alderman Charles Wright and Alderman Samuel Collura.

Meeting was called to order by Mayor John F. Overton, followed by a roll call and the Pledge of Allegiance. The Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance were led by Alderman Kirkland Anderson.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

There were no announcements at this time.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:

There were no audience comments.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

A motion was made by Alderman Kirkland Anderson to approve the minutes for the regular scheduled meeting on September 6th, 2010 it was seconded by Alderwoman Demi Vorise and was unanimously approved by the board.

NEW BUSINESS:

Mayor Overton announced that Halloween Trick or Treat time would be on Saturday October 30th, from 5pm till 8pm.

Mayor Overton announced that the Town of Maringouin would be giving Dr. O’Neal’s wife a proclamation for Dr. James O’Neal for the years of service to the community.

John Stapler and Teito Castillo with Pioneer Water System gave an update on the Water and Recycle plant that will be coming to the Town of Maringouin.

OLD BUSINESS:

David with PEC was not present.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

FIRE: Chief Gaudet- Was not present.

MAINTENANCE: Utility Supt. Lee Butler was not present.

POLICE:  Chief Simien said all was fine in his department.

PERSONNEL:  Alderman Charles Wright was not present at the meeting.

FINANCE:  Alderman Samuel Collura was not present.

UTILITIES:  Alderman Anderson had nothing to report at this time.

Meeting Adjourned:

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John F. Overton Mayor                                                       Town Clerk

11/25

TOWN OF MARINGOUIN

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING

August 2nd, 2010

MARINGOUIN TOWN HALL

6:00 P.M.

MINUTES

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in regular session with the following members Present: Mayor John F. Overton, Alderman Edward James, Alderman Kirkland Anderson, Alderwoman Demi Vorise, Alderman Samuel Collura, Also Present was Utility Superintendent Lee Butler and Town Attorney Sharah Harris and Fire Chief Michael Gaudet, Police Chief John Simien.  Absent from the meeting were Alderman Charles Wright.

Meeting was called to order by Mayor John F. Overton, followed by a roll call and the Pledge of Allegiance. The Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance were led by Alderman Kirkland Anderson.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Mayor Overton spoke about the (LGA) Local Government Assistance Grant for Infrastructure Improvement for the Town of Maringouin.

 Mayor announced that the State turned down the walking Trail that they could not fund it at this time.

Mayor Overton announced that he spoke with John Stapler and they have surveyed the property off of Wheelock Street and should finish with it by Thursday of this week. Everything is moving forward with the Water & Recycle plant.

Mayor Overton spoke with Mr. Broadway about the property by the old mill and he was looking at donating the property to the Town of Maringouin.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:

Owen Cope with Entergy spoke about the new process of turning in street lights that were not working in Maringouin.

Sam Watson spoke about the baseball program with the Town of Maringouin and that all was a success with the program and he looks forward to continuing this program.

Stanley Washington spoke about the school drive and that it was a great success and wanted to thank everyone for their donations.

Donald Paterson spoke about a public debate for all the candidates running for office this year so the public could get some idea what each person wants to accomplish for the town.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

A motion was made by Alderwoman Demi Vorise to amend the minutes for the regular scheduled meeting on July12th, 2010 to reflect that there were no committee reports the motion was seconded by Alderman Kirkland Anderson and was unanimously approved by the board.

NEW BUSINESS:

A motion was made by Alderman Edward James to adopt Resolution No. 1 adjusted millage rates at 3.950 mills it was seconded by Alderman Samuel Collura and unanimously approved by the board.

A motion was made by Alderman Samuel Collura to adopt Resolution No. 2 to roll forward the millage rates to 4.220 mills it was seconded by Alderman Edward James and unanimously approved by the board.

Tommy LeJeune with Faulk & Winkler spoke about the 2010/2011 budget.

A motion was made by Alderman Samuel Collura to introduce the ordinance for the 2011 budget it was seconded by Alderman Edward James and unanimously approved by the board.

LaTania Anderson with Landerson consulting spoke about working for the Town of Maringouin to do different grant writing projects.

A motion was made by Alderman Edward James to hire LaTania Anderson as a grant writer for the Town of Maringouin it was seconded by Alderwoman Demi Vorise and unanimously approved by the board.

Donald Paterson spoke about getting the old head start building and making a youth center out of it for our young citizens in the Town of Maringouin.

A motion was made by Alderwoman Demi Vorise to add Mr. Christmas to the agenda it was seconded by Alderman Anderson and approved by the board.

Mr. Christmas spoke about having a school rally for the youth in Maringouin.

OLD BUSINESS:

David with PEC was not present at the meeting.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

FIRE: Chief Gaudet- Chief Gaudet gave an update on the Fire Department.

MAINTENANCE: Utility Supt. Lee Butler said all was fine.

POLICE:  Chief Simien gave an update on the police department.

PERSONNEL:  Alderman Charles Wright was not present at the meeting.

FINANCE:  Alderman Samuel Collura had nothing to report at this time.

UTILITIES:  Alderman Anderson had nothing to report at this time.

ADJOURNMENT:

Meeting Adjourned.

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John F. Overton Mayor                                                       Town Clerk

11/25

TOWN OF MARINGOUIN

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING

September 13th, 2010

MARINGOUIN TOWN HALL

6:00 P.M.

MINUTES

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in regular session with the following members Present: Mayor John F. Overton, Alderman Kirkland Anderson, Alderman Edward James, Alderwoman Demi Vorise, Alderman Samuel Collura, Also Present was Town Attorney Sharah Harris, Police Chief John Simien and Utility Superintendent Lee Butler. Absent from the meeting were Fire chief Mickey Gaudet and Alderman Charles Wright.

Meeting was called to order by Mayor John F. Overton, followed by a roll call and the Pledge of Allegiance. The Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance were led by Mayor John F. Overton.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Mayor Overton announced that he had spoken with Roberto Macedon that is handling the housing project for the parish as well as the municipalities. Mayor Overton said that Roberto Macedon would be meeting with the parish president Mitchell Ourso to set up a date to meet with all the communities on the housing projects on hurricane Gustav.

Mayor Overton also announced that we received a Resolution from the Louisiana Municipal Association on the passing of Mr. Murry Tillman and that he would be presenting it to Mrs. Tillman.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:

Mr. Fowler and Mr. Jackson with the American Legion post 580 where here to pay tribute to certain individuals in the community. They presented Alderwoman Demi Vorise and utility worker Edna Mitchell with a certificate of Accommodation.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

A motion was made by Alderman Edward James to approve the minutes for the regular scheduled meeting on August 2nd, 2010 it was seconded by Alderwoman Demi Vorise and was unanimously approved by the board.

NEW BUSINESS:

Tiffany Cravens with DEQ spoke about the drinking water protection program that was started in Iberville Parish with a public education campaign to teach others where drinking water comes from and how to protect it.

John Stapler and Teito Castillo with Pioneer Water System came to give an update on the Water & Recycle plant.  

A motion was made by Alderman Samuel Collura to open the public hearing it was seconded by Alderman Anderson and approved by the board.

Tommy LeJeune with Faulk & Winkler went over the 2010 /2011 budget with the Mayor and Council.

A motion was made by Alderwoman Demi Vorise to close the public hearing for the 2010 /2011 budget and go into our regular scheduled meeting it was seconded by Alderman Anderson and approved by the board.

A motion was made by Alderman Collura to adopt the 2010 / 2011 budget the motion was seconded by Alderman Edward James and approved by the board.

A substitute motion was made by Alderman Collura to adopt the 2010 /2011 budget to add Two-Thousand dollars to the Chief of Police salary it was seconded by Alderwoman Demi Vorise and approved by the board.

A motion was made by Alderman Collura to reject all side walk bids until further advertising was done the motion was seconded by Alderman Anderson and approved by the board.

OLD BUSINESS:

David with PEC was not present.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

FIRE: Chief Gaudet- Was not present.

MAINTENANCE: Utility Supt. Lee Butler had nothing to report at this time.

POLICE:  Chief Simien said all was fine in his department.

PERSONNEL:  Alderman Charles Wright was not present at the meeting.

FINANCE:  Alderman Samuel Collura had nothing to report at this time.

UTILITIES:  Alderman Anderson had nothing to report at this time.

A motion was made by Alderman Anderson to go into executive session on a personal matter it was seconded by Alderman Collura and approved by the board.

A motion was made by Alderwoman Demi Vorise to go back into the regular scheduled meeting it was seconded by Alderman Collura and approved by the board.

Meeting Adjourned:

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John F. Overton Mayor                                                       Town Clerk

11/25

Judicial Advertisement

EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT         STATE OF LOUISIANA         PARISH OF IBERVILLE

October 26, 2010

FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB

    vs.    Suit #   69475

KENNETH GUILLORY AND ADRIENNE HAMILTON GUILLORY

Acting under and by virtue of a WRIT OF SEIZURE AND SALE dated this 6TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2010, and directed to the Sheriff of Iberville, State of Louisiana, by the Honorable the 18th  Judicial District Court, in and for the Parish of Iberville, in the above numbered and entitled cause, I have seized and will offer for sale at Public Auction, in the lobby of the Iberville Parish Courthouse Building, Meriam Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana, Iberville Parish, between the legal hours prescribed by law, beginning at 10:00am WITH the benefit of appraisement, to the last and highest bidder on, Wednesday, December 29, 2010 the following described property, to wit:

A CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE 8TH WARD OF THE PARISH OF IBERVILLE, LOUISIANA, BEING A PART OF OWEN MILLER SR.’S LAND LOCATED IN SECTION 50, T-9-S, R-11-E, IBERVILLE PARISH, LOUISIANA, MEASURING ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FOUR AND 70/100 (144.70’) FEET ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE “NEW GROSSE TETE ROAD”, DESIGNATED FURTHER AS LOUISIANA HIGHWAY 77, A DEPTH ON THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF TWO HUNDRED SIXTY AND 00/100 (260.00’) FEET, AND THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF ONE HUNDRED SIXTY AND 00/100 (160.00’) FEET, AND A REAR WIDTH OF NINETY-SEVEN AND 00/100 (97.00’) FEET, AND BEING BOUNDED ON THE FRONT OR NORTH BY THE “NEW GROSSE TETE ROAD” OR LOUISIANA HIGHWAY 77, ON THE SOUTH BY THE PROPERTY OF JOHN C. MILLER, ON THE WEST NOW OR FORMERLY BY THE PROPERTY OF HYMEL, AND EAST BY PROPERTY OF RUSSO, ALL NOW OR FORMERLY.

 PROPERTY ADDRESS:  63735 BAYOU JACOB ROAD, PLAQUEMINE, LA  70764

Attorney for the Plaintiff:         THE BOLES LAW FIRM

                1818 AVENUE OF AMERICA POST OFFICE BOX 2065

                MONROE,   LA  71201

                (318) 388-4050

Note to Bidders:  100% of the highest bid is due at the time of sale

To pay and satisfy the writ issued in this case, together with costs as far as same may go.

TERMS OF SALE, cash, according to law

Advertisement dates:     November 25, 2010

            December 23, 2010

Brent Allain, Sheriff

by:   DENISE J. JOHNSON

Director of Civil Dept.

Judicial Advertisement

EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT         STATE OF LOUISIANA         PARISH OF IBERVILLE

October 26, 2010

PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

    vs.    Suit #   69488

LARONDA M. WASHINGTON

Acting under and by virtue of a WRIT OF SEIZURE AND SALE dated this 6th day of October, 2010, and directed to the Sheriff of Iberville, State of Louisiana, by the Honorable the 18th  Judicial District Court, in and for the Parish of Iberville, in the above numbered and entitled cause, I have seized and will offer for sale at Public Auction, in the lobby of the Iberville Parish Courthouse Building, Meriam Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana, Iberville Parish, between the legal hours prescribed by law, beginning at 10:00am WITH the benefit of appraisement, to the last and highest bidder on, Wednesday, December 29, 2010 the following described property, to wit:

A CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF GROUND TOGETHER WITH ALL BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING OR BEING SITUATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF LA. HWY. NO. 77 IN THE TOWN OF MARINGOUIN, PARISH OF IBERVILLE, STATE OF LOUISIANA AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NUMBER 8 OF THE H.M. KIMBALL SUBDIVISION NO. 2, SAID LOT 8 MEASURES 100’ FRONTING ON LA. HWY. NO. 77 ON THE EAST, BOUNDED ON THE NORTH SIDE FOR A DISTANCE OF 136.5” BY LOT NO. 9, TOWARDS THE SOUTH FOR A DISTANCE OF 132.4’ BY LOT NO. 7 AND TOWARDS THE REAR OR WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100’ BY LOT NO. 14. BEING THE LOT NUMBER 8 OF THE H.M. KIMBALL SUBDIVISION NUMBER 2 APPEARING ON A SURVEY MADE BY MARION KIMBALL, SURVEYOR, DATED FEBRUARY 6, 1952, A PLAT OF SURVEY WHICH IS RECORDED WITH AN ACT OF SALE WITH MORTGAGE FROM H.M. KIMBALL TO ALPHONSE ZENO MATHERNE, JR. IN COB 98, ENTRV 44, OF THE CONVEYANCE RECORDS OF IBERVILLE PARISH, LOUISIANA.

 PROPERTY ADDRESS:  10090 HIGHWAY 77,  MARINGOUIN, LA  70757

Attorney for the Plaintiff:         JACKSON & MCPHERSON

                1010 COMMON STREET

                NEW ORLEANS,   LA  70112

                (504) 581-9444

Note to Bidders:  100% of the highest bid is due at the time of sale

To pay and satisfy the writ issued in this case, together with costs as far as same may go.

TERMS OF SALE, cash, according to law

Advertisement dates:     November 25, 2010

            December 23, 2010

Brent Allain, Sheriff

by:   DENISE J. JOHNSON

Director of Civil Dept.

City of Plaquemine Historic District Commission

Public Hearing Notice

City of Plaquemine Historic District Commission Public Hearing will be held on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., Plaquemine City Hall, 23640 Railroad Avenue, Third Floor, Plaquemine, Louisiana, to consider the application for Certificate of Appropriateness:   Property Owner: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Physical Address: Corner of Plaquemine Street and Eden Church (La. Hwy One), (57805 Main Street) Plaquemine, LA  70764 for plaza construction.  At these hearings interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications will be received.

11/25

Judicial Advertisement

EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT         STATE OF LOUISIANA         PARISH OF IBERVILLE

October 13, 2010

GLORIA JEAN VINCE TERRY

    vs.    Suit #   68805

SHIRLEY ANN VINCE

Acting under and by virtue of a WRIT OF FIERI FACIAS dated this 25TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2010, and directed to the Sheriff of Iberville, State of Louisiana, by the Honorable the 18th  Judicial District Court, in and for the Parish of Iberville, in the above numbered and entitled cause, I have seized and will offer for sale at Public Auction, in the lobby of the Iberville Parish Courthouse Building, Meriam Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana, Iberville Parish, between the legal hours prescribed by law, beginning at 10:00am WITH the benefit of appraisement, to the last and highest bidder on, Wednesday, December 01, 2010 the following described property, to wit:

DEFENDANTS ONE-HALF (1/2) INTEREST IN AND TO THE BELOW DESCRIBED PROPERTY:

 ** FIRST **

 TWO (2) CERTAIN LOTS OR PARCELS OF GROUND, TOGETHER WITH ALL THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, AND WITH ALL THE RIGHTS, WAYS, PRIVILEGES AND SERVITUDES THEREUNTO APPERTAINING, LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE VILLAGE OF MARINGOUIN, PARISH OF IBERVILLE, ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF BAYOU GROSSE TETE BETWEEN SAID BAYOU AND THE TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. SAID TWO (2) LOTS HEREIN CONVEYED BEING SPECIFICALLY DESIGNATED AS LOTS NOS. 3 AND 10 OF BLOCK “G” ON A PLAT OF SURVEY SHOWING A PORTION OF JACKSON ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF MARINGOUIN, MADE BY A.D. MUNDINGER, C.E., DATED FEBRUARY 2, 1953, AND RECORDED IN CB. 111, E. 84, ATTACHED TO AN ACT OF SALE FROM N.A.M. JACKSON TO RILEY PRESTENBACK UNDER DATE OF APRIL 2, 1953. SAID LOTS BEING BOUNDED ON THE FRONT OR WESTERN SIDE BY A STREET DESIGNATED AS LIONS AVENUE, TOWARDS THE EAST BY AN UNNAMED PUBLIC STREET, TOWARDS THE NORTH BY LOTS NOS. 4 AND 9., HEREIN SECONDLY DESCRIBED, AND TOWARDS THE SOUTH BY LOTS NOS. 2 AND 11, ALL BEING OF BLOCK “G” OF THE AFORESAID JACKSON SUBDIVISION. SAID LOT NO. 3 MEASURING 100 FEET ON LIONS AVENUE AS AFORESAID, AND RUNS BACK BETWEEN EQUAL AND PARALLEL LINES FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET. SAID LOT NO. 10 AFORESAID JOINS LOT NO. 3 IMMEDIATELY TO THE REAR AND EAST THEREOF, AND ALSO MEASURES 100 FEET BY 100 FEET. SUCH LOTS HEREIN SOLD, COMBINED, INCLUDE AN AREA OF 100 FEET FRONT ON LIONS AVENUE AND EXTEND BACK BETWEEN EQUAL AND PARALLEL LINES FOR A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO AN UNNAMED STREET.

 LESS AND EXCEPTING FROM THE ABOVE DESCRIBED TWO (2) LOTS OF GROUND 20 FEET OFF THE SOUTHERN SIDE THEREOF NEXT TO LOTS 2 AND 11 OF BLOCK “G” OF JACKSON’S ADDITION. SAID 20 FEET OFF THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF SAID LOTS 3 AND 10 MEASURING 20 FEET FRONT ON LIONS AVENUE AND EXTENDS BACK BETWEEN EQUAL AND PARALLEL LINES TO AN UNNAMED STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET.”

 ** SECOND **

 TWO (2) CERTAIN LOTS OR PARCELS OF GROUND, TOGETHER WITH ALL THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, AND WITH ALL THE RIGHTS, WAYS, PRIVILEGES AND SERVITUDES THEREUNTO APPERTAINING, LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE VILLAGE OF MARINGOUIN, PARISH OF IBERVILLE, ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF BAYOU GROSSE TETE BETWEEN SAID BAYOU AND THE TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. THE LOTS HEREIN CONVEYED BEING SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED AS LOTS NOS. 4 AND 9 OF BLOCK “G” ON A PLAT OF SURVEY SHOWING A PORTION OF JACKSON ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF MARINGOUIN, AND WHICH PLAN OF SURVEY WAS MADE BY A.D. MUNDINGER, C.E., ON FEBRUARY 2, 1953, AND RECORDED IN CB. 111, E. 84, ATTACHED TO AN ACT OF SALE FROM N.A.M. JACKSON TO RILEY PRESTENBACK PASSED ON APRIL 2, 1953. THE LOT NO. 4 HEREIN CONVEYED FRONTING ON THE FRONT OR WESTERN SIDE OF LIONS AVENUE FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET, AND LOT NO. 10 HEREIN CONVEYED BEING SITUATED IMMEDIATELY TO THE REAR OF SAID LOT 3 AND ALSO MEASURES 100 FEET BY 100 FEET IN SIZE. SAID LOTS BEING BOUNDED ON THE FRONT OR WESTERN SIDE BY LIONS AVENUE AFORESAID, ON THE EASTERN SIDE BY AN UNNAMED STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET, TOWARDS THE NORTH BY LOTS 5 AND 8 OF BLOCK “G” AFORESAID, AND TOWARDS THE SOUTH BY LOTS 3 AND 10 OF BLOCK “G” HEREINABOVE FIRSTLY DESCRIBED. THE COMBINED AREA OF SAID LOTS 4 AND 9 CONSISTING OF 100 FEET FRONT ON LIONS AVENUE AND RUNNING BACK TOWARDS AN UNNAMED STREET BETWEEN EQUAL AND PARALLEL LINES FOR A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET.

 LESS AND EXCEPTING FROM THE ABOVE DESCRIBED TWO (2) LOTS OF GROUND 20 FEET OFF THE NORTHERN SIDE THEREOF NEXT TO LOTS 5 AND 8 OF BLOCK “G”. SAID 20 FEET OFF THE NORTHERN SIDE OF LOTS 4 AND 9 OF BLOCK “G” MEASURING 20 FEET FRONT ON LIONS AVENUE AND EXTEND IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION TOWARDS AN UNNAMED STREET BETWEEN EQUAL AND PARALLEL LINES FOR A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET.

 BEING A PART OF THE SAME PROPERTY ACQUIRED BY SAMUEL C. CASHIO FROM MABEL WEBBER PERKINS ON NOVEMBER 5, 1958, BY ACT PASSED BEFORE NEAL D. MOLLOY, NOTARY PUBLIC, AND RECORDED IN CB. 146, E. 346, OF THE RECORDS OF IBERVILLE PARISH, LOUISIANA. (FOR FURTHER TITLE REFERENCE SEE CB. 111, E. 310, CB. 113, E. 269).

 PROPERTY ADDRESS:  10395 LIONS AVENUE,  MARINGOUIN, LA  

Attorney for the Plaintiff:         PHILIP J. SHAHEEN

                8966 INTERLINE AVENUE, SUITE E

                BATON ROUGE,   LA  70809

                (225) 925-1559

Note to Bidders:  100% of the highest bid is due at the time of sale

To pay and satisfy the writ issued in this case, together with costs as far as same may go.

TERMS OF SALE, cash, according to law

Advertisement dates:     October 28, 2010

            November 25, 2010

Brent Allain, Sheriff

by:   DENISE J. JOHNSON

Director of Civil Dept.

IBERVILLE PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES

PUBLIC HEARING, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010

PROPOSED ORDINANCE

The Parish Council of Iberville Parish, State of Louisiana, held a Public Hearing in the Council Meeting Room, 58050 Meriam Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana, on the 19th day of October, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. pursuant to a Notice of Public Hearing posted on the 14th day of October, 2010.

The Council Chairman, Matthew Jewell, called the hearing to order.

A quorum was present and due notice had been given.  

Mayor John Overton, Sr. for the Town of Maringouin, Representatives from Pioneer Water Systems, Mr. Edward Songy, CAO and Legal Advisor, Mr. Scott Stassi were also in attendance.

The Council Chairman introduced the following ordinances:

Mr. Edward Songy read the following ordinance in entirety.

ORDINANCE 1    Ordinance to Establish Town of Maringouin Industrial Area within                 Iberville Parish, Louisiana

The floor was opened to comments and questions.  Mayor Overton stated he was comfortable with this ordinance and ready to move forward.  There was no opposition to the ordinance.

There being no further business to be conducted, the hearing was adjourned at 6:11 p.m.

___________________                          _______________________

  /s/ Kirsha D. Barker                            /s/ Matthew H. Jewell

  COUNCIL CLERK                                COUNCIL CHAIRMAN

11/25

                           IBERVILLE PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS MEETING, TUESDAY,

OCTOBER 19, 2010

The Parish Council of Iberville Parish, State of Louisiana, met at the regular meeting place of the Parish Council, in the Council Meeting Room, 58050 Meriam Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana, on Tuesday, the 19th day of October, 2010.

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS REPORT

The Boards and Commissions Committee met on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 6:11 p.m., followed by the roll call with the following Committee Members only in attendance: Vallet, Stevens, Butler, Reeves, Oubre.

Absent: Jackson.

A quorum was present and due notice had been given.  

The Chairman of the Boards & Commissions Committee, Councilman Vallet, stated the purpose of the Boards & Commissions meeting was to appoint four members to the IPRD Recreation Advisory Committee and appoint one member to the IPRD Board of Commissioners.  Resumes were provided for all five citizens requesting appointment.   

Councilman Vallet made a recommendation to table the appointments until IPRD Executive Director Mr. Mike Markins can appear before the Council, seconded by Councilman Stevens.  The recommendation having been duly submitted to a vote was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call:

YEAS: Vallet, Stevens, Butler, Reeves, Oubre.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Jackson.

The recommendation to table the appointments was declared adopted by the Chairman on October 19, 2010.

There being no further business to be conducted, the hearing was adjourned at 6:22 p.m.

___________________                          _______________________

  /s/ Kirsha D. Barker                            /s/ Matthew H. Jewell

  COUNCIL CLERK                                COUNCIL CHAIRMAN

11/25     

IBERVILLE PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010

The Parish Council of Iberville Parish, State of Louisiana, met in Regular Session, in the Council Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Courthouse Building, 58050 Meriam Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana, on the 19th day of October, 2010.

The Council Chairman, Matthew Jewell, called the meeting to order at 6:38 p.m. followed by roll call by the Council Clerk, with the following Council Members in attendance:

Warren Taylor, District 1; Mitchel J. Ourso Sr., District 2; Edwin M. Reeves, Jr., District 5; Salaris G. Butler, District 6; Howard Oubre, Jr., District 7; Eugene P. Stevens, Jr., District 8; Terry J. Bradford, District 9; Louis R. Kelley, Jr., District 10; Timothy J. Vallet, District 11; Matthew H. Jewell, District 12; Wayne M. Roy, District 13.

Absent: None.

A quorum was present and due notice had been published.  The Pledge of Allegiance followed.  

Parish President- J. Mitchell Ourso, Jr., Chief Administrative Officer- Edward Songy and Legal Counsel- Scott Stassi were also in attendance.

Council Chairman Jewell called for anyone wanting to make public comments to register with the Clerk.

PRESENTATIONS AND APPEARANCES

A⤀ Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Ms. Martha Forbes

* Ms. Forbes came before the Council to speak about the Battered Women’s Program, statistics of domestic abuse within Iberville Parish.  Ms. Forbes asked the Council to declare the month of October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”

* Upon a motion by Councilman Reeves, seconded by the Council it was moved to declare the month of October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”.  A proclamation was presented to Ms. Forbes by Chairman Jewell and Vice Chairman Taylor.

B⤀ Managing in Tough Times- Ms. Deborah Cross-Young

* Ms. Young came before the Council to speak about programs offered by Family and Consumer Science.  A packet was given out to the Council for more information on these programs.  Family and Consumer Science programs focus on money, stress, and nutrition management.  

C⤀ Severance Tax Constitutional Amendment No. 2- Mr. Roland Dartez

* Mr. Dartez came before the Council to briefly speak about the Severance Tax Amendment.  Mr. Dartez wanted to stress the fact that this amendment does not raise any taxes, it is a redistribution of the current taxes paid by companies not citizens.  The Parish will benefit from this amendment; fifty percent or more of the proceeds will go to the Parish for roads and bridges.

D⤀ Introduction of 2010 Evangeline Miss Maddie Bahry- Mr. Mickey Rivet

* Mr. Rivet stated the KC’s appreciates the efforts of the Parish President and the Parish Council.

* Miss Bahry came before the Council about her background and plans for the future.

* A proclamation was presented to Miss Bahry proclaiming the “International Acadian Festival Week” as well as congratulating the 2010 Evangeline.

* A plaque was also presented to Miss Bahry from President Ourso proclaiming Miss Bahry as “Honorary President of the Iberville Parish Council.”

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Upon a motion by Councilman Reeves, and seconded by Councilman Butler, it was moved to wave the reading of the minutes of September 21, 2010 and approve as written.

The motion having been duly submitted to a vote was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call:

YEAS: Taylor, Ourso, Scott, Jackson, Reeves, Butler, Oubre, Stevens, Bradford, Kelley, Vallet, Roy.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

The motion was declared adopted by the Chairman.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

 President Ourso reported on the following:

* North Iberville Community Center- has been approved to go out for bid.  A meeting will be held Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm.  

* Atchafalaya Basin “Swamp Life Expo”- will be held this Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Parish Welcome Center in Grosse Tete.

* Veterans Ceremony- will be on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial.  There will be an unveiling of the bronze statues, as well as presenting over 800 Veterans’ photographs.  The Ceremony is presented by the Image Committee on behalf of the Iberville Parish Council.

* Sheriff Brent Allain- is requesting an area of land at the Parish’s Multipurpose Center to store equipment from Homeland Security that is currently out in the weather.  Sheriff Allain is requesting to build a 60x100 metal building that will match the existing buildings on the grounds.  A resolution will be brought forth to the Council at the November meeting.

Councilman Reeves asked if the Enterprise Blvd bypass will be complete by Thanksgiving.  President Ourso referred the question to Ms. Ann Trappey with Forte & Tablada, Inc.  Ms. Trappey said she cannot answer that question at this time.  President Ourso said they are ahead of the schedule but he does not think the bypass will be complete by Thanksgiving.

Councilman Vallet asked if there is any news on the hospital.  President Ourso stated the physicians of West Side Physicians, LLC would like to hold a meeting to investigate the potential of opening the former hospital into a psychiatric ward and prison hospital.  President Ourso is against this and has advised the hospital consultants to not discuss this with West Side Physicians any further.  The hospital consultants are currently looking at two or three sites and will have their recommendations by the November meeting.  

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT

Mr. Hank Grace stated the FAM Tour was a huge success.  Mr. Grace stated the site selectors agreed this tour was the best due to the organization and information provided.  

FINANCIAL REPORT

Mr. Randall Dunn stated the proposed budget has been provided to the Council.  He asked that the Council introduce the ordinance and move it forward for a public hearing at the next meeting.  Mr. Dunn also stated he would be more than to happy to meet with the Council individually to go over the budget.  

Councilman Reeves asked about the progress of the Parish Barn’s new facility.  President Ourso stated the facility is way over budget and was supposed to be finished by September.  He will report back to the Council once it is complete.

OLD BUSINESS

A⸀ ORDINANCES

The foregoing ordinance which was previously introduced at a regular meeting of the Iberville Parish Council on September 21, 2010, and a summary thereof having been published in the official journal on the 14th day of October, 2010.  The public hearing on the following ordinance held on the 19th day of October, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., in the Council Meeting Room, 2nd floor Courthouse Building, 58050 Meriam Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana, was brought to final passage:

ORDINANCE IPC #005-10

AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH TOWN OF MARINGOUIN INDUSTRIAL AREA WITHIN IBERVILLE PARISH, LOUISIANA

        The following ordinance was introduced by Councilman Kelley and seconded by Councilman Oubre.

     WHEREAS, the Town of Maringouin at its July 12, 2010 Council Meeting requested the Iberville Parish Council to designate its property located at the intersection of Wheelock and La. Highway 77 as an “Industrial Area”. A certified copy of the Resolution from the Town of Maringouin dated July 12, 2010 is attached hereto and incorporated by reference.

     WHEREAS, “Town of Maringouin Industrial Area” is hereby created and established by the Iberville Parish Council in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 33:130.11 which provides that a Parish Governing Authority may establish industrial areas composed of territory wholly within the parish boundaries and without the boundaries of any municipality. The “Town of Maringouin Industrial Area” shall occupy an area which is more particularly identified on the attached survey map dated August 3, 2010 and prepared by Charles R. St. Romain, Professional Land Surveyor, which is attached and incorporated by reference.

     WHEREAS, the land comprising the “Town of Maringouin Industrial Area” shall be utilized exclusively for industrial purposes or for facilities that are primarily suited for industrial development.

     WHEREAS, the land, an accurate legal description of which is contained on the attached survey map is hereby redesignated at the “Town of Maringouin Industrial Area” under the provisions of La. R.S. 33:130.11, et seq., and the Iberville Parish Council Clerk is instructed to file a certified copy of the legal description and map of the area along with a certified copy of this ordinance with the clerk of court for the Parish of Iberville in both the mortgage and conveyance records.

     WHEREAS, the Council Clerk is directed to furnish a certified copy of this ordinance to the Town of Maringouin and to the Iberville Parish Assessor and to ask that the said assessor duly notes the action of this Iberville Parish Council in the records of the assessor’s office.

     WHEREAS, the Iberville Parish Council Clerk is instructed to provide a certified copy of this ordinance to the Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry designating the “Town of Maringouin Industrial Area” as an approved Industrial Area within Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

     WHEREAS, no portion of the “Town of Maringouin Industrial Area” may be included within a special services district for the purpose of construction and cleaning of streets, roads, street lighting, sewer and sewage works, fire protection, waterworks, or garbage and refuse collection, provided that any industry located with the said “Town of Maringouin Industrial Area” individually or as a group, furnish and maintain such services as needed, and file annually an affidavit with the Iberville Parish Council Clerk so stating that such services are being provided within the designated area.

     WHEREAS, no industry located or in progress of being located within the boundaries of the “Town of Maringouin Industrial Area” shall have any of the privileges or immunities set forth in this ordinance or provided by Louisiana law, unless and until that industry files with the Clerk of the Iberville Parish Council a duly executed agreement to notify the Parish Council in writing immediately upon the discontinuance of the furnishing and/or maintaining any one or all of the services to themselves which had began previously set forth in the annual affidavit filed by the industry with the Parish Council and to allow inspection by the Iberville Parish Council or any designee thereto, of the premises on which the industries claim by affidavit duly filed that they shall and are furnishing and maintaining any or all of the services enumerated above. Such inspection shall be made at reasonable times and intervals and shall be limited to the observation of the area(s) and/or facilities pertinent to the services which the industries claim by duly filed affidavit to be furnishing. Any such affidavit filed by an industry within the designated Industrial Area shall be filed by the Council Clerk with the Iberville Parish Assessor.

     WHEREAS, this ordinance shall in no impair or restrict any agreement between industries located within the “Town of Maringouin Industrial Area” and the Parish Council for mutual fire protection that may be necessary in grave emergencies.

     WHEREAS, the above ordinance to designate the “Town of Maringouin Industrial  Area” shall be scheduled for public hearing on the 19th day of October, 2010 in the chambers of the Iberville Parish Council at 6:00 P.M.

     WHEREAS, the above ordinance having been duly submitted for public hearing in with law.

     BE IT ORDAINED BY THE IBERVILLE PARISH COUNCIL AS FOLLOWS: That the “Town of Maringouin Industrial Area” as identified on the attached map and property description be and is hereby approved in accordance with the terms and provisions as contained in this ordinance detailed above. “

     WHEREUPON, after having been submitted to a public hearing, this ordinance was submitted to a vote and resulted in the following:

YEAS: Taylor, Ourso, Scott, Jackson, Reeves, Butler, Oubre, Stevens, Bradford, Kelley, Vallet, Roy.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

The ordinance was declared adopted by the Chairman on October 19, 2010.

Chairman Jewell thanked Mayor Overton and Mr. Hank Grace for their efforts and hard work on this project.  Mayor Overton also thanked the Council for this opportunity to promote industry within the North End.

NEW BUSINESS

A⤀ INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES

    The following ordinances were introduced by Mr. Songy:

1⸀ Ordinance to Adopt the 2011 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget

Upon a motion by Councilman Reeves, seconded by Councilman Bradford, it was moved that a public hearing be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. on the introduced ordinance.

The motion having been duly submitted to a vote, was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call:

YEAS: Taylor, Ourso, Scott, Reeves, Butler, Bradford, Kelley, Vallet, Roy.

NAYS: Jackson, Oubre, Stevens.

ABSENT: None.

Councilman Jackson qualified his “no” vote stating the East Side of the River does not get any services or funding so that is why he votes no.

The motion was declared adopted by the Chairman on October 19, 2010.

2⸀ Ordinance to Amend Section 2-05 of the Iberville Parish Home Rule Charter relative to Salary of Council Members

Upon a motion by Councilman Taylor, and seconded by Councilman Scott, it was moved that a public hearing be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. on the introduced ordinance.

Councilman Butler had a question for the Legal Counsel, Mr. Stassi before the vote.  Councilman Butler asked if this would take a two thirds vote because it is to amend the Home Rule Charter.  Mr. Stassi stated he believes it will take a vote of the simple majority to move this ordinance forward to a public hearing.  Mr. Stassi stated his interpretation is that the Council is not proposing to amend the Charter for this current vote it is only to move the ordinance forward to a public hearing which requires a vote of the simply majority.  

The motion having been duly submitted to a vote, was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call:

YEAS: Taylor, Scott.

NAYS: Ourso, Jackson, Reeves, Oubre, Stevens, Bradford, Kelley, Vallet, Roy.

ABSTAIN/ PRESENT: Butler.

ABSENT: None.

The motion fails.

B⤀ Scheduling of Trick or Treat Hours in Unincorporated Ares of Iberville Parish

Councilman Roy requested the East & West Bank Unincorporated Areas hold their Trick or Treat Schedules on the same day and time.

Upon a motion by Kelley, seconded by Councilman Bradford it was moved to declare the Parish Wide Trick or Treat Schedule for Unincorporated Areas to be held on Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

The motion having been duly submitted to a vote, was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call:

YEAS: Taylor, Ourso, Scott, Jackson, Reeves, Butler, Oubre, Stevens, Bradford, Kelley, Vallet, Roy.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

The motion was declared adopted by the Chairman on October 19, 2010.  The Parish Wide Trick or Treat Schedule for Unincorporated Areas will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

C⤀ Change Meeting Date from December 21, 2010 to December 14, 2010

Upon a motion by Councilman Taylor, seconded by Councilman Bradford it was moved to change the meeting date of Tuesday, December 21, 2010 to Tuesday, December 14, 2010 due to the Holidays.

The motion having been duly submitted to a vote, was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call:

YEAS: Taylor, Ourso, Scott, Jackson, Reeves, Butler, Oubre, Stevens, Bradford, Kelley, Vallet, Roy.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

The motion was declared adopted by the Chairman on October 19, 2010.  

D⤀ Discuss red light on Hwy 75 and Enterprise Blvd (Stevens)

Councilman Stevens stated he spoke to Ms. Ann Trappey with Forte & Tablada, Inc about the traffic study the State plans to perform once the roadways are completed.  Councilman Stevens believes a red light should be placed at this intersection and if Florida Blvd in Baton Rouge, LA can have a red light on every corner then so should this intersection.  

President Ourso stated a letter was sent out from DOTD explaining the roadways had to be complete before a traffic study can be done.

E⤀ Discuss sinking bridge crossing Bayou Jacob Road (Stevens)

Councilman Stevens stated the culverts are sinking in this area.  President Ourso said the culverts have been redesigned and are no longer sinking.  He also instructed Forte & Tablada, Inc to come up with a plan to correct them while work is being done on Enterprise Blvd.

F⤀ Discuss reducing the number of Parish Council Members (Stevens)

Councilman Stevens stated he would like to reduce the Parish Council to the same number as the Iberville Parish School Board.  He would like for the School Board and the Council to have the same districts.  

Upon a motion by Councilman Stevens, seconded by Councilman Butler it was moved to continue to openly discuss reducing the Parish Council to nine members.  The motion having been duly submitted to a vote, was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call:

YEAS: Stevens, Bradford.

NAYS: Taylor, Ourso, Scott, Jackson, Reeves, Oubre, Kelley, Vallet, Roy.

ABSTAIN/ PRESENT: Butler.

ABSENT: None.

The motion fails.

RESOLUTION COMMITTEE REPORT

The Resolution Committee met on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 6:22 p.m., followed by the roll call with the following Resolution Committee Members only in attendance: Reeves, Vallet, Butler, Oubre, Kelley, and Stevens.  The following resolutions were read in entirety by Mr. Edward Songy.

A⤀ RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE A CELLULAR PHONE POLICY TO MEMBERS OF THE IBERVILLE PARISH COUNCIL

Councilman Kelley made a recommendation to forward this item to the regular meeting, seconded by Councilman Stevens.  The recommendation having been duly submitted to a vote was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call by Resolution Committee Members only:

YEAS: Reeves, Vallet, Butler, Oubre, Kelley, Stevens.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

The recommendation was declared adopted by the Chairman on October 19, 2010 to forward this item to the regular meeting.

During the Regular Meeting:

Councilman Kelley withdrew his original motion to vote on the following Cell Phone Policy resolution.

Upon a motion by Councilman Kelley, seconded by Councilman Reeves, it was moved to table the following Cell Phone Policy resolution until the next Council meeting. The motion having been duly submitted to a vote was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call:

YEAS: Taylor, Ourso, Scott, Jackson, Reeves, Butler, Oubre, Stevens, Bradford, Kelley, Vallet, Roy.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

B⤀ RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF AMENDMENT NO. 2

Mr. Roland Dartez came before the Council to briefly summarize Constitutional Amendment No. 2 on the November 2, 2010 statewide election ballot.  Mr. Dartez stated the most important part is that this is not a new tax, it is not even a tax paid by the citizens, it is paid by the companies who have severed from grants.

Councilman Kelley made a recommendation to forward this item to the regular meeting, seconded by Councilman Stevens.  The recommendation having been duly submitted to a vote was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call by Resolution Committee Members only:

YEAS: Reeves, Vallet, Butler, Oubre, Kelley, Stevens.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

The recommendation was declared adopted by the Chairman on October 19, 2010 to forward this item to the regular meeting.

During the Regular Meeting:

RESOLUTION IPC# 2010-045

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF AMENDMENT NO. 2

    The following resolution was introduced by Councilman Kelley and seconded by Councilman Vallet.

            WHEREAS, Louisiana Constitution Art. VI § 4 provides that 20% of the total State severance tax on minerals is to be distributed to the parish where the mineral production occurred; and

            WHEREAS, however, the Louisiana Constitution currently places a cap on that distribution in the amount of $850,000 annually, which cap is to increase at the rate of inflation each year; and

            WHEREAS, the imposition of that cap has resulted in the distribution to the parishes of barely 3% of severance tax revenues, far below the 20% originally envisioned by the Louisiana Constitution; and 

            WHEREAS, the Louisiana Legislature, in the 2009 Regular Session, adopted HB 765 which proposes to amend the Louisiana Constitution to increase the cap to $1,850,000 in the first year of implementation and then $2,850,000 then to increase the cap by the rate of inflation each year thereafter; should the last official forecast for a fiscal year exceeds that of the actual collection of severance taxes in the year 2008-09 and

            WHEREAS, this increase will bring tens of millions of dollars to parish governments to be used for infrastructure and other purposes; and

            WHEREAS, the proposal is set as Amendment # 2 on the November 2, 2010 statewide election ballot.

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Parish of Iberville does hereby endorse and support the passage of Amendment # 2 on the November 2, 2010 statewide election ballot.

        The above resolution was duly adopted in regular session this 19th day of October, 2010, by the following vote on roll call;

YEAS: Taylor, Ourso, Scott, Jackson, Reeves, Butler, Oubre, Stevens, Bradford, Kelley, Vallet, Roy.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

The resolution was declared adopted by the Chairman on October 19, 2010.

C⤀ RESOLUTION TO ADOPT A SET OF HOUSING POLICY AND PROCEDURE GUIDELINES TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPLENTATION OF THE IBERVILLE PARISH MINOR REPAIR HOUSING PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE STATE OF LOUISIANA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISASTER RECOVERY UNIT

Councilman Kelley made a recommendation to forward this item to the regular meeting, seconded by Councilman Stevens.  The recommendation having been duly submitted to a vote was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call by Resolution Committee Members only:

YEAS: Reeves, Vallet, Butler, Oubre, Kelley, Stevens.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

The recommendation was declared adopted by the Chairman on October 19, 2010 to forward this item to the regular meeting.

During the Regular Meeting:

RESOLUTION IPC# 2010-046

RESOLUTION TO ADOPT A SET OF HOUSING POLICY AND PROCEDURE GUIDELINES TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPLENTATION OF THE IBERVILLE PARISH MINOR REPAIR HOUSING PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE STATE OF LOUISIANA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISASTER RECOVERY UNIT

WHEREAS,  the Iberville Parish Council has received approval dated August 26, 2010, from the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration, Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit, to proceed with the Parish’s Minor Repair Housing Program designed to assist eligible families that sustained damages caused by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, and

WHEREAS, the Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit requires that a Housing Policy and Procedures Guidelines be adopted by the Iberville Parish Council to provide guidance for the implementation of the Parish’s Minor Repair Housing Program,

NOW, THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED, by the Iberville Parish Council to adopt the attached Housing Policy and Procedures guidelines prepared by the Housing Administrator, Roberto Macedo & Associates with the assistance of the Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit.

Upon a motion by Councilman Kelley, and seconded by Councilman Vallet, it was moved to adopt the foregoing resolution, having been duly submitted to a vote the resolution was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call:

YEAS: Taylor, Ourso, Scott, Jackson, Reeves, Butler, Oubre, Stevens, Bradford, Kelley, Vallet, Roy.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

The resolution was declared adopted by the Chairman on October 19, 2010.

D⤀ RESOLUTION TO ADOPT A RESIDENTIAL ANTIDISPLACEMENT AND RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PLAN

Councilman Kelley made a recommendation to forward this item to the regular meeting, seconded by Councilman Stevens.  The recommendation having been duly submitted to a vote was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call by Resolution Committee Members only:

YEAS: Reeves, Vallet, Butler, Oubre, Kelley, Stevens.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

The recommendation was declared adopted by the Chairman on October 19, 2010 to forward this item to the regular meeting.

During the Regular Meeting:

RESOLUTION IPC# 2010-047

RESOLUTION TO ADOPT A RESIDENTIAL ANTIDISPLACEMENT AND RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PLAN

WHEREAS, the Parish of Iberville has received approval for a Louisiana Community Development block grant program for the fiscal year of 2010 and;

WHEREAS, the LCDBG Program requires that all grant recipients adopt by resolution a Residential Antidisplacement and Relocation Assistance Plan;

NOW, THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED, by the Iberville Parish Council to adopt the attached Residential Antidisplacement and Relocation Assistance Plan.

Upon a motion by Councilman Kelley, and seconded by Councilman Vallet, it was moved to adopt the foregoing resolution, having been duly submitted to a vote the resolution was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call:

YEAS: Taylor, Ourso, Scott, Jackson, Reeves, Butler, Oubre, Stevens, Bradford, Kelley, Vallet, Roy.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

The resolution was declared adopted by the Chairman on October 19, 2010.

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS REPORT AT THE REGULAR MEETING

Chairman Jewell stated the Boards & Commissions Report was tabled by Councilman Vallet, seconded by Councilman Stevens until IPRD Executive Director Mr. Mike Markins can appear before the Council to discuss the appointments to the IPRD Recreation Advisory Committee and the IPRD Board of Commissioners.

ADDENDUM

Council Chairman would like to go into Addendum.  

Upon a motion by Councilman Butler, and seconded by Councilman Vallet, it was moved to go into addendum.  The motion having been duly submitted to a vote, was duly adopted by the following yea and nay votes on roll call:

YEAS:  Taylor, Ourso, Scott, Jackson, Reeves, Butler, Oubre, Stevens, Bradford, Vallet, Roy.

NAYS: Kelley.

ABSENT: None.

The motion fails because it was not unanimous.

The following addendum items were not discussed:

A)  Discuss raising the fees to release animals from Animal Control (Bradford)  

B)  Discuss the development of a trailer park on Castro (Butler)

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, it was moved by Councilman Stevens, and seconded by Councilman Reeves to adjourn at 7:45 p.m.

The motion was unanimously adopted.

__________________________                         _____________________

 /s/ KIRSHA D. BARKER                                  /s/ MATTHEW H. JEWELL

     COUNCIL CLERK                       COUNCIL CHAIRMAN

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CITY OF ST. GABRIEL

PUBLIC HEARING

MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 21, 2010 - 6:00 P.M.

ST. GABR1EL CITY HALL COMPLEX - 5035 IBERVILLE STREET - ROOM 32

 ST. GABRIEL, LOUISIANA

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting of the Mayor and City Council was called to order at approximately 6:01 pm, with a quorum being formed with all five (5) council members present.

PRAYER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mr. Jessie Thomas, resident of St. Gabriel, led the prayer and Mayor Grace led the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL

Present:           Councilwoman Deborah R. Alexander

                        Councilwoman Flora J. Danielfield

                        Councilman Freddie C. Frazier, Sr. /Mayor Pro-tempore’

                        Councilman Melvin Hasten, Sr.

                        Councilman Ralph Johnson, Sr.

Presiding:        Mayor George L. Grace, Sr.

Recording:      Yolanda L. Andrews-Mattaur, City Manager

CONSIDERATION OF A MOTION TO BEGIN THE PUBLIC HEARING ON ROLLING FORWARD THE AD VALOREM/MILLAGE TAX FOR THE 2010 TAX YEAR FOR GENERAL ALIMONY FROM 6.45 TO 6.84 AND MUNICIPAL PURPOSES FROM 9.43 TO 10.00 AND OTHER MATTERS THERETO

On a motion offered by Councilman Frazier and seconded by Councilman Hasten, the approval is given to begin the public hearing on rolling forward the ad valorem/millage tax for the 2010 tax year for general alimony from 6.45 to 6.84 and municipal purposes from 9.43 to 10.00 without further voter approval.

Mayor Grace explains the reason the council should consider rolling forward the city’s ad valorem/millage tax.  The Mayor described the many infrastructure projects slated for St. Gabriel which the tax funds would be used to fund.

The floor was open to the public for comment and none provided.

CONSIDERATION OF A MOTION TO END THE  PUBLIC HEARING ON ROLLING FORWARD THE AD VALOREM/MILLAGE TAX FOR THE 2010 TAX YEAR FOR GENERAL ALIMONY FROM 6.45 TO 6.84 AND MUNICIPAL PURPOSES FROM 9.43 TO 10.00 AND OTHER MATTERS THERETO

On a motion offered by Councilwoman Alexander and seconded by Councilman Frazier, the approval is given to end the public hearing on rolling forward the ad valorem/millage tax for the 2010 tax year for general alimony from 6.45 to 6.84 and municipal purposes from 9.43 to 10.00 without further voter approval.

ADJOURN

 On a motion offered by Councilwoman Alexander and seconded by Councilman Frazier the meeting is adjourned at approximately 6:07 pm and the regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council followed.

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CITY OF ST. GABRIEL

REGULAR MEETING

MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 21, 2010 - 6:08 P.M.

ST. GABR1EL CITY HALL COMPLEX - 5035 IBERVILLE STREET - ROOM 32

 ST. GABRIEL, LOUISIANA

MEETING MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting of the Mayor and City Council was called to order at approximately 6:08 pm, with a quorum being formed with all five (5) council members present.

ROLL CALL

Present:           Councilwoman Deborah R. Alexander

                        Councilwoman Flora J. Danielfield

                        Councilman Freddie C. Frazier, Sr. /Mayor Pro-tempore’

                        Councilman Melvin Hasten, Sr.

                        Councilman Ralph Johnson, Sr.

Presiding:        Mayor George L. Grace, Sr.

Recording:      Yolanda L. Andrews-Mattaur, City Manager

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2010

On a motion offered by Councilwoman Alexander and seconded by Councilman Frazier the minutes of the meeting on September 16, 2010 was approved.

ADOPT MILLAGE RATES FOR THE TAX YEAR 2010

On a motion offered by Councilman Frazier and seconded by Councilwoman Alexander, followed by a roll call vote of four (4) yeas [Deborah R. Alexander, Flora J. Danielfield, Freddie C. Frazier, Sr., and Melvin Hasten, Sr.]; one (1) nay [Ralph Johnson, Sr.], none (0) abstaining, and none (0) absent the resolution to adjust the millage rates be and they are hereby levied upon the dollar of the assessed valuation of all property subject to ad valorem taxation within the said Parish for the year 2010, for the purpose of raising revenue for general alimony of 6.45 mills and municipal purposes of 9.43 was passed

ADOPT THE ADJUSTED MILLAGE RATES AFTER REASSESSMENT AND ROLL FORWARD THE MILLAGE NOT TO EXCEED THE PRIOR YEAR’S MAXIMUM FOR THE TAX YEAR 2010

On a motion offered by Councilman Frazier and seconded by Councilwoman Alexander, followed by a roll call vote of four (4) yeas [Deborah R. Alexander, Flora J. Danielfield, Freddie C. Frazier, Sr., and Melvin Hasten, Sr.]; one (1) nay [Ralph Johnson, Sr.], none (0) abstaining, and none (0) absent the resolution resolving that  the taxing district voted to increase the millage rate, but not in excess of the prior year’s maximum rate on all taxable property shown on the official assessment roll for the year 2010, and when collected, the revenues from said taxes shall be used only for the specific purposes for which said taxes have been levied.   Said millage rate for general alimony from the adjusted rate of 6.45 mills to the max millage levy for 2010 of 6.84 mills; and, for municipal purposes from the adjusted rate of 9.43 mills to the max millage levy for 2010 of 10.00 mills was passed.

FINANCIAL REPORT – TAMMY B. PHILLIPS, FINANCE DIRECTOR

Ms. Tammy B. Phillips, Finance Director provided copies of the city’s financial reports to the Mayor and City Council.  She reported no excessive spending, that all department expenditures are down, the cash position is good, and no additional fund required.

PRESENTATION BY DIVERSIFIED EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES – WALT DICKERSON, CEO

Mr. Walt Dickerson, Chief Executive Officer with Diversified Emergency Management Associates discussed the vulnerability risk assessment completed by his company in June which outlined the needs of the city with regard to all hazards emergency planning.

Mr. Dickerson reported that the data collected was used to develop the Hurricane Plan the city put in action September 1, 2010 and his company is working with the Mayor and other city representatives to complete the comprehensive All Hazards Emergency Plan.

OUTSTANDING AUDIT ISSUES:

a)      DELINQUENT SEWER BILLS

Mayor Grace explained that 80% of the city’s resident pays their sewer bills; it is the other 20% that make up the recurring delinquent balance.  The Mayor informed the City Council and public in attendance that we working with Water Works District 2 via a cooperative endeavor agreement to have delinquent accounts water service shut off but, the Water Works have yet to move on the list provided.

b)     DELINQUENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND ACCOUNTS

Mayor Grace reported that the City has twelve (12) accounts that legal suits have been filed to collect payments due and that these debts cannot be forgiven.

c)      DISCUSSION ON LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR’S RECOMMENDATION TO INTEGRATE THE TRAFFIC TICKET FINE COLLECTION INTO THE CITY’S ACCOUNTING SYSTEM

Mayor Grace reported that the City has one accounting system that has a module for ticket tracking and the police department has its own separate system which is not integrated into the main accounting system.  Mayor Grace requested that Chief Kevin Ambeau of the St. Gabriel Police Department and Mr. Tommy LeJeune, CPA with the accounting firm of Faulk and Winkler determine how the police department can comply with the Legislative Auditor’s recommendation.

DISCUSSION ON ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE TRANSFER AND DISBURSEMENT OF TRAFFIC TICKET FINE INCOME INTO THE GENERAL FUND – TOMMY LEJEUNE, CPA-FAULK & WINKLER

On a motion offered by Councilman Hasten and seconded by Councilman Johnson a notice of intent was approved to hold a public hearing on an ordinance to transfer and disburse traffic ticket fine income into the general fund on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm, at the City Hall Complex, Room 32.

DISCUSSION ON MAYOR’S COURT HANDBOOK AND PROCEEDINGS

Mayor Grace reported that the City Council has been provided with a copy of the handbook and it will be useful to review for the public hearing on November 4, 2010.

DISCUSSION ON CITY OF ST. GABRIEL’S RENTAL CONTRACT AND POLICY – YOLANDA L. ANDREWS-MATTAUR, CITY MANAGER

Ms. Yolanda L. Andrews-Mattaur, City Manager presented a working draft of the rental policy with proposed changes and recommendations.  Ms. Andrews-Mattaur explained the insurance requirement recommendation along with the new room capacity allocation set by the State Fire Marshal.  Mayor Grace asked that the City Council review the documents provided in the rental packets as at some point the council would need to approve a new rental policy.  Councilman Frazier suggested that each Council member meet with Ms. Andrews-Mattaur to discuss recommendations for inclusion and exclusion to the policy.

DISCUSSION ON NEW STOCKED INVENTORY AND WAREHOUSE AT CITY HALL – YOLANDA L. ANDREWS-MATTAUR, CITY MANAGER

Ms. Yolanda L. Andrews-Mattaur, City Manager discussed the new process for ordering, stocking and storing supplies for all city departments.  Ms. Andrews-Mattaur explained that the city staff secured the old boy shower room area as the new warehouse location and have been gathering list of supplies and requesting quotes for pricing of goods.

DISCUSSION ON DRAINAGE FOR RAVIER, BESSON, AND JAKE LANES; AND SUNSHINE STREET – GEORGE L. GRACE, SR., MAYOR

Mayor Grace explained that the City has a problem with drainage on Ravier Lane, Besson Lane, Jake Lane and Sunshine Street and needs to move forward with correcting these problems to provide proper drainage for the existing residents and new construction on Ravier Lane.  The Mayor said that the City would commence work with will include all the lanes and streets identified but, the City has received a notice from the Parish to stop construction on Ravier Lane.  Mayor Grace requested the City Attorney’s to look into the stop construction notice so that the City can determine how to proceed with construction of any type in the area of Ravier Lane.   

DISCUSSION ON SALES AND USE TAX CASE – GEORGE L. GRACE, SR., MAYOR AND PHIL CANOVA, CITY ATTORNEY

Mayor Grace explained the City’s history in its quest to have its full one (1) cent sales tax collected within the City limits of St. Gabriel and that the City will proceed with legal action to have the right to collect the tax.

CONSIDERATION OF A MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS THE SALES TAX CASE AND MATTERS THERETO

Mayor and City Council elected not to go into executive session.

CONSIDERATION OF A MOTION TO END THE EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RETURN TO THE REGULAR SESSION

Mayor and City Council elected not to go into executive session.

MAYOR’S REPORT – GEORGE L. GRACE, SR., MAYOR

-Zoning

Mayor Grace reported on the outcome of the meeting.  The Mayor explained that the zoning variance was not granted because all residents of the affected area did not agree with a veterinary clinic being built in an area zoned residential.

-Sidewalks

Mayor Grace reported that the sidewalk project has had yet another setback on the date of award from September 30, 2010 to October 23, 2010.  This project will extend the existing sidewalks from 1st Street to the end of Hwy 75 facing the levee.

-Employee Training

Mayor Grace congratulated Randall Johnson and Benjuiel Lanieu on passing the Residential Building Inspector test.

-Projects

Mayor Grace reported that the City has a grant for $850,000 to expand the sewer system at Community Canal.

COUNCIL MEMBERS REPORTS

Councilwoman Alexander – Inquired about building a water park for the children and a credit card for the Chief of Police.

Councilwoman Danielfield – Requested follow-up by code enforcement to have junk cleared from the front of a business on Hwy 30.

Councilman Frazier – Requested meetings to address issues with police department ordinance, that each council member meet with the originator of the policy to discuss issues/input, and commented on the water park and potential insurance issues.

Councilman Hasten – No inquiry or report.

Councilman Johnson – Requested that the City Manager change her title back to City Clerk and that once the agenda is sent to the city council that it not be changed.

PUBLIC FORUM – No request to speak during the public forum.

ADJOURN

There being no further business, on a motion offered by Councilwoman Alexander and seconded by Councilwoman Danielfield the meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:45 pm.

________________________                                            __________________

Yolanda L. Andrews-Mattaur                                                George L. Grace, Sr.

City Manager                                                                         Mayor

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