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OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
SEPTEMBER 21, 2004

          

The City Council of the City of Thibodaux assembled in regular session at its regular meeting place, City Hall, 310 West 2nd Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 5:00 o’clock P.M.

 

            There were present:  Councilmen Swanner, Gene Richard, Winston, Dee Richard and Mire.

 

            There were also present:  Mayor Charles Caillouet and Germaine Jackson.

 

            The minutes of the September 7, 2004 Council meeting were approved as written.

           

            The Project engineer has advised the Council Administrator that the project to replace the trickling filter media at the wastewater treatment plant is substantially complete in accordance with all contract documents and specifications.

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution of substantial completion to commence the 45-day lien period on the contract with Sealevel Construction for the replacement of trickling filter media at the wastewater treatment plant.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1072

 

     BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

 

     WHEREAS, the City of Thibodaux entered into a contract with Sealevel Construction, Inc. dated August 6, 2003 for the Replacement of the Trickling Filter Media at the Thibodaux Wastewater Treatment Plant; and    

 

     WHEREAS, the work under the aforementioned contract was substantially complete in accordance with the plans and specifications by the contractor on August 27, 2004; and

 

     WHEREAS, a final inspection was conducted by representatives of the City and the Project Engineer; and

 

     WHEREAS, all work was found to be satisfactory for acceptance with respect to the application for payment by the contractor less and except any items included on a punch list.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session on September 21, 2004 that the work under the aforementioned project be and is hereby accepted as substantially complete on the date hereinbefore specified.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council Administrator is hereby authorized to file with the Clerk of Court of the Parish of Lafourche, a certified copy of this resolution in order to commence the 45-day lien period.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this resolution be forwarded to Sealevel Construction, Inc., 202 Belle Meade Boulevard, Thibodaux, LA 70301, and to David A. Waitz Engineering, P.O. Box 1203, Thibodaux, LA 70302.

 

     The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

     YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

     NAYS:        None

     ABSENT: None

     ABSTAIN: None

    

    And the above resolution was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                    /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Chad J. Mire, President

 

            In accordance with the provisions of Article IV of the Thibodaux City Charter, whenever a vacancy occurs on the Civil Service Board, the nominating authority for that seat must make a nomination to the City Council for appointment to fill the vacancy on the board.

 

            Due to the resignation of Ms. Monique Crochet from the Civil Service Board, it was necessary for the City to contact the President of Nicholls State University in order to request a nomination for an appointment to fill the vacancy.  We have received a nomination from Dr. Stephen Hulbert to appoint Ms. Jessica Delatte to the vacant position on the Civil Service Board.

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution confirming the appointment of Ms. Jessica Delatte to the Thibodaux Civil Service Board.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1073

 

 

            BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

 

            WHEREAS, the Thibodaux Municipal Civil Service Board is comprised of five regular members; and

 

            WHEREAS, due to the fact that one of the current members has resigned her position on the above said board, the appointing agency has forwarded a nomination to the City Council to fill the vacancy; and

 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the method of nomination employed in the City Charter, the President of Nicholls State University has nominated Ms. Jessica Delatte to fill the vacancy that was created due to the resignation of Ms. Monique Crochet.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux that in accordance with the provisions of Article IV, Section 6 of the Thibodaux City Charter, that the appointment of Ms. Jessica Delatte to the Thibodaux Civil Service Board is hereby ratified effective September 22, 2004.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the term of Ms. Delatte will expire September 22, 2008.

 

            The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Chad J. Mire, President

 

            In accordance with the provisions of the Historic District Ordinance, whenever a vacancy occurs on the Historic District Commission, the Mayor must make an appointment with confirmation of the Council to fill the vacancy on the commission.

 

            Due to the resignation of Mr. Jim Rodgers from the Historic District Commission, the Mayor has notified the Council Administrator that he wishes to appoint Ms. Joyce Benoit to fill the vacant position on the Historic District Commission.  Ms. Benoit’s term will expire on September 21, 2008.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving the appointment of Ms. Joyce Benoit to the Thibodaux Historic District Commission.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1074

 

 

            BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

 

            WHEREAS, the Thibodaux Historic District Commission is comprised of five regular board members; and

 

            WHEREAS, due to the fact that one of the current members has resigned from the said commission, it is necessary for the Mayor to appoint a new member; and

 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of the Historic District Ordinance the City Council must confirm this appointment.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby confirm and approve the appointment of Mrs. Joyce Benoit to the Thibodaux Historic District Commission.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the term of Mrs. Benoit will expire September 21, 2008.

 

            The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Chad J. Mire, President

 

            The Council adopted Resolution No. 1049 on June 15, 2004 that imposed a ninety (90) day moratorium on the issuance of construction permits on the property recognized as the Old Southern pacific Railroad Corridor.  The purpose of the moratorium was to allow the Thibodaux Planning and Zoning Commission to study what effects construction will have on this corridor relative to long range planning and zoning.

 

            Since the moratorium is about to expire, and since the Planning and Zoning Commission has not completed the study, it would be appropriate to consider the adoption of a resolution extending the moratorium for an additional period.

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to amend the proposed resolution to extend the moratorium an additional one hundred eighty (180) days instead of the proposed ninety (90) days.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution extending the moratorium on the issuance on construction permits on the old Southern Pacific Railroad Corridor for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1075 

     BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

 

     WHEREAS, as per the provisions of Resolution No. 1049 the City Council instituted a moratorium on the issuance of all construction permits issued by the City for the property known as the “Old Southern Pacific Railroad Corridor”; and

 

     WHEREAS, the said moratorium was established so as to allow the Thibodaux Planning and Zoning Commission to study the impact construction in the said corridor would have relative to long range planning and zoning matters; and

 

WHEREAS, the moratorium was originally set to expire after ninety (90) days unless the study had not yet been completed; and

 

      WHEREAS, due to the fact that the said study is not yet completed, it would be appropriate to consider the adoption of a resolution extending the moratorium for a period of time so as to allow the Planning and Zoning Commission to complete the aforesaid impact study.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby extend the moratorium on the issuance of any construction permits in the “Old Southern Pacific Railroad Corridor” for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days for those specific reasons set forth in Resolution No. 1049 adopted June 15, 2004.

 

The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

     YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

     NAYS: None

     ABSENT: None

     ABSTAINED:  None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Chad J. Mire, President

 

            The City’s existing five-year contract with Solid Waste Disposal, Inc. will expire in February 2005.  Therefore, the Mayor has been in negotiations with SWDI in order to secure a new contract.  The proposed contract calls for a new five-year contract from October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2009.

 

            The initial rate in the new contract is set at $14.62 per unit per month.  Our current contract is set at $14.13 per unit per month with a CPI adjustment due in January.  The new contract provides that no CPI adjustment will be made to the new unit rate until January 2006.

 

            A public hearing was held on an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to nullify the remaining four (4) months of the current SWDI contract and further authorize him to execute a new five (5) year contract with SWDI with an effective date of October 1, 2004.

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance authorizing the mayor to execute a contract with Solid Waste Disposal Inc for the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste in the City of Thibodaux.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO.  2222

 

                                    AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR

                                     TO SIGN EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH SOLID

WASTE DISPOSAL, INC. FOR THE COLLECTION,

TRANSPORTATION AND DISPOSAL OF SOLID

WASTE           

                         

 

      BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that;

 

     WHEREAS, the City has received a proposal for a “Take All” contract for the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste from residences within the corporate limits of the City; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposal received was in the amount of $14.62 per residence per month; and

 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to execute a contract with the said contractor for the services mentioned hereinbefore.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Solid Waste Disposal, Inc.  for the services mentioned above.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that in addition to the contract document itself, the Mayor is also empowered to nullify the remaining 4 months on the existing solid waste contract and establish the effective date of the new contract to be October 1, 2004.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the said contract is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof.

 

     The above ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

     YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAIN: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                     Chad J. Mire, President

 

            Councilman Dee Richard and Councilman Swanner thanked SWDI for the great service that they provide to the citizens of Thibodaux, and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance authorizing the mayor to sign a grant agreement with the LA Department of Social Services for an Emergency Shelter Grant.

 

            The Grants Director has informed the Council Administrator that the State Department of Social Services and HUD have approved funding for the City’ participation in the Emergency Shelter Grants Program.  The total grant is in the amount of $19,475.  The funding will be employed for operations at the Chez Hope Shelter in Thibodaux.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to sign a grant agreement with the LA Department of Social Services for an Emergency Shelter Grant.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO.  2223

 

 

                        AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO

SIGN A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE LA. STATE

 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES FOR AN

EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT

 

 

      BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

 

     WHEREAS, the City has applied for a HUD Emergency Shelter Grant through the State Department of Social Services; and

 

     WHEREAS, the said department has awarded a grant to the City in the amount of  $19,475.00; and

 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to execute an agreement with the State of Louisiana/Department of Social Services for the grant mentioned hereinbefore.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a grant agreement with the State Department pf Social Services for a HUD Emergency Shelter Grant.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the said agreement is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof.

 

     The above ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

     YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                     Chad J. Mire, President   

 

            The Administration has informed the Council Administrator that the City is planning for the installation of a new waterline and hydrant in the area near Arms Street and Plantation Road.  In order to proceed with this project, the City must acquire a right-of-way for the construction and maintenance of the line and hydrant.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a Right-of-Way Agreement with Ridgefield, Inc.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

  ORDINANCE NO.  2224    

 

            AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR

             TO EXECUTE A RIGHT-OF-WAY AGREEMENT

            WITH RIDGEFIELD, INC. 

 

            BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

 

            WHEREAS, the City is in the process of installing a waterline and fire hydrant near Plantation Road and Arms Street; and    

 

                        WHEREAS, it is necessary to acquire a five (5’) foot right-of-way from certain property owners in the area so as to perform the said relocation; and

 

                        WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the execution of the right-of-way agreement by the adoption of an appropriate ordinance.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux that the City does hereby authorize the Mayor to execute a right-of-way agreement with Ridgefield, Inc. the installation of the waterline and fire hydrant as outlined hereinabove.

 

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the right-of-way agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit "A" and thereby made a part hereof.

 

            The above ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None   

            ABSENT: None

 

            And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Chad J. Mire, President

 

            Councilman Swanner thanked the other Councilman for helping the citizens in his district with their questions and concerns while he has been out of town helping with the relief efforts in Florida and Alabama due to hurricane damage in those areas.

 

            Mr. Roland Price of 715 Lagarde Street asked the Administration if the City would be prepared to handle an evacuation situation if we were to experience the type of damage such as the areas of Alabama and Florida.  He also asked if the shelter at Thibodaux High School would be enough for this area.

 

            The Mayor stated that the facility at Thibodaux High School is very large with two gyms, and also cooking and shower facilities.  He feels that this shelter would be sufficient for the citizens of Thibodaux, but if we would need more space the City would work to find other sites that could be utilized.

 

            There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

___________________________                              __________________________
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                Chad J. Mire, President

 

 

 

 
 
     
 
City of Thibodaux, LA

           

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
SEPTEMBER 21, 2004

          

The City Council of the City of Thibodaux assembled in regular session at its regular meeting place, City Hall, 310 West 2nd Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 5:00 o’clock P.M.

 

            There were present:  Councilmen Swanner, Gene Richard, Winston, Dee Richard and Mire.

 

            There were also present:  Mayor Charles Caillouet and Germaine Jackson.

 

            The minutes of the September 7, 2004 Council meeting were approved as written.

           

            The Project engineer has advised the Council Administrator that the project to replace the trickling filter media at the wastewater treatment plant is substantially complete in accordance with all contract documents and specifications.

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution of substantial completion to commence the 45-day lien period on the contract with Sealevel Construction for the replacement of trickling filter media at the wastewater treatment plant.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1072

 

     BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

 

     WHEREAS, the City of Thibodaux entered into a contract with Sealevel Construction, Inc. dated August 6, 2003 for the Replacement of the Trickling Filter Media at the Thibodaux Wastewater Treatment Plant; and    

 

     WHEREAS, the work under the aforementioned contract was substantially complete in accordance with the plans and specifications by the contractor on August 27, 2004; and

 

     WHEREAS, a final inspection was conducted by representatives of the City and the Project Engineer; and

 

     WHEREAS, all work was found to be satisfactory for acceptance with respect to the application for payment by the contractor less and except any items included on a punch list.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session on September 21, 2004 that the work under the aforementioned project be and is hereby accepted as substantially complete on the date hereinbefore specified.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council Administrator is hereby authorized to file with the Clerk of Court of the Parish of Lafourche, a certified copy of this resolution in order to commence the 45-day lien period.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this resolution be forwarded to Sealevel Construction, Inc., 202 Belle Meade Boulevard, Thibodaux, LA 70301, and to David A. Waitz Engineering, P.O. Box 1203, Thibodaux, LA 70302.

 

     The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

     YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

     NAYS:        None

     ABSENT: None

     ABSTAIN: None

    

    And the above resolution was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                    /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Chad J. Mire, President

 

            In accordance with the provisions of Article IV of the Thibodaux City Charter, whenever a vacancy occurs on the Civil Service Board, the nominating authority for that seat must make a nomination to the City Council for appointment to fill the vacancy on the board.

 

            Due to the resignation of Ms. Monique Crochet from the Civil Service Board, it was necessary for the City to contact the President of Nicholls State University in order to request a nomination for an appointment to fill the vacancy.  We have received a nomination from Dr. Stephen Hulbert to appoint Ms. Jessica Delatte to the vacant position on the Civil Service Board.

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution confirming the appointment of Ms. Jessica Delatte to the Thibodaux Civil Service Board.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1073

 

 

            BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

 

            WHEREAS, the Thibodaux Municipal Civil Service Board is comprised of five regular members; and

 

            WHEREAS, due to the fact that one of the current members has resigned her position on the above said board, the appointing agency has forwarded a nomination to the City Council to fill the vacancy; and

 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the method of nomination employed in the City Charter, the President of Nicholls State University has nominated Ms. Jessica Delatte to fill the vacancy that was created due to the resignation of Ms. Monique Crochet.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux that in accordance with the provisions of Article IV, Section 6 of the Thibodaux City Charter, that the appointment of Ms. Jessica Delatte to the Thibodaux Civil Service Board is hereby ratified effective September 22, 2004.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the term of Ms. Delatte will expire September 22, 2008.

 

            The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Chad J. Mire, President

 

            In accordance with the provisions of the Historic District Ordinance, whenever a vacancy occurs on the Historic District Commission, the Mayor must make an appointment with confirmation of the Council to fill the vacancy on the commission.

 

            Due to the resignation of Mr. Jim Rodgers from the Historic District Commission, the Mayor has notified the Council Administrator that he wishes to appoint Ms. Joyce Benoit to fill the vacant position on the Historic District Commission.  Ms. Benoit’s term will expire on September 21, 2008.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving the appointment of Ms. Joyce Benoit to the Thibodaux Historic District Commission.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1074

 

 

            BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

 

            WHEREAS, the Thibodaux Historic District Commission is comprised of five regular board members; and

 

            WHEREAS, due to the fact that one of the current members has resigned from the said commission, it is necessary for the Mayor to appoint a new member; and

 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of the Historic District Ordinance the City Council must confirm this appointment.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby confirm and approve the appointment of Mrs. Joyce Benoit to the Thibodaux Historic District Commission.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the term of Mrs. Benoit will expire September 21, 2008.

 

            The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Chad J. Mire, President

 

            The Council adopted Resolution No. 1049 on June 15, 2004 that imposed a ninety (90) day moratorium on the issuance of construction permits on the property recognized as the Old Southern pacific Railroad Corridor.  The purpose of the moratorium was to allow the Thibodaux Planning and Zoning Commission to study what effects construction will have on this corridor relative to long range planning and zoning.

 

            Since the moratorium is about to expire, and since the Planning and Zoning Commission has not completed the study, it would be appropriate to consider the adoption of a resolution extending the moratorium for an additional period.

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to amend the proposed resolution to extend the moratorium an additional one hundred eighty (180) days instead of the proposed ninety (90) days.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution extending the moratorium on the issuance on construction permits on the old Southern Pacific Railroad Corridor for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1075 

     BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

 

     WHEREAS, as per the provisions of Resolution No. 1049 the City Council instituted a moratorium on the issuance of all construction permits issued by the City for the property known as the “Old Southern Pacific Railroad Corridor”; and

 

     WHEREAS, the said moratorium was established so as to allow the Thibodaux Planning and Zoning Commission to study the impact construction in the said corridor would have relative to long range planning and zoning matters; and

 

WHEREAS, the moratorium was originally set to expire after ninety (90) days unless the study had not yet been completed; and

 

      WHEREAS, due to the fact that the said study is not yet completed, it would be appropriate to consider the adoption of a resolution extending the moratorium for a period of time so as to allow the Planning and Zoning Commission to complete the aforesaid impact study.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby extend the moratorium on the issuance of any construction permits in the “Old Southern Pacific Railroad Corridor” for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days for those specific reasons set forth in Resolution No. 1049 adopted June 15, 2004.

 

The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

     YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

     NAYS: None

     ABSENT: None

     ABSTAINED:  None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Chad J. Mire, President

 

            The City’s existing five-year contract with Solid Waste Disposal, Inc. will expire in February 2005.  Therefore, the Mayor has been in negotiations with SWDI in order to secure a new contract.  The proposed contract calls for a new five-year contract from October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2009.

 

            The initial rate in the new contract is set at $14.62 per unit per month.  Our current contract is set at $14.13 per unit per month with a CPI adjustment due in January.  The new contract provides that no CPI adjustment will be made to the new unit rate until January 2006.

 

            A public hearing was held on an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to nullify the remaining four (4) months of the current SWDI contract and further authorize him to execute a new five (5) year contract with SWDI with an effective date of October 1, 2004.

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance authorizing the mayor to execute a contract with Solid Waste Disposal Inc for the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste in the City of Thibodaux.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO.  2222

 

                                    AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR

                                     TO SIGN EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH SOLID

WASTE DISPOSAL, INC. FOR THE COLLECTION,

TRANSPORTATION AND DISPOSAL OF SOLID

WASTE           

                         

 

      BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that;

 

     WHEREAS, the City has received a proposal for a “Take All” contract for the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste from residences within the corporate limits of the City; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposal received was in the amount of $14.62 per residence per month; and

 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to execute a contract with the said contractor for the services mentioned hereinbefore.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Solid Waste Disposal, Inc.  for the services mentioned above.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that in addition to the contract document itself, the Mayor is also empowered to nullify the remaining 4 months on the existing solid waste contract and establish the effective date of the new contract to be October 1, 2004.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the said contract is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof.

 

     The above ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

     YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAIN: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                     Chad J. Mire, President

 

            Councilman Dee Richard and Councilman Swanner thanked SWDI for the great service that they provide to the citizens of Thibodaux, and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance authorizing the mayor to sign a grant agreement with the LA Department of Social Services for an Emergency Shelter Grant.

 

            The Grants Director has informed the Council Administrator that the State Department of Social Services and HUD have approved funding for the City’ participation in the Emergency Shelter Grants Program.  The total grant is in the amount of $19,475.  The funding will be employed for operations at the Chez Hope Shelter in Thibodaux.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to sign a grant agreement with the LA Department of Social Services for an Emergency Shelter Grant.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO.  2223

 

 

                        AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO

SIGN A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE LA. STATE

 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES FOR AN

EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT

 

 

      BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

 

     WHEREAS, the City has applied for a HUD Emergency Shelter Grant through the State Department of Social Services; and

 

     WHEREAS, the said department has awarded a grant to the City in the amount of  $19,475.00; and

 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to execute an agreement with the State of Louisiana/Department of Social Services for the grant mentioned hereinbefore.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a grant agreement with the State Department pf Social Services for a HUD Emergency Shelter Grant.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the said agreement is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof.

 

     The above ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

     YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                     Chad J. Mire, President   

 

            The Administration has informed the Council Administrator that the City is planning for the installation of a new waterline and hydrant in the area near Arms Street and Plantation Road.  In order to proceed with this project, the City must acquire a right-of-way for the construction and maintenance of the line and hydrant.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a Right-of-Way Agreement with Ridgefield, Inc.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

  ORDINANCE NO.  2224    

 

            AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR

             TO EXECUTE A RIGHT-OF-WAY AGREEMENT

            WITH RIDGEFIELD, INC. 

 

            BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

 

            WHEREAS, the City is in the process of installing a waterline and fire hydrant near Plantation Road and Arms Street; and    

 

                        WHEREAS, it is necessary to acquire a five (5’) foot right-of-way from certain property owners in the area so as to perform the said relocation; and

 

                        WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the execution of the right-of-way agreement by the adoption of an appropriate ordinance.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux that the City does hereby authorize the Mayor to execute a right-of-way agreement with Ridgefield, Inc. the installation of the waterline and fire hydrant as outlined hereinabove.

 

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the right-of-way agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit "A" and thereby made a part hereof.

 

            The above ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None   

            ABSENT: None

 

            And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 21st day of September 2004.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Chad J. Mire, President

 

            Councilman Swanner thanked the other Councilman for helping the citizens in his district with their questions and concerns while he has been out of town helping with the relief efforts in Florida and Alabama due to hurricane damage in those areas.

 

            Mr. Roland Price of 715 Lagarde Street asked the Administration if the City would be prepared to handle an evacuation situation if we were to experience the type of damage such as the areas of Alabama and Florida.  He also asked if the shelter at Thibodaux High School would be enough for this area.

 

            The Mayor stated that the facility at Thibodaux High School is very large with two gyms, and also cooking and shower facilities.  He feels that this shelter would be sufficient for the citizens of Thibodaux, but if we would need more space the City would work to find other sites that could be utilized.

 

            There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

___________________________                              __________________________
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                Chad J. Mire, President

 

 

 

 
   
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