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OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
NOVEMBER 3, 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, November 3, 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 October 19, 2004 Council meeting were approved as written.

                      The Finance Director presented the Council with the City of Thibodaux’s 2005 Annual Budget.

                Councilman Dee Richard introduced the Appropriation Ordinance for the Year 2005.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the November 16, 2004 City Council meeting.

               Councilman Gene Richard introduced an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Lafourche Parish Government for the planning, design and construction of the Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the November 16, 2004 City Council meeting.

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to table the agenda item concerning the introduction of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Thibodaux Chamber Foundation for the administration of the Thibodaux Main Street Façade Grant Program indefinitely, per the request of the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:   

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
            NAYS:  None
            ABSENT:  None
 

              The Project Engineer advised the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of Change Order no. 2 for the project to replace the trickling filter media at the Thibodaux Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The proposed change order is needed to adjust the contract price as a result of additional material handling costs and the installation of concrete pipe supports not required under the original contract.  The change order would increase the contract price by $4,000.00 thereby making the final contract price $305,746.09.

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving Change Order No. 2 for the replacement of trickling filter media at the Thibodaux 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. 1084

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #2 WITH SEALEVEL CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR THE FILTER MEDIA REPLACEMENT AT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

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

               WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract with Sealevel Construction, Inc. for the replacement of the trickling filter media at the Thibodaux Wastewater Treatment Plant; and        

             WHEREAS, due to the reconciliation of all contract quantities which includes additional material handling and concrete pipe supports, the execution of a change order is required; and 

            WHEREAS, the proposed change order increases the contract price in the amount of  $4,000.00 over the original contract bid for a final contract price of $305,746.09.  

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 2 with Sealevel Construction, Inc. in the amount mentioned above. 

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

     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 3rd day of November 2004.

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

 

            The Project Engineer has advised the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the Council to consider the approval of Change Order No. 1 for the sewer pump station upgrades on North 9th Street, St. John Drive and Ashland Drive.  The proposed change order adjusts the final contract price as a result of the assessment of liquidated damages against the contractor relative to the completion time bid and the actual completion time.  The change order reduces the final contract price by $26,400.00 thereby making the final contract price $291,600.00.  

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving Change Order No. 1 for the sewer pump station upgrade project on North 9th Street, St. john Drive and Ashland Drive.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
           
ABSENT: None
 

RESOLUTION NO.  1085 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #1 WITH TRISON CONSTRUCTORS, L.L.C.   FOR THE SEWER PUMP STATION UPGRADES ON N. 9TH STREET, ST. JOHN DRIVE AND ASHLAND DRIVE  

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

      WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract with Trison Constructors, L.L.C. for the upgrades of the sewer pump stations on North 9th Street, St. John Drive and Ashland Drive; and

      WHEREAS, due to the assessment of liquidated damages against the contractor relative to completion time allowed, the execution of a change order is required; and

      WHEREAS, the proposed change order decreases the contract price in the amount of  $26,400.00 under the current contract price for a final contract price of $291,600.00.

      NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 1 with Trison Constructors, L.L.C. in the amount mentioned above.

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

      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 3rd day of November 2004.

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

 

            The City Attorney has requested that the City secure the services of a special legal counsel to represent the City in the litigation Rickie Pellegrin et al vs. the City of Thibodaux.  The Mayor wishes to secure the services of Lloyd Bourgeois to act as special legal counsel in this matter.  

            This litigation involves the property the City leased and employed once as a sanitary landfill.  The plaintiff purchased the property from the owners and is suing due to the fact that the previous use as a landfill is limiting his intended use of the property. 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute a contract with Lloyd Bourgeois to act as special legal counsel for the City in the lawsuit Rickie Pellegrin, et al vs. City of Thibodaux, et al.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:  

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
           
ABSENT: None

 RESOLUTION NO. 1086

 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO
SECURE THE SERVICES OF LLOYD BOURGEOIS
AS SPECIAL LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE CITY
 

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

     WHEREAS, a lawsuit has been served upon the City entitled Rickie James Pellegrin, et al vs. the City of Thibodaux; and 

     WHEREAS, it is the opinion of the City Attorney that the City should be represented by special legal counsel due to the nature of this matter; and  

     WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Article V, Section 2 of the City Charter it is necessary for the Mayor to select the special legal counsel to represent the City; and 

     WHEREAS, the Mayor has selected Mr. Lloyd Bourgeois to serve as the said special legal counsel. 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council does hereby confirm the selection of Mr. Lloyd Bourgeois as special legal counsel and does hereby authorize the Mayor to secure the services of said counsel.  

     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 3rd day of November 2004  

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

 

            The City Attorney has requested that the City secure the services of a special legal counsel to represent the City in the litigation Bryan P. Fontenot vs. the City of Thibodaux.  The Mayor wishes to secure the services of the law firm Fisher & Phillips to act as special legal counsel in this matter. 

            This litigation involves a former police officer that claims to have been forced to resign his position with the City due to the fact that he reported alleged payroll improprieties within the department. 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract with Fisher & Phillips to act as special legal counsel for the City in the lawsuit Bryan P. Fontenot vs. the City of Thibodaux.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:  

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and mire
           
NAYS: None
          
ABSENT: None
           
ABSTAIN: Councilman D. Richard

  

RESOLUTION NO. 1087 

 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR
 
TO SECURE THE SERVICES OF THE LAW FIRM

FISHER & PHILLIPS, LLP AS SPECIAL LEGAL
COUNSEL FOR THE CITY

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

     WHEREAS, a lawsuit has been served upon the City entitled Bryan P. Fontenot vs. the City of Thibodaux; and

     WHEREAS, it is the opinion of the City Attorney that the City should be represented by special legal counsel due to the nature of this matter; and  

     WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Article V, Section 2 of the City Charter it is necessary for the Mayor to select the special legal counsel to represent the City; and 

     WHEREAS, the Mayor has selected the law firm of Fisher & Phillips, LLP to serve as the said special legal counsel.  

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council does hereby confirm the selection of Fisher & Phillips, LLP as special legal counsel and does hereby authorize the Mayor to secure the services of said firm.  

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

     YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and Mire
    
NAYS: None
    
ABSTAINED: Councilman D. Richard
    
ABSENT: None  

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of November 2004  

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

                 The Thibodaux Police Department made a video presentation concerning the Thibodaux LA RECON Project.  

            The Zoning Administrator has informed the Council Administrator that the Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that the City Council consider the approval of the final plat for the Rienzi Village Townhomes – Addendum #2 Subdivision.  The recommendation is conditional on the minor repair of street panels and curbing in the subdivision. 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance approving the final plat of the Rienzi Village Townhomes – Addendum #2 Subdivision.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None  
           
ABSENT: None
 

ORDINANCE NO. 2227 

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT OF
THE RIENZI VILLAGE TOWNHOMES, ADDENDUM 
NO. 2 SUBDIVISION 
 

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

            WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Thibodaux has reviewed a request by Plantation Acres, L.L.C. concerning the approval of the final plat of the Rienzi Village Townhomes, Addendum No. 2 Subdivision; and  

            WHEREAS, the said commission has approved the aforesaid request and is recommending that the City Council concur with their recommendation; and  

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Section 18-53 of the Thibodaux Subdivision Regulations, the final plat of this subdivision should be accepted by the adoption of an appropriate ordinance. 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that the final plat of the Rienzi Village Townhomes, Addendum No. 2 Subdivision as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission is hereby accepted and approved as requested.  

            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
           
ABSENT: None
           
ABSTAINED: None

            And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 3rd day of November 2004.

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

            The Zoning Administrator has informed the Council Administrator that the Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that the City Council consider the approval of the final plat for lots A-1 and A-2 located on Washington Avenue.  These lots were created so as to accommodate the construction of residential structures.  

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance approving the re-subdivision of property located on Washington Avenue.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
           
ABSENT: None  

ORDINANCE NO. 2228

 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE
RE-SUBDIVISION OF PROPERTY
LOCATED ON WASHINGTON AVE. 

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

            WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Thibodaux has reviewed a request concerning the re-subdivision of property located on Washington Avenue so as to accommodate the construction of two new residences by Habitat for Humanity; and 

            WHEREAS, the proposed request involves a .25 acre parcel of property; and  

            WHEREAS, the said commission has approved the aforesaid request and is recommending that the City Council concur with their recommendation; and 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1 of the Thibodaux Subdivision Regulations, this re-subdivision should be accepted by the adoption of an appropriate ordinance. 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that the re-subdivision of property located on Washington Avenue as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission is hereby accepted and approved as requested.  

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the plat illustrating the said re-subdivision is attached hereto 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 3rd day of November 2004.

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

             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
NOVEMBER 3, 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, November 3, 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 October 19, 2004 Council meeting were approved as written.

                      The Finance Director presented the Council with the City of Thibodaux’s 2005 Annual Budget.

                Councilman Dee Richard introduced the Appropriation Ordinance for the Year 2005.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the November 16, 2004 City Council meeting.

               Councilman Gene Richard introduced an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Lafourche Parish Government for the planning, design and construction of the Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the November 16, 2004 City Council meeting.

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to table the agenda item concerning the introduction of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Thibodaux Chamber Foundation for the administration of the Thibodaux Main Street Façade Grant Program indefinitely, per the request of the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:   

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
            NAYS:  None
            ABSENT:  None
 

              The Project Engineer advised the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of Change Order no. 2 for the project to replace the trickling filter media at the Thibodaux Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The proposed change order is needed to adjust the contract price as a result of additional material handling costs and the installation of concrete pipe supports not required under the original contract.  The change order would increase the contract price by $4,000.00 thereby making the final contract price $305,746.09.

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving Change Order No. 2 for the replacement of trickling filter media at the Thibodaux 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. 1084

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #2 WITH SEALEVEL CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR THE FILTER MEDIA REPLACEMENT AT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

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

               WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract with Sealevel Construction, Inc. for the replacement of the trickling filter media at the Thibodaux Wastewater Treatment Plant; and        

             WHEREAS, due to the reconciliation of all contract quantities which includes additional material handling and concrete pipe supports, the execution of a change order is required; and 

            WHEREAS, the proposed change order increases the contract price in the amount of  $4,000.00 over the original contract bid for a final contract price of $305,746.09.  

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 2 with Sealevel Construction, Inc. in the amount mentioned above. 

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

     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 3rd day of November 2004.

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

 

            The Project Engineer has advised the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the Council to consider the approval of Change Order No. 1 for the sewer pump station upgrades on North 9th Street, St. John Drive and Ashland Drive.  The proposed change order adjusts the final contract price as a result of the assessment of liquidated damages against the contractor relative to the completion time bid and the actual completion time.  The change order reduces the final contract price by $26,400.00 thereby making the final contract price $291,600.00.  

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving Change Order No. 1 for the sewer pump station upgrade project on North 9th Street, St. john Drive and Ashland Drive.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
           
ABSENT: None
 

RESOLUTION NO.  1085 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #1 WITH TRISON CONSTRUCTORS, L.L.C.   FOR THE SEWER PUMP STATION UPGRADES ON N. 9TH STREET, ST. JOHN DRIVE AND ASHLAND DRIVE  

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

      WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract with Trison Constructors, L.L.C. for the upgrades of the sewer pump stations on North 9th Street, St. John Drive and Ashland Drive; and

      WHEREAS, due to the assessment of liquidated damages against the contractor relative to completion time allowed, the execution of a change order is required; and

      WHEREAS, the proposed change order decreases the contract price in the amount of  $26,400.00 under the current contract price for a final contract price of $291,600.00.

      NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 1 with Trison Constructors, L.L.C. in the amount mentioned above.

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

      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 3rd day of November 2004.

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

 

            The City Attorney has requested that the City secure the services of a special legal counsel to represent the City in the litigation Rickie Pellegrin et al vs. the City of Thibodaux.  The Mayor wishes to secure the services of Lloyd Bourgeois to act as special legal counsel in this matter.  

            This litigation involves the property the City leased and employed once as a sanitary landfill.  The plaintiff purchased the property from the owners and is suing due to the fact that the previous use as a landfill is limiting his intended use of the property. 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute a contract with Lloyd Bourgeois to act as special legal counsel for the City in the lawsuit Rickie Pellegrin, et al vs. City of Thibodaux, et al.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:  

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
           
ABSENT: None

 RESOLUTION NO. 1086

 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO
SECURE THE SERVICES OF LLOYD BOURGEOIS
AS SPECIAL LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE CITY
 

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

     WHEREAS, a lawsuit has been served upon the City entitled Rickie James Pellegrin, et al vs. the City of Thibodaux; and 

     WHEREAS, it is the opinion of the City Attorney that the City should be represented by special legal counsel due to the nature of this matter; and  

     WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Article V, Section 2 of the City Charter it is necessary for the Mayor to select the special legal counsel to represent the City; and 

     WHEREAS, the Mayor has selected Mr. Lloyd Bourgeois to serve as the said special legal counsel. 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council does hereby confirm the selection of Mr. Lloyd Bourgeois as special legal counsel and does hereby authorize the Mayor to secure the services of said counsel.  

     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 3rd day of November 2004  

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

 

            The City Attorney has requested that the City secure the services of a special legal counsel to represent the City in the litigation Bryan P. Fontenot vs. the City of Thibodaux.  The Mayor wishes to secure the services of the law firm Fisher & Phillips to act as special legal counsel in this matter. 

            This litigation involves a former police officer that claims to have been forced to resign his position with the City due to the fact that he reported alleged payroll improprieties within the department. 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract with Fisher & Phillips to act as special legal counsel for the City in the lawsuit Bryan P. Fontenot vs. the City of Thibodaux.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:  

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and mire
           
NAYS: None
          
ABSENT: None
           
ABSTAIN: Councilman D. Richard

  

RESOLUTION NO. 1087 

 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR
 
TO SECURE THE SERVICES OF THE LAW FIRM

FISHER & PHILLIPS, LLP AS SPECIAL LEGAL
COUNSEL FOR THE CITY

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

     WHEREAS, a lawsuit has been served upon the City entitled Bryan P. Fontenot vs. the City of Thibodaux; and

     WHEREAS, it is the opinion of the City Attorney that the City should be represented by special legal counsel due to the nature of this matter; and  

     WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Article V, Section 2 of the City Charter it is necessary for the Mayor to select the special legal counsel to represent the City; and 

     WHEREAS, the Mayor has selected the law firm of Fisher & Phillips, LLP to serve as the said special legal counsel.  

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council does hereby confirm the selection of Fisher & Phillips, LLP as special legal counsel and does hereby authorize the Mayor to secure the services of said firm.  

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

     YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and Mire
    
NAYS: None
    
ABSTAINED: Councilman D. Richard
    
ABSENT: None  

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of November 2004  

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

                 The Thibodaux Police Department made a video presentation concerning the Thibodaux LA RECON Project.  

            The Zoning Administrator has informed the Council Administrator that the Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that the City Council consider the approval of the final plat for the Rienzi Village Townhomes – Addendum #2 Subdivision.  The recommendation is conditional on the minor repair of street panels and curbing in the subdivision. 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance approving the final plat of the Rienzi Village Townhomes – Addendum #2 Subdivision.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None  
           
ABSENT: None
 

ORDINANCE NO. 2227 

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT OF
THE RIENZI VILLAGE TOWNHOMES, ADDENDUM 
NO. 2 SUBDIVISION 
 

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

            WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Thibodaux has reviewed a request by Plantation Acres, L.L.C. concerning the approval of the final plat of the Rienzi Village Townhomes, Addendum No. 2 Subdivision; and  

            WHEREAS, the said commission has approved the aforesaid request and is recommending that the City Council concur with their recommendation; and  

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Section 18-53 of the Thibodaux Subdivision Regulations, the final plat of this subdivision should be accepted by the adoption of an appropriate ordinance. 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that the final plat of the Rienzi Village Townhomes, Addendum No. 2 Subdivision as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission is hereby accepted and approved as requested.  

            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
           
ABSENT: None
           
ABSTAINED: None

            And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 3rd day of November 2004.

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

            The Zoning Administrator has informed the Council Administrator that the Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that the City Council consider the approval of the final plat for lots A-1 and A-2 located on Washington Avenue.  These lots were created so as to accommodate the construction of residential structures.  

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance approving the re-subdivision of property located on Washington Avenue.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
           
ABSENT: None  

ORDINANCE NO. 2228

 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE
RE-SUBDIVISION OF PROPERTY
LOCATED ON WASHINGTON AVE. 

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

            WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Thibodaux has reviewed a request concerning the re-subdivision of property located on Washington Avenue so as to accommodate the construction of two new residences by Habitat for Humanity; and 

            WHEREAS, the proposed request involves a .25 acre parcel of property; and  

            WHEREAS, the said commission has approved the aforesaid request and is recommending that the City Council concur with their recommendation; and 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1 of the Thibodaux Subdivision Regulations, this re-subdivision should be accepted by the adoption of an appropriate ordinance. 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that the re-subdivision of property located on Washington Avenue as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission is hereby accepted and approved as requested.  

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the plat illustrating the said re-subdivision is attached hereto 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 3rd day of November 2004.

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

             There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

  

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

 

 

 
   
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