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City of Thibodaux, LA

           OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
              DECEMBER 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, December 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 December 7, 2004 Council meeting were approved as written.

           

            Councilman Dee Richard introduced an ordinance to extend the corporate limits of the City of Thibodaux to include the Rienzi House and Nicholls State University property located along Bowie Road.  The public hearing date was set for the City Council meeting to be held on January 18, 2005.  The Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss the zoning for this property at their January 12, 2005 meeting.

 

            Councilman Gene Richard introduce an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce to provide assistance in funding the promotion of tourism and economic development in the City of Thibodaux.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the January 4, 2005 City Council meeting.

 

            In order for the City Council to comply with the provisions of Article III, Section 2(G) of the Thibodaux City Charter, certain determinations must be made and action taken at tonight’s meeting.  The Council must elect a President and Vice-President from its at-large members for the upcoming year, and also must prescribe the meeting dates, times and location of regular meetings for the next year.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution establishing City Council rules as required by Article III Section G of the Thibodaux City Charter.  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. 1092

 

 

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

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Article III, Section G of the City Charter, the Council must establish its meeting dates, times and location for the year 2005; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council must also establish a voting order and Rules of Order for its meetings for the year 2005; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council must also select a President and Vice-President to serve in that capacity for the year 2005.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby establish that its meetings for the year 2005 will be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council will utilize the attached rules of order for its meetings for the year 2004 and should a voice vote be taken at any time, the voting order will be District A, District B, District C, Vice-President, President.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Councilman Jerome Richard will serve in the capacity of President of the Council and Councilman Chad Mire will serve in the capacity of Vice-President of the Council for the year 2005.

 

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

ABSENT: None

ABSTAINED: Councilman D. Richard

 

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

 

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

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

 

            Councilman Dee Richard then thanked the Council for alternating years for the President and Vice-President of the Council because he feels that it works out well and eliminates potential political problems that could arise out of splitting the Council votes in the selection of the President every year.

 

            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 FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Control Gates Project.  The change order is being proposed in order to adjust the contract price as a result of the discovery of an additional outfall culvert at the Coulon Road location.  It will be necessary to outfit and extend the additional 36” culvert and construct the timber support and install the outfall gate mechanism.  The proposed change order will increase the contract price by $13,171.03.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving change order no. 1 for the FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1093

 

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #1 WITH DOUBLE AUGHT CONSTRUCTION FOR THE FEMA BAYOU LAFOURCHE OUTFALL CONTROL GATES PROJECT

 

 

     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 Double Aught Construction, LLC for the construction of the FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Control Gates Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, due to the discovery of an additional outfall culvert at the Coulon Road location an additional culvert will require outfitting which includes the labor and materials required to install the timber support structure and flood gate itself; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed change order increases the contract price in the amount of  $13,171.03 over the original contract bid for a final contract price of $302,473.03.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 1 with Double Aught Construction, LLC 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 21st day of December 2004.

 

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

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                     Chad J Mire, President

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 2173 “Appropriation Ordinance for the year 2004” for the year-end supplemental appropriation.

 

            The proposed adjustments to the budget will accommodate transfers of funds within a department by reducing or increasing appropriations in individual line items.  All of these adjustments are required in order to comply with State law that requires that our budget, after all adjustments, be within five (5%) percent of the actual activity after being audited.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 2173 “Appropriation Ordinance for the year 2004” (Supplemental Appropriation).  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

           

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO.  2232

 

 

                      AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2173

                      "APPROPRIATION   ORDINANCE   FOR   2004”

                      (SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION)

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 1 of the Thibodaux City Charter indicates that the appropriation ordinance shall contain appropriations of the expenditures for each City Department; and

 

     WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 2173 adopted by the City Council on November 20, 2003 approved appropriations for the 2004 Budget by line item; and

 

     WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 2 of the Thibodaux City Charter reads in part, "If during the fiscal year the Mayor certifies that there are available for appropriation, revenues in excess of those estimated in the budget, the Mayor may present a supplemental appropriation ordinance for the disposition of such revenues; and the Council may adopt it."

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, that in accordance with Article VI, Section 2 of the Thibodaux City Charter, that the following items as indicated are amended in accordance with the recommendations of the Mayor:

 

(Exhibit "A")

   

     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 21st day of December 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
              DECEMBER 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, December 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 December 7, 2004 Council meeting were approved as written.

           

            Councilman Dee Richard introduced an ordinance to extend the corporate limits of the City of Thibodaux to include the Rienzi House and Nicholls State University property located along Bowie Road.  The public hearing date was set for the City Council meeting to be held on January 18, 2005.  The Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss the zoning for this property at their January 12, 2005 meeting.

 

            Councilman Gene Richard introduce an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce to provide assistance in funding the promotion of tourism and economic development in the City of Thibodaux.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the January 4, 2005 City Council meeting.

 

            In order for the City Council to comply with the provisions of Article III, Section 2(G) of the Thibodaux City Charter, certain determinations must be made and action taken at tonight’s meeting.  The Council must elect a President and Vice-President from its at-large members for the upcoming year, and also must prescribe the meeting dates, times and location of regular meetings for the next year.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution establishing City Council rules as required by Article III Section G of the Thibodaux City Charter.  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. 1092

 

 

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

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Article III, Section G of the City Charter, the Council must establish its meeting dates, times and location for the year 2005; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council must also establish a voting order and Rules of Order for its meetings for the year 2005; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council must also select a President and Vice-President to serve in that capacity for the year 2005.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby establish that its meetings for the year 2005 will be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council will utilize the attached rules of order for its meetings for the year 2004 and should a voice vote be taken at any time, the voting order will be District A, District B, District C, Vice-President, President.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Councilman Jerome Richard will serve in the capacity of President of the Council and Councilman Chad Mire will serve in the capacity of Vice-President of the Council for the year 2005.

 

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

ABSENT: None

ABSTAINED: Councilman D. Richard

 

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

 

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

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

 

            Councilman Dee Richard then thanked the Council for alternating years for the President and Vice-President of the Council because he feels that it works out well and eliminates potential political problems that could arise out of splitting the Council votes in the selection of the President every year.

 

            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 FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Control Gates Project.  The change order is being proposed in order to adjust the contract price as a result of the discovery of an additional outfall culvert at the Coulon Road location.  It will be necessary to outfit and extend the additional 36” culvert and construct the timber support and install the outfall gate mechanism.  The proposed change order will increase the contract price by $13,171.03.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving change order no. 1 for the FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1093

 

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #1 WITH DOUBLE AUGHT CONSTRUCTION FOR THE FEMA BAYOU LAFOURCHE OUTFALL CONTROL GATES PROJECT

 

 

     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 Double Aught Construction, LLC for the construction of the FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Control Gates Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, due to the discovery of an additional outfall culvert at the Coulon Road location an additional culvert will require outfitting which includes the labor and materials required to install the timber support structure and flood gate itself; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed change order increases the contract price in the amount of  $13,171.03 over the original contract bid for a final contract price of $302,473.03.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 1 with Double Aught Construction, LLC 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 21st day of December 2004.

 

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

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                     Chad J Mire, President

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 2173 “Appropriation Ordinance for the year 2004” for the year-end supplemental appropriation.

 

            The proposed adjustments to the budget will accommodate transfers of funds within a department by reducing or increasing appropriations in individual line items.  All of these adjustments are required in order to comply with State law that requires that our budget, after all adjustments, be within five (5%) percent of the actual activity after being audited.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 2173 “Appropriation Ordinance for the year 2004” (Supplemental Appropriation).  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

           

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO.  2232

 

 

                      AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2173

                      "APPROPRIATION   ORDINANCE   FOR   2004”

                      (SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION)

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 1 of the Thibodaux City Charter indicates that the appropriation ordinance shall contain appropriations of the expenditures for each City Department; and

 

     WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 2173 adopted by the City Council on November 20, 2003 approved appropriations for the 2004 Budget by line item; and

 

     WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 2 of the Thibodaux City Charter reads in part, "If during the fiscal year the Mayor certifies that there are available for appropriation, revenues in excess of those estimated in the budget, the Mayor may present a supplemental appropriation ordinance for the disposition of such revenues; and the Council may adopt it."

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, that in accordance with Article VI, Section 2 of the Thibodaux City Charter, that the following items as indicated are amended in accordance with the recommendations of the Mayor:

 

(Exhibit "A")

   

     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 21st day of December 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

 
   
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