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 OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
            JUNE 7, 2005
     

            

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, June 7, 2005 at 5:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

            There were also present:  Germaine Jackson.

 

            Mayor Charles Caillouet was absent.

 

            The minutes of the May 17, 2005 Council meeting were approved as written.

           

            Councilman Dee Richard requested that the Council discuss the enforcement of regulations for temporary on-site advertising.  Due to the fact that the Mayor and Mr. Errol Price were not present at the Council meeting, Councilman Dee Richard made a motion to table the discussion until the June 21, 2005 meeting.  Councilman Mire seconded the motion.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            The Finance Director has informed the Council Administrator that the City has received a proposal for the renewal of our liability insurance coverage with St. Paul Travelers Companies for the period July 1, 2005 through July 1, 2006.

 

            The mayor is recommending that we renew our coverage with St. Paul Fire and marine with an individual Self Insured Retention (deductible) in the amount of $100,000 with an aggregate deductible in the amount of $500,000.  The total combined premium for the proposed renewal is $443,547, which reflects only a 2% increase over the City’s current premium.

 

            Councilman Gene Richard introduced an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a Supplemental Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Bayou Country Children’s Museum.  The mayor wishes to supplement the original agreement by providing an additional $10,000 for services to be rendered to the City and area educators.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the June 21, 2005 City Council meeting.

 

            On April 25, 2005 the City received bids for the FEMA Canal Boulevard Drainage Improvement Project as designed by David Waitz Engineering.  The project calls for improvements to be made to the drainage structures on Canal Boulevard south of the old railroad tracks.  The project is funded mostly through a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant.

 

            The lowest responsible base bid was received from Sealevel Construction in the amount of $228,046.00.  The project engineer is recommending that the City accept the low base bid as submitted.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution accepting the low bid of Sealevel Construction for the FEMA Canal Boulevard Drainage Project and authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract therewith.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1126

 

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE LOW BID OF SEALEVEL CONSTRUCTION FOR THE FEMA CANAL BOULEVARD DRAINAGE PROJECT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO

 SIGN A CONTRACT THEREWITH

                         

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City has received bids for the FEMA Canal Boulevard Drainage Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, the low base bid received was from Sealevel Construction, Inc. in the amount of $228,046.00; and

 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to consider the acceptance of the low base bid and execute a contract with the said contractor for the services mentioned hereinbefore.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City does hereby accept the low base bid submitted by Sealevel Construction, Inc. in the amount stated hereinbefore.

           

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Sealevel Construction, Inc. for the FEMA Canal Boulevard Drainage Project.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in addition to the contract document itself, the Mayor is also empowered to execute all change orders relative to the contract after approval by the City Council by means of an appropriate resolution.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said contract 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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 7th day of June 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/ Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                    Jerome Richard, President

 

            Councilmen Dee Richard and Jimmie Winston contacted the Council Administrator concerning the possibility of re-naming Back Street and dedicating it in the name of Mr. Gerald Peltier.  Mr. Peltier served as City Councilman for District “C” from 1978-1982 and from 1986 until his death in 1999.  The Council adopted a resolution by acclamation re-naming Back Street as Gerald T. Peltier Drive.

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1127

 

                        A RESOLUTION RE-NAMING BACK STREET TO

                                    “GERALD T. PELTIER DRIVE”

 

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, Mr. Gerald T. Peltier served as a City Councilman representing District “C” from 1978-1982 and from 1986 until his untimely death in November of 1999; and

 

            WHEREAS, in dedication to his public service, it has been proposed that the City of Thibodaux consider naming a City street in memorial to Mr. Peltier.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Street designated as Back Street is hereby renamed and shall hereafter be referred to as Gerald T. Peltier Drive.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that every reference to Back Street in the Code of Ordinances of the City of Thibodaux shall be interpreted to refer to Gerald T. Peltier Drive 

 

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

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 7th day of June 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.             Jerome Richard, President

 

            Councilman Dee Richard thanked Mr. Tyrone Williams, Lafourche Parish Councilman, for his help in re-naming Back Street for Mr. Gerald Peltier, and also recognized Mr. Peltier’s family members that were present at the meeting.

 

            Tyrone Williams and Ms. Janice Peltier Staidum thanked the City Council for honoring Mr. Gerald and recognizing the contributions he made to the community as City Councilman.

 

            Mr. Jeffery Duncan appeared before the Council representing the property owners of 227 and 229 North 10th Street to give a status report of the repairs being made to this property.  Mr. Duncan stated that they are continuing to make repairs to the properties and both structures are secure.  He asked the Council to allow them more time to complete the repairs.  The Council instructed Mr. Duncan to appear at the September 6, 2005 City Council meeting in order to give another status report on the repairs.

 

            A condemnation hearing was then held on a structure located at 1229 Bourbon Street.  The Mayor appointed Mr. Leslie Clement as ad hoc attorney to represent the heirs of this property.  Mr. Clement informed the Council that he has attempted to locate the heirs of this property but he received no response to the advertisements he ran in the Daily Comet concerning this property.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to proceed with the demolition of the property located at 1229 Bourbon Street.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            A condemnation hearing was then held on a structure located at 1231 St. Charles Street.  Ms. Betty Sosa appeared before the Council stating that she pays the property taxes on the front property on behalf of her family, but she is not aware who owns the structure to the rear of the property that is in question.  The City Attorney stated that the City should table this item indefinitely in order for her to do more research on the owners of this property in order for the proper notification of the heirs concerned with this structure.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to table the condemnation hearing on the structure located at 1231 St. Charles Street indefinitely.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            A condemnation hearing was then held on a structure located at 906 Jefferson Street.  Ms. Juanita Duncan Walker appeared representing this property and stated that she does have insurance coverage to pay for the demolition of this structure, but the property is now involved in a community property settlement and nothing can be done until this is finalized.  She asked the Council to allow her more time before proceeding with the condemnation, and stated that the grass is being kept up and the structure is boarded up.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Mire the Council voted to allow Ms. Walker 120 days before proceeding further with the condemnation of the property located at 906 Jefferson Street.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

A public hearing was held on an ordinance to levy the ad valorem tax millages for the year 2005.  The Lafourche Parish Assessor’s Office has notified the City that it must now levy the millages for the year 2005.  The Mayor has recommended that the millage assessments for the year 2005 remain the same as those for the year 2004.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance to levy the ad valorem tax millages for the year 2005.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: Councilman D. Richard

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2250

 

                                                AN ORDINANCE TO LEVY AD VALOREM TAX

                                                MILLAGES FOR THE YEAR 2005

 

 

            BE IT ORDAINED, by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that the following millage(s) are hereby levied on the 2004 tax roll on all property subject to taxation by the City of Thibodaux:

 

            TAX DESCRIPTION                           MILLAGE

                 General Alimony                                                                5.49 mills        

            Special Improvements - Streets                                  3.00 mills

                Special Improvements - Fire Department                          2.00 mills        

           

 

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the proper administrative officials of the Parish of Lafourche, State of Louisiana, be and they are hereby empowered, authorized, and directed to spread said taxes, as hereinabove set forth, upon the assessment roll of said City for the year 2005 according to law, and that the taxes herein levied shall become a permanent lien and privilege on all property subject to taxation as herein set forth, and collection thereof shall be enforceable in the manner provided by law.

 

 

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

 

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

NAYS: Councilman D. Richard

ABSTAINED: None

ABSENT: None

 

            And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 7th day of June 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm. Jerome Richard, President

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance authorizing the execution of a lease agreement for the lease of office space for the City’s Federal Programs Office.

 

            The Federal Programs Director informed the Council Administrator that the City’s lease with Bayouland Properties has expired.  She has negotiated a renewal of the lease for a one (1) year period at the same rental charge of $375.00 per month.  The City will have the option of renewing the lease for two additional one-year terms.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a lease with Bayouland Properties for the lease of office space for the City’s Federal Programs Office.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2251      

 

 

                    AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO

                   EXECUTE A LEASE WITH BAYOULAND PROPERTIES

                  FOR THE LEASE OF OFFICE SPACE FOR THE CITY’S

                 FEDERAL PROGRAMS OFFICE 

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City has leased a office space from Bayouland Properties for the past two years for the City’s Federal Programs Office; and

 

     WHEREAS, the said lease will expire soon, and it is necessary to negotiate a new lease for the said property; and

 

     WHEREAS, the owners are agreeable to execute a new lease for the same terms and consideration as the existing lease; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed lease would again call for a term of one year at a monthly lease payment of $375.00.

 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to execute a lease agreement with the said firm for the lease of the aforesaid office space.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a lease with Bayouland Properties for the office space being utilized by the City’s Federal Programs Office.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the said lease 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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 7th day of June 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

_____________________________                   ____________________________
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Jerome Richard, President

 
 
     
 
City of Thibodaux, LA

 OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
            JUNE 7, 2005
     

            

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, June 7, 2005 at 5:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

            There were also present:  Germaine Jackson.

 

            Mayor Charles Caillouet was absent.

 

            The minutes of the May 17, 2005 Council meeting were approved as written.

           

            Councilman Dee Richard requested that the Council discuss the enforcement of regulations for temporary on-site advertising.  Due to the fact that the Mayor and Mr. Errol Price were not present at the Council meeting, Councilman Dee Richard made a motion to table the discussion until the June 21, 2005 meeting.  Councilman Mire seconded the motion.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            The Finance Director has informed the Council Administrator that the City has received a proposal for the renewal of our liability insurance coverage with St. Paul Travelers Companies for the period July 1, 2005 through July 1, 2006.

 

            The mayor is recommending that we renew our coverage with St. Paul Fire and marine with an individual Self Insured Retention (deductible) in the amount of $100,000 with an aggregate deductible in the amount of $500,000.  The total combined premium for the proposed renewal is $443,547, which reflects only a 2% increase over the City’s current premium.

 

            Councilman Gene Richard introduced an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a Supplemental Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Bayou Country Children’s Museum.  The mayor wishes to supplement the original agreement by providing an additional $10,000 for services to be rendered to the City and area educators.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the June 21, 2005 City Council meeting.

 

            On April 25, 2005 the City received bids for the FEMA Canal Boulevard Drainage Improvement Project as designed by David Waitz Engineering.  The project calls for improvements to be made to the drainage structures on Canal Boulevard south of the old railroad tracks.  The project is funded mostly through a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant.

 

            The lowest responsible base bid was received from Sealevel Construction in the amount of $228,046.00.  The project engineer is recommending that the City accept the low base bid as submitted.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution accepting the low bid of Sealevel Construction for the FEMA Canal Boulevard Drainage Project and authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract therewith.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1126

 

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE LOW BID OF SEALEVEL CONSTRUCTION FOR THE FEMA CANAL BOULEVARD DRAINAGE PROJECT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO

 SIGN A CONTRACT THEREWITH

                         

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City has received bids for the FEMA Canal Boulevard Drainage Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, the low base bid received was from Sealevel Construction, Inc. in the amount of $228,046.00; and

 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to consider the acceptance of the low base bid and execute a contract with the said contractor for the services mentioned hereinbefore.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City does hereby accept the low base bid submitted by Sealevel Construction, Inc. in the amount stated hereinbefore.

           

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Sealevel Construction, Inc. for the FEMA Canal Boulevard Drainage Project.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in addition to the contract document itself, the Mayor is also empowered to execute all change orders relative to the contract after approval by the City Council by means of an appropriate resolution.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said contract 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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 7th day of June 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/ Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                    Jerome Richard, President

 

            Councilmen Dee Richard and Jimmie Winston contacted the Council Administrator concerning the possibility of re-naming Back Street and dedicating it in the name of Mr. Gerald Peltier.  Mr. Peltier served as City Councilman for District “C” from 1978-1982 and from 1986 until his death in 1999.  The Council adopted a resolution by acclamation re-naming Back Street as Gerald T. Peltier Drive.

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1127

 

                        A RESOLUTION RE-NAMING BACK STREET TO

                                    “GERALD T. PELTIER DRIVE”

 

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, Mr. Gerald T. Peltier served as a City Councilman representing District “C” from 1978-1982 and from 1986 until his untimely death in November of 1999; and

 

            WHEREAS, in dedication to his public service, it has been proposed that the City of Thibodaux consider naming a City street in memorial to Mr. Peltier.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Street designated as Back Street is hereby renamed and shall hereafter be referred to as Gerald T. Peltier Drive.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that every reference to Back Street in the Code of Ordinances of the City of Thibodaux shall be interpreted to refer to Gerald T. Peltier Drive 

 

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

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 7th day of June 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.             Jerome Richard, President

 

            Councilman Dee Richard thanked Mr. Tyrone Williams, Lafourche Parish Councilman, for his help in re-naming Back Street for Mr. Gerald Peltier, and also recognized Mr. Peltier’s family members that were present at the meeting.

 

            Tyrone Williams and Ms. Janice Peltier Staidum thanked the City Council for honoring Mr. Gerald and recognizing the contributions he made to the community as City Councilman.

 

            Mr. Jeffery Duncan appeared before the Council representing the property owners of 227 and 229 North 10th Street to give a status report of the repairs being made to this property.  Mr. Duncan stated that they are continuing to make repairs to the properties and both structures are secure.  He asked the Council to allow them more time to complete the repairs.  The Council instructed Mr. Duncan to appear at the September 6, 2005 City Council meeting in order to give another status report on the repairs.

 

            A condemnation hearing was then held on a structure located at 1229 Bourbon Street.  The Mayor appointed Mr. Leslie Clement as ad hoc attorney to represent the heirs of this property.  Mr. Clement informed the Council that he has attempted to locate the heirs of this property but he received no response to the advertisements he ran in the Daily Comet concerning this property.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to proceed with the demolition of the property located at 1229 Bourbon Street.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            A condemnation hearing was then held on a structure located at 1231 St. Charles Street.  Ms. Betty Sosa appeared before the Council stating that she pays the property taxes on the front property on behalf of her family, but she is not aware who owns the structure to the rear of the property that is in question.  The City Attorney stated that the City should table this item indefinitely in order for her to do more research on the owners of this property in order for the proper notification of the heirs concerned with this structure.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to table the condemnation hearing on the structure located at 1231 St. Charles Street indefinitely.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            A condemnation hearing was then held on a structure located at 906 Jefferson Street.  Ms. Juanita Duncan Walker appeared representing this property and stated that she does have insurance coverage to pay for the demolition of this structure, but the property is now involved in a community property settlement and nothing can be done until this is finalized.  She asked the Council to allow her more time before proceeding with the condemnation, and stated that the grass is being kept up and the structure is boarded up.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Mire the Council voted to allow Ms. Walker 120 days before proceeding further with the condemnation of the property located at 906 Jefferson Street.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

A public hearing was held on an ordinance to levy the ad valorem tax millages for the year 2005.  The Lafourche Parish Assessor’s Office has notified the City that it must now levy the millages for the year 2005.  The Mayor has recommended that the millage assessments for the year 2005 remain the same as those for the year 2004.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance to levy the ad valorem tax millages for the year 2005.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: Councilman D. Richard

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2250

 

                                                AN ORDINANCE TO LEVY AD VALOREM TAX

                                                MILLAGES FOR THE YEAR 2005

 

 

            BE IT ORDAINED, by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that the following millage(s) are hereby levied on the 2004 tax roll on all property subject to taxation by the City of Thibodaux:

 

            TAX DESCRIPTION                           MILLAGE

                 General Alimony                                                                5.49 mills        

            Special Improvements - Streets                                  3.00 mills

                Special Improvements - Fire Department                          2.00 mills        

           

 

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the proper administrative officials of the Parish of Lafourche, State of Louisiana, be and they are hereby empowered, authorized, and directed to spread said taxes, as hereinabove set forth, upon the assessment roll of said City for the year 2005 according to law, and that the taxes herein levied shall become a permanent lien and privilege on all property subject to taxation as herein set forth, and collection thereof shall be enforceable in the manner provided by law.

 

 

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

 

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

NAYS: Councilman D. Richard

ABSTAINED: None

ABSENT: None

 

            And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 7th day of June 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm. Jerome Richard, President

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance authorizing the execution of a lease agreement for the lease of office space for the City’s Federal Programs Office.

 

            The Federal Programs Director informed the Council Administrator that the City’s lease with Bayouland Properties has expired.  She has negotiated a renewal of the lease for a one (1) year period at the same rental charge of $375.00 per month.  The City will have the option of renewing the lease for two additional one-year terms.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a lease with Bayouland Properties for the lease of office space for the City’s Federal Programs Office.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2251      

 

 

                    AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO

                   EXECUTE A LEASE WITH BAYOULAND PROPERTIES

                  FOR THE LEASE OF OFFICE SPACE FOR THE CITY’S

                 FEDERAL PROGRAMS OFFICE 

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City has leased a office space from Bayouland Properties for the past two years for the City’s Federal Programs Office; and

 

     WHEREAS, the said lease will expire soon, and it is necessary to negotiate a new lease for the said property; and

 

     WHEREAS, the owners are agreeable to execute a new lease for the same terms and consideration as the existing lease; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed lease would again call for a term of one year at a monthly lease payment of $375.00.

 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to execute a lease agreement with the said firm for the lease of the aforesaid office space.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a lease with Bayouland Properties for the office space being utilized by the City’s Federal Programs Office.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the said lease 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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 7th day of June 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

_____________________________                   ____________________________
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Jerome Richard, President

 
   
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