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OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COU

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
NOVEMBER 15, 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, November 15, 2005 at 5:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

            Councilman Gene Richard was absent.

 

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

 

            The minutes of the November 1, 2005 Council meeting were approved as written.

           

            Councilmen Dee Richard and Chad Mire requested a resolution in memory of the late Warren J. Harang, Jr. for his service to the City of Thibodaux as Mayor for five (5) terms.  The resolution also dedicates the Thibodaux Civic Center to Mr. Harang by re-naming the building the Warren J. Harang, Jr. Municipal Auditorium.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution in memory of the late Warren J. Harang, Jr.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman G. Richard

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1156

 

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, Warren J. Harang, Jr. served the City of Thibodaux as Mayor for five (5) terms from 1966-1978, 1986-1990, and 1994-1998; and

 

            WHEREAS, in addition he remained active in the Thibodaux community until a recent illness and his untimely death earlier this month; and

 

            WHEREAS, under his leadership as Mayor many significant improvements were made and programs instituted which are still utilized by the citizens of Thibodaux today; and

 

            WHEREAS, he also served on various Civic Organizations throughout our area; and

 

            WHEREAS, he was not only a dedicated businessman and public servant, but he was also truly dedicated to his family and Christian faith.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled does hereby acknowledge the outstanding and unselfish contributions that Warren J. Harang, Jr. made to our community to make it a better and safer place to live.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in addition, the Thibodaux City Council does hereby dedicate the Thibodaux Civic Center in memory of Mr. Harang by re-naming the building the Warren J. Harang, Jr. Municipal Auditorium.

 

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

                        YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, Winston, J. Richard & Mire

                        NAYS: NONE

                        ABSTAIN: NONE

                        ABSENT: G. Richard

 

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this15th day of November 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.             Jerome Richard, President

 

            Mrs. Bernice Harang thanked the Council and Administration for their recognition of her husband and his accomplishments.

 

             The Project Engineer informed the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of Change Order No. 2 for the South Thibodaux Gas Rehabilitation Project.  The proposed change order is to adjust the final contract price as a result of approved additional work and reconciliation of all contract unit pricing and adjusted quantities.  The change order will increase the final contract price by $268,667.84 thereby making the final contract price $1,505,265.28.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving Change Order No. 2 for the South Thibodaux Gas Improvement Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1157

 

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #2 WITH VALENTINE & LEBLANC, INC. FOR THE SOUTH THIBODAUX GAS LINE RENOVATION 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 Valentine & LeBlanc, Inc. for the South Thibodaux Gas Line Renovation Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, due to the reconciliation of all contract quantities, the execution of a change order is required; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed change order increases the contract price in the amount of  $268,667.84 over the original contract bid for a final contract price of $1,505,265.28.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 2 with Valentine & LeBlanc, 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, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: Councilman G. Richard

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 15th day of November 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                     Jerome Richard, President   

 

            The Project Engineer informed the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of Change Order No. 1 for the Canal Boulevard Replacement Project.  The change order is needed in order to adjust the contract price as a result of an increase in limestone bedding for the project.  The change order will increase the contract price by $4,031.00.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving Change Order No. 1 for the Canal Boulevard Canal Sewer Line Replacement Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

           

RESOLUTION NO. 1158

 

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #1 WITH PATTESON CONSTRUCTION, L.L.C. FOR THE CANAL BOULEVARD SEWERLINE REPLACEMENT 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 Patteson Construction, L.L.C. for the Canal Boulevard Sewer Line Replacement Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, due to the need for additional limestone bedding, the execution of a change order is required; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed change order increases the contract price in the amount of  $4,031.00 over the original contract bid for an adjusted contract price of $164,451.00.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 1 with Patteson Construction, 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, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: Councilman G. Richard

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 15th day of November 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                    Jerome Richard, President    

 

            The City Council adopted the current Section 8 Administrative Plan in accordance with the provisions of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  This plan basically provides the plan and guidelines under which our Section 8 program is administered.  After a review of the new HUD funding it is apparent that an amendment was needed which determines the rental subsidies provided to the tenants participating in the program.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving the amended Section 8 Choice Voucher Administrative Plan.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1159

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Thibodaux, Louisiana approved the City’s Section 8 Program Administrative Plan; and

 

     WHEREAS, the City Office of Housing and Community Development has decided to update the said plan so as to include new regulations and other administrative procedures; and

 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Council to approve this Plan by means of the adoption of an appropriate resolution.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby approve the amended Section 8 Program Administrative Plan as required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

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

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: Councilman G. Richard

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 15th day of November 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                    /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.             Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Grants Director has informed the Council Administrator that the Federal Government has appropriated $500,000 for the planning and development of a Bayou Lafourche Regional Improvement Plan.  This plan would be a joint effort by governmental agencies located in the Bayou Lafourche Corridor to apply and receive grant funds for the purpose of devising a master plan for improvements to the Bayou Lafourche Region

 

            The agencies will meet quarterly to propose and prioritize potential projects.  Lafourche Parish will be the financial recipient and administrator for any grant funds received.  There is no financial obligation required by the City for participation in the program.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt a resolution ratifying the Mayor’s execution of a Memorandum of Understanding for a regional plan of recreational and eco-tourism improvements for the Bayou Lafourche Corridor.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, Winston, mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1160

 

            RESOLUTION APPROVING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

            BETWEEN LAFOURCHE PARISH COUNCIL, THE ASSUMPTION

            PARISH POLICE JURY, THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL, THE

            CITY OF DONALDSONVJLLE, THE VILLAGE OF NAPOLEONVILLE,

            THE CITY OF THIBODAUX, THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT AND THE

            TOWN OF GOLDEN MEADOW TO WORK TOGETHER TO PRODUCE

            A REGIONAL PLAN OF RECREATIONAL AND ECO-TOURISM

            IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE BAYOU LAFOURCHE CORRIDOR; AND

            RATIFYING THE MAYOR’S EXECUTION OF THE SAID AGREEMENT.

 

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, in light of the Federal Government appropriation of an initial $500,000 for the planning and development of the Bayou Lafourche Regional Improvement Plan, the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and Lafourche, and the municipalities of the City of Donaldsonville, the Village of Napoleonville, the City of Thibodaux, the Town of Golden Meadow and the Town of Lockport desire to jointly come together in an attempt to put forth a Regional effort to plan, design and implement a Master Plan for the improvement of Bayou Lafourche and its surrounding communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, the following signatories hereby agree to cooperate and collaborate jointly for the purpose of applying for, receiving and spending grant funds for the purpose of planning, designing, and constructing projects as a part of a Master Plan for the improvement of the Bayou Lafourche Region; and

 

            WHEREAS, the participating parishes and municipalities agree to meet at least quarterly at an agreed upon location for the purpose of discussing and prioritizing projects; and

 

            WHEREAS, it has been agreed upon that Lafourche Parish will be the financial recipient and administrator of any grant funding received through the joint effort of all parishes and municipalities. The funds will be dedicated and identified as the “Bayou Lafourche Region Improvement Project”; and

 

            WHEREAS, all funding received shall be disbursed in a fair arid equitable pro-rata basis to be determined by participating parishes and municipalities;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council convened in regular session   and does hereby approve a Memorandum of Understanding between Lafourche Parish Council, the Assumption Parish Police Jury, the Ascension Parish Council, the City of Donaldsonville, the Village of Napoleonville, the City of Thibodaux, the Town of Golden Meadow and the Town of Lockport to work together to produce a regional plan of recreational and eco-tourism improvements for the Bayou Lafourche Corridor and authorizes the Parish President to sign, execute and administer said contract(s).

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Assumption Parish Police Jury; Ascension Parish Council; City of Donaldsonville; Village of Napoleonville; City of Thibodaux; Town of Golden Meadow; Town of Lockport; Office of the Parish Administrator; Office of Recreation; and the Office of Economic Development.

 

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

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT: Councilman G. Richard

 

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 15th day of November 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.             Jerome Richard, President

 

            Councilman Dee Richard requested that the Council entertain a discussion on the construction of a parking facility located on Magnolia Street.  The residents of this street asked to address the City Council with their concerns over the drainage and traffic problems that may be caused by the construction of the facility.

 

            Councilman Dee Richard also presented a petition to the Council that he received from fourteen residents on that street stating their concerns over the facility.

 

            Mr. Roland Caillouet and Ms. Tammie Landry spoke on behalf of the residents and presented their concerns to the Council and Administration.  The City Attorney answered some of the legality questions that the residents had presented previously to the administration.

 

            Mr. E.J. Plaisance, the owner of the proposed parking facility, explained to the Council and Administration the fact that he has worked with an engineer for the design of the parking lot to insure that the drainage will be proper.

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance approving the Mosquito Abatement Program for the year 2006.

 

            The public works director has informed the Council Administrator that the Mayor wishes to execute a new Mosquito Abatement Contract.  The new contract will be for the year 2006 at an annual cost of $93,452.00.  Truck spraying will be conducted once per week during the months of March through October.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract with Mosquito Control, Inc.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2275

 

 

                                    AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR

                        TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH MOSQUITO                                                                           

                                    CONTROL, INC.

                         

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City has negotiated the terms for a new mosquito abatement contract; and

 

     WHEREAS, the Mayor is recommending that the City accept the proposal from Mosquito Control, Inc., in the amount of $93,452.00; 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 Mosquito Control, Inc. the services to be rendered as mentioned above.

 

     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, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAIN: None

     ABSENT: Councilman G. Richard

 

     And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 15th day of November 2005

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/ Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                     Jerome Richard, President   

 

            A public hearing was then scheduled on an ordinance to increase the Mayor’s salary from $65,000 per year to $73,000 per year.

 

            Councilman Gene Richard introduced this proposed ordinance, and asked that the Council table it indefinitely since he could not be present at tonight’s meeting.

 

            The Mayor stated that if the Council did not act on this ordinance by the December 6, 2005 Council meeting, that any approved increase to the Mayor’s salary would not be effective with the next Mayoral term.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to table this public hearing until the December 6, 2005 City Council meeting.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard the Council voted to add a resolution concerning the Lafourche Parish Recreation District.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt a resolution requesting that the City Attorney review the provisions of Ordinance No. 3961 as adopted by the Lafourche Parish Council with the Lafourche Parish District Attorney in order to determine if the ordinance should be rescinded by the Parish Council.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

            There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

__________________________                    ___________________________

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                     Jerome Richard, President   


 

 
     
 
OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COU

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
NOVEMBER 15, 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, November 15, 2005 at 5:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

            Councilman Gene Richard was absent.

 

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

 

            The minutes of the November 1, 2005 Council meeting were approved as written.

           

            Councilmen Dee Richard and Chad Mire requested a resolution in memory of the late Warren J. Harang, Jr. for his service to the City of Thibodaux as Mayor for five (5) terms.  The resolution also dedicates the Thibodaux Civic Center to Mr. Harang by re-naming the building the Warren J. Harang, Jr. Municipal Auditorium.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution in memory of the late Warren J. Harang, Jr.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman G. Richard

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1156

 

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, Warren J. Harang, Jr. served the City of Thibodaux as Mayor for five (5) terms from 1966-1978, 1986-1990, and 1994-1998; and

 

            WHEREAS, in addition he remained active in the Thibodaux community until a recent illness and his untimely death earlier this month; and

 

            WHEREAS, under his leadership as Mayor many significant improvements were made and programs instituted which are still utilized by the citizens of Thibodaux today; and

 

            WHEREAS, he also served on various Civic Organizations throughout our area; and

 

            WHEREAS, he was not only a dedicated businessman and public servant, but he was also truly dedicated to his family and Christian faith.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled does hereby acknowledge the outstanding and unselfish contributions that Warren J. Harang, Jr. made to our community to make it a better and safer place to live.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in addition, the Thibodaux City Council does hereby dedicate the Thibodaux Civic Center in memory of Mr. Harang by re-naming the building the Warren J. Harang, Jr. Municipal Auditorium.

 

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

                        YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, Winston, J. Richard & Mire

                        NAYS: NONE

                        ABSTAIN: NONE

                        ABSENT: G. Richard

 

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this15th day of November 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.             Jerome Richard, President

 

            Mrs. Bernice Harang thanked the Council and Administration for their recognition of her husband and his accomplishments.

 

             The Project Engineer informed the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of Change Order No. 2 for the South Thibodaux Gas Rehabilitation Project.  The proposed change order is to adjust the final contract price as a result of approved additional work and reconciliation of all contract unit pricing and adjusted quantities.  The change order will increase the final contract price by $268,667.84 thereby making the final contract price $1,505,265.28.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving Change Order No. 2 for the South Thibodaux Gas Improvement Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1157

 

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #2 WITH VALENTINE & LEBLANC, INC. FOR THE SOUTH THIBODAUX GAS LINE RENOVATION 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 Valentine & LeBlanc, Inc. for the South Thibodaux Gas Line Renovation Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, due to the reconciliation of all contract quantities, the execution of a change order is required; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed change order increases the contract price in the amount of  $268,667.84 over the original contract bid for a final contract price of $1,505,265.28.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 2 with Valentine & LeBlanc, 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, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: Councilman G. Richard

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 15th day of November 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                     Jerome Richard, President   

 

            The Project Engineer informed the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of Change Order No. 1 for the Canal Boulevard Replacement Project.  The change order is needed in order to adjust the contract price as a result of an increase in limestone bedding for the project.  The change order will increase the contract price by $4,031.00.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving Change Order No. 1 for the Canal Boulevard Canal Sewer Line Replacement Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

           

RESOLUTION NO. 1158

 

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #1 WITH PATTESON CONSTRUCTION, L.L.C. FOR THE CANAL BOULEVARD SEWERLINE REPLACEMENT 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 Patteson Construction, L.L.C. for the Canal Boulevard Sewer Line Replacement Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, due to the need for additional limestone bedding, the execution of a change order is required; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed change order increases the contract price in the amount of  $4,031.00 over the original contract bid for an adjusted contract price of $164,451.00.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 1 with Patteson Construction, 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, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: Councilman G. Richard

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 15th day of November 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                    Jerome Richard, President    

 

            The City Council adopted the current Section 8 Administrative Plan in accordance with the provisions of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  This plan basically provides the plan and guidelines under which our Section 8 program is administered.  After a review of the new HUD funding it is apparent that an amendment was needed which determines the rental subsidies provided to the tenants participating in the program.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving the amended Section 8 Choice Voucher Administrative Plan.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1159

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Thibodaux, Louisiana approved the City’s Section 8 Program Administrative Plan; and

 

     WHEREAS, the City Office of Housing and Community Development has decided to update the said plan so as to include new regulations and other administrative procedures; and

 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Council to approve this Plan by means of the adoption of an appropriate resolution.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby approve the amended Section 8 Program Administrative Plan as required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

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

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: Councilman G. Richard

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 15th day of November 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                    /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.             Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Grants Director has informed the Council Administrator that the Federal Government has appropriated $500,000 for the planning and development of a Bayou Lafourche Regional Improvement Plan.  This plan would be a joint effort by governmental agencies located in the Bayou Lafourche Corridor to apply and receive grant funds for the purpose of devising a master plan for improvements to the Bayou Lafourche Region

 

            The agencies will meet quarterly to propose and prioritize potential projects.  Lafourche Parish will be the financial recipient and administrator for any grant funds received.  There is no financial obligation required by the City for participation in the program.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt a resolution ratifying the Mayor’s execution of a Memorandum of Understanding for a regional plan of recreational and eco-tourism improvements for the Bayou Lafourche Corridor.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, Winston, mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1160

 

            RESOLUTION APPROVING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

            BETWEEN LAFOURCHE PARISH COUNCIL, THE ASSUMPTION

            PARISH POLICE JURY, THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL, THE

            CITY OF DONALDSONVJLLE, THE VILLAGE OF NAPOLEONVILLE,

            THE CITY OF THIBODAUX, THE TOWN OF LOCKPORT AND THE

            TOWN OF GOLDEN MEADOW TO WORK TOGETHER TO PRODUCE

            A REGIONAL PLAN OF RECREATIONAL AND ECO-TOURISM

            IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE BAYOU LAFOURCHE CORRIDOR; AND

            RATIFYING THE MAYOR’S EXECUTION OF THE SAID AGREEMENT.

 

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, in light of the Federal Government appropriation of an initial $500,000 for the planning and development of the Bayou Lafourche Regional Improvement Plan, the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and Lafourche, and the municipalities of the City of Donaldsonville, the Village of Napoleonville, the City of Thibodaux, the Town of Golden Meadow and the Town of Lockport desire to jointly come together in an attempt to put forth a Regional effort to plan, design and implement a Master Plan for the improvement of Bayou Lafourche and its surrounding communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, the following signatories hereby agree to cooperate and collaborate jointly for the purpose of applying for, receiving and spending grant funds for the purpose of planning, designing, and constructing projects as a part of a Master Plan for the improvement of the Bayou Lafourche Region; and

 

            WHEREAS, the participating parishes and municipalities agree to meet at least quarterly at an agreed upon location for the purpose of discussing and prioritizing projects; and

 

            WHEREAS, it has been agreed upon that Lafourche Parish will be the financial recipient and administrator of any grant funding received through the joint effort of all parishes and municipalities. The funds will be dedicated and identified as the “Bayou Lafourche Region Improvement Project”; and

 

            WHEREAS, all funding received shall be disbursed in a fair arid equitable pro-rata basis to be determined by participating parishes and municipalities;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council convened in regular session   and does hereby approve a Memorandum of Understanding between Lafourche Parish Council, the Assumption Parish Police Jury, the Ascension Parish Council, the City of Donaldsonville, the Village of Napoleonville, the City of Thibodaux, the Town of Golden Meadow and the Town of Lockport to work together to produce a regional plan of recreational and eco-tourism improvements for the Bayou Lafourche Corridor and authorizes the Parish President to sign, execute and administer said contract(s).

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Assumption Parish Police Jury; Ascension Parish Council; City of Donaldsonville; Village of Napoleonville; City of Thibodaux; Town of Golden Meadow; Town of Lockport; Office of the Parish Administrator; Office of Recreation; and the Office of Economic Development.

 

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

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT: Councilman G. Richard

 

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 15th day of November 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.             Jerome Richard, President

 

            Councilman Dee Richard requested that the Council entertain a discussion on the construction of a parking facility located on Magnolia Street.  The residents of this street asked to address the City Council with their concerns over the drainage and traffic problems that may be caused by the construction of the facility.

 

            Councilman Dee Richard also presented a petition to the Council that he received from fourteen residents on that street stating their concerns over the facility.

 

            Mr. Roland Caillouet and Ms. Tammie Landry spoke on behalf of the residents and presented their concerns to the Council and Administration.  The City Attorney answered some of the legality questions that the residents had presented previously to the administration.

 

            Mr. E.J. Plaisance, the owner of the proposed parking facility, explained to the Council and Administration the fact that he has worked with an engineer for the design of the parking lot to insure that the drainage will be proper.

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance approving the Mosquito Abatement Program for the year 2006.

 

            The public works director has informed the Council Administrator that the Mayor wishes to execute a new Mosquito Abatement Contract.  The new contract will be for the year 2006 at an annual cost of $93,452.00.  Truck spraying will be conducted once per week during the months of March through October.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract with Mosquito Control, Inc.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2275

 

 

                                    AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR

                        TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH MOSQUITO                                                                           

                                    CONTROL, INC.

                         

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City has negotiated the terms for a new mosquito abatement contract; and

 

     WHEREAS, the Mayor is recommending that the City accept the proposal from Mosquito Control, Inc., in the amount of $93,452.00; 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 Mosquito Control, Inc. the services to be rendered as mentioned above.

 

     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, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAIN: None

     ABSENT: Councilman G. Richard

 

     And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 15th day of November 2005

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/ Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                     Jerome Richard, President   

 

            A public hearing was then scheduled on an ordinance to increase the Mayor’s salary from $65,000 per year to $73,000 per year.

 

            Councilman Gene Richard introduced this proposed ordinance, and asked that the Council table it indefinitely since he could not be present at tonight’s meeting.

 

            The Mayor stated that if the Council did not act on this ordinance by the December 6, 2005 Council meeting, that any approved increase to the Mayor’s salary would not be effective with the next Mayoral term.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to table this public hearing until the December 6, 2005 City Council meeting.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard the Council voted to add a resolution concerning the Lafourche Parish Recreation District.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt a resolution requesting that the City Attorney review the provisions of Ordinance No. 3961 as adopted by the Lafourche Parish Council with the Lafourche Parish District Attorney in order to determine if the ordinance should be rescinded by the Parish Council.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Gene Richard

 

            There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

__________________________                    ___________________________

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                     Jerome Richard, President   


 

   
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