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MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING/MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE
MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN, ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA, TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013, 5:30 P. M.

The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in regular session this 12th day of March, 2013
at 11936 Ferdinand St., Town Hall, St. Francisville, LA.  The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p. m. with
the following members present:  Mayor William D’Aquilla, James R. Leake., Abby T. Cochran, James Davis,
and Town Attorney Jesse L. Means
 
Absent: Aldermen Robert P. Leake and Oscar Robertson, Jr
 
The Pledge was led by James Cullinane 
                    .
On motion by James Rucker Leake, and seconded by Abby T. Cochran, the minutes of February 26, 2013 were approved as presented.  All in favor, motion carried.
 

RESOLUTION 2013-4

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE

TO AUTHORIZE MAYOR D’AQUILLA TO SIGN ON THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE’S BEHALF

Now be it resolved that at the Town Council meeting on March 12, 2013, the Members of the St. Francisville Town Council authorized William “Billy” D’Aquilla, Mayor of St. Francisville, to act on behalf of the Town of St. Francisville in all matters related to State Capital Outlay appropriations made to the Town of St. Francisville, including the authority to sign all documents relative to the administration of such appropriations.

On motion by Abby T. Cochran and Seconded by James Davis to accept Resolution 2013-4

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

YEAS:  Abby T. Cochran                                      NAYS:  None
            James Davis
            James R. Leake

ABSENT:  Oscar Robertson, Jr.                    ABSTAIN:  None
                 Robert P. Leake
And this Resolution was legally adopted on this 12th day of March, 2013.
               
William H. D’Aquilla, Mayor:
TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE

ATTEST:

Melinda B. Foil, Town Clerk
 
The following resolution was offered by James Rucker Leake and seconded by Abby T. Cochran:

RESOLUTION 2013-5_

A resolution authorizing the issuance of Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2013, in an amount not to exceed Two Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($270,000), of the Town of St. Francisville, State of Louisiana, for the purpose of refunding the Town of St. Francisville, State of Louisiana Revenue Bond (Public Equipment), Series 2005; generally describing said bonds and the security therefore; applying to the State Bond Commission for approval of the issuance of the bonds; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

WHEREAS, on November 8, 2005, the Town of St. Francisville, State of Louisiana (the "Town") issued the Town of St. Francisville, State of Louisiana Revenue Bond (Public Equipment), Series 2005 (the “Series 2005 Bonds”), which Series 2005 Bonds were issued for the purpose of purchasing a fire truck and related equipment, and paying the costs of issuance of the Series 2005 Bonds; and

WHEREAS, the Town desires to refund the Series 2005 Bonds through the issuance of the Town’s Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2013, in an amount not to exceed Two Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($270,000) (the “Series 2013 Refunding Bonds”), and to pay the costs of issuance of the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Board of Alderman, acting as the governing authority (the “Governing Authority”) of the Town, proposes that the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds will be issued pursuant to the General Bond Ordinance adopted by the Governing Authority on July 27, 2010 (the “General Bond Ordinance”), as supplemented pursuant to a Second Supplemental Bond Ordinance to be adopted by the Governing Authority, and in the manner prescribed by and under the authority of Chapter 14-A of Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (the "Refunding Act"), and other constitutional and statutory authority; and

WHEREAS, the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds are to be payable solely from the avails or proceeds of the one percent (1%) sales and use tax (the “Tax”) levied and collected by the Town pursuant to Article VI, Section 29(A) of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority, and pursuant to an election held in the Town on May 16, 1981; and

WHEREAS, the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds are being issued and are secured by and payable from the proceeds of the Tax on a pari passu basis with the Town’s Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2010, in the original aggregate principal amount of $1,000,000, dated September 23, 2010 (the “Series 2010 Bonds”); and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and the Board of Alderman, that:

      SECTION 1.Authority to Issue Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds.  Pursuant to and in compliance with the provisions of the General Bond Ordinance and the Refunding Act, and other constitutional and statutory authority, this Governing Authority  does hereby authorize the issuance of not exceeding Two Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($270,000) of Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2013, of the Town, the proceeds of which will be used to provide sufficient funds to refund and decease the Series 2005 Bonds, and pay the costs of issuance of the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds. The Series 2013 Refunding Bonds shall be limited and special revenue bonds of the Town, and shall be secured by and payable in principal, interest and redemption premium, if any, solely from an irrevocable pledge and dedication of avails or proceeds of the one percent (1%) sales and use tax (the “Tax”) levied and collected by the Town pursuant to Article VI, Section 29(A) of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority, and pursuant to an election held in the Town on May 16, 1981.  The Series 2013 Refunding Bonds shall not be a charge on the other income and revenues of the Town as prohibited under the provisions of Article VI, Section 37 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, nor shall they constitute an indebtedness or pledge of the general credit of the Town.  The Series 2013 Refunding Bonds are being issued and are secured by and payable from the proceeds of the Tax on a pari passu basis with the Town’s Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2010, in the original aggregate principal amount of $1,000,000, dated September 23, 2010.
 
The Series 2013 Refunding Bonds shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding 2.00% per annum, maturing not later than November 1, 2020, sold at a price of 100% of the par amount thereof, and payable solely from and secured by an irrevocable pledge and dedication of the revenues of the Tax. 
Pursuant to the General Bond Ordinance, as supplemented, the Governing Authority will enter into such covenants with the future owner or owners of the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds as to the imposition and collection of the Tax and the disposition of the revenues of the Tax, and other pertinent matters as may be deemed proper by this Governing Authority to assure the marketability of the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds, consistent with the provisions of the Refunding Act and other applicable laws and regulations.  Such ordinances will also include remedies in case of default, provision for the issuance of parity bonds, and such additional covenants, agreements and provisions as are judged advisable or necessary by the Town for the security of the registered owners of the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds, including sinking funds and reserves for the payment of principal and interest on the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds, all as provided by the Refunding Act.

      SECTION 2.Sale of Series 2013 Refunding Bonds.  The Series 2013 Refunding Bonds will be sold at private sale, as provided for in the Refunding Act.

      SECTION 3. State Bond Commission.  Applica­tion is hereby formally made to the Louisiana State Bond Commission, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for approval of the issuance of the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds.  A certified copy of this resolution shall be submitted to the State Bond Commission, together with a request for prompt consideration and approval of this application.

      SECTION 4.Employment of Bond Counsel.  This Governing Authority finds that a real necessity exists for the employment of special counsel, and accordingly Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P., Bond Counsel of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is hereby employed to do and perform compre­hensive legal and coordinate professional work with respect to the issuance of the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness described herein.  Said special bond counsel shall prepare and submit to this Governing Authority for adoption all of the proceedings incidental to the authorization, issuance, sale and delivery of the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness described herein, shall counsel and advise this Governing Authority as to the issuance and sale of the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness described herein, and shall furnish their opinion covering the legality of the issuance thereof.  The fee of special bond counsel in connection with the issuance of the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness described herein, is hereby fixed at a sum which shall be in accordance with the Attorney General's fee schedule for revenue bonds based on the principal amount of the indebtedness actually issued, sold, delivered and paid for, plus "out-of-pocket" expenses; provided, however, that said fee shall be contingent upon the sale, issuance and delivery of the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds,  or other evidences of indebtedness described herein.  A certified copy of this resolution shall be submitted to the Attorney General of the State of Louisiana for his written approval of said employment and of the fees herein designated as required by law.

      SECTION 5.Legal, Valid and Binding Obligations.  The Series 2013 Bonds shall constitute legal, binding and valid obligations of the Town and shall be the only representation of the indebtedness herein authorized and created.

      SECTION 6.“Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligations.”  The Series 2013 Bonds are hereby designated “qualified tax-exempt obligations” pursuant to Section 265 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

      SECTION 7.Swap Policy.  By virtue of the Town’s application for, acceptance and utilization of the benefits of the Louisiana State Bond Commission’s approvals resolved and set forth therein, the Town resolves that it understands and agrees that such approvals are expressly conditioned upon, and it further resolves that it understands, agrees and binds itself, its successors and assigns to, full and continuing compliance with the “State Bond Commission Policy on Approval of Proposed Use of Swaps, or other forms of Derivative Products Hedges, Etc.,” adopted by the Louisiana State Bond Commission on July 20, 2006, as to the borrowing and other matters subject to the approvals, including subsequent application and approval under said Policy of the implementation or use of any swaps or other products or enhancements covered thereby.

      SECTION 8.Authorization of Officers.  The Mayor and Board of Alderman are hereby further authorized and directed on behalf of the Town, to do all things necessary, on the advice of said Financial Advisor and Bond Counsel to the Town, to effectuate and implement this resolution.

      SECTION 9.Effective Date.  This Resolution shall become effective immediately.

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

YEAS:  James Rucker Leake,                                                                         NAYS:  None
            Abby T. Cochran,
            James Davis

ABSENT:  Oscar Robertson Jr., Robert Leake                                                      ABSTAIN:  None
 
And this Resolution was legally adopted on this 12th day of March, 2013.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                William H. D’Aquilla, Mayor:
                                                                                                                                                TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE
ATTEST:
                                                                       
Melinda B. Foil, Town Clerk
 
PEC Update –
No update given
 
Mayor’s Report:
New Zoning Ordinance was published in the March 13, 2013 issue of the Democrat
Mayor D’Aquilla updated the Board on current bills due and stated the Town was curbing its spending.
 
Police Report:
Chief Scott Ford mentioned his officers would be helping with traffic during the Pilgrimage once again this year. The upcoming Bonnie and Clyde movie would also need the Police Departments help with traffic.
 
Main Street Report:
Laurie Walsh introduced the Board to James Cullinane. with the Bonnie and Clyde movie. Mr. Cullinane answered questions from the Mayor and Board on the upcoming filming. Movie has a November air date.
Mrs. Walsh continued to update the Mayor and Board on upcoming events: 
·       Two upcoming bike rides.
·       Cecil Graves- a second site visit to view the new Dodge/Jeep Dealership
·       Schedules of both the American Queen and the Queen of the Mississippi Riverboats
·       Repairs at Claire Mott and Magruder Hazlip  were noted in the Historical District
 
 
 
Motion by James Davis seconded by Abby T. Cochran, to adjourn the meeting at 6:29 p.m. Motion carried.
 

Melinda B. Foil, Town Clerk                                             William H. D’Aquilla, Mayor

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