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MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING & REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN, ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA, TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016 at 5:30 P. M.

The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in public hearing and regular session this 10th day of May, 2016 at 11936 Ferdinand St., Town Hall, St. Francisville, LA. The meeting was called to order at 5:36 p. m. with the following members present: Mayor William H. D’Aquilla, Alderman James Davis, Aldermen Robert P. Leake and Alderman Abby T. Cochran. Also present were Town Attorney Jesse Means and Main Street Manager Laurie Walsh, Police Chief Scott Ford, Clerk Shannon Sturgeon

Absent: Alderman Gigi Robertson, Aldermen James R. Leake

The pledge was led by Howard Arceneaux.

On motion by James Davis and seconded by Robert P. Leake, the minutes of April 24, 2016 were approved as submitted. All in favor, motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT:
None.

PUBLIC HEARING:

A Public Hearing on Ordinance 2016-3
A Public Hearing on Ordinance 2016-3 – “AN ORDINANCE BY THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE, LOUISIANA TO ASSESS A COLLECTION FEE ON DEBTS REFERRED TO COLLECTION AGENCY” was convened at 5:37 pm. The floor was open to public comment. There being no comments or objections to Ordinance 2016-3, the public hearing was adjourned and the regular meeting was opened at 5:38 pm.

REGULAR MEETING:

Adoption of Ordinance 2016-3
Motion made by Robert P. Leake, seconded by Abby T. Cochran, to adopt Ordinance 2016-3 “AN ORDINANCE BY THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE, LOUISIANA TO ASSESS A COLLECTION FEE ON DEBTS REFERRED TO COLLECTION AGENCY.”

Upon being submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

Yeas: James Davis, Robert P. Leake, and Abby T. Cochran
Nays: None
Absent: Gigi Robertson, James R. Leake
Abstaining: None.

And the Ordinance 2016-3 was adopted this 10th day of May 2016.

Update on the Architectural Landscape Project / Joey Furr –
Joey Furr provided an update on the project via email. PEC has sent him the surveying information so he can begin working on the drawings. We will begin receiving monthly updates in June.

Cracker Barrel / Request for Extension on Sign Compliance
Ryan Wooten requested an extension on the sign compliance because Cracker Barrel is now in the planning phase of building a new store.

After discussion, motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by James Davis to grant an extension to Cracker Barrel for sign compliance for 6 months. At six months, Mr. Wooten will update the Board of Alderman on the store’s progress so that Board can then determine if an additional time extension is required. All in favor, motion carried.


Planning and Zoning Recommendation – Live Oak Centre New Construction
Motion made by Robert P. Leake, seconded by James Davis to accept Planning and Zonings recommendation for approval of the site plan for Richard Lancaster’s new construction in the Live Oak Centre. Approval excludes the Signage that will have to be submitted for separate approval. All in favor, motion carried.

Resolution 2016-2
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Robert P. Leake to approve a Resolution to Support Preparation and Submittal of an Application for Funding through the Division of Administration Community Water Enrichment Fund.
Yeas: James Davis, Robert P. Leake, and Abby T. Cochran
Nays: None
Absent: Gigi Robertson, James R. Leake
Abstaining: None.

PEC Update
Engineer Bianca Hillhouse of PEC provided the following update to Mayor D’Aquilla.

• Burnette Road Bridge – no news on request for additional funding.
• New Water Well Replacement & Water System Improvements – Bid Opening for the #4 Water Well Replacement is schedule for May 17th.


Permitting & Planning Updates -Building Official, Eric Parnell
Current Projects:

• Issued permit for Greg Farris office.
• Working with Goodwin roofing to obtain proper reroofing documentation for partial roof replacement on the Fred’s building.
• Live Oak Retail Center Planning and Zoning review and approval complete.
• Final inspection performed on Heirloom Quilt.
• Issued partial permit to Bayou Self-Storage. Contractor has broken ground.

Mayor’s Report – Mayor D’Aquilla

• Reminded elected officials to file their financial disclosure statements with the Board of Ethics before May 15th.
• LMA Conference will be held July 28th – 30th in Alexandria.
• Caboose Update – Mayor provided photos of the caboose progress. The Caboose has been moved forward. Clean up work is being done and painting will start soon.



Police Report – Chief Scott Ford.
Motion made by James Davis, seconded by Robert P. Leake to accept Chief Ford’s recommendation to hire Clay Depew as a full time officer to replace full-time officer Amanda White who has taken another job and to re-instate part-time officer Elvin Davis. All in favor, motion carried.

Main Street Report – Laurie Walsh

• The new “We Love It Here” banners are up.
• A new boat (the America) is coming tomorrow and the Friends of Rosedown will be Hosting A Welcome Reception.
• There will be a car show August 20th during the day and Polo & Pearls will be that evening.
• Tourist Commission is submitting their annual funding request from the Parish budget and they have been told that the funding request will most probably be denied.

Motion by James R. Leake, seconded by Abby T. Cochran, to adjourn at 6:06 p.m. All in favor, motion carried.




Shannon Sturgeon, Clerk William H. D’Aquilla, Mayor

Minutes - Town Aldermen