• US 61 Gas Line Extension
o Contractors have now made it to the end of the existing 2” line.
o Deer Haven Lane servitudes have been completed.
o Will discuss with Maintenance Superintendent Wallace Neal and the contractor the recommendation to proceed with addition road bores to allow for future growth of the gas line system.
• Water Well #4 Replacement
o The contractor will begin pumping water in 3-5 days to clear the water so they can begin pulling samples for testing. The contractor estimates that they will begin pulling the samples for testing in approximately two weeks.
o The estimated completion date is March 24th with the new well to be pumping 1,000 gallons per minute.
• Burnett Bridge
o The re-design of the Burnett Bridge utilizing two 10’ x 10’ box culverts will be submitted to the Corp of Engineers for approval next week.
o We need to officially declare Burnett Road Bridge Replacement an Emergency.
• New Capital Outlay Request
o We will be submitting a request for the replacement of the water lines on Royal Street. The existing water mains are cast iron and are very old. Any time the system has to be flushed, rust and deposits from these lines spread throughout the system. The more the lines are flushed to clear the water, the more the rust flakes off into a continuous process. The scope of the work will encompass constructing new pipes in the historical area, abandoning the old line and reconnecting the services.
• Town Hall will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
• Mayor D’Aquilla shared a handout with the 2016 Tax Assessment showing how much the residents of the Town of St. Francisville will pay in ad valorem taxes.
o The taxable value for the Town of St. Francisville is $24,364,523.00.
o The Parish’s millage rate is 73.67 mills and town residents pay the Parish $1,794,934.41
o Town’s millage rate is 5.66 mills and town residents pay the Town $137,903.39
• Continued work on WFPH.
o Building almost fully enclosed.
• Live Oak Center in ongoing construction.
o Still waiting on several items requested by boards to fully move forward.
• Beckham house has gypsum board installed.
• Meeting with architect for St. Francisville A.M.C. (veterinarian hospital).
• Fence installed at Sydney Walker business on Ferdinand.
• CLG, Cultural District and Main Street certifications have all been re-approved.
• Historic District Commission approved the following:
o Matt Rodriquez’s door replacement
o Roberg’s replacement light fixtures.
• Architectural Design Review Board approved curb cut back request for Patrick’s Jewelry and Elliot’s Pharmacy parking lot at the Live Oak Centre from 18’ to 9’. Elliot’s permit will remain on hold until landscaping details have been submitted for review.
• Planning & Zoning has scheduled a Major Site Plan Review for February 9th to review plans for the new Burger King and St. Francisville A.M.C.
• Filming for Blaze will be at the Shade Tree tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. and the police department will be needed for traffic control.
• Laurie provided a copy of the 2017 Steamboat Schedule. There are four boats with a total of 91 dockings. There are some boats requesting to dock on the same date and some are requesting to remain docked overnight. We will need to reach out to Parish Government to see what plans are being made to provide docking facilities to accommodate the increased dock usage for steamboats as well as residents.