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Category: Board of Aldermen - Minutes
MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN, ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017 at 5:30 P. M.
The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in regular session this 14th day of November 2017 at 11936 Ferdinand St., Town Hall, St. Francisville, LA. The meeting was called to order at 5:33 p.m. with the following members present: Mayor William H. D’Aquilla, Aldermen James R. Leake, Alderman Abby T. Cochran and Alderman Susanne “Susie” Tully. Also present Town Attorney Jesse Means, Assistant Town Attorney Leslie Daniel, Main Street Manager Laurie Walsh, Police Chief Scott Ford and Town Clerk, Shannon Sturgeon.
Absent: Alderman Gigi Robertson and Alderman Joseph “Bryan” Kelley
The pledge was led by Alderman Susie Tully.
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Susie Tully to approve the minutes from the last regular meeting October 24, 2017. All in favor, motioned carried.
Open Regularly Scheduled Public Meeting.
Open Floor for Public Comment
Mayor D’Aquilla opened the floor for any public comments before commencing with the new business. No public comments were made.
1. PEC Report – Bianca Hillhouse of PEC
a) Burnette Road Bridge:
• Erosion control is complete.
b) New Water Well #4:
• The valve has been installed and tested.
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by James R. Leake to accept an extended warranty of one additional year for a total of two years warranty from Griner Drilling in lieu of liquidated damages on the Replacement Water Well #4 project. All in favor, motion carried.
c) New 2” Gas Line on Old Hwy 66:
• Superintendent Wally Neal has review and approved the drawings for installing a new 2” gas line on Old Hwy 66. The project is estimated to cost $47,362.50.
Motion made by Susie Tully, seconded by Abby T. Cochran to authorize PEC to prepare a bid package and to send out request for quotes for the New 2” Gas Line Project for Old Hwy 66. Quotes to be reviewed and approved by the Board at the next meeting.
*Alderman Gigi Robertson joined the meeting at 5:55 pm.
2. Presentation for Stalker Camera System for the Police Department
Mr. Bill Switzer of Applied Concepts, Inc., gave a presentation to the Mayor and Board of Alderman for a body and car video camera system for the police department. The Board of Alderman acknowledged the need for such a system however, due to the cost, this item must be bid out. Assistant Attorney, Leslie Daniel will prepare a bid request per the Board’s request.
3. Departmental Updates – Mayor D’Aquilla
a) Mayor’s Comments – presented by Mayor
b) Police Report – Scott Ford
c) Permitting & Planning Updates - written update provided by Building Official.
d) Discuss and/or Take Action on Architectural Design and Review Board Recommendations
e) Main Street Report – update provided to the Board by Laurie Walsh
*Alderman Bryan Kelley joined the meeting at 6:31 pm.
4. Approval of the 2018 Meeting Schedule
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by James R. Leake to approve the 2018 Board of Alderman meeting schedule as follows:
2018 MEETING DATES
January 9th & 23rd
March 13th & 27th
April 10th & 24th
May 8th & 22nd
June 12th & 26th
July 10th & 24th
August 14th & 28th
September 11th & 25th
October 9th & 23rd
November 13th & 27th
All in favor, motion carried.
5. Executive Session to Discuss Potential Litigation
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Susie Tully to go into executive session to discuss potential litigation. All in favor, motion carried. The room was cleared and the Board of Alderman entered into executive session at 6:34 pm.
The Board exited executive session at 7:14 p.m. and resumed the regular session.
6. Amend Agenda
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Susie Tully to amend the agenda to include Update Ordinance 2004-9. All in favor, motion carried.
7. Update Ordinance 2004-9
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Gigi Robertson to authorize Villavaso and Associates to review and make recommendations to update Ordinance 2004-9 - AN ORDINANCE CREATING AND ENACTING ARTICLE III, “ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS, “ OF CHAPTER FIVE (5), “BUILDINGS, CONSTRUCTION, AND RELATED MATTERS, “OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE, STATE OF LOUISIANA. All in favor, motion carried.
Motion made by Susie Tully to implement a 90 day moratorium on new commercial building permits. Motion died for lack of a second.
Motion made by Susie Tully, seconded by Abby T. Cochran to authorize Villavaso & Associates to review current land use, zoning, and building code ordinances for conflicts and propose recommended updates. All in favor, motion carried.
Motion by Bryan Kelly, seconded by Gigi Robertson to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m. All in favor, motion carried.
Shannon Sturgeon, Town Clerk William H. D’Aquilla, Mayor