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MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN, ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA, TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018 at 5:30 P.M.

The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in regular session this 27th day of March 2018 at 11936 Ferdinand St., Town Hall, St. Francisville, LA. The meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m. with the following members present: Mayor William H. D’Aquilla, Aldermen James R. Leake, Alderman Abby T. Cochran, Alderman Susanne “Susie” Tully and Alderman Joseph “Bryan” Kelley. Also present, Town Attorney Jesse Means, Assistant Town Attorney Leslie Daniel, Police Chief Scott Ford and Town Clerk, Shannon Sturgeon.

Absent: Alderman Gigi Robertson and Main Street Manager Laurie Walsh.

Prayer led by Jesse Means.

The pledge was led by Fiona Tully.

Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Susie Tully to approve the minutes from the last regular meeting March 13, 2018. All in favor, motioned carried.


PUBLIC MEETING

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.

Fiona Tully – WFHS Interact Club will be hosting an Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 31st at Parker Park from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. WFHS Students will also be hosting an art show.

Ruby Roberg – President of the WFHS Student Government will be hosting a Senior Voter Registration Event at the high school on April 20th. They are encouraging local government officials to come speak to the students regarding the importance of voting.

New Business:

1. PEC Report – information provided by Bianca Hillhouse of PEC by email.

SCADA System Installation
Update: Quote provided by Automation Service & Controls, Inc. adding (5) new waste-water telemetry RTU’s to our existing SCADA computer. These (5) units will monitor sewer-lift stations and send alarm alerts instantly to on-call personnel. Cost to add these additional units is $7,500.00 plus $125.00 monthly service contract fee per site.

New 2” Gas Line on Old Hwy 66
Update: Preparations in process. On-site work has not yet begun.

2. Amend Agenda
Motion made by Susie Tully, seconded by Gigi Robertson to amend the agenda to discuss and/or take action on quote for adding additional monitoring sites for (5) sewer lift stations to existing SCADA computer. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.

3. Approve Quote Submitted for Adding (5) Additional Monitoring Sites
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Bryan Kelley to approve price quote from Automation Services and Controls, Inc for $7,500.0 to add (5) additional monitoring sites for sewer-lift stations to existing SCADA computer system. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.

4. Resolution 2018-3 A Resolution of the Mayor and Board of Alderman of the Town of St. Francisville, Parish of West Feliciana, State of Louisiana, Fixing Monthly Gas Rate Formula for Hospital Service Districts Residing Within the Limits of the Town of St. Francisville.
Motion made by Gigi Robertson, seconded by Abby Cochran to approve Resolution 2018-3 A Resolution of the Mayor and Board of Alderman of the Town of St. Francisville, Parish of West Feliciana, State of Louisiana, Fixing Monthly Gas Rate Formula for Hospital Service Districts Residing Within the Limits of the Town of St. Francisville. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.

5. Introduce Ordinance 2018-1 An Ordinance Adopting Town of St. Francisville Historic District Guidelines.
Motion made by Gigi Robertson, seconded by Bryan Kelley to introduce Ordinance 2018-1 An Ordinance Adopting Town of St. Francisville Historic District Guidelines and to advertise for public hearing. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.

6. Departmental Updates
Mayor’s Comments – presented by Mayor
Police Report – Police Chief Scott Ford
Permitting & Planning Updates - written update provided by Building Official.
Main Street Report – no report given.

7. Amend Agenda
Motion made by Bryan Kelley, seconded by Gigi Roberts to amend the agenda to discuss and/or take action on The Walker Percy Weekend request for approval of beer permit and street closure and to discuss request to rename Parker Street to Russell Achord Drive. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.

8. Approve The Walker Percy Weekend / Crawfish Boil & Craft Beer Dinner Request
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by James R. Leake to grant permission to serve beer at The Walker Percy Weekend / Crawfish Boil & Craft Beer Dinner and to hold the event on Prosperity Street, June 2, 2018 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Also, to close Prosperity Street from 8:00 am to 12 a.m. for set up for and clean up after the event. For: James R. Leake, Abby T. Cochran, Susie Tully and Bryan Kelley. Abstained: Gigi Robertson. Motion carried.

9. Request To Rename Parker Street to Russell Achord Drive
After discussion, it was decided to invite the Boy Scouts to the next meeting so that they could be included in the conversation on how to best honor Mr. Achord. This item will move to the next agenda. No further action taken.

10. Executive Session
Agenda item not required and withdrawn from the agenda. No action taken.

11. Adjournment
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Gigi Robertson to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 p.m. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.





__________________________                                          ______________________
Shannon Sturgeon, Town Clerk                                            William H. D’Aquilla, Mayor

 

Minutes - Town Aldermen