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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, JANUARY 22, 2019 at 5:30 P.M.
The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in regular session this 22nd day of January 2019 at 11936 Ferdinand St., Town Hall, St. Francisville, LA. The meeting was called to order at 5:34 p.m. with the following members present: Mayor William H. D’Aquilla, Alderman James R. Leake, Alderman Abby T. Cochran, Alderman Gigi Robertson and Alderman Susie Tully. Also present, Town Attorney Jesse Means, Assistant Town Attorney Leslie Daniel, Police Chief Scott Ford, Main Street Manager Laurie Walsh and Town Clerk Shannon Sturgeon.
Absent: Alderman Bryan Kelley
Prayer led by Gigi Robertson.
Pledge led by Abby T. Cochran.
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Susie Tully to approve the minutes from the last regular meeting January 8, 2019. All in favor, none opposed. Motioned carried.
Item #1 PEC Report
– Bianca Hillhouse of Professional Engineering Corporation (PEC) provided the following project update to the Mayor and Board of Alderman.
Drainage Washout on Audubon Hills:
• Capital Outlay Funding Application has been submitted for $345,000.00
Cast Iron Water Main Replacement:
• Capital Outlay Funding Application has been submitted for $540,000.00
• LGAP Grant Funding has been received in the amount of $35,000.
• Still waiting to hear back on the CWEF Grant application award.
Development on Burnett Road (Connecting to US 61 and Commerce St):
• Started looking at required sewer improvements.
DHH Letter Received:
• PEC is helping answer items noted on the water system. Improvements may need to be made to the housing of the Chlorination Systems.
Sewer WWTP Permit:
• DEQ Issued Draft Permit for review.
Item #2 Audit Report for 17/18 FY – Postlethwaite & Netterville
Mr. Mike LeBlanc of Postlethwaite and Netterville presented the 2017/2018 audit report. He gave a summary of the detailed reports to the Board of Aldermen and answered their questions. Mr. LeBlanc stated that the Town of St. Francisville is in good financial shape.
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Gigi Robertson to accept the 2017/2018 audit report as presented and to retain Postletwaite & Netterville as auditor for Fiscal Year 2018/2019. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.
Item #3 Magnolia Café Appeal Historic District Commissions Denial of Sign Permit
Motion made by Susie Tully, seconded by James R. Leake to table this item until the February 12, 2019 board meeting as requested by Skye Willis on behalf of Magnolia Café. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.
Item #4 Approve Purchase of New Vehicle
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Gigi Robertson to approve the purchase of a 2018 Ford F150 from Bennett Ford for $27,000.00 to be financed through Ford Municipal Finance Company. All in favor, none opposed. Motion Carried.
Item #5 Approve Legal Review Proposal From Municode
Motion made by Susie Tully, seconded by James R. Leake to approve a proposal from Municipal Code Corporation (Municode) for a legal review of the Town of St. Francisville’s Code of Ordinances for a price of $4,800.00. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.
Item #6 Approve Reappointments to Communications District Board for Scott Ford and Jesse L. Means, Jr.
Motion made by Gigi Robertson, seconded by Susie Tully to reappoint Scott Ford and Jesse L. Means Jr. to serve on the West Feliciana Communications District Board. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.
Item #7 Resolution 2019-1 – LCDA Appointment
A RESOLUTION INDICATING THE INTENTION OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TO APPROVE THE TWO (2) YEAR APPOINTMENT OF BILLY D’AQUILLA AS A DIRECTOR OF THE BOARD OF THE LOUISIANA LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (THE “AUTHORITY”) AS PROVIDED BY CHAPTER 10-D OF TITLE 33 OF THE LOUISIANA REVISED STATUTES OF 1950, AS AMENDED.
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Gigi Robertson to adopt Resolution 2019-1 approving the two (2) year appointment of Billy D’Aquilla as a director of the Board of the Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development Authority (LDCA). All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.
Item #7 Departmental Updates
Mayor’s Comments – Mayor D’Aquilla
Police Report – Chief Scott Ford
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Abby T. Cochran to accept Chief Scott Ford’s recommendation to hire Ryan Ivey as full-time police officer. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.
Permitting & Planning Updates – A written report was provided by Building Official Don Simmons.
Main Street Report – Laurie Walsh.
Motion made by Gigi Robertson, seconded by Abby T. Cochran to adjourn the meeting at 6:43 p.m. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.
Shannon Sturgeon, Town Clerk William H. D’Aquilla, Mayor