MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN, ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019 at 5:30 P.M.

The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in Public Regular Meeting this 28th day of May 2019 at 11936 Ferdinand St., Town Hall, St. Francisville, LA. The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. with the following members present: Mayor William H. D’Aquilla, Alderman James R. Leake, Alderman Abby T. Cochran, Alderman Susie Tully and Alderman Bryan Kelley. Also present, Town Attorney Jesse Means, Assistant Town Attorney Ben Klein, Main Street Manager Laurie Walsh, Police Chief Scott Ford and Town Clerk Shannon Sturgeon.

Absent: Gigi Robertson.

Prayer led by Jesse Means.

Pledge led by Kevin Dreher.

Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by James R. Leake to approve the minutes from the last regular meeting of May 14, 2019. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.

New Business:

Open Floor for Public Comment

Mayor D’Aquilla opened the floor for public comments before commencing with new business.
Comments:

1. Discuss and/or Take Action on Impact Fee
The Impact Fee Draft submitted by Villavaso and Associates was discussed and the Board of Aldermen requested several clarifications and adjustments be made to the report. Once the report has been updated a final draft will be submitted for approval by resolution. Then the final draft will be used to calculate the actual impact fee amount.

2. Discuss and/or Take Action on Erosion Repairs at Market Hall
A preliminary report submitted by PEC Engineering regarding the erosion issues was taken under advisement. Two other items mentioned that require attention at Market Hall are the removal of a gutter and brick repairs. Mayor D’Aquilla will work on getting the repairs completed. No further action taken.

3. PEC Report – Bianca Hillhouse - Bianca Hillhouse of PEC was absent.

4. Declare 2007 Backhoe Surplus Property
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Susie Tully to declare the 2007 Backhoe Surplus Property and advertise for Sealed Bids. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.

5. Departmental Updates – Mayor D’Aquilla

a. Mayor’s Comments

b. Police Report - Police Chief Scott Ford submitted a recommendation to remove part-time police officer Matt Herrin from the roll due to schedule conflicts and add part-time police officer Ronnie Stevens.

Motion made by Bryan Kelley, seconded by Abby Cochran to accept Chief Ford’s recommendation to remove part-time officer Matt Herrin from the roll and add part-time police officer Ronnie Stevens. All in favor, none opposed. Motion passed. In the future, the Board of Alderman requested that new hires attend the board meeting.

c. Permitting & Planning Updates – written report provided by Don Simmons.

d. Main Street Report – Laurie Walsh.
 

6. Adjournment
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Bryan Kelley to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 p.m. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.




/s/Shannon Sturgeon, Town Clerk                                            /s/William H. D’Aquilla, Mayor