Parent Category: Minutes
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, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 at 5:30 P.M.
The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in Public Regular Meeting this 10th day of September, 2019 at 11936 Ferdinand St., Town Hall, St. Francisville, LA. The meeting was called to order at 5:32 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 Ben Klein, 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 Jackie DeRobertis.
Motion made by Susie Tully, seconded by Gigi Robertson to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of August 27, 2019. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.
Open Floor for Public Comment
Mayor D’Aquilla opened the floor for public comments before commencing with new business.
Bradley Behrnes who is running for State Representative for District 62 introduced himself to the Mayor and Aldermen.
1. Professional Engineering Consultants Update – Bianca Hillhouse
2. Trick-or-Treat is Set for Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
3. Ordinance 1991-5
- Discuss Appointed Police Chief Ordinance to Clarify Questions from the Last Meeting.
Town attorneys were asked to research if the Board is required to approve hiring and firing of police department employees or are they required to approve or disapprove the Police Chief’s recommendation to hire or fire police department employees.
4. Confirm the Termination of Officer Ronnie Stevens.
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Gigi Robertson accept the recommendation of Chief Scott Ford to terminate Officer Ronnie Stevens. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.
5. Departmental Updates
a. Mayor’s Comments – Mayor D’Aquilla
*Budget update provided to aldermen for review.
b. Police Report – Chief Ford / no new update.
c. Permitting & Planning Updates – Written report by Building Official, Don Simmons
d. Main Street Report – Main Street Manager, Laurie Walsh
Motion made by Gigi Robertson, seconded by Abby T. Cochran to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 p.m. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.
/s/ Shannon Sturgeon /s/ William H. D’Aquilla
Shannon Sturgeon, Town Clerk William H. D’Aquilla, Mayor