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MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING/REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN, ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.
 
The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in Public Hearing/Regular Meeting this 26th day of January, 2021 at 11936 Ferdinand St., Town Hall, St. Francisville, LA. 
 
The public meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. with the following members present: Mayor Robert “Bobee” Leake, Alderman Abby T. Cochran, Alderman Andrew D’Aquilla, Alderman James R. Leake,  Alderman Al Lemoine and Alderman Gigi Robertson.  Also present, Town Attorney Ben Klein, Main Street Manager Laurie Walsh, Clerk Shannon Sturgeon and Deputy Clerk Stacy Orr.
 
Absent:  Chief Scott Ford
Prayer led by: Gigi Robertson
Pledge led by: Al Lemoine
 
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Abby T. Cochran to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of January 12, 2021.   All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried
 
PUBLIC HEARING
Public Hearing for Ordinance 2021-1 an Ordinance directing the levy and collection of a one-half of one percent (1/2%) sales and use tax upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption and the storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the Town of St. Francisville, State of Louisiana for a period of fifteen (15) years, beginning April 1, 2021; and further providing for other matters in connection therewith.
 
The floor was opened for public comment on Ordinance 2021-1.  No comments were submitted.  The Public Hearing was closed and the Regular Meeting opened at 5:34 p.m.
 
PUBLIC MEETING
 
New Business:
 
1.     PEC Report – Report provided by Bianca Hillhouse of Professional Engineering Consultants.
 
2.     Adopt Ordinance 2021-1An Ordinance directing the levy and collection of a one-half of one percent (1/2%) sales and use tax upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption and the storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the Town of St. Francisville, State of Louisiana for a period of fifteen (15) years, beginning April 1, 2021; and further providing for other matters in connection therewith.
 
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by James R. Leake to adopt Ordinance 2021-1. 
The roll call vote was as follows:
 
YEAS:             Abby T. Cochran, Andrew D’Aquilla, James R. Leake, Al Lemoine, Gigi Robertson
NAYS:             none
ABSENT:         none
ABSTAIN:       none
 
Ordinance 2021-1 was declared adopted.
 
3.     Departmental Updates – Mayor Leake
a.     Mayor’s Comments – Mayor Leake
b.     Police Report- Chief Scott Ford absent
c.     Legal Update – Town Attorney Ben Klein
d.     Permitting & Planning Updates – Written report by Building Official, Don Simmons.
e.     Main Street Report – Main Street Manager, Laurie Walsh.
                        
4.     Adjournment
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Gigi Robertson to adjourn the meeting 5:49 p.m.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
 
/s/ Shannon Sturgeon___                                                             /s/ Robert Leake_________          
Shannon Sturgeon, Clerk                                                             Robert “Bobee” Leake, Mayor