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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN, ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA, TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.
 
The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in Regular Meeting this 27th day of April 2021 at 11936 Ferdinand St., Town Hall, St. Francisville, LA. 
 
The public meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m. with the following members present: Mayor Robert P. Leake, Alderman Abby T. Cochran, Alderman Andrew D’Aquilla, Alderman James R. Leake and Alderman Al Lemoine and Alderman Gigi Robertson.
 
Absent:  none
Prayer led by:  Gigi Robertson
Pledge led by:  Scott Ford
 
Motion made by Al Lemoine, seconded by Andy D’Aquilla to approve the minutes from the Regular Meeting of  April 13, 2021.   All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried
 
Open Floor for Public Comment
Mayor Leake opened the floor for public comments before commencing with new business. 
 
Resident Dyvar Anderson inquired as to where the new sewer treatment plant would be located.  The Town is currently looking at property owned by Dan Fordice.  The new property will have to be located near the existing sewer treatment system.  Dyvar Anderson also asked for assistance for a large tree obstructing the entrance to Florida Street and low hanging power lines preventing Waste Management from picking up garbage.  Mayor Leake will contact Entergy to request the powerlines be raised and the town will clean obstructions in the right-of-way.
 
PEC Report –  Bianca Hillhouse of Professional Engineering Consultants (PEC).
 
WATER SYSTEM: Royal Street Water Main Replacement
·      Contractor scheduled for pipe delivery to the site on Monday (4/26). 
·      Ductile Iron piping is complete, bore across Prosperity Street is complete. 
·      Work at the Well Site location and Lower Prosperity Street scheduled to be completed by May 10th.  
 
WASTEWATER SYSTEM:Plant Relocation Project
·      Topographic and Boundary Survey, geotechnical investigations, and environmental analysis are underway. 
·      Detailed site plan and treatment unit design is underway. 
·      Topographic Survey due (5/14) and Resub Map for plant site due (5/30). 
·      Pond Testing and samples are scheduled for (04/28).
 
 DRAINAGE SYSTEM: Audubon Hills Subdivision
·      PEC is looking at some drainage issues on Audubon Hills Subdivision
 
Introduce Ordinance 2021-2
AN ORDINANACE TO ADOPT THE GENERAL ALIMONY MILLAGE RATE FOR ALL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION BY THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE IN WEST FELICIANA PARISH FOR TAX YEAR 2021
 
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Abby T. Cochran to introduce Ordinance 2021-2 to adopt the general alimony millage rate of 5.660 mills for tax year 2021.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
Departmental Updates – Mayor Robert P. Leake
 
Mayor’s Comments – Robert P. Leake
 
Police Report – Chief Scott Ford (no report)
 
Legal Update – Assistant Town Attorney Ben Klein
 
 
 
Permitting & Planning Updates – Written report by Building Official, Don Simmons.
 
Main Street Report – Main Street Manager, Laurie Walsh.
 
Council Concerns or Comments
 
Adjournment
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Gigi Robertson to adjourn the meeting at 5:54 p.m.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
 
/s/ Laurie Walsh                                                                      /s/ Robert P. Leake
Laurie Walsh, Main Street Manager                                        Robert P. Leake, Mayor