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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, MAY 11, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.
 
The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in Public Hearing/Regular Meeting this 11th day of May, 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. 
 
Absent:  none
Prayer led by: Gigi Robertson
Pledge led by: Ben Klein
 
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Al Lemoine to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of April 27, 2021.   All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried
 
PUBLIC HEARING
Public Hearing for ORDINANACE 2021-1 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 began at 5:32.
 
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 5:33 p.m.
 
PUBLIC MEETING
        
Open Floor for Public Comment on Agenda Items
Mayor Leake opened the floor for public comments before commencing with new business.  No public comments submitted.
 
New Business:
 
1.     Adopt Ordinance 2021-2  
AN ORDINANCE 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 Andy D’Aquilla, seconded by Abby T. Cochran to adopt Ordinance 2021-2. 
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 2021-2 was declared adopted.
 
2.     Resolution 2021-8
A Resolution of the Board of Aldermen of the Town of St. Francisville, Parish of West Feliciana, State of Louisiana (the “Board of Aldermen”), requesting that the Town of St. Francisville Planning Commission and the St. Francisville Zoning Commission (herein collectively, the “Planning and Zoning Commission”) conduct a study and make recommendations regarding development standards for the type(s), size(s), and/or number of commercial and retail developments within the Town.
 
Motion to approve Ordinance 2021-8 with the amendment to change the verbiage “Limits” to Development Standards.  Motion seconded by Gigi Robertson.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
3.     PEC Report – Report provided by Bianca Hillhouse of Professional Engineering Consultants.
 
4.     Departmental Updates – Mayor Leake
a.     Mayor’s Comments – Mayor Leake
·       The Town of St. Francisville has been competing in the Cleanest City Contest and won in our district.  State judging will be May 26th and we urge residents to tidy up.
·       Townhall is serving coffee in our lobby.  Drop by a visit.
 
b.     Police Report- no report
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.
                        
5.     Adjournment
Motion made by Andrew D’Aquilla, seconded by James R. Leake to adjourn the meeting 5:33 p.m.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
 
/s/ Shannon Sturgeon                                                              /s/ Robert P. Leake                
Shannon Sturgeon, Clerk                                                        Robert P. Leake, Mayor