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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN, ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA, TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.
 
The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in Regular Meeting this 25th day of May 2021 at 11936 Ferdinand St., Town Hall, St. Francisville, LA. 
 
The public meeting was called to order at 5:33 p.m. with the following members present: Mayor Robert P. Leake, Alderman Abby T. Cochran, Alderman James R. Leake, Alderman Al Lemoine and Alderman Gigi Robertson.
 
Absent:  Alderman Andrew D’Aquilla
Prayer led by:  Gigi Robertson
Pledge led by:  Al Lemoine
 
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Al Lemoine to approve the minutes from the Regular Meeting of  May11, 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.  No public comments submitted.
 
PEC Report –  Bianca Hillhouse of Professional Engineering Consultants (PEC).
 
WATER SYSTEM: Royal Street Water Main Replacement
·      Work at the Well Site location and Lower Prosperity Street began May 20, 2021.  
 
Motion made by Gigi Robertson, seconded by James R. Leake to approve payment request #1 from Spinks Construction for $74,258.60 on the Royal Street Water Main Improvement Project.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
Request for reimbursement will be submitted to LGAP.
 
WASTEWATER SYSTEM:Plant Relocation Project
·      Pond Testing and samples are scheduled for 05/26.
·      Cultural Resources Clearance Application Due 06/07.
·      Soil Boring Field Work Completed 05/17.
·      Topographic Survey commenced 05/19.
·      Resub Map for plant site due 06/01. 
 
 DRAINAGE SYSTEM: Audubon Hills Subdivision
·      Cypress Street & Pine Street
·      Magnolia Court
·      5732 Cypress Street (Lot 55 of Audubon Hills Subdivision) surveyed on July 13, 2018.
 
WFP Hospital Proposal for Walking Paths from Hospital to Parker Park
Zephie Douglas, WFP Director of Safety & Management and Lee Chastant, WFP CEO gave a presentation to the board regarding  Recreational Trails Program Grant opportunity being offered by the State.  The hospital is applying for a grant to install walking paths around the hospital and would like to submit a joint application with the Town of St. Francisville to extend the paths all the way to Parker Park. 
 
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Abby T. Cochran to authorize Mayor Leake to sign a Local Government Support Resolution stating that the Town of St. Francisville does hereby endorse and support the application being submitted to the FRTPL by The Hospital Service District of West Feliciana Parish.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
Introduce Ordinance 2021-3
ANORDINANCEOFTHEBOARDOFALDERMENOFTHETOWNOFST. FRANCISVILLE;TOAMEND AND EXTEND THE MORATORIUMONTHEISSUANCEOFANYPERMITSBYTHETOWNOFST. FRANCISVILLE FORTHE IMPROVEMENTORDEVELOPMENTOF (A) ANYLOTSWHICHAREPARTOFA MAJOR SUBDIVISION AND/OR RESUBDIVISIONOFLAND, AND (B) NEW MULTI-UNIT RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES INCORPORATING MORE THAN FOUR (4) INDIVIDUAL UNITS TOTAL, PER SITE.
 
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Abby T. Cochran to introduce Ordinance 2021-3.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.   Public Hearing will be advertised for June 8, 2021 at 5:30.
 
Introduce Ordinance 2021-4
An ORDINANCE Amending an Operating Budget of Revenues and Expenditures for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2020 and Ending June 30, 2021 and Adopting an Operating Budget of Revenues and Expenditures for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2021 and Ending June 30, 2022.
 
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Al Lemoine to introduce Ordinance 2021-4.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.  Public Hearing will be advertised for June 22, 2021 at 5:30.  Copies of the proposed budget are available for review at Town Hall.
 
Approve Insurance Deductible Payment of $19,389.17 to Intact Insurance (formerly OneBeacon Insurance Group)
Motion made by Gigi Robertson, Seconded by Abby T. Cochran to approve the insurance deductible payment of $19,389.17 to Intact Insurance.  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 Gigi Robertson, seconded by Abby T. Cochran to adjourn the meeting at 6:32 p.m.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
 
/s/ Shannon Sturgeon                                                              /s/ Robert P. Leake                
Shannon Sturgeon, Clerk                                                        Robert P. Leake, Mayor