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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN, ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA, TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.
 
The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in Regular Meeting this 13th day of July 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, Alderman Al Lemoine and Alderman Gigi Robertson.
 
Absent:  none
Prayer led by:  Abby T. Cochran
Pledge led by:  Police Chief Scott Ford
 
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Andrew D’Aquilla to approve the minutes from the Regular Meeting of  June 27, 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 
·      The contractor is working on Royal Street proceeding East.  Payment Request #2 in the amount of $63,661.71 recommended for payment.       
 
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Al Lemoine to approve Pay Request #2 on Royal Street Water Main Improvements for Spinks Construction for $63,661.71.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion passed.
 
WASTEWATER SYSTEM:Plant Relocation Project
·      Cultural Resources Clearance Application
·      DEQ Permit Modification Application
·      Soil Boring Report
·      Topographic Survey – Received on 7/1/21
·      Resub Map for plant site – Expected this week
 
 DRAINAGE SYSTEM: Audubon Hills Subdivision
·      Commerce Street Drainage Improvements - Retainage Payment Request #3 in the amount of $8,199.00 recommended for payment.
 
Motion made by Al Lemoine, seconded by Gigi Robertson to approve the final payment (retainage) for the Commerce Street Drainage Project for $8,199.00 to Pointe Coupee Contractors, LLC.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion passed.
 
Update on Walking Paths from Hospital to Parker Park
Zephie Douglas, WFPH Director of Safety & Management and Lee Chastant, WFPH CEO gave an update to the board regarding Recreational Trails Program Grant opportunity being offered by the State.  The grant application has been submitted by the hospital and they are waiting on the grant awards to be announced.  The project’s anticipated cost came in at $307K with the Town’s portion of the 20% match being estimated at approximately $27K. 
 
Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire (for 20/21 Fiscal Year Audit)
Motion made by Andrew D’Aquilla, seconded by Abby T. Cochran to adopt the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for the 20/21 Fiscal Year as presented. All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.   
 
Departmental Updates – Mayor Robert P. Leake
Mayor’s Comments – Robert P. Leake
·      Budget provided for Board review.
Police Report – Chief Scott Ford
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 Andrew D’Aquilla to adjourn the meeting at 6:18 p.m.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
 
/s/ Shannon Sturgeon, Clerk                                                  /s/ Robert P. Leake, Mayor   
           
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