St. Mary Parish council minutes (pdf available)

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE
COUNCIL OF THE PARISH OF
ST. MARY, STATE OF LOUISIANA

MAY 14, 2014
FRANKLIN, LOUISIANA

The St. Mary Parish Council met on this date in Regular Session with Chairman Steve Bierhorst presiding and the following members present: Charles Middleton, David Hanagriff, Glen Hidalgo, Logan Fromenthal, Tim Tregle, Sterling Fryou, Albert Foulcard and Kevin Voisin. Absent were Lionel Metz and Ken Singleton.

Mr. Fryou pronounced the Invocation and Dr. Tregle led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mr. Fromenthal moved that the reading of the minutes of the Second Regular Meeting, April 23, 2014 be dispensed with and that the same be approved. Mr. Fryou seconded the motion, which carried.

Len Klutts, 10240 Hwy. 182, Franklin (Garden City) appeared before the Parish Council to express his opposition to Preliminary & Final Development Approval of the following:

Name: New 90, LLC
Address:

Parcel Id# 2354524018.00; Sec 11 T15S R10E; 58.46 Ac Tract por of Rem 529.72 Ac Tract situated in Sec 11 T15S R10E BD Williams in and Sterling Sugars Inc. -Sutter-Et Al-Teche-Sutter Et Al Acq 184 303579.

Zoned: High Density Residential Zoned District (HR)

PURPOSE: subdivision; as shown on plat titled “Plan of Land Showing Property of New 90 LLC being Tract “ABCDEFGA” situated in Section 11, T15S-R10E St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Southwestern Land District” as prepared by Miller Engineers, dated 9-28-2009; Project No. 13022

Mr. Klutts informed the Council that his neighbors along Hwy. 182 in the vicinity of 120 Hwy. 3215, Franklin, La. (Garden City) are also opposed to the development of an apartment complex in the area.

Mr. Klutts alluded to the influx of traffic and other incidentals that would be detrimental to the community should the approval of a subdivision of apartment complex be allowed on the property.

Mr. Klutts also mentioned that should an apartment complex be allowed, a possible increase in taxes would be generated; i.e., police protection, water and sewer utilities.

Randy Nixie, 10071 Hwy. 182, Franklin (Garden City) appeared before the Parish Council to express his opposition to the approval of a subdivision or an apartment complex at the intersection of the Garden City exit and Hwy. 182.

Mr. Nixie expressed his sentiments regarding the historic appeal of the scenic byway and entrance into Franklin.

Mr. Nixie also expressed concern that a subdivision or an apartment complex would possibly decrease the value of their homes.

Mr. Nixie stated that there is no public infrastructure to support apartment living at the location.

In regard to the legal aspects, Mr. Fromenthal questioned whether the Parish Council can deny the subdivision of property if everything is in order.

Mr. Duplantis, Legal Advisor stated that at the present time the property located at 120 Hwy. 3215, Franklin, is zoned High Density Residential Zoned District. (The Council changed the designation from Agriculture Zone to High Density Residential Zoned District approximately five (5) year ago.)

Mr. Duplantis further explained that whoever purchases the property has the legal right to erect a structure considered High Density.

Mr. Duplantis also stated that a process has to be adhered to determine whether a particular development is appropriate for that purpose via the Planning and Zoning Board.

In response to an inquiry by Mr. Nixie regarding notification of meetings, Mr. LaGrange explained that if a developer is proposing to place a development on a particular parcel of property, the Parish’s ordinance requires that the developer present the proposals to make application to the Planning and Zoning Commission. (One of the requirements is to mail out a certified letter to propertys owner within 200 feet of the proposed site.)

Mr. Naquin, Parish President reported on the Hurricane Preparedness Meeting that he attended on this date. (Messrs. Duval Arthur, OHSEP, Messrs. Bierhorst, Hidalgo, Congressman Charles Boustany, representatives of the Coast Guard, the Corps of Engineers, Lake Charles Weather Service, GOSEPH and NOAA were in attendance.)

Mr. Naquin stated that discussion was held regarding the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA Bill.)

Mr. Naquin stated that the last time that Congress passed WRDA legislation was 2007. (The Bill is presently awaiting a vote by the House and Senate Committee as early as next week.)

Mr. Naquin stated that the WRDA Bill would provide funding for dredging the Atchafalaya River.

Mr. Naquin informed that a Senior Citizens’ luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Recreation Center in Franklin.

Mr. Bierhorst informed that he spoke with Congressman Boustany regarding the congestion of traffic in the Patterson and Bayou Vista area along U. S. Hwy. 90.

Mr. Bierhorst expressed his sentiments regarding the State/Federal people to expediently remedy the
congestion problem via the elevation of certain portions of U. S. Hwy. 90.

Henry “Bo” LaGrange, Chief Administrative Officer presented his report for a three (3) week period
ending May 14, 2014. (All items in Mr. LaGrange’s report are informational.)

Tammy Luke appeared before the Parish Council to present the following items as recommended by the Planning & Zoning Commission at their April 21, 2014 Regular Meeting:

a. Preliminary & Final Development Approval –

Name: New 90, LLC
Address: 120 Hwy. 3215, Franklin, La.

Parcel Id# 2354524018.00; Sec 11 T15S R10E; 58.46 Ac Tract por of Rem 529.72 Ac Tract situated in Sec 11 T15S R10E BD Williams in and Sterling Sugars Inc.-Sutter-Et Al-Teche-Sutter Et Al Acq 184 303579.

Zoned: High Density Residential Zoned District (HR)

PURPOSE: subdivision; as shown on plat titled “Plan of Land Showing Property of New 90 LLC being Tract “ABCDEFGA” situated in Section 11, T15S-R10E St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Southwestern Land District” as prepared by Miller Engineers, dated 9-28-2009; Project No. 13022

b. Preliminary & Final Development Approval -

Name: Sam Siracusa Estate, LLC
Address: 8905 Hwy. 182, Siracusa, La.

Parcel Id# 3374301153.00; Sec. 8 T16S R13E; Lot por BD Ditch-Stansbury-Boeuf-Carr lying between RR and Hwy. 182 East of Progress Ln. Acq. 22Q 183253 improvements

Zoned: Heavy Industrial Zoned District (HI)

PURPOSE: subdivision; as shown on plat titled “Plan of Land Showing Property of Sam Siracusa, Estate to be acquired by Central Boat Rentals being Tract “ABCDA” situated in Section 8, T16S-R12E St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Southwestern Land District” as prepared by Miller Engineers, dated 4-11-14; Project No. 13732

Mr. Hidalgo moved that Preliminary & Final Development Approval be granted for:

Name: New 90, LLC
Address: 120 Hwy. 3215, Franklin, La.

Parcel Id# 2354524018.00; Sec 11 T15S R10E; 58.46 Ac Tract por of Rem 529.72 Ac Tract situated in Sec 11 T15S R10E BD Williams in and Sterling Sugars Inc.-Sutter-Et Al-Teche-Sutter Et Al Acq 184 303579.

Zoned: High Density Residential Zoned District (HR)

PURPOSE: subdivision; as shown on plat titled “Plan of Land Showing Property of New 90 LLC being Tract “ABCDEFGA” situated in Section 11, T15S-R10E St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Southwestern Land District” as prepared by Miller Engineers, dated 9-28-2009;
Project No. 13022

Mr. Fromenthal seconded the motion which carried by the following 8-1-0-2 Roll Call vote:

YEAS: Messrs. Middleton, Hanagriff, Hidalgo, Fromenthal, Dr. Tregle, Messrs. Fryou, Foulcard and Bierhorst

NAYS: Mr. Voisin

ABSTAIN: None

ABSENT: Messrs. Metz and Singleton

Mr. Voisin moved that Preliminary & Final Development Approval be granted for:

Name: Sam Siracusa Estate, LLC
Address: 8905 Hwy. 182, Siracusa, La.

Parcel Id# 3374301153.00; Sec. 8 T16S R13E; Lot por BD Ditch-Stansbury-Boeuf-Carr lying between RR and Hwy. 182 East of Progress Ln. Acq. 22Q 183253 improvements

Zoned: Heavy Industrial Zoned District (HI)

PURPOSE: subdivision; as shown on plat titled “Plan of Land Showing Property of Sam
Siracusa, Estate to be acquired by Central Boat Rentals being Tract “ABCDA” situated in
Section 8, T16S-R12E St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Southwestern Land District” as prepared by
Miller Engineers, dated 4-11-14; Project No. 13732 Mr. Hidalgo seconded the motion, which carried.

Mr. Voisin moved that the Public Hearing Report – April 23, 2014 be approved. Dr. Tregle seconded the motion, which carried.

Mr. Foulcard reported on the St. Joseph Community meeting that he and Mr. Middleton attended on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

In response to inquiry by Dr. Tregle regarding a resolution authorizing the Parish President to execute a contract with Glenn Lege Construction, Inc. relative to patch and overlay of Iberia Street, Mr. LaGrange stated that the City of Franklin will contract with the lowest bidder for the City’s portion of the patch and overlay and the Parish is contracting with the lowest bidder for the Parish’s portion of the patch and overlay of Iberia Street.

In response to an inquiry by Mr. Fryou regarding a resolution authorizing the Parish President to execute a Maintenance Agreement including Mowing and Litter Pickup with the State of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Office of Engineering for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, Mr. LaGrange explained that the Maintenance Agreement is for the unincorporated areas of U. S. Hwy. 90 only. (The Agreement does not include Hwy. 182 for Mowing and Litter Pickup.)

Mr. Voisin moved that the following resolutions be adopted. Mr. Fromenthal seconded the motion, which carried by the following 9-0-0-2 Roll Call vote:

YEAS: Messrs. Middleton, Hanagriff, Hidalgo, Fromenthal, Dr. Tregle, Messrs. Fryou, Foulcard,
Voisin and Bierhorst

NAYS: None

ABSTAIN: None

ABSENT: Messrs. Singleton and Metz

RESOLUTION

A resolution authorizing Paul P. Naquin, Jr., the President of
St. Mary Parish to execute a contract with Sealevel Construction,
Inc. relative to Yellow Bayou and Hanson Canal Floodgates and
Levee Improvements Project under the LRA Disaster Recovery
CDBG Program.

BE IT RESOLVED, that Paul P. Naquin, Jr., President of the Parish of St. Mary,be and he is hereby authorized and directed, for and on behalf of the Parish Council, to execute a contract with Sealevel Construction, Inc., P. O. Box 655, Thibodaux, Louisiana 70302, relative to Yellow Bayou and Hanson Canal Floodgates and Levee Improvements Project under the LRA Disaster Recovery CDBG Program, with said contract to contain such terms, conditions and stipulations as he may best fit, he being fully authorized in the premises.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the St. Mary Parish Council in regular session convened on this the 14th day of May 2014.

APPROVED:

___________________________________
STEVE BIERHORST, CHAIRMAN
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

ATTEST:

__________________________________
LISA C. MORGAN, CLERK
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

RESOLUTION

A resolution providing for the approval and authorization for
Change Order No. 1 for Yellow Bayou and Hanson Canal
Floodgates and Levee Improvements Project under the LRA
Disaster Recovery CDBG Program.

WHEREAS, a certain contract has been entered into between the St. Mary Parish Council and Sealevel Construction, Inc., P. O. Box 655, Thibodaux, Louisiana 70302, relative to Yellow Bayou and Hanson Canal Floodgates and Levee Improvements Project under the LRA Disaster Recovery CDBG Program, and

WHEREAS, the items as shown on Change Order No. 1 will result in a decrease of $317,694.00 in the contract price.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the St. Mary Parish Council
does hereby approve the issuance of Change Order No. 1 covering a decrease of $317,694.00 in the contract for Yellow Bayou and Hanson Canal Floodgates and Levee Improvements Project under the LRA Disaster Recovery CDBG Program.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the President of St. Mary Parish, Paul P. Naquin, Jr., be and he is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 1 on behalf of the St. Mary Parish Council.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the St. Mary Parish Council in regular session convened on this the 14th day of May 2014.

APPROVED:

__________________________________
STEVE BIERHORST, CHAIRMAN
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

ATTEST:

_________________________________
LISA C. MORGAN, CLERK
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

RESOLUTION

BE IT RESOLVED, that the St. Mary Parish Council does hereby adopt and approve the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for St. Mary Parish Sales & Use Tax Department as completed for year ending December 31, 2013.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the St. Mary Parish Council in regular session convened on this the 14th day of May 2014.

APPROVED:

__________________________________
STEVE BIERHORST, CHAIRMAN
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

ATTEST:

_____________________________________
LISA C. MORGAN, CLERK
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

RESOLUTION

A resolution authorizing Paul P. Naquin, Jr., the President to execute
Maintenance Agreements with the Department of Transportation and
Development Office of Engineering relative to Mowing and Litter
Pickup for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED, that Paul P. Naquin, Jr., President of the Parish of St. Mary, be and he is hereby authorized and directed, for and on behalf of the Parish Council, to execute Maintenance Agreements by and between the Department of Transportation and Development Office of Engineering, with said Maintenance Agreements to contain such terms, conditions and stipulations as he may best see fit, he being fully authorized in the premises.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the St. Mary Parish Council in regular session convened on this 14th day of May 2014.

APPROVED:

_____________________________________ STEVE BIERHORST, CHAIRMAN
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

ATTEST:

______________________________________
LISA C. MORGAN, CLERK
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

RESOLUTION

A resolution providing for the approval and authorization for
Change Order No. 4 for Plantation Inn Pump Station
Replacement, Gravity Sub-Drainage District No. 1 of Gravity
Drainage District No. 2.

WHEREAS, a certain contract has been entered into between the St. Mary Parish Council and Sealevel Construction, Inc., P. O. Box 655, Thibodaux, Louisiana 70302, relative to Plantation Inn Pump Station Replacement, Gravity Sub-Drainage District No. 1 of Gravity Drainage District No. 2., and

WHEREAS, the items as shown on Change Order No. 4 will result in a decrease of $20,268.32 in the contract price.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the St. Mary Parish Council does hereby approve the issuance of Change Order No. 4 covering a decrease of $20,268.32 in the contract for Plantation Inn Pump Station Replacement, Gravity Sub-Drainage District No. 1 of Gravity Drainage District No. 2.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the President of St. Mary Parish, Paul P. Naquin, Jr., be and he is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 4 on behalf of the St. Mary Parish Council.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the St. Mary Parish Council in regular session convened on this the 14th day of May 2014.

APPROVED:

__________________________________
STEVE BIERHORST, CHAIRMAN
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

ATTEST:

_________________________________
LISA C. MORGAN, CLERK
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

RESOLUTION

A resolution authorizing Paul P. Naquin, Jr., the President of
St. Mary Parish to execute a Service Agreement with Moreau
& Associates, Auctioneer.

BE IT RESOLVED, that Paul P. Naquin, Jr., President of the Parish of St. Mary, be and he is hereby authorized and directed, for and on behalf of the Parish Council, to execute a Service Agreement with Moreau & Associates, Auctioneer relative to providing auction services, with said Service Agreement to contain such terms, conditions and stipulations as he may best see fit, he being fully authorized in the premises.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the St. Mary Parish Council in regular session convened on this the 14th day of May 2014.

APPROVED:

_____________________________________ STEVE BIERHORST, CHAIRMAN
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

ATTEST:

______________________________________
LISA C. MORGAN, CLERK
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

RESOLUTION

A resolution authorizing the President of St. Mary
Parish to execute a Bill of Sale with Conrad Aluminum,
L.L.C. relative to certain equipment and other items.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the President of the Parish of St. Mary, be and he is hereby authorized and directed, for and on behalf of the Parish Council, to execute a Bill of Sale with Conrad Aluminum, L.L.C. relative to certain equipment and other items, with said Agreement to contain such terms, conditions and stipulations as he may best see fit, he being fully authorized in the premises.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the St. Mary Parish Council in regular session convened on this the 14th day of May 2014.

APPROVED:

______________________________________
STEVE BIERHORST, CHAIRMAN
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

ATTEST:

_________________________________
LISA C. MORGAN, CLERK
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

RESOLUTION

A resolution authorizing Paul P. Naquin, Jr., the President of
St. Mary Parish to execute a contract with Glenn Lege Construction,
Inc. relative to patch and overlay of Iberia Street.

BE IT RESOLVED, that Paul P. Naquin, Jr., President of the Parish of St. Mary,
be and he is hereby authorized and directed, for and on behalf of the Parish Council, to execute a contract with Glenn Lege Construction, Inc., 1339 Fortune Road, Youngsville, Louisiana 70592, relative to patch and overlay of Iberia Street, with said contract to contain such terms, conditions and stipulations as he may best fit, he being fully authorized in the premises.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the St. Mary Parish Council in regular session convened on this the 14th day of May 2014.

APPROVED:

___________________________________
STEVE BIERHORST, CHAIRMAN
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

ATTEST:

__________________________________
LISA C. MORGAN, CLERK
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

RESOLUTION

A resolution authorizing Paul P. Naquin, Jr., the President of St. Mary
Parish to execute a contract with the State of Louisiana, Division
of Administration, Office of Community Development relative to the
FY 2010 LCDBG Housing Program.

BE IT RESOLVED, that Paul P. Naquin, Jr., President of the Parish of St. Mary, be and he is hereby authorized and directed, for and on behalf of the Parish Council, to execute a contract with the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration, Office of Community Development relative to the FY 2010 LCDBG Housing Program, with said contract to contain such terms, conditions and stipulations as he may best see fit, he being fully authorized in the premises.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the St. Mary Parish Council in regular session convened on this the 14th day of May 2014.

APPROVED:

_________________________________
STEVE BIERHORST, CHAIRMAN
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

ATTEST:

_________________________________
LISA C. MORGAN, CLERK
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

RESOLUTION

A resolution providing for the approval and authorization for
Change Order No. 2 for Roadway and Drainage Improvements
to Labau Street, Jolivette Street, Ninth Street and Tenth Street
within the Town of Baldwin.

WHEREAS, a certain contract has been entered into between the St. Mary Parish
Council and LA Contracting Enterprise, LLC, Inc., P. O. Box 5178, Thibodaux, Louisiana 70302, relative to Roadway and Drainage Improvements to Labau Street, Jolivette Street, Ninth Street and Tenth Street within the Town of Baldwin, and

WHEREAS, the items as shown on Change Order No. 2 will result in a decrease of $37,996.01 in the contract price.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the St. Mary Parish Council
does hereby approve the issuance of Change Order No. 2 covering a decrease of $37,996.01 in the contract for Roadway and Drainage Improvements to Labau Street, Jolivette Street, Ninth Street and Tenth Street within the Town of Baldwin.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the President of St. Mary Parish, Paul P. Naquin, Jr., be and he is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 2 on behalf of the St. Mary Parish Council.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the St. Mary Parish Council in regular session convened on this the 14th day of May 2014.

APPROVED:

__________________________________
STEVE BIERHORST, CHAIRMAN
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

ATTEST:

_________________________________
LISA C. MORGAN, CLERK
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

RESOLUTION OF ACCEPTANCE

A Resolution authorizing and directing the President to execute for and
on behalf of the Parish of St. Mary, a Certificate of Substantial Completion
from LA Contracting Enterprise, LLC relative to Roadway and Drainage
Improvements to Labau Street, Jolivette Street, Ninth Street and Tenth Street
within the Town of Baldwin.

WHEREAS, LA Contracting Enterprise, LLC, P.O. Box 5178, Thibodaux, LA 70302, relative to Roadway and Drainage Improvements to Labau Street, Jolivette Street, Ninth Street and Tenth Street within the Town of Baldwin.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Parish of St. Mary that the President
be and he is hereby empowered, authorized and directed to execute a Certificate of Substantial Completion for and on behalf of the Parish of St. Mary accepting Roadway and Drainage Improvements to Labau Street, Jolivette Street, Ninth Street and Tenth Street within the Town of Baldwin.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that he be authorized and directed to have a copy of said Certificate of Substantial Completion recorded in the mortgage records of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the St. Mary Parish Council in regular session convened on this the 14th day of May 2014.

APPROVED:

_________________________________
STEVE BIERHORST, CHAIRMAN
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

ATTEST:

_________________________________
LISA C. MORGAN, CLERK
ST. MARY PARISH COUNCIL

OLD BUSINESS:

A. Referred from the December 11, 2013 Regular Meeting – Appointment to the following Board and Commission:

Mosquito Control District No. 1 (Cypremort) – 4 Vacancies

Wanda Childers Deena Savoie

Mr. Hanagriff moved that Wanda Childers and Deena Savoie be appointed to Mosquito Control District No.1 Board of Commissioners. Mr. Voisin seconded the motion, which carried.

B. David Vitter, United States Senate has forwarded information regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs.

C. William J. Oliver, Jr., P.E., District Engineer Administrator has written in reference to the adopted Resolution requesting on and off ramps on U. S. 90 at Willow Street, Franklin in St. Mary Parish.
Your request is being forwarded to Planning and Programming Section for a full evaluation.

Please be advised that available funding is presently being dedicated to completion of the upgrade of the corridor for I-49 and does not include any plans for additional interchanges.

You will be notified of our finding upon completion of the evaluation.

NEW BUSINESS:

A. We received the following financial statements:

St. Mary Parish Tourist Commission – year ended September 30, 2013
Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 2 – year ended September 30, 2013
Fire Protection District No. 3 – year ended September 30, 2013

B. Mr. Middleton to request an allocation of $4,000 from Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 & 10 3/10% Sales Tax Fund to City of Franklin for the Summer Enrichment Program.

Mr. Middleton moved that funds in the amount of $4,000 be allocated from Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 & 10 3/10% Sales Tax Fund to City of Franklin for the Summer Enrichment Program. Mr. Fryou seconded the motion, which carried.

C. Mr. Middleton to request an allocation of $4,000 from Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 & 10 3/10% Sales Tax Fund for the St. Joseph Community Summer Enrichment Program.

Mr. Middleton moved that funds in the amount of $4,000 be allocated from Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 & 10 3/10% Sales Tax Fund for the St. Joseph Community Summer Enrichment Program. Mr. Fryou seconded the motion, which carried.

D. Diane B. Phillips, CPS, Clerk of the Council writes please find Resolution No. 2014-131 as adopted by the Iberia Parish Council in Regular Session held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. This Resolution expresses opposition to House Bill No. 862, which is proposed legislation regarding the enforcement of coastal management programs and removing said authority from local District Attorneys and placing said authority solely with the Louisiana Attorney General.

Mr. LaGrange informed that LA PACE (Louisiana Parishes Against Coastal Erosion) has gone on record to oppose the proposed legislation. (No action is needed on this item.)

E. Rae W. Logan, Executive Director, Director of Community Outreach writes – 232-HELP is seeking supplemental funding in the amount of $15,000 to be included in the Parish Budget. These funds will help support the work of 232-HELP in St. Mary Parish including our Donated Dental Program, Project Rx, and Enhanced Information & Referral which includes working with the St. Mary Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness.

Mr. Voisin requested that Item E be referred to the Advisory Budget/Finance Committee.

F. Carl McAllister, Fire Chief, St. Mary Parish Fire Association writes the St. Mary Parish Fire Service is requesting funding from the St. Mary Parish Council for the purchase of supplies, equipment and a covered trailer for the creation of two Mass Casualty Incident trailers (MCI); one each housed at the Franklin and Morgan City career fire departments. The purchase of traffic control devices that will be housed at the Franklin and Morgan City career fire departments for use on controlling traffic on US 90 or any major parish highway. Transportation expenses for specialized training classes.

The total cost of this request is $27,125.72.

Mr. Hanagriff moved that Item F. be referred to the Advisory Budget/Finance Committee.

G. Jerry D. Donahoe has written to resign from his position on the board of St. Mary Parish Recreation District No. 3.

A letter will be forwarded to Mr. Donahoe thanking him for his service on the Board of Commissioners of Recreation District No. 3 and the vacancy will be advertised.

H. Melissa Blake, Director of Governmental Affairs, Cox Communications writes – Cox is required to obtain permission from local broadcast stations and cable networks to provide their signals on our video lineup. Our company is currently in discussions with the owners of Louisiana TV to renew agreements with the following programmers and broadcasters:

Station SD Channel HD Channel

WBRZ-TV
(ABC) 5 1005

WBRZ 2.2 124 N/A

Should we be unable to reach equitable terms for a new agreement by their expiration dates, these networks have the right to require Cox to remove their programming from our lineup.

We are required to notify customers of potential changes to the channel lineup and are meeting this obligation through a newspaper notification.

I. Dean Demers writes – I regret to inform you that I am resigning from the Planning and Zoning Commission effective May 21, 2014.

A letter will be forwarded to Mr. Demers thanking her for him service on the Planning and Zoning Commission and the vacancy will be advertised.

J. Shirley Bailey writes – I am submitting my resignation from the Board of Commissioners for St. Mary Parish Water & Sewer Commission No. 1.

A letter will be forwarded to Mr. Bailey thanking him for his service on the Board of Commissioners of Recreation District No. 3 and the vacancy will be advertised.

K. Discussion and action relative to the Official Journal for the Parish of St. Mary for year July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.

Item K was referred to the May 28, 2014 Regular Meeting.

L. Lars Levy has written this is my formal notification that I am resigning from my board position for the South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority as of this time and date, of May 1, 2014.

Mr. Bierhorst stated that Item L is under consideration. If anyone is interested in serving on the South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority, please contact the Clerk of the Council.

M. William “Bill” Pecoraro has written – Since I have changed my domicile to Lafayette, I understand that I can no longer serve on the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District.

Mr. Pecoraro will be forwarded a letter thanking him for his service on the Board of Commissioners for the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District and the vacancy will be advertised.

N. Appointments to the following Boards and Commissions:

Fire Protection District No. 11 (Four Corners) – 1 Vacancy

Norma J. Bouey

West St. Mary Parish Port, Harbor & Terminal District – 2 Vacancies

Albert Tad Blevins, Jr. – Present Member Joseph A. Tabb – Present Member
Herbert Bell

Recreation District No. 5 (Four Corners, Sorrell & Glencoe area) – 3 Vacancies

Olivia Sue Patrick – Present Member Rev. Craig A. Mathews
Norma J. Bouey

St. Mary Parish Boat Landing & Waterways Committee – 3 Vacancies

No applications received.

Recreation District No. 2 (Siracusaville area) – 1 Vacancy

Gerren Thibodeaux

Mr. Foulcard moved that Albert Tad Blevins, Jr. and Joseph A. Tabb be reappointed to the West St.
Mary Parish Port, Harbor & Terminal District. Mr. Hanagriff seconded the motion which carried.

An appointment to Fire Protection District No. 11 and appointments to Recreation District No. 5 Board of Commissioners were referred to the May 28, 2014 Regular Meeting.

Appointments to the St. Mary Parish Boat Landing and Waterways Committee were referred to the May 28, 2014 Regular Meeting.

Mr. Fryou moved that Gerren Thibodeaux be appointed to Recreation District No. 2 Board of Commissioners. Mr. Voisin seconded the motion, which carried.

There being no further business, Mr. Foulcard moved for adjournment. Mr. Fryou seconded the
motion, which carried.

_________________________ _______________________________
Lisa C. Morgan, Clerk Steve Bierhorst, Chairman

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