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OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
APRIL 20, 2004

            

            The City Council of the City of Thibodaux assembled in regular session at its regular meeting place, City Hall, 310 West 2nd Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 5:00 o’clock P.M.

           There were present:  Councilmen Swanner, Gene Richard, Winston, Dee Richard and Mire.

           There were also present:  Mayor Charles Caillouet and Ms. Germaine Jackson, City Attorney.

          The minutes of the April 5, 2004 Council meeting were approved as written.

            The Thibodaux Biddy Basketball 10 YR Boys All-Star Team captured the title of Division “A” 10 YR Boys World Champions. 

             The Council adopted a resolution by acclamation commending the team and coaches for their accomplishment and also presented each of them with a certificate of recognition. 

RESOLUTION NO. 1019

     BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

     WHEREAS, the Thibodaux Biddy Basketball 10 YR Boys All-Stars advanced to the 2004 10 YR BOYS World Biddy Basketball Tournament held in Wichita, Kansas; and

                WHEREAS, the said Thibodaux team has attained the title of Division “A” 10 YR Boys World Champions; and

    WHEREAS, it has taken a tremendous amount of diligent work, dedication and support from the entire team, coaching staff, and parents to accomplish such a feat; and

    WHEREAS, all those associated with the aforesaid team have brought a sense of pride and camaraderie to our community and its citizens.

    NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby commend the Thibodaux Biddy Basketball 10-Year Old All Stars, its coaching staff and families on its capture of the title of Division “A” World Champions.

     The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

            YEAS:  Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire                        NAYS: None   
            ABSENT: None 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                           /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Chad J. Mire, President

           The City has received bids for the North Sector Elevated Water Storage Tank Project as designed by Badeaux Engineers.  The lowest responsible bid was received from Caldwell Tanks, Inc in the amount of $946,000, and the project engineer is recommending acceptance of this bid.  

          On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to go into executive session to discuss legal proceedings held in conjunction with the North Sector Elevated Water Storage tank.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

           
            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and Mire
           
NAYS: Councilman D. Richard
          
ABSENT: None

On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to resume its regular session.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
            NAYS: None
            ABSENT: None

          On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution accepting the low bid of Caldwell Tanks, Inc. for the Thibodaux North Sector Elevated Water Storage Tank Project, and authorizing the Mayor to execute the construction contract.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
            NAYS: None
            ABSENT: None

RESOLUTION NO. 1020

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE LOW BID OF CALDWELL TANKS, INC. FOR THE NORTH SECTOR ELEVATED WATER STORAGE TANK PROJECT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN A CONTRACT THEREWITH

      BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that: 

     WHEREAS, the City has received bids for the North Sector Elevated Water Storage Tank Project; and

     WHEREAS, the low alternate bid received was from Caldwell Tanks, Inc. in the amount of $946,000.00; and

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to consider the acceptance of the low bid and execute a contract with the said contractor for the services mentioned hereinbefore.

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City does hereby accept the low bid submitted by Caldwell Tanks, Inc. in the amount stated hereinbefore. 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Caldwell Tanks, Inc., for the North Sector Elevated Water Storage Tank Project.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in addition to the contract document itself, the Mayor is also empowered to execute all change orders relative to the contract after approval by the City Council by means of an appropriate resolution.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said contract is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof.

     The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

          YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
     
     NAYS: None
     
     ABSTAIN: None
     
     ABSENT: None

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

/s/Tommy Eschete                                               /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                    Chad J. Mire, President

     
     The City received bids for the North Sector Water Line Project as designed by Badeaux Engineers.  The lowest responsible bid was received from Beverly Construction, Inc. in the amount of $695,119.00.  The project engineer is recommending that the City accept the low bid.

    On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution accepting the low bid of Beverly Construction for the North Sector Water Line Project and authorize the Mayor to execute the construction contract.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

                YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
               NAYS: None
        
       ABSENT: None


RESOLUTION NO. 1021

 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE LOW BID OF BEVERLY CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR THE NORTH SECTOR WATER LINE PROJECT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN A CONTRACT THEREWITH

                  BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

            WHEREAS, the City has received bids for the North Sector Water Line Project; and

                                    WHEREAS, the low base bid received was from Beverly Construction, Inc. in the amount of $695,119.00; and

                                         WHEREAS, it is necessary to consider the acceptance of the low bid and execute a contract with the said contractor for the services mentioned hereinbefore.

                 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City does hereby accept the low bid submitted by Beverly Construction, Inc. in the amount stated hereinbefore.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Beverly Construction, Inc., for the North Sector Water Line Project.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in addition to the contract document itself, the Mayor is also empowered to execute all change orders relative to the contract after approval by the City Council by means of an appropriate resolution.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said contract is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof.

                The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

              YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
              NAYS: None
              ABSTAINED: None
 
            
     ABSENT: None

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

 /s/Tommy Eschete                                               /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                              Chad J. Mire, President

   
     The Federal Programs Director has informed the Council Administrator that the Department of Agriculture administers a Housing Preservation Grant Program, and the Mayor is interested in applying for a grant under the provisions of this program.

    The purpose of the grant application is to acquire for low-income homeowners to upgrade 10 houses in the City so as to alleviate health and safety hazards in the homes.  Each home selected would be eligible for approximately $10,000 in improvements.

    On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston the Council voted to adopt a resolution supporting the City’s application for a Housing Preservation Grant.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
           
ABSENT: None

 

  RESOLUTION NO. 1022 

       BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

            WHEREAS, the City wishes to apply for participation and accept an award in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Housing Preservation Grant Program; and

              WHEREAS, the said program provides funding for very low income families to eliminate health and safety hazards in their homes; and

              WHEREAS, the funding received through the said grant would fund improvements to approximately 10 homes at a cost of approximately $10,000 per home; and

                                    WHEREAS, the City Office of Housing and Community Development will administer the grant program at a minimal cost to the City; and

            WHEREAS, in order to make the application and accept the grant award it is necessary for the City Council to authorize the Mayor to do so.

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby authorize the Mayor to apply for and accept the award of funds in conjunction with the Housing Preservation Grant Program.

                         The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

          YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
  
        NAYS: None
          ABSENT: None
          ABSTAINED: None

            

        And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                           /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, City Clerk                                       Chad J. Mire, President

 


   
Councilman Swanner has inquired about the feasibility of having a traffic light installed at the intersection of LA 20 and Glenwild Drive due to the growing commercial development in that area.

     Councilman Mire has inquired about having the speed limit reduced on the section of LA 20 from Rienzi Drive to just north of Glenwild Drive from 55 MPH to 40 MPH.

     Councilman Dee Richard has also inquired about having the speed limit reduced on the section of LA 308 from the eastern city limits (Twelve Cedars) to LA 20 from 50 MPH to 40 MPH.

     On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution requesting the State DOTD to conduct the required studies in order to determine the necessity for the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of LA 20 and Glenwild Drive.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
   
         NAYS: None
            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1023

  BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

             WHEREAS, there exists a potential for heavy traffic congestion and possible accidents to occur between motorists traveling near the intersection of La. Highway 20 and Glenwild Drive in the City of Thibodaux; and

            WHEREAS, the aforementioned intersection on La. Highway 20 must be negotiated by motorists traveling on Glenwild Drive with traffic on the said highway traveling at high speeds; and

                                    WHEREAS, the problem is being compounded by the continued growing commercial developments in the immediate area.

                                   NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby request that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) authorize the District 2 Traffic Operations Engineer to conduct the required studies in order to determine the necessity for the installation of a traffic light or signal device at the intersection of La. Highway 20 and Glenwild Drive.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to DOTD, Department of Highways, District 2 so as to obtain the proper recommendation relative to this request.

             The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

             YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
 
           ABSTAINED: None
            ABSENT: None

         And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

/s/Tommy Eschete                                               /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Chad J. Mire, President

 

          On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman the Council voted to adopt a resolution requesting that the State DOTD reduce the speed limit on certain areas of LA 20 and LA 308 to 40 MPH.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

         YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
        
NAYS: None
        
ABSENT: None


 RESOLUTION NO.  1024

 BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

            WHEREAS, the routes of LA Highway 308 and LA Highway 20 pass through the City of Thibodaux; and

            WHEREAS, the speed limits established on these highways are established by the State Department of Transportation and Development; and

                                    WHEREAS, the speed limit for traffic on La. 20 traveling north on Canal Boulevard from Rienzi Drive to the four lane transition is presently set at 50 MPH; and

                                    WHEREAS, the speed limit for traffic on LA 308 from the Eastern City limits to LA 20 is also set at 50 MPH; and

            WHEREAS, it is felt that it would be in the best interest of the safety of the motorists traveling in the City to reduce the speed limits in the aforesaid areas. 

             NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby request that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reduce the speed limit in the above stated sections of LA 20 and LA 308 to 40 MPH.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to DOTD, Department of Highways, District 2 so as to enact the proposed speed limit changes relative to this request.

            The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
            ABSTAINED: None
          
ABSENT: None

             And the above resolution was declared adopted, this 20th day of April 2004.

 /s/Tommy Eschete                                               /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                           Chad J. Mire, President

 

           The City received bids for the Municipal Swimming pool Filter Replacement Project on April 15, 2004.  The lowest responsible bid was received from Water Control Systems, inc. in the amount of $32,697.00.  The Administration is recommending that the City accept the low bid received from Water Control Systems.

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution accepting the low bid of Water Control Systems for the Municipal Pool Filter Replacement Project and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract.   Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
      
     ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1025

  

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE LOW BID OF WATER CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FILTER SYSTEM AT THE MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL 
AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN A CONTRACT THEREWITH

              BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

             WHEREAS, the City has received bids for the replacement of the filter system at the Municipal Swimming Pool; and

            WHEREAS, the low bid received was from Water Control Systems in the amount of $32,697.00; and

                                         WHEREAS, it is necessary to consider the acceptance of the low bid and execute a contract with the said contractor for the services mentioned hereinbefore.

                NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City does hereby accept the low bid submitted by Water Control Systems in the amount stated hereinbefore.

                  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Water Control Systems, for the replacement of the filters at the municipal swimming pool.

               BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in addition to the contract document itself, the Mayor is also empowered to execute all change orders relative to the contract after approval by the City Council by means of an appropriate resolution.

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said contract is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof.

             The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

             YEAS:  Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
            
NAYS: None
             ABSTAINED: None
            ABSENT: None

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

 /s/Tommy Eschete                                               /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Chad J. Mire, President

Mr. Archie Chiasson, Director of the Lafourche Parish Fresh Water District, addressed the Council to discuss the public meetings that are scheduled concerning the Mississippi River Diversion Project.

Due to the resignation of the Recreation Director, the Mayor has requested that the Council consider adding to the agenda, a resolution confirming the appointment of a new Recreation Director at tonight’s meeting.

On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to add the Recreation Director resolution to the agenda.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
            ABSENT: None

          In accordance with the provisions of Article III of the City Charter and Section 14-1 of the Thibodaux Code of Ordinances, the Mayor wishes to appoint Mrs. Dana Clement to the position of Director of Recreation at an annual salary of $32,000.

         On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner the Council voted to adopt a resolution confirming the appointment of Mrs. Dana Clement as Director of Recreation.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
            NAYS: None
           
ABSENT: None

  RESOLUTION NO. 1026

              BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

           WHEREAS, Section 14-1 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances
provides for the appointment of a Director of Recreation; and

             WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of the aforesaid section of the City Code, the Mayor shall appoint the said director and set the salary of the individual; and

                                    WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Article III, Section 3 (E)(7) of the City Charter, the Mayor shall appoint an individual to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Michael Bonura as Director of Recreation; and  

                                    WHEREAS, in addition, this appointment and accompanying salary must be confirmed by the City Council; and

            WHEREAS, the Mayor wishes to appoint Mrs. Dana Clement to the position of Director of Recreation.

             NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby confirm the appointment of Mrs. Dana Clement as Director of Recreation at an annual salary of $32,000 in accordance with the provisions of Section 14-1 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances.

             The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
           
ABSTAIN: None
           
ABSENT: None

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

 /s/Tommy Eschete                                               /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Chad J. Mire, President

 

           
       Councilman Dee Richard requested that the Council consider adding an item to the agenda to allow a resident to address the Council concerning property damage due to a City Project.

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire the Council voted to add the discussion item to the agenda.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
   
        NAYS: None

           
ABSENT: None

          Mary Ann Tabor Lewis of 1203 Arms Street addressed the Council concerning driveway and foundation damage during the Arms Street Drainage Improvement Project.  She asked the Council and Administration for any guidance they could offer to have this situation settled.

         Mrs. Lewis was informed to acquire estimates for the repairs and submit them to the City and a letter would be sent on her behalf to the contractor on the project in hopes of getting the repairs made in the near future.

       There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

_________________________                           _____________________
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Chad J. Mire, President
 
 
     
 
City of Thibodaux, LA

           

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
APRIL 20, 2004

            

            The City Council of the City of Thibodaux assembled in regular session at its regular meeting place, City Hall, 310 West 2nd Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 5:00 o’clock P.M.

           There were present:  Councilmen Swanner, Gene Richard, Winston, Dee Richard and Mire.

           There were also present:  Mayor Charles Caillouet and Ms. Germaine Jackson, City Attorney.

          The minutes of the April 5, 2004 Council meeting were approved as written.

            The Thibodaux Biddy Basketball 10 YR Boys All-Star Team captured the title of Division “A” 10 YR Boys World Champions. 

             The Council adopted a resolution by acclamation commending the team and coaches for their accomplishment and also presented each of them with a certificate of recognition. 

RESOLUTION NO. 1019

     BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

     WHEREAS, the Thibodaux Biddy Basketball 10 YR Boys All-Stars advanced to the 2004 10 YR BOYS World Biddy Basketball Tournament held in Wichita, Kansas; and

                WHEREAS, the said Thibodaux team has attained the title of Division “A” 10 YR Boys World Champions; and

    WHEREAS, it has taken a tremendous amount of diligent work, dedication and support from the entire team, coaching staff, and parents to accomplish such a feat; and

    WHEREAS, all those associated with the aforesaid team have brought a sense of pride and camaraderie to our community and its citizens.

    NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby commend the Thibodaux Biddy Basketball 10-Year Old All Stars, its coaching staff and families on its capture of the title of Division “A” World Champions.

     The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

            YEAS:  Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire                        NAYS: None   
            ABSENT: None 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                           /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Chad J. Mire, President

           The City has received bids for the North Sector Elevated Water Storage Tank Project as designed by Badeaux Engineers.  The lowest responsible bid was received from Caldwell Tanks, Inc in the amount of $946,000, and the project engineer is recommending acceptance of this bid.  

          On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to go into executive session to discuss legal proceedings held in conjunction with the North Sector Elevated Water Storage tank.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

           
            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and Mire
           
NAYS: Councilman D. Richard
          
ABSENT: None

On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to resume its regular session.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
            NAYS: None
            ABSENT: None

          On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution accepting the low bid of Caldwell Tanks, Inc. for the Thibodaux North Sector Elevated Water Storage Tank Project, and authorizing the Mayor to execute the construction contract.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
            NAYS: None
            ABSENT: None

RESOLUTION NO. 1020

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE LOW BID OF CALDWELL TANKS, INC. FOR THE NORTH SECTOR ELEVATED WATER STORAGE TANK PROJECT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN A CONTRACT THEREWITH

      BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that: 

     WHEREAS, the City has received bids for the North Sector Elevated Water Storage Tank Project; and

     WHEREAS, the low alternate bid received was from Caldwell Tanks, Inc. in the amount of $946,000.00; and

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to consider the acceptance of the low bid and execute a contract with the said contractor for the services mentioned hereinbefore.

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City does hereby accept the low bid submitted by Caldwell Tanks, Inc. in the amount stated hereinbefore. 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Caldwell Tanks, Inc., for the North Sector Elevated Water Storage Tank Project.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in addition to the contract document itself, the Mayor is also empowered to execute all change orders relative to the contract after approval by the City Council by means of an appropriate resolution.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said contract is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof.

     The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

          YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
     
     NAYS: None
     
     ABSTAIN: None
     
     ABSENT: None

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

/s/Tommy Eschete                                               /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                    Chad J. Mire, President

     
     The City received bids for the North Sector Water Line Project as designed by Badeaux Engineers.  The lowest responsible bid was received from Beverly Construction, Inc. in the amount of $695,119.00.  The project engineer is recommending that the City accept the low bid.

    On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution accepting the low bid of Beverly Construction for the North Sector Water Line Project and authorize the Mayor to execute the construction contract.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

                YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
               NAYS: None
        
       ABSENT: None


RESOLUTION NO. 1021

 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE LOW BID OF BEVERLY CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR THE NORTH SECTOR WATER LINE PROJECT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN A CONTRACT THEREWITH

                  BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

            WHEREAS, the City has received bids for the North Sector Water Line Project; and

                                    WHEREAS, the low base bid received was from Beverly Construction, Inc. in the amount of $695,119.00; and

                                         WHEREAS, it is necessary to consider the acceptance of the low bid and execute a contract with the said contractor for the services mentioned hereinbefore.

                 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City does hereby accept the low bid submitted by Beverly Construction, Inc. in the amount stated hereinbefore.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Beverly Construction, Inc., for the North Sector Water Line Project.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in addition to the contract document itself, the Mayor is also empowered to execute all change orders relative to the contract after approval by the City Council by means of an appropriate resolution.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said contract is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof.

                The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

              YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
              NAYS: None
              ABSTAINED: None
 
            
     ABSENT: None

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

 /s/Tommy Eschete                                               /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                              Chad J. Mire, President

   
     The Federal Programs Director has informed the Council Administrator that the Department of Agriculture administers a Housing Preservation Grant Program, and the Mayor is interested in applying for a grant under the provisions of this program.

    The purpose of the grant application is to acquire for low-income homeowners to upgrade 10 houses in the City so as to alleviate health and safety hazards in the homes.  Each home selected would be eligible for approximately $10,000 in improvements.

    On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston the Council voted to adopt a resolution supporting the City’s application for a Housing Preservation Grant.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
           
ABSENT: None

 

  RESOLUTION NO. 1022 

       BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

            WHEREAS, the City wishes to apply for participation and accept an award in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Housing Preservation Grant Program; and

              WHEREAS, the said program provides funding for very low income families to eliminate health and safety hazards in their homes; and

              WHEREAS, the funding received through the said grant would fund improvements to approximately 10 homes at a cost of approximately $10,000 per home; and

                                    WHEREAS, the City Office of Housing and Community Development will administer the grant program at a minimal cost to the City; and

            WHEREAS, in order to make the application and accept the grant award it is necessary for the City Council to authorize the Mayor to do so.

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby authorize the Mayor to apply for and accept the award of funds in conjunction with the Housing Preservation Grant Program.

                         The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

          YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
  
        NAYS: None
          ABSENT: None
          ABSTAINED: None

            

        And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                           /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, City Clerk                                       Chad J. Mire, President

 


   
Councilman Swanner has inquired about the feasibility of having a traffic light installed at the intersection of LA 20 and Glenwild Drive due to the growing commercial development in that area.

     Councilman Mire has inquired about having the speed limit reduced on the section of LA 20 from Rienzi Drive to just north of Glenwild Drive from 55 MPH to 40 MPH.

     Councilman Dee Richard has also inquired about having the speed limit reduced on the section of LA 308 from the eastern city limits (Twelve Cedars) to LA 20 from 50 MPH to 40 MPH.

     On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution requesting the State DOTD to conduct the required studies in order to determine the necessity for the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of LA 20 and Glenwild Drive.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
   
         NAYS: None
            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1023

  BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

             WHEREAS, there exists a potential for heavy traffic congestion and possible accidents to occur between motorists traveling near the intersection of La. Highway 20 and Glenwild Drive in the City of Thibodaux; and

            WHEREAS, the aforementioned intersection on La. Highway 20 must be negotiated by motorists traveling on Glenwild Drive with traffic on the said highway traveling at high speeds; and

                                    WHEREAS, the problem is being compounded by the continued growing commercial developments in the immediate area.

                                   NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby request that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) authorize the District 2 Traffic Operations Engineer to conduct the required studies in order to determine the necessity for the installation of a traffic light or signal device at the intersection of La. Highway 20 and Glenwild Drive.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to DOTD, Department of Highways, District 2 so as to obtain the proper recommendation relative to this request.

             The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

             YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
 
           ABSTAINED: None
            ABSENT: None

         And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

/s/Tommy Eschete                                               /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Chad J. Mire, President

 

          On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman the Council voted to adopt a resolution requesting that the State DOTD reduce the speed limit on certain areas of LA 20 and LA 308 to 40 MPH.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

         YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
        
NAYS: None
        
ABSENT: None


 RESOLUTION NO.  1024

 BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

            WHEREAS, the routes of LA Highway 308 and LA Highway 20 pass through the City of Thibodaux; and

            WHEREAS, the speed limits established on these highways are established by the State Department of Transportation and Development; and

                                    WHEREAS, the speed limit for traffic on La. 20 traveling north on Canal Boulevard from Rienzi Drive to the four lane transition is presently set at 50 MPH; and

                                    WHEREAS, the speed limit for traffic on LA 308 from the Eastern City limits to LA 20 is also set at 50 MPH; and

            WHEREAS, it is felt that it would be in the best interest of the safety of the motorists traveling in the City to reduce the speed limits in the aforesaid areas. 

             NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby request that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reduce the speed limit in the above stated sections of LA 20 and LA 308 to 40 MPH.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to DOTD, Department of Highways, District 2 so as to enact the proposed speed limit changes relative to this request.

            The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
            ABSTAINED: None
          
ABSENT: None

             And the above resolution was declared adopted, this 20th day of April 2004.

 /s/Tommy Eschete                                               /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                           Chad J. Mire, President

 

           The City received bids for the Municipal Swimming pool Filter Replacement Project on April 15, 2004.  The lowest responsible bid was received from Water Control Systems, inc. in the amount of $32,697.00.  The Administration is recommending that the City accept the low bid received from Water Control Systems.

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution accepting the low bid of Water Control Systems for the Municipal Pool Filter Replacement Project and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract.   Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
      
     ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1025

  

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE LOW BID OF WATER CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FILTER SYSTEM AT THE MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL 
AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN A CONTRACT THEREWITH

              BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

             WHEREAS, the City has received bids for the replacement of the filter system at the Municipal Swimming Pool; and

            WHEREAS, the low bid received was from Water Control Systems in the amount of $32,697.00; and

                                         WHEREAS, it is necessary to consider the acceptance of the low bid and execute a contract with the said contractor for the services mentioned hereinbefore.

                NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City does hereby accept the low bid submitted by Water Control Systems in the amount stated hereinbefore.

                  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Water Control Systems, for the replacement of the filters at the municipal swimming pool.

               BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in addition to the contract document itself, the Mayor is also empowered to execute all change orders relative to the contract after approval by the City Council by means of an appropriate resolution.

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said contract is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof.

             The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

             YEAS:  Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
            
NAYS: None
             ABSTAINED: None
            ABSENT: None

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

 /s/Tommy Eschete                                               /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Chad J. Mire, President

Mr. Archie Chiasson, Director of the Lafourche Parish Fresh Water District, addressed the Council to discuss the public meetings that are scheduled concerning the Mississippi River Diversion Project.

Due to the resignation of the Recreation Director, the Mayor has requested that the Council consider adding to the agenda, a resolution confirming the appointment of a new Recreation Director at tonight’s meeting.

On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to add the Recreation Director resolution to the agenda.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
            ABSENT: None

          In accordance with the provisions of Article III of the City Charter and Section 14-1 of the Thibodaux Code of Ordinances, the Mayor wishes to appoint Mrs. Dana Clement to the position of Director of Recreation at an annual salary of $32,000.

         On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner the Council voted to adopt a resolution confirming the appointment of Mrs. Dana Clement as Director of Recreation.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
            NAYS: None
           
ABSENT: None

  RESOLUTION NO. 1026

              BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:

           WHEREAS, Section 14-1 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances
provides for the appointment of a Director of Recreation; and

             WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of the aforesaid section of the City Code, the Mayor shall appoint the said director and set the salary of the individual; and

                                    WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Article III, Section 3 (E)(7) of the City Charter, the Mayor shall appoint an individual to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Michael Bonura as Director of Recreation; and  

                                    WHEREAS, in addition, this appointment and accompanying salary must be confirmed by the City Council; and

            WHEREAS, the Mayor wishes to appoint Mrs. Dana Clement to the position of Director of Recreation.

             NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby confirm the appointment of Mrs. Dana Clement as Director of Recreation at an annual salary of $32,000 in accordance with the provisions of Section 14-1 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances.

             The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
           
NAYS: None
           
ABSTAIN: None
           
ABSENT: None

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 20th day of April 2004.

 /s/Tommy Eschete                                               /s/Chad J. Mire
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Chad J. Mire, President

 

           
       Councilman Dee Richard requested that the Council consider adding an item to the agenda to allow a resident to address the Council concerning property damage due to a City Project.

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire the Council voted to add the discussion item to the agenda.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, D. Richard and Mire
   
        NAYS: None

           
ABSENT: None

          Mary Ann Tabor Lewis of 1203 Arms Street addressed the Council concerning driveway and foundation damage during the Arms Street Drainage Improvement Project.  She asked the Council and Administration for any guidance they could offer to have this situation settled.

         Mrs. Lewis was informed to acquire estimates for the repairs and submit them to the City and a letter would be sent on her behalf to the contractor on the project in hopes of getting the repairs made in the near future.

       There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

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Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Chad J. Mire, President
 
   
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