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OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
OCTOBER 19, 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, October 19, 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 Germaine Jackson. 

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

            Councilman Mire has requested that the City Council consider the adoption of a motion to move the date of the first City Council meeting of November from Tuesday, November 2nd to Wednesday November 3, 2004. 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the council voted to adopt a motion to re-schedule the first meeting in November to Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at 5:00 pm.              

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

              Mrs. Judy Carrier, Civil Service Director, informed the Council that the term of Mrs. Mary Waitz Riviere on the Thibodaux Civil Service Board has expired.  Dr. Scott Cowen, President of Tulane University has submitted a letter nominating Mrs. Riviere for re-appointment to the board.    

            Mrs. Judy Carrier, Civil Service Director, informed the Council that the term of Mrs. Mary Waitz Riviere on the Thibodaux Civil Service Board has expired.  Dr. Scott Cowen, President of Tulane University has submitted a letter nominating Mrs. Riviere for re-appointment to the board. 

           On motion of Councilman D. Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution confirming the appointment of Mrs. Mary Riviere to the Thibodaux Civil Service Board. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:               

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

RESOLUTION NO. 1080

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

                          WHEREAS, the Thibodaux Municipal Civil Service Board is comprised of five regular members; and  

                       WHEREAS, due to the fact that one of the current members’ term has expired on the above said board, the appointing agency has forwarded a nomination to the City Council to re-appoint that member; and

          WHEREAS, in accordance with the method of nomination employed in the City Charter, Tulane University has nominated Mrs. Mary Waitz Riviere to be re-appointed to her position on the Thibodaux Civil Service Board.

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux that in accordance with the provisions of Article IV, Section 6 of the Thibodaux City Charter, the re-appointment of Mrs. Mary Waitz Riviere to the Thibodaux Civil Service Board is hereby ratified effective October 19, 2004.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the term of Mrs. Riviere will expire October 19, 2008.

            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 19th day of October, 2004. 

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

        The Council Administrator informed the Council that the City Of Thibodaux assesses a 2% sales and use tax on goods and services purchased in the City. In May 1967 the voters of the city approved the initial 1% sales and use tax. In accordance with the provisions of the ordinance, which officially levied the tax, only 38% of the tax proceeds could be dedicated to the General Fund. The other 62% of the proceeds have been allocated for capital expenses and have been dedicated to the Sales Tax Fund.

        On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution calling for a special election for the purpose of approving the re-dedication of Sales and Use Tax Revenues. Upon roll call the votes was as follows:

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

RESOLUTION NO. 1081 

A resolution ordering and calling a special election to be held in the City of Thibodaux, State of Louisiana, to authorize the levy of a sales and use tax therein; making application to the State Bond Commission in connection therewith; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

                  BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux, State of Louisiana (the "Governing Authority"), acting as the governing authority of the City of Thibodaux, State of Louisiana (the "City"), that:

                  SECTION 1.                  Election Call.  Subject to the approval of the State Bond Commission, and under the authority conferred by Article VI, Section 30 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, the applicable provisions of Chapter 5 and Chapter 6-A of the Louisiana Election Code, and other constitutional and statutory authority, a special election is hereby called and ordered to be held in the City on SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2005, between the hours of six o'clock (6:00) a.m., and eight o'clock (8:00) p.m., in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 18:541, and at the said election there shall be submitted to all registered voters qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and laws of this State and the Constitution of the United States, the following proposition, to-wit:

      1967 SALES TAX REDEDICATION PROPOSITION

SUMMARY: AUTHORITY TO REDEDICATE THE 1% SALES AND USE TAX PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED BY AN ELECTION HELD ON MAY 2, 1967, TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PERCENTAGE OF REVENUES THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATED TO THE GENERAL FUND AFTER MAKING ALL REQUIRED BOND PAYMENTS.

Shall the City of Thibodaux, State of Louisiana, having been previously authorized at an election held on May 2, 1967, to levy a one percent (1%) sales and use tax (the “Tax”), after providing for (i) principal, interest and reserve requirements in connection with the issuance and payment of all sales and use tax bonds of the City heretofore or hereafter sold and issued by said City or (ii) bonds issued in accordance with law to refund such bonds, secured by and payable from the avails or proceeds of said Tax, then shall said City be authorized to appropriate, dedicate and use 100% of the remaining revenues derived from the Tax and any unspent revenue heretofore received for the purpose of supplementing the general fund revenues of the City and for the capital improvements purposes set forth in the May 2, 1967 proposition approving the levy of the Tax?

 

                  SECTION 2.                  Publication of Notice of Election.  A Notice of Special Election shall be published in The Daily Comet, a daily (Monday through Friday) newspaper of general circulation within the City, published in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and being the official journal of the City, once a week for four consecutive weeks, with the first publication to be made not less than forty-five (45) days nor more then ninety (90) days prior to the date of the election, which Notice shall be substantially in the form attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and incorporated herein by reference the same as if it were set forth herein in full.

 

                  SECTION 3.                  Canvass.  This Governing Authority shall meet at its regular meeting place, the City Hall, Council Chambers, 310 West Second Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2005, at FIVE O'CLOCK (5:00) P.M., and shall then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the said special election.

 

                  SECTION 4.                  Polling Places.  The polling places set forth in the aforesaid Notice of Special Election are hereby designated as the polling places at which to hold the said election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, will be the same persons as those designated in accordance with law.

 

           SECTION 5.            Election Commissioners; Voting Machines.  The officers designated to serve as Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners pursuant to Section 4 hereof, or such substitutes therefore as may be selected and designated in accordance with La. R.S. 18:1287, shall hold the said special election as herein provided, and shall make due returns of said election for the meeting of the Governing Authority to be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, as provided in Section 3 hereof.  All registered voters in the City will be entitled to vote at the special election, and voting machines shall be used.

 

                  SECTION 6.                  Authorization of Officers.  The Clerk of the Governing Authority is hereby empowered, authorized and directed to arrange for and to furnish to said election officers in ample time for the holding of said election, the necessary equipment, forms and other paraphernalia essential to the proper holding of said election and the Mayor and/or Clerk of the Governing Authority are further authorized, empowered and directed to take any and all further action required by State and/or Federal law to arrange for the election, including but not limited to, appropriate submission to the Federal Department of Justice under Section 5 of the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended.

 

                  SECTION 7.                  Furnishing Election Call to Election Officials.  Certified copies of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Secretary of State, the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Parish Custodian of Voting Machines of Lafourche Parish and the Registrar of Voters of Lafourche Parish, as notification of the special election, in order that each may prepare for said election and perform their respective functions as required by law.

 

                  SECTION 8.                  Application to State Bond Commission.  Application is made to the State Bond Commission for consent and authority to hold the special election as herein provided, and in the event said election carries for further consent and authority to levy and collect the sales and use tax provided for therein.  A certified copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the State Bond Commission on behalf of this Governing Authority, together with a letter requesting the prompt consideration and approval of this application.

 

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

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

     And the resolution was declared adopted on this, the 19th day of October, 2004.  

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

 

          The City administers the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In December 2001 the City Council adopted the current Section 8 Administrative Plan in accordance with the provisions of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. After a review of the new HUD Funding it is apparent that an amendment was needed which determines the rental allowance, which will be paid to landlords participating in the program. It has been determined that the rental allowances must be lowered to 90% of the fair market rent established by HUD.

        On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving the revised Section 8 Administrative Plan. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

        RESOLUTION NO. 1082 

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

          WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Thibodaux, Louisiana approved the City’s Section 8 Program Administrative Plan in 2001; and

        WHEREAS, the City Office of Housing and Community Development has decided to update the said plan so as to include new regulations and other administrative procedures; and

        WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Council to approve this Plan by means of the adoption of an appropriate resolution.

         NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby approve the amended Section 8 Program Administrative Plan as required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development with an effective date of November 1, 2004.

         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said amended plan 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 19th day of October, 2004.  

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

        The Council Administrator informed the Council that Badeaux Engineers, Project Engineer, advised him that the North Sector Water Distribution Line Project is substantially complete in accordance with all contract documents and specifications.

       On motion of Councilman G. Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution of Substantial Completion for the North Sector Waterline Project. Upon roll cal the votes was as follows:         

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

RESOLUTION NO. 1083  

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

                 WHEREAS, the City of Thibodaux entered into a contract with Beverly Construction Company, L.L.C. dated April 29, 2004 for the Thibodaux North Sector Water Distribution Line Project; and  

         WHEREAS, the work under the aforementioned contract was substantially complete in accordance with the plans and specifications by the contractor on October 1, 2004; and

     WHEREAS, a final inspection was conducted by representatives of the City and the Project Engineer; and

     WHEREAS, all work was found to be satisfactory for acceptance with respect to the application for payment by the contractor less and except any items included on a punch list.

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session on October 19, 2004 that the work under the aforementioned project be and is hereby accepted as substantially complete on the date hereinbefore specified.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council Administrator is hereby authorized to file with the Clerk of Court of the Parish of Lafourche, a certified copy of this resolution in order to commence the 45 day lien period.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this resolution be forwarded to Beverly Construction Company, L.L.C., P.O. Box 9016, Bridge City, LA 70096, and to Badeaux Engineers, P.O. Box 1055, Thibodaux, LA 70302.

     The above ordinance 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
     
ABSTAIN:  None

      And the above resolution was declared adopted this 19th day of  October 2004. 

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

Councilman Swanner introduced an ordinance approving the final plat of Rienzi Village Townhomes, Addendum No. 2. The public hearing will be held at the next Council meeting on November 3, 2004.          

Councilman Dee Richard introduced an ordinance approving the re-division of property located on Washington Street. The public hearing will be held at the next Council meeting on November 3, 2004. 

            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
OCTOBER 19, 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, October 19, 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 Germaine Jackson. 

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

            Councilman Mire has requested that the City Council consider the adoption of a motion to move the date of the first City Council meeting of November from Tuesday, November 2nd to Wednesday November 3, 2004. 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the council voted to adopt a motion to re-schedule the first meeting in November to Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at 5:00 pm.              

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

              Mrs. Judy Carrier, Civil Service Director, informed the Council that the term of Mrs. Mary Waitz Riviere on the Thibodaux Civil Service Board has expired.  Dr. Scott Cowen, President of Tulane University has submitted a letter nominating Mrs. Riviere for re-appointment to the board.    

            Mrs. Judy Carrier, Civil Service Director, informed the Council that the term of Mrs. Mary Waitz Riviere on the Thibodaux Civil Service Board has expired.  Dr. Scott Cowen, President of Tulane University has submitted a letter nominating Mrs. Riviere for re-appointment to the board. 

           On motion of Councilman D. Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution confirming the appointment of Mrs. Mary Riviere to the Thibodaux Civil Service Board. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:               

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

RESOLUTION NO. 1080

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

                          WHEREAS, the Thibodaux Municipal Civil Service Board is comprised of five regular members; and  

                       WHEREAS, due to the fact that one of the current members’ term has expired on the above said board, the appointing agency has forwarded a nomination to the City Council to re-appoint that member; and

          WHEREAS, in accordance with the method of nomination employed in the City Charter, Tulane University has nominated Mrs. Mary Waitz Riviere to be re-appointed to her position on the Thibodaux Civil Service Board.

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux that in accordance with the provisions of Article IV, Section 6 of the Thibodaux City Charter, the re-appointment of Mrs. Mary Waitz Riviere to the Thibodaux Civil Service Board is hereby ratified effective October 19, 2004.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the term of Mrs. Riviere will expire October 19, 2008.

            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 19th day of October, 2004. 

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

        The Council Administrator informed the Council that the City Of Thibodaux assesses a 2% sales and use tax on goods and services purchased in the City. In May 1967 the voters of the city approved the initial 1% sales and use tax. In accordance with the provisions of the ordinance, which officially levied the tax, only 38% of the tax proceeds could be dedicated to the General Fund. The other 62% of the proceeds have been allocated for capital expenses and have been dedicated to the Sales Tax Fund.

        On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution calling for a special election for the purpose of approving the re-dedication of Sales and Use Tax Revenues. Upon roll call the votes was as follows:

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

RESOLUTION NO. 1081 

A resolution ordering and calling a special election to be held in the City of Thibodaux, State of Louisiana, to authorize the levy of a sales and use tax therein; making application to the State Bond Commission in connection therewith; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

                  BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux, State of Louisiana (the "Governing Authority"), acting as the governing authority of the City of Thibodaux, State of Louisiana (the "City"), that:

                  SECTION 1.                  Election Call.  Subject to the approval of the State Bond Commission, and under the authority conferred by Article VI, Section 30 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, the applicable provisions of Chapter 5 and Chapter 6-A of the Louisiana Election Code, and other constitutional and statutory authority, a special election is hereby called and ordered to be held in the City on SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2005, between the hours of six o'clock (6:00) a.m., and eight o'clock (8:00) p.m., in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 18:541, and at the said election there shall be submitted to all registered voters qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and laws of this State and the Constitution of the United States, the following proposition, to-wit:

      1967 SALES TAX REDEDICATION PROPOSITION

SUMMARY: AUTHORITY TO REDEDICATE THE 1% SALES AND USE TAX PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED BY AN ELECTION HELD ON MAY 2, 1967, TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PERCENTAGE OF REVENUES THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATED TO THE GENERAL FUND AFTER MAKING ALL REQUIRED BOND PAYMENTS.

Shall the City of Thibodaux, State of Louisiana, having been previously authorized at an election held on May 2, 1967, to levy a one percent (1%) sales and use tax (the “Tax”), after providing for (i) principal, interest and reserve requirements in connection with the issuance and payment of all sales and use tax bonds of the City heretofore or hereafter sold and issued by said City or (ii) bonds issued in accordance with law to refund such bonds, secured by and payable from the avails or proceeds of said Tax, then shall said City be authorized to appropriate, dedicate and use 100% of the remaining revenues derived from the Tax and any unspent revenue heretofore received for the purpose of supplementing the general fund revenues of the City and for the capital improvements purposes set forth in the May 2, 1967 proposition approving the levy of the Tax?

 

                  SECTION 2.                  Publication of Notice of Election.  A Notice of Special Election shall be published in The Daily Comet, a daily (Monday through Friday) newspaper of general circulation within the City, published in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and being the official journal of the City, once a week for four consecutive weeks, with the first publication to be made not less than forty-five (45) days nor more then ninety (90) days prior to the date of the election, which Notice shall be substantially in the form attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and incorporated herein by reference the same as if it were set forth herein in full.

 

                  SECTION 3.                  Canvass.  This Governing Authority shall meet at its regular meeting place, the City Hall, Council Chambers, 310 West Second Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2005, at FIVE O'CLOCK (5:00) P.M., and shall then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the said special election.

 

                  SECTION 4.                  Polling Places.  The polling places set forth in the aforesaid Notice of Special Election are hereby designated as the polling places at which to hold the said election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, will be the same persons as those designated in accordance with law.

 

           SECTION 5.            Election Commissioners; Voting Machines.  The officers designated to serve as Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners pursuant to Section 4 hereof, or such substitutes therefore as may be selected and designated in accordance with La. R.S. 18:1287, shall hold the said special election as herein provided, and shall make due returns of said election for the meeting of the Governing Authority to be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, as provided in Section 3 hereof.  All registered voters in the City will be entitled to vote at the special election, and voting machines shall be used.

 

                  SECTION 6.                  Authorization of Officers.  The Clerk of the Governing Authority is hereby empowered, authorized and directed to arrange for and to furnish to said election officers in ample time for the holding of said election, the necessary equipment, forms and other paraphernalia essential to the proper holding of said election and the Mayor and/or Clerk of the Governing Authority are further authorized, empowered and directed to take any and all further action required by State and/or Federal law to arrange for the election, including but not limited to, appropriate submission to the Federal Department of Justice under Section 5 of the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended.

 

                  SECTION 7.                  Furnishing Election Call to Election Officials.  Certified copies of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Secretary of State, the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Parish Custodian of Voting Machines of Lafourche Parish and the Registrar of Voters of Lafourche Parish, as notification of the special election, in order that each may prepare for said election and perform their respective functions as required by law.

 

                  SECTION 8.                  Application to State Bond Commission.  Application is made to the State Bond Commission for consent and authority to hold the special election as herein provided, and in the event said election carries for further consent and authority to levy and collect the sales and use tax provided for therein.  A certified copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the State Bond Commission on behalf of this Governing Authority, together with a letter requesting the prompt consideration and approval of this application.

 

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

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

     And the resolution was declared adopted on this, the 19th day of October, 2004.  

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

 

          The City administers the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In December 2001 the City Council adopted the current Section 8 Administrative Plan in accordance with the provisions of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. After a review of the new HUD Funding it is apparent that an amendment was needed which determines the rental allowance, which will be paid to landlords participating in the program. It has been determined that the rental allowances must be lowered to 90% of the fair market rent established by HUD.

        On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving the revised Section 8 Administrative Plan. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

        RESOLUTION NO. 1082 

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

          WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Thibodaux, Louisiana approved the City’s Section 8 Program Administrative Plan in 2001; and

        WHEREAS, the City Office of Housing and Community Development has decided to update the said plan so as to include new regulations and other administrative procedures; and

        WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Council to approve this Plan by means of the adoption of an appropriate resolution.

         NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby approve the amended Section 8 Program Administrative Plan as required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development with an effective date of November 1, 2004.

         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said amended plan 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 19th day of October, 2004.  

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

        The Council Administrator informed the Council that Badeaux Engineers, Project Engineer, advised him that the North Sector Water Distribution Line Project is substantially complete in accordance with all contract documents and specifications.

       On motion of Councilman G. Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution of Substantial Completion for the North Sector Waterline Project. Upon roll cal the votes was as follows:         

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

RESOLUTION NO. 1083  

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

                 WHEREAS, the City of Thibodaux entered into a contract with Beverly Construction Company, L.L.C. dated April 29, 2004 for the Thibodaux North Sector Water Distribution Line Project; and  

         WHEREAS, the work under the aforementioned contract was substantially complete in accordance with the plans and specifications by the contractor on October 1, 2004; and

     WHEREAS, a final inspection was conducted by representatives of the City and the Project Engineer; and

     WHEREAS, all work was found to be satisfactory for acceptance with respect to the application for payment by the contractor less and except any items included on a punch list.

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session on October 19, 2004 that the work under the aforementioned project be and is hereby accepted as substantially complete on the date hereinbefore specified.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council Administrator is hereby authorized to file with the Clerk of Court of the Parish of Lafourche, a certified copy of this resolution in order to commence the 45 day lien period.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this resolution be forwarded to Beverly Construction Company, L.L.C., P.O. Box 9016, Bridge City, LA 70096, and to Badeaux Engineers, P.O. Box 1055, Thibodaux, LA 70302.

     The above ordinance 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
     
ABSTAIN:  None

      And the above resolution was declared adopted this 19th day of  October 2004. 

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

Councilman Swanner introduced an ordinance approving the final plat of Rienzi Village Townhomes, Addendum No. 2. The public hearing will be held at the next Council meeting on November 3, 2004.          

Councilman Dee Richard introduced an ordinance approving the re-division of property located on Washington Street. The public hearing will be held at the next Council meeting on November 3, 2004. 

            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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