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 OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
            MAY 3, 2005
     

            

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, May 3, 2005 at 5:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

            There were also present:  Mayor Charles Caillouet and Germaine Jackson.

 

            The minutes of the April 19, 2005 Council meeting were approved as written.

           

            Mr. Tommy Tabor made a presentation to the City Council concerning the goals and objectives of the “Concerned Veterans of Louisiana”, a new Veterans organization formed in the City of Thibodaux.

 

            Councilman Mire introduced an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office to provide funding for the operation of a Children’s Advocacy Center.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the May 17, 2005 City Council meeting.

 

            Councilman Gene Richard introduced an ordinance authorizing the mayor to execute a contract with INCODE, Inc for Property Tax Management Software Module.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the May 17, 2005 City Council meeting.

 

            The City received bids on April 25, 2005 for the ADA Park Restroom Improvement Project as designed by Picciola & Associates.  The lowest responsible base bid was received from Thomassie Construction in the amount of $78,159.00

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution accepting the low bid of Thomassie Construction and authorizing the execution of the construction contract for the ADA Park Restroom Improvement Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1116

 

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE LOW BID OF THOMASSIE   CONSTRUCTION, INC.  FOR THE ADA PARKS RESTROOM IMPROVEMENT 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 improvements to the restrooms at Peltier Park, Civic Center Park and MLK Park; and

 

     WHEREAS, the low base bids received was from Thomassie Construction, Inc. in the amount of $78,159.00; and

 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to consider the acceptance of the low base bids 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 base bids submitted by Thomassie 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 Thomassie Construction, Inc., for the ADA Park Restroom Improvement 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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                    Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Project Engineer ahs informed the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of Change Order No. 2 for the Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project.  The proposed change order would increase the contract price by $3,935.12 for additional work and unforeseen repairs made to the bulkhead at Canal Boulevard.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving Change Order no. 2 for the FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None  

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1117

 

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #2 WITH DOUBLE AUGHT CONSTRUCTION, LLC FOR THE BAYOU LAFOURCHE OUTFALL GATES PROJECT

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract with Double Aught Construction, LLC for the construction of the Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, due to the reconciliation of all contract quantities which includes the repairs of the bulkhead at Canal Boulevard, the execution of a change order is required; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed change order increases the contract price in the amount of  $3,935.12 over the original contract bid for a new contract price of $306,408.15.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 2 with Double Aught Construction, LLC in the amount mentioned above.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said change order 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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                    Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Project Engineer has informed the Council Administrator that the Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project is substantially complete in accordance with all contract documents and specifications.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution of substantial completion for the FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1118

 

     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 Double Aught Construction, LLC dated September 3, 2004 for the Bayou Lafourche Outfall Control Gates Project; and

    

     WHEREAS, the work under the aforementioned contract was substantially complete in accordance with the plans and specifications by the contractor on April 20, 2005; 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 May 3, 2005 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 Double Aught Construction, 2413 Cazalard Road, Belle Chase, LA 70037, and to Leonard Chauvin, 618A Canal Boulevard, Thibodaux, LA 70301.

 

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

 

     YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS:        None

     ABSENT: None

     ABSTAIN: None

     

    And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                    /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Project Engineer has informed the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of Change Order No. 1 for the 2004 Street Improvement Project.  This change order is being proposed as a result of Acadia and Creole Lanes being removed from the project.  These streets were eliminated due to the proposed drainage improvements in those areas that will require cutting of the street surface.  These streets will be included in the 2005 Project.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council adopted a resolution approving Change Order no. 1 for the 2004 Street Improvement Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1119

 

 

 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #1 WITH COASTAL BRIDGE COMPANY FOR THE 2004 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract with Coastal Bridge Co., LLC. for the 2004 Street improvement Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, the Project Engineer has reviewed contract quantities and contract time for this project due to the elimination of Creole and Acadia Lanes from the project; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed change order decreases the contract price in the amount of  $126,798.22 under the original contract price for a current contract price of $544,625.30.          

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 1 with Coastal Bridge in the amount mentioned above.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said change order 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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                    Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Project Engineer has informed the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of Change Order No. 1 for the Thibodaux Water Plant #2 Rehabilitation and Modification Project.  The change order is being proposed in order to adjust that contract price as a result of approved additional work not originally called for in the contract documents.  The proposed change order will decrease the contract price by $28,697.61.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving Change Order no. 1 for the Thibodaux Water Plant #2 Rehabilitation and Modification Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1120

 

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #1 WITH VOLUTE, INC. FOR THE THIBODAUX WATER PLANT #2 REHABILITATION AND

MODIFICATION PROJECT

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract with Volute, Inc. for the Thibodaux Water Plant No. 2 Rehabilitation and Modification Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, due to the reconciliation of all contract quantities and additional authorized work, the execution of a change order is required; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed change order increases the contract price in the amount of  $28,697.61 over the original contract price.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 1 with Volute, Inc. in the amount mentioned above.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said change order 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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                     Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Federal Programs Director has informed the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of the submission of the fiscal year 2005-2009 Consolidated Plan for the CDBG Program.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of the City’s 2005-2009 Consolidated Plan to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1115

 

 

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

 

WHEREAS, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the City of Thibodaux to complete a consolidated planning process as part of its CDBG Entitlement Program; and

 

WHEREAS, the purpose of the consolidated planning process is to help further a collaborative process, and avoid duplication of effort, by bringing together the public and private sector and non-profit organizations to establish a unified vision for housing and community development efforts in the City of Thibodaux over the next five (5) years; and

 

WHEREAS, in fulfillment of this requirement and to ensure continued CDBG funding, the City has developed its five (5) year, FY2005-2009 Consolidated Plan and one (1) year Annual Action Plan for the expenditure of FY2005 CDBG Entitlement Funds.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby authorize the submission of the City of Thibodaux FY2005-2009 Consolidated Plan to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

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

 

YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

NAYS: None

ABSTAINED: None

ABSENT: None

 

And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Mayor has informed the Council Administrator that due to the expiration of Mr. Billy Tauzin’s term on the Thibodaux Recreation Board, he would like the Council to consider the adoption of a resolution acknowledging the re-appointment of Mr. Tauzin to the Thibodaux Recreation Board.  Mr. Tauzin’s term will expire on May 3, 2009.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution re-appointing Billy Tauzin III to the Recreation Advisory Board.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1121

 

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, the Thibodaux Recreation Board is comprised of seven members; five (5) appointed by the City Council members and two (2) appointed by the Mayor; and

 

            WHEREAS, the terms of board member Mr. Billy Tauzin III is set to expire; and

 

WHEREAS, Mayor Caillouet wishes to re-appoint this member to an additional four (4) year term on the board in accordance with the provisions of Section 14-3 of the Thibodaux Code of Ordinances.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux that in accordance with the provisions of section 14-3 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances, the following individual is hereby re-appointed to serve on the Thibodaux Recreation Board for the term designated:

 

                                                                                                                           TERM          

APPOINTING AUTHORITY               BOARD MEMBER                    EXPIRES

 

Mayor                                                              Billy Tauzin III              05/3/2009

 

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

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS:  None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT:  None

 

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            In accordance with the provisions of the Historic District Ordinance, whenever a vacancy occurs or a term expires on the Historic District Commission, the appointing authority must make an appointment to fill the vacancy on the board.  Due to the expiration of the terms of three members and the death of Mr. Buddy Billelo, it is necessary for the Mayor to make appointments to fill the vacancies on the board.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution confirming the appointments of the members to the Historic District Commission.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1122

 

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, the Thibodaux Historic District Commission is comprised of five regular board members; and

 

            WHEREAS, due to the fact that one of the current members has resigned from the said commission and the terms of other members have expired, it is necessary for the Mayor to appoint or re-appoint members to the commission; and

 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of the Historic District Ordinance the City Council must confirm these appointments.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby confirm and approve the appointments as follows:

 

                        APPOINTEE                           TERM EXPIRES

                        Dr. Keri Turner                                    May 3, 2007

                        Lucille Henry                                        May 3, 2008

                        Gayle Toups                                         May 3, 2009

                        Malcolm Hodnett                                  May 3, 2009

 

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

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT:  None

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            Councilman Swanner has inquired about the feasibility of having a traffic light installed at the intersection of LA Highway 308 and Rosedown Drive.  Since the State DOTD would operate any controls in this area, it would be necessary to request that they investigate the feasibility of constructing a traffic signal at this intersection.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution requesting a traffic study by DOTD for a traffic signal at the intersection of Rosedown Drive and LA Highway 308.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1123

 

 

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 308 and Rosedown Drive in the City of Thibodaux; and

 

WHEREAS, the aforementioned intersection on La. Highway 308 must be negotiated by motorists traveling on Rosedown 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 308 and Rosedown 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, Mire and D. Richard

NAYS: None

ABSTAINED: None

ABSENT: None

 

And the above resolution was declared adopted, this 3rd day of May 2005.

 
/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Public Works Director has informed the Council Administrator that the mayor has requested that T. Baker Smith & Son prepare an engineering contract that would authorize a Master Study and GIS program for the City’s existing sewer facilities.  This study will provide an evaluation of all thirty-six (36) of the City’s sewer lift stations, the potential sewer flow rates for areas outlining the current City limits and a GIS Program for all existing sewer facilities.  In accordance with the provisions of the proposed engineering contract, the City would pay engineering fees in a lump sum amount of $139,400.00.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt a resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign an Engineering Contract with T. Baker Smith & Son for a Master Study and GIS Program for existing City sewer facilities.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1124

 

 

 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN AN ENGINEERING CONTRACT WITH T. BAKER SMITH & SON FOR A MASTER STUDY AND GIS PROGRAM FOR EXISTING

CITY SEWER FACILITIES

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City wishes to conduct a Master Study and GIS Program for existing City sewer facilities; and

 

     WHEREAS, the Mayor has selected T. Baker Smith & Son to perform the said study as per a grant with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and

 

    WHEREAS, it is necessary to execute a contract with the said engineering firm for the services to be rendered in conjunction with this project.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute an engineering contract with T. Baker Smith & Son to conduct a Master Study and GIS Program for existing City sewer facilities.

 

     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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            The State DOTD has approved the creation of a couplet system in the City of Thibodaux along LA 1 and LA 308.  A public hearing was then held on April 19, 2005 to obtain public input on the construction of the proposed couplet system.  As a result of the hearing and a request from DOTD for the City to take a position on the proposed couplet, a resolution has been proposed supporting the couplet system conditioned on the construction of bridges in conjunction with the project.

 

            Councilman Dee Richard proposed an amendment to the proposed couplet resolution to increase the number of bridges to four (4).  On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted on amendment #1 to the couplet resolution.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: Councilmen Swanner and G. Richard

            ABSENT: None

 

            Councilman Swanner proposed an amendment to the proposed couplet resolution to include the rehabilitation of the Audubon Avenue Bridge.  On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted on amendment #2 to the couplet resolution.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: Councilman Winston

            ABSENT: None

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution conditionally supporting the implementation of the LA 1 and LA 308 Couplet System as amended.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: Councilman Winston

            ABSENT: None

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1125

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, after conducting formal public hearings, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has determined that the construction of a LA 1/LA 308 Couplet System through the City of Thibodaux is warranted; and

 

     WHEREAS, traffic flow for Phase I of the said system will be eastbound along LA 1 beginning at Tiger Drive and westbound along LA 308 beginning at Percy Brown Road; and 

 

     WHEREAS, Phase I of the project included the construction of two new bridges across Bayou Lafourche within the corporate limits of the City; and

 

     WHEREAS, the location of the proposed bridges are at Davis Drive and LA1 and Ridgefield Road and Coulon Road; and

 

      WHEREAS, the State is requesting that the City state its support of or opposition to the couplet system prior to the project being considered for funding.

 

    NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby commit its support of the construction of the LA1/LA308 Couplet System contingent upon the following:

 

Construction of four new bridges across Bayou Lafourche prior to the construction of the system.

Redesign or renovation of the bridges at Jackson Street, Audubon Avenue and at Tiger Drive.

Consultation with the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District and the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program on the design of the new bridges to be constructed.

 

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

 

     YEAS:   Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Mire and J. Richard

     NAYS:   Councilman Winston

     ABSTAINED: NONE    

     ABSENT:   NONE

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President   

 

 

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance recommended by the Planning & Zoning Commission to amend Article II of the Zoning Ordinance (Sign Ordinance).  The provisions of Article XX, Section 2004.1 provides regulations for exempt “on-site” signs.  The proposed ordinance would amend Section 2004.1 by adding sub-section (15) entitled Special Event “Temporary” Signs.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance to amend and re-enact Section 2004.1 of the Thibodaux Zoning Ordinance so as to add sub-section (15) (Temporary On-Site Signs).  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: Councilman Swanner

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2244

 

 

                                    AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND RE-ENACT

                                    SECTION 2004.1 OF THE THIBODAUX ZONING

                                    ORDINANCE SO AS TO ADD SUB-SECTION (15)

(TEMPORARY ON-SITE SIGNS) 

 

 

     BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that Section 2004.1 of the Thibodaux Zoning Ordinance is hereby amended and re-enacted so as to add sub-section (15) to read as follows:

 

     Sec. 2004.1 Exempt on-site signs

 

Special Event “Temporary” Sign

 

Any one business, individual or organization may display a banner sign or product promotional “special event or temporary sign” on as many occasions as needed during a twelve (12) month period provided:

 

Any such sign shall be temporary in nature and is not allowed as a permanent on-premise sign. All such signs and any components shall be kept in good repair and be maintained in a safe condition.  These signs shall be maintained in a neat, clean and attractive condition and shall be kept free of peeling and/or fading or other deterioration.  Signs in violation of this section shall be removed in accordance with the enforcement section of this ordinance.

 

Any such sign shall be non-electric.

 

Such signs shall be permitted in multi-tenant buildings only when they are properly fastened to the building and shall drape in a manner parallel to and not perpendicular to the building and not be allowed to flutter, other than where such signs are allowed under the grand opening provisions of this section.

 

Such signs shall be professionally designed, printed and produced (hand grafted/written signs will be prohibited) and shall include franchise advertising and product promotional items.

 

No more than one (1) temporary sign, not exceeding thirty-two (32) square feet (back to back) shall be allowed per premise.  A business with a premise containing greater than 100 feet of street or thoroughfare frontage shall be granted one (1) additional sign.

 

Such signs shall be attached and properly fastened to the building and shall drape in a manner parallel to and not perpendicular to the building and not be allowed to flutter.

 

Signs that contain statements, words or pictures of an obscene, indecent or immoral character that will offend public morals or decency are prohibited.

 

 

Temporary signs not affixed or attached to a building shall comply with the provisions of Section 2002 (Prohibited Signs) and the following requirements:

 

Signs shall be firmly affixed to the ground to which it is attached and shall not be allowed to flutter.

 

Any sign which by reason of it’s location, position, size, shape or color that may obstruct, impair, obscure or interfere with the view of or confuse traffic shall be prohibited.

 

            Type of Temporary Sign Allowed:         Attached or Detached

 

Number of Signs:          One (1) sign per event, per premises with less than 100 feet frontage on a thoroughfare.  An additional one (1) sign shall be granted for a premises with greater than 100 feet of thorough-fare frontage

 

Number of Faces:         Two (2) per sign (back to back)

 

Sign Area:       32 square feet maximum

 

Set Back:         15 feet from public right-of-way

 

Maximum Height:       6 feet

 

Special event signs promoting the grand opening of a business shall comply with the provisions of this section, with exception to the following:

 

Such signs shall only be displayed for a period not to exceed fourteen (14) days

 

            Such signs will be permitted under this section in multi-tenant buildings

 

An additional two (2) temporary signs, not to exceed thirty-two (32) square feet shall be permitted

 

One inflatable sign/advertising will be permitted under this section in addition to temporary signs

 

Type of Temporary Sign Allowed:           Attached or Detached

 

Number of Signs:        Two (2) additional per grand opening

 

Number of Faces: Two (2) per sign (back to back)

 

Sign Area:       32 square feet maximum each

 

Set Back:         15 feet from right-of-way

 

Maximum Height:       6 feet

 

Political campaign, real property sale, school, spirit, religious or charitable organization or other like activity temporary signs shall be permitted on private property at the property owner’s discretion under the provisions of this ordinance.  However, such signs shall conform with the provisions of this section and shall be prohibited if, in combination with any other temporary sign, the provisions of this section are violated.

 

Any sign or promotional product not included in this ordinance will be considered prohibited. 

 

Enforcement:

 

The Zoning Administrator of the City of Thibodaux and his designees shall be authorized to enforce this ordinance.

 

The zoning administrator shall order the removal of any sign erected or maintained in violation of this ordinance.

 

The zoning administrator shall remove a sign at cost to the owner, immediately and without notice, if in his opinion the sign presents an immediate threat of danger to the safety of the public.

 

If the owner of the sign and/or premises fails or refuses to comply or remove the sign or is unable to be located, the zoning administrator may remove or authorize others to remove such sign at the expense of the owner.  The zoning administrator shall not be responsible for any sign that has been removed and may dispose of it in any manner he deems appropriate.

 

Penalties

 

Each sign placed in violation of this ordinance shall be deemed to be a separate violation.

 

Refer to Article XVI, Section 1602 of the Thibodaux Zoning Ordinance No. 1593 for Penalties for violation.

           

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

 

     YEAS: Councilmen G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: Councilman Swanner

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

    And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                   Jerome Richard, President

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance accepting and approving the master Transportation Plan for the City that we have been working in conjunction with South Central Planning and Development Commission and the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance accepting and approving the Master Transportation Plan for the City of Thibodaux.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE NO.  2245

 

 

                                    AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING AND APPROVING THE

MASTER TRANSPORATION PLAN FOR THE CITY OF THIBODAUX

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City has working with South Central Planning and Development Commission and the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the development of a Master Transportation Plan; and

 

     WHEREAS, a proposed plan was presented to the Thibodaux Planning and Zoning Commission for its review at its meeting of February 9, 2005; and 

 

     WHEREAS, the said commission has ratified the proposed plan as recommended by the Administration and the South Central Planning and Development Commission; and

 

     WHEREAS, it would be appropriate for the City Council to consider approving the ratified plan and accept it as the Official Master Transportation Plan for the City of Thibodaux.

 

      NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby designate as official and approve, the City of Thibodaux Master Transportation Plan as presented at this meeting of March 15, 2005.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the said plan is attached hereto and thereby made a part hereof.        

 

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

 

     YEAS:  Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None               

     ABSENT:   None

 

     And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

_____________________________                   ____________________________
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Jerome Richard, President

 
 
     
 
City of Thibodaux, LA

 OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
            MAY 3, 2005
     

            

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, May 3, 2005 at 5:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

            There were also present:  Mayor Charles Caillouet and Germaine Jackson.

 

            The minutes of the April 19, 2005 Council meeting were approved as written.

           

            Mr. Tommy Tabor made a presentation to the City Council concerning the goals and objectives of the “Concerned Veterans of Louisiana”, a new Veterans organization formed in the City of Thibodaux.

 

            Councilman Mire introduced an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office to provide funding for the operation of a Children’s Advocacy Center.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the May 17, 2005 City Council meeting.

 

            Councilman Gene Richard introduced an ordinance authorizing the mayor to execute a contract with INCODE, Inc for Property Tax Management Software Module.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the May 17, 2005 City Council meeting.

 

            The City received bids on April 25, 2005 for the ADA Park Restroom Improvement Project as designed by Picciola & Associates.  The lowest responsible base bid was received from Thomassie Construction in the amount of $78,159.00

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution accepting the low bid of Thomassie Construction and authorizing the execution of the construction contract for the ADA Park Restroom Improvement Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1116

 

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE LOW BID OF THOMASSIE   CONSTRUCTION, INC.  FOR THE ADA PARKS RESTROOM IMPROVEMENT 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 improvements to the restrooms at Peltier Park, Civic Center Park and MLK Park; and

 

     WHEREAS, the low base bids received was from Thomassie Construction, Inc. in the amount of $78,159.00; and

 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to consider the acceptance of the low base bids 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 base bids submitted by Thomassie 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 Thomassie Construction, Inc., for the ADA Park Restroom Improvement 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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                    Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Project Engineer ahs informed the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of Change Order No. 2 for the Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project.  The proposed change order would increase the contract price by $3,935.12 for additional work and unforeseen repairs made to the bulkhead at Canal Boulevard.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving Change Order no. 2 for the FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None  

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1117

 

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #2 WITH DOUBLE AUGHT CONSTRUCTION, LLC FOR THE BAYOU LAFOURCHE OUTFALL GATES PROJECT

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract with Double Aught Construction, LLC for the construction of the Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, due to the reconciliation of all contract quantities which includes the repairs of the bulkhead at Canal Boulevard, the execution of a change order is required; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed change order increases the contract price in the amount of  $3,935.12 over the original contract bid for a new contract price of $306,408.15.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 2 with Double Aught Construction, LLC in the amount mentioned above.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said change order 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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                    Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Project Engineer has informed the Council Administrator that the Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project is substantially complete in accordance with all contract documents and specifications.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution of substantial completion for the FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1118

 

     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 Double Aught Construction, LLC dated September 3, 2004 for the Bayou Lafourche Outfall Control Gates Project; and

    

     WHEREAS, the work under the aforementioned contract was substantially complete in accordance with the plans and specifications by the contractor on April 20, 2005; 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 May 3, 2005 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 Double Aught Construction, 2413 Cazalard Road, Belle Chase, LA 70037, and to Leonard Chauvin, 618A Canal Boulevard, Thibodaux, LA 70301.

 

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

 

     YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS:        None

     ABSENT: None

     ABSTAIN: None

     

    And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                    /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Project Engineer has informed the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of Change Order No. 1 for the 2004 Street Improvement Project.  This change order is being proposed as a result of Acadia and Creole Lanes being removed from the project.  These streets were eliminated due to the proposed drainage improvements in those areas that will require cutting of the street surface.  These streets will be included in the 2005 Project.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council adopted a resolution approving Change Order no. 1 for the 2004 Street Improvement Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1119

 

 

 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #1 WITH COASTAL BRIDGE COMPANY FOR THE 2004 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract with Coastal Bridge Co., LLC. for the 2004 Street improvement Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, the Project Engineer has reviewed contract quantities and contract time for this project due to the elimination of Creole and Acadia Lanes from the project; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed change order decreases the contract price in the amount of  $126,798.22 under the original contract price for a current contract price of $544,625.30.          

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 1 with Coastal Bridge in the amount mentioned above.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said change order 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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                    Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Project Engineer has informed the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of Change Order No. 1 for the Thibodaux Water Plant #2 Rehabilitation and Modification Project.  The change order is being proposed in order to adjust that contract price as a result of approved additional work not originally called for in the contract documents.  The proposed change order will decrease the contract price by $28,697.61.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving Change Order no. 1 for the Thibodaux Water Plant #2 Rehabilitation and Modification Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1120

 

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN CHANGE ORDER #1 WITH VOLUTE, INC. FOR THE THIBODAUX WATER PLANT #2 REHABILITATION AND

MODIFICATION PROJECT

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract with Volute, Inc. for the Thibodaux Water Plant No. 2 Rehabilitation and Modification Project; and

 

     WHEREAS, due to the reconciliation of all contract quantities and additional authorized work, the execution of a change order is required; and

 

     WHEREAS, the proposed change order increases the contract price in the amount of  $28,697.61 over the original contract price.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 1 with Volute, Inc. in the amount mentioned above.

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said change order 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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                     Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Federal Programs Director has informed the Council Administrator that it is necessary for the City Council to consider the approval of the submission of the fiscal year 2005-2009 Consolidated Plan for the CDBG Program.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of the City’s 2005-2009 Consolidated Plan to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1115

 

 

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

 

WHEREAS, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the City of Thibodaux to complete a consolidated planning process as part of its CDBG Entitlement Program; and

 

WHEREAS, the purpose of the consolidated planning process is to help further a collaborative process, and avoid duplication of effort, by bringing together the public and private sector and non-profit organizations to establish a unified vision for housing and community development efforts in the City of Thibodaux over the next five (5) years; and

 

WHEREAS, in fulfillment of this requirement and to ensure continued CDBG funding, the City has developed its five (5) year, FY2005-2009 Consolidated Plan and one (1) year Annual Action Plan for the expenditure of FY2005 CDBG Entitlement Funds.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby authorize the submission of the City of Thibodaux FY2005-2009 Consolidated Plan to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

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

 

YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

NAYS: None

ABSTAINED: None

ABSENT: None

 

And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Mayor has informed the Council Administrator that due to the expiration of Mr. Billy Tauzin’s term on the Thibodaux Recreation Board, he would like the Council to consider the adoption of a resolution acknowledging the re-appointment of Mr. Tauzin to the Thibodaux Recreation Board.  Mr. Tauzin’s term will expire on May 3, 2009.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution re-appointing Billy Tauzin III to the Recreation Advisory Board.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1121

 

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, the Thibodaux Recreation Board is comprised of seven members; five (5) appointed by the City Council members and two (2) appointed by the Mayor; and

 

            WHEREAS, the terms of board member Mr. Billy Tauzin III is set to expire; and

 

WHEREAS, Mayor Caillouet wishes to re-appoint this member to an additional four (4) year term on the board in accordance with the provisions of Section 14-3 of the Thibodaux Code of Ordinances.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux that in accordance with the provisions of section 14-3 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances, the following individual is hereby re-appointed to serve on the Thibodaux Recreation Board for the term designated:

 

                                                                                                                           TERM          

APPOINTING AUTHORITY               BOARD MEMBER                    EXPIRES

 

Mayor                                                              Billy Tauzin III              05/3/2009

 

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

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS:  None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT:  None

 

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            In accordance with the provisions of the Historic District Ordinance, whenever a vacancy occurs or a term expires on the Historic District Commission, the appointing authority must make an appointment to fill the vacancy on the board.  Due to the expiration of the terms of three members and the death of Mr. Buddy Billelo, it is necessary for the Mayor to make appointments to fill the vacancies on the board.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution confirming the appointments of the members to the Historic District Commission.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1122

 

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, the Thibodaux Historic District Commission is comprised of five regular board members; and

 

            WHEREAS, due to the fact that one of the current members has resigned from the said commission and the terms of other members have expired, it is necessary for the Mayor to appoint or re-appoint members to the commission; and

 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of the Historic District Ordinance the City Council must confirm these appointments.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby confirm and approve the appointments as follows:

 

                        APPOINTEE                           TERM EXPIRES

                        Dr. Keri Turner                                    May 3, 2007

                        Lucille Henry                                        May 3, 2008

                        Gayle Toups                                         May 3, 2009

                        Malcolm Hodnett                                  May 3, 2009

 

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

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT:  None

            And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            Councilman Swanner has inquired about the feasibility of having a traffic light installed at the intersection of LA Highway 308 and Rosedown Drive.  Since the State DOTD would operate any controls in this area, it would be necessary to request that they investigate the feasibility of constructing a traffic signal at this intersection.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution requesting a traffic study by DOTD for a traffic signal at the intersection of Rosedown Drive and LA Highway 308.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1123

 

 

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 308 and Rosedown Drive in the City of Thibodaux; and

 

WHEREAS, the aforementioned intersection on La. Highway 308 must be negotiated by motorists traveling on Rosedown 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 308 and Rosedown 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, Mire and D. Richard

NAYS: None

ABSTAINED: None

ABSENT: None

 

And the above resolution was declared adopted, this 3rd day of May 2005.

 
/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Public Works Director has informed the Council Administrator that the mayor has requested that T. Baker Smith & Son prepare an engineering contract that would authorize a Master Study and GIS program for the City’s existing sewer facilities.  This study will provide an evaluation of all thirty-six (36) of the City’s sewer lift stations, the potential sewer flow rates for areas outlining the current City limits and a GIS Program for all existing sewer facilities.  In accordance with the provisions of the proposed engineering contract, the City would pay engineering fees in a lump sum amount of $139,400.00.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt a resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign an Engineering Contract with T. Baker Smith & Son for a Master Study and GIS Program for existing City sewer facilities.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO.  1124

 

 

 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN AN ENGINEERING CONTRACT WITH T. BAKER SMITH & SON FOR A MASTER STUDY AND GIS PROGRAM FOR EXISTING

CITY SEWER FACILITIES

 

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City wishes to conduct a Master Study and GIS Program for existing City sewer facilities; and

 

     WHEREAS, the Mayor has selected T. Baker Smith & Son to perform the said study as per a grant with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and

 

    WHEREAS, it is necessary to execute a contract with the said engineering firm for the services to be rendered in conjunction with this project.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute an engineering contract with T. Baker Smith & Son to conduct a Master Study and GIS Program for existing City sewer facilities.

 

     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, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            The State DOTD has approved the creation of a couplet system in the City of Thibodaux along LA 1 and LA 308.  A public hearing was then held on April 19, 2005 to obtain public input on the construction of the proposed couplet system.  As a result of the hearing and a request from DOTD for the City to take a position on the proposed couplet, a resolution has been proposed supporting the couplet system conditioned on the construction of bridges in conjunction with the project.

 

            Councilman Dee Richard proposed an amendment to the proposed couplet resolution to increase the number of bridges to four (4).  On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted on amendment #1 to the couplet resolution.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: Councilmen Swanner and G. Richard

            ABSENT: None

 

            Councilman Swanner proposed an amendment to the proposed couplet resolution to include the rehabilitation of the Audubon Avenue Bridge.  On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted on amendment #2 to the couplet resolution.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: Councilman Winston

            ABSENT: None

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution conditionally supporting the implementation of the LA 1 and LA 308 Couplet System as amended.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: Councilman Winston

            ABSENT: None

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1125

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, after conducting formal public hearings, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has determined that the construction of a LA 1/LA 308 Couplet System through the City of Thibodaux is warranted; and

 

     WHEREAS, traffic flow for Phase I of the said system will be eastbound along LA 1 beginning at Tiger Drive and westbound along LA 308 beginning at Percy Brown Road; and 

 

     WHEREAS, Phase I of the project included the construction of two new bridges across Bayou Lafourche within the corporate limits of the City; and

 

     WHEREAS, the location of the proposed bridges are at Davis Drive and LA1 and Ridgefield Road and Coulon Road; and

 

      WHEREAS, the State is requesting that the City state its support of or opposition to the couplet system prior to the project being considered for funding.

 

    NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby commit its support of the construction of the LA1/LA308 Couplet System contingent upon the following:

 

Construction of four new bridges across Bayou Lafourche prior to the construction of the system.

Redesign or renovation of the bridges at Jackson Street, Audubon Avenue and at Tiger Drive.

Consultation with the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District and the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program on the design of the new bridges to be constructed.

 

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

 

     YEAS:   Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Mire and J. Richard

     NAYS:   Councilman Winston

     ABSTAINED: NONE    

     ABSENT:   NONE

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President   

 

 

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance recommended by the Planning & Zoning Commission to amend Article II of the Zoning Ordinance (Sign Ordinance).  The provisions of Article XX, Section 2004.1 provides regulations for exempt “on-site” signs.  The proposed ordinance would amend Section 2004.1 by adding sub-section (15) entitled Special Event “Temporary” Signs.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance to amend and re-enact Section 2004.1 of the Thibodaux Zoning Ordinance so as to add sub-section (15) (Temporary On-Site Signs).  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: Councilman Swanner

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2244

 

 

                                    AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND RE-ENACT

                                    SECTION 2004.1 OF THE THIBODAUX ZONING

                                    ORDINANCE SO AS TO ADD SUB-SECTION (15)

(TEMPORARY ON-SITE SIGNS) 

 

 

     BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that Section 2004.1 of the Thibodaux Zoning Ordinance is hereby amended and re-enacted so as to add sub-section (15) to read as follows:

 

     Sec. 2004.1 Exempt on-site signs

 

Special Event “Temporary” Sign

 

Any one business, individual or organization may display a banner sign or product promotional “special event or temporary sign” on as many occasions as needed during a twelve (12) month period provided:

 

Any such sign shall be temporary in nature and is not allowed as a permanent on-premise sign. All such signs and any components shall be kept in good repair and be maintained in a safe condition.  These signs shall be maintained in a neat, clean and attractive condition and shall be kept free of peeling and/or fading or other deterioration.  Signs in violation of this section shall be removed in accordance with the enforcement section of this ordinance.

 

Any such sign shall be non-electric.

 

Such signs shall be permitted in multi-tenant buildings only when they are properly fastened to the building and shall drape in a manner parallel to and not perpendicular to the building and not be allowed to flutter, other than where such signs are allowed under the grand opening provisions of this section.

 

Such signs shall be professionally designed, printed and produced (hand grafted/written signs will be prohibited) and shall include franchise advertising and product promotional items.

 

No more than one (1) temporary sign, not exceeding thirty-two (32) square feet (back to back) shall be allowed per premise.  A business with a premise containing greater than 100 feet of street or thoroughfare frontage shall be granted one (1) additional sign.

 

Such signs shall be attached and properly fastened to the building and shall drape in a manner parallel to and not perpendicular to the building and not be allowed to flutter.

 

Signs that contain statements, words or pictures of an obscene, indecent or immoral character that will offend public morals or decency are prohibited.

 

 

Temporary signs not affixed or attached to a building shall comply with the provisions of Section 2002 (Prohibited Signs) and the following requirements:

 

Signs shall be firmly affixed to the ground to which it is attached and shall not be allowed to flutter.

 

Any sign which by reason of it’s location, position, size, shape or color that may obstruct, impair, obscure or interfere with the view of or confuse traffic shall be prohibited.

 

            Type of Temporary Sign Allowed:         Attached or Detached

 

Number of Signs:          One (1) sign per event, per premises with less than 100 feet frontage on a thoroughfare.  An additional one (1) sign shall be granted for a premises with greater than 100 feet of thorough-fare frontage

 

Number of Faces:         Two (2) per sign (back to back)

 

Sign Area:       32 square feet maximum

 

Set Back:         15 feet from public right-of-way

 

Maximum Height:       6 feet

 

Special event signs promoting the grand opening of a business shall comply with the provisions of this section, with exception to the following:

 

Such signs shall only be displayed for a period not to exceed fourteen (14) days

 

            Such signs will be permitted under this section in multi-tenant buildings

 

An additional two (2) temporary signs, not to exceed thirty-two (32) square feet shall be permitted

 

One inflatable sign/advertising will be permitted under this section in addition to temporary signs

 

Type of Temporary Sign Allowed:           Attached or Detached

 

Number of Signs:        Two (2) additional per grand opening

 

Number of Faces: Two (2) per sign (back to back)

 

Sign Area:       32 square feet maximum each

 

Set Back:         15 feet from right-of-way

 

Maximum Height:       6 feet

 

Political campaign, real property sale, school, spirit, religious or charitable organization or other like activity temporary signs shall be permitted on private property at the property owner’s discretion under the provisions of this ordinance.  However, such signs shall conform with the provisions of this section and shall be prohibited if, in combination with any other temporary sign, the provisions of this section are violated.

 

Any sign or promotional product not included in this ordinance will be considered prohibited. 

 

Enforcement:

 

The Zoning Administrator of the City of Thibodaux and his designees shall be authorized to enforce this ordinance.

 

The zoning administrator shall order the removal of any sign erected or maintained in violation of this ordinance.

 

The zoning administrator shall remove a sign at cost to the owner, immediately and without notice, if in his opinion the sign presents an immediate threat of danger to the safety of the public.

 

If the owner of the sign and/or premises fails or refuses to comply or remove the sign or is unable to be located, the zoning administrator may remove or authorize others to remove such sign at the expense of the owner.  The zoning administrator shall not be responsible for any sign that has been removed and may dispose of it in any manner he deems appropriate.

 

Penalties

 

Each sign placed in violation of this ordinance shall be deemed to be a separate violation.

 

Refer to Article XVI, Section 1602 of the Thibodaux Zoning Ordinance No. 1593 for Penalties for violation.

           

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

 

     YEAS: Councilmen G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: Councilman Swanner

     ABSTAINED: None

     ABSENT: None

 

    And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                   Jerome Richard, President

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance accepting and approving the master Transportation Plan for the City that we have been working in conjunction with South Central Planning and Development Commission and the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance accepting and approving the Master Transportation Plan for the City of Thibodaux.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE NO.  2245

 

 

                                    AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING AND APPROVING THE

MASTER TRANSPORATION PLAN FOR THE CITY OF THIBODAUX

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City has working with South Central Planning and Development Commission and the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the development of a Master Transportation Plan; and

 

     WHEREAS, a proposed plan was presented to the Thibodaux Planning and Zoning Commission for its review at its meeting of February 9, 2005; and 

 

     WHEREAS, the said commission has ratified the proposed plan as recommended by the Administration and the South Central Planning and Development Commission; and

 

     WHEREAS, it would be appropriate for the City Council to consider approving the ratified plan and accept it as the Official Master Transportation Plan for the City of Thibodaux.

 

      NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby designate as official and approve, the City of Thibodaux Master Transportation Plan as presented at this meeting of March 15, 2005.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the said plan is attached hereto and thereby made a part hereof.        

 

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

 

     YEAS:  Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston, Mire and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAINED: None               

     ABSENT:   None

 

     And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 3rd day of May 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

_____________________________                   ____________________________
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                          Jerome Richard, President

 
   
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