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 OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
            AUGUST 16, 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, August 16, 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 August 2, 2005 Council meeting were approved as written.

           

            Councilman Gene Richard introduced an ordinance authorizing the execution of a servitude agreement with J.B. Levert Land Company for the construction of a sewer line along Rosedown Drive.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the September 6, 2005 City Council meeting.

 

            Councilman Winston introduced an ordinance to amend and re-enact Section 20-4 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances so as to create Sub-section (y); Four-Way Stop – Plantation Road and Ridgefield Road.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the September 6, 2005 City Council meeting.

 

            The City administers the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program funded through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.  HUD requires that all Section 8 programs adopt a PHA (Public Housing Agency) plan in accordance with the provisions of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving the annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2006 for the City’s Section 8 Program.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1140

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 imposes certain requirements on public housing agencies; and

 

     WHEREAS, the requirements include the preparation of an Annual PHA Plan be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and

 

     WHEREAS, the City of Thibodaux, Section 8 Rental Assistance Program has completed such a plan, made it available for public review and comment, and conducted a public hearing on August 9, 2005 in accordance with the said regulations; and

 

     WHEREAS, no comments were received from the public regarding the plan; and

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby adopt the PHA Plan for Fiscal-Year 2006 and does authorize the Mayor to sign all certifications and documents for submission 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 16th day of August 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                     Jerome Richard, President

 

            Picciola & Associates, Project Engineer, has advised the Council Administrator that the ADA Park Restrooms Renovation Project is substantially complete in accordance with all contract documents and specifications.  It is necessary for the Council to consider the adoption of a resolution of substantial completion in order to commence the 45-day lien period on this contract.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution of substantial completion 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.  1141

 

     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 Thomassie Construction, Inc. dated May 13, 2005 for the ADA Restroom Improvements at Peltier Park, the Civic Center Park and MLK Park; and

     

     WHEREAS, the work under the aforementioned contract was substantially complete in accordance with the plans and specifications by the contractor on July 25, 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 August 16, 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 Thomassie Construction, Inc., P.O. Box 5364, Thibodaux, LA 70302, and to Picciola & Associates, P.O. Box 587, Cut Off, LA 70345.

 

     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                     

     ABSENT: None

     ABSTAIN: None

    

    And the above resolution was declared adopted this 16th day of August 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                    /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Grants Director has informed the Council Administrator that in conjunction with the grant awarded to the City under a Land and Water Conservation Grant Program, the City Council must adopt a resolution obligating the City’s 50% match for the project.  The proposed resolution also commits that any wiring required in conjunction with this project be placed underground.  The purpose of the grant was to acquire funding for improvements to the walking tracks in Peltier Park and MLK Park.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution obligating funds to the City’s Land and Water Conservation Fund Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Non

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1142

 

A RESOLUTION OBLIGATING FUNDS TO THE LAND AND

WATER CONSERVATION FUND PROJECT NO. 22-00880 FOR REGION 3 PARISH OF LAFOURCHE

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, the City of Thibodaux is interested in acquiring lands and/or developing outdoor recreational facilities on the following described project for the enjoyment of the citizenry of said City of Thibodaux and the State of Louisiana.

 

PROJECT TITLE AND DESCRIPTION:

 

TWO PEDESTRIAN WALKING PATHS IMPROVEMENTS

 

The City of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, proposes improvements at two existing park sites to include lighting, benches, water fountains, development of parking area and removal of overhead utilities at the walking track of Martin Luther King Park; and lighting and removal of overhead utilities at Peltier Park; and LWCF sign.

 

ANY WIRING COVERED IN THIS PROJECT, OR WIRING DONE IN THE FUTURE ON THIS SITE, WILL BE PLACED UNDERGROUND.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City of Thibodaux of Lafourche Parish, State of Louisiana, that said City of Thibodaux does agree to obligate the funds or services stipulated below to satisfactorily complete the following project and thus become eligible for Land and Water Conservation Fund financial aid of 50% of the estimated or actual allowable cost, at the completion of said project. Said City of Thibodaux also states that sufficient funds are on hand, as of this date, to fund said project as follows:

 

Total                Total                Total                            Sponsors Cost Breakdown

Estimated         Estimated         Estimated                     (Total Same as column 3)

Cost                 Federal Sponsor’s                     Cash                            Services

 

118,670.00      59,335.00        59,335.00                    59,335.00

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Thibodaux is hereby authorized and directed to make application to the Louisiana Office of State Parks, Division of Outdoor Recreation, to seek federal financial assistance on this project for them, and be further authorized to take the necessary action to complete such project and sign such documents as are required.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution and plan approved by said City of Thibodaux be forwarded to the Louisiana Office of State Parks for the purpose of obtaining such financial aid.

           

            The above resolution having been submitted to a vote the vote 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 16th day of August 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.             Jerome Richard, President

 

            A condemnation hearing was then held on a structure located at 1720 South Barbier Drive Ms. Bertha Nolan appeared before the Council and requested more time to make repairs to the structure.  Councilman Winston asked Ms. Nolan to please be sure to keep the grass cut and the property clean.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to allow 120-days extension in order to make repairs to the structure located at 1720 South Barbier Drive.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

A condemnation hearing was then held on a structure located at 122 North 13th Street.  The City Attorney stated that she received a memo from the City Inspector stating that the property owner informed him that a sale of the property was scheduled for today, and the new owner planned to demolish the structure.  The City Attorney informed the Council that they should proceed with the demolition order and if the sale falls through the City could then proceed with the demolition.

 

On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to proceed with the demolition of the structure located at 122 north 13th Street.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:          

 

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

NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance to extend the corporate limits of the City of Thibodaux in order to include property owned by John Deere/Cameco Industries.  The said corporation has formalized their request by submitting a petition to the City for the said annexation.  The proposed ordinance also provides that the new zoning designation for all property included in the annexation to be M-2.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance to extend the corporate limits of the City of Thibodaux to include a certain portion of land adjacent thereto.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

             NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO.  2263

 

                   AN ORDINANCE TO EXTEND THE CORPORATE LIMITS

                   OF THE CITY OF THIBODAUX TO INCLUDE A CERTAIN

                   PORTION OF LAND ADJACENT THERETO

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City of Thibodaux, Louisiana has received a petition from the owners of certain tracts of land adjacent to the corporate limits of the City of Thibodaux, Parish of Lafourche, State of Louisiana, which said petition requests that certain lands be incorporated within the City limits of the City of Thibodaux; and

 

     WHEREAS, notice by publication in the official journal of the City of Thibodaux has been given of the City's intention to extend its limits; and

 

     WHEREAS, more than ten days have elapsed since the date of the publication of the said notice.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that the corporate limits of the City of Thibodaux be extended to include the following property:

 

PART  

 

BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF COULON ROAD AND THE NORTHERN RIGHT OF WAY OF THE TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILROAD, NOW REMOVED, GOING ON A WESTERLY DIRECTION FOR 859.34 FEET, THEN IN A NORHTERLY DIRECTION FOR 619.32 FEET, THEN

IN A EASTERLY DIRECTION TO THE WESTERN SIDE OF COULON ROAD FOR 828.27 FEET, THEN IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION TO THE BEGINNING POINT ALONG THE WESTERN SIDE OF COULON ROAD FOR 550.55 FEET. ALL OF THIS LAND IS USED FOR MANUFACTURING.   THE BILL OF SALE REFERS TO AN EXCEPTION OF LAND SOLD IN 1948 WHICH STATES THAT THE EXCEPTION IS INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE LISTED DIMENSIONS, HOWEVER, AFTER REVIEWING A PLOT MAP DRAWN BY WARREN & ASSOCIATES ON OCTOBER 2, 1969, IT APPEARS THAT THE EXCEPTION IS NOT IN THE DIMENSIONS LISTED ON THE BILL OF SALE. THE SELLER KEPT ALL MINERAL RIGHTS AT THE TIME OF THE SALE.

 

            PART 2

 

LOCATED BETWEEN PART I OWNED BY CAMECO INDUSTRIES, INC. AND COULON PLANTATION ROAD. BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF PART I PROCEEDING IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION FOR 902.18 FEET, THEN IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 35.11 FEET, THEN IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION FOR 296.23 FEET, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF HELENA CHEMICAL, THEN IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 368.64 FEET, ALONG THE BACK SIDE OF HELENA CHEMICAL AND B&M SALES, THEN IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION FOR 296.23 FEET, THEN IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 213.63 FEET, THEN IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION FOR 858.30 FEET, THEN IN THE SOUTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 619.95 FEET. ALL OF THE LAND IS USED FOR MANUFACTURING. THE SELLER RESERVED ONE-HALF (1/2) OF ALL MINERAL RIGHTS AT THE TIME OF THE SALE.

 

 

EXCEPTION:

LESS AN AREA OF 1045.44 SQUARE FEET OR .024 ACRES SOLD TO LA. DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION FOR STATE PROJECT NO.829-31-0002 AND LESS AN AREA OF 28,531.8 SQUARE FEET OR .655 ACRES FOR THE SAME PROJECT.

 

            PART 3

 

LOCATED TO THE NORTH OF PART I AND 2 OWNED BY CAMECO INDUSTRIES, INC. BETWEEN COULON ROAD AND COULON PLANTATION ROAD. BEGINNING AT THE NORTH WESTERN CORNER OF PART 2 PROCEEDING NORTHLY DIRECTION FOR 1,125.41 FEET THEN IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION FOR 1,546.78 FEET, THEN IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 683.88 FEET, THEN IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION FOR 11.00 FEET, THEN IN A  SOUTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 100.00 FEET, THE NORTHERN END OF COULON ROAD, THEN IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION FOR 386.10 FEET, THEN IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 206.95 FEET, THEN IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION FOR 1,302.39 FEET. ALL OF THIS LAND IS USED FOR MANUFACTURING. THE SELLER RESERVED ONE-HALF (1/2) OF ALL MINERAL RIGHTS AT THE TIME OF THE SALE.

 

EXCEPTION:

LESS AN AREA OF 7,623.0 SQUARE FEET OR .175 ACRES SOLD TO THE LA. DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION FOR STATE PROJECT NO. 829-31-0002, ON AUGUST 23, 1994.

 

 

            PART 4

 

LOCATED NEXT TO PART 2 LISTED ABOVE, WHICH IS BORDERED ON THE EAST SIDE AND THE NORTH SIDE BY CAMECO INDUSTRIES AND THE WEST SIDE BY THE RIGHT OF WAY OF COULON PLANTATION ROAD, AND ON THE SOUTH SIDE BY HELENA CHEMICAL. THE LAND HAVING A MEASUREMENT OF 296.23 FEET ON THE NORTH, 73.9 FEET ON THE EAST, 296.23 FEET ON THE SOUTH, AND 73.9 FEET ON THE WEST. THESE MEASUREMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN ADJUSTED FOR THE AREA SOLD TO THE LA. DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION FOR STATE PROJECT NO. 829-31-0002.

 

 

            PART 5

 

LOCATED NEXT TO PART 4 LISTED ABOVE, WHICH IS BORDERED ON THE EAST SIDE AND THE NORTH SIDE BY CAMECO INDUSTRIES, AND THE WEST SIDE BY THE RIGHT OF WAY OF COULON PLANTATION ROAD, AND THE SOUTH SIDE BY CALDWELL. THE LAND BEING A PORTION OF COULON PLANTATION BEING TRACT A, MEASURING 296.23 FEET ON THE NORTH, 294.74 FEET ON THE EAST, 296.23 FEET ON THE SOUTH, AND 294.74 FEET ON THE WEST.

           

 

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the properties annexed will be accepted into the corporate limits of the City with the zoning designation of M-2 until amended following a recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that all undeveloped real estate included in this annexation shall be exempt from the assessment of municipal ad valorem taxes until such time as the property is transferred or developed.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the above said described Tracts of property is hereby designated to be included in Council District A until changed by a future reapportionment of Council districts as required by the U.S. Justice Department.

 

     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 16th day of August 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                    /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                  Jerome Richard, President

 

            A public hearing was then scheduled on an ordinance to increase the annual compensation of the Mayor of the City of Thibodaux.

 

            Councilman Gene Richard stated that he introduced this ordinance but would like the Council to table it for tonight and consider it again at the November 15, 2005 City Council meeting.  He would like to do some further research on salaries of other Mayor’s and present his findings to the Council at that time.

 

            Councilman Swanner stated that he wanted to make sure everyone realized that if we do not do anything with the Mayor’s salary prior to December of this year, it would be eight (8) years without a pay increase for that position.

 

            Councilman Gene Richard stated that he would like to see the salary set at an amount that would encourage qualified citizens that would like to run for Mayor and serve without being concerned about the salary level.

 

            Councilman Dee Richard stated that he was not prepared to support the ordinance as it was presented tonight, but he will keep an open mind after reviewing and comparing more research on salaries of other Mayor’s in Cities comparable to the City of Thibodaux.

 

            The Council Administrator then advised the Council that if they wanted to call a special meeting for a pre-budget conference, that meeting should be set tonight.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to schedule a pre-budget conference for September 13, 2005 at 5:00 PM in Council Chambers.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: Councilmen G. Richard and Mire

            ABSENT: None

 

            The Grants Director then informed the Council that the City of Thibodaux received the Community Achievement Award at the recent LMA Convention in Shreveport based on the City’s renovation made at the Adley Landry Memorial Reservoir next to the Thibodaux Civic Center.  Ms. Lafont then presented the Council and the Mayor with plaques from LMA.

 

            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
            AUGUST 16, 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, August 16, 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 August 2, 2005 Council meeting were approved as written.

           

            Councilman Gene Richard introduced an ordinance authorizing the execution of a servitude agreement with J.B. Levert Land Company for the construction of a sewer line along Rosedown Drive.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the September 6, 2005 City Council meeting.

 

            Councilman Winston introduced an ordinance to amend and re-enact Section 20-4 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances so as to create Sub-section (y); Four-Way Stop – Plantation Road and Ridgefield Road.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the September 6, 2005 City Council meeting.

 

            The City administers the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program funded through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.  HUD requires that all Section 8 programs adopt a PHA (Public Housing Agency) plan in accordance with the provisions of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act.

 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt a resolution approving the annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2006 for the City’s Section 8 Program.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1140

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 imposes certain requirements on public housing agencies; and

 

     WHEREAS, the requirements include the preparation of an Annual PHA Plan be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and

 

     WHEREAS, the City of Thibodaux, Section 8 Rental Assistance Program has completed such a plan, made it available for public review and comment, and conducted a public hearing on August 9, 2005 in accordance with the said regulations; and

 

     WHEREAS, no comments were received from the public regarding the plan; and

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Thibodaux does hereby adopt the PHA Plan for Fiscal-Year 2006 and does authorize the Mayor to sign all certifications and documents for submission 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 16th day of August 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                        /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                     Jerome Richard, President

 

            Picciola & Associates, Project Engineer, has advised the Council Administrator that the ADA Park Restrooms Renovation Project is substantially complete in accordance with all contract documents and specifications.  It is necessary for the Council to consider the adoption of a resolution of substantial completion in order to commence the 45-day lien period on this contract.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt a resolution of substantial completion 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.  1141

 

     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 Thomassie Construction, Inc. dated May 13, 2005 for the ADA Restroom Improvements at Peltier Park, the Civic Center Park and MLK Park; and

     

     WHEREAS, the work under the aforementioned contract was substantially complete in accordance with the plans and specifications by the contractor on July 25, 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 August 16, 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 Thomassie Construction, Inc., P.O. Box 5364, Thibodaux, LA 70302, and to Picciola & Associates, P.O. Box 587, Cut Off, LA 70345.

 

     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                     

     ABSENT: None

     ABSTAIN: None

    

    And the above resolution was declared adopted this 16th day of August 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                    /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                         Jerome Richard, President

 

            The Grants Director has informed the Council Administrator that in conjunction with the grant awarded to the City under a Land and Water Conservation Grant Program, the City Council must adopt a resolution obligating the City’s 50% match for the project.  The proposed resolution also commits that any wiring required in conjunction with this project be placed underground.  The purpose of the grant was to acquire funding for improvements to the walking tracks in Peltier Park and MLK Park.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to adopt a resolution obligating funds to the City’s Land and Water Conservation Fund Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Non

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1142

 

A RESOLUTION OBLIGATING FUNDS TO THE LAND AND

WATER CONSERVATION FUND PROJECT NO. 22-00880 FOR REGION 3 PARISH OF LAFOURCHE

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, the City of Thibodaux is interested in acquiring lands and/or developing outdoor recreational facilities on the following described project for the enjoyment of the citizenry of said City of Thibodaux and the State of Louisiana.

 

PROJECT TITLE AND DESCRIPTION:

 

TWO PEDESTRIAN WALKING PATHS IMPROVEMENTS

 

The City of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, proposes improvements at two existing park sites to include lighting, benches, water fountains, development of parking area and removal of overhead utilities at the walking track of Martin Luther King Park; and lighting and removal of overhead utilities at Peltier Park; and LWCF sign.

 

ANY WIRING COVERED IN THIS PROJECT, OR WIRING DONE IN THE FUTURE ON THIS SITE, WILL BE PLACED UNDERGROUND.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City of Thibodaux of Lafourche Parish, State of Louisiana, that said City of Thibodaux does agree to obligate the funds or services stipulated below to satisfactorily complete the following project and thus become eligible for Land and Water Conservation Fund financial aid of 50% of the estimated or actual allowable cost, at the completion of said project. Said City of Thibodaux also states that sufficient funds are on hand, as of this date, to fund said project as follows:

 

Total                Total                Total                            Sponsors Cost Breakdown

Estimated         Estimated         Estimated                     (Total Same as column 3)

Cost                 Federal Sponsor’s                     Cash                            Services

 

118,670.00      59,335.00        59,335.00                    59,335.00

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Thibodaux is hereby authorized and directed to make application to the Louisiana Office of State Parks, Division of Outdoor Recreation, to seek federal financial assistance on this project for them, and be further authorized to take the necessary action to complete such project and sign such documents as are required.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution and plan approved by said City of Thibodaux be forwarded to the Louisiana Office of State Parks for the purpose of obtaining such financial aid.

           

            The above resolution having been submitted to a vote the vote 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 16th day of August 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                            /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.             Jerome Richard, President

 

            A condemnation hearing was then held on a structure located at 1720 South Barbier Drive Ms. Bertha Nolan appeared before the Council and requested more time to make repairs to the structure.  Councilman Winston asked Ms. Nolan to please be sure to keep the grass cut and the property clean.

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to allow 120-days extension in order to make repairs to the structure located at 1720 South Barbier Drive.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

A condemnation hearing was then held on a structure located at 122 North 13th Street.  The City Attorney stated that she received a memo from the City Inspector stating that the property owner informed him that a sale of the property was scheduled for today, and the new owner planned to demolish the structure.  The City Attorney informed the Council that they should proceed with the demolition order and if the sale falls through the City could then proceed with the demolition.

 

On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Swanner, the Council voted to proceed with the demolition of the structure located at 122 north 13th Street.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:          

 

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

NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance to extend the corporate limits of the City of Thibodaux in order to include property owned by John Deere/Cameco Industries.  The said corporation has formalized their request by submitting a petition to the City for the said annexation.  The proposed ordinance also provides that the new zoning designation for all property included in the annexation to be M-2.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance to extend the corporate limits of the City of Thibodaux to include a certain portion of land adjacent thereto.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

             NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO.  2263

 

                   AN ORDINANCE TO EXTEND THE CORPORATE LIMITS

                   OF THE CITY OF THIBODAUX TO INCLUDE A CERTAIN

                   PORTION OF LAND ADJACENT THERETO

 

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

 

     WHEREAS, the City of Thibodaux, Louisiana has received a petition from the owners of certain tracts of land adjacent to the corporate limits of the City of Thibodaux, Parish of Lafourche, State of Louisiana, which said petition requests that certain lands be incorporated within the City limits of the City of Thibodaux; and

 

     WHEREAS, notice by publication in the official journal of the City of Thibodaux has been given of the City's intention to extend its limits; and

 

     WHEREAS, more than ten days have elapsed since the date of the publication of the said notice.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that the corporate limits of the City of Thibodaux be extended to include the following property:

 

PART  

 

BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF COULON ROAD AND THE NORTHERN RIGHT OF WAY OF THE TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILROAD, NOW REMOVED, GOING ON A WESTERLY DIRECTION FOR 859.34 FEET, THEN IN A NORHTERLY DIRECTION FOR 619.32 FEET, THEN

IN A EASTERLY DIRECTION TO THE WESTERN SIDE OF COULON ROAD FOR 828.27 FEET, THEN IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION TO THE BEGINNING POINT ALONG THE WESTERN SIDE OF COULON ROAD FOR 550.55 FEET. ALL OF THIS LAND IS USED FOR MANUFACTURING.   THE BILL OF SALE REFERS TO AN EXCEPTION OF LAND SOLD IN 1948 WHICH STATES THAT THE EXCEPTION IS INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE LISTED DIMENSIONS, HOWEVER, AFTER REVIEWING A PLOT MAP DRAWN BY WARREN & ASSOCIATES ON OCTOBER 2, 1969, IT APPEARS THAT THE EXCEPTION IS NOT IN THE DIMENSIONS LISTED ON THE BILL OF SALE. THE SELLER KEPT ALL MINERAL RIGHTS AT THE TIME OF THE SALE.

 

            PART 2

 

LOCATED BETWEEN PART I OWNED BY CAMECO INDUSTRIES, INC. AND COULON PLANTATION ROAD. BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF PART I PROCEEDING IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION FOR 902.18 FEET, THEN IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 35.11 FEET, THEN IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION FOR 296.23 FEET, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF HELENA CHEMICAL, THEN IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 368.64 FEET, ALONG THE BACK SIDE OF HELENA CHEMICAL AND B&M SALES, THEN IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION FOR 296.23 FEET, THEN IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 213.63 FEET, THEN IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION FOR 858.30 FEET, THEN IN THE SOUTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 619.95 FEET. ALL OF THE LAND IS USED FOR MANUFACTURING. THE SELLER RESERVED ONE-HALF (1/2) OF ALL MINERAL RIGHTS AT THE TIME OF THE SALE.

 

 

EXCEPTION:

LESS AN AREA OF 1045.44 SQUARE FEET OR .024 ACRES SOLD TO LA. DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION FOR STATE PROJECT NO.829-31-0002 AND LESS AN AREA OF 28,531.8 SQUARE FEET OR .655 ACRES FOR THE SAME PROJECT.

 

            PART 3

 

LOCATED TO THE NORTH OF PART I AND 2 OWNED BY CAMECO INDUSTRIES, INC. BETWEEN COULON ROAD AND COULON PLANTATION ROAD. BEGINNING AT THE NORTH WESTERN CORNER OF PART 2 PROCEEDING NORTHLY DIRECTION FOR 1,125.41 FEET THEN IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION FOR 1,546.78 FEET, THEN IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 683.88 FEET, THEN IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION FOR 11.00 FEET, THEN IN A  SOUTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 100.00 FEET, THE NORTHERN END OF COULON ROAD, THEN IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION FOR 386.10 FEET, THEN IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION FOR 206.95 FEET, THEN IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION FOR 1,302.39 FEET. ALL OF THIS LAND IS USED FOR MANUFACTURING. THE SELLER RESERVED ONE-HALF (1/2) OF ALL MINERAL RIGHTS AT THE TIME OF THE SALE.

 

EXCEPTION:

LESS AN AREA OF 7,623.0 SQUARE FEET OR .175 ACRES SOLD TO THE LA. DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION FOR STATE PROJECT NO. 829-31-0002, ON AUGUST 23, 1994.

 

 

            PART 4

 

LOCATED NEXT TO PART 2 LISTED ABOVE, WHICH IS BORDERED ON THE EAST SIDE AND THE NORTH SIDE BY CAMECO INDUSTRIES AND THE WEST SIDE BY THE RIGHT OF WAY OF COULON PLANTATION ROAD, AND ON THE SOUTH SIDE BY HELENA CHEMICAL. THE LAND HAVING A MEASUREMENT OF 296.23 FEET ON THE NORTH, 73.9 FEET ON THE EAST, 296.23 FEET ON THE SOUTH, AND 73.9 FEET ON THE WEST. THESE MEASUREMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN ADJUSTED FOR THE AREA SOLD TO THE LA. DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION FOR STATE PROJECT NO. 829-31-0002.

 

 

            PART 5

 

LOCATED NEXT TO PART 4 LISTED ABOVE, WHICH IS BORDERED ON THE EAST SIDE AND THE NORTH SIDE BY CAMECO INDUSTRIES, AND THE WEST SIDE BY THE RIGHT OF WAY OF COULON PLANTATION ROAD, AND THE SOUTH SIDE BY CALDWELL. THE LAND BEING A PORTION OF COULON PLANTATION BEING TRACT A, MEASURING 296.23 FEET ON THE NORTH, 294.74 FEET ON THE EAST, 296.23 FEET ON THE SOUTH, AND 294.74 FEET ON THE WEST.

           

 

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the properties annexed will be accepted into the corporate limits of the City with the zoning designation of M-2 until amended following a recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that all undeveloped real estate included in this annexation shall be exempt from the assessment of municipal ad valorem taxes until such time as the property is transferred or developed.

 

     BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the above said described Tracts of property is hereby designated to be included in Council District A until changed by a future reapportionment of Council districts as required by the U.S. Justice Department.

 

     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 16th day of August 2005.

 

/s/Tommy Eschete                    /s/Jerome Richard

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                  Jerome Richard, President

 

            A public hearing was then scheduled on an ordinance to increase the annual compensation of the Mayor of the City of Thibodaux.

 

            Councilman Gene Richard stated that he introduced this ordinance but would like the Council to table it for tonight and consider it again at the November 15, 2005 City Council meeting.  He would like to do some further research on salaries of other Mayor’s and present his findings to the Council at that time.

 

            Councilman Swanner stated that he wanted to make sure everyone realized that if we do not do anything with the Mayor’s salary prior to December of this year, it would be eight (8) years without a pay increase for that position.

 

            Councilman Gene Richard stated that he would like to see the salary set at an amount that would encourage qualified citizens that would like to run for Mayor and serve without being concerned about the salary level.

 

            Councilman Dee Richard stated that he was not prepared to support the ordinance as it was presented tonight, but he will keep an open mind after reviewing and comparing more research on salaries of other Mayor’s in Cities comparable to the City of Thibodaux.

 

            The Council Administrator then advised the Council that if they wanted to call a special meeting for a pre-budget conference, that meeting should be set tonight.

 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to schedule a pre-budget conference for September 13, 2005 at 5:00 PM in Council Chambers.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: Councilmen G. Richard and Mire

            ABSENT: None

 

            The Grants Director then informed the Council that the City of Thibodaux received the Community Achievement Award at the recent LMA Convention in Shreveport based on the City’s renovation made at the Adley Landry Memorial Reservoir next to the Thibodaux Civic Center.  Ms. Lafont then presented the Council and the Mayor with plaques from LMA.

 

            There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

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

 
   
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