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OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COU

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
NOVEMBER 29, 2005

 

 

The City Council of the City of Thibodaux assembled in special session at its regular meeting place, City Hall, 310 West 2nd Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, on Tuesday, November 29, 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 Debbie Daigle, Finance Director.

 

            Councilman Dee Richard read the proposed budget amendments that were submitted to the Administration by himself, Councilman Mire and Councilman Winston.  The Council then addressed each proposed amendment by budget line item.

 

            Amendment No. 1 was proposed by Councilman Mire to increase line item 01-133-646, Fire Department Equipment, by $50,000 for the purchase of new bunker gear and other equipment as needed by the department.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 1 to increase line item 01-133-646 by $50,000 thereby making the total for that item $100,00.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            Amendment No. 2 was proposed by Councilman Mire to increase line item 01-133-742, Fire Department Insurance expense, by $3,000 to $15,000.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 2 to increase line item 01-133-742 by $3,000.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            Amendment No. 3 was proposed by Councilman Mire to increase line item 01-131-786, Police Department Vehicular Equipment, by $80,000 for the purchase of new police units in 2006.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 3 to increase line item 01-131-786 by $80,000 thereby making the total for that line item $200,000.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            Amendment No. 4 was proposed by Councilmen Winston, Mire and D. Richard to decrease line item 65-143-784-65, Pedestrian Bridge II, by $210,000.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 4 to decrease line item 65-143-784-65 by $210,000 thereby making the total for that line item $240,000.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

Amendment No. 5 was proposed by Councilmen Winston, Mire and D. Richard to decrease line item 65-143-789-65, Professional Services – Pedestrian Bridge II, by $38,750.

 

On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 5 to decrease line item 65-143-789-65 by $38,750 thereby making the total for that line item $5,000.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

Amendment No. 6 was proposed by Councilmen Mire and D. Richard to increase the mayor’s proposed $.25 per hour salary increase to a four percent (4%) maximum salary increase for all City employees. 

 

The Mayor, Councilman Swanner and Councilman Gene Richard spoke in favor of the proposed $.25 per hour increase.  Councilman Winston and Dee Richard spoke in favor of the 4% salary increase.  Several City employees also spoke in favor of the 4% salary increase.

           

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 6 to increase the Mayor’s proposed $.25 per hour salary increase to a 4% maximum salary increase for all City employees.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: Councilmen Swanner and G. Richard

            ABSENT: None

 

            Amendment No. 7 was proposed by Councilman Dee Richard to increase line item 43-203-784-21, Improvements – Badt Street Lift Station, by $100,000.

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 7 to increase line item 43-203-784-21 by $100,000 thereby making the total for that line item $200,000.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            Amendment No. 8 was proposed by Councilman Dee Richard to increase line item 65-143-784-0037, Drainage Improvements – Ridgefield Road, by $175,000.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 8 to increase line item 65-143-784-0037 by $175,000 thereby making the total for that line item $175,000.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: Councilman Swanner

            ABSENT: None

 

            Amendment No. 9 was proposed by Councilman Winston to increase line 01-151-601, Salaries – Recreation Department, to accommodate the hiring of a part-time custodian for MLK Park.  Councilman Winston feels that having someone present at the recreation building will allow people to utilize the building, and help deter any undesired activity that would take place at the park.

 

            Tim Prejean, Parks Supervisor, stated that he didn’t feel it was appropriate to hire and pay $10,000 for a part-time janitor when he has current full-time employees working in his department that don’t make much more than that now. 

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard the Council voted to approve amendment no. 9 to increase line item 01-151-601 by $10,000 thereby making the total for that line item $101,638.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt the appropriation ordinance for the year 2006 as amended.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: Councilman Swanner

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO.  2276

 

 

APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE FOR THE YEAR 2006

 

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, Section 1B of Article VI of the Thibodaux City Charter reads in part as follows:

"Part III shall contain the proposed complete drafts of the appropriation ordinance, the tax levying ordinance and any other ordinance required to adopt the budget."

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED that in accordance with Section 1 of Article VI of the Thibodaux City Charter, the 2006 Budget shall contain appropriations of the expenditures listed on Exhibit "A" (Budget Document) which is attached to this ordinance and made a part hereof.

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the adoption of the foregoing appropriations is exclusive of the 5.49 Mill General Alimony tax which is authorized to be levied under the law and also exclusive of the 3.00 Mill Street Maintenance tax and the 2.00 Mill Fire Department Maintenance tax.

 

The Assessment Rolls show the taxable assessment of the corporation of the City of Thibodaux for the year of 2005 to be $68,500,000.

 

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 29th day of November 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   


 

 
OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COU

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
NOVEMBER 29, 2005

 

 

The City Council of the City of Thibodaux assembled in special session at its regular meeting place, City Hall, 310 West 2nd Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, on Tuesday, November 29, 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 Debbie Daigle, Finance Director.

 

            Councilman Dee Richard read the proposed budget amendments that were submitted to the Administration by himself, Councilman Mire and Councilman Winston.  The Council then addressed each proposed amendment by budget line item.

 

            Amendment No. 1 was proposed by Councilman Mire to increase line item 01-133-646, Fire Department Equipment, by $50,000 for the purchase of new bunker gear and other equipment as needed by the department.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 1 to increase line item 01-133-646 by $50,000 thereby making the total for that item $100,00.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            Amendment No. 2 was proposed by Councilman Mire to increase line item 01-133-742, Fire Department Insurance expense, by $3,000 to $15,000.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 2 to increase line item 01-133-742 by $3,000.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            Amendment No. 3 was proposed by Councilman Mire to increase line item 01-131-786, Police Department Vehicular Equipment, by $80,000 for the purchase of new police units in 2006.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 3 to increase line item 01-131-786 by $80,000 thereby making the total for that line item $200,000.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            Amendment No. 4 was proposed by Councilmen Winston, Mire and D. Richard to decrease line item 65-143-784-65, Pedestrian Bridge II, by $210,000.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 4 to decrease line item 65-143-784-65 by $210,000 thereby making the total for that line item $240,000.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

Amendment No. 5 was proposed by Councilmen Winston, Mire and D. Richard to decrease line item 65-143-789-65, Professional Services – Pedestrian Bridge II, by $38,750.

 

On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 5 to decrease line item 65-143-789-65 by $38,750 thereby making the total for that line item $5,000.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

Amendment No. 6 was proposed by Councilmen Mire and D. Richard to increase the mayor’s proposed $.25 per hour salary increase to a four percent (4%) maximum salary increase for all City employees. 

 

The Mayor, Councilman Swanner and Councilman Gene Richard spoke in favor of the proposed $.25 per hour increase.  Councilman Winston and Dee Richard spoke in favor of the 4% salary increase.  Several City employees also spoke in favor of the 4% salary increase.

           

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 6 to increase the Mayor’s proposed $.25 per hour salary increase to a 4% maximum salary increase for all City employees.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

            YEAS: Councilmen Winston, Mire and D. Richard

            NAYS: Councilmen Swanner and G. Richard

            ABSENT: None

 

            Amendment No. 7 was proposed by Councilman Dee Richard to increase line item 43-203-784-21, Improvements – Badt Street Lift Station, by $100,000.

 

            On motion of Councilman Dee Richard, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 7 to increase line item 43-203-784-21 by $100,000 thereby making the total for that line item $200,000.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            Amendment No. 8 was proposed by Councilman Dee Richard to increase line item 65-143-784-0037, Drainage Improvements – Ridgefield Road, by $175,000.

 

            On motion of Councilman Mire, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard, the Council voted to approve amendment no. 8 to increase line item 65-143-784-0037 by $175,000 thereby making the total for that line item $175,000.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: Councilman Swanner

            ABSENT: None

 

            Amendment No. 9 was proposed by Councilman Winston to increase line 01-151-601, Salaries – Recreation Department, to accommodate the hiring of a part-time custodian for MLK Park.  Councilman Winston feels that having someone present at the recreation building will allow people to utilize the building, and help deter any undesired activity that would take place at the park.

 

            Tim Prejean, Parks Supervisor, stated that he didn’t feel it was appropriate to hire and pay $10,000 for a part-time janitor when he has current full-time employees working in his department that don’t make much more than that now. 

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Dee Richard the Council voted to approve amendment no. 9 to increase line item 01-151-601 by $10,000 thereby making the total for that line item $101,638.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: None

 

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Mire, the Council voted to adopt the appropriation ordinance for the year 2006 as amended.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows:

 

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

            NAYS: Councilman Swanner

            ABSENT: None

 

ORDINANCE NO.  2276

 

 

APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE FOR THE YEAR 2006

 

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, Section 1B of Article VI of the Thibodaux City Charter reads in part as follows:

"Part III shall contain the proposed complete drafts of the appropriation ordinance, the tax levying ordinance and any other ordinance required to adopt the budget."

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED that in accordance with Section 1 of Article VI of the Thibodaux City Charter, the 2006 Budget shall contain appropriations of the expenditures listed on Exhibit "A" (Budget Document) which is attached to this ordinance and made a part hereof.

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the adoption of the foregoing appropriations is exclusive of the 5.49 Mill General Alimony tax which is authorized to be levied under the law and also exclusive of the 3.00 Mill Street Maintenance tax and the 2.00 Mill Fire Department Maintenance tax.

 

The Assessment Rolls show the taxable assessment of the corporation of the City of Thibodaux for the year of 2005 to be $68,500,000.

 

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 29th day of November 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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