Posted: June 19, 2017

June 14, 2017 Public Hearing Regular Council Meeting Minutes

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TOWN OF MADISONVILLE
PUBLIC HEARING
AND REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
JUNE 14, 2017
7:00P.M.

 PUBLIC HEARING:
The Public Hearing was called to order by Mayor Pelloat.
On roll call, the following were present:  Mayor Pelloat, Councilmen Bounds, Hitzman, Doran and Bouey.  Councilman Haddox was absent.
A. Proposed adjusted millage rate(s)- no comments.
B. Set forth the proposed adjusted millage rate(s) and roll forward to millage rate(s) not exceeding the maximum authorized rate(s)- no comments.
C. FY 2018  Proposed Combined Summary Budget- no comments.
D. Ordinance No. 142 Fire Protection- no comments.
E. Adjournment- the public  hearing was adjourned on motion of Councilman Bouey and seconded by Councilman Doran, all were in favor.

I. REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING:
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pelloat.
On roll call, the following were present:  Mayor Pelloat, Councilmen Bounds, Hitzman, Doran and Bouey.  Councilman Haddox was absent.
The invocation was led by Councilman Doran.
The Pledge was led by Councilman Bounds.
1. Approval of May 10, 2017 Minutes – approval of the May 10, 2017 minutes was given on motion of Councilman Hitzman and seconded by Councilman Bounds, all were in favor.
2. Approval of the May 24, 2017 Public Committee Meeting Minutes – approval of the May 24, 2017 Public Committee Meeting Minutes was given on motion of Councilman Bounds and seconded by Councilman Hitzman, all were in favor.
3. Approval of April 2017 Financial Statements – approval of the April 2017 Financial Statements was given on motion of Councilman Doran and seconded by Councilman Hitzman, all were in favor.
4. Public Comment Period:  members of the audience will have three (3) minutes to make a statement or express a concern at the outset of the meeting.  (Anyone having or expressing a concern tonight may or may not get an answer due to the fact that the council is hearing the concern for the first time.  All statements will be considered and everyone will receive an answer in the near future). 1)  Ms. Carol Olsen announced that Keith Fawcett singer of Sea Songs will be at the coffee house on June 22, 2017 and invited everyone to come to the singing event.
OLD BUSINESS:
5. Park and Playground rental agreement – the Park and Playground rental agreement was approved on motion of Councilman Bounds and seconded by Councilman Hitzman, all were in favor.
6. Joey Mahon – response to two previous requests – 1) removal of barricade and debris on Rampart St., 2) sign violation on Friend’s building.  1) Mr. Mahon asked that the barricade be removed siting it violates Ordinance No. 23 Chapter 7, Section 7.1 dated December 9, 1987. He also asked that the debris be removed and disposed of in a proper manner; 2) Mr. Mahon asked that the owners of the Friend’s building be ordered to remove the signs on the building that are in violation of Ordinance No. 114 dated November 10, 2010.  Mr. Mahon was informed that anyone purchasing the building would be required to be in compliance.
NEW BUSINESS:
7. Approval of Line of Credit documents from Iberia Bank – authorization for Mayor Pelloat to sign the line of credit documents was given on motion of Councilman Doran and seconded by Councilman Bounds, all were in favor.
8. Approval of Police Retirement Settlement Agreement – approval of the settlement agreement  was given on motion of Councilman Bounds and seconded by Councilman Doran, all were in favor.
9. Adopt the adjusted millage rate(s) – the adjusted millage rate of 8.21 was adopted on motion of Councilman Hitzman and seconded by Councilman Bounds, all were in favor.
A.  Public comment – no comments.
10. Set forth the adjusted millage rate(s) and roll forward to millage rate(s) not exceeding the maximum authorized rate(s) – the adjusted millage rate(s) was set at 8.21 and was rolled for to millage rate 8.55 on motion of Councilman Bouey and seconded by Councilman Bounds, all were favor.
A.  Public comment – no comments.
  At this time, the Agenda was amended on motion of Councilman Doran and seconded by Councilman Hitzman to include Ordinance No. 142.  Ordinance No. 142 regarding Fire Protection was adopted on motion of Councilman Doran and seconded by Councilman Bounds, all were in favor.
11. Adopt FY2018 Combined Summary Budget – the Fiscal Year 2018 Combined Summary Budget  was adopted on motion of Councilman Bouey and seconded by Councilman Hitzman, all were in favor.
12. Nino Bonura (Eagle Scout badge) – Mr. Bonura reported he is working on his Eagle Scout badge and proposed a project in his effort earn the badge.  He stated he would like to get permission to install a “little library” at the Coquille Park on Pine St. He stated the library will be 21”x23”x19” and can be freestanding or attachable.  He stated a book drive would be held in order to fill the library.  Mayor Pelloat advised him that he would need permission from Coquille if it is attached to one of the buildings.  Approval to move forward with the project was given on motion of Councilman Bouey and seconded by Councilman Doran, all were in favor.
13. Don Marshall-Tangipahoa Water District re: filter system – Mr. Marshall gave an update on the filtering system.  He reported there are two filters one has been tested and is now being painted; the second one will be tested then painted.  He reported that a “hard flush” was conducted on the Bocage water system and they assisted Madisonville with one on their end.  Mr. Marshall stated the project is still scheduled to be complete by the end of July.
14. Select newspaper as Official Journal for FY 2017-2018 – on motion of Councilman Bouey and seconded by Councilman Doran, The St. Tammany Farmer was selected as the Official Journal of the Town of Madisonville, all were in favor.
15. Introduce Ordinances:
A.  Ordinance No. 143 Amending Code of Ordinances to Increase Annual Salary of Mayor – Ordinance #143 regarding the annual salary of the Mayor was introduced on motion of Councilman Doran and seconded by Councilman Bouey, all were in favor. 
B. Ordinance No. 144 Amending Code of Ordinances, Chapter 10 Article A Section 10.19 Building Permits, g Fill Regulations 7a – Ordinance No. 144 regarding fill regulations was introduced on motion of Councilman Bounds and seconded by Councilman Doran, all were in favor.
C. Ordinance No. 145 Amending Code of Ordinances Chapter &, Streets, Sidewalks, Wharves and Public Ways Section 7.2 to add Section 7.2a – Ordinance No. 145 regarding Streets, Sidewalks, Wharves and Public Ways was introduced on motion of Councilman Bouey and seconded by Councilman Hitzman, all were in favor
D. Ordinance No. 146 Amending Code of Ordinances Chapter 10, Article A Section 10.7 - Districts Established to add (a) Lot Sizes – Ordinance No. 146 regarding Lot Sizes was introduced on motion of Councilman Bouey and seconded by Councilman Bounds, all were in favor.
E.  Ordinance No. 147 Amending Code of Ordinance Chapter 10, Article A, Section 10.19 - Building Permits –Ordinance No. 147 regarding Building Permits was introduced on motion of Councilman Bouey and seconded by Councilman Hitzman, all were in favor.
F. Ordinance No. 148 Amending Code of Ordinances Chapter 10 Article A, Section 10.10 A-Residence District -Permitted Uses – Ordinance No. 148 regarding A-Residence District Permitted Uses was introduced on motion of Councilman Bounds and seconded by Councilman Hitzman, all were in favor.
At this time, Mayor Pelloat stated that a public hearing on these ordinances would be held July 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm.
16. Resolution accepting Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Environmental Audit Report – The Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Environmental Audit Report was accepted on motion of Councilman Hitzman and seconded by Councilman Bounds, all were in favor.
17. Monthly Department reports:
Engineer – Mr. Joe Harman reported the parking lot project had been let for bid and the opening will be July 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. here at Town Hall.
Police Department – Chief Smith reported 26 citations written, 46 boat launch tickets, 6 accidents, 6 arrests, 2460 calls and 7942 miles.
Maintenance – Kyle Matthews reported there were 33 new customers added, finished Coquille extension, pavilion, tables, lights and guardrails have been finished at the lake, they are putting the canon back together, will be painting the flagpole out front of Town Hall.  He reported that a water line on Hwy. 22 had been hit which caused brown water in Bocage.
Permits Department – Jewell Chatellier reported things have been slow due to the weather and the ordinances were covered.
A.  Planning and Zoning report - Jewell reported that a request for variance for building height to 46” was given at the Planning and Zoning meeting. After some in the audience voiced their concerns on not adhering to what the ordinance requires the Council voiced their concerns/replies. Councilman Doran made a motion  to table the issue until the ordinance is changed to 45’, the motion failed due to the lack of a second.  Councilman Bounds made a motion to  approve the Planning and Zoning recommendation of 46’, the motion failed due to the lack of a second. After the discussions, a motion to grant a variance to 45’ was given on motion of Councilman Bounds and seconded by Councilman Bouey.  Yeas: Councilmen Bouey, Bounds, and Doran; Nays:  Councilman Hitzman.  The motion passed.
Town Attorney – Mr. Danner reported he will be going to court on the 28th regarding the cemetery becoming a public cemetery; a garnishment; gas contract form; line of credit documents; ordinances; public records request; attended mayor’s court, the committee meeting; and consults with the Mayor.
18. Comments by Council – Councilman Bounds announced the 4th of July Celebration from 2pm-10pm.  Councilman Hitzman thanked everyone for coming and their input.  Councilman Doran thanked everyone for coming out and stated that it is important to get involved.  Councilman Bouey announced there would be two 4th of July celebrations – one on the riverfront and one on the river.
19. Mayors’ report to Council – Mayor Pelloat announced that the Coast Guard is seeking public opinion on the bridge on the bridge opening schedule.  He sated you can go on the Madisonville website under News and Information and there is a link to the Coast Guard.
20. Adjournment – there being no further business, the meeting was adjourned on motion of Councilman Hitzman and seconded by Councilman Bouey, all were in favor.

 


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Joyce Core, Clerk