Posted: August 4, 2017

July 26, 2017 Public Committee Meeting Minutes

 

 

Town of Madisonville
403 St. Francis St.
Public Committee Meeting Minutes
July 12, 2017
7:00 p.m.

 


Meeting called to order by Mayor Pelloat.

On roll call, the following were present:  Mayor Pelloat, Councilmen Bounds, Haddox, Doran and Bouey.  Absent Councilman Hitzman.

Councilman Doran led the pledge.

1. At this time the Agenda was amended to include ELOS Environmental on motion of Councilman Haddox and seconded by Councilman Bounds, all were in favor.  Mr. Watkins reported they would help with 1) Corps of Engineers with the dredging spoils that would help with flood protection and 2) submit for CPRA funds, which has a deadline of August.  He reported that the Parish receives funds each year and Madisonville would piggyback with them.  Mayor Pelloat stated he would like the project to be pursued through the Parish and the Maritime Museum.


Parks and Recreation: 
Committee Members:  Councilman Tim Bounds
               Councilman Chris Hitzman
No business.
Finance:
 Committee Members:  Councilman Chris Hitzman
    Mayor Pro Tem Brad Haddox

1.  Utilities Rate Review – Gas, Water, Sewer, Garbage/Trash – Mr. Arnold reported they used historical data to determine number of customers per rate code, volumes sold by rate code and expenses per rate code and financial statements for the period of 2014-2016 to determine average expected expenses and debt service for a basis of the study per the expense side.  The Proposed Gas Rates and Riders are:
Residential – Minimum Charge - $15.00 no gas included + CPI (Consumer Price Index); Usage – Cost of Gas + $0.45 per hundred cubic feet (ccf) + Annual CPI + RSF (Revenue Stabilization Factor) + LAUF Factor (Lost and Unaccounted For Factor).  Commercial – Minimum Charge - $17.50 no gas included + CPI; Usage – Cost of Gas + $0.45 per hundred cubic feet (ccf) + Annual CPI + RSF + LAUF Factor.  Industrial – Minimum Charge - $50.00 no gas included + CPI; Usage – Cost of Gas + $0.25 per hundred cubic feet (ccf) + Annual CPI + RSF + LAUF Factor.  In summary, Mr. Arnold reported the recommended rates would result in the following average bills (based on estimated $6.00 Cost of Gas to City) and net annual revenue to the City:  Residential – Average Summer $31.04; Average Winter - $69.32; 12-month average bill - $47.05.
2. Cell Tower – no discussion.

Operations and Maintenance:
 Committee Members:  Mayor Pro Tem Brad Haddox
    Councilman Jim Bouey
1. Review list of ordinances introduced at June 14th Meeting
A. Ordinance No. 143 Amending Code of Ordinances to Increase Annual Salary of Mayor – no comments.
B. Ordinance 144 Amending Code of Ordinances, Chapter 10 Article A, Section 10.19 Building Permits, g Fill Regulations 7a – no comments.
C. Ordinance No. 145 Amending Code of Ordinances Chapter 7, Streets, Sidewalks, Wharves and Public Ways Section 7.2 to add Section 7.2a – no comments.
D. Ordinance No. 146 Amending Code of Ordinances Chapter 10 Article A, Section 10.7 Districts Established to add (a) Lot Sizes – no comments.
E. Ordinance No. 147 Amending Code of Ordinances Chapter 10 Article A, Section 10.19 Building Permits – no comments.
F. Ordinance No. 148 Amending Code of Ordinances Chapter 10 Article A, Section 10.10 A-Residence District Permitted Uses – no comments.
2. Review list of ordinance introduced at July 12th Meeting
A.  Review ordinance pertaining to the annual permit sticker for boat trailers – no questions/comments.
3. Review ordinance pertaining to height regulations – after discussion the matter was tabled.  Jewell asked each member to provide him with a brief paragraph stated their views on the height issue.
4. Review ordinance pertaining to signage – Jewell presented each member a copy of the information he put together and suggested they study the information and decide how they feel about it.  Mayor Pelloat stated he would like David to enforce the ordinance regarding political signs and contact the campaign managers.
5. 
Public Safety:
 Committee Members:  Councilman Kevin Doran
    Councilman Tim Bounds
No business.

At this time, Mayor Pelloat announced that Keesler Credit Union is available to employees as well as the council.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned on motion of Councilman Bounds and seconded by Councilman Doran, all were in favor.

 

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Joyce Core, Clerk