Posted: September 21, 2018

Wednesday September 12, 2018 Town Council Meeting

Approved

TOWN OF MADISONVILLE
403 ST. FRANCIS STREET
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
7:00P.M.

PUBLIC HEARING:

Call to order - Mayor Pelloat
Roll call - Wayne C. Morlier, all present except Councilman Bounds and Councilman Doran
Rewrite/Replace Ordinance #105 – Chapter 9, Traffic and Criminal Regulations
No comments by Council or members of the audience
Adjournment - motion made by Councilman Bouey, seconded by Councilman Haddox, motion passed with all present in favor.

REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING:
Call meeting to order - Mayor Pelloat
Roll Call - Wayne C. Morlier – All present except Councilman Bounds and Councilman Doran
Invocation – Councilman Hitzman 
Pledge –Councilman Haddox
Councilman Bounds arrives

Approval of August 8, 2018 Regular Town Council Minutes
Motion to approve made by Councilman Bouey, seconded by Councilman Haddox, motion passed with all present in favor.
Approval of August 22, 2018 Public Committee Meeting Minutes
Motion to approve made by Councilman Bouey, seconded by Councilman Hitzman, motion passed with all present in favor.
Approval of July 2018 Financial Statements
Motion to approve made by Councilman Hitzman, seconded by Councilman Haddox, motion passed with all present in favor.

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).

Garden Club announces upcoming events- Mayor Pelloat thanks them for their work

Announcement made by Mayor Pelloat of change in police staff. Officer Jimmy Griffin leaving and Officer Chris Bertucci starting.

New Town Clerk, Alicia Watts,  announced by Mayor

Councilman Doran arrives

OLD BUSINESS:
Hope House Children's Advocacy Center
After discussion, Councilman Doran motions for $1500.00 to be donated, seconded by Councilman Haddox, motion passed with all in favor.

SBA- Cell Tower Agreement
After discussion, Councilman Doran suggests further talk be postponed to the September 26, 2018 Public Committee Meeting. Mayor Pelloat agrees to include this on the September 26, 2018 Public Committee Meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

Rewrite/ Replace Ordinance #105- Chapter 9, Traffic and Criminal Regulations
Motion to approve made by Councilman Bouey, seconded by Councilman Doran. Motion passed with all in favor.

Approval of Resolutions
 1. Fire Marshall
 Resolution for the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the state for the Fire  Marshall to conduct all commercial building plan reviews for the Town of  Madisonville.
 Motion to approve made by Councilman Bouey, seconded by Councilman  Haddox, motion passed with all in favor.
  2. Boat Launch
 Resolution for the Mayor to enter an agreement with the Louisiana  Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ( Wallop- Breaux) for a grant to repair the  boat launch.
 Motion made by Councilman Bounds, seconded by Councilman Haddox, motion  passed with all in favor.
 3. Town Park
 Resolution for the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the Land and Water  Conservation Fund for improvements at the Town Park, specifically a grant for  the pavilion/ amphitheater.
 Motion made by Councilman Bounds, seconded by Councilman Doran, motion  passed with all in favor.

Samantha Goodwin
 1. Keep Madisonville Beautiful
 Saturday September 15, 2018 Beach Sweep – Groups and organizations  meeting to clean the town. Picnic afterwards sponsored by Lighthouse Pizza  and Chick Fil A and others.
 2. Fall Festival
 Saturday, October 27 and 28, 2018- An arts and crafts market, arranged by Steinhauer Productions, a scarecrow   decorating contest and more.

Monthly Department Reports
 1. Engineer
 Mr. Joe Harmon summarized the current grant applications and their status.  Stated that the 3 lift stations through the capital outlay is going to the Bond  Commission.
 Talked about needing to advertise for bids for a main gas line extension for the  new subdivision off Hwy 190 by DSLD Homes that will have approximately 200  new homes. The motion was made to advertise for bids by Councilman Bouey,  seconded by Councilman Haddox, and was passed by all in favor.
 
 2. Police Department
 Chief Barney Tyrney reported that traffic citations in August 2018 were  significantly higher than August of 2017. Chief Tyrney announced Officer  Griffin's resignation, effective September 16, 2018, and welcomed Officer  Christopher Bertucci, starting September 12, 2018.
 
 3. Maintenance
 Public Works Director Mr. Kyle Matthews reported that in the last month, 19  new gas customers were added, and that they were continuing with the  electronic meter change  out plan in town. He reported that a new  maintenance truck had been purchased and would be used for reading  electronic meters and for locates. Mr. Matthews said that a new subdivision  off Perrilloux Rd., Perrilloux Trace,had been completed, the sink hole in front  of the town hall had been fixed and the sidewalk in front of the old fire station  had been repaired. The Johnson St water tank had been coated and was back  on line. The Pine St well had been taken off line and would be back up in 12- 14  days. Councilman Doran requested the status of gas service to Diversified  Foods, in which Mr. Matthews responded that the owner had requested a  quote for gas service to his business and if the quote beat the  competition, he would use the town's services. Mr. Matthews submitted the  quote, and was notified that the owner had chosen to go with Atmos Energy.

 4. Permit Department
 Building Official, Mr. Al Courouleau reported one residential addition permit,  one elevation permit, 2 fence permits, one gas generator permit, and one  residential remodel permit. Mr. Courouleau summarized the September  Planning and Zoning Meeting, and the 2 variances that had been passed by the  committee; Mr. Danna, 128 Madison Ridge, and Mr. Brewster, 105 Morgan St.  Councilman Doran suggests Mr. Brewster's case be further discussed at the  Public Committee Meeting on September 26, 2018, and it was tabled. Mr.  Danna answered the committee's questions and explained his plans for an 8'  privacy fence on three sides, with a 6' front facing piece. Motion was made to  approve  by Councilman Hitzman, seconded by Councilman Bounds and passed  with all in favor.
 
 5. Town Attorney
 Town Attorney Bruce Danner stated he worked on cell tower agreement,  cooperative agreement with the parish regarding sales tax, Municode, the  opioid lawsuit, and multiple record requests.
 
Council Comments
Councilman Bouey asked the status of the Baham claim. The Mayor stated he had met with them and gave them the timeline of events. There has been no further communication.
Councilman Kevin Doran stated that he was approached by the St. Anselm Finance Director regarding next steps for the church receiving a building permit. Councilman Doran stated he referred the Director to the town's master plan firm, CPEX. Councilman Doran stated he could not remember the name of the Director but he would reach out to Ryan Benton of CPEX to whom he provided the name and phone number of the church's Finance Director.

Mayor's Report to Council
Mayor Pelloat had no additional items to report.

Adjournment
Councilman Bouey made a motion to adjourn, Councilman Hitzman seconded the motion, the motion passed with all in favor.

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Wayne C. Morlier, Town Clerk