Posted: August 4, 2016

Minutes June 8 2016

Town of Madisonville

Regular Meeting

June 8, 2016

7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Roll call – the following were present:  Mayor Gitz, Councilmen Bounds, Pelloat, Ostendorf, Badeaux and Bouey.  Absent:  None.

 

At this time the public hearing for the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 was opened.  There were no questions or comments.

 

Approval of May 11, 2016 minutes – the May 11, 2016 minutes were approved on motion of Councilman Bouey and seconded by Councilman Pelloat.  The motion carried.

 

Approval of April 2016 financial statements – the financial statements for April 2016 were approved on motion of Councilman Bounds and seconded by Councilman Ostendorf.  The motion carried.

 

Comments:  members of the audience will have two (2) minutes to make a statement at the outset of the meeting.  When the meeting begins members of the audience will have one (1) minute to make a statement about a matter coming up for vote on the Agenda – 1) Victoria asked for permission to hold the annual 4th of July celebration on the riverfront-waive all fees for use of Town Hall-waive cleaning fee and will to provide two port-a-potties. The will have the bleachers moved to the riverfront and the small stage setup in front of Town Hall.  Mayor Gitz state he would bring it up later on the Agenda.  2)  Myron Bourg asked on behalf of the Krewe of Tchefuncte to hold February 25, 2017 as the rain date for the Mardi Gras.  Mayor Gitz stated he would bring it up later on the Agenda.  3)  Kristen reported a speeding problem on Main St.  She asked what more can be done to slow drivers down.  Chief Smith stated that tickets are issued but they divide their time between Main St. and other areas of Town.  Kristin stated there are no stop signs between the four way stop all the way to the end of Main St.  Chief Smith stated it is a state highway and the state would have to install more signs.

 

PEC report – Joe Harman reported that an amendment to the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement from CPRA for them to pay for the handrails/guardrails and the extra inspection expenses the amount to $67,740.00.  2)  Mr. Harman reported that the old gas lines are being removed.  3)  Mr. Harman reported that bids for the Mable Drive project will be received Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 2:00p.m.  4)  He reported that a request for reimbursement for moving the gas lines at the roundabout is being submitted in the amount of $138,000.00.

 

Adopt Budget Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 – the budget for Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 was adopted on motion of Councilman Badeaux and seconded by Councilman Bouey.  The motion carried.

 

Adopt Tax millage for 2016 tax roll – the tax millage of 8.55 for the 2016 tax roll was adopted on motion of Councilman Bouey and seconded by Councilman Ostendorf. The motion carried.

 

Resolution adopting millage rate for 2016 tax millage – the Resolution was adopted on motion of Councilman Badeaux and seconded by Councilman Pelloat.  The motion carried.

 

Select Official Journal for Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 – the St. Tammany Farmer was selected as the official journal on motion of Councilman Pelloat and seconded by Councilman Bouey.  The motion carried.

 

Engagement of CPA for year end June 30, 2016 audit – LaPorte CPA’s and Business Advisors was approved to conduct the year ending June 30, 2016 audit on motion of Councilman Bouey and seconded by Councilman Badeaux.  The motion carried.

 

Request to hold 8th Annual Dragon Boat Races and Festival Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Ms. Leader requested the use of the Town Hall for storage and inclimate weather.  She reported that this year they had 35 teams and are hoping to max out at 50 teams.  Councilman Pelloat commended them on the event and the clean up afterwards.

 

At this time the Agenda was amended to include the request to hold the 4th of July celebration.  The amendment was approved on motion of Councilman Bouey and seconded by Councilman Bounds.  The motion carried.  Also as this time Victoria announced that Mayor Gitz has been chosen as the Grand Marshal.

 

Also at this time the Agenda was amended to include the request for February 25, 2017 as the rain date for the Krewe of Tchefuncte.  The amendment was approved on motion of Councilman Bouey and seconded by Councilman Bounds.  The motion carried.

 

Mayor’s report to Council – at this time Mayor Gitz asked that the new mayor and council attention to the Maritime Museum organization.  He asked that they promote the Wooden Boat Festival.  2)  Mayor Gitz reported that the water system is in good shape, there is two flow wells and a valve in the middle of town when necessary to shut the water off for any reason and the system has good management.  3)  He reported that the treatment plant has good management and if a new one was constructed it would probably cost at least two million dollars.  4)  Mayor Gitz reported that the big ballpark has no name on it and stated he would like to see it named after former mayor Eddie Badeaux.

At this time Mayor Gitz stated that all the council members he has worked with over the years has been good to him and he wishes the best to the Town and that he will help in any way he can.

 

Pay approved invoices – approval to pay invoices was given on motion of Councilman Pelloat and seconded by Councilman Ostendorf.  The motion carried.

 

Adjournment – the meeting was adjourned on motion of Councilman Badeaux and seconded by Councilman Bouey.  The motion carried.

 

 

 

 

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Joyce Core, Clerk