August 19, 2020 | Regular Council Meeting

ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING

OLD CITY MARKET, 131 W. BELLEVUE ST.
OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19th, 2020 @ 6:00 P.M.

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

The Council of the Parish of St. Landry, State of Louisiana, convened in a regular session on this 19th day of August, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.

  1. Chairman Coby Clavier called the meeting of the St. Landry Parish Council to order.
  1. Chairman Coby Clavier led the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation.
  1. CONFERENCE CALL: Jerry Red Jr., Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. Ex Officio Coby Clavier ABSENT: Nancy Carriere and Easton Shelvin.

Councilwoman Nancy Carriere and Councilman Easton Shelvin was absent for roll call but later adjoined the meeting.

A motion was made by Councilman Jerry Red Jr., seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards to amend agenda to add Parish President Bill Fontenot resignation and to begin the process of hiring someone for the Interim Parish President.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Nancy Carriere and Easton Shelvin. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

IV.             CONDOLENCES: #

Councilman Jerry Red Jr.: Joseph Aljay Pickens, Linda Polly Metz, Gary Romero Lazard, Bernadette Wanda Williams, Farice Daigle Sr., Donald “Duck” Gennuso Sr., Vincent Paul Chevis, Keenan O’Neil Jones, Clifford Joseph Bertrand, Vincent Paul Manuel, Alexander Manuel Sr.

Councilwoman Nancy Carriere: Theresa Auzenne, Dr. Ron Ceaser, Gerald Leday, Farice Daigle Sr., Mildred Guidry Woods, Gary Romero Lazard, Carrie Ann Williams, Geneva Pearl Miniex Griffith, Bernadette Wanda Williams, Donald “Duck” Gennouso, Bertha Lamb Lazare, Vincent Paul Chevis, Mary Za-zet Metz, Gladys Richard-Kennerson, Mildred Jean Richard,

Llewelleyn Ray Sibley, Linda “Polly” Metz, Robert Miller, Gerald Leday.

Councilman Easton Shelvin: Gary Romero Lazard, Joseph Aljay Pickens, Bernadette Wanda Williams, Donald “Duck” Gennuso Sr., Ronald Andrus.

Councilwoman Mildred Thierry: Shannon Latrice Valmore, Helen Marie Frank, Regina Ann Tyler Patterson, Petty Sue Williams, Farice Daigle Sr., Clifford Joseph Bertrand, Augustus Flex Jr., Lloyd Alonzo Semien, Lois Ann Caillier Lee, Gary Romero Lazard, Vincent Paul Manuel, Dora Lafleur, Donald “Duck” Gennuso, Bernadette Wanda Williams, Joseph Aljay Pickens, Mary Za-zet Metz, Geneva Pearl Miniex Griffith, Albert Lee Spencer Sr., Gerald Leday, Desmond Joseph Robert, Mildred Guidry Woods, James Jim Brown, Bernice LaFleur, Marion Soileau.

Councilman Alvin Stelly:  Charles “Skeeter” Johnson Jr.

Councilwoman Vivian Olivier: Charles “Skeeter” Johnson Jr., Leticia Speyrer Olivier, Emily Jeanette Boudreaux, Charles “Red” Ortego, Roselind “Sister” C. Dugal.

Councilman Wayne Ardoin: Charles “Red” Ortego, Leticia Speyrer Olivier, Emily Jeanette Boudreaux, J.B. Hyatt, Charles “Skeeter” Johnson, Donald “Duck” Gennuso Sr., Lawrence L. Thibodeaux, Ervin “Frenchie” Fontenot, Myrtle Jeanette firmin, Hubert “Pat” Fontenot, Ronnie Susan Watkins D’Avy, Roland Naquin, Charles Martin, G.T. “Buddy” Barker, Mildred Guidry

Woods, Gary Romero Lazard, Vincent Paul Manuel, Charles James Smith, Mary Louise Castille. Councilman Dexter Brown: Ronald Andrus, Donald “Duck” Gennuso Sr., Bernadette Wanda Williams, Gary Romero Lazard, Gerald Leday.

Councilman Jimmie Edwards: Carl Anthony Fontenot, Debra Boone.

Chairman Coby Clavier called for a moment of silence for the families that lost their loved ones.

V.             PERSONS TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL: #

Patricia Edwards addressed the council, she resides at 757 Sandy Road Opelousas, La in the Plaisance area. She stated she attended a meeting in February about the bus not passing but that was taken care of now the ditches were only dug on part of Sandy Road. The grass is tall as the cars. Ms. Edwards stated she requested a culvert to be installed corner of Roy Road and Sandy Road and that was not done either. She has been in contact with her Councilwoman Mildred Thierry on numerous occasions and she is forwarding all messages sent to her to the Public Works Director Russell Schexnider for work to get completed. If it rains just a little bit they are not able to get their mail therefore she is here again requesting her ditches be dug on the road school is about to start and the culvert on Roy and Sandy is flat and need replaced.

Councilwoman Mildred Thierry stated she personally called public works with all information to Public Works Director Russell Schexnider. The culvert was requested to be changed a year ago not sure what happened but it was supposed to be changed since last year. Mr. Russell Schexnider stated it is on list of roads to get repaired and they are not forgotten.

Renee Robertson addressed the council regarding adjudicated property and Civic Source. He represent a local business called AAR Properties which buys tax lien at the St. Landry Parish tax sales. This past year they purchased about 150 properties and managed over 250 properties. Most of these properties are either abandoned, blighted, overgrown grass, trees but the fact that all properties are all delinquent on the tax rolls and eventually go up for tax sale where AAR properties would buy them at tax sale. About 3 ½ years ago AAR purchased property through tax sales right north of Washington and at inspection he noticed on both sides of properties belong to the police jury. One property was adjudicated in 1997 and other in 2007 so that’s 23 years of not having any tax revenue off these properties. The intention is to gather up all 3 properties excavate them and bring them back up but he has run into road blocks with Civic Source. Civic Source is out of Pennsylvania and they want $5,700 dollars for just one lot. Civic Source has a

lot of useless charges and don’t clear any of the titles. He would like to consolidate all three properties and have one property. Civic Source offers a non- warranty cash sale certificate. What good is having title insurance if they will not warranty the actual title. What he would like to do is get Civic Source out the way and he want to encourage the Parish Council to not renew their contract with Civic Source. Chairman Coby Clavier asked what is the address or road where the lots are located. Lots are located on Self Help Road Washington, La. His plan was to purchase property from police juror and return it to tax roll. Chairman Coby Clavier stated at this time we are using Civic Source but would make note of properties listed. Councilman Harold Taylor suggested Renee Robertson visit with Council Legal Counsel Garett Duplechain for possible resolution to problem.

Phyllis Fisher addressed the council regarding adjudicated property purchased through Civic Source in 2017 which was successful. She later purchased three more lots next the original lot. Now she was ready to purchase the last lot located at 218 Liberty Street Opelousas, La. She was advised she had to wait one year before the property go on Civic Source. She waited a year and when noticed property finally got on Civic Source she moved forward with the purchase. Civic Source allows you to initiate the auction by putting a down payment of $800 dollars however there is also a note if you are an adjoining land owner you have an advantage on the property and it gets to be removed off of Civic Source. She called next day stated she was ready for closing but received a call two weeks later saying we had to take the property back and she would have to wait another year. While waiting she decided to go on tax assessor website to check property and find out the property has been sold in her waiting period. The property was sold to Phyllis Fisher because she was an adjacent land owner to the property for $5,700 dollars but was pulled back and sold to someone that was not a previous land owner for $95,000 dollars as an assumption sale. So she would like to know how does that happen when someone win property sale through Civic Source they can just come back and take it. Chairman Coby Clavier asked if Ms. Fisher could call back in the morning provide contact information to Council Clerk Sherell Jordan due to being on a public line.

Lena Charles addressed the council representing the Opelousas Downtown Development regarding landscape cleaning around the courthouse and general land scape around the grounds. Opelousas Downtown Development performed a soft chemical wash and grounds set to be completed by the end of week. The job was no cost to the parish or citizens of the community. Ms. Lena Charles thanked the council for the opportunity. Chairman Coby Clavier thanked Ms. Lena Charles and Opelousas Downtown Development on behalf of the St. Landry Parish Council.

Ann Tara Bradley addressed the council regarding garbage nuisance which is an eye sore and health hazard located in front her home at 114 Old Spanish Road Opelousas, La. Mrs. Ann Bradley provided the council with a collage of photos showing her home and Coteau Ridge Subdivision located directly across from her home. Councilman Wayne Ardoin stated this is in District 9 his area and he has called numerous times to Solid Waste, the garbage company does not travel down the road because it’s a liability due to it being a private road. Residents of Coteau De Fleur bring their garbage to the end of the road because the garbage pick up not going down the road due to it being private. If the residents come to throw garbage if can is full they are throwing garbage on the side. Councilman Ardoin stated he has spoken to Mr. Joey Boone several times at Solid Waste and Solid Waste does come out pick up the garbage but it happens again. A sign was put up by prior administration and the Sheriff office showing times to bring garbage get collected but people are not adhering to the sign. Richard LeBouef Director of Solid Waste stated he has experienced a lot of problems with the litter that has been brought in that subdivision. The problem is that is a private road we do have an Ordinance in place states after garbage is collected resident has 24 hours to move can and these things are not being adhere to at this time. Mr. LeBouef stated Solid Waste would like to do as much as they can to help clean up the nuisance. Mrs. Ann Bradley stated her husband texted photos to Councilman Wayne Ardoin from working in Africa and asked him to contact Mrs. Ann Bradley for the matter to be taken care of and if not he would contact the News Station. Chairman Coby Clavier stated the council has seen the provided pictures and working with Solid Waste and we may have to also get the Sheriff involved to help address the nuisance problem also. Councilwoman Nancy Carriere stated she would like to make a suggestion of a dumpster being placed there then the residents would use the dumpster and not throw the trash on the ground. Mr. LeBouef stated the property owners would have to give permission wherever the dumpsters are placed but we are facing not

just the people who are bringing their trash there, it’s leaving the cart there more than 24 hours breaking the Ordinance that is in place. Mr. LeBouef stated he will help in any way he possible can and will share his number with Mrs. Bradley but a lot of this is criminal matter.

Jennifer Clark addressed the council she resides at 338 Cherry Road Church Point, La but it is still St. Landry Parish. If she drives out her driveway turn left it’s Acadia Parish and right is St. Landry Parish. Cherry Road was paved but about 200 feet from where she reside the road was not paved, not a mile from where she resides. Councilman Timmy Lejeune stated that it is his district but the administration has all say on how far these contractors go on paving the road but it’s not the council decision. Chairman Coby Clavier asked Jennifer Clark to reach out to Councilman Timmy Lejeune regarding her road.

Kayla Seamon addressed the council regarding the Grey Effect Foundation and she is asking for a discount for renting the Delta Grand Theatre. The Grey Effect founders are Katie and Brian Sebastien encountered a very unfortunate situation where their son passed to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In return took this experience and turned it into a positive experience, they raise funds through different events and give back to Louisiana by donating owlet monitors.

These monitors track the breathing, heart rate of sleeping infant, fever, and send alert to parents for them to help any situation that occur. The monitors cost $300 and the owlet company matches the Grey Effect Foundation for each monitor sold. By doing this event they are able to get double the amount of monitors every time one is purchased. The Grey Effect Foundation is able to purchase about 400 monitors per year, this year they have purchased only 175 monitors due to the pandemic. In return the foundation is asking for a discount in renting the Grand Theatre to host the event. Chairman Coby Clavier, Thanked The Grey Effect Foundation for their work in the community but advised at this time we are not able to provide anyone a discount in renting the venue due to if we waive fees for one venue we would have to waive fees for all who come ask for discount. Councilman Dexter Brown stated he would like to make a donation towards the charge of the Delta Grand Theatre for the Grey Effect Foundation.

VI.             APPROVAL OF MINUTES: #

A motion was made by Councilman Wayne Ardoin, seconded by Councilman Alvin Stelly to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of July 15th, 2020 as transcribed.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune, and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Nancy Carriere and Easton Shelvin. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Gil Savoy to approve the Special Meeting Minutes of July 29th, 2020 as transcribed.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Easton Shelvin and Nancy Carriere. ABSTAINED:  None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

A motion was made by Councilman Wayne Ardoin, seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards to approve the Special Meeting Minutes of August 5th, 2020 as transcribed.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Easton Shelvin. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

VII.             PARISH PRESIDENT’S REPORT: #

Richard Lucito presented the Parish President’s Report. He stated:

  • No updates on adjudicated property at this time.
  • Update on Road District No. 1 Smooth Ride Home.

Public Works Director Russell Schexnider stated Phase 4 Smooth Ride Home is 100% complete and that is the last planned phase. Councilwoman Mildred Thierry asked Russell Schexnider for update on large crack on Prayer House Road that was called into public works. Russell Schexnider stated they will keep monitoring it may try to seal it if funds are available. Councilman Dexter Brown thanked public works director Russell Schexnider and his crew for all his efforts in constructing and finalizing his last 3 roads Hackberry, Elmwood, and Twisted Oaks.

Richard Lucito: Mr. Chairman, I have one other thing in the Parish President’ Report. Is Mr. Nick Gautreaux on the phone?

Nick Gautreaux: Yes Sir, I am on the phone, can you all here me? Chairman Coby Clavier: Yes Sir, go ahead.

Nick Gautreaux: Are you finished Richard?

Richard Lucito: Yes, Nick Gautreaux visited with Mr. Fontenot.  I think Mr. Fontenot provided him with a message for the council.

Mr. Nick Gautreaux: If the council can give me 30 seconds, I am trying to find a place to park right here. I apologize, I am at something that everybody likes, America’s favorite past time, Baseball.

Earlier today about 2 o’clock I was able to visit with Mr. Bill Fontenot. He was in good spirits and he gave a little statement and I typed up the statement for him. I would like to read it for the council. Mr. Chairman if you don’t mind, can I have this time to read this statement to the council.

Chairman Coby Clavier: Yes Sir Mr. Geautreaux, go ahead. Nick Gautreaux read:

“Chairman Clavier and members of the council and the citizens of St. Landry Parish. All of you have been working hard to make our parish prosper. Although we may not all agree, I believe we all have the same intentions on making St. Landry Parish a great place to live, work and raise a family. In all my years of Public Service, this job has been the most challenging and most rewarding opportunity I have ever had. As I reflect on my administrations success, I look forward to the continued progress of physical transparency and financial strength. Although I will not be able to lead my team because of my health issues, I can assure you that our executive team, managers and hardworking employees will continue our progress for generations to come making St. Landry Parish a

great place to raise our family. Councilmembers, I know that many times that we agreed on public policy issues and seldom did we disagree, with that being said, I have one suggestion that I would ask of all of you. I would ask all members to appoint a person who publically will agree not to run for Parish President. I would ask that you consider, Van Reed. He is a person of integrity, he has been involved with issues facing our state and community with this COVID-19 and had lead our very important parish response. I am confident that Van can continue our counsel and my administration progress to make St. Landry Parish a great place to work, live and most importantly to raise a family.

Members, I humbly ask you to appoint Van Reed as Parish President until such time that a new Parish President is elected. Having Van as Parish President will allow any councilmember or any citizen who chooses to seek the office to run with confidence knowing that no one person will have the advantage of holding the title. Finally, I want to leave my fellow citizens, staff and councilmembers with this message: Illness has taught me how precious and how short live can be, so never waste a moment on pettiness. We were all told that life is short so live it to the fullest, but we never really appreciate life until a loved one or you yourself is dealt the cards of faith. This illness may have taken my strength, but it will never take my soul or my love for my fellow citizens and this great parish. God Bless America, God Bless our parish during this troubling time.

One final question for you members. What will you do my members? Farewell my friends.”

That is the end of the message from Mr. Bill. Just to summarize, he is in great spirits. He know that you will make the right decision and he just wants the parish to continue to move forward. I have been knowing Bill for a long time. He has had a lot of years in Public Service. He is a great man, whether you agree with him or you don’t one thing we all know, he has a good soul and a good heart. We look forward to his speedy recovery, a long time recovery. But most importantly councilmembers, you all have done an excellent job. I think you can see in this letter that he has praised you all, he has praised his administration. I know sometimes that you all don’t agree but you all have continued to progress in technology, you all have continued to progress in the financial transparency and balancing your budget. I look forward to seeing what you all will do. I thank Mr.

Chairman for allowing me to read his final statement to the council.

Chairman Coby Clavier:  Mr. Geautreaux, I thank you for reading Mr. Fontenot’s letter.

A motion was made by Councilman Jerry Red Jr., seconded by Councilman Wayne Ardoin to accept the Parish President’s Report.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

VIII.             NEW BUSINESS: #

*Items passed through committee.

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Wayne Ardoin, seconded by Councilman Harold Taylor to appoint Shaterral Johnson to the St. Landry Parish Housing Authority for the remainder of a five year term ending 08-04-2022.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  • A motion was made by Councilwoman Mildred Thierry, seconded by Councilman Harold Taylor to re-appoint Jerry Domengeaux to the Ward Two Gravity Drainage District No. 1 for a four year term. (09-21-2020 to 09-21-2024).

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  • A motion was made by Councilwoman Mildred Thierry, seconded by Councilman Harold Taylor to authorize the Council Clerk to advertise for one appointment for a four year term to the Public Works Commission District Six.  (10-20-2020 to 10-20-2024).

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  • A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Wayne Ardoin to authorize the Council Clerk to advertise for one appointment for a six year term to the Acadia-St. Landry Hospital Service District.  (10-01-2020 to 10-01-2026).

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  • A motion was made by Councilwoman Vivian Olivier seconded by Councilwoman Mildred Thierry to authorize Legal Counsel Garett Duplechain to meet with the Legal Counsel from Sunset regarding an amical price for the three properties in Sunset.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  • Authorize the Public Works Department to place a “No Thru Street for 18 Wheelers” on Frank Road and Andrepont Road. Councilman Jerry Red Jr. stated this item is on item X number 4 and we will take action there.
  • A motion was made by Councilman Jimmie Edwards, seconded by Councilman Harold Taylor to authorize the Parish President Designee to sign the CEA with MGO Software.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  • A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards to authorize the Parish President Designee to sign the nursing contract with Advantage Medical.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None.  ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  • A motion was made by Councilman Wayne Ardoin, seconded by Councilman Harold Taylor to authorize the Parish President Designee to sign the nurses contract with Nurses Direct

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  1. A motion was made by Councilwoman Mildred Thierry, seconded by Councilman Alvin Stelly to authorize the approval of the new St. Landry Parish Government Policy No. 7-1:

Preventing Exposure & Limiting the Transmission of COVID.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards to authorize the approval of the new St. Landry Parish Government Policy No. 7-2: Communication of a COVID Tested Positive Employee.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold

Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards to authorize the approval of the new St. Landry Parish Government Policy No. 7-3:

Employee Illness (COVID-19).

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards to authorize the approval of the new St. Landry Parish Government Policy No. 7-4:

“Close Contact” Notification.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards to authorize the approval of the new St. Landry Parish Government Policy No. 7-5:

COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None.  ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards to authorize the approval of the new St. Landry Parish Government Policy No. 7-6: Requirements for COVID-19 Leave.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards to authorize the approval of the new St. Landry Parish Government Policy No. 7-7:

Telework (Work from Home).

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Wayne Ardoin, seconded by Councilman Timmy Lejeune to authorize the Parish President Designee to sign the Lease and Operating Agreement with Acadiana Aircraft Interiors, L.L.C.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Timmy Lejeune, seconded by Councilwoman Mildred Thierry to authorize the final approval of the Steckler Partition/Subdivision Lots 1-17 along HWY 167 Cosay Road, Opelousas.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None.  ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Timmy Lejeune, seconded by Councilman Harold Taylor to authorize the Permit Office to issue a Permit Exemption to Cory and Danielle Bellard due to a fire to their home on Sandre Lee Road, Opelousas.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

  • A resignation letter was received from Parish President Bill Fontenot stating his current position will end this Friday August 21, 2020 and a meeting is being held via phone conference on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 to appoint an interim Parish President until a special election is called. Councilman Jerry Red Jr. stated he noticed Nick Gautreaux came on the voice call and said what the Parish President wanted but he would like to remind the council you use your own mind and choose who you think is best for the position and not put a person who don’t know anything about the Parish. Nick Gautreaux stated he would like to clarify in the letter he submitted he stated it was a suggestion not saying the council has to choose who was suggested. Councilman Timmy Lejeune asked if a motion was needed. Legal Counsel Garett Duplechain stated a motion was not necessary due resignation becomes effective as of Friday and at that point it’s up to the Council to appoint an interim Parish President within 30 days.

IX.             SPECIAL BUSINESS: #

*Items not passed thru committee.

X.             ORDINANCES TO BE INTRODUCED: #

Ordinance No. 2020-015 (Sponsored by Councilman Nancy Carriere)

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE 2020 OPERATING BUDGET FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT

Date Introduced: August 19, 2020

WHEREAS, the 2020 St. Landry Parish Operating Budget, herein attached, is hereby amended to reflect the detailed amended estimate of revenues and expenses for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020, being the same is hereby adopted to serve as an amended operating Budget of Revenues and Expenses for the Parish of St. Landry during the said period.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT:

Section 1. The attached, detailed AMENDED estimate of revenues for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020, is hereby adopted to serve as an amended operating Budget of Revenues for the Parish of St. Landry during the said period.

Section 2. The attached, detailed AMENDED estimate of expenditures by department for fiscal year beginning January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020, is hereby adopted to serve as an amended operating Budget of Expenditures for the Parish of St. Landry during the said period.

Section 3. The adoption of the Amended Operating Budget of Expenditures being the same is hereby declared to operate as an appropriation of the amount therein set forth within the terms of the budget classification.

Section 4. Amounts are available for expenditures only to the extent included within the 2020 Budget.

Section 5. All power to alter this Budget is reserved by the St. Landry Parish Council.

2.                  Ordinance No. 2020-016 (Sponsored by Councilwoman Mildred Thierry). #

An Ordinance to amend St. Landry Parish Ordinance Chapter 36, Article IX, Three Way Intersections, Section 36-200 so that the intersection of Goyo Road and Eugene Soileau, the intersection of Frilot Cove Road and Raiders Road, and the intersection of Frilot Cove Road and Watson Lane will be included on the list of roads in St. Landry Parish that are designated as three-way intersections.

3.                  Ordinance No. 2020-017 (Sponsored by Councilwoman Mildred Thierry). #

An Ordinance to prohibit vehicles that are carrying forest products on Prayer House Road in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, from exceeding thirty-seven thousand (37,000) pounds per tandem axle.

4.                  Ordinance No. 2020-018 (Sponsored by Councilwoman Vivian Olivier). #

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ST. LANDRY PARISH ORDINANCE CHAPTER 44,

SECTION 44-14 so that Begnaud Road and Frank Road can be included on the list of roads in St. Landry Parish that are designated as “No Thru Truck Traffic” routes.

Councilman Jerry Red Jr. asked to add 18 wheelers to Ordinance No. 2020-018.

XI.                 ORDINANCES TO BE ADOPTED: #

A motion was made by Councilman Timmy Lejeune, seconded by Councilwoman Mildred Thierry to table Ordinance 2020-010.

AN ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT MORE THAN TWO MOBILE HOMES BEING LOCATED ON ONE PIECE OF PROPERTY IN ST. LANDRY PARISH, LOUISIANA.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020

A motion was made by Councilman Gil Savoy, seconded by Councilman Wayne Ardoin

to postpone entire adjusted millage process until September 16th, 2020 via in person meeting held at the Delta Grand Theatre due to no quorum in chambers, 30 day notice did not provide for phone conference call and council could not meet in chambers due to COVID-19.

Ordinance 2020-012 #

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Harold Taylor. ABSTAINED: None. WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

AN ORDINANCE TO ACCEPT THE ADJUSTED MILLAGES FOR THE 2020 TAX ROLLS ON ALL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION #

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH

GOVERNMENT THAT the following adjusted millages are hereby accepted for the 2020 tax rolls on all property subject to taxation: #

2020 ADJUSTED MILLAGES

General Alimony                                                       3.75 mills
Exempted Municipalities                                          1.87 mills
Health Units                                                               2.140 mills
Jail Parish Wide                                                        0.990 mills
Road District No 11A Sub 1                                     9.000 mills
Road District No 11A Sub 2                                     8.250 mills
Road District No 1 Ward 3                                    10.260 mills
Road District No 3 Ward 1 Sub 1                            9.600 mills
Road District No 12 Ward 2                                    4.650 mills

A motion was made by Councilman Gil Savoy, seconded by Councilman Wayne Ardoin

to postpone entire roll forward process until September 16th, 2020 via in person meeting held at the Delta Grand Theatre due to no quorum in chambers, 30 day notice did not provide for phone conference call and council could not meet in chambers due to COVID-19. Ordinance No. 2020-013: On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune

and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None. WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT ORDINANCE NO. 2020-013 #

AN ORDINANCE TO LEVY THE ROLL FORWARD MILLAGES FOR THE 2020 TAX ROLLS ON ALL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT the following roll forward millages are hereby levied on the 2020 tax rolls on all property subject to taxation.

2020 ADJUSTED MILLAGES2020 LEVY
General Alimony3.750 mills3.780 mills
Exempted Municipalities1.870 mills1.890 mills
Health Units2.140 mills2.170 mills
Jail Parish Wide0.990 mills1.000 mills
Road District No 11A Sub 19.000 mills9.260 mills
Road District No 11A Sub 28.250 mills8.430 mills
Road District No 1 Ward 310.260 mills10.260 mills
Road District No 3 Ward 1 Sub 19.600 mills9.600 mills
Road District No 12 Ward 24.650 mills4.800 mills

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH

GOVERNMENT THAT that the proper administrative officials of the Parish of St. Landry, State of Louisiana, be and they are hereby empowered, authorized, and directed to spread said taxes, as hereinabove set forth, upon the assessment rolls of said Parish for the year 2020, and to make the collection of the taxes imposed for and on behalf of the taxing authority, according to law, and that the taxes herein levied shall become a permanent lien and privilege on all property subject to taxation as herein set forth, and collection thereof shall be enforceable in the manner provided by law.

XI. RESOLUTIONS TO BE ADOPTED: #

A motion was made by Councilman Wayne Ardoin, seconded by Councilman Alvin Stelly to adopt Resolution No. 025-2020. Councilman Timmy Lejeune questioned who would pay for new pump station. Councilman Wayne Ardoin stated SLED is paying and no cost to Parish Government.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

RESOLUTION No. 025-2020 #

WHEREAS, a new pump station for the sewer treatment plant for the area in and near the south of the City of Opelousas in St. Landry Parish must be built to service that area;

WHEREAS, St. Landry Parish government will buy lot 30-B in Linwood Subdivision West from Linwood Realty Company, Inc. for the new pump station;

WHEREAS, St. Landry Parish government requires a predial servitude for utilities and passage over property owned by Live Oak Gardens, Ltd. in the Clos Du Bois Subdivision to service and maintain said pump station and sewer treatment plant; WHEREAS, the St. Landry Parish Council does hereby authorized St. Landry

Parish President Designee Amanda Cain to execute the Cash Sale to purchase lot 30-B in Linwood Subdivision West from Linwood Realty Company, Inc. for Four Thousand ($4,000.00) Dollars;

WHEREAS, the St. Landry Parish Council does hereby authorized St. Landry Parish President Designee Amanda Cain to execute the Servitude for Utilities and for

Passage over property in the Clos Du Bois Subdivision owned Live Oak Gardens, Ltd.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the St. Landry Parish Council does hereby resolve to authorized St. Landry Parish President Designee Amanda Cain to execute the Cash Sale to purchase lot 30-B in Linwood Subdivision West from Linwood Realty Company, Inc. for Four Thousand ($4,000.00) Dollars;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the St. Landry Parish Council does hereby authorized St. Landry Parish President Designee Amanda Cain to execute the Servitude for Utilities and for Passage over property in the Clos Du Bois Subdivision owned Live Oak Gardens, Ltd.

A motion was made by Councilman Dexter Brown, seconded by Councilman Wayne Ardoin to adopt Resolution No. 026-2020 A RESOLUTION TO RELOCATE THE POLLING LOCATION AT WARD 1 PRECINCT 12 OPELOUSAS CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT, 1334 S. UNION STREET,

OPELOUSAS, LA 70570, AND WARD 1 PRECINCT 4, WARD 1 PRECINCT 4-A OPELOUSAS FIRE SUBSTATION 3, 109 S. UNION STREET, OPELOUSAS, LA 70570, TO THE OPELOUSAS CIVIC CENTER, 1638 CRESWELL LANE, OPELOUSAS, LA 70570.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None.  ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

RESOLUTION NO. 026-2020 #

A RESOLUTION TO RELOCATE THE POLLING LOCATION AT WARD 1 PRECINCT 12 OPELOUSAS CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT, 1334 S. UNION STREET, OPELOUSAS, LA 70570, AND WARD 1 PRECINCT 4, WARD 1 PRECINCT 4-A OPELOUSAS FIRE SUBSTATION 3, 109 S. UNION STREET, OPELOUSAS, LA 70570, TO THE OPELOUSAS CIVIC CENTER, 1638 CRESWELL LANE, OPELOUSAS, LA 70570.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT, that:

The Ward 1 Precinct 12 Located at 1334 S. Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 and Ward 1 Precinct 4, Ward 1 Precinct 4-A Opelousas Fire Substation 3, 109 S. Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, is hereby relocated to the polling location at the Opelousas Civic Center, 1638 Creswell Lane Opelousas, LA 70570.

A motion was made by Councilman Dexter Brown, seconded by Councilman Timmy Lejeune to adopt Resolution No. 027-2020. A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE HOLDING OF AN ELECTION IN BAYOU PLAQUEMINE GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 12 ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020, TO AUTHORIZE THE RENEWAL OF A SPECIAL TAX THEREIN.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

RESOLUTION No. 027-2020 #

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE HOLDING OF AN ELECTION IN BAYOU PLAQUEMINE GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 12 ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020, TO AUTHORIZE THE RENEWAL OF A SPECIAL TAX THEREIN.

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Bayou Plaquemine Gravity Drainage District No. 12 of the Parish of St. Landry, State of Louisiana (the “Governing Authority”), acting as the governing authority of Bayou Plaquemine Gravity Drainage District No. 12 (the “District”), has adopted a resolution calling a special election in the District on to authorize the renewal of a special tax therein; and

WHEREAS, the Governing Authority of the District has requested that this Parish Council, acting as the governing authority of the Parish of St. Landry, State of Louisiana, give its consent and authority for the District to hold the aforesaid election, and in the event that the election carries to continue to levy and collect the special tax provided for therein; and

WHEREAS, it is now the desire of this Parish Council to approve the holding of said election and, in the event that the election carries, to continue to levy and collect the special tax provided for therein,

THE PARISH OF ST. LANDRY HEREBY RESOLVES:

SECTION 1. In compliance with the provisions of Article VI, Section 15 of the constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, and in accordance with the request of the Board of Commissioners of the Bayou Plaquemine Gravity Drainage District No. 12, this Parish Council hereby approves the holding of an election in the District, on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at which election there will be submitted the following proposition, to-wit:

PROPOSITION (TAX RENEWAL)

Shall Bayou Plaquemine Gravity Drainage District No. 12 of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana (the “District”), renew the levy of a consolidated special tax of twenty (20) mills on all property subject to

taxation within the District for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2022 and ending with the year 2031, having an estimated annual collection of $200,000 for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating gravity drainage works within and for said District?

SECTION 2. In the event the election carries, this Parish Council does hereby further consent to and authorize the District to continue to levy and collect the special tax provided for therein.

A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Wayne Ardoin to adopt

Resolution No. 028-2020. #

A resolution approving the issuance, sale and delivery of (i) not exceeding

$2,158,000 of Water Revenue Bonds of Waterworks District No. 2 Rural of the Parish of St. Landry, State of Louisiana, and (ii) the issuance of not exceeding $2,158,000 of Bond anticipation Notes of said District, and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

Resolution No. 028-2020 #

A resolution approving the issuance, sale and delivery of (i) not exceeding $2,158,000 of Water Revenue Bonds of Waterworks District No. 2 Rural of the Parish of St. Landry, State of Louisiana, and (ii) the issuance of not exceeding $2,158,000 of Bond anticipation Notes of said District, and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

WHEREAS, the Board of Waterworks Commissioners of Waterworks District No.

2 Rural of the Parish of St. Landry, State of Louisiana (the “District”), proposes to authorize the issuance and delivery of $2,158,000 of its Water Revenue Bonds (the “Bonds”) to pay the cost of

constructing and acquiring improvement and replacements to the waterworks system of the Issuer, including appurtenant equipment,

fixtures and accessories, both personal and real, a work of public improvement for the District (the “Project”), which Bonds will be sold to the United States of America, acting through Rural

Development (the “RD”), in accordance with the resolution adopted by said Board of Waterworks Commissioners on July 1, 2020 (the “Resolution”);

WHEREAS, RD requires the District to obtain interim financing for the costs of the Project, and the District shall obtain such interim financing through the issuance of $2,158,000 Bond Anticipation Notes of the District (the “Notes”), all as provided by the Resolution; and

WHEREAS, it is now the wish of this Parish Council of the Parish of St. Landry, State of Louisiana, to approve the issuance, sale and delivery of the Bonds and the Notes as required by Article IV, Section 15 of the

Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974 and the authority supplemented thereto;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Parish Council of the Parish of St. Landry, State of Louisiana, acting as the governing authority of said Parish, that:

SECTION 1. In compliance with the provisions of Article VI, section 15 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974 and other authority supplemental thereto, and in accordance with the request of the Board of Waterworks Commissioners of Waterworks District No. 2 Rural of the Parish of St. Landry, State of Louisiana, this Parish Council hereby approves (i) the issuance, sale and delivery of not exceeding $2,158,000 of Water Revenue Bonds of the District, payable over a period not

exceeding 40 years and bearing interest at a rate not to exceed two and three-eights per centum (2.375%) per annum, and (ii) the District’s obtaining of interim financing for the Project through the issuance, sale and delivery of not exceeding $2,158,000 of its Bond Anticipation Notes, to mature no later than two years from the date thereof, and bearing interest at a rate or rates not exceed five per centum (5.00%) per annum, all in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Resolution. The Bonds shall be secured by and payable solely from the revenues derived or to be derived by the District from the operation of the waterworks system, and the Notes shall be payable from the proceeds of

the Bonds or from such other funds available to the District as set forth in the Resolution, and neither the Parish of St. Landry nor this Parish Council shall in any way be liable for the payment of the principal of and/or interest on the Bonds or the Notes.

XIII.                    COMMITTEE MINUTES: #

A motion was made by Councilman Wayne Ardoin, seconded by Councilman Gil Savoy to accept the Administrative/Finance Committee Meeting Minutes from August 5th, 2020 meeting as transcribed.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilwoman Mildred Thierry to accept the Public Works Committee Minutes from August 5th, 2020 meeting as transcribed.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

A motion was made by Councilman Gil Savoy, seconded by Councilman Wayne Ardoin to enter into executive session.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards.  NAYS: None.  ABSENT: None.  ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

A motion was made by Councilman Wayne Ardoin, seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards to come out executive session and go into regular session.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards.  NAYS: None.  ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

A motion was made by Councilman Wayne Ardoin, seconded by Councilwoman Mildred Thierry that St. Landry Parish Government join in with the village of Cankton and pursue the legal matters that our attorney draw up that could be causing the citizens of our Parish some danger.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards.  NAYS: None.  ABSENT: None.  ABSTAINED: None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

XIV.                        ADJOURN: #

A motion was made by Councilman Timmy Lejeune, seconded by Councilman Harold Taylor to adjourn the Regular Meeting.

On roll call vote: YEAS: Jerry Red Jr., Nancy Carriere, Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Harold Taylor, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Vivian Olivier, Wayne Ardoin, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards.  NAYS: None.  ABSENT: None. ABSTAINED:  None.

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 19th, day of August, 2020.

I HEREBY CERTIFY THE FOREGOING TO BE EXACT AND TRUE SHERELL JORDAN, COUNCIL CLERK

KAREN BARLOW, ASSISTANT COUNCIL CLERK

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