September 16, 2020 | Regular Council Meeting

ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING 

DELTA GRAND THEATRE, 120 SOUTH MARKET ST. 

OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 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 16th day of September, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. 

  1. Chairman Coby Clavier called the meeting of the St. Landry Parish Council to order.        
  1. Councilwoman Mildred Thierry led the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation. 
  1. Present:  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. Ex Officio Coby Clavier.   

ABSENT:  None.  

  1. CONDOLENCES:   

Councilman Jerry Red Jr.  :  Robert L. Morrison I, Norma Lee Taylor, John K. Robertson Sr.,  

Ronald  Auzenne, Chandra A. Kennerson, Keon Lazarion Haynes, Captain Sheron Ray Thibodeaux Sr., Allison Theresa Manuel, Martin Leon Brown Sr., Verna Mae Walker, Gary Lazard.  

Councilwoman Nancy Carriere:  Captain Sheron Ray Thibodeaux Sr., Otis Wayne Reed, Jerome “Baby” Brown Jr., Ronald Auzenne, Joseph James Etienne, Burley A. Valin, Mildred Guidry, George “Buck” Alexander Jr., Keon Lazarion Haynes, Robert L. Morrison I, Chandra A. Kennerson. 

Councilman Easton Shelvin:  Robert L. Morrison I, Verna Mae Walker, Norma Lee Taylor, Captain Sheron Ray Thibodeaux Sr., Jerome “Baby” Brown Jr., Martin Leon Brown Sr., Gary Lazard. 

Councilwoman Mildred Thierry:  Ashley Rene Coleman, Deloris Johnson, Demitri Maurice Fontenot, Martin Leon Brown Sr., Keon Lazarion Haynes, Robert L. Morrison I, Leopold A. “Tag” Frilot Sr., Delores Ann Stelly, Jerome “Baby” Brown Jr., John K. Robertson Sr., Louella Alfred, Gloria Mae Zachary, Leslie J. “Gobie” Sam, Dee Etta Brown Jones. 

Councilman Harold Taylor:  Thomas Lacombe Jr., Norma Lee Taylor. 

Councilwoman Vivian Olivier:  Armand Brinkhaus Jr., Charles Burleigh  

Councilman Wayne Ardoin:  Miriam (Moncla) Roy, Linnise “Joe” Smith, Sandi Lagneaux, Leopold A. “Tag” Frilot Sr., James William “Jim” Briley, Regina Burleigh Thibodeaux, Otis Wayne Reed, Marvin Macip. 

Councilman Dexter Brown:  Leopold A. “Tag” Frilot Sr., Norma Lee Taylor, Martin Leon Brown Sr., Robert L. Morrison I, Gary Lazard, Jerome “Baby” Brown Jr. 

Councilman Jimmie Edwards:  Benjamin Hurds, Charles “Charlie” Guillory. 

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

  1. PERSONS TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL: 

*Bishop E. Rene Soule’ Campaign Manager for Sandra Kristoff, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  He addressed the council stating that Ms. Kristoff is from District 5 and she is running for the seat for the Fifth Congressional District.  He is asking the council for their support.  

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 

A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Easton Shelvin to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of August 19th, 2020 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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Easton Shelvin 

to approve the Special Meeting Minutes of August 24th, 2020 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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

  1. PARISH PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  

Parish President Jessie Bellard stated, “We have started the cleaning process on some of the adjudicated property in the Parish.  One Property in Eunice on Fred Street has been completed last week with the help of Solid Waste.  We are working on other Code Enforcement related activities now when time permits.  The Tractors are available to do the grass cutting.  

We got prices on tractors and shredders from LAS in Eunice.   Two tractors with the shredder will cost about $115,000.00. These tractors will be paid from Fund 21, Road and Bridge Fund.  The biggest complaint since I have arrived is grass cutting.  Patricia will start spraying, but before she sprays the grass needs to be cut.  The meeting with the Engineers on the Phase 5 project of the Road Home Program is in the works now.  William Gerald will head that program.  We will have more information when that time comes up within the next 30-45 days.  We are in the process of hiring an IT person just for the Parish Government.  We won’t have to contract out and that person will be housed in the Court House and take care of all the related needs.  That position will cost about $40,000.00 per year.  We are currently paying contractors $43,000.00 per year.”  Councilman Jerry Red Jr. thanked Parish President Jessie Bellard for the work that he is doing for the Parish and for the Adjudicated Property in the Parish.  Parish President Jessie Bellard stated, “I am meeting with Civic Source next week.  Civic Source states that they are unable to sell certain pieces of property to certain people.  He stated he will meet with them along with Legal Counsel Garett Duplechain to resolve the issue.  I invited any council member that wish to sit in on the meeting with Civic Source.”  Chairman Coby Clavier questioned additional input on Phase 5 of the Smooth Ride Home.   Parish President Jessie Bellard stated he would like to meet with the council members to ask them to state their concerns in their areas and hopefully he can get it done.  Councilman Harold Taylor questioned if the funding to purchase the two Tractors for $115,000.00 was budgeted.  Parish President Jessie Bellard stated there is cash that is in the bank under Fund 21 and those funds are not budgeted to purchase the tractors.  Councilman Harold Taylor stated since the funds to purchase the tractors were not budget, it should be brought back to the council for approval.  Parish President Jessie Bellard stated, “This is a FYI for the council.  I want to let you all know what we are doing as we are doing it.  When it gets to the point when I need the council to do something officially it will get there, I promise you.  I will not do anything that is not in the presence of the law.”   Councilman Wayne Ardoin questioned Parish President Jessie Bellard regarding biding other companies for prices for the tractors.  Parish President Jessie Bellard stated it is a state contract.  We did get quotes for the same size tractor and the same size shredder.  Maxi Fergerson was a lot cheaper. They have been here for a long time.  We are trying to put something on the road to cut the grass.  John Deere and Kobota’s comes with a hefty price tag.  We currently have John Deere tractors on the yard.  We have had them since 2004-2005.  Councilman Wayne Ardoin questioned the amount of tractors that are useable on site now.   Parish President Jessie Bellard stated there are three.  Two Tractors at the yard and one tractor at the Airport. One of the tractors at the yard can only do Side Boom Ax and the other tractor can do a PTL for the 10’ shredder.  The tractor at the airport can only do so much.  Councilman Wayne Ardoin thanked Parish President Jessie Bellard for the work that he is doing.   

A motion was made by Councilman Wayne Ardoin, seconded by Councilman Alvin Stelly 

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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

  1. NEW BUSINESS: 

*Items passed through committee. 

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Easton Shelvin, seconded by Councilman Harold Taylor to re-appoint Dale Polozola to the Public Works Commission District Six for a four year term.   

(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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Easton Shelvin, seconded by Councilwoman Nancy Carriere             to re-appoint Benjamin Lynn Bellard to the Acadia-St. Landry Hospital Service District for a six year term.  (10-20-2020 to 10-20-2026). 

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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Timmy Lejeune, seconded by Councilman Alvin Stelly to authorize the Council Clerk to advertise for one appointment to Ward Two Gravity Drainage District No. 1 for the remainder of a four year term ending 04-19-2021. 

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 15th, day of July, 2020. 

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Wayne Ardoin to authorize the Council Clerk to advertise for two appointments ending 09-19-2020 and four appointments ending 11-18-2020 to Fire District No. 7 for a one and two year term.   

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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Easton Shelvin, seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards to authorize the Council Clerk to advertise for two appointments for the remainder of a four year term ending 06-21-2021 to the St. Landry Gravity Drainage District No. 14.   
    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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Wayne Ardoin, seconded by Councilman Harold Taylor to authorize the Parish President Jessie Bellard to sign the contracts between St. Landry Parish Government and Eckerd Youth Alternative, Inc. and South Louisiana Community College. 

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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Jerry Red Jr., seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards to approve the $50.00 Per Diem increase for the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District. 

No Action taken. 

Councilman Harold Taylor stated, “The Parish Council only appoints four of the nine members on the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District Board.  We should get the input from the Parish Municipal Association and the Mayors of Krotz Springs, Eunice, Opelousas and Sunset regarding their appointees.  We should also take into consideration the high unemployment rate and the pandemic.”  Councilman Wayne Ardoin stated the taxpayers in this parish will think that the Parish Government have the funds available to give the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District Board a raise.  It has to be really stipulated that these funds are coming from the Solid Waste Board.  It is from the money that the people are paying taxes for collection of their garbage.   

A Sub Motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Wayne Ardoin to Table the $50.00 Per Diem increase for the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District until the council get a response from the Parish Municipal Association and the Mayors of Krotz Springs, Eunice, Opelousas and Sunset regarding their appointees.   

On roll call vote:  YEAS: Harold Taylor and Wayne Ardoin.  

NAYS:  Jerry Red Jr., Easton Shelvin, Mildred Thierry, Gil Savoy, Alvin Stelly, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards.  ABSENT:  None.   ABSTAINED: Nancy Carriere and Vivian Olivier. 

WHEREUPON, this motion failed on this, the 16th, day of September, 2020. 

Sub-Motion Failed. 

A motion was made by Councilman Jimmie Edwards, seconded by Councilman Easton Shelvin to approve the $50.00 Per Diem increase for the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District.   

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

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 16th, day of September, 2020. 

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Jerry Red Jr., seconded by Councilman Harold Taylor to approve the St. Landry Parish Council to serve as the Board of Review for anyone present + wishing to file a protest in reference to their property values.   

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

WHEREUPON, this motion was adopted on this, the 16th, day of September, 2020. 

  1. A motion was made by Councilwoman Mildred Thierry, seconded by Councilman Harold Taylor to authorize the Parish President Jessie Bellard to sign the contracts that are necessary for Environmental Lawsuits to clean up underground contaminated water pool outside of Cankton. 

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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

  1. A motion was made by Councilman Dexter Brown, seconded by Councilwoman Vivian Olivier to authorize the Parish President Jessie Bellard to sign the CEA with Council on aging for the amount $15,000.00 

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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

  1. Discuss the findings on Grant Road.  (Councilman Wayne Ardoin). 

There was a problem hearing the recording. 

  1. Discuss the update on research of Fire District 7 Boundaries.  

Council Clerk Sherell Jordan informed the council that an Ordinance was passed in 2015 regarding Fire District 7 Boundaries. The Ordinance was not filed in the Clerk of Court’s Office.  She reached out to Ms. Sheryl Milburn, Director of the Registrar of Voters Office for additional information but none was available.  She contacted the Secretary of State and they will work on Fire District 7 Boundaries after the upcoming election in November. 

  1. SPECIAL BUSINESS: 

  *Items not passed thru committee. 

None 

  1. ORDINANCES TO BE INTRODUCED:  

ORDINANCE NO. 2020-019   

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ST. LANDRY PARISH CODE OF ORDINANCES SECTION 44-3 TO ADD A SPEED LIMIT OF 35 MPH ON BECK MILLER ROAD. 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT the speed limit for Beck Miller Road shall be 35 mph; 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT all other provisions of, and amendments to, St. Landry Parish Code of Ordinances 44-3 shall remain unchanged and have the full effect of law; 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT this ordinance shall become effective on November 1, 2020. 

ORDINANCE NO. 2020-020 

AN ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT MOBILE HOMES, HOUSE TRAILERS, AND MANUFACTURED HOMES FROM BEING LOCATED IN EVANGELINE SUBDIVISION IN ST. LANDRY PARISH  

WHEREAS, all tracts of land developed into official subdivisions, including the dimensions of the streets and lots, the structure and building of the houses, townhouses, and apartments, and their water and sewerage access, are approved by the St. Landry Parish Council before completion, and now, to further manage the growth and development of St. Landry Parish, it is necessary for the St. Landry Parish Council to regulate mobile homes in the parish.  

WHEREAS, the population in Evangeline subdivision is increasing and it is necessary to regulate new residences in that subdivision.   

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT there shall be no mobile homes, house trailers, or any other type of manufactured homes moved into and located in Evangeline subdivision in St. Landry Parish, and the homes or residences located in Evangeline subdivision must be built or constructed on the lot that it will located on; 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT this ordinance shall not apply to mobile homes, house trailers, or manufactured homes that are located in Evangeline subdivision on the date that this ordinance becomes effective;  

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT this ordinance shall become effective on October 26, 2020.  

ORDINANCE No. 2020-021 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOT EXCEEDING $5,000,000 OF REVENUE BOND, SERIES 2020, OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT, STATE OF LOUISIANA; PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF; ESTABLISHING THE RATE OF INTEREST THEREON; PROVIDING FOR A PLEDGE AND DEDICATION OF REVENUES FOR SECURITY AND PAYMENT THEREOF IN PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST; AND OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. 

XI. ORDINANCES TO BE ADOPTED:   

1. Ordinance No. 2020-012 

A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Alvin Stelly to adopt Ordinance No. 2020-012. 

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 16th, day of September, 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 

This Ordinance having been introduced on the 15th day of July, 2020, notice of the Ordinance and public hearing having been published, and the public hearing was held on the 16th day of September, 2020. This Ordinance was presented for adoption and was adopted on the 16th day of September, 2020, after a record vote was taken and the following results were had: 

2.   Ordinance No. 2020-013 

A motion was made by Councilman Easton Shelvin, seconded by Councilwoman Nancy Carriere to adopt 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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

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 MILLAGES             2020 LEVY  

General Alimony  3.75 mills 3.780mills 

Exempted Municipalities  1.87 mills 1.890mills 

Health Units  2.140 mills 2.170mills 

Jail Parish Wide  0.990 mills 1.000mills 

Road District No 11A Sub 1  9.000 mills 9.260mills 

Road District No 11A Sub 2  8.250 mills 8.430mills 

Road District No 1 Ward 3            10.260 mills           10.260mills 

Road District No 3 Ward 1 Sub 1  9.600 mills 9.600mills 

Road District No 12 Ward 2  4.650 mills 4.800mills 

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. 

3. ORDINANCE NO:  2020-015 

A motion was made by Councilman Wayne Ardoin, seconded by Councilwoman Vivian Olivier 

to adopt Ordinance No. 2020-015. 

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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

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. 

  4.   Ordinance No. 2020-016 

A motion was made by Councilman Jerry Red Jr., seconded by Councilman Easton Shelvin to adopt Ordinance No. 2020-016. 

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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

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.   

WHEREAS, St. Landry Parish Ordinance Chapter 36, Article IX, Three-way Intersections, Section 36-200 lists the roads in St. Landry Parish that are designated as three-way intersections. 

WHEREAS, this Ordinance amends 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.   

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT that Chapter 36, Article IX, Three-way Intersections, Section 36-200 is hereby amended as follows: 

The following roads are hereby designated as three-way intersections: 

The intersection of Fort Hamilton Drive and Meadow Circle; (1) 

The intersection of Fort Hamilton Drive and Chrysanthemum Drive; (2) 

The intersection of Fort Hamilton Drive and Leisure Drive;             (3) 

The intersection of Knute Rockne Drive and Kenneth Boagni Sr., Drive;             (4) 

The intersection of Tillou Andrus Drive and Cedar Grove Drive  (5) 

in Linwood East Subdivision; The intersection of Hellen Garland Drive and Garrigue Drive; (6) 

Greenbriar Subdivision: (7) 

The intersection of Thelma Drive and Martha Drive;   a. 

The intersection of Thelma Drive and Edward Drive;   b. 

The intersection of Thelma Drive and David Drive;               c. 

The intersection of McNeese and Clover Streets; (8) 

The intersection of McNeese and Blue Streets; (9) 

The intersection of McNeese and Leday Streets; (10) 

The intersection of McNeese and Recard Streets; (11) 

The intersection of Kenneth Boagni, Sr., and Tillou Andrus Drives; and (12) 

Shoeshone. (13) 

The intersection of Goyo Road and Eugene Soileau Road                                                    (14) 

The intersection of Frilot Cove Road and Raiders Road                                                       (15) 

The intersection of Frilot Cove Road and Watson Lane                                                         (16)  

5. ORDINANCE NO. 2020-017  

A motion was made by Councilman Jimmie Edwards, seconded by Councilman Easton Shelvin 

to adopt Ordinance No. 2020-017. 

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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

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.  

WHEREAS, Article I, section 1-06 of the St. Landry Parish Home Rule Charter states that the Parish Government shall have the power to pass all ordinances necessary to promote, protect and preserve the general welfare, safety, health, peace and orderly conduct of the Parish and this includes the power to pass ordinances on all subject matters not inconsistent with the constitution or denied by state law. 

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

WHEREAS, LA R.S. 32:386 (D) states that on vehicles carrying forest products the maximum weight allowed by law is 37,000 pounds per tandem axle.  However weight limitations are different on Interstate Highways. 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT vehicles that are carrying forest products on Prayer House Road in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana are prohibited from exceeding a weight limit of thirty-seven thousand (37,000) pounds per tandem axle; 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT a sign that states that vehicles that are carrying forest products on Prayer House Road are prohibited from exceeding a weight limit of thirty-seven thousand (37,000) pounds per tandem axle.   

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT anyone who violates this ordinance by driving a vehicle carrying forest products on Prayer House Road in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana that exceeds a weight limit of thirty-seven thousand (37,000) pounds per tandem axle shall be fined one hundred dollars; 

6.   ORDINANCE NO. 2020-018 

A motion was made by Councilman Easton Shelvin, seconded by Councilman Gil Savoy t to adopt Ordinance No. 2020-018. 

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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

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 Truck or 18 Wheeler Thru Traffic” routes.  

WHEREAS, St. Landry Parish Ordinance Chapter 44, Section 44-14 lists the roads in St. Landry Parish is designated as “No Truck or 18 Wheeler Thru Traffic” routes. 

WHEREAS, this Ordinance amends St. Landry Parish Ordinance Chapter 44, Section 44-14 so that Begnaud Road and Frank Road can be included on the list of roads that are designated as “No Truck or 18 Wheeler Thru Traffic’’ routes. 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT that Chapter 44, Section 44-14 is hereby amended as follows: 

The following roads are hereby restricted and designated as “No Truck or 18 Wheeler Thru Traffic” routes: 

Andrepont Road (Parish Road 6-10);                              (1) 

  Beck Miller Road (Parish Road 6-340);                         (2) 

  Beck Miller Road (Parish Road 6-340-1);                          (3) 

  Begnaud Road                                                           (4) 

  Belmont Drive;                                                          (5)  

  Country Ridge;                                                          (6) 

  Darjean Road;                                                           (7) 

  Dresser Loop;                                                                         (8)  

  Federal Road (Council District No. 1);                                  (9)    

  Fisher Road (Parish Road 4-110);                                        (10) 

  Fort Hamilton Drive (Parish Road 1-319);                           (11)  

  Frank Road                                                                            (12) 

  Frilot Cove Road;                                                                  (13)   

  Gordon Street (Parish Road 6-45);                                        (14) 

  Government Road (Council District No. 3);                         (15) 

  Greg Drive;                                                                            (16) 

  Hidalgo Road (Council District No. 3);                                (17) 

  Highway 1244;                                                                      (18)  

  Jacob Road (Parish Road 6-345);                                          (19) 

  Jeff Thibodeaux (Parish Road 6-345);                                   (20) 

  Judson Walsh;                                                                        (21)   

  Lawyer Road;                                                                         (22) 

  Littell Street (Parish Road 6-40);                                           (23) 

  McClelland Road (Parish Road 6-35);                                   (24) 

  National Road (Council District No. 3);                                 (25) 

  North 6th Street between Hwy. 190 and Hwy. 104;               (26) 

  Oscar Rivette Road;                                                                (27) 

  Perry Drive (Parish Road 6-40-1);                                          (28)  

  Plantation Road;                                                                      (29) 

  Rainbow Drive;                                                                       (30) 

  Rolling Oaks Drive (Parish Road 1-397);                               (31) 

  Sir Thomas Henry Drive;                                                        (32) 

  Smith Lane (Parish Road 5-30);                                              (33)  

  Soileau Road (Parish Road 6-275);                                         (34) 

  Soileau Road from Hwy. 13 to Hwy. 757;                              (35)  

  Thibodeaux Street (Parish Road 6-35-2);                                (36)   

  West Loop and Hwy. 190 West intersection.                          (37) 

XII. RESOLUTIONS TO BE ADOPTED: 

            RESOLUTION NO. 030 of 2020 

A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards  to adopt Resolution No. 030-2020. 

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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

A resolution supporting state and/or federal emergency declarations associated with, potential flooding associated with Hurricane Laura and calling for the leveling of the Dixie Pipeline Spoil Banks which impedes the drainage of water in the Atchafalaya Basin.  

WHEREAS, on August 27, 2020, Hurricane Laura struck the State of Louisiana, causing significant damage to the western and central regions of the State; and  

WHEREAS, there were copious amounts of ram associated with the destruction caused by Hurricane Laura; and  

WHEREAS, the aforementioned rainfall has and/or will ultimately have negative impacts on several parishes within the affected watersheds including, but not limited, to the Parishes of St. Landry, St. Martin, Lafayette, Vermillion, and Iberia; and  

WHEREAS, the watershed which embraces the aforementioned parishes provides for the discharge of water into the Atchafalaya Basin (“Basin”); and  

WHEREAS, the natural flow of water in the Basin is severely impeded and restricted by spoil banks along the Dixie Pipeline which is in St. Martin and St. Landry Parishes; and  

WHEREAS, because the Dixie Pipeline spoil banks prevent the natural drainage of water, and thus the danger of flooding in the areas north and west of those spoil banks are unreasonably, and unnecessarily, enhanced; and  

WHEREAS, it has been by previously proposed to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (“CPRA ”) by a combination of governmental officials and NGO’s who have interests in the Basin that the removal of the spoil bank restrictions of the Dixie Pipeline Spoil Banks is necessary. In this connection, reference is made to the proposal known as “Recommendation and Concept for Water Quality and Flood Water Management for the Atchafalaya Basin Project Phase I Henderson Lake Project, Leveling of Dixie Pipeline Spoil Banks, Priority 1; and  

WHEREAS, potential flooding of the parishes identified herein is imminent as a consequence of Hurricane Laura; and WHEREAS, St. Landry Parish is currently under a declared state of emergency because of Hurricane Laura;  

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL supports all efforts to secure gubernatorial and presidential proclamations recognizing that an emergency situation exists because of the impediments introduced by the Dixie Pipeline spoil banks and that without immediate state and/or federal action to ameliorate the subject impediments, the affected watershed is subject to unnecessary flooding.  

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Executive Director of the Police Jury Association, Governor John  Bell Edwards, CPRA, and any other persons, firms, or entities as deemed fit and proper. 

           RESOLUTION NO. 031 of 2020 

A motion was made by Councilman Timmy Lejeune, seconded by Councilman Jimmie Edwards to adopt Resolution No. 031-2020. 

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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

Resolution authorizing the filing of an application with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for a grant under any of the following FTA programs managed through Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.  

  • 49 CFR 5311, Formula Grant for Rural Areas   

WHEREAS, the Secretary of Transportation and Development is authorized to make grants for mass transportation projects;  

  WHEREAS, the contract for financial assistance will impose certain obligations upon the applicant, including the provisions by it of the local share of project costs;  

  WHEREAS, it is required by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development in accord with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, that in connection with the filing of an application for assistance that it will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the U.S. Department of Transportation requirements thereunder; and   

  WHEREAS, it is the goal of the Applicant that minority business enterprise be utilized to the fullest extent possible in connection with this project, and that definitive procedures shall be established and administered to ensure that minority businesses shall have the maximum feasible opportunity to compete for contracts when procuring construction contracts, supplies, equipment, or consultant and other services:  

  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by St. Landry Parish Government:            

1.  That the Parish President is authorized to execute and file an application on behalf of St. Landry   Parish Government Community Action Agency with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, to aid in the financing of operating and/or capital assistance projects pursuant to FTA transit programs.  

2.  That the Parish President is authorized to execute and file with such applications an assurance or any other document required by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development effectuating the purposes of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.  

3.  That the Parish President is authorized to furnish such additional information as the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development may require in connection with the application or the project.  

4. That the Parish President is authorized to set and execute affirmative minority business policies in connection with the project’s procurement needs.  

        5. That the Parish President is authorized to execute grant contract agreements on behalf of St. Landry Parish Government Community Action Agency with the Louisiana Department of  Transportation and Development for aid in the financing of the operating or capital assistance projects.  This resolution is applicable for a period of one year unless revoked by the governing body and copy of such revocation shall be furnished to the DOTD. 

RESOLUTION NO. 032 of 2020 

A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilman Easton Shelvin to adopt Resolution No. 032-2020. 

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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

WHEREAS, this resolution relies on its Article IX, Section 1 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana duty to protect air and water, and the healthful, scenic, historic, and esthetic quality of the environment, consistent with the health, safety, and welfare of the people, a constitutional provision which the Louisiana Supreme Court has concluded in Save Ourselves, Inc. v. La. Envtl. Control Comm’n, 452 So.2d 1152, 1156–57 (La. 1984) creates a duty on all state agencies and officials, a duty which the Parish hereby fulfills in passing this resolution to authorized this environmental lawsuit. 

WHEREAS, for certain land uses there may be a negative impact on the health of area residents, potential harm to local water sources, and the entire Chicot Aquifer. 

WHEREAS, the Parish declares that it is a public purpose to protect the environment, including drinking water, of the Parish in order to preserve the Parish’s environmental, aesthetic, rural character, and heritage. 

WHEREAS, an underground water pool near the Village of Cankton in St. Landry Parish has been contaminated by Exxon Mobile, Chevron Corporation, and other parties. 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the St. Landry Parish Council hereby directs and authorizes environmental attorney Bill Goodell to file a lawsuit against Exxon Mobile, Chevron Corporation, and any other Defendants necessary to the lawsuit, to have the Defendants cleanup and decontaminate the underground water pool near the Village of Cankton in St. Landry Parish, and to recover monetary damages for St. Landry Parish government for the contamination of the underground water pool; 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the St. Landry Parish Council does hereby authorized St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard to execute the contract with attorney Bill Goodell, and any other environmental attorneys, that are necessary to retain legal services to file the above mentioned environmental lawsuit. 

XIII. COMMITTEE MINUTES: 

A motion was made by Councilman Jerry Red Jr., seconded by Councilwoman Mildred Thierry to accept the Administrative/Finance Committee Meeting Minutes from  September 2nd, 2020 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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

A motion was made by Councilman Harold Taylor, seconded by Councilwoman Nancy Carriere to accept the Public Works Committee Minutes from September 2nd, 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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

XIV.      ADJOURN: 

A motion was made by Councilman Timmy Lejeune, seconded by Councilman Dexter Brown 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 16th, day of September, 2020. 

I HEREBY CERTIFY THE FOREGOING TO BE EXACT AND TRUE 

KAREN BARLOW, ASSISTANT COUNCIL CLERK  

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