1. Inquired about the Architectural Landscape Plan for Hwy. 61 and if the angel memorials at the Hwy 61 & Hwy 10 intersection would get to stay. Mayor D’Aquilla stated that the DOTD has jurisdiction over items in their right-of-way and that DOTD could choose to remove them but that the Town did not have any plans to remove them.
2. Inquired about previously discussed plans for building a new facility at the farmer’s market location. There are currently no active plans due to funding and there has been some discussion on possibly moving the Rural Homestead on that property.
• 1415-CWEF-WFL-0102EF $250,000.00
• 1415-CWEF-WFL-0101 $35,000.00
• CWEF Application submitted April 2016 $35,000.00 (not yet awarded)
• Request for $500,000 additional funding is back in P2 at the State Capital Outlay
• Contractor has mobilized this week.
• Performing weekly site visits and any required site inspections requested for hospital. Plywood skin almost complete.
• Jonathan Beckham house on Hartson Street – foundation poured.
• Continuing to update information in the MyPermit’s database. (Permit & Occupancy Certificate)
o Waiting on new occupancy certificates.
• Bayou self-storage continuing construction. Should be complete in a couple of weeks.
• Spoke with Claude Barron. His new construction is arbitration. They are currently in the fact finding process and expect arbitration to be scheduled next month.
• Reminder for the Louisiana Municipal Association’s Annual Convention starts this Thursday in Alexandria, LA.
• Provided a Section 1 map to all alderman and newly qualified candidates for alderman in attendance, which showed what area is included in Alderman Gigi Robertson precinct. Alderman Gigi Robertson was unopposed during qualifications and therefore re-elected.
• Provided a follow up report in regard to the noise complaint received at the last meeting. The sound level at The Francis was tested twice last Friday and they were found to be in compliance. Alderman Robert P. Leake requested that the police department continue monitoring all businesses that have outdoor music to make sure the noise ordinance is enforced fairly.
• Laurie is participating in a meeting at the library to help establish a community calendar.
• All election candidates have been sent a copy of the Town’s sign ordinances which states that residential properties can display up to (2) signs with a total maximum square footage of eight square feet and commercial properties can display (1) sign with a total maximum square footage of sixteen square feet.