MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN, ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA, TUESDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2020 at 5:30 P.M.
 
The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in Regular Meeting this 10th day of March 2020 at 11936 Ferdinand St., Town Hall, St. Francisville, LA.  The meeting was called to order at 5:33 p.m. with the following members present: Mayor William H. D’Aquilla, Alderman James R. Leake, Alderman Abby T. Cochran, Alderman Gigi Robertson and Alderman Susie Tully. Also, present, Town Attorney Jesse Means, Assistant Town Attorney Ben Klein, and Town Clerk Shannon Sturgeon.
 
Absent:, Alderman Bryan Kelley, Police Chief Scott Ford and Main Street Manager Laurie Walsh.
 
Prayer led by: Jesse Means
Pledge led by: Gigi Robertson
 
Motion made by Susie Tully, seconded by James R. Leake to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of February 11, 2020.   All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
Open Floor for Public Comment
 
Mayor D’Aquilla opened the floor for public comments before commencing with new business. 
No public comments submitted.
 
New Business:
 
1.     RESOLUTION 2020-3: A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION TO ANALYZE AND REVIEW A CHANGE OF THE ZONING OF CERTAIN PROPERTY FROM RS-2 MEDIUM-DENSITY SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL TO RS-1 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL AND PROVIDE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE BOARD OF ALDERMAN REGARDING THE APPROVAL OR DENIAL THEREOF.
 
Motion made by Susie Tully, seconded by Gigi Robertson to removed Resolution 2020-3 from the agenda.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
2.     RESOLUTION 2020-4:  RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE TO REJECT UNINSURED/UNDERINSURED MOTORIST BODILY INJURY COVERAGE AND TERRORISM INSURANCE COVERAGE; AND TO AUTHORIZE MAYOR D’AQUILLA TO SIGN ON THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE’S BEHALF.
 
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Susie Tully to adopt Resolution 2020-4.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
Motion made by James R. Leake, seconded by Susie Tully to amend the agenda to include an engineering up date from Bianca Hillhouse of PEC.
 
3.     PEC Report – Bianca Hillhouse
 
·      Cast Iron Water Main Replacement:  Waiting on additional funding from FY 2020 LGAP and CWEF Grants to commence water line project.
·      Water and Gas Meters Upgrade and Automation: Under review by the Town. May request feedback from the Town’s Auditors regarding the expected revenue increase with the implementation of the automated system.
·      Wastewater Treatment Plant Relocation:   Preliminary plan sketch has been prepared and met with the property owner of the potential plant site.  The Town will need a property boundary survey to better determine location of force mains.
 
Motion made by Gigi Robertson, seconded by Abby T. Cochran to authorize PEC to obtain a property boundary survey for the potential wastewater treatment plant site.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
·      Commerce Street Drainage Improvements:  Plans are completed.  Sending out request for proposals this week.
 
 
4.     Discuss and/or Take Action on Installation of Culverts in front of Pilgrim Rest Cemetery.
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by James R. Leake to authorize PEC to obtain pricing on the drainage work required and present it at the next board meeting.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
 
5.     Departmental Updates – Mayor D’Aquilla
 
a.     Mayor’s Comments – Mayor D’Aquilla
·      Budget update provided to aldermen for review.
·      Reminder that Financial Disclosure reports are due May 15th.
·      Amanda Zirlott, Territory Restaurant Operations Specialist for Pizza Hut introduced herself to the Board of Alderman.  She will be taking over the management position at the St. Francisville Store. 
·      Alderman Susie Tully announced that she will be running for Mayor.
 
b.     Police Report- Chief Scott Ford was absent.
 
c.     Legal Update – Assistant Town Attorney Ben Klein
 
d.     Permitting & Planning Updates – Written report by Building Official, Don Simmons.
 
e.     Main Street Report – Report from Main Street Manager, Laurie Walsh
                        
6.     Adjournment
Motion made by Abby T. Cochran, seconded by Gigi Robertson to adjourn the meeting at 6:05 p.m.  All in favor, none opposed.  Motion carried.
           
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Shannon Sturgeon, Clerk                                                        William H. D’Aquilla, Mayor

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