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MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN, ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017 at 5:30 P. M.

The Town of St. Francisville Board of Aldermen met in regular session this 24th day of October 2017 at 11936 Ferdinand St., Town Hall, St. Francisville, LA. The meeting was called to order at 5:33p.m. with the following members present: Mayor William H. D’Aquilla, Aldermen James R. Leake, Alderman Abby T. Cochran, Alderman Susanne “Susie” Tully and Alderman Joseph “Bryan” Kelley. Also present Assistant Town Attorney Leslie Daniel, Main Street Manager Laurie Walsh, Police Chief Scott Ford and Accounts Payable Clerk Pam Granger.

Absent: Town Clerk Shannon Sturgeon and Alderman GiGi Robertson.

The pledge was led by Laurie Walsh

Motion made by Rucker Leake, seconded by Susie Tully to approve the minutes from the last regular meeting October 10, 2017. All in favor, motioned carried.

PUBLIC MEETING

Open Regularly Scheduled Public Meeting.

Open Floor for Public Comment
Mayor D’Aquilla opened the floor for any public comments before commencing with the new business. No public comments were made.

New Business:

1. PEC Report – Bianca Hillhouse of PEC

a) Burnette Road Bridge:

• The town had some water line work done on the north bank and the rain this past weekend caused some rutting. When the soil dries out, the rutting will be dressed up so erosion control matting can be installed.

b) New Water Well #4:

• The Bermad Valve is scheduled to arrive this week.

c) New 2” Gas Line on Old Hwy 66:

• Preliminary plans under review by Wally.



2. Departmental Updates – Mayor D’Aquilla

a) Mayor’s Comments – presented by Mayor

b) Police Report – Scott Ford recommended Jordan Higgins to be hired as full time police officer, effective 10/30/17. Motion made by Bryan Kelly, second by Abby Cochran. All in favor motion carried.

c) Permitting & Planning Updates - written update provided by Building Official.

d) Discuss and/or Take Action on Architectural Design and Review Board Recommendations –

A Special Meeting of the ADRB was called at the request of the Mayor. The meeting was held on Thursday October 12, 2017. The meeting was called for the purpose of reviewing the advisory recommendations of the ADRB related to the Live Oak Shopping Center roof and parapet.

Once the meeting was called to order, a motion was made by Amanda McKinney and seconded by Wayne Slater to take no action on this request, the original recommendation that was presented and approved by the Town Council at their meeting on July 25, 2017 will remain as approved. No further action required by the Board of Alderman.

e) Main Street Report – update provided to the Board by Laurie Walsh

3. Resolution in Memoriam
A resolution in memoriam honoring John Russell Daniel, Jr. was presented by Town Attorney, Jesse Means. The Mayor and Board of Alderman expresses its appreciation for the former Alderman John Russell Daniel, Jr., and his contributions to the community and extends deepest sympathy to his family. He will be very much missed by all.

4. Adjournment
Motion by Susie Tully, seconded by Rucker Leake to adjourn the meeting at 6:13 p.m. All in favor, motion carried.


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Pam Granger, Accounts Payable Clerk                                          William H. D’Aquilla, Mayor


Minutes - Town Aldermen