The following Ordinance was offered by Susie Tully, seconded by Gigi Robertson.

ORDINANCE 2020-4


AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF ST. FRANCISVILLE; FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OR DEVELOPMENT OF ANY LOTS WHICH ARE PART OF A MAJOR SUBDIVISION AND/OR RESUBDIVISION OF LAND.

WHEREAS the Town of St. Francisville’s sewerage and sewer treatment facilities (the “Sewer System”) suffers generally due to a lack of capacity, and specifically from the repeated flooding of the Mississippi River; and

WHEREAS the lack of capacity and Mississippi River flooding poses a threat to the health, safety, and general welfare of the Town; and,

WHEREAS the Town is now attempting to improve the Sewer System and alleviate the threats; and,

WHEREAS the capacity of sewer, and water services to new customers must otherwise be determined prior to the approval of any major subdivisions; and,

WHEREAS the Town, because of the issues it faces with the Sewer System, is in the process of reviewing its Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance generally, and its subdivision regulations specifically; and

WHEREAS the Town desires that any major subdivisions comply with the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and subdivision regulations following the review and subsequent actions by the Board of Alderman, if any; and,

WHEREAS the Town desires the time necessary to adopt such legislation prior to new subdivisions being proposed and approved.

THEREFORE, LET IT BE ORDAINED that there is hereby established a moratorium which prohibits the issuance of permits, including but not limited to, building permits, occupancy permits, sewer and/or water connects and any other permits to develop or improve any lots which have been created by the subdivision and/or re-subdivision of lands which creates more than four (4) lots.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that this ordinance shall remain in effect for three hundred and sixty days from the effective date of this ordinance.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that this ordinance shall become effective upon the signature of the Mayor.

An ordinance introduced by Alderman Susie Tully and seconded by Alderman James R. Leake on this 14th day of July, 2020.

PASSED AND ADOPTED AT ST. FRANCISVILLE, LOUISIANA, on this the 28th day of July, 2020.

YEAS: James R. Leake, Abby T. Cochran, Gigi Robertson and Susie Tully
NAYS: none
ABSENT: Bryan Kelley
ABSTAIN: none




/s/ Shannon Sturgeon, Town Clerk                                  /s/ William D’Aquilla, Mayor