The following is a rundown of action taken by the Lafourche Parish Council at their Oct. 11 meeting. All members were present and all votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted.
Action: Corrected the budget for the Edgewood sanitary sewer pump station upgrade and improvement project. Daniel Lorraine voted no.
Action: Scheduled public hearings on the budget for Nov. 9 and Nov. 10. Scheduled possible enactment for Nov. 22.
Action: Requested an opinion of the district attorney on if the council is prohibited from talking to contractors, engineers, architects and employees for informational and investigative reasons.
Action: Appointed Brian Rhodes, Bryan Zeringue, Donald Clause, Ricardo Rosado, John Champagne and Rodney Gisclair to the parishwide recreation advisory board.
Action: Appointed James Licalzi to the Lafourche Parish Children and Youth Planning Board to represent the juvenile detention center.
Action: Reappointed Peter Louviere to the Special Education District 1 board.
Action: Reappointed Cody Vining to the Lafourche Parish Children and Youth Planning Board to represent the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office.
Action: Increased the budget for the Bayou Lafourche Saltwater Control Structure by $14,051.
Action: Amended the agreement with Vision Communications for telephone services for district court offices.
Action: Amended the agreement with David A. Waitz engineering and surveying for the Dugas Canal Project.
Action: Approved the purchase of a 2010 Toyota Sienna van for the animal shelter.
Action: Transferred $39,800 from the Rita Bridge project to the East Camellia Drive waterline project.
Action: Approved the purchase of playground equipment for the Choctaw walking track site.
Action: Reappointed John Arvello to the Fire Protection District 2 board to represent Lockport.
Action: Approved an agreement with Duplantis Design Group for the Leighton Pump Station Improvements Project.
Action: Accepted a bid from Byron E. Talbot Contractor, Inc. for the roadway and drainage improvements in road sales tax district number two, phase four K West 11th Street project.
Action: Approved the purchase of a 2017 Ford Transit 350 cargo van for the Lafourche Parish Library.
Action: Transferred $140,000 from the Chackbay, Choctaw and Kraemer boat launches to concrete improvement at the Theriot boat launch.
Action: Supported the submission of a grant application to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a marine debris removal project.
Action: Appointed Robert Rome to the library board. Daniel Lorraine and Jerry Lafont voted no.
Action: Accepted a $200,600 bid from Global Industrial Contractors for the Edgewood pump station.
Action: Approved an agreement with the South Central Planning and Development Commission to split the costs for an EPA grant for improvements to the Edgewood sanitary sewerage pump lift station project. Daniel Lorraine voted no.
Action: Approved an agreement with Sewerage District 1 for the Edgewood sanitary sewerage pump lift station project. Daniel Lorraine voted no.
Action: Approved a change order from Global Industrial Contractor for the Edgewood pump station project. Daniel Lorraine voted no.
Action: Appointed Daniel Mayet, Terrey Arabie, Leo White, Patrick Grabert and Raymond Toups to the Recreation District 2 advisory board.
Action: Approved an agreement with TaxFree Plans Administrators for flexible spending account and dependent care expense services plans for full-time parish employees effective Jan. 1. Luci Sposito and Michael Gros voted no.
Action: Approved an agreement with Allstate Benefits for supplemental insurance and a Section 125 cafeteria plan for full-time employees effective Jan. 1.
Action: Supported the submission of a grant application to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Transportation Alternative Program for the Bayou Lafourche multi-use Mathews Government Center trail head project.
Posted on Fri, October 14, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette