The Lafourche Parish Council met in Mathews Tuesday and took the following additional actions. All items were voted on unanimously, except where noted. John Arnold and Joe Fertitta were absent.
-- Received and discussed a proposal for services by South Central Planning on a regional effort to deal with new EPA Air Quality Standards for business and industry.
-- Went into Executive Session to discuss the job performance of the Council’s Legislative Internal Auditor.
-- Deferred an ordinance ratifying new by-laws for the Office of Community Action and giving it power to accept $250,000 of CSBG grant money from the state to operate its programs.
-- Rejected an ordinance calling for a Special Election in May 2015 for the purpose of renewing millages for the Lafourche Parish Public Library. The vote was 3-4 with Caillouet, Lorraine, and Delatte voting in favor. Jones, Lafont, Toups, and Gouaux voted nay.
-- Approved an ordinance setting the salaries of employees in the Head Start program.
-- Approved an ordinance adopting a new pay scale for pumpers. The vote was 6-1 with Lorraine dissenting.
-- Approved two resolutions asking the District Attorney to rule on private groups’ use of parish recreation facilities.
-- Approved a resolution accepting the low quote of Sealevel Construction, Inc., for $27,100, to demolish an existing bulkhead at the Morvant Pumping Station.
-- Approved a resolution requesting the EPA to delay implementation of proposed Ambient Air Quality Standards.
-- Approved a resolution identifying various attorneys who have expressed willingness to provide legal services for parish government when needed.
-- Approved seven resolutions giving various businesses in Lafourche Parish the opportunity to participate in the Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program, thus giving those businesses certain tax breaks.
-- Approved a resolution amending the agreement between the parish and ES&H for emergency response and cleanup services, due to fluctuations in the Consumer Price Index.
-- Approved a resolution transferring $21,000 from the purchase of a truck to the purchase of an executive vehicle.
-- Approved a resolution to transfer ownership of $3,000,000 of newly constructed Affordable Rental Housing Units from parish government to Lafourche ARC for rental to the public.
Posted on Fri, February 27, 2015
by Buster Avera, Contributing Writer