The following is a rundown of action taken by the Lafourche Parish Council during the Sept. 13 public meeting:
-- avoided Executive Session for the discussion of removal of Mr. Tommy Lasseigne as Director of Human Resources, pending advertisement for the position. (At present, Lasseigne is both HR and Finance Director);
-- passed an ordinance calling for an election on December 10, 2016 for renewal of a parishwide tax (2 mils) for Lafourche Council on Aging, Inc./Area Agency on Aging;
-- proposed an ordinance for a supplemental appropriation to fund additional operation and maintenance costs for the 17th Judicial Court for $150,000;
-- proposed an ordinance for a supplemental appropriation to share with the Lafourche Port Commission certain costs associated with applying for a grant for the “Lafourche Parish Airport Access Road Project”;
-- passed a resolution calling for a special parishwide election on December 10, 2016 for voters to consider term limits for Parish President and Council members. (Daniel Lorraine voted against the resolution);
-- passed a resolution appointing Talisha Chiquet of Raceland to the Library Board of Control. (Councilwoman Luci Sposito voted against the measure.);
-- passed a resolution approving additional work within a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the North Lafourche Levee District, the South Lafourche Levee District, the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District, Lafourche and Terrebonne Parish governments for tree chipping along Morganza to the Gulf Reaches K&L in Lafourche Parish;
-- passed a resolution moving $79,451 from the LRD#1 Swimming Pool fund into Lockport Recreation and Facilities repair and upgrades fund;
-- passed a resolution with unanimous second approving Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle’s appointment of Mr. Reggie Bagala as Parish Administrator. (Bagala will also continue to serve as Parish Recreation Director).
-- passed a resolution appointing Ms. Zina Sampey to the Lafourche Parish Tourist Commission Board;
-- passed a resolution appointing Mr. Chad Bourgeois to the Fire Protection District #3 Board.
All items passed unanimously except where noted. Councilman Michael Gros was absent.
Posted on Fri, September 16, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette