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									                             DONALDSONVILLE COUNCIL

                              CITY OF DONALDSONVILLE

                                       JUNE 9, 2009

       The Donaldsonville Council of the City of Donaldsonville met for a regular

meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, Donaldsonville,

Louisiana with the following members present:

                              RAYMOND AUCOIN, Chairmen
                              EMILE SPANO
                              CHARLES BROWN
                              REGGIE FRANCIS

                              ABSENT: TONY HUEY

       The meeting was called to order.

       A prayer and pledge of allegiance was recited.

       The public comment period was now opened.

       No one wished to address the Council.

       The public comment period was now closed.

       Mayor Sullivan gave the monthly Mayor’s Report.

       Captain Dean Werner gave the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Report for the

month of May 2009.

       Spencer Harvey gave the Public Works Report.

       It was moved by Mr. Francis, seconded by Mr. Spano to make the Natural Gas

Report dated May 5, 2009 – June 5, 2009 a part of the official record.
       A “yea” and “nay” vote was called and resulted as follows:

                      YEAS: Spano, Francis, Brown, Aucoin
                      NAYS: None
                      ABSENT: Mr. Huey. 4 yeas, 0 nays, 1 absent and the motion
                                  was adopted

       It was moved by Mr. Francis, seconded by Mr. Spano to authorize the Mayor to

sign the 2010 Census Partner Resolution.

       A “yea” and “nay” vote was called and resulted as follows:

                      YEAS: Spano, Francis, Brown, Aucoin
                      NAYS: None
                      ABSENT: Mr. Huey. 4 yeas, 0 nays, 1 absent and the motion
                                  was adopted

       The 2009-2010 proposed budget was introduced and a public hearing will be

held on June 23, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

       The 2008-2009 Amended Budget was introduced and a public hearing will be

held on June 23, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

                                 ORDINANCE 2009-09
                                (Garbage Fee Ordinance)

       An amendment of the Garbage Fee Ordinance providing for an
       increase in the service charge to defray the expenses of
       garbage disposal services to be assessed and collected monthly
       for $11.00 and for each owner, occupant, household, proprietor
       and/or tenant, and/or proprietor of a business; providing for
       severability, providing for renumbering in accordance with
       the code of ordinances for the City of Donaldsonville and
       for providing for its effective date.

       The above ordinance was introduced and public hearing will be

held on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
                             ORDINANCE 2009-10
                             (Law Enforcement Fee)

       That Section 10-76 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of
       Donaldsonville, Louisiana, be amended as follows:

       An ordinance imposing a law enforcement fee on households
       and business, providing method of collection, providing
       severability of provisions, providing for repealing of all
       ordinances in conflict herewith, and providing for
       renumbering to be made part of the Code of Ordinances for
       the City of Donaldsonville and providing for its limitation
       and expiration

       The above ordinance was introduced and public hearing will be

held on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.



                            ORDINANCE 2009-11
                             (Gas Fee Ordinance)

       An ordinance of the City of Donaldsonville, providing that
       the Code of Ordinances, City of Donaldsonville, Louisiana,
       be amended by amending Section 9-2 of said code;
       providing for the increase in gas rates for municipal gas
       customers, providing for severability, providing for repeal
       of all ordinances or resolutions in conflict herewith, and
       providing an effective date.

       The above ordinance was introduced and public hearing will be

held on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.


                             RESOLUTION 0946

            APPROVAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION
            OF KATHE HAMBRICK/AFRICAN AMERICAN
            MUSEUM FOR JUNETEENTH FREEDOM WEEKEND
            JUNE 13 &14
       It was moved by Francis, seconded by Mr. Spano to approve the above

liquor license application.

       A “yea” and “nay” vote was called and resulted as follows:

                       YEAS: Spano, Francis, Aucoin
                       NAYS: None
                       ABSTAIN: Brown
                       ABSENT: Mr. Huey. 3 yeas, 0 nays, 1 absent, 1 abstain and the
                                   motion was adopted

       It was moved by Mr. Brown, seconded by Mr. Francis to amend the agenda to

hold a condemnation hearing on property located at 611 Pine Street ( Lot 5 Sq. 46).

       A “yea” and “nay” vote was called and resulted as follows:

                       YEAS: Spano, Francis, Brown, Aucoin
                       NAYS: None
                       ABSENT: Mr. Huey. 4 yeas, 0 nays, 1 absent and the motion
                                   was adopted

       It was moved by Mr. Francis, seconded by Mr. Spano to amend the agenda to

hold a condemnation hearing on property located at 514 W 5th Street (Lot 5 Sq. 35)

               A “yea” and “nay” vote was called and resulted as follows:

                       YEAS: Spano, Francis, Brown, Aucoin
                       NAYS: None
                       ABSENT: Mr. Huey. 4 yeas, 0 nays, 1 absent and the motion
                                   was adopted

       It was moved by Mr. Spano, seconded by Mr. Francis to amend the agenda

to hold a condemnation hearing on property located at 1006 Nolan Street (Lot 7 Sq 80).

               A “yea” and “nay” vote was called and resulted as follows:

                       YEAS: Spano, Francis, Brown, Aucoin
                       NAYS: None
                       ABSENT: Mr. Huey. 4 yeas, 0 nays, 1 absent and the motion
                                   was adopted
       It was moved by Mr. Aucoin, seconded by Mr. Brown to amend the agenda to

hold a condemnation hearing on property located at 102 Pine Street (Lot 1 Sq 13).

               A “yea” and “nay” vote was called and resulted as follows:

                       YEAS: Spano, Francis, Brown, Aucoin
                       NAYS: None
                       ABSENT: Mr. Huey. 4 yeas, 0 nays, 1 absent and the motion
                                   was adopted

       The property owners having been properly notified, the hearing on condemnation

of property located at 611 Pine Street (Lot 5 Sq. 46) was now opened. Lamonica Wright

addressed the Council stating that she is interested in repairing the structure. The

hearing was now closed.

       It was moved by Mr. Brown, seconded by Mr. Spano, that considering the

report and other relevant evidence it is ordered that the structure located at 611 Pine

Street (Lot 5 Sq. 46) is hereby ordered demolished within 30 days.

               A “yea” and “nay” vote was called and resulted as follows:

                       YEAS: Spano, Francis, Brown, Aucoin
                       NAYS: None
                       ABSENT: Mr. Huey. 4 yeas, 0 nays, 1 absent and the motion
                                   was adopted

       The property owners having been properly notified, the hearing on condemnation

of property located at 514 W 5th Street (Lot 5 Sq. 35) was now opened. John Ambeau

addressed the Council on behalf of Vernon Terrance. It was discovered that Mr. Terrance

did not own this property. The hearing was now closed.
       It was moved by Mr. Brown, seconded by Mr. Francis , that considering the

report and other relevant evidence it is ordered that the structure located at 514 W 5th

Street ( Lot 5 Sq. 35) be scheduled for demolition as previously ordered on November

25, 2008.

               A “yea” and “nay” vote was called and resulted as follows:

                       YEAS: Spano, Francis, Brown, Aucoin
                       NAYS: None
                       ABSENT: Mr. Huey. 4 yeas, 0 nays, 1 absent and the motion
                                   was adopted

       The property owners having been properly notified, the hearing on condemnation

of property located at 1006 Nolan Street ( Lot 7 Sq. 80) was now opened. Lawrence

Parker addressed the Council. Mr. Parker stated that he was interested in repairing the

structure located at 1006 Nolan Street. The hearing was now closed.

       It was moved by Mr. Francis, seconded by Mr. Aucoin that considering the

report and other relevant evidence it is ordered that the structure located at 1006 Nolan

Street (Lot 7 Sq. 80) be scheduled to be demolished.

               A “yea” and “nay” vote was called and resulted as follows:

                       YEAS: Spano, Francis, Brown, Aucoin
                       NAYS: None
                       ABSENT: Mr. Huey. 4 yeas, 0 nays, 1 absent and the motion
                                   was adopted

       The property owners having been properly notified, the hearing on condemnation

of property located at 102 Pine Street (Lot 1 Sq. 13) was now opened. Gloria Dedon

addressed the Council. The hearing was now closed.

       It was moved by Mr. Brown, seconded by Mr. Spano, that considering the report

And other relevant evidence it is ordered that the structure located at 102 Pine Street
(Lot 1 Sq. 13) be scheduled to be demolished.

              A “yea” and “nay” vote was called and resulted as follows:

                      YEAS: Spano, Francis, Brown, Aucoin
                      NAYS: None
                      ABSENT: Mr. Huey. 4 yeas, 0 nays, 1 absent and the motion
                                  was adopted



       There being no further business coming before the Donaldsonville Council of the

City of Donaldsonville in regular session convened, a motion was made by Mr. Spano,

seconded by Mr. Brown that this meeting be adjourned.

       A “yea” and “nay” vote was called and resulted as follows:

                             YEAS: Spano, Francis, Brown, Aucoin
                             NAYS: None
                             ABSENT: Mr. Huey. 4 yeas, 0 nays, 1 absent and the
                                      Motion was adopted.




                                                         __________________
                                                         Sandra Capone
                                                         Council Clerk

								
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