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IBERIA PARISH COUNCIL FEBRUARY 2, 2011 6:00 P.M. MAIN COURTHOUSE BUILDING NEW IBERIA, LA 70560 CALL TO ORDER PRAYER & PLEDGE ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular Minutes of January 5, 2011 - Published January 25, 2011 PERSONS TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL: 1. Representative Taylor Barras to address the Council regarding redistricting. 2. Mr. Reuben LeBlanc requests to address the Council to request a Resolution opposing the fluoridation of the water supply of Iberia Parish. REPORTS (FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION): None. PUBLIC WORKS REPORTS: None. SPECIAL BUSINESS: None. ORDINANCES INTRODUCED FOR PUBLIC HEARING: None. PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING RESOLUTIONS RESOLUTIONS: SUMMARY NO. 33 (Introduced by Jerome W. Fitch, District 11) A Resolution urging and requesting that the Governor and the Louisiana Board of Regents fully fund the LSU AgCenter (LSUAC) at the 2008-09 level of state appropriations due to the critical economic development and educational services they provide in all 64 Louisiana parishes. SUMMARY NO. 34 (Introduced by Bernard E. Broussard, District 6) A Resolution urging the La. State Legislature and Governor Bobby Jindal to create a Coastal Congressional District during the redistricting plan for Louisiana. SUMMARY NO. 35 (Introduced by Naray Hulin, District 14) A Resolution amending the 2011 Mosquito Control/Drainage Fund Budget to carry forward the balance for Capital Improvements from the 2010 to the 2011 budget. AGENDA PAGE 3 FEBRUARY 2, 2011 AGENDA PAGE 4 FEBRUARY 2, 2011 AGENDA PAGE 5 FEBRUARY 2, 2011 RESOLUTIONS: (Continued...) SUMMARY NO. 36 (Introduced by Bernard Broussard, District 6) A Resolution recommending that $250,000 from the BP Oil Spill Grant funding for tourism be appropriated for the expansion of the RV Park at SugArena and further requesting that additional grant funding be appropriated for Fairs and Festivals held in Iberia Parish. SUMMARY NO. 37 (Introduced by Charles Williams, District 12) A Resolution authorizing the awarding of contracts for Property and Casualty Insurance with various agencies, based on proposals as received on Friday, January 21, 2011. SUMMARY NO. 38 (Introduced by Roger Duncan, District 10) A Resolution of condolences to the family of Mr. Patrick Richard, brother of District 13 Councilman Larry Richard, who passed away on January 23, 2011. SUMMARY NO. 39 (Introduced by Glenn Romero, District 9) A Resolution appointing one member to the Iberia Parish Library Board to fill a vacancy created by the expiration of term for Mr. Peter Landry, whose term expired on October 24, 2009. (Applications of Interest on File: (a) Julie Rosenzweig) SUMMARY NO. 40 (Introduced by Clerk of the Council) A Resolution appointing one member to the Iberia Parish Tourist Commission, representing the Events Community, for three (3) year term to fill a vacancy created by the expiration of Ms. Debra Savoie, whose term expires on January 31, 2011. (Applications on file from: (a) Ms. Gail Garcia) STANDING COMMITTEE ITEMS: ITEM #2011-02-A (Introduced by Larry Richard, District 13) Discuss and consider preliminary discussion regarding the establishment of the Iberia Economic Development District No. 3 to include property in and/or around the Delcambre area. ITEM #2011-02-B (Introduced by Bernard Broussard, District 6) Discuss and consider a Resolution requesting that Congressional Delegation to secure grant funding in the amount of $3.5 million to construct the infrastructure to connect the Acadiana Regional Airport/Coteau area to the New Iberia Sewerage Plant (the ARA Waste Water Treatment Plant Project). ITEM #2011-02-C (Introduced by Zoning Commission) Discuss and consider an Ordinance denying the reclassification request of Glen Derouen for twenty (20) acres of property located in the 6500 block of Coteau Road from Agricultural (A-1) to Industrial (I-1) for the purposes of locating a construction and demolition debris facility, located in District 14. PARISH PRESIDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS COUNCIL MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS AGENDA PAGE 6 FEBRUARY 2, 2011 ORDINANCES INTRODUCED FOR PUBLICATION: None. AGENDA PAGE 7 FEBRUARY 2, 2011 CORRESPONDENCE: 1. Agenda notice from Waterworks District No. 3 (Coteau) for a meeting held on January 24, 2011. (Copy on Request) 2. Agenda notice from the Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Board for a meeting held on January 25, 2011. (Copy on Request) 3. Letter of appreciation from the Spanish Lake Game & Fishing Preserve Commission thanking the Council for voting to provide funding for the repair of the overflow structure. 4. Agenda notice from the Iberia Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 for a meeting held on January 20, 2011. (Copy on Request) 5. Agenda notice from the Iberia Medical Center Finance Committee of the Board of Commissioners for a meeting held on January 26, 2011 and from the Iberia Medical Center Board of Commissioners for a meeting held on January 27, 2011. (Copy on Request) 6. Letter of appreciation from the Social Service Center thanking the Council for grant funding of $6,000 for 2011. 7. Correspondence from Suddenlink announcing that they will begin transmitting only digital signals and will discontinue analog signals and further explaining said transition. 8. Resolution No. 11-05 from the City of New Iberia requesting assistance in cleaning the Peebles Canal from Commercial Canal to Admiral Doyle Drive to improve drainage on Jefferson Terrace Boulevard. 9. Response to Resolution No. 2011-339, which is a Resolution requesting the La. Department of Transportation and Development to install No Parking Signs along La. 14 near the Dollar General Store to prohibit vehicles from parking along the highway, stating that said signs have been installed by DOTD. REPORTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, ETC. A. Minutes from the Iberia Economic Development Authority for a meeting dated January 13, 2011. B. Minutes from the Iberia Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 for meetings dated October 21, 2010, December 16, 2010, and January 20, 2011. C. Minutes from the Iberia Medical Center Finance Committee of the Board of Commissioners for a meeting dated December 15, 2010 and from the Iberia Medical Center Board of Commissioners for a meeting dated December 15, 2010.
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