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					                                 OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

                                            OF THE

                            TERREBONNE PARISH COUNCIL

                                    IN SPECIAL SESSION

                                         MAY 21, 2007

       The Chairman, Mr. Alvin Tillman, Sr., called the meeting to order at 6:37 p. m., in the
Terrebonne Parish Council Meeting Room for the sole purpose of conducting condemnation
hearings.

       Following the Invocation, offered by Councilwoman C. Duplantis, and the Pledge of
Allegiance, led by Councilman P. Lambert, the Minute Clerk called the roll. Upon roll call,
Council Members recorded as present were: A. Tillman, A. Williams, T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis,
H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P. Rhodes, and P. Lambert. Councilwoman K. Elfert was recorded as
absent. A quorum was declared present.

         Senior Planner Leesa Foreman stated that the property owners of 1139 ½ Willow Street,
Mr. Eartis Aubert, Sr., and the Estate of Mrs. Irma Daniels Aubert, are continuing their effort to
sell the aforementioned property.

       Mr. A. Tillman moved, seconded by Mr. C. Voisin, “THAT, the Council concur with the
recommendation of Administration to continue, until August 20, 2007 at 6:00 p. m., the
condemnation hearing on the property located at 1139 ½ Willow Street, owned by Mr. Eartis
Aubert, Sr., and the Estate of Mrs. Irma Daniels Aubert.” (**MOTION ADOPTED AFTER
BRIEF COMMENTS)

       Ms. Foreman interjected that, as stated in the backup information, Administration
recommends continuing the condemnation proceedings until August 20, 2007 and noted that the
closing on the sale of the property should be finalized by next week.

       The Vice Chairwoman recognized Mrs. Peri Templeton, prospective buyer, who thanked
the Council for its patience in this matter.

       **The Vice Chairwoman called for the vote on the motion offered by Mr. A. Tillman.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P.
       Rhodes, and P. Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert.

       The Vice Chairwoman declared the motion adopted.

       The Chairman resumed the chair.

       Ms. A. Williams moved, seconded by Ms. C. Duplantis, “THAT, the Council concur with
the recommendation of Administration to continue, until August 20, 2007 at 6:00 p. m., the
condemnation proceedings on the property located at 148 Prince Collins Street, owned by Ms.
Martha Ann Bradley.”

       The Chairman called for the vote on the motion offered by Ms. A. Williams.




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       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P.
       Rhodes, and P. Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert.

       The Chairman declared the motion adopted.

       The Chairman recognized Mr. Donald Bogan, Brooklyn Avenue, who stated that two (2)
mobile homes located on the property at 5960 North Bayou Black Drive have been removed and
requested additional information in regards to what is needed to bring the property into
compliance.

        Senior Planner Leesa Foreman presented photos of a wooden structure located at said site
and noted that although the mobile homes have been removed, the actual structure that has been
cited is the wooden structure. She continued that although some attempts have begun to clear
the property, very little improvements have been done on the property since December of 2005.
Ms. Foreman recommended that the structure be condemned and that Administration be
authorized to begin the process to remove the structure.

       Councilwoman A. Williams noted her intent to continue the condemnation proceeding
and requested that the homeowner cut the grass, clean the property, remove the tin on the
windows, and begin improvements on the structure. She suggested that the family contact
Administration for assistance and direction.

       Ms. A. Williams moved, seconded by Mr. P. Rhodes, “THAT, the Council continue, until
August 20, 2007 at 6:00 p. m., the condemnation proceedings on the property located at 5960
North Bayou Black Drive, owned by the Estate of Mr. Levy Bogan.” (**MOTION ADOPTED
AFTER DISCUSSION)

       Special Legal Counsel Laddie Freeman requested that the record reflect that Ad Hoc
Attorney Kerry Byrne was present this evening and that there is no clear title of record for the
property. He noted that the title of the property is in the name of Mr. Levy Bogan who has been
deceased for several years and that there is no actual registered owner of the property or
succession in court documents.

        Ad Hoc Attorney Kerry Byrne stated that he spoke with Ms. Joe Bogan today who
indicated that most of the heirs of the property, Mr. Joe Bogan, Mr. George Bogan, Mr. John
Bogan, and Ms. Willa Mae Bogan Gibson, are the only heirs of the property. He noted that all of
the heirs of the property are elderly and are the grandchildren of Mr. Levy Bogan. Mr. Byrne
continued that the 1900 Census did not indicate Mr. Levy Bogan’s age, but did list his wife’s age
as 30 years old and guessed that Mr. Levy Bogan has been deceased for more than 50 or 60
years. He added that the family has made attempts to improve the property; however, each of
them is on fixed incomes and is doing the best that they can.

        Councilwoman A. Williams suggested that the family contact the appropriate department
to receive assistance and that a succession be completed.

       The Chairman recognized Mr. Joe Murphy Bogan who stated that he is an heir of the
property.

       Mr. Donald Bogan interjected that because there are so many heirs of the property, the
property remains in limbo. He continued that Mr. Joe Bogan pays the annual taxes and several
attempts to complete a succession have been incomplete.

       **The Chairman called for the vote on the motion offered by Ms. A. Williams.


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       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P. Rhodes, and P.
       Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert and T. Cavalier.

       The Chairman declared the motion adopted.

       The Chairman relinquished the chair to the Vice Chairwoman.

       Senior Planner Leesa Foreman presented the historical background on the property
located at 2609 Truman Street, owned by the Estate of Mr. Dan Smith, noting that the Council
voted to continue the matter at the November 2006 and February 2007 condemnation hearings.
Since that time, Ms. Foreman stated Mr. Calvin Smith met with Administration and was
informed that the structure would have to be brought into compliance with Parish Building
Codes. She added that to date, no action has been taken and that Administration recommends
and requests authorization to proceed with condemning the aforementioned property.

        Mr. A. Tillman moved, seconded by Mr. H. Lapeyre, ““THAT, the Council finds that the
structure located at 2609 Truman Street, owned by the Estate of Mr. Dan Smith, as per the legal
description:

‘A certain lot of ground situated in the Parish of Terrebonne, La., in that portion thereof known
as Barrowtown, measuring a front of 60 feet on the south side of 6th. St. By a depth of 120 feet
between parallel lines, being better known and designated as Lot # 4 on a plan of Barrowtown on
file in the office of the Clerk of Court of Terrebonne Parish; said lot being bounded on the north
by said 6th. St., on the south be a certain alley shown on said plan of subdivision, on the east by
Lot # 3, and on the west by Lot # 5 as shown on said plan of said subdivision.’

is in a dilapidated and dangerous condition which endangers the health, safety, and welfare of
the public and therefore the structure on subject property is hereby condemned and the owner is
ordered to demolish and remove the structure by August 20, 2007, in default of which the
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government may proceed to do so, and that in accordance
therewith the Parish Administration be authorized to proceed with the bidding process for the
removal.” (**MOTION ADOPTED AFTER DISCUSSION)

       Ad Hoc Attorney Kerry Byrne stated that he has spoken with two members of the Estate
of Mr. Dan Smith, one of which is Mr. John Smith who indicated that he has been cutting the
grass and that no one has been “hanging around” the property. He continued that the
whereabouts of Mr. Calvin Smith are unknown and that Mr. Allen Smith and Ms. Theresa Smith
Turner have also been contacted. Mr. Byrne noted that the grass has been cut and that there were
no derelicts loitering around the property.

       **The Vice Chairwoman called for the vote on the motion offered by Mr. A. Tillman.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P. Rhodes, and P.
       Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert and T. Cavalier.


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       The Vice Chairwoman declared the motion adopted.

       Ad Hoc Attorney Kerry Byrne stated that Mr. Darryl Christen was handling the
succession of the property located at 2607 Truman Street, owned by the Estate of Mrs. James
Lyons, and that, as the Ad Hoc Attorney, he has not taken any further action on the property.

        Special Legal Counsel Laddie Freeman stated that Mr. Christen was present at the last
couple of meetings and requested postponement of the hearings. Mr. Freeman continued that the
written communication was sent to Mr. Christen informing him of this evening’s hearing and
requesting that he inform his office of any action to be taken on said property; however, no
further information has been obtained.

        Mr. A. Tillman moved, seconded by Mr. H. Lapeyre, ““THAT, the Council finds that the
structure located at 2607 Truman Street, owned by the Estate of Mrs. James Lyons, as per the
legal description:

‘A certain lot of ground, situated in the Parish of Terrebonne, State of Louisiana, in Barrow
town, about two miles below the City of Houma designated upon a plan of survey of the said
Barrowtown, made by Achee and Wilkinson, as Lot No. Three (3) in Square Seven (7),
measuring a front of 60 feet on the south side of Sixth Street by depth of 120 feet; together with
all rights, ways, privileges and servitudes thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining.’

is in a dilapidated and dangerous condition which endangers the health, safety, and welfare of
the public and therefore the structure on subject property is hereby condemned and the owner is
ordered to demolish and remove the structure by August 20, 2007, in default of which the
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government may proceed to do so, and that in accordance
therewith the Parish Administration be authorized to proceed with the bidding process for the
removal.”

       The Vice Chairwoman called for the vote on the motion offered by Mr. A. Tillman.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P. Rhodes, and P.
       Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert and T. Cavalier.

       The Vice Chairwoman declared the motion adopted.

       The Chairman resumed the chair.

        Ad Hoc Attorney Kerry Byrne stated that prior to the February 2007 condemnation
hearing, a whereabouts notice was published requesting information regarding Mr. Gardiner
DeHart and Mrs. Mary DeHart, owners of the property located at 1478 Bayou Dularge Road
(residential structure), after which Mrs. Mary DeHart contacted him and advised that her
husband was ill and trying to resolve the matter. He continued that he has had no further contact
with the property owners although he has confirmed their address on Highway 665. Mr. Byrne
stated that he is unsure if the property owners were notified of this evening’s condemnation
hearing.

       Councilman C. Voisin stated that he has spoken with the property owners and that they
have removed the house and are awaiting assistance to remove the honey bee nest in the mobile
home.




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       Mr. C. Voisin moved, seconded by Mr. H. Lapeyre, “THAT, the Council concur with the
recommendation of Administration to close the condemnation proceedings on the property
located at 1478 Bayou Dularge Road (residential structure), owned by Mr. Gardiner DeHart and
Mrs. Mary DeHart.”

       The Chairman called for the vote on the motion offered by Mr. C. Voisin.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P. Rhodes, and P.
       Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert and T. Cavalier.

       The Chairman declared the motion adopted.

        Senior Planner Leesa Foreman stated that the property owners of 1478 Bayou Dularge
Road (mobile home), Mr. Gardiner DeHart and Mrs. Mary DeHart, have made good faith efforts
to clear the property and recommended that the condemnation hearing be continued until August
20, 2007.

       Ad Hoc Attorney Kerry Byrne stated that prior to the February 2007 condemnation
hearing, he spoke with Mrs. Mary DeHart regarding the aforementioned property, that voice
messages have been left for the owners, and that no response has been received.

        Councilman C. Voisin stated that he has spoken with the property owners and reiterated
that they have removed the house and are awaiting assistance to remove the honey bee nest in
the mobile home.

      Mr. C. Voisin moved, seconded by Mr. H. Lapeyre, “THAT, the Council concur with the
recommendation of Administration to continue, until August 20, 2007 at 6:00 p. m., the
condemnation proceedings on the property located at 1478 Bayou Dularge Road (mobile home),
owned by Mr. Gardiner and Mrs. Mary DeHart.”

       The Chairman called for the vote on the motion offered by Mr. C. Voisin.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P.
       Rhodes, and P. Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert.

       The Chairman declared the motion adopted.

       Senior Planner Leesa Foreman inquired whether there was any one present to discuss the
property located at 123 Patrick Drive, owned by Ms. Donna Smith.

        Mr. H. Lapeyre moved, seconded by Ms. C. Duplantis, “THAT, the Council finds that the
structure located at 123 Patrick Drive, owned by Ms. Donna Smith, as per the legal description:

‘One certain lot or parcel of ground, situated in the Parish of Terrebonne, State of Louisiana,
southwest of Schriever, Louisiana, in that subdivision known as the PATRICK L. LEBLANC


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SUBDIVISION, and being designated as LOT FIFTY-TWO (52) of said subdivision, according
to a plan of survey of said subdivision prepared by John G. Hoffman, C. E., dated August 31,
1957, and recorded under Entry No. 169939 and Map Number 758 of the Official Records of
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, said Lot Fifty-Two (52) measuring Fifty (50’) feet front on the
north side of Patrick Drive by depth of its eastern sideline of One Hundred Fifty-two and thirty-
five hundredths (152.35) feet and a depth of One Hundred Fifty-two (152.00’) feet on its western
line, with a width across the rear of Fifty (50’) feet; together with all the buildings and
improvements thereon, as well as all rights, ways, privileges and servitudes thereunto belonging
or otherwise appertaining.’

is in a dilapidated and dangerous condition which endangers the health, safety, and welfare of
the public and therefore the structure on subject property is hereby condemned.” (**MOTION
AMENDED ADOPTED AFTER BRIEF COMMENTS)

       Ms. Foreman requested clarification of the motion to ensure that the Council wanted to
proceed with condemning the aforementioned property and requested that a 90-day time period
be authorized.

        **Mr. H. Lapeyre offered an amendment, seconded by Ms. C. Duplantis, “THAT, the
Council finds that the structure located at 123 Patrick Drive, owned by Ms. Donna Smith, as per
the legal description:

‘One certain lot or parcel of ground, situated in the Parish of Terrebonne, State of Louisiana,
southwest of Schriever, Louisiana, in that subdivision known as the PATRICK L. LEBLANC
SUBDIVISION, and being designated as LOT FIFTY-TWO (52) of said subdivision, according
to a plan of survey of said subdivision prepared by John G. Hoffman, C. E., dated August 31,
1957, and recorded under Entry No. 169939 and Map Number 758 of the Official Records of
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, said Lot Fifty-Two (52) measuring Fifty (50’) feet front on the
north side of Patrick Drive by depth of its eastern sideline of One Hundred Fifty-two and thirty-
five hundredths (152.35) feet and a depth of One Hundred Fifty-two (152.00’) feet on its western
line, with a width across the rear of Fifty (50’) feet; together with all the buildings and
improvements thereon, as well as all rights, ways, privileges and servitudes thereunto belonging
or otherwise appertaining.’

is in a dilapidated and dangerous condition which endangers the health, safety, and welfare of
the public and therefore the structure on subject property is hereby condemned and the owner is
ordered to demolish and remove the structure by August 20, 2007, in default of which the
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government may proceed to do so, and that in accordance
therewith the Parish Administration be authorized to proceed with the bidding process for the
removal.”

       **The Chairman called for the vote on the amended motion offered by Mr. H. Lapeyre.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P.
       Rhodes, and P. Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert.

       The Chairman declared the amended motion adopted.

       The Chairman recognized Mr. Karl Lewis, Jr., Attorney-at-Law, and Mr. Elgin
Malbrough, Walnut Street. Mr. Lewis explained that he represented Mr. and Mrs. Elgin
Malbrough in a bankruptcy proceeding and noted that Citi Financial has a mortgage on the
property located at 101 Jerry Ann Street. Mr. Lewis continued that the bankruptcy court
disclaimed the property, which means the property was returned to the owners subject to the


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mortgage. He stated that Citi Financial has the right to claim and seize the property although no
action has been taken and the property remains in limbo. Mr. Lewis requested that the matter be
continued in order to meet with the representatives of Citi Financial.

        Special Legal Counsel Laddie Freeman stated that Citi Financial was notified by his
office regarding this evening’s hearing and that no response has been received. Mr. Freeman
confirmed that the bankruptcy court has disclaimed the property, recommended that the property
be condemned, and noted that 90 days is sufficient time for the property owner and Citi Financial
to work out an agreement. He added that he had spoken with Mrs. Connie Malbrough, prior to
being informed that Mr. Lewis represented her, and she indicated that they did not intend to do
anything with the property.

       Mr. Lewis interjected that he wasn’t made aware of the hearing until today and noted that
anytime someone has a mortgage, insurance covers the property and wanted additional time to
determine what happened to the insurance payments.

        Mr. P. Rhodes moved, seconded by Ms. C. Duplantis, “THAT, the Council finds that the
structure located at 101 Jerry Ann Street, owned by Ms. Connie Terrebonne Malbrough, as per
the legal description:

‘A certain lot of ground situated in the Parish of Terrebonne, Louisiana, at about 15 miles below
the City of Houma, on the right descending bank of the Bayou Little Caillou, measuring a
frontage of sixty feet and three-sixteenths of an inch (60’ 3-16”) on the West side of Louisiana
Highway No. 79, by depth of one hundred twenty-eight feet four and one-eighth inches (128’ 4-
1/8”) on the South side of Jerry Ann Street; being known and designated as Lot No. One (1) in
Block No. One (1) of FANGUY SUBDIVISION, as per plan thereof made by T. Baker Smith,
C.E., July 29th, 1944, duly recorded in C.B. 140, folio 319, Entry No. 56,434 of the Clerk’s
Office, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, and bounded as follows: North by Jerry Ann Street, East
by Louisiana Highway No. 79, South by Lot No. 2 of said Block No. 1, and West by Lot No. 3-
A, Block No. 1, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and all rights, ways,
privileges and servitudes thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining.’

 is in a dilapidated and dangerous condition which endangers the health, safety, and welfare of
the public and therefore the structure on subject property is hereby condemned and the owner is
ordered to demolish and remove the structure by August 20, 2007, in default of which the
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government may proceed to do so, and that in accordance
therewith the Parish Administration be authorized to proceed with the bidding process for the
removal.”

       The Chairman called for the vote on the motion offered by Mr. P. Rhodes.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P.
       Rhodes, and P. Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert.

       The Chairman declared the motion adopted.

       The Chairman recognized Ms. Aleta Leckelt, who stated that the property located at 7586
Main Street, owned by Ms. Merril M. Roper and Mr. Karl Kimmel, Jr., has been vandalized by
vagrants on the exterior and that the structure has been boarded up. She noted that her son
intends to live in the structure, that her mother’s will has not been located to determine who
owns the property, that the neighbors have offered to cut the grass, and that the interior of the
home is in good shape.




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       Councilwoman A. Williams noted that residents adjacent to the aforementioned property
have expressed their concern relative to the crime element surrounding said property and the
potential of the property become a victim of arson.

        Ms. A. Williams moved, seconded by Mr. H. Lapeyre, “THAT, the Council finds that the
structure located at 7586 Main Street, owned by Ms. Merril M. Roper and Mr. Karl Kimmel, Jr.,
as per the legal description:

‘1. A certain lot of ground situated in the City of Houma, Parish of Terrebonne, Louisiana, on
the south side of West Main Street, measuring ninety-nine and 55/100 (99.55’) feet on the south
side of West Main Street by depth to Williams Addition, as shown on the revised map of
Menville Subdivision made by Bernard B. Davis, C.E., on June 14, 1950, duly recorded in COB
174 folio 527, Entry No. 91,580, Terrebonne Parish; bounded on the north by West Main Street,
on the south by Williams Addition, and on the west by Levron Addition; together with all
buildings and improvements thereon and all rights, ways, privileges, prescriptions and servitudes
thereto belonging and appertaining, LESS AND EXCEPTING the following lots sold in
Menville Subdivision:

Lot 2 (COB 330 folio 354); Lot 3 (COB 207 folio 706); Lot 4, (COB 173 folio 342); Lot 5 (COB
174 folio 528); Lot 6 (COB 208 folio 411); Lots 7 and 8 (COB 209 folio 357), Terrebonne
Parish.

Being the property into which Cecile Delas Menville was recognized as owner of one-half in the
Succession of Felix A. Menville, Probate No. 3720, of the 17th Judicial District Court, Parish of
Terrebonne, by judgment signed on December 8, 1958, recorded in COB 271 folio 117, Entry
No. 185,117, Terrebonne parish, LESS AND EXCEPT Lot 2 of Menville Subdivision sold to
Camille J. Breaux on December 8, 1962, by deed recorded in COB 330 folio 35 Entry No.
225,598.

This property is subject to a mineral lease to the City of Houma, Louisiana dated November 14,
1953, recorded in COB 202 folio 79 (99), Entry No. 125,191, Terrebonne Parish.

2. The southernmost twelve (12) feet of Lot 10 of Block A of Williams Addition in the City of
Houma, Parish of Terrebonne, Louisiana, as shown on the plan of Williams Addition made by S.
J. Achee, Jr., Surveyor, on November 14, 1912, duly recorded in COB 62 folio 395, Terrebonne
Parish, bounded on the north by the remainder of Lot 10, on the east by Naquin Street, on the
south by Lot 11 and on the west by the property of Dorothy Menville Himmel and Merrill
Menville Roper; together with all improvements thereon and all rights, ways, privileges,
prescriptions and servitudes thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining.

3. Lot 1, Block 1, Menville Subdivision, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.’

 is in a dilapidated and dangerous condition which endangers the health, safety, and welfare of
the public and therefore the structure on subject property is hereby condemned and the owner is
ordered to demolish and remove the structure by June 20, 2007, in default of which the
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government may proceed to do so, and that in accordance
therewith the Parish Administration be authorized to proceed with the bidding process for the
removal.” (**MOTION ADOPTED AFTER DISCUSSION)

        In response to questioning, Senior Planner Leesa Foreman stated that Administration has
two tall grass complaints pending on said property and added that Administration concurs with
condemning the property.

       Special Legal Counsel Laddie Freeman stated that courthouse records indicate that Ms.
Merril M. Roper and Mr Karl Kimmel, Jr. own the property. Mr. Freeman noted that Ms. Roper
is deceased and Mr. Kimmel has not been located, and that Ad Hoc Attorney Kerry Byrne was
appointed to handle the matter.

       Ad Hoc Attorney Kerry Byrne stated that Mr. Karl Kimmel, Jr. is on an extended out-of-
town tour, and that he did not deem it expedient to spend money on a whereabouts ad. He
continued that he was also aware that Mr. Billy Stark represents Mr. Kimmel and that he had a


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cellular phone number for him. Mr. Byrne stated that via comments from Ms. Leckelt, Mr.
Kimmel is aware of the condition of the property, that Ms. Merrill Roper died on December 4,
2005, and that Ms. Aleta Leckelt was the only eligible child listed within legal documents.

       **The Chairman called for the vote on the motion offered by Ms. A. Williams.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P. Rhodes, P. Lambert, A.
       Tillman, and A. Williams.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert.

       The Chairman declared the motion adopted.

       The Chairman relinquished the chair to the Vice Chairwoman.

        Senior Planner Leesa Foreman stated that this is the first time that the Council is
considering condemning the property located at 230 Boudreaux Street, owned by Mr. Vincent
Jones, and that the initial code violation was received by the property owner on March 29, 2005.
She continued that the property owner secured a permit to demolish the structure on May 21,
2007 and recommended that the condemnation hearing be continued until August 21, 2007.

        Mr. A. Tillman moved, seconded by Mr. H. Lapeyre, “THAT, the Council concur with
the recommendation of Administration to continue, until August 20, 2007 at 6:00 p. m., the
condemnation proceedings on the property located at 230 Boudreaux, owned by Mr. Vincent
Jones.”

       The Vice Chairwoman called for the vote on the motion offered by Mr. A. Tillman.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P.
       Rhodes, and P. Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert.

       The Vice Chairwoman declared the motion adopted.

       The Chairman resumed the chair.

       Senior Planner Leesa Foreman presented the historical background on the property
located at 424 Sixth Street, owned by Ms. Ida Laverne Boddie Murphy, and noted that the
property owner received the initial code violation on June 6, 2006. She noted that the Ms.
Murphy’s son, Mr. Ricky Murphy, has requested that the condemnation hearing be continued in
order to allow him time to purchase the property. She then recommended that the hearing be
continued until August 20, 2007.

       Councilwoman C. Duplantis stated that Mr. Ricky Murphy contacted her regarding
postponement of the hearing and added that he intends to demolish the present structure and
construct a new residence on the property.




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       Special Legal Counsel Laddie Freeman stated that Mr. Ricky Murphy provided him with
a purchase agreement for the sale of said property.

       Ms. C. Duplantis moved, seconded by Mr. P. Rhodes, “THAT, the Council concur with
the recommendation of Administration to continue, until August 20, 2007 at 6:00 p. m., the
condemnation proceedings on the property located at 424 Sixth Street, owned by Ms. Ida
Laverne Boddie Murphy.”

       The Chairman called for the vote on the motion offered by Ms. C. Duplantis.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P.
       Rhodes, and P. Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert.

       The Chairman declared the motion adopted.

       Mr. C. Voisin moved, seconded by Mr. P. Rhodes, “THAT, the Council concur with the
recommendation of Administration to close the condemnation proceedings on the property
located at 7176 Grand Caillou Road, owned by Mr. Bobby E. Guimbellot.” (**MOTION
ADOPTED AFTER DISCUSSION)

       Senior Planner Leesa Foreman stated that Administration recommends closure of the
condemnation proceedings for the aforementioned property and noted that the property is one of
the “success stories”.

       **The Chairman called for the vote on the motion offered by Mr. C. Voisin.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P.
       Rhodes, and P. Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert.

       The Chairman declared the motion adopted.

         Senior Planner Leesa Foreman presented the historical background on the property
located at 513 Woodside Drive, owned by Mr. Mark Neal and Ms. Nicole Neal, noting that the
initial code violation was received by the property owner on September 21, 2006 and that since
that time, no work has been done on the structure to bring it into compliance. Ms. Foreman
recommended proceeding with condemnation and requested authorization to proceed with the
bidding process. In response to questioning regarding the windows being boarded up, she
explained that the structure remains open and that the adjacent property owners have complained
about vagrants.

        Mr. P. Rhodes moved, seconded by Mr. C. Voisin, “THAT, the Council finds that the
structure located at 513 Woodside Drive, owned by Mr. Mark Neal and Ms. Nicole Neal, as per
the legal description:




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‘LOT (10) OF BLOCK ONE (1) OF ADDENDUM NO. 2 TO ROBERTA GROVE
SUBDIVISION, situated in the Parish of Terrebonne, Louisiana, on the right descending bank of
Bayou Terrebonne, Louisiana, as shown on a plat entitled Addendum No. 2 to Roberta Grove
Subdivision, made by the office of Edward C. McGee, Jr., and approved by Michael Gene
Burke, Registered Land Surveyor, dated December 6, 1965, revised March 28, 1967; said lot
being located in Section 2 and 21; T 17 S, R17E, said lot measuring a front of One Hundred Feet
(100’) on the south side of Woodside Drive by depth of One Hundred Twenty Feet (120’)
between equal and parallel lines and having a rear of One Hundred Feet (100’) said lot being
bounded as follows: north or front by Woodside Drive, West by Lot eleven (11), East by Lot
Nine (9) of Block One (1), together with all buildings and improvements thereon and all rights,
ways, privileges and servitudes thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining.’

 is in a dilapidated and dangerous condition which endangers the health, safety, and welfare of
the public and therefore the structure on subject property is hereby condemned and the owner is
ordered to demolish and remove the structure by August 20, 2007, in default of which the
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government may proceed to do so, and that in accordance
therewith the Parish Administration be authorized to proceed with the bidding process for the
removal.” (**MOTION ADOPTED AFTER BRIEF COMMENTS)

      Special Legal Counsel Laddie Freeman stated that certified notification of this evening’s
condemnation hearing was sent to Mr. Mark Neal and Ms. Nicole Neal.

        In response to questioning, Ms. Foreman stated that the structure could be let for bid
within two weeks after the 90-day time period, and demolition should commence thereafter.

       **The Chairman called for the vote on the motion offered by Mr. P. Rhodes.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P.
       Rhodes, and P. Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert.

       The Chairman declared the motion adopted.

       Ad Hoc Attorney Kerry Byrne stated that in researching the property located at 7351
Shrimpers Row, owned by Ms. Marie D. Foret, he determined that Ms. Marie Foret died on
October 27, 1985 and that her only child is listed as Mrs. Lucia Evangelista Collins (Mrs. Bruce
Collins).

       The Chairman recognized Mrs. Lucia Evangelista Collins of Joy Street in Chauvin, who
was present this evening.

      Mr. Byrne interjected that no succession was opened on the aforementioned property and
Mrs. Collins is the only heir.

        Senior Leesa Foreman stated that no improvement has been made to the structure and the
site contains tall grass.

       Upon questioning, Mrs. Collins stated that she intends to have the property cleaned and
noted that the mobile home on the property is owned by Ms. Geretta Foret.

       The Chairman recognized Ms. Geretta Foret of Circle Drive, who stated that she uses the
mobile home for storage purposes.




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       Councilman C. Voisin stated that regardless of the mobile home being used for storage
purposes, it must be maintained.

        Ms. Geretta Foret stated that the grass has been cut and that the previous owners
damaged the structure before leaving the structure. She stated that it is hard to maintain the
structure because she is disabled and that children have been vandalizing the property.

      Mr. C. Voisin moved, seconded by Mr. P. Rhodes, “THAT, the Council continue the
condemnation proceedings, until August 20, 2007 at 6:00 p. m., on the property located at 7351
Shrimper’s Row, owned by Ms. Marie D. Foret.”

       The Chairman called for the vote on the motion offered by Mr. C. Voisin.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P.
       Rhodes, and P. Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert.

       The Chairman declared the motion adopted.

        The Chairman recognized Mr. Patrick Robertson of Ridgeway Street in Thibodaux, who
stated that his father, Mr. Lionel Mathews, owns the property located at 419 Fieldcrest Drive and
that he has requested that his father give him legal rights to the property. He stated that his
father is currently hospitalized, and has had surgeries on both of his legs.

        Councilwoman T. Cavalier requested that the property owners begin improvements on
the structure within 30 days and that Administration conducts an inspection within 30 days.

       Mr. Robertson interjected that he has obtained permits to rehabilitate the home.

       Ms. T. Cavalier moved, seconded by Mr. H. Lapeyre, “THAT, the Council concur with
the recommendation of Administration to continue, until August 20, 2007 at 6:00 p. m., the
condemnation proceedings on the property located at 419 Fieldcrest Drive, owned by Mr. Lionel
Mathews.” (**MOTION ADOPTED AFTER BRIEF COMMENTS)

       In response to questioning, Ms. Foreman explained the process of improving structures
once a permit has been issued.

       **The Chairman called for the vote on the motion offered by Ms. T. Cavalier.

       UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

       YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P.
       Rhodes, and P. Lambert.

       NAYS: None.

       ABSTAINING: None.

       ABSENT: K. Elfert.

       The Chairman declared the motion adopted.

       Ms. C. Duplantis moved, seconded by Mr. H. Lapeyre, “THAT, there being no further
business to come before the Council, the meeting be adjourned.”


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      The Chairman called for a vote on the motion offered by Ms. C. Duplantis.

      UPON ROLL CALL THERE WAS RECORDED:

      YEAS: A. Tillman, A. Williams, T. Cavalier, C. Duplantis, H. Lapeyre, C. Voisin, P.
      Rhodes, and P. Lambert.

      NAYS: None.

      ABSTAINING: None.

      ABSENT: K. Elfert.

      The Chairman declared the motion adopted and the meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

                                                         SUZETTE THOMAS
                                                         MINUTE CLERK
ATTEST:


/S/ALVIN TILLMAN________________
ALVIN TILLMAN, CHAIRMAN
TERREBONNE PARISH COUNCIL


/S/PAUL A. LABAT________________
PAUL A. LABAT, COUNCIL CLERK
TERREBONNE PARISH COUNCIL




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