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					                 CITY OF PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI
                         MINUTE BOOK NO. 52

RECESS MEETING                                                  O C T O B E R 2 0, 2 0 0 9

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Pass Christian,
Mississippi, met on the above date at 113 Davis Avenue, Pass Christian, Mississippi, at 6:00 p.m.
same being the time and place for said Recess Meeting.

PRESENT: Mayor Leo “Chipper” McDermott, Aldermen Joe Piernas, Huey Bang, Anthony Hall
and Robin Rafferty; Malcolm Jones, City Attorney; John Dubuisson, Chief of Police, and Vallerie
Isabelle, City Clerk.

ABSENT: Alderwoman Brooks

There being a quorum present to transact the business of the City, the following proceedings
were had and done.

   On motion of Alderman Piernas, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the
Board heard from Skip Barrett concerning his control panel on his grinder box at 152 Pinecrest
Drive. Exhibit A-1

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   Alderman Hall made a motion, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, to deny the request of Skip
Barrett to have the City move his control panel on his grinder box.
Voting Aye: Aldermen Rafferty and Hall
Voting Nay: Aldermen Piernas and Bang
Mayor McDermott voted Aye to deny – breaking the tie.
Motion carried.

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    On motion of Alderman Hall, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the Board
heard an update on cleanup of Harbor Town property at Scenic and Market Street and will bring up
the subject again at a later date.

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    On motion of Alderman Piernas, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the
Board approved the request from the Gulf Regional Planning Commission (GRPC) for the annual
appropriation of funding for the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The amount due from
the city is $3,000.00. Exhibit A-3

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   On motion of Alderman Rafferty, seconded by Alderman Piernas, carried unanimously, the
Board reconsidered and approved the request of Aritha Mills for a variance to install a second
manufactured building on the same lot already containing a manufactured building. Exhibit A-4

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   On motion of Alderman Hall, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the Board
approved drafting a procedure to show accountability for all cash advances and allowances.

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   On motion of Alderman Rafferty, seconded by Alderman Bang, carried unanimously, the
Board authorized approval of contract for survey services with Buddy Clark on Pass Christian
Public Works site. Exhibit A-6




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   On motion of Alderman Piernas, seconded by Alderman Hall, carried unanimously, the Board
approved the following items under the Consent Agenda:

#1 Consider approving the Work Order from Broaddus & Associates for Project Management
Services for the Church Avenue Park. Exhibit CA-1

#2 Consider approving Pay Application No. 8 in the amount of $18,138.85 to Kappa Development
and General Contracting, Inc. for sanitary sewer system cleaning and repairs, as recommended by
the city engineer. Exhibit CA-2

#3 Consider approving Pay Application No. 1 in the amount of $12,609.35 to A& C Industrial, Inc.
for emergency sewer point repair, North Street, as recommended by the City Engineer. Exhibit
CA-3

#6 Consider awarding the contract for the Small Craft Harbor Waste Oil Tank to Innovative
Builders, Inc. in the amount of $35,004.00, as recommended by the City Engineer. Exhibit CA-6

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   On motion of Alderman Hall, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the Board
approved Change Order for A & C Industrial, Inc. for point repair of sewer line near intersection of
West North Street and Church Avenue. Exhibit CA-4

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   On motion of Alderman Hall, seconded by Alderman Piernas, carried unanimously, the Board
approved Pay Application No. 15 in the amount of $133,026.22 to SCI, Inc. for Water and Sewer
Replacement Phase III – PW‟s 11115, 11140, 11135 and 11161, as recommended by the City
Engineer. Exhibit CA-5

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   On motion of Alderman Piernas, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the
Board approved payment for legal services for CDBG Project and Arbitration Claims. Exhibit
CA-7

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   On motion of Alderman Hall, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the Board
approved the Claims Docket.

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On motion of Alderman Rafferty, seconded by Alderman Piernas, carried unanimously, the Board
approved the Minutes of September 23, 2009, with necessary corrections. Exhibit CA-9

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     On motion of Alderman Hall, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the Board
ratified accepting the resignation of Russell Holliman, Jr., effective October 14, 2009 and approved
paying him for any comp or vacation time he may have accrued. Exhibit P-1

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   On motion of Alderman Piernas, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the
Board accepted the resignation of Charles Saucier effective October 20, 2009 and approved paying
him for any comp or vacation time he may have accrued. Exhibit P-2



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   On motion of Alderman Piernas, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the
Board approved the request for a yearly clothing allowance in the amount of $500.00 through an
approved vendor for Assistant Chief Tom Ruspoli, Investigator James Stewart, Investigator
Ricardo Dedeaux and Investigator Michael Lally. Exhibit P-3

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     On motion of Alderman Rafferty, seconded by Alderman Piernas, carried unanimously, the
Board approved hiring Christopher Weiss to fill one of the existing vacancies in Patrol, effective
October 21, 2009 with a starting salary of $28,152.00, as recommended by the Police Chief. Weiss
is a certified officer. He will be required to take and pass the next available civil service exam and
will have a one-year probationary period and pass a psychological and urinalysis exam. Exhibit P-4

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    On motion of Alderman Rafferty, seconded by Alderman Piernas, carried unanimously, the
Board approved hiring Joshua Steven Williams to fill one of the existing vacancies in Patrol,
effective October 21, 2009, with a starting salary of $23,500.00 with a one year probationary
period. After completion of the academy and certification January 10, 2010, his salary will
increase to $28,152.00, as recommended by the Police Chief. Exhibit P-5

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   On motion of Alderman Piernas, seconded by Alderman Hall, carried unanimously, the Board
approved the request of Chief Gordon to attend the Mississippi Civil Defense/Emergency
Management Association Mid-Winter Conference in Philadelphia, MS on November 1-3, 2009.
The cost is $293.00 plus use of a City Vehicle. Exhibit F-1

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    Alderman Hall made a motion, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, to hire Joseph Brown at a
salary of $8.50 per hour, effective October 21, 2009, as recommended by the Public Works
Foreman.
Voting Aye: Aldermen Rafferty, Hall and Bang
 Voting Nay: None
 Alderman Piernas abstained.
 Motion carried.

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    On motion of Alderman Rafferty, seconded by Alderman Piernas, carried unanimously, the
Board discussed hiring a Parks & Recreation Clerk at a salary of $9.50 per hour, as recommended
by the Parks & Recreation Director.

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    Alderman Rafferty made a motion, seconded by Alderman Bang, to create the budgeted
position of Recreation Clerk and hire Lacy Macdiarmid at a salary of $9.50 per hour, effective
immediately, as recommended by Parks and Recreation Director.
Voting Aye: Aldermen Rafferty and Bang
 Voting Nay: Alderman Hall
 Alderman Piernas recused himself and physically left the room.
 Motion carried.

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    On motion of Alderman Hall, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the Board
approved the recommendation of WPSCO in reference to the request of Alcide Jeffries, of 211
North Street for an adjustment of $91.30 for 22,000 of water that leaked out when a brace holding a
faucet broke causing the pipe to split. WPSCO recommended denying adjustment for water

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($16.70) and approving adjustment in the amount $74.60 for sewer since the water did not go
through the sewer. Exhibit W-1

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    On motion of Alderman Rafferty, seconded by Alderman Bang, carried unanimously, the
Board approved the recommendation of WPSCO in reference to the request of Don Clausing of
129 Ridgewood Drive for an adjustment to his September bill of $75.57 due to a broken faucet hit
by a car. The 3 month average is 5,000 gallons. WPSCO recommends denying adjustment of water
and approving sewer adjustment in the amount of $18.65 since the water apparently did not go
through the sewer. Exhibit W-2

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    Alderman Rafferty made a motion, seconded by Alderman Hall, to consider approving the
permanent placement or a manufactured building to be used as an office by Pink Marine
Construction at its location in the Industrial Park at 427 Fleitas Avenue subject to be elevated to the
level required to meet all FEMA and MEMA Flood Regulations, as recommended by the Planning
Commission. Exhibit PC-1
Voting Aye: Alderman Rafferty and Bang
 Voting Nay: Alderman Piernas
  Alderman Hall abstained.
  Motion carried.

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   Alderman Piernas made a motion, seconded by Alderman Rafferty to amend the Agenda to
accept the Addendum.
Voting Aye: Aldermen Rafferty, Piernas and Bang
Voting Nay: Alderman Hall
Motion carried.

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    Alderman Piernas made a motion, seconded by Alderman Rafferty to authorize a letter of
support from the City for “Pavilion Place Assisted Living of Pass Christian”. Exhibit ADD-1
Voting Aye: Aldermen Rafferty, Piernas and Bang
Voting Nay: None
 Alderman Hall abstained.
Motion carried.

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   Alderman Piernas made a motion, seconded by Alderman Bang to authorize a letter of support
from the City for Pass Senior Housing (52 units) at the 100 block of East Second Street (Walter
Ketchings) to the Mississippi Development Authority. Exhibit ADD-2

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    Alderman Piernas made a motion, seconded by Alderman Rafferty to authorize a letter of
support to IRD in relation to their grant application for the Rapid Re-hiring Program to provide
financial assistance, case management and data trading to be handled by IRD. ADD-3

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   At this point of the Meeting the Board recognized the Public for comments.




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      On motion of Alderman Piernas, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the
   Board went into Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter in the Code Office.

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      On motion of Alderman Piernas, seconded by Alderman Bang, carried unanimously, the Board
   came out of Executive Session.

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      On motion of Alderman Piernas, seconded by Alderman Bang, carried unanimously, the Board
  directed the City Attorney to interview each employee of the Code Office and report back to the „
  Board in a timely manner.

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       On motion of Alderman Rafferty, seconded by Alderman Hall, carried unanimously, the Board
  went into Executive Session to discuss settlement of potential litigation with George P. Hopkins,
  Inc., East Bathroom – Harbor. (Under construction at the time of Hurricane Katrina.)

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     On motion of Alderman Hall, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the Board
  came out of Executive Session.

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      On motion of Alderman Rafferty, seconded by Alderman Piernas, carried unanimously, the
  Board accepted the recommendation of the City Attorney and directed him to draw the legal
  documents for settlement and bring them back for review at another meeting.

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       On motion of Alderman Hall, seconded by Alderman Rafferty, carried unanimously, the Board
recessed.




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   MAYOR                                            CITY CLERK


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