MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF CONSOLIDATED GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 1 OF TANGIPAHOA PARISH, STATE OF LOUISIANA, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2020, AT 5:00 P.M., AT THE DOMICILE OF THE DRAINAGE DISTRICT LOCATED AT 48571 HIGHWAY 51 NORTH, TICKFAW, LOUISIANA.

  

The Board of Commissioners of Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 of Tangipahoa Parish, State of Louisiana, met on the above date in Regular Session and was called to order by the President, Mr. Lionell Wells, with the following members present:

CARLO S. BRUNO, KIM COATES, BRIGETTE D. HYDE, JOHN G. INGRAFFIA, LOUIS “NICK” JOSEPH, JOEY MAYEAUX, H.G. “BUDDY” RIDGEL, DAVID VIAL, LIONELL WELLS                                                        

ABSENT:  NONE

 

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A motion was made by Mr. Vial and seconded by Mr. Joseph to adopt the minutes of the Regular Meeting dated May 27, 2020, and that they be dispensed and published in the Official Journal of the District as record.  Roll call vote was as follows:

YEAS:    9 (Bruno, Coates, Hyde, Ingraffia, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 


NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        None

 

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A motion was made by Mr. Joseph and seconded by Mr. Bruno to accept the Finance Committee Report and pay all presented expenditures for the month of May 2020.  Roll call vote was as follows:

YEAS:    9 (Bruno, Coates, Hyde, Ingraffia, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 

NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        None

 

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Mr. Lane Beaird presented Drainage Plans for Rocky’s Premier Auto Carwash.  Mr. Howard Schwamb of Harvey Lavigne Road spoke.  A motion was made by Mr. Ridgel and seconded by Mr. Mayeaux to approve the Drainage Plans for Rocky’s Premier Auto Carwash contingent upon the receipt of the Jurisdictional Determination from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Roll call vote was as follows:

YEAS:    9 (Bruno, Coates, Hyde, Ingraffia, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 

NAYS:             None


NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        None

 

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A motion was made Mr. Vial and seconded by Ms. Hyde to approve and accept the 2019 Annual Financial Report as prepared by James Lambert Riggs & Associates, Inc.  Roll call vote was as follows:

YEAS:    9 (Bruno, Coates, Hyde, Ingraffia, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 

NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None


ABSENT:        None

 

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A motion was made by Mr. Vial and seconded by Mr. Mayeaux to approve and accept the 2019 Annual Audit and the Statewide Agreed Upon Procedures Engagement as presented by Mr. Paul Riggs of James Lambert Riggs & Associates, Inc.  Mr. Riggs reported that it was a clean, good, A+ Audit and that there were no findings.  Roll call vote was as follows:

YEAS:    9 (Bruno, Coates, Hyde, Ingraffia, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 

NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        None

 



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Chuck Spangler of Spangler Engineering presented a large-scale map and an overview of drainage issues in Jefferson Court Subdivision. 

 




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A motion was made by Mr. Vial and seconded by Mr. Joseph designating The Daily Star as the Official Journal of the District for 2020-2021.  Roll call vote was as follows:

YEAS:    9 (Bruno, Coates, Hyde, Ingraffia, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                  

NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        None

 

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A motion was made by Ms. Coates and seconded by Ms. Hyde designating Mr. Kiley Bates as CGDD1 Records Officer with the Secretary of State.  Roll call vote was as follows:


YEAS:    9 (Bruno, Coates, Hyde, Ingraffia, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                  

NAYS:             None

 NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        None

 

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A motion was made by Mr. Joseph and seconded by Mr. Mayeaux to place on the Agenda, by unanimous vote, an Intergovernmental Agreement with Drainage District #4.  Roll call vote was as follows:

YEAS:    9 (Bruno, Coates, Hyde, Ingraffia, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 
 
NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        None

 

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A motion was made by Mr. Joseph and seconded by Mr. Bruno to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 and Drainage District #4 providing equipment and personnel to clean a ditch in the vicinity of Capace Road, Independence, LA.  Roll call vote was as follows:

YEAS:    9 (Bruno, Coates, Hyde, Ingraffia, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 

NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        None

 



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In his report, the Administrator presented the Master To Do List and the Permit and Progress Report and suggested that current Development Drainage Requirements be reviewed.  Mr. Wells appointed a committee to review and report back to the Board.  This Committee will be made up of the same members who sit on the Tangipahoa Parish Regulations Committee and will meet on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. at the Tangipahoa Parish Government Building in Amite, LA.  A motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Joseph to approve the Administrator’s Report.  Roll call vote was as follows:

YEAS:    9 (Bruno, Coates, Hyde, Ingraffia, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 

NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        None

 

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In Legal Matters, the Board Attorney reviewed and answered questions regarding the Right of Access for Maintenance.

 

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In Commissioners’ Privileges, Mr. Bruno requested that further explanation be given for interested constituents regarding permitting from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers following the meeting.  Ms. Deborah Daigle addressed the Board regarding flooding on Harvey Lavigne Road.  Ms. Coates requested that an attorney letter be sent to the owner of an abandoned apartment complex in her district.

 

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With no further business appearing, on motion by Mr. Joseph and seconded by Mr. Vial, the Commissioners of CGDD1 adjourned.

 

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           Stanan Capdeboscq                                                                                       Lionell Wells 
           Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                           President
Consolidated Gravity Drainage                                                                        Consolidated Gravity Drainage
                District No. 1                                                                                                 District No. 1
           Tangipahoa Parish                                                                                        Tangipahoa Parish

 

Consolidated Gravity

Drainage District #1