Consolidated Gravity

Drainage District #1

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF CONSOLIDATED GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 1 OF TANGIPAHOA PARISH, STATE OF LOUISIANA, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 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 April 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 to pay all presented expenditures for the month of April 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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A motion was made by Mr. Joseph and seconded by Mr. Vial to enter into Executive Session.  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 Ms. Coates to end the Executive Session and reconvene the Regular Meeting.  Roll call vote was as follows:

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

NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        None

No action was taken in Executive Session.

 

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Mr. Billy Taylor of McLin Taylor presented Drainage Plans for Gulf Coast Cabinetry.  Numerous residents of Bass Lakes II Subdivision spoke in opposition to the development.  A motion was made by Vial and seconded by Ms. Coates to table this matter and follow the recommendations of the Tangipahoa Parish Planning Commission.  This motion was rescinded by Mr. Vial.  After further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Mayeaux and seconded by Mr. Joseph to approve the Drainage Plans for Gulf Coast Cabinetry contingent upon Gulf Coast Cabinetry obtaining approval from the Tangipahoa Parish Planning Commission on the Division of Property, receipt of approved and signed Amended Plat of Bass Lakes II Subdivision, and receipt of the Wetlands Mitigation Documentation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Roll call vote was as follows:

YEAS:             8 (Bruno, Hyde, Ingraffia, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 


NAYS:             1 (Coates)

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        None

 

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Mr. Chuck Spangler of Spangler Engineering reported that the Canal Improvements [FY2020] Project is waiting on permits from the U.S. Corps of Engineers.  He also stated that information is being collected and studied about drainage issues in Jefferson Court Subdivision.

 

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A motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Joseph to adopt the Amendment of Servitude Policy as presented, effective June 1, 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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A motion was made by Mr. Ridgel and seconded by Mr. Bruno to approve the monthly compensation for the month of March for Board Member, Ms. Brigette D. Hyde, as per Resolution No. 070611, due to medical reasons.  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. Ingraffia and seconded by Mr. Bruno to rescind the requirement to acquire a hold harmless letter from property owners of Pecan Grove Subdivision excluding the 24 feet ditch from the drainage plans regarding Audubon Trace of Robert.  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 March Financial Report and the Master To Do List and Permit and Progress Report.  A motion was made by Mr. Ingraffia and seconded by Mr. Bruno 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 Personnel, a motion was made by Mr. Ridgel and seconded by Mr. Mayeaux to approve the Administrator’s Employment Contract effective June 1, 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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The Personnel Committee informed the Board that the District would be accepting employment applications for an operator.

 

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With no further business appearing, on motion by Mr. Ingraffia and seconded by Ms. Coates, 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