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, SEPTEMBER 30, 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:

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

ABSENT:  CARLO S. BRUNO

 

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A motion was made by Mr. Joseph and seconded by Mr. Mayeux to adopt the minutes of the Regular Meeting dated September 16, 2020, and that they be dispensed and published in the Official Journal of the District as record.  Roll call vote was as follows:

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


NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        1 (Bruno)

 



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Chuck Spangler of Spangler Engineering updated the Board on the Canal Maintenance [FY2020] Project and the Jefferson Cort Drainage Improvements Study.   

 



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A motion was made by Mr. Vial and seconded by Mr. Ingraffia that Units 170 and 706 be declared as surplus and to place for sale on govdeals.com.  Roll call vote was as follows:


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


NAYS:             None


NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        1 (Bruno)

 



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A motion was made by Mr. Vial and seconded by Ms. Hyde to accept the low quote and the Equipment Committee recommendation to purchase a 2020 Kubota Excavator in the amount of $90,440.00 off of State Contract.  Roll call vote was as follows:


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


NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        1 (Bruno)



 

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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 between Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 and Consolidated Gravity Drainage District #4.  Roll call vote was as follows:

YEAS:             8 (Coates, Hyde, Ingraffia, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 
 
NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        1 (Bruno)



 

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A motion was made by Ms. Coates and seconded by Mr. Joseph to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 and Consolidated Gravity  Drainage District #4 providing equipment and personnel to clean a ditch in the vicinity of Duncan Avenue near Amite, LA and a ditch on the campus of Oak Forest Academy.  Roll call vote was as follows:

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

NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        1 (Bruno)

 

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In his report, the Administrator presented the August Financial Report and the Master To Do List and Permit and Progress Report.  A motion was made by Mr. Ingraffia and seconded by Mr. Joseph to approve the Administrator’s Report.  Roll call vote was as follows:

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

NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None


ABSENT:        1 (Bruno)

 

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In Personnel, a motion was made by Mr. Ridgel and seconded by Mr. Vial to accept the Personnel Committee recommendation to amend the Harassment Policy and the Group Insurance Plan for Retirees of the Personnel Policy Manual.  Roll call vote was as follows:

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

NAYS:             None


NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        1 (Bruno)

 

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In Legal Matters, the Board attorney, reported additional information regarding the residents that cannot be contacted that are obstructing a natural drain. 

 

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A motion was made by Mr. Ridgel and seconded by Mr. Joseph to place on the Agenda, by unanimous vote, hiring Attorney Glen Galbraith to pursue legal action against the residents who cannot be contacted that are obstructing a natural drain.  Roll call vote was as follows:

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

NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None

ABSENT:        1 (Bruno)

 

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A motion was made by Mr. Ridgel and seconded by Mr. Joseph to approve hiring attorney Glen Galbraith to pursue legal action against the residents that cannot be contacted that are obstructing a natural drain.  Roll call vote was as follows:

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

NAYS:             None

NOT VOTING:  None


ABSENT:        1 (Bruno)

 

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





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           Stanan Capdeboscq                                                                                          Joey Mayeaux
           Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                           Vice-President
Consolidated Gravity Drainage                                                                          Consolidated Gravity Drainage
                District No. 1                                                                                                 District No. 1
           Tangipahoa Parish                                                                                        Tangipahoa Parish