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 15, 2019, 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 Vice-President, Mr. Carlo S. Bruno, with the following members present:

JAMES BAILEY, CARLO S. BRUNO, BOBBY CORTEZ, JOEY MAYEAUX, H.G. “BUDDY” RIDGEL, DAVID VIAL, LIONELL WELLS                                                  

ABSENT:  LOUIS “NICK” JOSEPH, HARRY LAVINE,

 
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A motion was made by Mr. Wells and seconded by Mr. Vial to adopt the minutes of the Regular Meeting dated April 24, 2019, and that they be dispensed and published in the Official Journal of the District as record.  With no opposition, motion carried.

 
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A motion was made by Mr. Wells and seconded by Mr. Cortez to accept the Finance Committee Report and pay all presented expenditures for the month of April 2019.  Roll call vote was as follows:

 
YEAS:               6 (Bailey, Bruno, Cortez, Mayeaux, Vial, Wells)                 
NAYS:               None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:          3 (Joseph, Lavine, Ridgel)

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 Mr. Chuck Spangler of Spangler Engineering reported that the permitting for the Canal Improvements [FY2019] Project is still being processed.  He is gathering information for future work on W1 Main (Yellow Water River).

                                         
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Mr. Bruno read Resolution No. 051519 in its entirety.  A motion was made by Mr. Vial and seconded by Mr. Bailey to adopt Resolution No. 051519* setting the millage rates for the year 2019 and authorizing the Administrator to sign said Resolution and Affidavit** attesting to same.  Roll call vote was as follows:

 
YEAS:               6 (Bailey, Bruno, Cortez, Mayeaux, Vial, Wells)                 
NAYS:               None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:           3 (Joseph, Lavine, Ridgel)
               
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   “Item 14” was moved up on the Agenda.  A motion was made by Mr. Bailey and seconded by Mr. Wells to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 4 by providing equipment and personnel to clean an existing drainage canal in the vicinity of Old US 51 at its intersection with New US 51 with Drainage District No. 4 reimbursing CGDD1 for operating expenses related to this activity.  Roll Call was as follows:

 
YEAS:               6 (Bailey, Bruno, Cortez, Mayeaux, Vial, Wells)                 
NAYS:               None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:          3 (Joseph, Lavine, Ridgel)
                                   
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A motion was made by Mr. Wells and seconded by Mr. Vial to approve and accept the 2018 Annual Financial Report as prepared by James Lambert Riggs & Associates, Inc.  Roll call vote was as follows:

 YEAS:              7 (Bailey, Bruno, Cortez, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 
NAYS:               None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:          2 (Joseph, Lavine)
                                            
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A motion was made by Mr. Wells and seconded by Mr. Vial to approve and accept the 2018 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:               7 (Bailey, Bruno, Cortez, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 
NAYS:               None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:          2 (Joseph, Lavine)
                                              
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In his report, the Administrator presented the Master To Do List and the Permit and Progress Report.  He stated that during the recent heavy rains that some trees were down in the Natalbany River and that he will be in communication with the contractor about removing them.  He requested to attend the Gulf States Engineering Conference to be held in June.  A motion was made by Mr. Cortez and seconded by Mr. Wells to approve the Administrator’s Report.  Roll call vote was as follows:


YEAS:               7 (Bailey, Bruno, Cortez, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 
NAYS:               None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:          2 (Joseph, Lavine)
                                             
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A motion was made by Mr. Bailey and seconded by Mr. Vial to place on the Agenda by unanimous vote, a request from Dennis Crocker, Administrator of the Tangipahoa Parish Rural Fire Protection District Number 2, to conduct collapsed building training on and around the rip rap pile located on CGDD1 property.  Roll call vote was as follows:
 

YEAS:               7 (Bailey, Bruno, Cortez, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 
NAYS:               None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:          2 (Joseph, Lavine)
                                      
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A motion was made by Mr. Bailey and seconded by Mr. Vial to approve the  request from Dennis Crocker, Administrator of the Tangipahoa Parish Rural Fire Protection District Number 2, to conduct collapsed building training on and around the rip rap pile located on CGDD1 property, after an Intergovernmental Agreement with a hold harmless agreement is executed.  Roll call vote was as follows:

 
YEAS:               7 (Bailey, Bruno, Cortez, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 
NAYS:               None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:          2 (Joseph, Lavine)
                                            
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 In Commissioners’ Privileges, there were numerous positive comments regarding calls received thanking the Board and staff for work completed.
 
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 With no further business appearing, on motion by Mr. Ridgel and seconded by Mr. Vial, the Commissioners of CGDD1 adjourned.

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           Stanan Capdeboscq                                                                                           Carlo S. Bruno
           Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                            Vice-President
Consolidated Gravity Drainage                                                                           Consolidated Gravity Drainage
                District No. 1                                                                                                    District No. 1
           Tangipahoa Parish                                                                                         Tangipahoa Parish