MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF CONSOLIDATED GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 1 OF TANGIPAHOA PARISH, STATE OF LOUISIANA, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 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 President, Mr. Louis “Nick” Joseph, with the following members present:

CARLO S. BRUNO, BOBBY CORTEZ, LOUIS “NICK” JOSEPH, JOEY MAYEAUX, H.G. “BUDDY” RIDGEL, DAVID VIAL, LIONELL WELLS                                                     

ABSENT:  JAMES BAILEY, HARRY LAVINE

 
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A motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Vial to adopt the minutes of the Regular Meeting dated August 14, 2019, and that they be dispensed and published in the Official Journal of the District as record.  Roll call vote was as follows:

YEAS:             7 (Bruno, Cortez, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 


NAYS:             None


NOT VOTING:  None


ABSENT:        2 (Bailey, Lavine)

 

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A motion was made by Wells and seconded by Mr. Vial to approve the Amendment To Servitude reducing a portion of the existing 100 feet servitude on the north side of Lateral W2:L2H to 30 feet (from bank) on the property owned by Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center.  Roll call was as follows:

YEAS:             7 (Bruno, Cortez, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 


NAYS:             None


NOT VOTING:  None


ABSENT:        2 (Bailey, Lavine)

                                              

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The Administrator reported for Spangler Engineering.  He stated that the Canal Improvements [FY2019] Project is waiting on Corps permits.

 

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A motion was made by Mr. Wells and seconded by Mr. Vial to pay Board Members, Mr. James Bailey and Mr. Harry Lavine, their monthly compensation for the month of August as per Resolution No. 070611, due to medical reasons.

YEAS:             7 (Bruno, Cortez, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells) 


NAYS:             None


NOT VOTING:  None


ABSENT:        2 (Bailey, Lavine)

                                              

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In his report, the Administrator presented the July Financial Report and the Master To Do List and the Permit and Progress Report.  He suggested that a Policy for allowing Amendments to Servitude be established.  A committee of Mr. Bruno, Mr. Cortez and Mr. Ridgel was appointed to meet and report back to the Board regarding the policy for amending servitudes.  A motion was made by Mr. Wells and seconded by Mr. Vial to approve the Administrator’s Report.  Roll call vote was as follows:


YEAS:             7 (Bruno, Cortez, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 


NAYS:             None


NOT VOTING:  None


ABSENT:         2 (Bailey, Lavine)

 

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In legal matters, a motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Mayeaux to enter into Executive Session.  Roll call vote was as follows:


YEAS:             7 (Bruno, Cortez, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 


NAYS:             None


NOT VOTING:  None


ABSENT:        2 (Bailey, Lavine)

                                              

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A motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Vial to end the Executive Session and reconvene the Regular Meeting.  Roll call vote was as follows:
YEAS:             7 (Bruno, Cortez, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 
NAYS:             None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:        2 (Bailey, Lavine)

 

No action was taken in Executive Session.

                                              

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A motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Vial to place on the Agenda, by unanimous vote, to engage Attorney Glen Galbraith to research and work a case involving residents who are obstructing drainage.  Roll call vote was as follows:


YEAS:             7 (Bruno, Cortez, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 


NAYS:             None


NOT VOTING:  None


ABSENT:        2 (Bailey, Lavine)

 

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A motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Vial to approve hiring Attorney Glen Galbraith to research and work a case involving residents who are obstructing drainage.  Roll call vote was as follows:


YEAS:             7 (Bruno, Cortez, Joseph, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Vial, Wells)                 


NAYS:             None


NOT VOTING:  None


ABSENT:        2 (Bailey, Lavine)

 

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

 

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           Stanan Capdeboscq                                                                                   Louis “Nick” Joseph
           Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                           President
Consolidated Gravity Drainage                                                                        Consolidated Gravity Drainage
                District No. 1                                                                                                 District No. 1
           Tangipahoa Parish                                                                                        Tangipahoa Parish

 

 

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