MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF CONSOLIDATED GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 1 OF TANGIPAHOA PARISH, STATE OF LOUISIANA, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018, 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, LOUIS “NICK” JOSEPH, HARRY LAVINE, JOEY MAYEAUX, H.G. “BUDDY” RIDGEL, LIONELL WELLS

                                               
ABSENT:  JAMES BAILEY, BOBBY CORTEZ, DAVID VIAL

 

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A motion was made by Mr. Mayeaux and seconded by Mr. Wells to adopt the minutes of the Regular Meeting dated July 11, 2018, and that they be dispensed and published in the Official Journal of the District as record.  Roll call vote was as follows: 
YEAS:             6 (Bruno, Joseph, Lavine, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Wells)                 
NAYS:             None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:        3 (Bailey, Cortez, Vial)

 

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A motion was made by Mr. Ridgel and seconded by Mr. Wells to approve the Amendment to Servitude to COCINA, LLC reducing the existing servitude on the northerly side of Lateral W-1 from 100 feet to 35 feet from the West right of way line of Highway 51 to the south property line of the described property, as presented by Mr. Andrew Faller.  Roll call vote was as follows:
YEAS:             6 (Bruno, Joseph, Lavine, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Wells)                 
NAYS:             None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:        3 (Bailey, Cortez, Vial)

                                              

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Mr. Jay Pittman of Spangler Engineering reported that additional information and maps will be presented at the next meeting regarding the additional 48.4 miles to the Canal Improvements [FY2018] project.  A motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Wells to approve Change Order No. One (1) for the Bank Stabilization [FY2016] project in the amount of $6,303.00 bringing the final cost to $1,223,088.00. 
YEAS:             6 (Bruno, Joseph, Lavine, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Wells)                 
NAYS:             None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:        3 (Bailey, Cortez, Vial)

                                              

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A motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Wells to approve Substantial Completion for the Bank Stabilization [FY2016] project.  Roll call vote was as follows:
YEAS:             6 (Bruno, Joseph, Lavine, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Wells)                 
NAYS:             None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:        3 (Bailey, Cortez, Vial)

                                              

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A motion was made by Mr. Ridgel and seconded by Mr. Mayeaux to accept the Equipment Committee recommendation and purchase a 2018 Ford F-150 pick- up truck in the amount of $31,728.46 and a 2018 John Deere 135G excavator in the amount of $169,939.23, off of State Contract. Roll call vote was as follows: 
YEAS:             6 (Bruno, Joseph, Lavine, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Wells)                 
NAYS:             None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:        3 (Bailey, Cortez, Vial)

                                              

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In his report, the Administrator presented the June Financial Report and the Master To Do List and Permit and Progress Report.  A motion was made by Mr. Mayeaux and seconded by Mr. Wells to approve the Administrator’s Report.   Roll call vote was as follows:
YEAS:             6 (Bruno, Joseph, Lavine, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Wells)                 
NAYS:             None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:        3 (Bailey, Cortez, Vial)

         

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A motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Wells to place on the Agenda, by unanimous vote, an executive session to discuss a personnel matter.  Roll call vote was as follows:
YEAS:             6 (Bruno, Joseph, Lavine, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Wells)                 
NAYS:             None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:        3 (Bailey, Cortez, Vial)

                                              

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A motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Wells to enter into executive session to discuss a personnel matter.  Roll call vote was as follows:
YEAS:             6 (Bruno, Joseph, Lavine, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Wells)                 
NAYS:             None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:        3 (Bailey, Cortez, Vial)

                                              

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A motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Wells to end the executive session and reconvene the Regular Meeting.  Roll call vote was as follows:
YEAS:             6 (Bruno, Joseph, Lavine, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Wells)                 
NAYS:             None
NOT VOTING:  None
 ABSENT:        3 (Bailey, Cortez, Vial)

 

No action was taken in executive session.

                                              

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A motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Wells to place on the Agenda, by unanimous vote, to request the board attorney to seek an Attorney General Opinion and Ethics Board Opinion in reference to a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 and Tangipahoa Parish Government regarding engineering services.  Roll call vote was as follows:
YEAS:             6 (Bruno, Joseph, Lavine, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Wells)                 
NAYS:             None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:        3 (Bailey, Cortez, Vial)

                                              

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A motion was made by Mr. Bruno and seconded by Mr. Wells requesting the board attorney to seek an Attorney General Opinion and Ethics Board Opinion in reference to Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 and Tangipahoa Parish Government regarding engineering services.  Roll call vote was as follows:
YEAS:             6 (Bruno, Joseph, Lavine, Mayeaux, Ridgel, Wells)                 
NAYS:             None
NOT VOTING:  None
ABSENT:        3 (Bailey, Cortez, Vial)

                                              

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

 
     

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ATTEST:

_______________________________                                            ________________________________
    
        Stanan Capdeboscq                                                                                    Louis Nick Joseph
        Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                            President
Consolidated Gravity Drainage                                                                 Consolidated Gravity Drainage
              District No. 1                                                                                               District No. 1


 

 

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