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Official Journal The Ponc[atou[a 'Times CITY OF PONCHATOULA MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL A regular meeting was held Monday, December 12, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall in Ponchatoula. Loui- siana. Council members present were Braville LeBlarm, Jeannemarie Pierson. Melvin Toomer and Vergil Sandifer. Elouise Conley-Dotey was absent. Mayor Zabbia called the meeting to order. Mr. Toomer gave the invocation which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. There was no public input. A Motion by Mr. LeBlanc. seconded by Mr. Toomer, to accept the minutes of the November 14. 2011 meeting passed with all voting in favor. Mr. Toomer motioned to issue an alcohol Permit to City Light's LLC located at 138 N. 6th St. for 2011 and 2012 calendar years. Motion was seconded by Mr. LeBlanc. All voted in favor. Mayor Zabbia called for Council Members Rights of Personal Privilege. Vergil Sandifer thanked everyone for attending the meeting, thanked city employees for their hard work, stated that he saw the layout for the new sidewalk project around Tucker and PJHS, it will include 5 ft sidewalks which can be used as a walking path for people wishing to exercise, he congratulated and thanked Mayor Zabbia and the employees at City Hall who applied for the grant to fund the sidewalk project, and wished everyone a Merry Christ- mas. Melvin Toomer congratulated the council members who quali- fied without opposition, thanked Mr. Robert Wells who donated his time to lay bricks at the new park on SE RR Ave.. he stated that a plaque would be installed recognizing Mr. Wells' contribution to the park, and thanked everyone for attending the meeting. Braville Leblanc thanked city employees for their work espe- cially the crews who decorated the city for the holiday season, encouraged everyone to spend locally, reminded everyone to use space heaters carefully and keep flammables away, encouraged everyone to have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. reminded everyone to continue to help keep ditches clear of leaves and debris, keep service members in your prayers during the holi- day season. , drive safely during the holidays, and wished every- one a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Jeannemarie Pierson thanked everyone for attending the meet- ing, congratulated council members who will be serving the next term, and wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Mayor Zabbia congratulated council members who will be serv- ing the next term including Debra Hils who has been active in city business and in the community on several topics and stated he looks forward to working with her, wished everyone a safe and Happy Holiday Season and keep in mind the reason we celebrate the holiday. Mr. LeBlanc motioned to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed with all voting in favor. Time 6:08pm. s/Robert F. Zabbia, Mayor sfromlyn Poche. City Clerk Jazzing the river Sherman Bernard on keyboard, Lloyd Cambre on drums with "Jumpin Jerry" Jumonville on tenor at BooPaLu's Sunday afternoon on the Tickfaw River. (Times Photo) THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, JANUARY 26, 2012, PAGE 5 Longtime local developer celebrates birthday Coach Bill Johnson on Sunday celebrated his 87th birth- day surrounded by family members and friends. (Times Photo) Unlimited Renovations & Lawn Service Licensed Bonded Insured t00l)s Painting Pressure Washing Repairs Lawn Service Landscaping Free Estimates John Johnson 985.517.8919 Termite Control Inc ] ...... TE,MITES. ,OLO. CERTWlCAT, ] N.,o,., W. David Fleming No,,o,. (504} 522.2400 (985) 386.BUGS Celebration Ann Hodges is pictured with Bill Johnson on the oc- casion of his 87th birthday on Sunday. (Times Photo) We Lease, Rent, or Sell Carts We Carry New & Used Carts We Can Repair and Customize All Brands of Golf Carts Pool Cleaning Sewice is Available We Sell Ab,ve-ground Pools (Special Pricing) We Change Pool Liners We Carry Regal & Pro-Team Chemicals Pro-Team Chemicals E00Polaris Your pool, Our reputation, pas Mention this ad [or  Special 5% Discount on Ml Pool Chemicals 7% Discount on Spas