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% % 2, /. % OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK 957 East Pine Street- Ponchatoula, LA Owner Jeff Wiggins Y CITY OF PONCHATOULA MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011, PAGE 5 A regular meeting was held Monday, August 8, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council :~ ~ Chambers at City Hall in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. ~~" • grew significantly faster in the Council members present were Braville LeBlanc, Elouise Conley-Dotey, Jean- FROM PAGE04 cells where we blocked the pro- duction of Nischarin. Tumor nemarie Pierson, Melvin Toomer and Vergil Sandifer. movement, this current study growth and metastasis were Mayor Zabbia called the meeting to order. Mr. LeBlanc gave the invocation examines the presence and lev- also reduced in the samples which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. els of Nischarin in breast cancer where we manipulated the tumor tissue from 300 women There was no public input. as well as nbrmal breast tissueoverproduction of Nischarin. Our research shows that Nis- Motion by Mrs. Conley-Dotey, second by Mr. Sandifer, to accept the minutes of samples. The researchers also charin can function as a tumor the July 11, 2011 meeting passed with all voting in favor. generated derivatives of human metastatic breast cancer cells suppressor of breast cancer, in- Dr. Karen Carter Introduced Mr. Herb Holloway and Mr. Bill Joubert. Mr. Hol- to test by manipulating the pro- hibiting breast cancer progres- loway presented the results and recommendations of the 2010 Ponchatoula shop- tein in a mouse model, sion." ping survey conducted by SLU's Business Research Center. The survey was con- The research team also de- ducted from November 2010 through January of 2011. The study was conducted to gather information and determine ways to increase retail activity in Ponchatoula. "We found that normal hu- scribes the regulation of Nis- Mr. Joubert stated that he would be meeting with members of the Chamber to dis- man breast tissue samples had charin and reports the genetic cuss a"shop local" campaign. statistically significantly high- mechanism by which this pro- er levels of Nischarin compared tein suppressed breast tumor Mayor Zabbia opened the public hearing forAN ORDINANCE TOAMENDAR- with tumor tissue samples," growth, information that could TICLE II, RETAIL DEALERS PERMIT, OFTITLE 6,ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. notes Dr. Alahari, "and tumors Mayor Zabbia asked the Council to postpone a vote on the ordinance in order to be used to target new treatmentreview the matter further. Motion by Mrs. Pierson to postpone the matter indefi- nitely, seconded by Mr. Toomer, passed with all voting in favor. COH I ITy RALLY FOR PONCHATOULA HIGH FOOTBALL TEAH *Str berrF 6rounds Mayor Zabbia opened the public hearing for AN ORDINANCE TO REQUIRE THAT ALL SALES TAXES DUE AND ANY INTEREST OR PENALTIES DUE BE PAID IN FULL AND A CERTIFICATE OF PAYMENT AND/OR A CERTIFI- CATE OF NO AMOUNTS DUE MUST BE OBTAINED FROM THE TANGIPAHOA PARISH SCHOOL BOARD SALES TAX COLLECTION OFFICE IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR OR RENEW AN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE. There was no public comment. Mayor Zabbia asked that the title be amended to AN ORDINANCE TO REQUIRE THAT ALL SALES TAXES DUE AND ANY INTEREST OR PENAL- TIES DUE BE PAID IN FULL AND A CERTIFICATE OF PAYMENT AND/OR A CERTIFICATE OF NO AMOUNTS DUE MUST BE OBTAINED FROM THE TANGIPAHOA PARISH SCHOOL BOARD SALES TAX COLLECTION OFFICE FOR ANY DELINQUENT BUSINESS IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR OR RENEW AN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE and that the word "delinquent" be added before "applicant" in Section 90-325, paragraphs A and B, so only delinquent businesses would have to obtain clearance and not businesses that~pay as required. Mr. Toomer requested that the council be provided with updates of delinquent businesses. Mo- tion by Mrs. Pierson to adopt with amendments, seconded by Mr. Toomer, passed with all voting in favor. Motion by Mrs. Dotey, second by Mr. LeBlanc, to pass a resolution declaring various items owned by the city as surplus property and for sale to the highest bid- der passed with all voting in favor. Mr. Arden Wells addressed the council regarding hiring of Police personnel. He stated that 18 of 28 employees do not reside in the City of Ponchatoula. His con- cerns are people within the city are losing jobs to those who do not live here, if these Officers take vehicles home they are costing the city additional money by commut- ing, and Police presence is the city is lost. He stated that ff Police Officers lived within the city they would be present at all times, they would get to know people in the community, and this hurts police community relations because Police Officers are strangers to the people in the city. He stated that the protection and community relations of the people in the city should come first, not Mr. Layrisson's political career. He can't understand Mr. Layrisson's vehicle allowance of $900.00 when he lives 7/10 of a mile from work. He stated that the council needed to get some control over the Police Department and he will be requesting some additional information and would present the results at a later date. Mayor Zabbia called for Rights of Personal Privilege. Jeannemarie Pierson thanked everyone for attending the meeting, thanked Mr. Wells for standing up and speaking his mind as sometimes it is difficult to take on controversial issues, thanked all who were involved with the shopping survey and is grateful to have the helpful information, stated that she attended an LMA convention and learned of www.~eauxbiz.com which contains information about starting a business in LA, and stated that she obtained some good information that she would be sharing with fellow council members. Elouise Conley-Dotey thanked Mr: Wells for his comments and stated she shares some of his concerns, stated residents in Ponchatoula deserve job opportu- nities first, stated while attending the LMA Convention she learned that Elmer's Candy Co. was having an issue retaining some of their workforce and that anyone looking for employment may want to inquire at Elmer's, thanked everyone for at- tending the meeting and encouraged future participation, stated she obtained good information that she would be sharing with fellow council members, and thanked the city for the opportunity to attend the LMA conference. Braville Leblanc thanked the Ponchatoula Chamber and SLU for the shopping study and looks forward to the recommendations they make, encouraged everyone to spend locally, reminded everyone to stay prepared for bad weather, asked that residents help keep drains and catch basins clear of debris, and wished everyone a happy Labor Day weekend. Melvin Toomer thanked everyone for attending the meeting, asked the Mayor if at all possible that the city give the city workers a pay raise because it's hot outside and they're working hard and doing a good job. 6pro Licensed. Bonded • Insured Abs I TERMITES . MOLD • CERTIFICATES l Vergil Sandifer, thanked city workers for their help with drainage problems, reminded everyone that school is starting soon and to be careful of children on and around the roadways. Mayor Zabbia echoed Mr. Sandifer's comments on school starting, traffic will be increasing and encouraged everyone to watch for children on and around the road- ways, congratulated the Dixie Angels Softball Team for their World Series Cham- pionship and invited everyone to the Community Center on August 12 to celebrate their victory, stated that phase II of the Pedestrian Project was completed and that the two Safe Routes m School Projects around Tucker Elementary and Ponchatoula Junior High came in under bid and hopefully would be beginning within the next couple of months. Mrs. Conley-Dotey motioned to adjourn the meeting. All voted in favor. Time 6:40pm. s/Robert F. Zabbia, Mayor sfromlyn Poche, City Clerk .m W. 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Night Out Against Crime Oct. 4 here Crime Stoppers of Tangipa- hoa in partnership with the Ponchatoula Jaycees and oth- ers is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Tangi & St. Helena Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, October 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Park (home of the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival) in Ponchatoula, LA. The event will be free to°the public. October is also National Crime Prevention Month. Tip Line 1-800-554-5245. Your Pool, Our re utation, Official Journal The Ponchatoula Times A meeting of the Historic District Commission to consider sig- nage for 129 E Pine St.. will be held on September 27, 2011 at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Festival and its sponsors. • The one-mile Run/Walk be- FROM PAGE 4 gins at 10:30 a.m. at Highway A highlight of the festival is 51 and E. 6th Street, near the the Louisiana Wild Game Cook-Independence police station. Off featuring only Louisiana Registration begins at 10 a.m. wild game. 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