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............. ,.] I., [Jl] il I ! IJ illJl,ll il :L!llllllll tllt!llllllllllll!llllltl THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, OCTOBER 20, 2011, PAGE A-4 Official Journal The Ponchatoula Times CITY OF PONCHATOULA MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL A regular meeting was held Monday, September 12, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Council members present were Braville LeBlanc, Elouise Conley-D0tey, Jeannemarie Pierson, Melvin Toomer and Vergil Sandifer. Mayor Zabbia called the meeting to order: Mr. Toomer gave the invocation which was followed by the Pledge of Al- legiance. There was no public input. Motion by Mr. LeBlanc, second by Mr. Toomer, to accept the minutes of the August 8, 2011 meeting passed with all voting in favor. October Council meeting was re- scheduled due to Columbus Day Holi- day. Mrs. Pierson motioned, seconded by Mr. Toomer, to reschedule the meet- ing for October 11, 2011 at 6:00pm. All voted in favor. Mrs. Conley-Dotey motioned, sec- onded by Mr. Toomer, to adopt a reso- lution authorizing the sale of various moveable properties that were previ- ously declared as surplus, advertised, and which remain unsold, to be listed without a minimum bid price and sold to the highest bidder. All legal require- ments for the sale have been met. Items will be listed for auction at www.pub- licsurplus.com. All voted in favor of the motion. Mayor Zabbia requested that the Council make two appointments to the Historic District Commission to fill vacancies. It was the recommenda- tion of the City's Main Street Manager to appoint Amber Martinez and Diana DiMaggio; both reside within Pon- chatoula city limits. Terms will be for three (3) years. Mrs. Pieron motioned to appoint Martinez and DiMaggio, Mr. Toomer seconded, and all voted in fa- vor. Mr. Arden Well addressed the Coun- cil regarding the City's Official journal and Police Dept. matters. Mr. Wells stated that the official journal (The Ponchatoula Times) did not report in- formation that was brought up regard- ing the Police Dept. at the August coun- cil meeting. He stated that, he doesn't understand the need for 29 police units in Ponchatoula, the council needs to cut the Police Dept. budget, local residents should be hired first for city jobs, the Council should take steps to account for Police Dept. spending. Mayor Zabbia called for Rights of Personal Privilege. Vergil Sandifer, thanked everyone for attending the meeting, thanked city workers especially the Police Dept, thanked residents for helping keep the ditches clear during the storm, wished everyone a good night. Melvin Toomer thanked everyone for attending the meeting, stated that city employees are installing playground equipment at the city's newest park lo- cated on SE Railroad Ave., and invited everyone to attend future council meet- ings. Braville Leblanc encouraged every- one to spend locally, thanked public works crews for all their work during the tropical storm, reminded everyone to stay prepared for bad weather, asked that everyone pray for all military and law enforcement personnel. Elouise Conley-Dotey thanked ev- eryone for attending the meeting and supporting the council, thanked public works employees for coming out during the tropical storm to take care of drain- age issues and for their work at Tasker Park, asked everyone to continue to at- tend council meetings. Jeannemarie Pierson thanked ev- eryone for attending the meeting, ac- knowledged those who put together a Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Ac- tivity in a 100-Year Floodplain To: All interested Agencies including all Federal, State, Local, Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that the City of Ponchatoula under Part 58 has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and / or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to de- termine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for Sewer System Rehabilitation Improvements under the Office of Community Development / Louisiana Community Block Grant Program. Although the target area includes some areas where flood zones and possible wetlands exist, it is not an- ticipated that any of the proposed work will affect those areas. The total project cost is estimated to be $ 700,000. The City of Ponchatoula has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to re- store and preserve natural and beneficial values: relocate the improve- ments outside the floodplain, no action on needed repairs and proceed with the needed and planned improvements. The City of Ponchatoula has reevaluated the alternatives to building in the [floodplain] and has determined that it has no practicable alternative. Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments. This activity will have no significant impact on the environment for the following tea-- sons: The component parts of the sewer system to be addressed are existing and the proposed work will be done within areas already owned by the City. Natural resources including water, biological and societal resources are not being affected. Construction will be performed using methods so that natural erosion, water quality and ground water recharge are pre- served. No effect on agricultural land or vegetated areas will be reintroduced. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportu- nity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second. an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information-about [floodplains] can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will par- ticipate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. Written comments must be received by the City of Ponchatoula at the following address on or before November 4, 2011: City of Ponchatoula, 125 West Hickory Street, Ponchatoula, LA 70454, (985)-386-0741. Attention: Robert F. Zabbia. Mayor, during the hours of 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Com- ments may also be submitted via email at mayor@cityofponchatoula.com. Publish October 20. 2011 & Mag00aans o/ 00h'OOGEE THE CLOWN (215) 294-5938 community meeting, stated that it was a good opportunity for people to meet police personnel and officials within the community, acknowledged two Eagle Scouts for earning their Eagle rank. Mayor Zabbia announced that trick or treating would take place on Monday, October 31, from 6pm to 8pro, stated that the city is well prepared for bad weather and reminded everyone to stay prepared, encouraged everyone to at- tend Crime Stoppers' Night out Against Crime which will be held on Tuesday, October 4th in Memorial Park form 4pro to 8pro. Mrs. Pierson motioned to adjourn the meeting. All voted in favor. Time 6:16pm. s/Robert F. Zabbia, Mayor s/Tomlyn Poche, City Clerk INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE Notice is hereby given that on Octo- ber 11, 2011 at a regular meeting of the Ponchatoula City Council an ordinance was introduced as follows: GROUND- WATER PROTECTION ORDINANCE. A public hearing will be held on Novem- ber 14, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at a regular meeting of the City Council. Anyone with comments may appear before the council at this time. s/Tomlyn Poche, City Clerk (Published in The Ponchatoula Times October 20, 2011) Placid FROM PAGE A-3 the driver's throat, then pushed him out of the cab. Placid half tackled, half fell on the startled passenger, then retched on him. The puke-covered soldier raised his hands in the air to signify surrender about half a second before the truck left the road. Placid and the soldier were both tossed out, but Frank was able to bring the old vehicle to a stop before it could go into a pretty deep ravine. Thankfully, the large soldier broke Placid's fall. They tum- bled into some brambles togeth- er. Placid's head swam too badly for him to regain his footing. "Padre', I am so sorry." The soldier knelt next to Placid with tears streaming from his eyes. "I did not want them to..." but the rest of the apology was cut off as Frank struck the man down from behind with the stock of a captured rifle. "Was that really necessary?" Placid choked out between dry heaves. Frank looked at him incredu- lously as he angrily threw the rifle down . "Are you kidding me? A half-conscious priest and a severely wounded old fart take on two armed, professional soldiers in a fight for their sur- vival, and you are going to lay there on the ground and com- plain about fair play?" "Touch6" Placid replied as he fought the urge to retch again. TO BE CONTINUED Angelique FROM PAGE A-1 by 15 percent. She instituted an in-house accounting department result- ing in 21 new jobs. Her changes are credited with increasing Jani-King's net profits to $50 million this year, a $4 million from 2010, and the four consec- utive year of growth since she was hired. Along the way, the Pon- chatoula Rotarian started a financial literacy program at D.C. Reeves, an outgrowth of her work with Junior Achieve- ment to send professionals into local third grade classes to chat up financial literacy. As her City Business photo- graph clearly illustrates, she is gorgeous, the mother of a daughter, AnnaBelle, 7, and the wife of Wil Richardson. This St. Joseph School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School graduate is the daughter of Douglas and Johanna "Sissy" Daigle of Pon- chatoula. B dFa00S PAGE A-2 Pereira, Candance Meissner, Charlie Palmisano, Daniel Eh- rensing, Dottle Nelson, George Navarre, Glen Yoes, Jay Dah- met, Jennifer Hanna, Joshua Pavlovich, Patrick Clark, Rick Mecom, Sandy Hoover, Stacie Landry, October 22 - Bradley Thomp- son, Debbie Hoover, Dennis Traylor, Donna Iverstine, Em- ily Owens, Iris Trobona, Jean Brison, Jeffrey Berthelot, Jen- nifer Perrin, Joseph Delatte, June Allen, Kimberly Wells, Larry Campbell, Lo Patterson, Mark Marrero, Sarah Ander- son, Stephen Richardson, Terry Hoyle, Zilphia Edwards, Joice Whiltlow. October 23 - Billy Muller, Brad Laird, Brandon Flatt- mann, Candice Applin, Chris- tine Palmisano, James Fields, Julie Dominguez, Katherine Greenfield, Marti Rottman, Michael Guagliardo, Michael Zeringue, Robby Benson, Rob- ert Stafford, Roland Robert III, Sharon Locicero, Sidney Dunn, Stacey Fletcher, Stacey Myers, Stacey Thompson, Susan Park- er, Tom Reeder, Laine Taylor, October 24 - Bill Wheat Jr, Charles Duvic, George Schmitt, Inez Lavigne, Laura F. Pevey, Leah Dahmer, Randy Bou- dreaux, Ranell Boudreaux, Wilk McKean, Jolene Acy, October 25 - Betty Daigle, Charlene Ayme, Charlie Pitt- man, Colt Joiner, Dana Pembo, Dennis Perrin, Edward Beck, Even Schliegelmeyer, Heather LeSaicherre, Jacob Griffin, Mae David, Mathew Lamp, Mike Basso, Patrick Lowery, Richard T. Broussard, Russ Pottle, Sally Young, Sarah Ladner, Wayne Matherne Sr., Ashley Brown, Nick Cofield October 26 -Adam Price, Bobby Wolfe, Chance Enmon, Cooper Guagliardo, Geoffrey Ehrensing, Greg Nicolosi, Han- na Betz, Jenna Basso, Marie Traylor, Marty McKean, Melis- sa Hanna, Melissa Reese, Salon fringe Annette Notariano LeBell and Carlos Notariano My name is Annette Notariano LeBell, and I am a retired Tangipahoa Parish educator. My career started in 1973 at West Side Middle School in Amite, Louisiana. After teaching there for 15 years, I relocated in 1987 to Ponchatoula and taught for another 18 years. My years at West Side in Amite and D.C. Reeves were most memorable. In those 33 years, I taught many children who are now parents and raising their own families. Perhaps many of you remember me. As a former teacher, who worked hard for the future of her students, I am now asking my former students to complete one more assignment! Carlos Notariano, my brother, is running for Tangipahoa Parish President and I would like for you to vote for him on October 22, 2011. Carlos wants to make this parish a place where you and your children can be proud to call home. Under his leadership, Carlos will begin term limits for the office of parish president; he will bring in industry that will result in more jobs; and Carlos wants to make this parish a place where all people are represented fairly. Please go to the polls and vote for Carlos Notariano Parish President on October 22, 2011 and thank you for all the great memories. Sincerely, Annette Notariano LeBell Paid Political Ad I IV:l  [tl I :/_,1: [,l:ll :/:1 | !.1: I :L-i :l.-11 i! :1  [ ,,- A New Era in Parish Government www.carlos4parishpresident.com www.facebook.comlcarlosnotariano 985.269.0999 i i ...... 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