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PUBLIC NOTICE Bids will be accepted by the Board of Commissioners of the Tan- gipahoa Parish Rural Fire Protection District No. 2 of Tangipahoa Parish, State of Louisiana, c/o Dennis Crocker, Fire Administrator, Post Office Box 215, Amite, Louisiana, 70422, until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014, for selection of a fiscal agent to enter into a three (3) year fiscal agency contract for the deposit of funds belonging to the Tangipahoa Parish Rural Fire Protection District No'. 2. Inter- ested parties may obtain bid specifications by contacting Dennis Crocker, Fire Administrator, at (985) 969-8485. Published : December 4, 2014 December 11, 2014 December 18,2014 Official Journal The Poncbatoula Times CITY OF PONCHATOULA MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL A regular meeting was held Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Council members present were Braville LeBlanc, Debra Hills, Jeannemarie Piersor,, Melvin Toomer, and Vergil Sandifer. Mayor Zabbia called the meeting to order. Mrs. Hills gave the invocation which was fol:Lowed by the Pledge of Allegiance. There was no public input. Mr. LeBlanc motioned to accept the minutes of the October 14, 2014 meeting. Mr. Sandifer seconded the motion which carried with all voting in favor. Jeremy Peltier presented the October 2014 Fire Dept. activity report. He stated there were 16 fire calls consisting of 3 structure fires, 3 false alarms, and 10 other. There were 131 EMS calls consisting of 14 auto accidents, and 117 other emergency calls. Mrs. Pierson motioned to pass a resolution authorizing Mayor Zabbia to so- licit bid.s, and execute all necessary documents for implementation/installation of a SCADA system for continuous monitoring of the city's sewer, potable water, and sewer treatment systems. Motion was seconded by Mr. LeBlanc. Motion carried with all voting in favor. Mrs Pierson motioned to pass a resolution authorizing Mayor Zabbia to acquire a parcel of property located in the 200 block of W. Hickory St. (Wagner property). Motion was seconded by Mr. LeBlanc. Mr. Toomer motioned to table the matter until a second appraisal could be obtained and appraisals could be submitted to the council. Mayor Zabbia stated that an appraisal had been done and a review appraisal would be conducted. Motioned to table died for lack of second. Motion to pass as presented carried with LeBlanc, Hills, Pierson, and Sandifer voting in favor and Tocmer voting against. Mayor Zabbia called for Council Members Rights of Personal Privilege. Jearmemarie Pierson thanked everyone for attending; thanked Veterans for their service; and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Debra Hills thanked everyone for attending the meeting; and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Braville LeBlanc thanked Veterans for their service; thanked everyone who supported Antique Trade Days and asked that everyone continue to support local merchants; reminded everyone to have heaters inspected and use precaution while using heaters; and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Melvin Toomer thanked everyone for attending; thanked Veterans for their service; and acknowledged Glenn Westmoreland, candidate for Family Judge, and Deuce McAllister, former New Orleans Saint, in the audience. Vergil Sandifer thanked everyone for attending the meeting, thanked Veterans for their service; and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Mayor Zabbia congratulated the PHS football team and wished them luck in th the play-offs; remineeveryonefthe Christmas iightingon December 5 and the parade 9n December 13 th (parade may be Cheded dependetW0n the high school Tangipahoa Parish Rural Fire Protection District No. 2 football playoffs); reminded everyone of the raising of the flags at 7am on Veterans Day; stated that the city received proposals for solid waste and recycling services for the new 2015 contract; and thanked everyone for attending the meeting. Mr. LeBlanc motioned to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Mrs. Pier- son. Motion passed with all voting in favor. Time 6:17 pm. s/Robert F. Zabbia, Mayor s/Tomlyn Poche, City Clerk SOUTH TANGIPAHOA PARISH PORT COMMISSION Official Journal The Poncbatoula Times SOUTH TANGIPAHOA PARISH PORT COMMISSION TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014 - 12:00 NOON MINUTES - Re-Scheduled REGULAR MEETING President Don Boihem called the, Re-Scheduled, meeting to order on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at the office of the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission, 163 W. Hickory Street, Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Helen Muller gave the invocation and Commissioner Bill Joubert followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. Commissioners Present: Don Boihem, Ernest Drake, III, Daryl Ferrara, Bill Joubert and Lucas Watkins Absent: None Others Present: Patrick Dufresne, Port Director; Helen MUller, Secretary; Bill Poland, Andre Coudrain, Stacey Neal, Gujja Ranjit, Mike Patorno, Don Ellzey and Bryan T. McMahan, The Ponchatoula Times All visitors were introduced and welcomed. Hearing no public comments, the president then asked for a motion to adopt the October meeting agenda. It was moved Commission Joubert and seconded by Commissioner Watkins that the Commission approve the November 18, 2014 Agenda, as presented. Mo- tion passed. Yeas 5: Boihem, Drake, Ferrara, Joubert and Watkins Nays: None Absent: None APPROVAL OF MINUTES It was moved by Commissioner Drake and seconded by Commissioner Ferrara that the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission adopt the minutes, as present- ed, of its Regular Meeting held, October 21, 2014. Motion passed. Yeas 5: Boihem, Drake, Ferrara, Joubert and Watkins Nays: None Absent: None TREASURER'S REPORT: Treasurer Watkins presented the financials for the period ending October 31, 2014, reporting that the total revenues were $29,448,93 and the total expenses were $24,384,26 leaving a net income of $5,064.67. Hearing no additions or deletions, a motion for approval of the October financials, as presented, was made by Com- missioner Joubert and seconded by Commissioner Ferrara. Motion passed. Yeas 5: Boihem, Drake, Ferrara, Joubert and Watkins Nays: None Absent: None OLD BUSINESS: 1. DOTD - Port Priority State Project: SPN 578-53-0012 (321) Bulkhead, Lay-down Area, and Dredging Project The port director, Patrick Dufresne, introduced Mike Patorno and Gujja Ranjit with URS Corporation who gave a brief project summary reporting that the pro- posed Bulkhead project design plans are near completion with the possibility that the bid packets may be ready to be let in the month of December. Other topics discussed in regards to the project were the following: required permit amendments, harbor dredging, future Capital Outlay request and Port Pri- ority applications, wetland exemptions, future water bottom exemptions, 12' and 14' drafts in waterways and Notice to Proceed with bid advertising. 2. Prospective Tenant (s) Project Research Update Port director Patrick Dufresne and Bill Poland, Port Marketing Consultant reported on the recent meeting with various marketing personnel to discuss a terminal marketing plan. They provided an update on the crude oil marketing presentation pertaining to barge entrance into Lake Pontchartrain and North and South Pass. Discuss were the following matters: price of crude, long term projects, dredging the channel, continuation of rail service, update marketing presentation maps, seagoing barge drafts. In conclusion, the port director announced that the Polymer marketing presentation was completed and he extended thanks to Bill Joubert and the Southeastern Research Business Center for their help and assistance. The marketing presentation is for the pur- pose of illustration the logistics advantages of trans-loading polymer pellets/resin and for handling potential PVC Pipe at the Port Manchac intermodal terminal. 3.) Invoice Payment Approval Treasurer Watkins presented for the Commissioner's review and payment ap- proval the following November invoices: a) Bill Poland, Consultant, Month of September, 2014-Amt. $500.00 b) Cashe Coudrain & Sandage Inv. 99611 Amt. $227.50 THE TIMES, DECEMBER 18 , 2014, PAGE 5 c) URS Inv# 5987819 - FP&C 36P3331201 Professional Services (Period Ending 8/15/2014) Amt. $7,195.00 It was moved by Commissioner Joubert, seconded by Commission Drake that the Commission approves payment on the invoices as presented by Treasurer Wat- kins. Motion passed. Yeas 5: Boihem, Drake, Ferrara, Joubert and Watkins Nays: None Absent: None New Business: 1. Approval of the Proposed 2015 Budget for Public Hearing Discussed was the meeting schedule for a Public Hearing in regards to the Pro- posed 2015 Budget. It was moved by Commissioner Ferrara and seconded by Commissioner Wat- kins that the Commission approve having the public hearing on the 2015 Budget the same day as its regular meet- ing at 12:00 noon on December 9, 2014, prior to its regular meeting. Motion passed. Call vote: Yeas 5: Boihem, Drake, Ferrara, Joubert and Watkins Nays: None Ab- sent: None 2. Public Hearing & Regular Meeting Date It was moved by Commissioner Ferrara, seconded by Commissioner Drake that the Commission authorize the publishing of the Public Hearing Notice for the adop- tion of the 2015 Proposed Budget, as required by Louisiana Law, in its official jour- nal of record the Ponchatoula Times on the following dates: November 20,27 and December 4, 2014. Motion passed. Yeas 5: Boihem, Drake, Ferrara, Joubert and Watkins Nays: None Absent: None 3. Executive session pursuant to LSA RS 42.6-1 To Discuss Confidential Acqui- sitions. There was no need to have an executive session at this time to discuss land acquisition. There was no need to proceed with an executive session at this time. Remarks: The port director thanked everyone for attending the meeting and announced that the two vacancies on the Commission were still pending, for various reasons, and hopefully by the first of the year we'll be hearing from the governor's office. Commissioner Ferrara expressed his thanks and appreciation, from an econom- ic development view, to everyone involved in making sure that the infrastructure projects for port improvements that are being done today will be good for many years to come in the future plans. President Boihem thanked everyone for taking time out of their busy schedule to attend the meeting and to keep in mind that it'll take time to accomplish the future vision for the port terminal. It was moved by Commissioner Farrera and seconded by Drake that the meet- ing be adjourned. Motion passed. Motion passed. Call vote: Yeas 5: Boihem, Drake, Ferrara, Joubert and Watkins Nays: None Absent: None The meeting was adjourned at 12:40 p.m. Daryl Ferrara, Secretary PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TANGIPAHOA PARISH RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 2 WILL MEET IN REGULAR SESSION ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE TPC, TANGIPAHOA PARISH COURTHOUSE ANNEX, 206 EAST MULBERRY STREET, AMITE, LA. AGENDA TANGIPAHOA PARISH RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 2 REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 22, 2014 1) Call to Order 2) Roll-Call 3) Public Input - Anyone Wishing to Address any Agenda Item 4) Adoption of Minutes of Special Meeting dated November 19, 2014 and Regular Meeting dated November 24, 2014 5) Eighth Ward Fire Matters- a) Approval of Substantial Completion- Addition to Station b) Approval of Part Time to Full Time Personnel Change 6) Ponchatoula Fire Matters- a) Approval of Part Time Hire 7) Independence Fire Matters- a) Approval of Two Full Time Hires 8) Approval of Bid for Fiscal Agent 9) Adoption of Policy and Procedure Manual 10) Adoption of 2015 Contract 11) Administrators Report 12) Other Fire Matters 13) Adjourn S/Greg Varnado, President T. P. Rural Fire District No. 2 POSTED December 18, 2014 S/Kristen Pecararo, Secretary T. P. 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