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Acadian Cypress using Port Manchac Included in the photo for the Acadian Hardwoods & Cy- press rail shipment project at Port Manchac are (left to right): South Tangipahoa Port Commission President-Elect for 2011 Mark Griggs, Acadian Cypress & Hardwoods Pres- ident Frank Vallot, Acadian Cypress & Hardwoods CFO - Glen Bartels, Acadian Cypress & Hardwoods Operations Manager Wayne Cangelosi, and Port Manchac Executive Director Patrick Dufresne. The project cargo is the first in a series of rail shipments of specialty plywood products that originated from Oregon and trans-loaded at the Port Man- ehae terminal. STPPC President Mark Griggs commented, "The port plans to develop and expand the volume of rail shipments for Acadian Cypress & Hardwoods and other rail shippers by utilizing the terminal's strategic logistic location adjacent to the main line of the Canadian National Railroad (CN) that is outside of the congested Port of New Orleans rail cargo market." (Times Photo) Official Journal '1t e onc&tou[a Crimes CITY OF PONCHATOULA MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL A regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council was held Monday, November 8, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall in Ponchatoula, Louisi- e ana. Council members present were Elou- ise Conley-Dotey, Jeannemarie Pierson, Melvin Toomer, and Vergil Sandifer. Braville LeBlanc was absent. Mayor Zabbia called the meeting to order and gave the invocation which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Mrs. Pierson motioned to accept the minutes of the October 12, 2010 meet- ing as presented. All voted in favor of the motion. There was no public input. Agenda item #4, the FY 2010 audit presentation, would be rescheduled for the December meeting. (Due to an error found in the report.) Mr. Toomer nominated Carla Heis- ser to fill a vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Commission for a term of 5 years (1118/2010-9/3012015). Mrs. Pier- son motioned to accept the nomination and appoint Mrs. Heisser. All voted in favor of the motion. Mayor Zabbia and the City Council discussed the COPS Grant acceptance award which would allow funding for a new police officer for a period of three years. After that period the city would have to continue to fund the position for 12 months. Council members had ques- tions regarding terms and conditions of the grant, and what expenses were not covered by the grant that the city would be responsible for. Chief Layrisson stat- ed the city had until December 30, 2010 to accept the award. Council members took no action on this item, opting to wait until the next meeting when their questions could be answered. Mrs. Pierson motioned to adopt two resolutions, one for declaration of sur- plus property including three vehicles; and a second declaring an 80 x 80 parcel of property located on Canal Street as surplus. All voted in favor of the mo- tion. Mayor Zabbia called for rights of personal privilege. Vergil Sandifer thanked James Triche and all city workers and the Po- lice department, thanked and congratu- lated the Jaycees for Trick or Treating at the park, and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Melvin Toomer thanked everyone for attending the meeting, thanked Mrs. Heisser for accepting the appointment to the Zoning Commission. Elouise Conley-Dotey thanked ev- eryone for attending the meeting and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiv- ing. Jeannemarie Pierson wished every- one a Happy Thanksgiving, thanked everyone for attending the meeting, en- couraged everyone to attend the Christ- mas lighting and parade, and asked ev- eryone to support local Vendors. Mayor Zabbia reminded everyone of Veterans Day and asked everyone to thank veterans for their service, wished A L L YO U R N E E DS PHOTOGRAPHY "N() Studio, ! Come To You" Photographer- Derick Hingle Y( )t IIt NI'( )R I ,, \\;\I: 1 )I )IN( ;g, I'( )R IRA Ilg & INS[ltRANCt : I:)t R I'( ),I :g P1 R !I.\\;Nt t'tl( I{ ', I I,:, ',.I I)IXI ', !1 I } \\;'1 t\\;l  <iNI INI: BI:t:,:)RI I Ill -\\;l;i ;,( \\;} www.a I ly ou rneeds, p h oto reflect.c om CALL (985) 507-8380 for info/scheduling everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a happy holiday season, announced the Christmas lighting on December 3rd at 6pm and the parade on Saturday the llth at 4pm, and stated that hurricane season only had a few more weeks. Meeting adjourned at 6:28 p.m. upon a motion by Mrs. Conley-Dotey. s/Robert F. Zabbia, Mayor s/Tomlyn Poche', City Clerk THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, DECEMBER 23, 20 I0, PAGE A-3 He rocks the Antique City Remarkable guitarist Guy Scott with Remedy Blues Band with Polly Rae played Paradise Thursday night, keeping the very live mu- sic downtown going. (Times Photo) FFom The Law Offices of B. WATERMAN HAVE A BLESSED H OLIDAY SEASON! 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