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December 16, 2019


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EAST ASCENSION CONSOLIDATED GRAVITY DRAINAGE
DISTRICT NO. 1 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
The meeting of the East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District
#1 Commission was held on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in
the Council Meeting Room at the Courthouse Annex in Gonzales, Louisiana.
Chairman Dempsey Lambert called the meeting to order.
Members Present: Chairman Dempsey Lambert, Vice-Chairman Randy
Clouatre, Commissioner Daniel Satterlee, Commissioner John Cagnolatti, Commissioner Bill Dawson, Commissioner Teri Casso, Commissioner Benny Johnson and Commissioner Todd Lambert.
Members Absent: Commissioner Travis Turner and Commissioner Aaron Lawler were absent.
The invocation was given by Ron Savoy and the Pledge of Allegiance recited by
all present, remembering the passing of employees Don Hysell and Joe Anderson.
Public Comments Period / Additions to Agenda
Chairman Dempsey Lambert announced to please sign up to speak on any agenda items.
Acceptance of minutes of November 18, 2019 meeting
The minutes of the last meeting were submitted for approval by the commission.
A motion was made by Commissioner John Cagnolatti and seconded by Commissioner Benny Johnson to accept the minutes of November 18, 2019 as written.
Motion passed. No objection.
Chairman’s Report/Announcements
Chairman Dempsey Lambert invited Commissioner Teri Casso to make an announcement. She stated that while council members were recognized at last week’s council meeting, Councilman Bill Dawson was absent. Commissioner Teri Casso and Parish President Kenny Matassa presented Commissioner Dawson with a plaque in
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recognition of years of public service while serving on the parish council and the residents of District #2. Commissioner Dawson expressed his appreciation for the recognition.
Drainage Report – Joey Tureau gave an update on several current drainage improvement projects to the commission. Glenn Shaheen also spoke about a meeting with the Pontchartrain Levee District held last week and gave an update on the plans for the Laurel Ridge Levee Extension Project.
Commissioner Todd Lambert recognized the East Ascension Drainage District staff and expressed his pleasure in having worked with them on drainage projects through the years. Ron then expressed his appreciation for having worked with Commissioner Todd Lambert stating that he was always available and helpful whenever called upon.
Approval to enter into contract with GSA Engineers for East Baton Rouge Risk Management Project model review; not to exceed $49,000.00 – William Daniel presented this item to the commission for approval stating that the bond commission passed the application for East Baton Rouge and the Army Corps of Engineers has delivered the models for review. Commissioner Clouatre made a first to the motion. Commissioner Casso made a second to the motion. Motion passed. No objection.
Mr. Daniel then expressed his thanks and appreciation while working with Ron and the drainage department staff over the past several years seeking solutions to drainage issues in the parish.
Approval of task order with Meyer Engineers in the amount of $137,831.00 to perform watershed study of Boyle Bayou/Bayou Conway and Clouatre Ditch – Ron presented this item to the commission to study the watershed areas near Southwood subdivision and Hodgeson Road due to repetitive flooding in the area. Commissioner Todd Lambert made a motion to approve. Commissioner John Cagnolatti made a second to the motion. Motion passed. No objection.
Approval to submit the following Grant Projects to the Louisiana Watershed Initiavive – William Daniel presented a list of proposed projects for grant applications stating that the applications are filled out and ready for submission. The applications are not due to the state until January 17, 2020 and are being reviewed by the Grants
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Department. The eight (8) projects for the grant submission include: Sorrento Reservoir Enlargement, Marvin Braud Surge Projection, Bayou Conway and Clouatre Ditch Backwater Flooding Mitigation, Floodplain Management Plan, Marvin Braud Pump Station Protection Levee and Upgrades, Diversion Canal Outlets into McElroy Swamps, Bayou Goudine Drainage Improvements and New River Drainage Improvements. Commissioner Randy Clouatre made a motion to approve. Commissioner Todd Lambert made a second to the motion. Motion passed. No objection.
Commissioner Todd Lambert expressed his appreciation and gratitude to all for working with him through his many years of service with the parish. Vice-Chairman Randy Clouatre also expressed his appreciation and gratitude to all those who have worked with him through his many years of service.
A motion to adjourn was given by Commissioner Benny Johnson. Commissioner John Cagnolatti made a second to the motion. Motion passed.
The public meeting adjourned at 5:21 pm.


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