November 1, 2016 Transportation Com. Mtg. minutes
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTESrnTUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016 – 5:30 PMrnrnThe meeting of the Transportation Committee was held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Meeting Room, Courthouse Annex located at 828 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, Louisiana.rnrnChairman Todd Lambert called the meeting to order at 5:33 pm.rnrnMembers Present: Chairman Todd Lambert, Councilman Aaron Lawler and Councilman Oliver Joseph. Councilman Randy Clouatre also sat in on the committee.rnrnMembers Absent: Councilman Dempsey Lambert rnrnThe invocation was given by Councilman Clouatre and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.rnrnAgenda Item #3 Public Comments Period / Additions to AgendarnrnMr. Jeff Pettit signed up to speak on item #8 on the agenda.rnrnAgenda item #4 Acceptance of minutes of September 13, 2016 meeting rnrnA motion was made by Councilwoman Teri Casso and seconded by Councilman Randy Clouatre to accept the minutes of the September 13, 2016 meeting as written. No objections. Motion carried. rn rnAgenda Item #5 Chairman’s Report/Announcementsrnrn Chairman Todd Lambert had no items for discussion.rnrnAgenda Item #6 DPW Report & Committee Concernsrn rn Public Works Director Bill Roux presented an updated report for current road construction projects and work performance for the month of October 2016. rnrnCouncilwoman Teri Casso entered the meeting at 5:53 p.m.rnrnAgenda Item #7 Recommendation to Parish Council: Approval of Resolution & Capital Improvements Plan as required by Louisiana’s Parish Transportation Act rnrn Public Works Director Bill Roux presented this resolution as an annual renewal for the parish Capital Improvements Plan. After discussion, a motion for approval was made by Councilman Aaron Lawler and seconded by Councilwoman Casso. No objection. Motion passed to council for approval.rnrnAgenda Item #8 Recommendation to Parish Council: Approval of contract between Parish of Ascension and HNTB to provide engineering and other professional sevices for the Ascension Parish Master Transportation Planrnrn Mr. Jeff Pettit signed up to speak on this item concerning right-of-way acquisition and traffic impact studies submitted by developers. Bill presented and discussed the contract, scope of work and other components included in the Master Transportation Plan for Ascension Parish with all present. A motion for approval was made by Councilman Joseph and seconded by Councilwoman Casso. No objection. Motion passed to council for approval.rnrnAgenda Item #9 Recommendation to Parish Council: Participation in the extension of Industrial Park Avenue (Donaldsonville) as part of expansion of the Industrial Park Development Project rnrn Mr. Carl Capone requested assistance from the parish for this road extension for the Industrial Development Project on Industrial Park Avenue for another approximately 1000’ of roadway. The committee discussed the project and the fact that there are several pipeline crossings in the area. A request was made to present more information to the committee at the next meeting.rnrn A motion to adjourn was offered by Councilwoman Casso and seconded by Councilman Aaron Lawler. The public meeting adjourned at 7:22 p.m.