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January 30, 2020


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REGULAR MEETING
OF THE UTILITIES COMMITTEE
OF THE PARISH OF ASCENSION
January 30, 2020
MINUTES
The Utilities Committee of the Parish of Ascension, Louisiana, met on Thursday, January 30 2020 at 6:47 pm., in the Ascension Parish Courthouse Annex with Chairman Corey Orgeron presiding.
Utilities Director Ken Dawson led the Committee in the invocation and pledge.
Members present: Chairman Corey Orgeron, Councilman Travis Turner, Councilman Alvin “Coach” Thomas, Councilman Joel Robert, and Councilwoman Teri Casso. Councilman Aaron Lawler was not present.
Chair additions: A Directors Report by Ken Dawson to be placed on the agenda. Councilman Joel Robert motioned to accept this addition seconded by Councilwomen Teri Casso. Without dissent, the item was added to the agenda by the committee Chairman.
GENERAL BUSINESS
Item #5: A. Approval of Minutes from November 12, 2019 Utilities Committee Meeting. A motion was made by Councilman Alvin “Coach” Thomas and seconded by Councilman Travis Tuner to accept minutes.
Item #5: B. Approval of Minutes from December 10, 2019 Utilities Committee Meeting. A motion was made by Councilwoman Teri Casso and seconded by Councilman Alvin “Coach” Thomas to accept minutes.
Item# 6: Directors Report by Mr. Dawson
Mr. Dawson presented a presentation titled Clean Waterways in Ascension.
Item #7: Consider and Review the Construction, Operation and Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between ACUD#2 and Ascension Sewer, LLC
The motion was made by Councilman Alvin “Coach” Thomas and seconded by Councilman Travis Turner to accept transfer of this item back to the Utilities Committee for further research.
Item#8: Consider and Review the Contribution with Conveyance Agreement – Act of Transfer – by and between Ascension Waste Water Treatment Inc. and ACUD#2
The motion was made by Councilman Joel Robert and seconded by Councilman Alvin “Coach” Thomas to accept transfer of this item back to the Utilities Committee for further research.
Item#9: Establish a team to negotiate with Ascension Sewer, LLC the terms and conditions of both the Construction, Operation and Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between ACUD#2 and Ascension Sewer, LLC and the Contribution and Conveyance Agreement – Act of Transfer – by and between Ascension Waste Water Treatment Inc. and ACUD #2.
A motion was made by Councilman Joel Robert and seconded by Councilman Alvin “Coach” Thomas to establish a team consisting of two members of the Utilities Committee, two members of the council and two members of the Parish Administration, chosen by President Cointment, to negotiate with Ascension Sewer, LLC.
Item# 10: Establish a timeline for two public meetings to review the final proposal by
Ascension Sewer, LLC prior to any upcoming vote on the Construction, Operation and Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between ACUD#2 and Ascension Sewer, LLC and the Contribution and Conveyance Agreement – Act of Transfer – by and between Ascension Waste Water Treatment Inc. and ACUD #2.
A motion was made by Councilman Joel Robert and seconded by Councilman Travis Tuner to inform the public to set a goal to get the negotiations started and completed within a reasonable time.
Item#11: Adjourn
A motion to adjourn was made by Councilman Travis Turner and seconded by Councilman Alvin “Coach” Thomas. Meeting was adjourned at 7:36 pm without objection.


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