October 3, 2019
WEST ASCENSION CONSOLIDATED GRAVITY
300 HOUMAS STREET
DONALDSONVILLE, LOUISIANA 70346
OCTOBER 3, 2019
The West Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District Board met on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 5:15 PM in the Ascension Parish Courthouse, located at 300 Houmas Street, Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346. The meeting was called to order by Councilman Oliver Joseph. The Invocation was given by Councilman Oliver Joseph and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.
THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT:
Councilman Oliver Joseph
Councilman William Dawson
Thomas Pearce, DPWW
Craig Anderson, Manager DPWW
O’Neil Parenton, Legal Counsel
AGENDA ITEM #3 – ACCEPTANCE OF MEETING MINUTES:
A motion was made by Councilman William Dawson, seconded by Councilman Oliver Joseph to accept the meeting minutes of September 5, 2019 as written. No objection to the motion, motion carried.
AGENDA ITEM #4 – ST. JAMES PARISH/ASSUMPTION PARISH DRAINAGE ISSUE UPDATE:
Councilman Oliver Joseph informed the board that Donald Henry of Lafourche Basin Levee District would not be present at the meeting. He then introduced Dennis Hymel, Jr. of T. Baker Smith. Mr. Hymel gave the board an update on the servitude agreement progress of Hawthorn Trust. Also, that Lafourche Levee District Board will increase their insurance for the construction project. There was a discussion on time schedule and Councilman William Dawson requested Mr. Hymel to give a bi-monthly report once the project gets underway. Councilman Oliver Joseph requested Thomas Pearce to have the parish video dept. do a video of the ongoing project.
AGENDA ITEM #5 – REPORTS:
Councilman Oliver Joseph along with Councilman William Dawson announced the retirement of Craig Anderson, Manager of DPWW and thanked him for his many years of service to Ascension Parish Gov.
Craig reported the progress on grass cutting since two tractors was down. He reported that the tractors have been repaired and they should be back on schedule. He also reported the completion of Crescent Place project and the Bunn Hood project is ongoing; Billy Hayward project should begin the following week.
Councilman Oliver Joseph asked about the accident with the spray tractor. There was a discussion. A motion was made by Councilman William Dawson, seconded by Councilman Oliver Joseph to approve the purchase of a Spray Tractor contingent upon a review of the budget and/or amendment of the budget. No objection to the motion, motion carried.
A motion was made by Councilman William Dawson, seconded by Councilman Oliver Joseph to approve amending the budget to purchase a Kubota not to exceed $30,000. No objection to the motion, motion carried.
AGENDA ITEM #6 – DATE & TIME OF NEXT WAD BOARD MEETING:
November 7, 2019 @ 5:15 PM was scheduled for the next WAD Board Meeting.
AGENDA ITEM #7 – ADJOURNMENT:
Since there was no further business to come before the West Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District Board, a motion was made by Councilman William Dawson, seconded by Councilman Oliver Joseph to adjourn. No objection to the motion, motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 5:40 PM.