February 6, 2017 Transportation Com. Mtg. minutes
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTESrnMONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017 – 5:30 PMrnrnThe meeting of the Transportation Committee was held on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Meeting Room, Courthouse Annex located at 828 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, Louisiana.rnrnMembers Present: Acting Chairman Terri Casso, Acting Vice-Chairman Bill Dawson, Councilman Todd Lambert and Councilman John Cagnolatti. rnrnMembers Absent: Councilman Aaron Lawler and Councilman Clouatre.rnrnCouncilwoman Teri Casso announced that she would chair tonight’s meeting in Councilman Aaron Lawler’s absence. Councilman Bill Dawson sat in as Vice-Chairman for Terri Casso. The public meeting was called to order at approximately 7:30 pm. rnrnAgenda Item #3 Public Comments Period / Additions to AgendarnrnChairman Casso announced that anyone wishing to speak on an agenda item to please sign in at the podium. Mark Blanchard and Carlton Haycock signed up to speak on agenda item #7.rnrnInvocation/Pledge: The invocation was given by Councilman John Cagnolatti and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.rnrnAgenda item #4 Committee Chairman’s Report/AnnouncementsrnrnChairman Casso invited Planning Director, Jerome Fournier to the podium to give an update report to the committee on Impact Fees. rn rnAgenda item #5 Acceptance of minutes of January 10, 2017 meeting rnrnA motion was made by Councilman Cagnolatti and seconded by Councilman Todd Lambert to accept the minutes of the January 10, 2017 meeting as written. No objections. Motion carried. rn rnAgenda item #6 DPW Report & Committee ConcernsrnrnTacie Rabalais gave a status report for current road projects. rnrnAgenda item #7 Recommendation for emergency repairs to River Highlands Drive – Chairman Casso invited Mr. Mark Blanchard to speak about the road conditions on River Highlands Drive. Mr. Carlton Haycock was next to address the committee on concerns about the conditions of the road. There was further discussion about the requested repair work between staff and the committee.rnCouncilman Bill Dawson made a motion for the request of a recommendation from legal to the full council for a one-time “emergency road repair” on River Highlands Drive for safety reasons. Councilman Todd Lambert made a second to the motion. No objection. Motion passed to the council for approval accompanied by a recommendation from legal. rnrnAgenda item #8 Discussion of Big East Street paving – Bill Roux stated that this road has a similar issue due to a discrepancy with the length of roadway maintained by the parish and taken into the system.rnrnAgenda item #9 Discussion of round-a-bout on LA 74 at LA 928 – The committee and staff discussed the possibility of this as a project for submission to the MPO as part of the transportation plan with possibly partial funding to come from impact fees.rnrnAgenda item #10 Change Order No. 3 – in the amount of $42,097.00 for the removal and replacement of suitable fill material under the new roadway – J Reed Constructors Inc. – Lamar Dixon Expo Center Soccer Fields – Project Manager, Ami Johnson presented this change order with an explanation from Mr. Deric Murphy with Quality Engineering of the excavation of material after test results were performed. Councilman Bill Dawson made a motion for approval. Councilman John Cagnolatti made a second to the motion. Councilman Todd Lambert made an objection to the approval. A roll call was conducted with results as follows John Cagnolatti, Bill Dawson, Terri CassornNAYS: Todd LambertrnNOT VOTING: NonernABSENT: Aaron LawlerrnrnMotion passed to council for approval. rnrnAgenda item #11 Authorization to enter into Intergovernmental Agreement with DOTD for Weed Maintenance along selected state roads – Public Works Director Bill Roux presented these mowing agreements with DOTD to the committee for remainder of 2017 through June 2018. Councilman Cagnolatti made a motion to approve. Councilman Todd Lambert made a second to the motion. No objection. Motion passed to council for approval.rnrnAgenda item #12 Authorization to accept the low bid for the contractor to provide asphaltic concrete reconstruction overlay improvements for 2017 – rnBill Roux had discussion with the committee pertaining to this contract bid.rnrnAgenda item #13 Acceptance of road priority list for asphaltic concrete reconstruction overlay improvements – Director, Bill Roux presented this item to the committee for review with a recommendation for approval at next month’s meeting.rnrnAgenda item #14 Acceptance of road priority list for road widening project 2017 – 2027 – Director Bill Roux presented a priority list along with backup data information for the committee to review and a recommendation for approval at next month’s meeting.rnrnAgenda item #15 Authorization to proceed with bonding issuance for widening project 2017 – 2027 – Director Bill Roux presented and explained the bond options for review by the committee and a recommendation for approval at next month’s meeting.rnrnAgenda item #16 Authorization to proceed with contract supplement #4, MPO Project LA 22, mill & overlay, AP Project #ENG-12-015 – Director, Bill Roux presented this to committee for a project which was initiated by the previous administration. Mr. Jake Lambert addressed the committee explaining that the project has grown to include much needed shoulder repairs in the scope of work for this project due to the discovery of floralite material. Bill recommended renegotiating for the additional costs and recent findings with GSA Consulting Engineers. Councilman Bill Dawson made a motion to approve. Councilman Todd Lambert made a second to approve the motion. No objection. Motion passed.rnrnAgenda item #17 Authorization to proceed with a redesign of the Edenborne Extension Project to provide for the grubbing, clearing, sub-base stabilization and surface limestone construction as the first phase of this project – Director, Bill Roux requested authorization to move forward with the plan for base stabilization for the road extension. Councilman Bill Dawson made a motion to approve. Councilman Todd Lambert made a second to the motion. No objection. Motion passed to council for approval.rnrnAgenda item #18 Authorization to place “Weight Limit” signs on N. Robert Wilson Road by request of Planning Commission – An announcement was made by the chairman that this item was pulled from the agenda.rnrnA motion to adjourn was made by Councilman Todd Lambert. Councilman Cagnolatti made a second to the motion. Motion passed. The public meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.