W.A. Drainage Minutes ~ June 6, 2019
WEST ASCENSION CONSOLIDATED
GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT
300 HOUMAS STREET
DONALDSONVILLE, LOUISIANA 70346
JUNE 6, 2019
The West Ascension Consolidated Gravity drainage District Board met on
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 4:45 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
THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE ABSENT:
O’Neil Parenton, Legal Counsel
Thomas Pearce, DPWW
Craig Anderson, Manager DPWW
AGENDA ITEM #3 – ACCEPTANCE OF MEETING MINUTES
A motion was made by Councilman William Dawson, seconded by Councilman Oliver Joseph to accept the minutes of May 2, 2019 as presented. No objection to the motion, motion carried
AGENDA ITEM #4 – ST. JAMES/ASSUMPTION PARISHES DRAINAGE ISSUES UPDATE
- A) DENNIS HYMEL JR., T BAKER SMITH
Dennis Hymel, Jr. gave a status update on the Bayou Verret & Bayou Napoleon dredging via a detailed report presented to board members. There was a question and answer period.
AGENDA ITEM #5 – WEST ASCENSION DRAINAGE MASTER PLAN UPDATE
Thomas Pearce reported on the meeting he attended with the mayor and city council of Donaldsonville. A review of the elevations within the district will be done and another meeting will be scheduled to come up with the best plan for the district.
Thomas Pearce also asked for a motion to permit him to contact land owners, board members gave a verbal ok.
AGENDA ITEM #6 – AGREEMENT WITH WEST ASCENSION DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND CITY OF DONALDSONVILLE
This item is included in Agenda Item #5. No additional updates at this time.
AGENDA ITEM #7 – 9TH STREET DRAINAGE ISSUE (DEMBY & SON FUNERAL HOME)
Craig Anderson reported on the progress of this project. Culverts will be installed at the designated driveways as soon as the culverts are purchased.
AGENDA ITEM #8 – 11TH STREET & HWY 1 DRAINAGE ISSUE
Craig Anderson gave an update on the 11th Street project that is near completion. Some general cleanup will be done. Thomas Pearce reported that the permit from the railroad is on the way.
AGENDA ITEM #9 – CRESCENT PLACE DR. & HWY 308 (DRAINAGE)
Culverts will be replaced and a catch basin will be installed to relieve blockages in that area.
AGENDA ITEM #10 – REPORTS
Craig gave an update on the canal clean up along railroad tract across from Whitney Bank
Thomas Pearce had no additional comments
AGENDA ITEM #11 – DATE & TIME OF NEXT WAD BOARD MEETING
Councilman Oliver Joseph stated that because of the July 4th holiday the next WAD Board Meeting will be cancelled
AGENDA ITEM #12 – ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the West Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District Board, a motion by Councilman William Dawson, seconded by Councilman Oliver Joseph to adjourn. No objection to the motion, motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 5:50 PM.