W.A. Drainage Minutes ~ September 5, 2019
WEST ASCENSION CONSOLIDATED GRAVITY
300 HOUMAS STREET
DONALDSONVILLE, LA 70346
SEPTEMBER 5, 2019
The West Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District Board met on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 5:15 PM in the Ascension Parish Courthouse, located at 300 Houmas Street, Donaldsonville, LA 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:
Thomas Pearce, 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 minutes of June 6, 2019 as presented. No objection to the motion, motion carried.
AGENDA ITEM #4 – AUTHORIZATION TO PAY PERMIT FEE AND ANY INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS TO UNION PACIFIC RR FOR THE DRAINAGE PROJCET ON HWY 1 TO BAYOU LAFOURCHE
A motion was made by Councilman William Dawson, seconded by Councilman Oliver Joseph to pay the permit fee of $6,340 not to exceed $6500 to Union Pacific RR and to pay any necessary insurance requirements. No objection to the motion, motion carried.
AGENDA ITEM #5 – ST JAMES PARISH/ASSUMPTION PARISH DRAINAGE ISSUE UPDATE
Thomas Pearce reported that the Right of Way Agreement is being reviewed by the landowner’s attorney (Hawthorn), and Lafourche Levee Dist. has placed equipment on site. T. Baker Smith is clearing land for survey. Councilman Joseph commented on the $450,000 Senator Price acquired from the legislature for this project. Councilman Dawson requested the presence of a representative from the levee district and T. Baker Smith to give a presentation to the board for the next meeting.
AGENDA ITEM #6 – 9TH STREET DRAINAGE ISSUE UPDTE (DEMBY & SON FUNERAL HOME
Thomas Pearce reported that this project is near completion. Mayor Leroy Sullivan commented on the purchase of culverts by the city for this project and the installation of the culverts by DPWW.
AGENDA ITEM #7 – BUDGET ADJUSTMENT ($10,000) BREAZEALE, SACHSE & WILSON LAW FIRM
A motion was made by Councilman William Dawson, seconded by Councilman Oliver Joseph to adjust the budget by $10,000 to fund Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson Law Firm for legal evaluation of major drainage for West Ascension Drainage District.
AGENDA ITEM #8 – 11TH STREET & HWY 1 DRAINAGE UPDATE
Thomas Pearce reported that this project is completed.
AGENDA ITEM #9 – CRESCENT PLACE DR. & HWY 308 DRAINAGE
Thomas Pearce reported that this project will begin within the next two weeks, and the Hwy 1 S & Bunn Hood will begin on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.
AGENDA ITEM #10 – REPORTS
There were no additional reports
AGENDA ITEM #11 – DATE & TIME OF NEXT WAD BOARD MEETING
October 3, 2019 @ 5:15 was scheduled for the next WAD Board Meeting.
AGENDA ITEM #12 – ADJOURNMENT
There being 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 5:35 PM.