Guests, long list of resolutions await PC

Residents of LaGrange-Robicheaux Road just outside of the Franklin city limits are slated to address the St. Mary Parish Council when it meets in regular session Wednesday.

Among the guests listed on the agenda are Darlene and Winnfield Theriot to propose changing the ordinance that provides for a weight limit on LaGrange-Robicheaux Road. They’re also slated to discuss the receipt of a violation for being on a non-truck route with their vehicle and other matters related to obstructions being placed in the road right-of-way on LaGrange-Robicheaux Road.

LaGrange-Robicheaux Road residents Debi and Robert Lauret and Linda and Adam Meche Sr. also are on the agenda to discuss the road’s weight limit.

In unrelated visits, Alfreida Edwards is slated to discuss the Adeline Guienze Breast Cancer Memorial 5-K Run/Walk being held Saturday in conjunction with the Harvest Moon Fest in Franklin.

A single proposed ordinance up for consideration would authorize a right-of-way agreement with St. Mary Holdings LLC. A public hearing on the ordinance will be called at 5:45 p.m.

Proposed ordinances to be introduced include the 2012 fiscal year budget and five-year capital outlay plan.

Resolutions on the agenda include authorization to execute contracts with Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries relative to the Bear Conflict Management Program, and with BidSync on an automated, online competitive solicitation system.

Other resolutions request capital outlay funding from the state for reconstruction of Charenton Beach Road from La. 87 to the West Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee; renovation and conversion of the existing tourist building to a parish conference center; installation of culverts and associated infrastructure at Middle Road in Bayou Vista for Sub-Gravity Drainage District 1 of Drainage District 2; industrial road construction from Baker Hughes to Port Road in Morgan City; infrastructure improvements at the Charenton Canal Industrial Park; infrastructure improvements at Kemper Williams Park in Patterson, Bring Back the Neighborhood Park in Four Corners, St. Joseph Park in Franklin, Sorrell Park and Centerville Park; drainage system improvements for Consolidated Drainage District 2; improvements at Bayou Vista Civic Center for Recreation District 3; and construction of an administrative and activity center for St. Mary Association for Retarded Children in Centerville.

Funding requests likely to be referred to finance committee will be received from ARC of St. Mary, $15,000; the Assessor’s Office, $18,327; and the Coroner’s Office that includes:

—Increase in pay for all investigator’s to $900 per month

—Increase in chief investigator’s salary to $1,250 per month

—Provide an additional deputy coroner with a salary at $1,250 per month

—Increase the present deputy coroner’s salary to $1,250 per month

—Increase secretary’s pay to $22,000 per year

—Increase coroner’s salary to $50,000 per year

The coroner, Dr. Chip Metz, asks the council to consider that the coroner and deputy coroner have not had a raise in 20 years and investigator and coroner salaries in neighboring parishes are substantially higher.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. on the fifth floor of the courthouse in Franklin.

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