Public notices for April 14

The St. Mary Levee
Districts’ regular
monthly meeting, originally
scheduled for
April 14, 2016, has
been rescheduled for
April 21, 2016 at 6:00
p.m. in Franklin.
Adv. April 14, 2016

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PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given
that the Gravity
Sub-Drainage District
No. 1 of Gravity
Drainage District No. 2
will hold a meeting on
May 17, 2016 at 6:00
p.m. at the Bayou Vista
Community Center
building located at
1333 Belleview Street
in Bayou Vista,
Louisiana to adopt the
2016 Millage Rate.
Adv. April 14 and 15,
2016

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PUBLIC NOTICE
St. Mary Parish Law
Enforcement District
and
Law Enforcement
Sub-District No. 1
Purpose of Meeting –
To adopt 2016 millage
rates as follows:
MILLAGE
Law Enforcement
District, 10.71 mills
Law Enforcement
Sub-District #1, 4.97
mills
Date: May 18, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: St. Mary
Parish Sheriff ’s Office,
500 Main Street,
Franklin, LA, Courthouse
Bldg., Fourth
Floor
Adv. April 14, 2016

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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF
INTRODUCTION OF
ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN in compliance
with the provision
of Section 2-10 of the
Charter of the Town of
Berwick, State of
Louisiana, that the following
entitled ordinance
introduced at the
regular meeting of the
Council of the Town of
Berwick, State of
Louisiana, held on
April 12, 2016 in my
office complete in the
form in which it will be
offered for adoption by
the Council of said
Town, is open to public
inspection and will so
remain at least seven
(7) days prior to the final
adoption, which is
scheduled for May 10,
2016.
Proposed Ordinance
Number 672
AN ORDINANCE
OF THE MAYOR
AND COUNCIL OF
THE TOWN OF
BERWICK, LOUISIANA,
FOR MILLAGE
ROLL FORWARD
RATES.
That the said ordinance,
complete in the
form in which it is to be
finally passed, is on file
with the Clerk of the
Council for public inspection
and that the
said ordinance is to be
taken up on final passage,
after public hearing
by the Council of
the Town of Berwick,
State of Louisiana, on
May 10, 2016 at 7:15
P.M.
Newell W. Slaughter
CAO/Town Clerk
Adv. April 14, 2016

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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF
INTRODUCTION OF
ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN in compliance
with the provision
of Section 2-10 of the
Charter of the Town of
Berwick, State of
Louisiana, that the following
entitled ordinance
introduced at the
regular meeting of the
Council of the Town of
Berwick, State of
Louisiana, held on
April 12, 2016 in my
office complete in the
form in which it will be
offered for adoption by
the Council of said
Town, is open to public
inspection and will so
remain at least seven
(7) days prior to the final
adoption, which is
scheduled for May 10,
2016.
Proposed Ordinance
Number 673
AN ORDINANCE
OF THE MAYOR
AND COUNCIL OF
THE TOWN OF
BERWICK, LOUISIANA,
FOR ADJUSTED
MILLAGE
RATES FOR REASSESSMENT.
That the said ordinance,
complete in the
form in which it is to be
finally passed, is on file
with the Clerk of the
Council for public inspection
and that the
said ordinance is to be
taken up on final passage,
after public hearing
by the Council of
the Town of Berwick,
State of Louisiana, on
May 10, 2016 at 7:15
P.M.
Newell W. Slaughter
CAO/Town Clerk
Adv. April 14, 2016

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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF
INTRODUCTION OF
ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN in compliance
with the provision
of Section 2-10 of the
Charter of the Town of
Berwick, State of
Louisiana, that the following
entitled ordinance
introduced at the
regular meeting of the
Council of the Town of
Berwick, State of Louisiana,
held on April 12,
2016 in my office complete
in the form in
which it will be offered
for adoption by the
Council of said Town, is
open to public inspection
and will so remain
at least seven (7) days
prior to the final adoption,
which is scheduled
for May 10, 2016.
Proposed Ordinance
Number 674
AN ORDINANCE
OF THE MAYOR
AND COUNCIL OF
THE TOWN OF
BERWICK, LOUISIANA,
TO SET
DRAINAGE FEE
RATE.
That the said ordinance,
complete in the
form in which it is to be
finally passed, is on file
with the Clerk of the
Council for public inspection
and that the
said ordinance is to be
taken up on final passage,
after public hearing
by the Council of
the Town of Berwick,
State of Louisiana, on
May 10, 2016 at 7:15
P.M.
Newell W. Slaughter
CAO/Town Clerk
Adv. April 14, 2016

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PROCEEDINGS OF
A REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD
OF COMMISSIONERS
OF THE
MORGAN CITY HARBOR
AND TERMINAL
DISTRICT
March 14, 2016
The Board of Commissioners
(“Board”) of
the Morgan City Harbor
and Terminal District
(“District”) met in
regular session at the
District’s office at 800
Youngs Road, Morgan
City, Louisiana on
March 14, 2016 at 5:00
p.m. Vice-President Duane
Lodrigue convened
the meeting with Commissioners
Deborah
Garber, Thomas Ackel,
R. Scott Melancon,
Gary Duhon and Tim
Matthews, Sr. in attendance.
Jerry Gauthier
and Joseph Cain were
absent. Also present at
the meeting were Raymond
Wade, Executive
Director; Tori Henry,
Administrative Assistant;
Cindy Cutrera,
Manager of Economic
Development; Gerard
Bourgeois, Board Attorney;
Michael Knobloch,
Knobloch Professional
Services; Captain Dave
McClellan and Chief
Clayton Franklin, United
States Coast Guard
(“USCG”); Tim Connell,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;
Clay Breaud,
GSE/Providence Engineering;
Jonathan Hird
and Nicholas Cox, Moffatt
& Nichol; Carl P.
Blum, Architect; along
with members of the
media and general public.
The meeting was
called to order and the
presence of a quorum
was noted. Mr. Wade
led the invocation and
the Pledge of Allegiance
was recited.
It was moved by Mrs.
Garber and seconded by
Mr. Duhon that the
minutes of the Regular
Meeting of February 8,
2016 be approved and
adopted, with said motion
carrying unanimously.
It was moved by Mrs.
Garber that the report
of receipts and disbursements
for the
month of February,
2016 be received and
accepted and that all invoices
presented to the
Board for the month of
February, 2016 be paid.
Mr. Ackel seconded that
motion, which carried
unanimously. Mr.
Duhon moved to authorize
an additional
$310,000 to the original
budget for the Governmental
Operations and
Emergency Center,
which was seconded by
Mrs. Garber and carried
unanimously.
Captain McClellan
reported that: (i) there
were 3,393 total transits
for the month of
February, averaging
117 per day; (ii) the
Bayou Chene structure
is still in place; (iii)
shoaling has been reported
at Twenty
Grande Point and
Stouts Pass, which have
been marked with temporary
buoys by Aids to
Navigation team. (iv)
On March 10th a broadcast
notice to mariners
was issued noting temporary
vessel movement
controls in place
for VTS area.
Chief Franklin reported
that: (i) buoys
will be reset at Twenty
Grande Point and then
two buoys will be added
by Rio Fuel for shoaling.
Tim Connel reported
that: (i) the Atchafalaya
River Bar Channel
demonstration project
will begin the latter
part of May; and (ii)
they will be surveying
the Channel tomorrow.
Jonathan Hird reported
that: (i) on February
12th a conference
call was held with the
Port to finalize the oil
and gas economic impact
study and on February
29th returned
comments, which are
under review by the
Port.
Mike Knobloch reported
that: (i) FY 2011
Port Security Grant is
now closed; (ii) FY 2014
Port Security Grant
RFP’s are being finalized;
however, we may
need to file for an extension
because of delays
in obtaining permits
from the Corps due to
the high water; (iii) FY
2015 Port Security
Grant Meteorological
Stations Maintenance
and Sustainability project
was solely bid by
Encos for $93,580; (iv)
several grant applications
are due within 15
days of each other, with
FY 2016 Port Security
Grant pre-application
due April 15th and final
application on April
25th ,TIGER grant is
due on April 29th and
Fast Lane is due on
April 14th.
Clay Breaud reported
that: (i) they did field
surveying today for FY
2014 Port Security
Grant permit applications
and will submit
drawings to Mike
Knobloch by the end of
the week.
Carl Blum reported
that: (i) Phase II building
is 99.5% complete,
but still has a small
punch list; Phase III
furniture and equipment
portion is complete,
with the exception
of fire suppression
for the kitchen hood
and signage; Phase IV
parking is 45% complete
and should be
completed in 2 to 3
weeks; Phase V millwork
is 100% completed;
Phase VI shell completion
for St. Mary
Levee District bid opening
was on Tuesday
with Onshore Construction
being the lower
bidder at $207,000,
which was $68,000 under
estimate and has
been submitted to the
State for approval;
Phase VII scope of
phase is being balanced
with the money that is
available marshalling
yard, generator screen,
additional landscaping
and storage building.
Raymond Wade reported
that: in the last
month our building has
been used for training
by the Coast Guard and
local police departments,
St. Tammany
OEP toured the facility,
Senator Cassidy toured
the facility as well as
the District by vessel
and Anadarco Strike
Team toured the facility
as a possible drill site.
Cindy Cutrera reported
that: (i) recent
groundings in the river
are taking place where
mariners have never
had problems in the
past, which has come as
quite a surprise to us.
We sent out an email to
stakeholders urging
them to notify us of any
problems so that we can
in turn notify the Coast
Guard and Corps so
that they can survey
and put aids out; (ii)
Mac attended the National
Waterways Legislative
Summit in DC
and met with Charles
Brittingham from Senator
Vitter’s office and
several Corps personnel
and Mac and Tori met
with GOHSEP to submit
expenses incurred
during the flood fight
for possible reimbursement;
(iii) Several commissioners
attended the
PAL Conference along
with Captain McClellan
who offered a presentation
on cyber security,
and Congressman
Boustany ending it with
a breakfast presentation.
Dr. Peche of GHD
also made a presentation,
which sparked
some commissioners’ interest
on dredge management
plans, followed
up by a meeting this
week. Mr. Duhon noted
that Dr. Peche may be
able to come up with an
answer to our problems
and help save a lot of
money; (iv) Mac attended
the Chamber of
Commerce legislative
breakfast in Morgan
City and a Legislative
round table in Houma,
where future budget issues
were discussed. He
thanked Senator Allain
and our local delegation
for “coming to the rescue”
of the shipbuilders
in the area from House
Bill 61 introduced by
Senator Jay Morris.
Gerard Bourgeois
presented: (i) a proposal
from Encos, Inc. for Meteorological
Stations
Maintenance and Sustainability
for $93,580.
Mr. Melancon moved to
authorize Mr. Wade to
award said contract,
which was seconded by
Mr. Duhon and carried
unanimously.
RESOLUTION
FOR AWARD OF
PROJECT
WHEREAS, the Morgan
City Harbor and
Terminal District (“District)
has received bids
on March 14, 2016 at
12:00 p.m. for its , District
Project No: EMW-
2 0 1 5 - P U - 0 0 3 2 1 -
001MET; and
W H E R E A S ,
Knobloch Professional
Services, L.L.C., the
District’s Homeland Security
consultant has
recommended the
award of the contract
for this project to the
lowest qualified bidder:
Encos, Inc.
NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED by
the Morgan City Harbor
and Terminal District
at a Regular Meeting,
assembled on this
14th day of March,
2016, that the Bid in
the Amount of
$93,580.00 by Encos,
Inc. be accepted and a
contract be awarded to
Encos, Inc.
BE IT FURTHER
RESOLVED that Jerry
A. Gauthier, President,
and Raymond M. Wade,
Executive Director, individually,
be and is
hereby authorized and
directed to do any and
all acts and things on
behalf and in the name
of the District that he
deems necessary, proper,
or that may be required
in regards to the
award and execution of
said contract.
(ii) Suggested that
the District award the
St. Mary Levee buildout
contract to Onshore
Construction for
$207,000 at the recommendation
of Architect
Carl Blum, which was
moved by Mr. Duhon
and seconded by Mr.
Melancon, carrying
unanimously.
Mr. Bourgeois also
noted that he did not
update the Board last
month on the audio and
visual equipment for
the media and training
rooms because bids
were not received but it
will likely be significantly
cheaper than the
amount originally requested.
With no further business
to come before the
Board, the meeting was
adjourned.
Attest:
____________________
Thomas Ackel,
Secretary
Adv. April 14, 2016

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