MC Council will meet Tuesday night
Ordinances raising the salaries of the Morgan City mayor and the five council members — effective when the next mayorial and council elections are held on Nov. 6, 2012 — will be introduced during the council’s monthly meeting Tuesday.
The proposal is to raise the mayor’s salary from $54,000 to $63,000 per year, while the proposed increase would raise the council’s salary from $7,200 to $12,000 annually.
Because Mayor Tim Matte has served two consecutive terms, he has to sit out an election cycle, but no term limits are listed for council members in the city’s Home Rule Charter.
Also during Tuesday’s meeting, the council will hold public hearings and consider adoption of its 2012 fiscal year budget, an ordinance to amend its budget for 2011 to reflect actual revenues and expenditures and an ordinance relating to the 0.3 percent sales tax, which local voters passed during Saturday’s election.
Updates also are anticipated on the city’s work to update its zoning ordinances as well as the sale of a slice of the Guarisco-Evans Shopping Center in Morgan City.
The council also anticipates requests from Steve Morell to hold “Santa’s Block Party” on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. as well a nine-week installment of “Rhythms on the River” each Friday, beginning April 13.
Also on the agenda is a resolution approving a construction permit for Morgan City Industrial Road, a two-lane, two-way roadway the St. Mary Parish Government would like to build adjacent to and along the protected side of the Bayou Boeuf Floodwall between Federal Avenue and Second Street. It will provide industrial tenants behind the floodway an alternate route to get their goods to and from their business rather than traveling through neighborhoods.
Also during Tuesday’s meeting, the council will consider a bid tabulation for a mausoleum, 2012 Class A and B Liquor License renewals and a Class “A” Liquor and Beer permit for Harlan H. Kappel, doing business as East Gate BBQ LLC (7516 La. 182 East).
Tuesday’s meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the City Court Building (corner of Business 90 and Myrtle Street) and is open to the public.