Parish council takes up boards’ per diem
The St. Mary Parish Council will meet in regular session Wednesday.
Items on the agenda include consideration of a proposed ordinance that would provide a $75 monthly per diem for meetings attended by members of the parish Planning and Zoning and Board of Adjustment.
Also up for consideration is an ordinance on a party wall agreement on property at 521 Main St., Franklin.
Ordinances set to be introduced include a right-of-way agreement with the City of Morgan City on the Industrial Road construction project; a cooperative endeavor agreement with Water and Sewer Commission 4; a servitude agreement with BellSouth Telecommunications; and the rezoning of property owned by C&A Properties at 2626 La. 319, Cypremort Point, from Neighborhood Commercial to Mixed Residential.
Resolutions on the agenda include:
—A request that the Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Task Force led by the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and Executive Director John Hankinson, include in their strategic restoration strategy to be submitted to President Obama, the recognition that current land loss rates in coastal Louisiana indicate that this a “crisis” and make specific recommendations on changes to current federal processes to streamline and improve the permitting process required for coastal restoration efforts.
—Relocation of the polling place for Precinct 12 currently at the American Legion Home.
—Authorization of agreements with T. Baker Smith for administrative services for the Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport, and the Atchafalaya Basin Program and related parish projects.
Also on the agenda are financial requests from St. Mary Community Action Agency for its annual $54,500 allocation; Council Gary Duhon for $2,500 to Center of Hope; and Councilman Glenn Hidalgo for $25,000 from the Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 10 three-tenths percent sales tax fund to Waterworks District 5 for building renovations and pond clean out.
A public hearing on the proposed ordinances will be called at 5:45 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 6 p.m. Both will be held on the fifth floor of the Courthouse in Franklin and are open to the public.