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May 11, 2019

A Report on the Bogalusa Council Meeting of May 7, 2019

Mayor Wendy Perrette read and presented Proclamations to Reverend Bill Moon, Citizen of the Year and retiring pastor of the ESM Methodist Church, and to Emma Dixon, President of and representing AARP. Reverend Moon's comments and the presentation begins at 3:00 into video of the meeting. Emma Dixon's presentation and her comments begin at 17:55 into video of the meeting.

In other business,
  • the Council passed a resolution in support of the U.S. Bicycle Route 90 through Louisiana, 
  • the Council passed a resolution opposing proposed legislation to transfer administration and collection of local taxes to the Louisiana Department of Revenue,
  • the Council introduced four ordinances: one authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement for professional services at the airport, one authorizing the Mayor to accept the low bidder Nobles Construction for General Dynamics interior improvements, one authorizing the Mayor to contract with the Washington Parish Sales/Use Tax Centralization Commission and Sheriff, and one to amend the ordinance providing for sanctions to compel attendance by council members at council meetings.
  • the Council held Public Hearings and approved two ordinances: one authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Kyle Associates, LLC for a loading dock at the International Paper facility in the Industrial Park and one setting Ad Valorem tax rates and levying taxes for 2019 as required by law.
During Public Participation (beginning at 38:20 into video of the meeting), the Council heard from business owner Nathan Alford regarding sewerage billing resulting from a water leak. The Council also heard from resident Fate Farrell regarding the need to cleanup certain areas of the city and other issues. Dana Walker also spoke to the Council regarding activities engaged in by the non-profit Brilliant Minds.

During Administrative Remarks (beginning 50:20 into video of the meeting), reports were provided by Police Chief Bullen and Fire Chief Moody. Mayor Perrette reminded all of the Car Show at Zestos, announced the City had placed 4th in the Cleanest City contest, and thanked all for attending.

Following Council Discussions, the meeting was adjourned.

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