The rest of the story: April 8, 2021, Council Meeting

Vincent Liberto memorial, waste water testing results, tax renewals, traffic citation report round out long agenda

MANDEVILLE — This is a summary of the remainder of the items on the agenda for the Mandeville City Council meeting held on April 8, 2021. Moving forward, these “The rest of the story” pieces will provide you, the reader, an account of action taken on each item on the agenda, in the order in which it appeared. Consider this an agenda “scorecard.”

Reports and Announcements

Mayor Clay Madden and Police Chief Gerald Sticker revealed plans for a permanent Vincent Liberto memorial to honor the fallen officer as well as the status of the makeshift memorial near the site of his murder near the intersection of Highway 190 and Highway 22.

Madden said the plans include a permanent marker with American and U.S. Marine Corps flags near the top of the overpass, which will be renamed the “Vincent Liberto Overpass.”

The mayor and Sticker said they wanted the public to understand that the makeshift memorial is going to be respectfully dismantled over time as the new plans move forward, and not to be alarmed by the changes.

More to follow on this story.

Presentation

Waste Water Treatment Plant Audit

Presentation by Curtis Environmental regarding the Waste Water Treatment Plant Audit. Followup discussion regarding the traffic/noise issue.

The Council voted unanimously to accept.

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Traffic and Noise Issue Followup

Police Chief Gerald Sticker gave a followup report on traffic and noise citations during 2020.

More to follow on this story.

Old Business

  1. Adoption of Ordinance No. 21-04: An ordinance of the city council of the City of Mandeville to rezone Lots 15 and 16, Square 51, being 820 Lamarque St., City of Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, State of Louisiana, from R-1, Single Family Residential District to B-1, Neighborhood Business District; and providing for further matters in connection therewith (Councilwoman McGuire, District III) 820 Lamarque St.

Adopted: Danielson: yes; Zuckerman: yes; Bush: yes; Kreller: yes; McGuire: yes

  1. Adoption of Ordinance No. 21-08: An ordinance of the city council of the City of Mandeville adopting the job classification, position description, and pay scale for the positions of director of administration, and grants and contract administrator, and providing for other matters in connection therewith (Councilman Danielson, At-Large)

Deferred: Danielson: yes; Zuckerman: yes; Bush: yes; Kreller: no; McGuire: yes

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  1. Adoption of Ordinance No. 21-09: An ordinance of the city council of the City of Mandeville to acquire a lease for the Mandeville Department of Motor Vehicles Office and for other matters in connection therewith (Councilman Danielson, At-Large)

Adopted: Danielson: yes; Zuckerman: yes; Bush: yes; Kreller: yes; McGuire: yes

This renews the lease of the DMV located at 1715 North Causeway Blvd. for another five years.

New Business

  1. Approval of the substantial completion of the Fire District 04 Station 42 Warning Signs… A/E Project No. 2101A02 as of March 19, 2021 in the amount of $28,400.00 (Councilman Kreller, District II)

Adopted: Danielson: yes; Zuckerman: yes; Bush: yes; Kreller: yes; McGuire: yes

  1. Approval of the substantial completion of TO#3, 2018 Roadway & Drainage Maintenance Contract… A/E Project No. 1801A02 as of March 3, 2021 in the amount of $551, 936.53 (Councilman Danielson, At-Large)

Adopted: Danielson: yes; Zuckerman: yes; Bush: yes; Kreller: yes; McGuire: yes

  1. Adoption of Resolution No. 21-05: A resolution ordering and calling a special election to be held in the City of Mandeville, State of Louisiana, to authorize the renewal of special taxes therein; making application to the State Bond Commission in connection therewith; and providing for other matters in connection therewith (Councilman Danielson, At-Large)

Adopted: Danielson: yes; Zuckerman: yes; Bush: yes; Kreller: yes; McGuire: yes

This is a resolution authorizing the special election to renew two millage taxes, or ad valorem taxes, providing revenue for operating and maintaining the police department. The City will authorize the maximum allowed, which is customary, but only levy a portion of that amount.

Currently, the maximum authorization for the maintenance and operations ad valorem tax is 5.08 mils but the City is currently only assessing 1.44 mils. And the salary and benefits maximum is 3.38 mils but only 0.94 is being assessed.

The Mayor asked the city to renew the same maximum rates again, but pointed out, and the Council seemed to agree, that based on revenue projections the city may actually collect even lower amounts than what is being collected now.

Councilman at Large Rick Danielson also mentioned that council would like to consider lowering the city sales tax rate as well.

More to follow on this story.

  1. Adoption of Resolution No. 21-13: A resolution of the city council of the City of Mandeville Proclaiming April 8, 2021 as “Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Day to Support and Celebrate Monarch Conservation” (Councilman Kreller, District II)

Adopted: Danielson: yes; Zuckerman: yes; Bush: yes; Kreller: yes; McGuire: yes

  1. Adoption of Resolution No. 21-14: A resolution of the city council of the City of Mandeville confirming the city attorney’s appointment for assistant city attorney (Councilman Danielson, At-Large)

Adopted: Danielson: yes; Zuckerman: yes; Bush: yes; Kreller: yes; McGuire: yes

This resolution confirms the appointment of Laurie M. Pennison as the assistant city attorney to City Attorney Elizabeth Sconzert.

  1. Introduction of Ordinance No. 21-06: An ordinance of the city council of the City of Mandeville to affect the annexation of a portion of ground in Section 45, Township 8 South, Range 11 East, St. Tammany Parish, 86A, into the corporate limits of the City of Mandeville, designating the property for purposes of zoning as a R-1, single family residential district and providing for other matters in connection therewith (Councilman Kreller, District II)

This ordinance will now move to the Planning and Zoning Commission for their recommendation.

  1. Introduction of Ordinance No. 21-10: An ordinance of the city council of the City of Mandeville revoking the dedicated portion of Monroe Street between Lamarque and Foy streets in accordance with the legal description and survey prepared by Randall W. Brown & Associates dated October 11, 2019; Declaring that portion of street as surplus and no longer needed for city use; disposing of that portion of street at public sale; authorizing the mayor to execute all necessary documents; and designating the property for the purposes of Zoning R-1 Single Family Residential District, and providing for other matters in connection therewith (Councilwoman McGuire, District III)Monroe St. at Lamarque St.

This motion was withdrawn by District III Councilwoman Jill McGuire do to a change in plans by the property owners.

  1. Introduction of Ordinance No. 21-11: An ordinance of the city council of the City of Mandeville prohibiting extended parking of motor vehicles along a portion of General Pershing Street, Square 46, lying between Lafitte Street and Girod Street, for any period of time longer than six (6) hours on all days, including holidays, establishing penalties for violation thereof and providing for other matters in connection therewith (Councilwoman McGuire, District III)General Pershing St. (3-D Map)General Pershing St. (Aerial View)

This ordinance will be discussed at the next meeting April 22, 2021.

  1. Introduction of Ordinance No. 21-12: An ordinance of the city council of the City of Mandeville prohibiting parking of motor vehicles along that portion of Christian Court located in Woodstone Subdivision, establishing penalties for violation thereof and providing for other matters in connection therewith (Councilman Kreller, District II)Christian Ct. in Woodstone Subdivision

This ordinance will be discussed at the next meeting April 22, 2021.

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