2016 Resolutions

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE ST. BERNARD PARISH COUNCIL IN 2016

January 12, 2016

1425 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1426 – A resolution ratifying the following salaries of the CAO and Department Heads as appointed by Parish President, Guy McInnis, in accordance with Section 4-01(b) Article IV of the St. Bernard Parish Home Rule Charter.

1427 – A resolution appointing two Councilmembers and the Parish President to the Regional Planning Commission.

1428 – A resolution appointing a new member to the Regional Planning Commission.

1429 – A resolution appointing a new member to the Regional Planning Commission.

1430 – A resolution authorizing Guy McInnis, Parish President; Ronald J. Alonzo, Jr., Chief Administrative Officer and Blair Ellinwood Finance Director to sign “Authorized signature card for Request for Payment” for the State of Louisiana Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program administered by the Division of Administration.

1431 – A resolution ordering and calling special elections to be held in (I) the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana, (II) Garbage District No. 1 of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana, (III) Road District No. 1 of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana, (IV) Road Lighting District No. 1 of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana and (V) Fire Protection District No. 1 of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana, to authorize the levy of special taxes therein; making application to the State Bond Commission in connection therewith; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

January 26, 2016

1432 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1433 – A resolution recognizing Michael Gorbaty, the St. Bernard Sportsman’s League and The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for January Family Fish Fest.

1434 – A resolution authorizing a grant application to the Louisiana Local Government Assistance Program for FY2015-2016 in the amount of $103,600 for Animal Control improvements.

1435 – A resolution authorizing Guy Mcinnis, Parish President to enter into the required Cooperative Endeavour Agreements with the LA Division of Administration, Office of Community Development- Disaster Recovery Unit to secure Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Funds; to utilize the state’s administrative consultant Pan American Engineers, Inc., to administer the long term community recovery and fisheries program on behalf of the Parish Government; and, to authorize the Parish President to sign any and all documents required in the submission of the required application and subsequent administration of the program.

February 2, 2016

1436 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1437 – A resolution engaging Dan A. Robin, Jr. as a lobbyist representing St. Bernard Parish Government for a period of one (1) year.

1438 – A resolution respectfully requesting Administration to develop a plan/process to permit waste containers, refuse containers or dumpsters.

February 5, 2016 Special Mtg.

1439 – A resolution ratifying the termination of the St. Bernard Parish Hearing Officer pursuant to Chapter 2.5, Administrative Adjudication of the St. Bernard Parish Code of Ordinances.

February 18, 2016

1440 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1441 – A resolution to request reimbursement for travel expenses incurred by Councilmember Nathan Gorbaty during the month of January while in attendance at meetings in Washington, DC and the Police Jury Association meetings in Baton Rouge, LA.

1442 – A resolution declaring that the St. Bernard Parish Council has read and understands that the Riverbend Wastewater Treatment Pond located at Judge Perez at Southlake Blvd. is meeting the treatment effluent requirements that are that are set forth by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

1443 – A resolution appointing Sean Warner to The St. Bernard Parish Redevelopment, LLC Board, as a governing representative.

1444 – A resolution appointing Andrew Becker to The St. Bernard Parish Redevelopment, LLC Board, as a governing representative.

1445 – A resolution to appoint Ronald J. Alonzo, Jr., Chief Administrative Officer, to the St. Bernard Parish 911 Communications District.

1446 – A resolution to re-appoint Colonel John Vickers, Jr., St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, to the St. Bernard Parish 911 Communications District.

1447 – A resolution to appoint Master Trooper Steve Volante, La State Trooper Association, to the St. Bernard Parish 911 Communications District.

1448 – A resolution authorizing two grant applications to Walmart Foundation’s Community Giving Program in the amount of $2,500.00 each for Recreation Department Equipment.

March 1, 2016

1449 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1450-1549 – mis-numbered

1550 – A resolution to re-appoint Ruth Bertucci as the Governing Authority’s Board Member of the St. Bernard Fire Protection Districts No. 1 -2, Fire Civil Service Board.

1551 – A resolution endorsing PBF Energy participation in the La Enterprise Zone Program Advance Notification #20160619.

1552 – A resolution appointing new members to the Old Arabi Historic Commission.

March 15, 2016

1553 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1554 – A resolution appointing a new member to the Old Arabi Historic Commission

1555 – A resolution appointing members to the St. Bernard Parish Home Mortgage Authority Board.

1556 – A resolution authorizing the Parish President to execute agreements related to Restore Act Funding.

1557 – A resolution authorizing St. Bernard Parish Government to adopt the latest Citizen Participation Plan Policies set forth by the La Division of Administration, Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit, in relation to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Funds.

1558 – A resolution authorizing St. Bernard Parish Government to adopt the latest procurement policies set forth by the La Division of Administration, Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit, in relation to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Funds.

1559 – A resolution prohibiting the use of the BP Oil money for any and all salaries pertaining to St. Bernard Parish Government employees and any professional services contracts.

April 5, 2016

1560 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1561 – A resolution authorizing a grant application to the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism’s 2016 Land and Water Conservation Grant Program for Torres Park Path and Lighting Project in the amount of $119,086.

1562 – A resolution urging Congress to Maintain the OCS Revenue Sharing Arrangements Passed under the Gulf of Mexico Energy and Security Act of 2006.

1563 – A resolution authorizing a grant application to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Community-Based Restoration Program/Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grant Program in the amount of $150,000.00 for the St. Bernard Parish Comprehensive Ghost Crab Trap Removal Program

1564 – A resolution urging the support of legislation to continue funding for the LSU Agcenter offices and further requesting the support of the Police Jury Association of Louisiana and all Parish Governments of the state of said position.

1565 – A resolution authorizing Parish President Guy McInnis to proceed with litigation, investigation, preparation, filing and handling of such injunctive, declaratory or other actions against any all possible parties, including oil and gas companies, necessary to ensure compliance with Coastal Zone Laws, Statues and Regulations for St. Bernard Parish, the St. Bernard Parish Council and the St. Bernard Parish Coastal Zone Management Program.

1566 – a resolution asking our congressional delegation to support the $1.9 billion dollar appropriation request in reference to the Zika Virus Report.

April 19, 2016

1567 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1568 – A Resolution Authorizing the Parish President to Execute an Agreement with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for the St. Bernard Parish Mississippi River Trail – Phase I & II (State Project Number H.007546).

1569 – A Resolution Authorizing Acceptance of a Grant Award Increase in the Amount of $89,240.00 from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Transportation Alternatives Program for the Mississippi River Trail, Phase III.

1570 – A Resolution Authorizing Acceptance of a WalMart Foundation Community Giving Program Grant in the Amount of $2,500.00 for Recreation Department Equipment.

1571 – A Resolution Authorizing St. Bernard Parish Government to Adopt the Community Development Block Grant Program Income Plan in Relation to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Funds and Projects.

1572 – A Resolution Adopting the St. Bernard Parish Complete Streets Policy.

1573 – a Resolution Authorizing A Grant Application to the University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation’s EPA Lake Pontchatrain Basin Restoration Grant Program in the amount of $36,000.00 for the St. Bernard Parish Green Infrastructure Program

1574 – a resolution authorizing St. Bernard Parish to Prepare and Submit a Pre-Application to the Statewide Flood Control Program for Assistance for the Implementation of Drainage Improvements to St. Claude Heights, Carolyn Park, Buccaneer Villa North and Chalmette Plaza Subdivisions for the purpose of Reduction of Existing Flood Damages; and Reducing Risk from future flood event.

1575 – a resolution to amend Police Jury Resolution 1:0 N to amend the St. Bernard Parish Home Mortgage Authority trust agreement and bylaws contained therein to appoint two additional trustees and to create staggered trustee terms

1576 – A resolution appointing new members to the Tourist Commission.

1577 – A resolution appointing new members to the Park and Parkways Commission.

1578 – A resolution appointing new members to the Coastal Zone Advisory Committee.

1579 – A resolution appointing new members to the Home Mortgage Authority

1580 – Planning Commission

1581 – House Bill 1080

1582 – State Park

1583 – Bayou Babes Solicitation Permit

1584 – De Twincess Krewe Solicitation Permit

May 3, 2016

1585 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1586 – A resolution providing for canvassing the returns and declaring the result of the special elections held in (I) the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana, (II) Garbage District No. 1 of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana, (III) Road District No. 1 of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana, (IV) Road Lighting District No. 1 of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana and (V) Fire Protection District No. 1 of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana, on Saturday, April 9, 2016, to authorize the levy of special taxes therein.

May 17, 2016

1587 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1588 – A resolution authorizing a grant application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Program in the amount of $1,394,652.00 for the St. Bernard Parish Creely Canal Stormwater Mitigation Project.

1589 – A resolution authorizing an application to the FY2015-2016 Louisiana Community Water Enrichment Fund Grant Program for the Center Street Water Line Replacement Project in the amount of $125,240.00.

1590 – A resolution authorizing a grant application to the Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program in the amount of $5,000.00 for the Jazz in June Concert Series at Torres Park.

1591 – A resolution adopting the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Questionnaire.

1592 – A resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance of not exceeding Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) of Taxable Certificates of Indebtedness, of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana; providing certain terms of said certificates; making application to the State Bond Commission for approval of said Certificates; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

1593 – A resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance of not exceeding Four Million Two Hundred Thousand Dolla¬rs ($4,200,000) of Taxable Limited Tax Certificates of Indebtedness of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana; providing certain terms of said certificates; making application to the State Bond Commission for approval of said Certificates; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

June 7, 2016

1594 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1595 – A resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (the Authority) expressing to the New Orleans Geological Society, the respectful request of the Authority and its constituents, the Algiers Levee District and the West Jefferson Levee District, that the New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS) facilitate the production of basic physical geology research of and in the vicinity of the lands and hurricane storm surge, drainage and flood prevention facilities under the Authority’s jurisdiction.

1596 – A resolution directing the Community Development Department to draft a Shipping Container and Outdoor Storage Container ordinance to be submitted to the Planning Commission within sixty (60) days.

1597 – A resolution appointing the following members to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Board.

1598 – A resolution appointing new members to the Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA).

June 21, 2016

1599 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1600 – A resolution authorizing the Parish President to execute and all act of sale documents deemed necessary to purchase Lot 1-A-7, Hernandez Street, Arabi, Louisiana.

1601 – A resolution appointing new members to the Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA)

1602 – A resolution appointing new members to the Old Arabi Historic Commission

July 5, 2016

1603 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1604 – A resolution appointing the St. Bernard Voice as the official journal of the Parish of St. Bernard for one year beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017 pursuant to R.S. 43:150 and R.S. 43:174.

1605 – A resolution authorizing a grant application to Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program for the State of Louisiana in the amount of $89,719.00 for the 40 Arpent Trail- Phase I.

1606 – A resolution appointing a new member to the Library Board of Control.

July 19, 2016

1607 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1608 – resolution authorizing acceptance of a grant award from the FY2015-2016 Louisiana Local Government Assistance Program in the amount of $103,800 for Animal Control Center Improvements.

1609 – resolution authorizing a grant application to the Petco Foundation’s Animal Sheltering and Adoption Grant Program in the amount of $14,000.00 for Spay/Neuter Services.

1610 – resolution authorizing a grant application to the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program in the amount of $200,000 for the St. Bernard Parish Black Mangrove Planting Program.

1611 – resolution authorizing the Parish President to submit a grant application to the Louisiana Housing Authority under the 2016 Emergency Solutions Grants Program to benefit the Saint Bernard Battered Women’s Program, Inc.

1612 – resolution Endorsing Rain CII Carbon, LLC participation in the La Enterprise Zone Program advance notification #20141188.

August 2, 2016

1613 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1614 – A resolution approving the agreement for services with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources in the amount of $61,520.00 in total. Of the total project cost, LDNR shall contribute a maximum of thirty-five thousand two hundred sixty and 00/100 dollars ($35,260.00) and St. Bernard Parish Government shall contribute a minimum of twenty-six thousand two hundred sixty and 00/100 dollars ($26,260.00).

1615 – A resolution authorizing an application to The Louisiana Office of Community Development to spend Community Development Block Grant Program Income Funds for the Parish-Wide Blight Abatement Program in the amount of $945,000.00.

1616 – A resolution to give authorization to the Parish President to act in the best interest of St. Bernard Parish in regards to potential litigation, investigation, preparation, filing and handling of such injunctive, declaratory or other actions against any all possible parties, including oil and gas companies, necessary to ensure compliance with Coastal Zone Laws, Statues and Regulations for St. Bernard Parish, the St. Bernard Parish Council.

August 16, 2016

1617 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department

1618 – A resolution of support for the St. Bernard Parish Priority Coastal Projects.

September 6, 2016

1619 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department.

1620 – A resolution authorizing acceptance of a grant from the Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program in the amount of $1,023.00 for the Jazz in June Concert at Torres Park.

1621 – A resolution authorizing a grant application to the National Endowment for the Arts for the our town arts engagement, cultural planning and design projects grant program in the amount of $100,000.00 for the arts for a Resilient St. Bernard Project.

1622 – A resolution to adopt The St. Bernard Parish Priority Coastal Projects Report including the Point Aux Marchettes Shoreline Protection and Terracing Project.

1623 – A resolution respectfully requesting that Attorney General Jeff Landry provide the St. Bernard Parish Council with an opinion regarding elected officials holding a full time paid position with St. Bernard Parish Government.

1624 – A resolution appointing a new member to the Hospital Service District of the Parish of St. Bernard, State
of Louisiana.

September 20, 2016

1625 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department.

1626 – A resolution to appoint Chief Master Sergeant James Downing to the St. Bernard Parish 9-1-1 Communications District of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana as the LA National Guard Representative.

1627 – A resolution authorizing a grant application to The Louisiana Local Government Assistance Program for FY2017-2018 in the amount of $100,000 for Public Works Maintenance Equipment.

1628 – A resolution authorizing a grant application to the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration’s FY2017 Community-Based Marine Debris Removal Program in the amount of $50,000 for the St. Bernard Parish Comprehensive Ghost Crab Trap Removal Program.

1629 – A resolution appointing a new member to the Hospital Service District of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana.

1630 – A resolution appointing a new member to the Hospital Service District of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana.

1631 – A resolution establishing St. Bernard Parish Home Rule Charter Commission

1632 – A resolution appointing members to the St. Bernard Parish Home Rule Charter Commission.

1633 – A resolution appointing new members to the Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA).

1634 – A resolution appointing new members to the Planning Commission.

1635 – A resolution appointing new members to the Tourist Commission.

1636 – A resolution opposing the Florida Avenue Project in its current proposed format.

1637 – A resolution to retain Tauzin Consultants, LLC as a Federal Lobbyist representing St. Bernard Parish Government for a period of one (1) year.

1638 – A resolution stating St. Bernard Parish Council’s position regarding elected officials holding a full time paid position with St. Bernard Parish Government.

1639 – A resolution requesting that all Council meetings be placed on Video on Demand on the St. Bernard Parish Governments website within seventy-two hours of said meeting.

October 4, 2016

1640 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department.

1641 – A resolution in support of the National Park Service.

1642 – A resolution appointing a new member to the Planning Commission.

1643 – A resolution replacing the St. Bernard Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan in its entirety for the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant Program.

1644 – A resolution adopting an Internal Grievance Procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action restricting handicap access as prohibited by the regulation of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 24 CFR Part 8, implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 , amended (public law 93-112).

October 18, 2016

1645 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department.

1646 – Resolution authorizing acceptance of a FY16 University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation’s EPA Lake Pontchatrain Basin Restoration Grant in the amount of $26,000.00 for the St. Bernard Parish Green Infrastructure Program.

1647 – Resolution authorizing a grant application to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund Grant Program in the amount of $32,000.00 for the St. Bernard Parish Cypress Reforestation Program (Caernarvon To Verret).

1648 – Resolution authorizing a grant application to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Transportation Alternatives Program in the amount of $582,384.00 for the Mississippi River Trail, Phase IV (Valero Meraux Refinery to Paris Road).

1649 – Resolution to authorize the Chair and Vice Chair of the St. Bernard Parish Council to advertise for requests for proposals (RFP’S) for the 2016 Comprehensive Financial Audit of St. Bernard Parish Government.

1650 – Bill Hyland (no resolution)

November 2, 2016

1651 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department.

1652 – A resolution requesting the State of Louisiana, through the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, to conduct a survey and an assessment of the remaining anchors and other relics of the BP Oil Spill in the vicinity of St. Bernard Parish; and authorizing the Parish President to sign, execute and administer any and all relevant documents.

1653 – A resolution declaring the intention of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana, to issue Taxable Utilities Revenue Bonds, in one or more series, in an amount not to exceed Thirteen Million Dollars ($13,000,000) for the purpose of paying the cost of constructing and acquiring additions, extensions and improvements to the water portion of the combined water and sewer system of said Parish; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

1654 – A resolution appointing a new member to the Planning Commission.

November 15, 2016

1655 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department.

1656 – A resolution adopting the RESTORE Act Multiyear Implementation Plan.

1657 – A resolution authorizing an application to the GOMESA Infrastructure Funding Program in the amount of $34,575,491.00 for the Louisiana Highway 300 Coastal Infrastructure Resilience Project.

1658 – A resolution authorizing Louisiana Capital Outlay Applications For FY2017-2018 for Capital Improvement Projects in the amount of $20,622,455.00.

1659 – A resolution authorizing a supplemental grant application to the Deep Water Horizon Economic and Property Damages Trust Agreement Settlement Program in the amount of $100,000.00 for expansion of St. Bernard Parish Tourism Promotion.

1660 – A resolution certifying to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development that St. Bernard Parish Government has and will continue to comply with all FHWA/DOTD requirements regarding performance of interim inspections, calculating the load carrying capacity and load posting deficient brides under their jurisdiction for 2016.

December 6, 2016

1661 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department.

1662 – A resolution to adopt the 2017 Council meeting dates.

1663 – A resolution authorizing the acceptance of a grant from the Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program in the amount of $1,023.00 for the Jazz in June Concert at Torres Park.

1664 – A resolution authorizing a grant application to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice’s 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $3,300.00 for criminal justice technology improvements for the 34th Judicial District Court.

1665 – A resolution finding and determining that no petition has been filed objecting to the proposed issuance of Taxable Utilities Revenue Bonds of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana (the “Parish”), in an amount not to exceed Thirteen Million Dollars ($13,000,000) (the “Bonds”), authorizing the officials of the Parish to proceed with the preparation of the documents required for the issuance of the Bonds, and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

1666 – A resolution supporting the approval of two projects presented by the Parks and Parkways Commission.

1667 – A resolution to support and petition the State of Louisiana to dedicate Paris Road, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, with a Blue Star Memorial Marker.

December 20, 2016

1668 – Approve permits as recommended by the Alcohol Beverage and Bingo Department.

1669 – A resolution appropriating payment of $175,000 to Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc. for services rendered with regard to the design and construction adminstration pertaining to the St. Bernard Water Treatment Plant.

1670 – A resolution authorizing acceptance of a grant from the St. Bernard Parish Murphy Oil Cy Pres Committee for the Palmisano Trail in the amount of $154,700.00.

1671 – A resolution respectfully requesting the efforts of State Representative Raymond E. Garofalo, Jr., Senator Sharon Hewitt and Senator Jean-Paul J. Morrell in the repair of Bayou Road in Saint Bernard, Louisiana.

1672 – A resolution supporting the recommended design of the Florida Avenue Project.

1673 – A resolution approving the issuance, sale and delivery of not exceeding Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000) of Revenue Anticipation Notes of the Hospital Service District of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisi¬a-na, and other matters relating thereto.

1674 – A resolution authorizing acceptance of a grant from Atmos Energy in the amount of $3,977.00 for the Jazz in June Concert At Torres Park.