City Council Meeting Highlights 1/9Jan 22, 2024 01:36PM ● By Lauren Pope
Jan 9, 2024 | City of Zachary Council Meeting
Attendees: City Council
Public Policy Comment
Move Agenda Item N6 to C2 o accommodate Ms. Hillhouse’s schedule
Minutes from last meeting approved
Motion to create category of recognition and honor of city employees
Water Contract Notes
Pay estimate three in the amount of $294,189.16
Change order for $10,000 deduction for 50 feet savings on the mesh screen.
The road contractor is finishing up Type B Patching and should be finished this month
Ordinance 2023 - 20 relating to stormwater management in construction passes.
Audit Report by Baxley and Associates
Total assets of $131,269,000
Total assets for the year have increased by $16.7 million
Total Liabilities of $70,235,000
Your net position is $65.5 million
The net position increased by $8.3 million over the previous year.
Net income for the year is $8.3 million
Councilman Graves elected as Mayor Pro Tem for 2024
Planning and zoning meeting was delayed by weather. Unable to hear items 2A and 2B as well as items 5A so they’ll need to be pushed to the Jan 23rd agenda.
J1 - receive counts payable from December, 2023 and natural gas bill
Remove 4424 Virginia Street from the list until the flag ordinance and sign ordinance are approved and the owner is properly served.
Tabled issuing some junk property and illegal sign subpoenas for 60 days until they can be properly investigated
Removed issuing junk vehicle subpoenas from the agenda but moved to investigate procedures for alerting owners of junk vehicles that they are in violation of city ordinances.
Tabled discussion on how voting will be set up inside city hall for the upcoming Presidential Election and how that will impact City Hall employees. Will discuss it again at Feb. meeting.
Motion passed relating to public use and access to public buildings such as City Hall. Louisiana City Attorney’s Association recommends designating which parts of the building are freely open to public access and which are not.
Motion passed on ordinance 2023 -18 on ordinance to the enlargement of the boundaries of the City of Zachary by the annexation of Track A, one of the Charles C. McCoy Tracks, located in sections 45 T 4 SR 1 EGLD within EBRP, Louisiana and to the municipal limits of city of Zachary.
Motion passed to adopt ordinance 2023-19 related to a recommendation to create a zoning district verification fee.
Entered into Executive Session to discuss Civil status of civil litigation issues. Moved to regular ordinance
Reconvened into regular council
Motion passed for a supervisory writ from the Louisiana supreme court regarding Goodson vs. City of Zachary litigation.
Reconvene about a condemned building inspection report
Discussion of business not on the agenda
An ordinance needed to regulate flags and other issues in the city.
Reports of vulgarity being advertised for a business in town.
Might need to look at the ordinance to try to clarify that and maybe shut some of it down.
Pile of debris behind LeBlanc’s drive in, Shelby will assist with getting that picked up.