Previous Home Next
Maurice, Louisiana (population 642) Village Council, May 15, 2002 (L to R): Paul Catalon, Lee Wood, Barbara Picard (Mayor), Mary Hebert (Clerk), Marlene Theriot
(#1416/4-6) 2002, Archival pigmented inkjet on canvas with varnish, 33X66 inches

Wednesday, May15, 2002

The regular meeting of the officials of the Village of Maurice was opened by Mayor Barbara L. Picard at 6:30 p.m. at the Maurice Municipal Building.

Alderman Lee Wood led the assembly in prayer and Alderman Marlene Theriot led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll call of officers.

Present: Mayor Barbara L. Picard. Aldermen Paul Catalon, Lee Wood, and Marlene Theriot.

Others present: Police Chief Warren Rost, Police Officer Corey Buras, Michael Roy CPA of the firm of John S. Dowling & Co., Legal Advisor Carl Robicheaux, Sellers and Associates Representative Liz Girouard, Paul Shambroom, Wayne Theriot, and Abbeville Meridional Reporter Charlene Lege.


Motion: Theriot/Wood - moved, seconded and carried to dispense with the reading of the minutes and accept the minutes as presented for the meeting of Wednesday, April 17, 2002. Balance - $ 40,158.29

Motion: Catalon/Wood - moved, seconded and carried to accept Agenda of May 15, 2002.

Motion: Catalon/Theriot - after presentation, and discussion by Liz Girouard, it was moved, seconded and carried for the Village of Maurice to accept the low bid received from H & S Construction, Inc. by the Vermilion Parish Police Jury for road improvements to Lafayette Street (from the last road improvements project to La. Hwy 92) in the amount of $78,775.00. The approximate cost of Catalon Road improvements is $760.00 at the unit prices bid. The cost of construction will be reimbursed to the Vermilion Parish Police Jury. The Village will pay for Engineering Services associated with this project directly to Sellers & Associates, Inc.

CPA Michael Roy of John S. Dowling & Co. presented a draft schedule for review to amend the 2001-2002 Budget and a proposed 2002-2003 Budget.

Motion: Theriot/Catalon - moved, seconded and carried to adopt Resolution #01-5A, a resolution which sets the millage for the year 2002 for the general fund for the Village of Maurice at 3.05 mills.

Motion: Catalon/Theriot - moved, seconded and carried that Officer Corey Buras, Burley Chargois, Ray Clark, Mary Hebert, Officer Earl LeBlanc, Officer Marvin Menard, Floyd Perrodin, Police Chief Warren Rost, David Villien each get an additional $100.00 per month Insurance Supplement effective July 1, 2002, to be included in the 2002 - 2003 budget.

Alderman Paul Catalon had a concern about erosion of the bridge on East Vincent Street on the Southside at the bulk head. Mr. Catalon requested that the Mayor contact the proper authority to correct erosion.

Councilmen requested that the Mayor set aside a time to view the Maintenance Equipment Storage Building and Sewer System Improvements that have been made through LCDBG grant. After discussion Mayor and Councilmen decided to hold a public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wastewater plant, to view new facility, and improvements. The public is invited. From the plant the Mayor and council will proceed to the municipal building for the regular scheduled meeting.

Motion: Theriot/Wood - moved, seconded and carried to adjourn. Time 7:40 p.m.


Mary Hebert, Clerk

Barbara L. Picard, Mayor