Public Notices for January 29 (1)

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Zoning Commission of the City of Gonzales will hold a Public Hearing on February 1, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. in the conference room at city hall to consider the request of Property of Acadiana to rezone the following described property from its existing C-1 zone to a C-2 zone.

A certain tract of property consisting of 2.5 acres situated on the south side of La. Hwy 30 at 305 E. Hwy30.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Please publish in the next three Friday’s Weekly Citizens 1/15, 1/22, & 1/29/10

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Zoning Commission of the City of Gonzales will hold a Public Hearing on February 1, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. in the conference room at city hall to consider rezoning the following described property from its existing C-2 and R-15 zones to an I-1 zone.

Tract 7 situated on the east side of S. Darla Avenue.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Please Publish in the next three Friday Weekly Citizens 1/15, 1/22, & 1/29/10

REQUEST FOR

PROPOSAL

ELECTRONIC TIME KEEPING SYSTEM

The Parish of Ascension hereby issues a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an Electronic Time Keeping System. Proposals will be received by the Ascension Parish Government Purchasing Department, 120 East Railroad Street, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737 (mailing P.O. Box 2392, Gonzales, LA 70707), until 02:30 p.m. CST on  February 10, 2010.  RFP’s received after 02:30 p.m. will not be accepted.

Overview

A. Purpose.

It is the purpose of this request for proposal to solicit for a Workforce Management solution.

Vendors responding to this document should propose all services and associated costs to deliver a fully operational program to meet the needs of Ascension Parish.

B. Vendor Qualifications

Selection of the most suitable vendor and proposal is essential; therefore, proposals will only be accepted from vendors that demonstrate the following qualifications:

1. Vendor must have been engaged in the business of time and attendance services for at least 10 years.  Please confirm

2. Vendor must have demonstrated capability to implement the recommended proposal.  Please list other Louisiana government entities (state and local) using vendors solution

3. Vendor must design, engineer, deliver, and support its own products.  Please confirm

4. Vendor must be a Microsoft Gold partner or higher. Please provide response.

5. Vendor must have in depth experience at installation, setup and training on their own Human Resource, Payroll, and Time and Attendance solution systems.  Please describe.

6. Vendor must be able to provide Dell Server and SQL2005/2008 purchase options including 3 year Dell Gold support as part of a Dell OEM reseller offering.  Please provide response and options available to the parish.

7. Vendor should provide warranty and support on the software and hardware that comprises the workforce management solution.

Scope of Work

A.  Must support the collection of data for up to 300 active employees, 55 managers, and 10 biometric magnetic strips and, Ethernet data collection terminals.

B.  Must support the use of VMWare ESX 3.51.  Please list current support availability for VMWare

C   Must allow continued punch collection at time clock if network is down

D. Must Use Microsoft SSRS for reporting and reporting changes.  Please define how reporting is handled

E. Must provide password protection and definition of multiple levels of user types and multiple security levels

F. Must be able to track cost center transfers and shift differentials 

G. Must provide in depth reporting of hours, schedules, attendance and missing punches

H. Must track changes made to transactions in the system and be capable of

providing audit trails of such changes

I. Must have experience interfacing with all of the following financial systems:   Munis, New World, STW, Lawson, and Oracle.  Please provide a list of clients that currently have interfaces from vendor’s workforce management system to each listed financial solution 

J.  Must have proven experience integrating with Kronos Human Resource and Payroll solutions within another Louisiana or Texas municipality.  Please list customer accounts and contacts where this type of integration has occurred

K. Should support daylight saving without user intervention

L. Should track employees by departments, groups, and divisions

M. System must have ability to add an integrated telephone based data collection system for the collection of data from mobile employees

N. Vendor must provide at least two Louisiana based governmental entities utilizing telephone based data collection

O. Software should store a copy of biometric templates from time terminals  both at the terminal and in the database to prevent need to add employees again should clock have to be repaired or replaced;   Please describe how the system stores biometric templates

P. Software must be web based and run using vendor provided JBOSS Application Server and either a vendor supplied Apache or IIS (provided with SQL) web server

Q.  Vendor software shall provide for centralized download of terminal updates without manual intervention at the site of the time clocks

R.  System must be able to handle historical edits and fully handle recalculation of pay as well as track for audit purposes

S. Software must have option to add on an integrated absence management module that allows at the least the ability to track complex leave and attendance policies as well as to automatically issue mandated notifications and reporting while updating the timecard, schedule, and hours totals

T. Vendors must provide Return on Investment profiles/reports from 3rd party research firms such as Nucleus Research or GFOA attesting to the savings afforded by customers through use of vendor’s applications.    Please submit two such reports including reference to vendor’s solution, customer, and outcome/benefit as a minimum

U. Data Collection Terminals must be able to restrict punching/Use based of a minimum of the following:

        Clock Restriction- (assigned clock group)

        Schedule restriction

        Access to Self Service Suring preset restricted times (such as shift change)

V. Data Collection Terminals should be able to provide access to the following as configurable options: Totals, Schedules, Request time off, Messaging, Approve timecard, printing through the clock, review recent punches

W. Data Collection Terminals must be designed to be used outside the parish network should the parish have need to setup a data collection device in a non- parish facility with internet access.  Please describe capabilities.

Proposal Preparation and Submission Requirements

To enable Ascension Parish to conduct a uniform review process of all responses to this solicitation, components of the proposal shall be submitted as set forth below. Ascension Parish reserves the right to reject submittals that do not follow the requested format. One original (duly marked) and five (5) copies of proposal are required.

A. Cover Sheet.

B. Management Summary (one page)

Include a management summary which provides a statement of the vendor’s understanding of the services required by the Parish and an overview of how the vendor would provide these services to Ascension Parish.

C. Vendor Profile

Provide a Vendor Profile, to include:

1. An overview of the company-address, telephone, and fax numbers; whether company is a local, regional, or national firm; areas of specialization.                                      

2. The length of time the vendor has been in business under the present name

3. An outline of the vendor’s background and overall qualifications.

4. Company information as to all providers of software and hardware other than Vendor.  A minimum of 36 months availability of new, fully compatible replacement data collection hardware is expected

D. Proposal Plan (three pages)

1. Give a detailed, comprehensive presentation of the approach to be used by your firm to accomplish the tasks detailed in the Scope of Work.

2. Specify any information you will require from the Ascension Parish Staff to enable you to provide this service,

3. Present in detail, features and capabilities of the proposed application software. In addition, the vendor should include a description of any features (or value-added components) included or available in the proposed software that has not been specifically requested in the RFP.

4. Provide a description of the SQL/Windows server System required to support the computing environment.

5. Provide the following information:

a. Hardware Environment – Describe the supported computer

hardware environment in which the proposed software will run.

b. Operating System - Identify the operating system that is supported by the proposed applications software and the proposed database management system in the hardware environment recommended above.

c. List the operating system software support products required to support the recommended computing environment. List any additional vendor software products required to support your proposed application software.

6. Provide Implementation Methodology –

7. Provide training detail to include onsite training of up to 40    managers/timekeepers.

8. Give a detailed description of the level and extent of all support to be provided after the implementation of the proposed software   Show any costs associated with this support in the cost quotations.

E. Fee Structure (one page)

1. All cost must be itemized in the vendor’s response; (e.g., license fees, annual support, training, installation, documentation, data collection, etc.)

2. The vendor’s cost quotations must be valid for a minimum of sixty (60) days from the deadline for submission of proposals, and may not be increased once contract negotiations have been initiated by the parish.

The RFP can be viewed and also submitted online at http://www.centralauctionhouse.com/rfp.php?cid=69

Ascension Parish Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals for just cause.

ASCENSION PARISH GOVERNMENT

TOMMY MARTINEZ, PARISH PRESIDENT

CHIEF -    Please publish 01/29, 02/05

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION STATEMENT

WETLAND

DELINEATION AND PERMITTING CONSULTING

The Parish of Ascension hereby issues a Request for Qualification Statements (RFQ) for Wetland Delineation and Permitting Consulting. Proposals will be received by the Ascension Parish Government Purchasing Department, 120 East Railroad Street, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737 (mailing P.O. Box 2392, Gonzales, LA 70707), until 03:00 p.m. CST on  February 10, 2010.  RFQ’s received after 03:00 p.m. will not be accepted.

EAST ASCENSION GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1

Project No. EAD2010-1

SCOPE OF SERVICES

The Parish of Ascension and East Ascension Gravity Drainage District #1 (the Parish) have identified the need for wetland delineation and permitting consulting services (Services) on an as needed basis for 2010.  All individuals and sub-consultants proposing to work in any portion to provide these Services shall possess certifiable qualifications and experience with USACE Wetland Regulatory Permitting submittals and processes as defined by the current EPA Clean Water Act Regulations. In addition, the individual, consultant or sub-consultant must exhibit the ability and qualifications to perform wetland delineation acceptable by the USACE.

Any further questions can be directed to Drainage Department, 42077 Churchpoint Road, Gonzales, Louisiana, 70737; (225) 621-5734.

Five (5) copies of statement required. Submittals shall be in the format of LA DOTD RFQ SF24-102.   Specifications and/or forms can be obtained from the Ascension Parish Government Purchasing Department located at 120 E. Railroad Street, Gonzales, Louisiana.

The RFQ can be viewed and also submitted online at http://www.centralauctionhouse.com/rfp.php?cid=69

Ascension Parish Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals for just cause.

ASCENSION PARISH GOVERNMENT

TOMMY MARTINEZ, PARISH PRESIDENT              

WEEKLY-    Please publish 01/22, 01/29

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

INDUSTRIAL

UNIFORMS AND FLAT SUPPLIES

The Parish of Ascension hereby issues a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Industrial Uniforms and Flat Supplies. Proposals will be received by the Ascension Parish Government Purchasing Department, 120 East Railroad Street, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737 (mailing P.O. Box 2392, Gonzales, LA 70707), until 02:00 p.m. CST on  February 10, 2010.  RFP’s received after 02:00 p.m. will not be accepted.

Purpose of Proposal

The Ascension Parish Government is requesting proposals from qualified vendors to provide rental uniforms, other clothing items and flat supplies to various Parish Departments located on the East and West Banks of Ascension Parish.

Uniform Requirements

General Type:

65% Polyester

35% Combed Cotton

100 % Cotton

All work shirts will be embroidered with custom Parish logo

Ever person (except where noted) will have 11 uniforms assigned to them personally.  Five (5) at the beginning of the cycle that are ready to wear, one (1) in use and five (5) back at the contractors for cleaning, repairs, etc.

Upon award vendor will visit each site with samples and take measurement.  Arrangements must be made with supervisors.

Vendor would be allowed to charge back to Ascension Parish Government charges for lost clothing.

Vendor will be responsible for all costs associated with having the uniforms available for wearing including:

Proper fit   

Any patches/emblem

Pickup of soiled uniforms

Drop off of cleaned uniforms

No charge for size changes

No charge for repairs

No charge replacement due to wear

Vendor will allow additional locations to be added to drop off and pick up locations at no additional cost.

Vendor Information;

Vendor Qualifications:  Years in business, size of operation, number of employees.

References:  List three (3) references that bidder has provided similar uniform rental and flat supplies.  Include:  Company name, contact name and telephone number.

State the location from where the services would be provided.

Describe your procedure for delivery and pickup of uniforms and flat supplies from various departments.  

Term:

The term is for three (3) years beginning April 1, 2010.  NO PRICING CHANGES ARE ALLOWED DURING THE THREE (3) YEAR TERM.

Specifications and/or forms can be obtained from the Ascension Parish Government Purchasing Department located at 120 E. Railroad Street, Gonzales, Louisiana.

The RFP can be viewed and also submitted online at http://www.centralauctionhouse.com/rfp.php?cid=69

Ascension Parish Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals for just cause.

ASCENSION PARISH GOVERNMENT

TOMMY MARTINEZ, PARISH PRESIDENT

WEEKLY-    Please publish 01/22, 01/29

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Department offers for sale to the highest bidder, payable in cash, where is, as is, the following livestock recovered and currently unclaimed:

One Pot Belly Pig, white, male

Pig was recovered from the area of 17479 Blossom Trail (Autumn Woods Neighborhood) Prairieville area, Ascension Parish. Pig is currently being impounded at 41394 Merritt Evans Road, Prairieville, LA.

Bids are to be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Sealed Bid on Pig” and delivered to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Department, Courthouse – 300 Houmas St – Suite E, P.O.Box 268, Donaldsonville, LA  70346, in time for bid opening.  Bid opening will be on Monday, February 8th 2010, 10:00 A.M.

The right is reserved to reject any/or bids and to waive all formalities.

Jeffrey F. Wiley, Sheriff

Ascension Parish

Gonzales Weekly-Citizen

January 29, 2010

PLANNING

COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Parish of Ascension Planning Commission will hold Public Hearings and Public Meetings on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex Council Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 828 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, to consider the following items:

Jerome Babin Property – Lots JB-4 and Tract 5A-1-A

FAMILY PARTITION

The subject property is located on the south side of LA Highway 621 approximately six-hundred and fifty (650) feet west of Della Marchand Road in Council District 8 and is zoned Medium Intensity Residential (RM). The application is on behalf of Jerome Babin by Earles and Associates LLC.

Brady Mabile Property – Lots 3-A, 4-A and 4-B

FAMILY PARTITION

The subject property is located on the northwest side of the intersection with LA Highway 405 and Frank Noel, Kr. Road in Council District 3 and is zoned Conservation (C). The application is on behalf of Brady Mabile by Earles and Associates LLC.

Germany Land Development, LLC Property – Tracts B-1 and B-2

REVISION

The subject property is located on the south-east corner of Germany Road and Burnside Avenue in Council District 11 and zoned Crossroads Commercial (CC).  The application is on behalf of Germany Land Development by Landsource, Inc.

Gateway Industrial Park, Second Filing, Parts 1, 2, 3

The preliminary plat for the second filing of Gateway Industrial Park, Parts 1, 2, and 3 was approved by the Planning Commission on November 12, 2008. Section 20.206 of the Subdivision Ordinance rescinds the subdivision after twenty-four (24) months if construction has yet to start. CSRS has submitted a letter to extend this period by an additional twelve (12) months. This will allow for construction to begin by November 2011.

Ascension Market Place

SITE PLAN REVISION

The subject property is located on the west side of Louisiana Highway 73 (Old Jefferson Highway) approximately eight-hundred (800) feet south of the intersection with Interstate 10, in Council District 8 and is zoned as a Mixed-Use Corridor (MU).

The application is on behalf of LeMak-Aerie partners by Salco Construction Company.

Publish:        Gonzales Weekly    Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

SUCCESSION

OF

MERRITT P. EVANS, JR.

PROBATE NUMBER:

14,630

23RD JUDICIAL

DISTRICT COURT

PARISH OF ASCENSION

STATE OF LOUISIANA

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SUCCESSION

OF

RUTH WALKER EVANS

PROBATE NUMBER:

14,983

23RD JUDICIAL

DISTRICT COURT

PARISH OF ASCENSION

STATE OF LOUISIANA

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NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY

TO LIST AND TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT

PRIVATE SALE

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NOTICE IS GIVEN that Donald T. Carmouche, Joshua H. Burnett, and Leona Hall Roberson, the co-executors of the Succession of Merritt P. Evans, Jr., and Donald T. Carmouche, the executor of the Succession of Ruth Walker Evans, have petitioned this Court for authority to sell real estate belonging to the Succession of Merritt P. Evans, Jr. and the Succession of Ruth Walker Evans at private sale, in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure, said property being described as follows:

A) The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is described as follows:

A certain tract of land situated in the Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest quarter of Section 22, Township 10 South, Range 3 East, and in the Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest quarter of Section 46, Township 10 South, Range 3 East, Southeastern District, East of the Mississippi River, in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, being Tract B comprising 268.58 acres, as shown on a survey by Clint J. Cointment, PLS, land surveyor, dated October 31, 2009.

B) The price of the sale, the name of the purchaser, and all other terms and conditions of the sale are set forth in the Petition for Authority filed herein, and in the Agreement to Purchase attached to the Petition;

C) The executors seek authority to sell the property, to sign the sale and any related documents;

D) The executors further seek approval of the Listing Agreement with Coldwell Banker Mackey and the Purchase Agreement, both relating to the subject property and sale thereof.

Any heir, creditor, or legatee who opposes the proposed sale must file his/her or their opposition within seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of this notice.

PUBLISH: January 29 and February 19, 2009