Public notices for February 26

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL

OF THE

PARISH OF ASCENSION

DONALDSONVILLE, LOUISIANA

FEBRUARY 4, 2010

The Council of the Parish of Ascension, Louisiana, met in regular session on Thursday, February 4, 2010, 6:00 p.m., in the Ascension Parish Courthouse, 300 Houmas Street, Donaldsonville, Louisiana, with Council Vice-Chairman Randy Clouatre presiding.

The following Council members were present:

    Oliver Joseph        Adrian Thompson        Dempsey Lambert

    Randy Clouatre        Chris Loar            George Valentine

    Todd Lambert        Dennis Cullen            Benny Johnson

Councilman Pat Bell and Councilman Kent Schexnaydre were absent.

Parish    President Tommy Martinez was also present.

The opening prayer was offered by Reverend Melvin Williams of the First Baptist Church and the pledge was led by Donaldsonville Fire Chief Chuck Montero.

Parish President Martinez and the Parish Council presented a certificate of recognition to Miss Ashley Barbier for her outstanding leadership efforts in organizing the “Cinderella Project” in Donaldsonville.

President Martinez and the Parish Council also proclaimed January 31, 2010 thru February 6, 2010 “CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK” in Ascension Parish, presenting the proclamation to Ascension Catholic High School Principal Sandy Pizzolato.

The following items were collectively approved by the Council on a motion tendered by Councilman Chris Loar and a second to the motion tendered by Councilman Dennis Cullen:

    a. Adoption of Minutes of the regular council meeting of January 6, 2010

    b. Adoption of Minutes of the regular council meeting of January 27, 2010.

The bid for NCRS Waterway Debris removal  was unanimously awarded the lowest qualifying bid to Storm Reconstruction Services, Inc.  as recommended by Purchasing Manager Joan Shivers; Councilman Todd Lambert offered the motion and Councilman Adrian Thompson offered the second.

Personnel Committee Chairman Todd Lambert presented the recommendations of his respective committee from their meeting of January 27, 2010.

A. Ascension Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 – the Council, on a motion by Councilman Adrian Thompson and a second by Councilman Dennis Cullen, unanimously agreed to re-appoint the following persons, with terms expiring December 31, 2010:

    1. James E. LeBlanc

    2. Nathaniel Stephens

    3. Darius Wayne Hill

B.  Ascension Parish Fire Protection District No. 3 – the Council, on a motion by Councilman Benny Johnson and a second by Councilman Chris Loar, unanimously agreed to re-appoint the following persons, with terms expiring February 19, 2012:

    1. Gary D. Newman

    2. Mike Doring

C.  Ascension Parish Tourism Commission – the Council, on a motion by Councilman Dempsey Lambert and a second by Councilman George Valentine, unanimously agreed to appoint the following  person to fill the unexpired term of

Alyce J. Smith-Robinson, who resigned; Walter Hays’ term will expire July 2, 2011.

    1. Walter R. Hays Jr. (Ray)

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010, 6:00 p.m., in the Ascension Parish Courthouse Annex, 828 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, to consider an ordinance modifying the Ascension Parish Development Code, adding language creating criteria for development within the SPUD/PUD/TND Overlay Zone; Councilman George Valentine tendered the motion, Councilman Todd Lambert tendered the second and the Parish Council unanimously agreed.

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010, 6:00 p.m., in the Ascension Parish Courthouse Annex, 828 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, to consider an ordinance revising language to Appendix VI, Sections 17-6070 & 17-6071 of the Ascension Parish Unified Land Development Code identifying the documentation necessary to obtain modifications from development regulations; Councilman Adrian Thompson tendered the motion, Councilman Benny Johnson tendered the second and the Parish Council unanimously agreed.

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010, 6:00 p.m., in the Ascension Parish Courthouse Annex, 828 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, to consider an ordinance providing for the exemption of sales taxes in certain and particular situations from sales occurring at publicly owned facilities, including, but not limited to, the Lamar Dixon Expo Center (Sales Tax District No. 1); the motion was tendered by Councilman Dempsey Lambert and seconded by Councilman Benny Johnson ..

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010, 6:00 p.m., in the Ascension Parish Courthouse Annex, 828 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, to consider an ordinance providing for the exemption of sales taxes in certain and particular situations from sales occurring at publicly owned facilities, including, but not limited to, the Lamar Dixon Expo Center (Sales Tax District No. 2); the motion was tendered by Councilman Adrian Thompson and seconded by Councilman Dempsey Lambert.

Following Legal Counsel Lindsey Manda’s reading of the proposed ordinance authorizing acquisition of property from and pay relocation benefits to Danny J. Roussel  for an amount not to exceed $230,000 as part of the Roddy Road Final Phase Construction Project, the public hearing was unanimously opened on Councilman George Valentine’s motion and Councilman Benny Johnson’s second.

No comments were offered, therefore, the public hearing was unanimously closed on a motion by Councilman Benny Johnson and a second to the motion by Councilman Todd Lambert.

The subsequent ordinance was unanimously adopted upon Councilman Benny Johnson making the motion and Councilman Todd Lambert adding a second:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

STATE OF LOUISIANA

PARISH OF ASCENSION

ORDINANCE

Purpose:

To acquire immovable property from Danny J. Roussel for the purpose of constructing road improvements in the amount of One Hundred Forty One Thousand Six Hundred Twenty and 00/100 Dollars ($141,620.00). Further, to authorize payment of relocation benefits and other related incidental expenses (such as closing costs and moving expenses) not to exceed Eighty Eight Thousand Three Hundred Eighty and 00/100 Dollars ($88,380.00).

WHEREAS, The Parish of Ascension through the Department of Public Works has engaged in a road project entitled Roddy Road Final Phase; and

WHEREAS, in order to successfully complete the project, the Parish must purchase right of way in accordance with Section 6.01 of the Code of Ordinances and the Charter of Ascension Parish; and

WHEREAS, the Parish has identified certain property as necessary for the continuation of the project and desires to purchase said property all in accordance with state and local law.

BE IT ORDAINED that the Ascension Parish Council authorizes the purchase of the Danny J. Roussel property in accordance with the terms of the Act of Sale document attached hereto and made a part hereof as Exhibit “A.” Further, the Ascension Parish Council authorizes payment to Danny J. Roussel in the amount of $141,620.00 for the property more fully described in Exhibit “A.”. “

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the Ascension Parish Council agrees to pay relocation expenses to Danny J. Roussel. The payment of these relocation expenses and replacement costs are conditioned on the mutual agreement of the Seller and a complete and final release of the Parish by the Seller. These payments are based upon the recommendation of SJB Group, LLC, employed by the Parish in connection with the Roddy Road Final Phase project. In accordance therewith, the Parish agrees to pay and does authorize payment as follows:

$76,965.00 for replacement Housing Payment Claim;

Other incidental expenses, including but not limited to moving expenses and closing costs, not to exceed $11,385.00.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the purchase of the property is subject to approval by the Parish Attorney and contingent upon the Seller being able to deliver a good and merchantable title and that Tommy Martinez, Parish President, is authorized to sign all necessary documents on behalf of the Parish.

This Ordinance is being adopted in conformity with Section 6.01 of the Ascension Parish Charter and the ordinance for approving right-of-way acquisitions adopted by the Ascension Parish Council on June 4, 2009.

This ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

YEAS: OLIVER JOSEPH, ADRIAN THOMPSON, DEMPSEY LAMBERT, RANDY CLOUATRE, CHRIS LOAR, GEORGE VALENTINE, TODD LAMBERT, DENNIS CULLEN, BENNY JOHNSON

NAYS: NONE      NOT VOTING:  NONE

ABSENT: PAT BELL, KENT SCHEXNAYDRE

And this ordinance was adopted by the Council on the  4TH  day of February  2010.

Attest _________________________________

Secretary  

Approved by Parish President _____________________________

SALE

THE PARISH OF ASCENSION, STATE OF LOUISIANA RODDY ROAD FINAL PHASE PROJECT NO. 01-W-03 PARCEL NO. 1-1

STATE OF LOUISIANA PARISH OF ASCENSION

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, for the price and on the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, that before the undersigned competent witnesses and/or competent authority and on the dates hereinafter set out, personally came and appeared 1) DANNY J. ROUSSEL, (50% Interest + 50% Usufruct Interest), being a resident of the full age of majority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, whose mailing address is 42008 Highway 621, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737,2) DALLAS ROUSSEL, (10% Interest, subject to Usufruct), being a resident of the full age of majority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, whose mailing address is 42008 Highway 621, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737,3) SHANNON ROUSSEL, (10% Interest, subject to Usufruct), being a resident of the full age of majority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, whose mailing address is 42008 Highway 621, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737,4) TRICIA ROUSSEL JENKINS, (10% Interest, subject to Usufruct), being a resident of the full age of majority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, whose mailing address is 42008 Highway 621, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737,5) CURTIS ROUSSEL, (10% Interest, subject to Usufruct), being a resident of the full age of majority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, whose mailing address is 42008 Highway 621, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737,6)

SCOTT ROUSSEL (10% Interest, subject to Usufruct), being a resident of the full age of majority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, whose mailing address is 42008 Highway 621, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737, being hereinafter sometimes referred to as the “Vendors”, have bargained and sold and do hereby grant, bargain, sell, transfer, assign, set over, convey, and deliver under all lawful warranties and with substitution and subrogation to all of my rights and actions of warranty, unto THE PARISH OF ASCENSION, STATE OF LOUISIANA hereinafter referred to as “Vendee”, herein represented by TOMMVMARTINEZ, Ascension Parish President, who accepts this sale of the

following described property in the Parish of Ascension. It being the intent of Vendor to sell and the intent of Vendee to buy all of the vendors’ rights, title and interest in and to the following described property and improvements located thereon:

PARCEL NO. 1-1

A portion of that certain tract or parcel of land described as PARCEL 1-1, being a portion of a larger tract of land (39,204 square feet (or 0.900 acres), less and except 7,363 square feet in the maintained area of Ascension Parish) owned by Danny Roussel, et al (now or formerly), located in Section 10, T9S, R3E, Southeast Land District. The boundary of said PARCEL 1-1 is more particularly described as follows:

From a point on the baseline of Parish Project No. Ol-W-03, at Station 159+53.63, proceed S89’39’00”W a distance of 17.50 feet to the point of beginning; thence proceed N00°57’27”W a distance of 239.89 feet to the point; thence proceed N89°14’51”E a distance of 30.50 feet to the point; thence proceed S00°57’27”E a distance of 214.34 feet to a point; thence proceed S45°46’23”E a distance of 36.71 feet to a point; thence proceed S89°39’00”W a distance of 56.38 feet to the point of beginning. All of which comprises Parcel No. 1-1 as shown on Sheet No. 1A of the Right of Way Plans of Parish Project No. 01 -W-03, and contains an area of 7,653 square feet or 0.175 acres.

Said TRACT 1-1 as described above contains 0.175 acres as shown on survey map prepared by Garner Morales of SJB Group, LLC.

This said sale is made for and in consideration of the price and sum of ONE HUNDRED FORTY-ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED TWENTY AND NO/100 ($141,620.-00) DOLLARS, which price Vendee hereby binds and obligates itself to pay to Vendors upon acceptance by Vendee of

the terms of this sale agreement, for any and all interest the aforementioned Vendors have in the above described property.

It is understood and agreed that Vendors reserve unto themselves, their heirs and assigns, all oil, gas and other materials beneath the area hereinabove described, and more specifically under the provisions of Act 50 of the Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature for the year 1974 (Title 31, Art. 1 et seq. of the Revised Statutes of 1950); it being specifically understood, however; that while no exploration, drilling, nor mining of oil, gas or other minerals of any kind shall be conducted upon the surface of the properties herein conveyed, however; there may oe directional drilling from adjacent land to extract the oil, gas or other minerals from under said area.

The parties hereto take cognizance of the fact that the undersigned Notary Public has not been requested to, nor has he made, a title examination of the subject property and they agree to release and relieve him from any responsibility and liability in connection therewith. The property description was provided by the parties hereto.

The parties to this act waive the production of all mortgage and conveyance certificates and all other necessary certificates and researches, and agree to release and relieve me, Notary, from all responsibility and liability in connection with the non-production thereof.

There is specifically included in this present sale and conveyance all of the improvements situated wholly or partially on the hereinabove described property, including but not necessarily restricted to Vendor’s residence and storage building together with the appurtenances thereto.

Vendors) understand(s) and agree(s) that all immovable components of the improvements) enumerated herein, including, but not limited to, all built-in appliances, interior and exterior doors, windows, air conditioning units, lighting fixtures, kitchen cabinets, built-in bookshelves, fireplaces, electrical outlets, switches and wiring, bathtubs, showers, sinks, toilets, bath vanities, ceiling fans, hot water heaters, built-in microwaves, built-in stoves, garbage disposals, paneling, molding, flooring, carpeting, steps, patio covers, and the like are included in this sale and/or expressly conveyed herein.

Vendors) further understand(s) and agree(s) not to remove any of the components conveyed herein and understand(s) and agree(s) that any breach of the agreement will constitute a prorata reduction of the purchase price.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the parties hereto have signed and executed and acknowledge this instrument as their free and voluntary acts in the presence of the undersigned competent witnesses on the date as hereinafter set out as follows, to wit:

WITNESS: VENDOR:

Print: Danny J. Roussel

Social Security #XXX-XX-3218

Signed this    day of    , 20_

Print:

Print:        Dallas Roussel

Social Security # XXX-XX-

Signed this    day of    , 20_

Print:___________________

Print:    Shannon Roussel

Social Security # XXX-XX-

Signed this    day of    , 20_

Print:

Print:    Tricia Roussel Jenkins

Social Security # XXX-XX-

Signed this    day of    , 20_

Print-

Signed this    day of    , 20

Print:

Print:    Scott Roussel

Social Security U XXX-XX-

Signed this    day of    , 20_

Print:

VENDEE:

PARISH OF ASCENSION,

WITNESS: STATE OF LOUISIANA

BY:

Print: Kim Friloux

TOMMY MARTINEZ

President, Parish of Ascension

Signed this    day of    , 20_

Print:

Following Legal Counsel Lindsey Manda’s reading of the proposed ordinance authorizing acquisition of property from and pay relocation benefits to Gloria Duplessis Hidalgo in an amount not to exceed $150,000 as part of the Roddy Road Final Phase Construction Project, the public hearing was unanimously opened on Councilman Todd Lambert’s motion and Councilman Dempsey Lambert’s second.

No comments were offered, therefore, the public hearing was unanimously closed on a motion by Councilman Todd Lambert and a second to the motion by Councilman Dempsey Lambert.

The subsequent ordinance was unanimously adopted upon Councilman Benny Johnson making the motion and Councilman Todd Lambert adding a second:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

STATE OF LOUISIANA

PARISH OF ASCENSION

ORDINANCE

Purpose:

To acquire immovable property from Gloria Duplessis Hidalgo for the purpose of constructing road improvements in the amount of One Hundred Seventeen Thousand Five Hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($117,500.00). Of this amount, Nine Thousand Two Hundred Sixty Five and 00/100 Dollars ($9,265.00) represents damages and Nineteen Thousand Six Hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($19,600.00) represents and uneconomic remainder. Further, to authorize payment of relocation benefits and other related incidental expenses (such as closing costs and moving expenses) not to exceed Thirty Two Thousand Five Hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($32,500.00).

WHEREAS, The Parish of Ascension through the Department of Public Works has engaged in a road project entitled Roddy Road Final Phase; and

WHEREAS, in order to successfully complete the project, the Parish must purchase right of way in accordance with Section 6.01 of the Code of Ordinances and the Charter of Ascension Parish; and

WHEREAS, the Parish has identified certain property as necessary for the continuation of the project and desires to purchase said property all in accordance with state and local law.

BE IT ORDAINED that the Ascension Parish Council authorizes the purchase of the Gloria Duplessis Hidalgo property in accordance with the terms of the Act of Sale document attached hereto and made a part hereof as Exhibit “A.” Further, the Ascension Parish Council authorizes payment to Gloria Duplessis Hidalgo in the amount of $117,500 for the property and damages more fully described in Exhibit “A.”.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the Ascension Parish Council agrees to pay relocation expenses to Gloria Duplessis Hidalgo. The payment of these relocation expenses and replacement costs are conditioned on the mutual agreement of the Seller and a complete and final release of the Parish by the Seller. These payments are based upon the recommendation of SJB Group, LLC, employed by the Parish in connection with the Roddy Road Final Phase project. In accordance therewith, the Parish agrees to pay and does authorize payment as follows:

$22,400.00 for replacement Housing Payment Claim;

Other incidental expenses, including but not limited to moving expenses and closing costs, not to exceed $10,100.00.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the purchase of the property is subject to approval by the Parish Attorney and contingent upon the Seller being able to deliver a good and merchantable title and that Tommy Martinez, Parish President, is authorized to sign all necessary documents on behalf of the Parish.

This Ordinance is being adopted in conformity with Section 6.01 of the Ascension Parish Charter and the ordinance for approving right-of-way acquisitions adopted by the Ascension Parish Council on June 4, 2009.

This ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

YEAS:  O.JOSEPH, A.THOMPSON, DEMPSEY LAMBERT, R.CLOUATRE, C.LOAR, G.VALENTINE,TODD LAMBERT, D. CULLEN,  B.JOHNSON

NAYS:   NONE        NOT VOTING:  NONE

ABSENT:  P.BELL, K.SCHEXNAYDRE

/S/SUZANNE PATTERSON        /S/TOMMY MARTINEZ

SECRETARY                PARISH PRESIDENT

SALE

THE PARISH OF ASCENSION, STATE OF LOUISIANA RODDY ROAD FINAL PHASE PROJECT NO. 01 -W-03 PARCEL NO. 4-5 & UR 4-5

STATE OF LOUISIANA PARISH OF ASCENSION

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, for the price and on the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, that before the undersigned competent witnesses and/or competent authority and on the dates hereinafter set out, personally came and appeared GLORIA DUPLESSIS HIDALGO, (100% Interest), being a resident of the full age of majority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, whose mailing address is 14397 Roddy Road, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737, being hereinafter sometimes referred to as the “Vendor”, have bargained and sold and do hereby grant, bargain, sell, transfer, assign, set over, convey, and deliver under all lawful warranties and with substitution and subrogation to all of my rights and actions of warranty, unto THE PARISH OF ASCENSION, STATE OF LOUISIANA, hereinafter referred to as “Vendee”, herein represented by TOMMY MARTINEZ, Ascension Parish President, who accepts this sale of the following described property in the Parish of Ascension. It being the intent of Vendor to sell and the intent of Vendee to buy all of the vendors’ rights, title and interest in and to the following described property and improvements located thereon:

PARCEL NO. 4-5

A portion of that certain tract or parcel of land described as PARCEL 4-5, being a portion of a larger tract of land (8,886 square feet (or 0.204 acres), owned by Gloria Duplessis Hidalgo (now or formerly), located in Section 9, T9S, R3E, Southeast Land District. The boundary of said PARCEL 4-5 is more particularly described as follows:

From a point on the centerline of Parish Project No. Ol-W-03, at Station 198+72.63, proceed S89”22’l 1”W a distance of 17.50 feet to the point of beginning; thence proceed S89°22’l 1”W a distance of 64.55 feet to the point and corner; thence proceed N43°30’23”E a distance of 61.01 feet to a point and comer; thence proceed N01°25’35”W a distance of 36.21 feet to a point and corner; thence proceed N89°22’ 11 “E a distance of 21.87 feet to the point; thence proceed S01°07’49”E a distance of 80.00 feet to the point of beginning. All of which comprises Parcel No. 4-5 as shown on Sheet No. 4A of the Right of Way Plans of Parish Project No. 01-W-03, and contains an area of 2,676 square feet or 0.061 acres.

Said TRACT 4-5 as described above contains 0.061 acres as shown on survey map prepared by Garner Morales of SJB Group, LLC.

And also the westerly remainder of Vendor’s property which has been determined to be uneconomic to the owner and which, for the purpose of property identification, is assigned the parcel No. UR 4-5 (which is not so identified on the right of way plans) and such remainder being described as:

UR4-5

A certain tract of land situated in the Parish of Ascension, in the Southeastern Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 9, Township 9 South, Range 3 East, Southeastern District of Louisiana, having a frontage of Eighty (80) feet on the West side of a gravel road by a depth between parallel lines in a Westerly direction of One Hundred Ten (110) feet and being more specifically described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast comer of a tract of land purchased by George I. Duplessis from John A. Duplessis on the 29“‘ day of September, 1947, in an Act of Cash Sale passes before C.V. St. Amant, Notary Public, and duly recorded in the official records of Ascension Parish, State of Louisiana, thence proceed in a southerly direction along the Western side of a gravel road which is the Eastern boundary line of said tract of land a distance of Eighty (80) feet to a point and comer; thence proceed in Westerly direction parallel to the Northern boundary line of said tract of land a distance of One Hundred Ten (110) feet to a point and comer; thence proceed in a Northerly direction parallel with the Eastern boundary line of said tract of land a distance of Eighty (80) feet to the Northern boundary line of said tract of land to a point and corner; thence proceed in an Easterly direction a distance of One Hundred Ten (110) feet along the Northern boundary line of said tract of land to the point of beginning.

Being the same tract of land purchased by Barbara Ann Duplessis Ingalls from Geroge L. Duplessis, et al on April 25, 1959.

Said property acquired by Harris Paul Hidalgo and Gloria Duplessis Hidalgo by Act of Sale with Mortgage from Picou’s Builders Supply Company, Inc., dated November 17, 1961 and recorded in the records of the Clerk of Court for the Parish of Ascension at Entry No. 70744 on January 18, 1963.

This property was also described as follows by Judgment dated May 25, 1982 in the matter entitled “Harris Paul Hidalgo vs. George L. Duplessis”, No. 26,352.23rd Judicial District, Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana and recorded in the records of the Clerk of Court of the Parish of Ascension at Conv. No. 348, folio 405, Entry No. 193425 on June 2,1982: A certain tract or parcel of land situated in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, in the Southeast Quarter (S.E. %) of the Northeast Quarter (N.E. ‘/>) of Section 9, Township 9 South, Range 3 East, S.E.D.; said tract of parcel of land being more particularly shown and described according to a plat of survey by W. J. Cointment, Jr., dated June 17, 1981 at the request of the Twenty-Third Judicial District Court, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof as commencing at the Northeast corner of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 9, Township 9 South, Range 3 East; thence proceed thence South 89° 45’ West a distance of 110.0 feet to the point and comer; which is the Point of Beginning; thence proceed South 89° 45’ West a distance of 21.12 feet to a point and comer; thence proceed South 00° 45’ East a distance of 80.0 feet to a point and comer; thence proceed North 89° 45’ East a distance of 21.12 feet to the point; thence proceed North 00° 45’ West a distance of 80.00 feet to the Point of Beginning,

Less and Except Parcel 4-5 described above.

This said sale is made for and in consideration of the price and sum of ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 ($117,500.00) DOLLARS, which price Vendee hereby binds and obligates itself to pay to Vendors upon acceptance by Vendee of the terms of this sale agreement, for any and all interest the aforementioned Vendors have in the above described property.

It is understood and agreed that Vendors reserve unto themselves, their heirs and assigns, all oil, gas and other materials beneath the area hereinabove described, and more specifically under the provisions of Act 50 of the Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature for the year 1974 (Title 31, Art. 1 et seq. of the Revised Statutes of 1950); it being specifically understood, however, that while no exploration, drilling, nor mining of oil, gas or other minerals of any kind shall be conducted upon the surface of the properties herein conveyed, however; there may be directional drilling from adjacent land to extract the oil, gas or other minerals from under said area.

The parties hereto take cognizance of the fact that the undersigned Notary Public has not been requested to, nor has he made, a title examination of the subject property and they agree to release and relieve him from any responsibility and liability in connection therewith. The property description was provided by the parties hereto.

The parties to this act waive the production of all mortgage and conveyance certificates and all other necessary certificates and researches, and agree to release and relieve me, Notary, from all responsibility and liability in connection with the non-production thereof.

There is specifically included in this present sale and conveyance all of the improvements situated wholly or partially on the hereinabove described property, including but not necessarily restricted to Vendor’s residence and storage building together with the appurtenances thereto.

Vendors) understand(s) and agree(s) that all immovable components of the improvements) enumerated herein, including, but not limited to, all built-in appliances, interior and exterior doors, windows, air conditioning units, lighting fixtures, kitchen cabinets, built-in bookshelves, fireplaces, electrical outlets, switches and wiring, bathtubs, showers, sinks, toilets, bath vanities, ceiling fans, hot water heaters, built-in microwaves, built-in stoves, garbage disposals, paneling, molding, flooring, carpeting, steps, patio covers, and the like are included in this sale and/or expressly conveyed herein.

Vendors) further understand(s) and agree(s) not to remove any of the components conveyed herein and understand(s) and agree(s) that any breach of the agreement will constitute a prorata reduction of the purchase price.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the parties hereto have signed and executed and acknowledge this instrument as their free and voluntary acts in the presence of the undersigned competent witnesses on the date as hereinafter set out as follows, to wit:

WITNESS:

VENDOR:

Print:

Gloria Duplessis Hidalgo

Social Security # XXX-XX-3324

Signed this day of _,20_

Print:

VENDEE:

WITNESS:

PARISH OF ASCENSION, STATE OF LOUISIANA

Following Legal Counsel Lindsey Manda’s reading of the proposed ordinance amending the ordinance approving, adopting and appropriating the 2010 Operating and Capital Budgets for the Parish of Ascension as adopted by the Ascension Parish Council on the 19th day of November 2009,  the public hearing was unanimously opened on Councilman Todd Lambert’s motion and Councilman Dennis Cullen’s second.

No comments were offered, therefore, the public hearing was unanimously closed on a motion by Councilman George Valentine and a second to the motion by Councilman Todd Lambert.

The subsequent ordinance was unanimously adopted upon Councilman Adrian Thompson  making the motion and Councilman Dempsey Lambert adding a second:

UNITED STATES OF LOUISIANA

STATE OF LOUISIANA

PARISH OF ASCENSION

ORDINANCE

(BUDGET AMENDMENT NO. 1)

AN ORDINANCE to amend the ordinance approving, adopting, and appropriating the 2010 Operating and Capital Budgets for the Parish of Ascension, adopted by the Ascension Parish Council on the 19th day of November, 2009.

SECTION ONE.  THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY ORDAINS, that the ordinance approving, adopting, and appropriating the 2010 Operating and Capital Budgets for the Parish of Ascension, is hereby amended, approved and appropriated as follows:

OPERATING BUDGET:

Mental Health Fund

Expenditures:  To appropriate funds for the Jail Mental Health Program ($120,600).

    Salary (Exempt)                        $  57,200

    FICA Tax Expense                    $    4,300

    Retirement                        $    5,700

    Health, Life, Dental Insurance                $  13,500

    Equipment Rental                    $    1,800

    Professional Services                    $  20,000

    Office Supplies                        $  14,900

    Operating Supplies                    $       500

    Travel                            $    1,200

    Acquisitions – Vehicle & Equipment            $    1,500

This ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

YEAS:     Oliver  Joseph,  Adrian Thompson, Dempsey Lambert, Randy Clouatre, Chris Loar, George Valentine, Todd Lambert, Dennis Cullen, Benny Johnson

NAYS:    None

NOT VOTING:    None

ABSENT: Pat Bell, Kent Schexnaydre

And this ordinance was passed on the _4th ___ day of _February____2010____.

______________________________        ______________________________

Secretary                        Parish President

Following Legal Counsel Lindsey Manda’s reading of the proposed ordinance amending the ordinance revoking a one foot portion of the 10 foot Utility Servitude along the eastern sideline of Lot 1016 Lot 1021 as shown on the Final Plat of Pelican Point Golf community, Mallard Cove/Hidden Cove, the public hearing was unanimously opened on Councilman Todd Lambert’s motion and Councilman Dennis Cullen’s second.

No comments were offered, therefore, the public hearing was unanimously closed on a motion by Councilman Dennis Cullen and a second to the motion by Councilman Todd Lambert.

The subsequent ordinance was unanimously adopted upon Councilman Benny  Johnson  making the motion and Councilman Todd Lambert adding a second:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

STATE OF LOUISIANA

 PARISH OF ASCENSION

ORDINANCE

Purpose;

To revoke a one (1) foot portion of the 10’ Utility Servitude along the eastern sideline of Lot 1016 Lot 1021, as shown on the Final Plat of Pelican Point Golf Community, Mallard Cove /Hidden Cove, prepared by Ferris Engineering & Surveying, Inc., Darvln W. Ferguson, P.L.S., dated March 1,2001 and revised through latest revision dated February 15, 2006.

The portion of the servitude to be revoked is the western one (1) foot of the existing Ten (10) foot utility servitude on lots 1016 and 1021 of Hidden Cove adjacent to the west right-of-way line of Mallard Cove Drive.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Ascension Parish Council as the governing authority for the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, in lawful session, hereby revokes is the western one (1) foot of the existing Ten (10) foot utility servitude on lots 1016 and 1021 of Hidden Cove adjacent to the west right-of-way line of Mallard Cove Drive. All other public servitudes affecting said property are hereby reserved.

The ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

YEAS: OLIVER JOSEPH, ADRIAN THOMPSON, DEMPSEY LAMBERT, RANDY CLOUATRE, CHRIS LOAR, GEORGE VALENTINE, TODD LAMBERT, DENNIS CULLEN, BENNY JOHNSON

NAYS: NONE

NOT VOTING:  none

ABSENT: PAT BELL, KENT SCHEXNAYDRE

And this ordinance was adopted by the Council on the  4TH day of February  2010.

Attest __________________________________

Secretary

Approved by the Parish President ________________________________

Following Legal Counsel Lindsey Manda’s reading of the proposed ordinance amending the ordinance revoking the 5 foot sidewalk servitude and the 12’ utility servitude running simultaneously along the east Property line of Lot 58, Wrenwood, Phase II, the public hearing was unanimously opened on Councilman Dennis Cullen’s  motion and Councilman Chris Loar’s second.

No comments were offered, therefore, the public hearing was unanimously closed on a motion by Councilman Adrian Thompson and a second to the motion by Councilman Todd Lambert.

The subsequent ordinance was unanimously adopted upon Councilman Todd Lambert  making the motion and Councilman George Valentine  adding a second:

UNITED  STATES OF AMERICA

STATE OF LOUISIANA

PARISH OF ASCENSION

ORDINANCE

PURPOSE:

To revoke the 5’ Sidewalk Servitude and the 12’ Utility Servitude running simultaneously along the East Property Line of Lot 58, Wrenwood, Phase n as shown on die final plat of said subdivision.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Ascension Parish Council as the governing authority for the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, in lawful session, hereby revokes that 5’ Sidewalk Servitude and the 12’ Utility Servitude running simultaneously along the East Property Line of Lot 58, Wremvood, Phase II of the aforementioned Properly. All other public servitudes affecting said property are hereby reserved.

The ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

Yeas: O.JOSEPH, A.THOMPSON, DEMPSEY LAMBERT, R.CLOUATRE, C.LOAR, G.VALENTINE, TODD LAMBERT, DENNIS CULLEN, BENNY JOHNSON

Nays: NONE

Not Voting: NONE

Absent: PAT BELL, KENT SCHEXNAYDRE

And this ordinance was adopted by the Council on the 4TH DAY   of  FEBRUARY ,2010

Attest: /S/SUZANNE PATTERSON   

Secretary/

Approved by the Parish President

/S/TOMMY MARTINEZ    Date:   

Parish President

Vice-Chairman Clouatre called for a point of order on Agenda Item Nos. 10, 11 and 12, stating he had not called for discussion. The Vice-Chairman respectfully requested the Council return to those items for possible discussion and a vote.

Agenda Item No. 10 – There was no discussion and the motion to introduce the ordinance revising language to Appendix VI, Sections 17-6070 & 17-6071 of the Ascension Parish Unified Land Development Code identifying the documentation necessary to obtain modifications from development regulations; the motion passed by acclamation.

Agenda Item No. 11 – There was no discussion and the motion to introduce the ordinance providing for the exemption of sales taxes in certain and particular situations from sales occurring at publicly owned facilities, including, but not limited to, the Lamar Dixon Expo Center (Sales Tax District No. 1); the motion was passed by acclamation.

Agenda Item No. 12 – There was no discussion and the motion to introduce the ordinance providing for the exemption of sales taxes in certain and particular situations from sales occurring at publicly owned facilities, including, but not limited to, the Lamar Dixon Expo Center (Sales Tax District No. 2); the motion was passed by acclamation.

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Vice-Chairman Clouatre announced the Council would now recess from their regular order of business and reconvene into executive session. In accordance with law, a roll call vote was conducted and the results thereon were as follows:

YEAS: O.JOSEPH, A.THOMPSON, DEMPSEY LAMBERT, C.LOAR, G.VALENTINE, TODD LAMBERT, D.CULLEN, B.JOHNSON

NAYS: NONE

NOT VOTING: R.CLOUATRE

ABSENT: K.SCHEXNAYDRE, P.BELL

On a motion by Councilman Todd Lambert and a second to the motion by Councilman Benny Johnson, the Council unanimously agreed to return to their regular order of business.

Councilman George Valentine offered the motion and Councilman Adrian Thompson offered a second to the motion to authorize Legal Counsel to recover the lien from Eugene Reider  in the Eugene & Susan Reider and Joseph B. Landry v. Curtis J. Tureau and All State Insurance Company Suit – Docket No. 84,398 – Division B – Twenty-third Judicial District; the Ascension Parish Council unanimously agreed.

There being no further business to come before the Council of the Parish of Ascension, Louisiana, upon motion duly made and seconded, the meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

___________________        __________________

CHAIRMAN            SECRETARY

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted on November 19, 2009 by the Parish Council of the Parish of Ascension (the “Parish Council”), acting as the governing authority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana on SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States of America, the following proposition, to-wit:

PROPOSITION

SUMMARY:  Amending Article III of the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana relating to the salary of the Parish President, the powers and duties of the Parish President, a vacancy in the office of the Parish President, and the Parish President’s temporary absence. 

Shall the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, adopted May 4, 1993, and approved by the electorate on July 17, 1993 (the “Charter”) be amended, effective on and after June 1, 2010, for the purpose of (i) amending Article III, Section 3-02(A) of the Charter to provide that the salary of the Parish President (the “President”) shall be no less than the salary of the Parish Sheriff and no more than fifteen (15) percent above the salary of the Parish Sheriff, and that the Ascension Parish Council (the “Council”) shall review the President’s salary at least once during a four year term, and that any ordinance to increase the President’s salary above the base (Sheriff’s salary) cannot be considered during the last year of a four year term, and that any change in the salary above the base shall only become effective at the beginning of the next four year term; (ii) amending Article III, Section 3-03(F) of the Charter for the purpose of providing that the governing authority of the Parish shall no longer have the power to reinstate any Department Head who has been removed by the Parish President; (iii) amending Article III, Section 3-07(B) of the Charter for the purpose of providing that a person appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of the President shall be ineligible to be a candidate in the election to fill the vacancy of the office of the President that he or she filled; (iv) amending Article III, Section 3-08(A) of the Charter for the purpose of providing that when the President expects to be absent from the Parish for more than seven (7) consecutive days, the President shall notify the Chairman of the Council in writing of the expected duration of the absence; and (v) amending Article III, Section 3-08(B) of the Charter for the purpose of providing that if a temporary absence of the President extends to more than ninety (90) consecutive days, the office of the President shall become vacant and shall be filled in accordance with Article III, Section 3-07 of the Charter?

The said special election will be held at the following polling places situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, which polls will open at six (6:00) o’clock a.m., and close at eight (8:00) o’clock p.m., in compliance with the provisions of Section 541 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:541), to-wit:

PRECINCT    LOCATION   

Precinct 01    Oak Grove Community Center – 37433 Hwy. 42, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 02    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 03    Galvez Branch Library – 40300 Hwy. 42, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 04    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05A    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05B    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 06    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 07    Prairieville Fire Station # 30–37237 Goodwood St., Prairieville, Louisiana

Precinct 08    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 09    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Hwy. 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 10    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Highway 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 11    Prairieville Middle School – 16200 Hwy. 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 12    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 13    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 14    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 15    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 16A    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 16B    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 17    Leblanc Nissan - 14295 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 18    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 19A    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19B    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19C    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 20    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 21    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 22    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 23    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 24    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 25    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 26    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 27    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 28    Gonzales Primary School – 521 N. Burnside Ave., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 30    American Legion Hall Post 81 – 421 E. City Park St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 31    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 32    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 33    Regions Bank – 43588 Weber City Rd., St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 34    Sorrento Town Hall – 8173 Main St., Sorrento, Louisiana   

Precinct 35    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 36    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana

Precinct 37    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana

Precinct 39    Marchand School - 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 40    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 41    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 42    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 43    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 44    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 45    Modeste Fire Station – 35176 Julien Ln., Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 47    Ascension Parish Health Unit – 901 Catalpa St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 48    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 49    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 50    New Donaldsonville Elementary School – 38210 Hwy. 3089,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 51    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St., Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 52    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr., Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 53    Lowery Intermediate School – 2389-A Hwy. 1 South,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 54    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 55    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr., Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 56    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St., Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 57    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 58    Gonzales City Hall – 120 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 60    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 61    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

The polling places set forth above and situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana be and the same are hereby designated as the polling places in which to hold the said special election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated according to law pursuant to Section 1286(A) or Section 1286.1, as the case may be, of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended.

The said special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5, Chapter 6 and Chapter 6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, and the officers appointed to hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with Section 1287 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:1287), will make due returns thereof to the Parish Council, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that said Parish Council will meet at its regular meeting place, the Council Chambers, Courthouse East, 828 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, on THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010 at SEVEN (7:00) O’CLOCK P.M., and will then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the special election.  All registered voters in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used thereat.

THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Gonzales, Louisiana, on this, the 19th day of November, 2009.

/s/ Pat Bell                   

Chairman

ATTEST:

/s/ Suzanne Patterson                     

Parish Secretary

Publish:  February 26, March 5, 12, & 19, 2010

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted on November 19, 2009 by the Parish Council of the Parish of Ascension (the “Parish Council”), acting as the governing authority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana on SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States of America, the following proposition, to-wit:

PROPOSITION

SUMMARY:  Amending Article IV of the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana relating to qualifications of the members of the Ascension Parish Council, modification of district boundaries, requirements of special meetings of the Ascension Parish Council, and appointment of a Secretary of the Ascension Parish Council and the employment of persons by the Ascension Parish Council. 

Shall the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, adopted May 4, 1993, and approved by the electorate on July 17, 1993 (the “Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter”) be amended, effective on and after June 1, 2010, for the purpose of (i) amending Article IV Section 4-02(B) of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing that each Ascension Parish Council member elected from a district shall reside and be a qualified elector in that district for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the date established by law for qualifying for office; (ii) adding Article IV, Section 4-02(C) of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing that following publication of the federal census and at least six (6) months prior to the next election for the Ascension Parish Council following publication of the census, the Ascension Parish Council shall if necessary alter, change or rearrange council district boundaries so as to provide for population equality among the districts as near as reasonably practicable and to provide that if an election for members of the Ascension Parish Council is scheduled for the year in which census data are published and Federal approval is required for the reapportionment plan, then the Ascension Parish Council by ordinance may postpone reapportionment for not more than one (1) year; (iii) amending Article IV, Section 4-05(B) of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing that notice of a special meeting is not required in the case of a public emergency; and (iv) adding Article IV, Section 4-09(A)-(D) of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing for the appointment by the Ascension Parish Council of a Secretary of the Ascension Parish Council and authorizing the Ascension Parish Council to hire employees and providing for salaries and benefits related thereto?

The said special election will be held at the following polling places situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, which polls will open at six (6:00) o’clock a.m., and close at eight (8:00) o’clock p.m., in compliance with the provisions of Section 541 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:541), to-wit:

PRECINCT    LOCATION   

Precinct 01    Oak Grove Community Center – 37433 Hwy. 42,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 02    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 03    Galvez Branch Library – 40300 Hwy. 42, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 04    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05A    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05B    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 06    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 07    Prairieville Fire Station # 30–37237 Goodwood St.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 08    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 09    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Hwy. 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 10    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Highway 930,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 11    Prairieville Middle School – 16200 Hwy. 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 12    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 13    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 14    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 15    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 16A    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 16B    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 17    Leblanc Nissan - 14295 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 18    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 19A    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19B    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19C    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 20    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 21    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 22    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 23    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 24    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 25    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 26    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 27    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429,

    St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 28    Gonzales Primary School – 521 N. Burnside Ave.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 30    American Legion Hall Post 81 – 421 E. City Park St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 31    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,   

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 32    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 33    Regions Bank – 43588 Weber City Rd., St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 34    Sorrento Town Hall – 8173 Main St., Sorrento, Louisiana   

Precinct 35    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429,

    St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 36    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 37    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 39    Marchand School - 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 40    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 41    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 42    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 43    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 44    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 45    Modeste Fire Station – 35176 Julien Ln., Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 47    Ascension Parish Health Unit – 901 Catalpa St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 48    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 49    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 50    New Donaldsonville Elementary School – 38210 Hwy. 3089,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 51    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 52    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 53    Lowery Intermediate School – 2389-A Hwy. 1 South,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 54    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 55    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 56    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St.,   

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 57    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 58    Gonzales City Hall – 120 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 60    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 61    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

The polling places set forth above and situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana be and the same are hereby designated as the polling places in which to hold the said special election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated according to law pursuant to Section 1286(A) or Section 1286.1, as the case may be, of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended.

The said special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5, Chapter 6 and Chapter 6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, and the officers appointed to hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with Section 1287 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:1287), will make due returns thereof to the Parish Council, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that said Parish Council will meet at its regular meeting place, the Council Chambers, Courthouse East, 828 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, on THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010 at SEVEN (7:00) O’CLOCK P.M., and will then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the special election.  All registered voters in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used thereat.

THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Gonzales, Louisiana, on this, the 19th day of November, 2009.

/s/ Pat Bell                   

Chairman

ATTEST:

/s/ Suzanne Patterson                     

Parish Secretary

Publish:  February 26, March 5, 12, & 19, 2010

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted on November 19, 2009 by the Parish Council of the Parish of Ascension (the “Parish Council”), acting as the governing authority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana on SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States of America, the following proposition, to-wit:

PROPOSITION

SUMMARY:  Amending Article IV of the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana relating to membership of advisory boards and commissions, ability of Ascension Parish Council to enter into inter-governmental agreements, budgetary, fiscal and other controls over all special boards and commissions, providing for bonds for the Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer, providing for vacancies on the Ascension Parish Council, and providing for vacancies in any other local office within the Parish of Ascension. 

Shall the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, adopted May 4, 1993, and approved by the electorate on July 17, 1993 (the “Charter”) be amended, effective on and after June 1, 2010, for the purpose of (i) amending Article IV, Section 4-12(E) of the Charter to provide that members of advisory boards or commissions shall report to either the Parish President (the “President”) or the Ascension Parish Council (the “Council”) per the authorizing ordinance and providing that if a board or commission member’s term is expired by at least thirty (30) days, then the President shall have the right to reappoint the member or appoint a replacement to this position except as provided by law; (ii) amending Article IV, Section 4-12(G) of the Charter to provide that the Council may enter into inter-governmental agreements and other such contracts with other governmental entities; (iii) amending Article IV, Section 4-12(j) of the Charter to provide that the Council shall no longer have budgetary, fiscal and other controls over all special boards, commissions, agencies, districts or any device having governmental functions which it or its predecessor has created; (iv) amending Article IV, Section 4-12(k) of the Charter to provide that such section shall be referred to as Article IV, Section 4-12(j); (v) amending Article IV, Section 4-16 of the Charter to provide that the Council shall set bonds for the Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer; (vi) amending Article IV, Section 4-21(A) of the Charter to provide that a person appointed to fill a vacancy on the Council shall be ineligible to be a candidate in the election to fill the vacancy in the seat that he or she filled; and (vii) amending Article IV, Section 4-21(C) of the Charter to provide that any vacancy in any other local office filled by election wholly within the Parish shall be filled by appointment of the governing authority of the political subdivision which the vacancy occurs unless otherwise prohibited by law?

The said special election will be held at the following polling places situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, which polls will open at six (6:00) o’clock a.m., and close at eight (8:00) o’clock p.m., in compliance with the provisions of Section 541 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:541), to-wit:

PRECINCT    LOCATION   

Precinct 01    Oak Grove Community Center – 37433 Hwy. 42,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 02    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 03    Galvez Branch Library – 40300 Hwy. 42, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 04    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05A    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05B    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 06    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 07    Prairieville Fire Station # 30– 37237 Goodwood St.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 08    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 09    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Hwy. 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 10    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Highway 930,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 11    Prairieville Middle School – 16200 Hwy. 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 12    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 13    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 14    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 15    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 16A    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 16B    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 17    Leblanc Nissan - 14295 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 18    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 19A    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19B    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19C    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 20    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 21    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 22    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 23    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 24    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 25    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 26    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 27    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429,

    St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 28    Gonzales Primary School – 521 N. Burnside Ave.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 30    American Legion Hall Post 81 – 421 E. City Park St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 31    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 32    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 33    Regions Bank – 43588 Weber City Rd., St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 34    Sorrento Town Hall – 8173 Main St., Sorrento, Louisiana   

Precinct 35    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429,

    St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 36    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 37    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 39    Marchand School - 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 40    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 41    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 42    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 43    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 44    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 45    Modeste Fire Station – 35176 Julien Ln., Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 47    Ascension Parish Health Unit – 901 Catalpa St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 48    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 49    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 50    New Donaldsonville Elementary School – 38210 Hwy. 3089,             Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 51    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 52    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr.

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 53    Lowery Intermediate School – 2389-A Hwy. 1 South,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 54    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 55    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 56    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 57    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 58    Gonzales City Hall – 120 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 60    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 61    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

The polling places set forth above and situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana be and the same are hereby designated as the polling places in which to hold the said special election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated according to law pursuant to Section 1286(A) or Section 1286.1, as the case may be, of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended.

The said special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5, Chapter 6 and Chapter 6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, and the officers appointed to hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with Section 1287 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:1287), will make due returns thereof to the Parish Council, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that said Parish Council will meet at its regular meeting place, the Council Chambers, Courthouse East, 828 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, on THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010 at SEVEN (7:00) O’CLOCK P.M., and will then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the special election.  All registered voters in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used thereat.

THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Gonzales, Louisiana, on this, the 19th day of November, 2009.

/s/ Pat Bell                   

Chairman

ATTEST:

/s/ Suzanne Patterson                     

Parish Secretary

Publish:  February 26, March 5, 12, & 19, 2010

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted on November 19, 2009 by the Parish Council of the Parish of Ascension (the “Parish Council”), acting as the governing authority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana on SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States of America, the following proposition, to-wit:

PROPOSITION

SUMMARY:  Amending Article V of the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana relating to references to the Parish Secretary and the Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer, duties of the Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer, and qualifications of the Parish Attorney. 

Shall the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, adopted May 4, 1993, and approved by the electorate on July 17, 1993 (the “Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter”) be amended, effective on and after June 1, 2010, for the purpose of (i) amending Article V, Section 5-01 of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing that all references to the secretary and the treasurer shall hereinafter refer to such officers as the Parish Secretary and the Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer; (ii) adding Article V, Section 5-01(B)(9) of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing that the treasurer/chief financial officer shall provide budgetary, fiscal and other controls over all special boards, commissions, agencies, districts, or any device having governmental functions which the Ascension Parish Council or its predecessor has created to ensure the maximum possible coordination of government at the local level in the Parish of Ascension; (iii) amending Article V, Section 5-01(D) of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing that all references to the secretary and the treasurer shall hereinafter refer to such officers as the Parish Secretary and the Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer; and (iv) amending Article V, Section 5-03(B) of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing that the full-time Parish Attorney shall be a licensed attorney in the State of Louisiana who has practiced law for at least five (5) years immediately preceding his/her appointment with no residency restrictions?

The said special election will be held at the following polling places situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, which polls will open at six (6:00) o’clock a.m., and close at eight (8:00) o’clock p.m., in compliance with the provisions of Section 541 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:541), to-wit:

PRECINCT    LOCATION   

Precinct 01    Oak Grove Community Center – 37433 Hwy. 42,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 02    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 03    Galvez Branch Library – 40300 Hwy. 42, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 04    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05A    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05B    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 06    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 07    Prairieville Fire Station # 30– 37237 Goodwood St.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 08    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 09    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Hwy. 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 10    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Highway 930,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 11    Prairieville Middle School – 16200 Hwy. 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 12    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 13    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 14    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 15    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 16A    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 16B    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 17    Leblanc Nissan - 14295 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 18    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 19A    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19B    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19C    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 20    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 21    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 22    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 23    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 24    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 25    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 26    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 27    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429,   

    St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 28    Gonzales Primary School – 521 N. Burnside Ave.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 30    American Legion Hall Post 81 – 421 E. City Park St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 31    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 32    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 33    Regions Bank – 43588 Weber City Rd., St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 34    Sorrento Town Hall – 8173 Main St., Sorrento, Louisiana   

Precinct 35    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429,

    St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 36    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 37    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 39    Marchand School - 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 40    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 41    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 42    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 43    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 44    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 45    Modeste Fire Station – 35176 Julien Ln., Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 47    Ascension Parish Health Unit – 901 Catalpa St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 48    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 49    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 50    New Donaldsonville Elementary School – 38210 Hwy. 3089,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 51    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 52    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 53    Lowery Intermediate School – 2389-A Hwy. 1 South,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 54    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 55    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 56    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 57    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 58    Gonzales City Hall – 120 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 60    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 61    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

The polling places set forth above and situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana be and the same are hereby designated as the polling places in which to hold the said special election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated according to law pursuant to Section 1286(A) or Section 1286.1, as the case may be, of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended.

The said special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5, Chapter 6 and Chapter 6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, and the officers appointed to hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with Section 1287 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:1287), will make due returns thereof to the Parish Council, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that said Parish Council will meet at its regular meeting place, the Council Chambers, Courthouse East, 828 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, on THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010 at SEVEN (7:00) O’CLOCK P.M., and will then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the special election.  All registered voters in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used thereat.

THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Gonzales, Louisiana, on this, the 19th day of November, 2009.

/s/ Pat Bell                   

Chairman

ATTEST:

/s/ Suzanne Patterson                     

Parish Secretary

Publish:  February 26, March 5, 12, & 19, 2010

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted on November 19, 2009 by the Parish Council of the Parish of Ascension (the “Parish Council”), acting as the governing authority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana on SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States of America, the following proposition, to-wit:

PROPOSITION

SUMMARY:  Amending Article VI of the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana relating to the adoption of ordinances, the purposes for which resolutions may be adopted, reading a summary of an ordinance into the records of the Ascension Parish Council, and adoption of emergency ordinances. 

Shall the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, adopted May 4, 1993, and approved by the electorate on July 17, 1993 (the “Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter”) be amended, effective on and after June 1, 2010, for the purpose of (i) adding Article VI, Section 6-05(B) of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing that if a proposed ordinance is not signed or vetoed by the Parish President within ten (10) days after receipt, it shall be considered adopted and shall become effective as provided in Article VI, Section 6-02 of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter; (ii) amending Article VI, Section 6-07 of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing that a resolution of the Ascension Parish Council can no longer remove any person from office as provided for or authorized elsewhere in the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter; (iii) amending Article VI, Section 6-02(C)(3) of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing that a summary of an ordinance shall be read into the record of the Ascension Parish Council and on and after June 1, 2010, the entire ordinance is not req

The polling places set forth above and situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana be and the same are hereby designated as the polling places in which to hold the said special election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated according to law pursuant to Section 1286(A) or Section 1286.1, as the case may be, of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended.

The said special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5, Chapter 6 and Chapter 6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, and the officers appointed to hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with Section 1287 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:1287), will make due returns thereof to the Parish Council, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that said Parish Council will meet at its regular meeting place, the Council Chambers, Courthouse East, 828 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, on THURSDAY,  MAY 20, 2010 at SEVEN (7:00) O’CLOCK P.M., and will then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the special election.  All registered voters in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used thereat.

THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Gonzales, Louisiana, on this, the 19th day of November, 2009.

/s/ Pat Bell                   

Chairman

ATTEST:

/s/ Suzanne Patterson                     

Parish Secretary

Publish:  February 26, March 5, 12, & 19, 2010

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted on November 19, 2009 by the Parish Council of the Parish of Ascension (the “Parish Council”), acting as the governing authority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana on SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States of America, the following proposition, to-wit:

PROPOSITION

SUMMARY:  Amending Article VII of the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana relating to the bonding requirements of members of the Ascension Parish Council or employees of the Parish of Ascension designated by the Ascension Parish Council. 

Shall the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, adopted May 4, 1993, and approved by the electorate on July 17, 1993 (the “Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter”) be amended, effective on and after June 1, 2010, for the purpose of amending Article VII, Section 7-04 of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing that any member of the Ascension Parish Council or employee of the Parish of Ascension designated by the Ascension Parish Council shall be bonded?

The said special election will be held at the following polling places situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, which polls will open at six (6:00) o’clock a.m., and close at eight (8:00) o’clock p.m., in compliance with the provisions of Section 541 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:541), to-wit:

PRECINCT    LOCATION   

Precinct 01    Oak Grove Community Center – 37433 Hwy. 42,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 02    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 03    Galvez Branch Library – 40300 Hwy. 42, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 04    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05A    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05B    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 06    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 07    Prairieville Fire Station # 30– 37237 Goodwood St.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 08    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 09    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Hwy. 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 10    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Highway 930,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 11    Prairieville Middle School – 16200 Hwy. 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 12    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 13    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 14    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 15    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 16A    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 16B    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 17    Leblanc Nissan - 14295 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 18    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 19A    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19B    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19C    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 20    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 21    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 22    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 23    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 24    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 25    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 26    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 27    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429,

    St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 28    Gonzales Primary School – 521 N. Burnside Ave.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 30    American Legion Hall Post 81 – 421 E. City Park St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 31    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 32    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 33    Regions Bank – 43588 Weber City Rd., St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 34    Sorrento Town Hall – 8173 Main St., Sorrento, Louisiana   

Precinct 35    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429,

    St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 36    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 37    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 39    Marchand School - 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 40    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 41    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 42    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 43    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 44    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 45    Modeste Fire Station – 35176 Julien Ln., Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 47    Ascension Parish Health Unit – 901 Catalpa St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 48    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 49    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 50    New Donaldsonville Elementary School – 38210 Hwy. 3089,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 51    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 52    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 53    Lowery Intermediate School – 2389-A Hwy. 1 South,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 54    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 55    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 56    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 57    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 58    Gonzales City Hall – 120 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 60    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 61    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

The polling places set forth above and situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana be and the same are hereby designated as the polling places in which to hold the said special election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated according to law pursuant to Section 1286(A) or Section 1286.1, as the case may be, of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended.

The said special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5, Chapter 6 and Chapter 6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, and the officers appointed to hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with Section 1287 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:1287), will make due returns thereof to the Parish Council, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that said Parish Council will meet at its regular meeting place, the Council Chambers, Courthouse East, 828 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, on THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010 at SEVEN (7:00) O’CLOCK P.M., and will then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the special election.  All registered voters in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used thereat.

THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Gonzales, Louisiana, on this, the 19th day of November, 2009.

/s/ Pat Bell                   

Chairman

ATTEST:

/s/ Suzanne Patterson                     

Parish Secretary

Publish:  February 26, March 5, 12, & 19, 2010

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted on November 19, 2009 by the Parish Council of the Parish of Ascension (the “Parish Council”), acting as the governing authority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana on SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States of America, the following proposition, to-wit:

PROPOSITION

SUMMARY:  Amending Article VIII of the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana relating to references to the Parish Secretary and the official journal of the Parish of Ascension. 

Shall the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, adopted May 4, 1993, and approved by the electorate on July 17, 1993 (the “Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter”) be amended, effective on and after June 1, 2010, for the purpose of (i) amending Article VIII, Section 8-01 of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing that (i) all references to the secretary thereunder shall hereinafter refer to said officer as the Parish Secretary; and (ii) amending Article VIII, Section 8-08 of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter to provide that there shall be an official journal of the Parish of Ascension for publication of proceedings as required by state law and deleting certain qualifications thereunder?

The said special election will be held at the following polling places situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, which polls will open at six (6:00) o’clock a.m., and close at eight (8:00) o’clock p.m., in compliance with the provisions of Section 541 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:541), to-wit:

PRECINCT    LOCATION   

Precinct 01    Oak Grove Community Center – 37433 Hwy. 42,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 02    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 03    Galvez Branch Library – 40300 Hwy. 42, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 04    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05A    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05B    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 06    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 07    Prairieville Fire Station # 30– 37237 Goodwood St.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 08    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 09    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Hwy. 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 10    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Highway 930,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 11    Prairieville Middle School – 16200 Hwy. 930,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 12    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 13    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 14    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 15    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 16A    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana

Precinct 16B    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana

Precinct 17    Leblanc Nissan - 14295 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 18    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 19A    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19B    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19C    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 20    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 21    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 22    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 23    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 24    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 25    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 26    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 27    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429,

    St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 28    Gonzales Primary School – 521 N. Burnside Ave.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 30    American Legion Hall Post 81 – 421 E. City Park St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 31    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 32    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 33    Regions Bank – 43588 Weber City Rd., St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 34    Sorrento Town Hall – 8173 Main St., Sorrento, Louisiana   

Precinct 35    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429,

    St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 36    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 37    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 39    Marchand School - 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 40    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 41    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 42    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 43    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 44    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 45    Modeste Fire Station – 35176 Julien Ln.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 47    Ascension Parish Health Unit – 901 Catalpa St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 48    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 49    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 50    New Donaldsonville Elementary School – 38210 Hwy. 3089,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 51    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 52    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 53    Lowery Intermediate School – 2389-A Hwy. 1 South,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 54    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 55    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 56    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 57    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 58    Gonzales City Hall – 120 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 60    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 61    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

The polling places set forth above and situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana be and the same are hereby designated as the polling places in which to hold the said special election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated according to law pursuant to Section 1286(A) or Section 1286.1, as the case may be, of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended.

The said special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5, Chapter 6 and Chapter 6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, and the officers appointed to hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with Section 1287 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:1287), will make due returns thereof to the Parish Council, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that said Parish Council will meet at its regular meeting place, the Council Chambers, Courthouse East, 828 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, on THURSDAY,  MAY 20, 2010 at SEVEN (7:00) O’CLOCK P.M., and will then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the special election.  All registered voters in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used thereat.

THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Gonzales, Louisiana, on this, the 19th day of November, 2009.

/s/ Pat Bell                   

Chairman

ATTEST:

/s/ Suzanne Patterson                     

Parish Secretary

Publish:  February 26, March 5, 12, & 19, 2010

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted on November 19, 2009 by the Parish Council of the Parish of Ascension (the “Parish Council”), acting as the governing authority of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana on SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States of America, the following proposition, to-wit:

PROPOSITION

SUMMARY:  Amending Article IX of the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana relating to the mandatory review of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter every ten years. 

Shall the Charter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, adopted May 4, 1993, and approved by the electorate on July 17, 1993 (the “Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter”) be amended, effective on and after June 1, 2010, for the purpose of adding Article IX, Section 9-01(B) of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter for the purpose of providing that a mandatory review of the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter will be conducted every ten (10) years?

The said special election will be held at the following polling places situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, which polls will open at six (6:00) o’clock a.m., and close at eight (8:00) o’clock p.m., in compliance with the provisions of Section 541 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:541), to-wit:

PRECINCT    LOCATION   

Precinct 01    Oak Grove Community Center – 37433 Hwy. 42,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 02    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 03    Galvez Branch Library – 40300 Hwy. 42, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 04    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05A    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 05B    Galvez Middle School – 42018 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 06    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 07    Prairieville Fire Station # 30– 37237 Goodwood St.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 08    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 09    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Hwy. 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 10    Prairieville Middle School –16200 Highway 930,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 11    Prairieville Middle School – 16200 Hwy. 930, Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 12    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 13    Galvez Lake Fire Department – 16288 Joe Sevario Rd.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

Precinct 14    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 15    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 16A    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 16B    Duplessis Primary School – 38101 Hwy. 621, Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 17    Leblanc Nissan - 14295 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 18    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 19A    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19B    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 19C    Dutchtown Middle School – 13078 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 20    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 21    Central Middle School – 14104 Roddy Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 22    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 23    Fire District No. 1 Training Facility – 13192 Airline Hwy.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 24    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 25    Dept. of Public Works Auditorium – 42077 Churchpoint Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 26    St. Amant High School – 12035 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 27    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429,

    St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 28    Gonzales Primary School – 521 N. Burnside Ave.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 30    American Legion Hall Post 81 – 421 E. City Park St.,   

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 31    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 32    East Ascension High School – 612 East Worthey St.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 33    Regions Bank – 43588 Weber City Rd., St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 34    Sorrento Town Hall – 8173 Main St., Sorrento, Louisiana   

Precinct 35    St. Amant Elementary School – 44317 Hwy. 429,

    St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 36    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 37    Gonzales Middle School – 1502 W. Orice Roth Rd.,

    Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 39    Marchand School - 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 40    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 41    Lake Primary School – 14185 Hwy. 431, St. Amant, Louisiana   

Precinct 42    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 43    Faith Academy – 10469 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 44    Marchand School – 38608 Hwy. 22, Darrow, Louisiana   

Precinct 45    Modeste Fire Station – 35176 Julien Ln., Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 47    Ascension Parish Health Unit – 901 Catalpa St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 48    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 49    Old Donaldsonville Elementary School – 603 Lee St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 50    New Donaldsonville Elementary School – 38210 Hwy. 3089,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 51    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 52    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 53    Lowery Intermediate School – 2389-A Hwy. 1 South,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 54    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 55    Donaldsonville High School – 100 Tiger Dr.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 56    National Guard Armory – 321 Houmas St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 57    Donaldsonville Housing Authority – 1501 St. Patrick St.,

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana   

Precinct 58    Gonzales City Hall – 120 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, Louisiana   

Precinct 60    Dutchtown High School – 13165 Hwy. 73, Geismar, Louisiana   

Precinct 61    Oak Grove Primary School – 17550 Old Jefferson Hwy.,

    Prairieville, Louisiana   

The polling places set forth above and situated within the corporate limits of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana be and the same are hereby designated as the polling places in which to hold the said special election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated according to law pursuant to Section 1286(A) or Section 1286.1, as the case may be, of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended.

The said special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5, Chapter 6 and Chapter 6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, and the officers appointed to hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with Section 1287 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 18:1287), will make due returns thereof to the Parish Council, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that said Parish Council will meet at its regular meeting place, the Council Chambers, Courthouse East, 828 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, on THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010 at SEVEN (7:00) O’CLOCK P.M., and will then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the special election.  All registered voters in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used thereat.

THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Gonzales, Louisiana, on this, the 19th day of November, 2009.

/s/ Pat Bell                   

Chairman

ATTEST:

/s/ Suzanne Patterson                     

Parish Secretary

Publish:  February 26, March 5, 12, & 19, 2010

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Zoning Commission of the City of Gonzales will hold a Public Hearing on March 1, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. in the conference room at city hall to consider the request of Crescent City Daquiri for a special use permit to operate a Daquiri Shop at the northwest intersection of US 61 and N. Burnside Ave.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Please Publish Friday February 12, 19, & 26.

00010-INVITATION

Sealed bids will be received by Ascension Parish Purchasing Department, 120 East Railroad Street, Gonzales, Louisiana (P.O. Box 2392, Gonzales, Louisiana 70707) Tuesday, March 16, 2010, until 11:00 A.M., and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud for construction of the project described as follows:

Ascension Parish 2010-AO81-01

STATEMENT OF WORK:

This project consists of public roadway asphalt rehabilitation.  Construction shall include cold planning, asphalt patching, and asphalt overlay at various locations across the parish.

All Bids must be in accordance with the Contract Documents on file at the Parish of Ascension, Public Works Department, 42077 Churchpoint Road, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737.

Copies of Specifications, Bid Documents, Contract Documents and Construction Plans for use in preparing Bids may be obtained from the Ascension Parish Department of Public Works, 42077 Churchpoint Road, Gonzales, LA 70737, (225) 621-5743 upon payment of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) dollars per set made payable to ASCENSION PARISH GOVERNMENT. Documents can be mailed to bidders for an additional $5.00 per set.  No refunds will be made for returned plans.

Where bids are to be received on forms furnished by the awarding authority, no contract documents shall be issued to anyone except a Licensed Contractor or his authorized Representatives.  In no event shall any documents for bidding be issued later than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the hour and date set for receiving bids.

Each bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing on the outside the name of the bidder, his/her address, contractors’ state license number and the name of the project for which the bid is submitted. If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the bid must be enclosed in another envelope addressed to the Ascension Parish Purchasing Department, 120 East Railroad Street, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737 (P.O. Box 2392, Gonzales, Louisiana 70707)., mailed certified mail and must be received no later than the bid opening date and time.

Contractors desiring to bid shall submit to the Engineers, with their request for Contract Documents, contract documents deposit and evidence that they hold State License of proper classification and in full force and effect.

Bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Total Bid must accompany each Bid, and shall be made payable to the Owner. 

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within forty-five (45) days after the actual date of opening thereof.

A Non Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Department of Public Works, 42077 Churchpoint Road, Gonzales, LA 70737.

In addition to paper bids, electronic bids and electronic bid bonds for the followings project will be downloaded by the Ascension Parish Department of Public Works.  Electronic bids and electronic bid bonds must be submitted through http://www.centralauctionhouse.com/rfp.php?cid=69 prior to the electronic bidding deadline. 

All addenda, Amendments, Letters of Clarification, and Withdrawal Notices will be posted online in addition to paper copies being distributed.  Construction proposal information may be accessed via the internet at http://www.centralauctionhouse.com/rfp.php?cid=69.   Users must click on Login and create a New User Registration to view and download plans.  Once logged in, users must click on Ascension Parish Government to view current advertisement listings.  This listing is titled “Ascension Parish 2010-SC81-02”. Registered users will have access to view Project Information, submit a question concerning the project, and view the plans.  All project specific notices are found here.  It will be the responsibility of the bidder to check for updates.  All submitted questions will be forwarded by email to the Project Manager and the Project Engineer for a response.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) operates a toll free “Hotline” Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time.  Anyone with knowledge of possible bid rigging, bidder collusion, or other fraudulent activities should call 1-800-424-9071.  All information will be treated confidentially and caller anonymity will be respected.  

Ascension Parish Government shall not be responsibility if the bidder cannot complete and submit a bid due to failure or incomplete delivery of the files submitted via the internet.

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

ASCENSION PARISH GOVERNMENT

TOMMY MARTINEZ, PARISH PRESIDENT

WEEKLY-    Please publish 02/12, 02/19, 02/26

00010-INVITATION

Sealed bids will be received by Ascension Parish Purchasing Department, 120 East Railroad Street, Gonzales, Louisiana (P.O. Box 2392, Gonzales, Louisiana 70707) Tuesday, March 16, 2010, until 10:00 A.M., and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud for construction of the project described as follows:

Ascension Parish 2010-SC81-02

STATEMENT OF WORK:

This project consists of public roadway asphalt rehabilitation.  Construction shall include cold planning, asphalt patching, and asphalt overlay at various locations across the parish.

All Bids must be in accordance with the Contract Documents on file at the Parish of Ascension, Public Works Department, 42077 Churchpoint Road, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737.

Copies of Specifications, Bid Documents, Contract Documents and Construction Plans for use in preparing Bids may be obtained from the Ascension Parish Department of Public Works, 42077 Churchpoint Road, Gonzales, LA 70737, (225) 621-5743 upon payment of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) dollars per set made payable to ASCENSION PARISH GOVERNMENT. Documents can be mailed to bidders for an additional $5.00 per set.  No refunds will be made for returned plans.

Where bids are to be received on forms furnished by the awarding authority, no contract documents shall be issued to anyone except a Licensed Contractor or his authorized Representatives.  In no event shall any documents for bidding be issued later than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the hour and date set for receiving bids.

Each bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing on the outside the name of the bidder, his/her address, contractors’ state license number and the name of the project for which the bid is submitted.  If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the bid must be enclosed in another envelope addressed to the Ascension Parish Purchasing Department, 120 East Railroad Street, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737 (P.O. Box 2392, Gonzales, Louisiana 70707)., mailed certified mail and must be received no later than the bid opening date and time.

Contractors desiring to bid shall submit to the Engineers, with their request for Contract Documents, contract documents deposit and evidence that they hold State License of proper classification and in full force and effect.

Bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Total Bid must accompany each Bid, and shall be made payable to the Owner. 

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within forty-five (45) days after the actual date of opening thereof.

A Non Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Department of Public Works, 42077 Churchpoint Road, Gonzales, LA 70737.

In addition to paper bids, electronic bids and electronic bid bonds for the followings project will be downloaded by the Ascension Parish Department of Public Works.  Electronic bids and electronic bid bonds must be submitted through http://www.centralauctionhouse.com/rfp.php?cid=69 prior to the electronic bidding deadline. 

All addenda, Amendments, Letters of Clarification, and Withdrawal Notices will be posted online in addition to paper copies being distributed.  Construction proposal information may be accessed via the internet at http://www.centralauctionhouse.com/rfp.php?cid=69.   Users must click on Login and create a New User Registration to view and download plans.  Once logged in, users must click on Ascension Parish Government to view current advertisement listings.  This listing is titled “Ascension Parish 2010-SC81-02”. Registered users will have access to view Project Information, submit a question concerning the project, and view the plans.  All project specific notices are found here.  It will be the responsibility of the bidder to check for updates.  All submitted questions will be forwarded by email to the Project Manager and the Project Engineer for a response.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) operates a toll free “Hotline” Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time.  Anyone with knowledge of possible bid rigging, bidder collusion, or other fraudulent activities should call 1-800-424-9071.  All information will be treated confidentially and caller anonymity will be respected.  

Ascension Parish Government shall not be responsibility if the bidder cannot complete and submit a bid due to failure or incomplete delivery of the files submitted via the internet.

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

ASCENSION PARISH GOVERNMENT

TOMMY MARTINEZ, PARISH PRESIDENT

WEEKLY-    Please publish 02/12, 02/19, 02/26

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID

Sealed bids will be received by the Ascension Parish School Board, Attention Carl W. Fontenot, Purchasing Department, 1100 Webster Street, P.O. Box 189, Donaldsonville, LA 70346, not later than 10:00 a. m., Thursday, March 11, 2010, for the following:

Spanish Lake Primary Playground

Outer envelope and bid form must be marked:

SB-10336

A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 10:00 a. m., Thursday,                                     March 4, 2010, at Spanish Lake Primary School, 13323 Bluff Road, Geismar, LA  70734.  No bid will be accepted from any contractor who does not attend and sign-in at the Pre-Bid Conference.  The Bids will be opened at the School Board Office immediately following the close of bid time on the above noted date.

Preliminary bid information may be obtained by contacting Mr. Carl Fontenot, Purchasing Manager, 1100 Webster Street, P.O. Box 189, Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346, 225/391/7133.

It is the policy of the Ascension Parish School Board to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, or veteran status in educational programs and activities.  This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, educational services financial aid and employment.

        ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

/s/Donald A. Songy   

Superintendent

Insertion Dates:

February 12, 2010

February 19, 2010

February 26, 2010

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Zoning Commission of the City of Gonzales will hold a Public Hearing on March 1, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. in the conference room at city hall to consider the request of Boone Parsons Enterprises to rezone the following described property from its existing R-15 zone to a C-1 zone:

Lot 47-A situated on the southern end of S. Ruby Ave.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Please Publish Friday February 12, 19, & 26.

BID NOTICE

Sealed bids will be received by the Ascension Parish Government at the Ascension Parish Government Purchasing Office, 120 East Railroad Street, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737 (mailing address PO Box 2392, Gonzales, LA 70707-2392) on March 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. for the following:

3M TRAFFIC

CONTROL SIGNS AND SUPPLIES

All signs must meet specifications according to the U.S. Department of Transportation manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Publication No. FHWA-sa-89-006 HTO-21/2-89 (15M)P.

All signs must be 3M Diamond Grade.

A sample sign must be provided at the bid opening.

All specifications must be adhered to, no variances will be accepted.

Vendor must be able to provide road name signs in one (1) working day due to the fact that it is Ascension Parish Government’s responsibility to maintain street signs for the 911 Emergency Response System.

A list of commonly used signs and estimated quantities can be obtained from the Ascension Parish Government, Purchasing Department at the above address.  Signs will be ordered as needed.

Quantities are estimated quantities.  Bid will be accepted for a one year period.

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

This bid can also be submitted online at http://www.centralauctionhouse.com/rfp.php?cid=69

ASCENSION PARISH GOVERNMENT

TOMMY MARTINEZ, PARISH PRESIDENT

WEEKLY-    Please publish 02/19, 02/26, 03/05

SUCCESSION

OF

MERRITT P. EVANS, JR.

PROBATE NUMBER:

14,630

23RD JUDICIAL

DISTRICT COURT

PARISH OF ASCENSION

STATE OF LOUISIANA

___________________

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, as follows:

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

A certain tract of land situated in Section 33, Township 8 South, Range 3 East, being the 40.49 acre tract shown as Tract ME, on the “Boundary Map Showing Survey of a 40.49 Acre Tract (40.49 acres) of the Merritt P. Evans Estate, located in Section 33, T8S-R3E, Southeastern Land District, East of the Mississippi River, Ascension Parish, LA for Angelette-Picciola, L.L.C.”, by James H. Chustz, Jr. dated September 29, 2008.

2) 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, as extended and amended, attached to the Petition;

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

4) The executors further seek approval of the Listing Agreement with Coldwell Banker Mackey and of the Purchase Agreement, both relating to the subject property and sale hereof;

5) The executors further seek ratification and confirmation of the prior Orders of the Court in the Succession of M.P. Evans and in the Interdiction of Ruth W. Evans, Probate #14,983, dated January 14, 2009.

6) The executors seek authority to compromise and settle claims of others having undivided interest in the subject property, and to make payments in connection therewith, as agreed to by the executors, who are given discretion to make decisions related thereto.   

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:  February 5 and 26, 2010.

GATOR

ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS

C&D LANDFILL

AI# 154502/P-0409

Ascension Parish

In accordance with LAC 33:VII.513.H, notice is hereby given that Gator Environmental Solutions C&D Landfill has been issued a standard Type III solid waste permit to construct and operate a Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill in Ascension Parish.  The permit was issued on February 23, 2010 by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Environmental Services.  The proposed facility is to be located south of Sorrento on Highway 70, approximately 1.5 miles south of Highway 22. The geographic location is Sections 41 & 42, Township 10 S and Range 3 E.  The coordinates are latitude 30°, 08’, 42”; longitude 90°, 52’, 08”.

Publish: February 26, 2010

REGULAR

MEETING

OF THE COUNCIL

OF THE PARISH OF ASCENSION

DONALDSONVILLE, LOUISIANA

FEBRUARY 18, 2010

The Council of the Parish of Ascension, Louisiana, met in regular session on Thursday, February 18, 2010, at 6:00 p.m., in the Ascension Parish Courthouse Annex, 828 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, Louisiana, with Council Chairman Pat Bell presiding.

The invocation was offered by Richard Throckmorton, Code Enforcement Officer for Ascension Parish Government and the pledge was led by Director of Public Works Ronnie  Fairchild.

The following Council members were present:

        Oliver Joseph        Kent Schexnaydre    Dempsey Lambert

Pat Bell        Randy Clouatre        Chris Loar

George Valentine    Todd Lambert        Dennis Cullen

Benny Johnson

The following Council member was absent:

Adrian Thompson

Parish President Tommy Martinez was also present.

President Martinez and the entire Parish Council recognized Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer Gwen LeBlanc and the entire Ascension Parish Government Finance Department for their “Achievement of Excellence” in Financial Reporting awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. This award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The Parish President and the entire Council recognized St. Theresa of Avila Parochial School as part of Catholic Schools Week. Principal Chris Musso and Assistant Principal Schexnaydre accepted the Proclamation along with several of their students.

“Parish President’s Report”

*District Attorney Ricky Babin addressed the Council respectfully requesting the Council’s authorization to deduct from the General Fund’s transfer to the Criminal Court Fund $30,000.00 each year and retain in the General Fund to provide for criminal litigation related expenses; the motion was offered by Councilman Randy Clouatre, the second to the motion was offered by Councilman Kent Schexnaydre and the Parish Council unanimously approved the authorization.

*President Martinez also announced Director of Homeland Security Ricky Webre’s appointment to the Louisiana Emergency Response Commission.    

*President Martinez recognized Councilman Kent Schexnaydre for his attendance at the “Smart Growth (CPEX) National Conference held in Seattle, Washington.

Councilman Dempsey Lambert noted the fact that Ascension Parish was cited as one of the healthiest parishes in the state. President Martinez added that the influx of many younger people, the Mental Health Tax passed many years ago and the increasing number of non-smokers all contributed to this statistic.

President Martinez reminded everyone of the dedication of re-naming the arena at Lamar Dixon Expo Center to the “Robbie Savoy Arena” to be held on Friday, February 19, 2010.

The following items were unanimously approved on the CONSENT AGENDA  on a motion by Councilman Chris Loar and a second to the motion by Councilman Benny Johnson:

a.    Country Ridge Sewer Closeout and Change Order

b.    Professional Selection Committee Results for Alligator Bayou Sewer Project – Forte & Tablada

c.    Change Order No. 1 from Holly Construction –

Oak Grove Spray Park

d.    Change Order/Certificate of Substantial Completion –

Donaldsonville Council on Aging  -Gustav Repairs -

Battco Construction & Maintenance, Inc.

e.    Funding for  FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS  in the amount of $50,000

Per request from Councilman Oliver Joseph, the Ascension Parish Council unanimously agreed on a motion by Councilman Randy Clouatre and a second to the motion by Councilman Kent Schexnaydre, to respectfully request the State of Louisiana, Division of Motor Vehicles to continue to operate the Office of Motor Vehicles, located at 412 Williams Street, Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346.

The following recommendations from the Ascension Parish Non Professional Selection Committee were presented by Chief Administrative Officer Cedric Grant and unanimously adopted by the Parish Council:

*Kronos - Electronic Time Keeping System –

Councilman Randy Clouatre offered the motion and Councilman Benny Johnson offered the second.

*G & K - Industrial Uniforms and Flat Supplies –

Councilman Chris Loar offered the motion and Councilman Dennis Cullen offered the second.

*John McMillian & Associates – Strategic Consulting and Advocacy Services

Councilman Benny Johnson stated the motion and Councilman Chris Loar added the second.

*Jani King – Janitorial Services for Lamar Dixon Expo Center

Councilman Dempsey Lambert offered the motion and Councilman Kent Schexnaydre added the second.   

A motion was tendered by Councilman George Valentine, seconded by Councilman Todd Lambert and unanimously agreed upon by the Council, to hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 4, 2010, 6:00 p.m., in the Ascension Parish Courthouse, 300 Houmas Street, Donaldsonville, Louisiana, to consider an ordinance amending the ordinance approving, adopting and appropriating the 2010 Operating and Capital Budgets for the Parish of Ascension, adopted by the Ascension Parish Council on the 19th day of November 2009, appropriating funds for the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication.

Ensuing Planning and Development Director Ricky Compton’s reading of the proposed ordinance modifying the Development Code and adding language creating criteria for development within the SPUD/PUD/TND Overlay Zone, the Council unanimously agreed to open the public hearing; Councilman Benny Johnson tendered the motion and Councilman Todd Lambert tendered the second.

With no comments offered at this time, the Council collectively closed the public hearing on a motion by Councilman Benny Johnson and a second by Councilman Dennis Cullen.

The subsequent ordinance was unanimously adopted by the Ascension Parish Council on a motion offered by Councilman Dennis Cullen and a second to the motion offered by Councilman Benny Johnson:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

STATE OF LOUISIANA

Tommy Martinez

Parish President

PARISH OF ASCENSION

ORDINANCE NO. DC10-01

SPUD/PUD/TND OVERLAY ZONE, ADDING LANGUAGE TO APPENDIX II OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE IDENTIFYING THE DESCRIPTION AND CRITERIA FOR PROPERTIES IDENTIFIED IN THE OVERLAY ZONE, CREATING SECTION 17-2038 TO THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, PROVIDES FOR SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

PURPOSE: This ordinance provides a description and development criteria for development that occurs within the designated SPUD/PUD/TND overlay zone, adopted on the official zoning map on June 30, 2009, creating criteria to apply to new developments identifying when a SPUD, PUD, or TND development shall be required.

WHEREAS: Ascension Parish is a local governmental subdivision as defined by Article VI, Section 44 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, and

WHEREAS: The Parish of Ascension is the governing and responsible body over the zoning and regulations within this jurisdiction, and

WHEREAS: Article VI of the Home Rule Charter of Ascension Parish, adopted May 4, 1993, identifies the process and manner in which to adopt ordinances regulating the lands of this Parish, and

WHEREAS: The Development Code (adopted January 9, 2003) was created to regulate development within the unincorporated jurisdiction of Ascension Parish, and

WHEREAS: The Development Code regulations were incorporated into the Ascension Parish Unified Land Development Code (LDC) on December 17, 2009 by the Parish Council, and

WHEREAS: The official zoning map adopted June 30, 2009 created a SPUD/PUD/TND overlay zone and identified the boundary and properties located within said overlay zone, and

WHEREAS: Language needs to be created to identify intended criteria for development within a SPUD/PUD/TND overlay zone on the official zoning map,

BE IT ORDAINED by the Ascension Parish Governing Authority that Appendix II, Section 17-2038 is hereby created as part of the Unified Land Development Code for Ascension Parish Louisiana as reflected in the attached exhibit A: (Deletions are in strikethrough, additions are underlined.)

SEVERABILITY:  In the event that any portion of this Ordinance is ever held invalid or unconstitutional for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction over it, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct, and independent provision and shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the Ordinance.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This ordinance shall be in full effect as permitted by law.

EXHIBITS:

Section 17-2038 in entirety

ADOPTION:  This ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

Yeas: Oliver Joseph, Kent Schexnaydre, Dempsey Lambert, George Valentine, Randy Clouatre, Chris Loar, Todd Lambert, Dennis Cullen, Benny Johnson

Nays: None

Not Voting:  Pat Bell

Absent:  Adrian Thompson

And this ordinance was passed on this 18th day of February   2010.

/s/Suzanne Patterson

Attest: Parish Council Secretary

/s/Tommy Martinez

Tommy Martinez, Parish President

EXHIBIT A    ORDINANCE DC10-01 REVISIONS: SPUD/PUD/TND OVERLAY

SPUD/PUD/TND Overlay Zone

Planned Unit Development/Small Planned Unit Development/Traditional Neighborhood Development Overly Zone

This overlay was created in effort to begin implementation of Smart Growth concepts as identified in Louisiana Speaks planning principles.

Purpose

The purpose of the PUD/SPUD/TND Overlay Zone is to anticipate high areas of growth and encourage smart growth standards within these areas.

For consideration, the smart growth standards imply developments shall be:

Using land resources more efficiently though compact building forms, infill development, and moderation in street and parking standards in order to lessen land consumption and preserve natural resources and promote multi-modal transportation;

Supporting the location of stores, offices, residences, schools, recreation spaces, and other designated areas to provide alternate opportunities for more efficient, appealing, and safer movement and interaction;

Providing a variety of housing choices to create a diverse community;

Supporting walking, cycling, and transit as an alternative to driving; providing alternative routes that disperse, rather than concentrate traffic congestion; and lowering traffic speeds through neighborhoods;

Connecting infrastructure and development decisions to minimize future costs by creating neighborhoods where more people use existing services and facilities;

Preserve and enhance natural areas as to maintain their current state while utilizing them as recreational areas;

Improving the development review process so that developers are encouraged to apply these principals; and

Promote adjacent developments to co-plan needs of the community.

Applicability

The boundary of the SPUD/PUD/TND overlay zone(s) shall be identified on the official zoning map (or official overlay map if created) for the Parish.

The following Development activities shall be required to comply with all sections of this ordinance.

Any new development of a parcel or parcels 3 acres in size or more that fall within the boundaries of this overlay district; or

Any new development of 3 acres in size or more in which more than 50% of the parcel(s) area(s) falls within the overlay district.

In certain situations, development may be approved through standard procedures without complying with this ordinance, but shall comply with all zoning and subdivision regulations pertaining to the designation of the parcel and proposed use of the parcel. The following development activities, if permitted by designated zoning district, are exempt from this ordinance:

Development of a single dwelling unit on an existing lot of record;

Duplex developed on a single lot of record;

Simple divisions or family partitions of 5 or less lots complying with all development code and subdivision regulations;

Parcels of less than 3 acres in size being developed consistent with the zoning and subdivision regulations;

Area(s) being developed as agriculture, airport, or an industrial use;

Parcels with an approved PUD, SPUD, TND, Airport, or Industrial designation already in place; or

Subdivisions creating lots equal to or greater than 10 acres in size.

Requirements

Property owners wishing to develop within the overlay district shall:

Obtain a residential, commercial, or mixed use PUD consistent with the current PUD regulations;

Obtain a residential, commercial, or mixed use SPUD consistent with the current SPUD regulations; or

Obtain a TND development permit consistent with the current TND regulations.

Each development shall:

Meet the applicable standard in choice of a PUD, SPUD, or TND development the owner wishes to develop;

Consider the surrounding existing uses and infrastructure when designing and proposing improvements and uses within their development; and

Provide public cross access agreements where stub outs are deemed necessary by the Parish Review Engineer for traffic circulation.  

Director Compton also read the proposed ordinance revising language to Appendix VI, Section 17-6070 & 17-6071 of the Ascension Parish Unified Land Development Code identifying the documentation necessary to obtain modifications from development regulations and upon completion, the public hearing was collectively opened when Councilman Randy Clouatre made the motion and Council Chris Loar added the second.

With no comments offered at this time, the public hearing was collectively closed following a motion by Councilman Randy Clouatre and a second by Councilman Chris Loar:

The subsequent ordinance was unanimously adopted on a motion stated by Councilman Todd Lambert and a second stated by Councilman Chris Loar:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

STATE OF LOUISIANA

Tommy Martinez

Parish President

PARISH OF ASCENSION

ORDINANCE NO. PD10-01

PUD OR SPUD REGULATION MODIFICATIONS ORDINANCE, ADDING LANGUAGE TO THE ASCENSION PARISH UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (LDC), IDENTIFYING THE DOCUMENTATION NECESSARY TO OBTAIN MODIFICATIONS FROM DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, REVISING APPENDIX VI, SECTIONS 17-6070 & 17-6071 OF THE LDC, PROVIDES FOR SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

PURPOSE: This ordinance provides guidance and explanations on how an applicant shall obtain and document regulation modifications approved by the Parish Council received through the PUD or SPUD process.

WHEREAS: Ascension Parish is a local governmental subdivision as defined by Article VI, Section 44 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, and

WHEREAS: The Parish of Ascension is the governing and responsible body over the zoning and regulations within this jurisdiction, and

WHEREAS: Article VI of the Home Rule Charter of Ascension Parish, adopted May 4, 1993, identifies the process and manner in which to adopt ordinances regulating the lands of this Parish, and

WHEREAS: The Planned Unit Development Regulations were adopted on December 1, 2005, and

WHEREAS: The PUD regulations were incorporated into the Ascension Parish Unified Land Development Code (LDC) on December 17, 2009 by the Parish Council, and 

WHEREAS: Clarification of these regulations is necessary to explain the intent of allowing regulation modifications with a Planned Unit Development.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Ascension Parish Governing Authority that Appendix VI, Sections 17-6070 and 17-6071 of the Unified Land Development Code Regulations for Ascension Parish Louisiana are amended as reflected in the attached exhibit A: (Deletions are in strikethrough, additions are underlined.)

SEVERABILITY:  In the event that any portion of this Ordinance is ever held invalid or unconstitutional for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction over it, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct, and independent provision and shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the Ordinance.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This ordinance shall be in full effect as permitted by law.

EXHIBITS:

Sections 17-6070 and 17-6071 in full with revisions identified

ADOPTION:  This ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

Yeas: Oliver Joseph, Kent Schexnaydre, Dempsey Lambert, George Valentine, Randy Clouatre, Chris Loar, Todd Lambert, Dennis Cullen,

PUBLIC NOTICE

LOUISIANA

DEPARTMENT OF

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ)

COOPER/T. SMITH STEVEDORING

COMPANY, INC.

DARROW

MAINTENANCE SHOP

DRAFT WATER

DISCHARGE PERMIT

The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, is accepting written comments on a draft Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) permit prepared for Cooper/T. Smith Stevedoring Company, Inc., Darrow Maintenance Shop, P.O. Box 242, Darrow, Louisiana 70725.  The facility is located at 3369 Highway 75 in Darrow, Ascension Parish.  Upon the effective date of the final permit, the LPDES permit shall replace the previously issued LPDES permit, LA0104744.

The principal discharge from this existing source is made into local drainage, thence into Bayou Conway, waters of the state classified for primary contact recreation, secondary contact recreation, and propagation of fish and wildlife.  Under the SIC Codes 7699 and 4491, the applicant proposes to discharge treated vehicle and equipment washwater and treated sanitary wastewater from an existing maintenance shop.

During the preparation of this permit, it has been determined that the discharge will have no adverse impact on the existing uses of the receiving waterbody.  As with any discharge, however, some change in existing water quality may occur.

Written comments, written requests for a public hearing or written requests for notification of the final decision regarding this permit action may be submitted to Ms. Soumaya Ghosn at LDEQ, Public Participation Group, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313.  Written comments and/or written requests must be received by 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2010.  Written comments will be considered prior to a final permit decision.

If LDEQ finds a significant degree of public interest, a public hearing will be held.  LDEQ will send notification of the final permit decision to the applicant and to each person who has submitted written comments or a written request for notification of the final decision.

The permit application, draft permit, and statement of basis are available for review at the LDEQ, Public Records Center, Room 127, 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA.  Viewing hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays).  The available information can also be accessed electronically on the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) on the DEQ public website at www.deq.louisiana.gov .

Inquiries or requests for additional information regarding this permit action should be directed to Ronda Burtch, LDEQ, Water Permits Division, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, phone (225) 219-3095.

Persons wishing to be included on the LDEQ permit public notice mailing list or for other public participation related questions should contact the Public Participation Group in writing at LDEQ, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, by email at deqmaillistrequest@la.gov or contact the LDEQ Customer Service Center at (225) 219-LDEQ (219-5337).

Permit public notices including electronic access to the draft permit and statement of basis can be viewed at the LDEQ permits public notice webpage at www.deq.louisiana.gov/apps/pubNotice/default.asp and general

information related to the public participation in permitting activities can be viewed at www.deq.louisiana.gov/portal/tabid/2198/Default.aspx .

Alternatively, individuals may elect to receive the permit public notices via email by subscribing to the LDEQ permits public notice List Server at http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/oes/listservpage/ldeq_pn_listserv.htm .

All correspondence should specify AI Number 41134, Permit Number LA0104744, and Activity Number PER20090001.

Scheduled Publication Date:  Friday, February 26, 2010

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

STATEWIDE FLOOD CONTROL PROGRAM

AIRPORT

CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

PRIORITY PROGRAM

PORT CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT PRIORITY PROGRAM

To review the Statewide Flood Control Program, the Airport Construction and Development Priority Program and the Port Construction and Development Priority Program as follows:

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA:      2:00 P.M., Monday, March 8, 2010

            Louisiana State Capitol

            House Committee Room 6

These Public Hearings will be conducted in accordance with Act 351 of the 1982 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature by the House and Senate Legislative Committees on Transportation, Highways, and Public Works and in accordance with Acts 451 and 452 of the 1989 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature by the House and Senate Legislative Committees on Transportation, Highways and Public Works.

The purpose of these Public Hearings is to review the Statewide Flood Control Program, the Airport Construction and Development Priority Program and the Port Construction and Development Priority Program for Fiscal Year 2010 and 2011.  All interested persons are invited to be present.

Oral testimony will be received.  However so that all persons desiring to speak have an equal opportunity to do so, it is requested that every effort be made to complete individual testimony as quickly as possible.  Oral testimony may be supplemented by presenting written statements and comments to the Committee by mailing the same postmarked within ten (10) calendar days following the hearing to the above address. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Amber Thomas, Department of Transportation and Development, phone (225) 274-4106.

______________

Senator Joe McPherson

Co-Chairman

____________

Representative Nita Rusich Hutter

Co-Chairman

PARISH OF ASCENSION

ORDINANCE NO. PD10-01

PUD OR SPUD REGULATION MODIFICATIONS ORDINANCE, ADDING LANGUAGE TO THE ASCENSION PARISH UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (LDC), IDENTIFYING THE DOCUMENTATION NECESSARY TO OBTAIN MODIFICATIONS FROM DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, REVISING APPENDIX VI, SECTIONS 17-6070 & 17-6071 OF THE LDC, PROVIDES FOR SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

PURPOSE: This ordinance provides guidance and explanations on how an applicant shall obtain and document regulation modifications approved by the Parish Council received through the PUD or SPUD process.

WHEREAS: Ascension Parish is a local governmental subdivision as defined by Article VI, Section 44 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, and

WHEREAS: The Parish of Ascension is the governing and responsible body over the zoning and regulations within this jurisdiction, and

WHEREAS: Article VI of the Home Rule Charter of Ascension Parish, adopted May 4, 1993, identifies the process and manner in which to adopt ordinances regulating the lands of this Parish, and

WHEREAS: The Planned Unit Development Regulations were adopted on December 1, 2005, and

WHEREAS: The PUD regulations were incorporated into the Ascension Parish Unified Land Development Code (LDC) on December 17, 2009 by the Parish Council, and

WHEREAS: Clarification of these regulations is necessary to explain the intent of allowing regulation modifications with a Planned Unit Development.      

BE IT ORDAINED by the Ascension Parish Governing Authority that Appendix VI, Sections 17-6070 and 17-6071 of the Unified Land Development Code Regulations for Ascension Parish Louisiana are amended as reflected in the attached exhibit A: (Deletions are in strikethrough, additions are underlined.)

SEVERABILITY:  In the event that any portion of this Ordinance is ever held invalid or unconstitutional for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction over it, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct, and independent provision and shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the Ordinance.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This ordinance shall be in full effect as permitted by law.

EXHIBITS:

Sections 17-6070 and 17-6071 in full with revisions identified

ADOPTION:  This ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

Yeas: Oliver Joseph, Kent Schexnaydre, Dempsey Lambert, George Valentine, Randy Clouatre, Chris Loar, Todd Lambert, Dennis Cullen, Benny Johnson

Nays: None

Not Voting:  Pat Bell

Absent:  Adrian Thompson

And this ordinance was passed on this 18th day of February 2010.

____________

Attest: Parish Council Secretary

_____________

Tommy Martinez, Parish President

EXHIBIT A    PUD ORDINANCE PD10-01 REVISIONS

Development Standards

Code Modifications Permitted:

All PUDs and SPUDs shall strictly adhere to all requirements throughout the Unified Land Development Code (LDC) unless the development standards for the proposed PUD or SPUD were specifically requested, approved, and adopted as part of the PUD special zoning district, the Concept Plan and Final Development Plan specifications.  The PUD or SPUD shall include a detail list of all requested modifications to the LDC.  At a minimum, the list of modifications to the standards for the PUD or SPUD must include the following: 

A detail list of each requested and approved modification  referencing  the specific section, subsection, and paragraph of the code or regulation; 

Statement of  justification for each modification; 

The new standard for the approved PUD or SPUD; and 

A statement confirming compliance with all other applicable provisions of the development code and subdivision regulations.  The Final Development Plan shall incorporate all approved modifications as adopted by the Parish Council.

The following table of Minimum Development Standards and review criteria shall apply to all Planned Unit Developments and shall constitute minimum Planned Unit Development requirements the Parish Council may allow.

[NOTE: PRESENT TABLES ARE UNCHANGED]

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

STATE OF LOUISIANA

PARISH OF ASCENSION

PURPOSE: To provide for the exemption of sales taxes in certain and particular situations from sales occurring at publicly owned facilities including, but not limited to, the Lamar Dixon Expo Center.

ORDINANCE of

PARISH OF ASCENSION

WHEREAS, currently, existing sales taxes are paid for events held at publicly owned facilities, including the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, which includes sales taxes on the sales of concessions, admission tickets, parking, etc.;

WHEREAS, La. RS 39:468 permits political subdivisions to declare that certain public owned properties shall be exempt from sales tax collections in certain situations; 

WHEREAS, as said facilities are publicly owned and operated, sales tax exemption status for said facilities would be beneficial in providing balanced and equitable competition with other public facilities throughout the State which have also been granted sales tax exemption status; and

WHEREAS, said sales tax exemption status shall not apply or extend to any sale of goods or other tangible personal property at a trade show, gun show, or any other event at which the sale of such goods or property is the primary purpose of the show or event;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED that the Ascension Parish Council, acting as the Ascension Parish Sales Tax District, does hereby grant an exemption from the payment of existing 1% Ascension Parish Sales Taxes, for events held at all publicly owned facilities in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 39:468 and further does grant said exemption to any additional sales taxes which may be imposed by or in the tax district in the future;

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, said sales tax exemption status shall not apply or extend to any sale of goods or other tangible personal property at a trade show, gun show, or any other event at which the sale of such goods or property is the primary purpose of the show or event;

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the Ascension Parish Council does hereby request that the

1) Ascension Parish Law Enforcement District (the Sheriff),

2) the Ascension Parish School Board (APSB), and

3) the East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District Number 1 of the Parish of Ascension (Ascension Parish Drainage District)

also consider granting (and grant) concurrent exemptions from the payment of all sales taxes imposed by them on sales at all publicly owned buildings within their jurisdictions;

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that said sales tax exemption status is hereby granted and this Ordinance is contingent upon obtaining concurrent sales tax exemption status from the aforesaid THREE local governing bodies/political subdivisions.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the President or Council Chairman of the Parish of Ascension is hereby authorized to and empowered for and on behalf of the Council to execute all documents necessary to complete the said Resolution.

BE IT FINALLY ORDAINED that this Ordinance become effective immediately upon adoption of the Ascension Parish Council and approval of the Parish President.

This Ordinance, after being duly introduced, read, and submitted to a vote at a duly convened and called public hearing/meeting of the Parish Council of Ascension, the vote thereon was as follows:

Yeas: Oliver Joseph, Kent Schexnaydre, Dempsey Lambert, Randy Clouatre, Chris Loar, George Valentine, Todd Lambert, Dennis Cullen, Benny Johnson   

Nays: None

Not Voting: Pat Bell

Absent:  Adrian Thompson

And this Ordinance was adopted and passed on the 18th day of February  2010.

/s/Suzanne Patterson

Secretary, Parish of Ascension

Approved:     /s/Tommy Martinez

Parish President

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

STATE OF LOUISIANA

PARISH OF ASCENSION

PURPOSE: To provide for the exemption of sales taxes in certain and particular situations from sales occurring at publicly owned facilities including, but not limited to, the Lamar Dixon Expo Center.

ORDINANCE of

PARISH OF ASCENSION

[ASCENSION PARISH SALES TAX DISTRICT NO. 2]

WHEREAS, currently, existing sales taxes are paid for events held at publicly owned facilities, including the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, which includes sales taxes on the sales of concessions, admission tickets, parking, etc.;

WHEREAS, La. RS 39:468 permits political subdivisions to declare that certain public owned properties shall be exempt from sales tax collections in certain situations; 

WHEREAS, as said facilities are publicly owned and operated, sales tax exemption status for said facilities would be beneficial in providing balanced and equitable competition with other public facilities throughout the State which have also been granted sales tax exemption status; and

WHEREAS, said sales tax exemption status shall not apply or extend to any sale of goods or other tangible personal property at a trade show, gun show, or any other event at which the sale of such goods or property is the primary purpose of the show or event;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED that the Ascension Parish Council, acting as the Ascension Parish Sales Tax District No. 2 does hereby grant an exemption from the payment of existing 1/2% Ascension Parish Sales Taxes, for events held at all publicly owned facilities in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 39:468 and further does grant said exemption to any additional sales taxes which may be imposed by or in the tax district in the future;

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, said sales tax exemption status shall not apply or extend to any sale of goods or other tangible personal property at a trade show, gun show, or any other event at which the sale of such goods or property is the primary purpose of the show or event;

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the Ascension Parish Council does hereby request that the

1) Ascension Parish Law Enforcement District (the Sheriff),

2) the Ascension Parish School Board (APSB), and

3) the East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District Number 1 of the Parish of Ascension (Ascension Parish Drainage District)

also consider granting (and grant) concurrent exemptions from the payment of all sales taxes imposed by them on sales at all publicly owned buildings within their jurisdictions;

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that said sales tax exemption status is hereby granted and this Ordinance is contingent upon obtaining concurrent sales tax exemption status from the aforesaid THREE local governing bodies/political subdivisions.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the President or Council Chairman of the Parish of Ascension is hereby authorized to and empowered for and on behalf of the Council to execute all documents necessary to complete the said Resolution.

BE IT FINALLY ORDAINED that this Ordinance become effective immediately upon adoption of the Ascension Parish Council and approval of the Parish President.

This Ordinance, after being duly introduced, read, and submitted to a vote at a duly convened and called public hearing/meeting of the Parish Council of Ascension, the vote thereon was as follows:

Yeas:

Nays:

Not Voting:

Absent:

And this Ordinance was adopted and passed on the _______ day of ________________, 2010.

_____________

Secretary, Parish of Ascension                    

Approved:     _______________

Parish President

Vetoed:    ______________    

Parish President

PARISH OF ASCENSION

ORDINANCE NO. DC10-01

SPUD/PUD/TND OVERLAY ZONE, ADDING LANGUAGE TO APPENDIX II OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE IDENTIFYING THE DESCRIPTION AND CRITERIA FOR PROPERTIES IDENTIFIED IN THE OVERLAY ZONE, CREATING SECTION 17-2038 TO THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, PROVIDES FOR SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

PURPOSE: This ordinance provides a description and development criteria for development that occurs within the designated SPUD/PUD/TND overlay zone, adopted on the official zoning map on June 30, 2009, creating criteria to apply to new developments identifying when a SPUD, PUD, or TND development shall be required.

WHEREAS: Ascension Parish is a local governmental subdivision as defined by Article VI, Section 44 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, and

WHEREAS: The Parish of Ascension is the governing and responsible body over the zoning and regulations within this jurisdiction, and

WHEREAS: Article VI of the Home Rule Charter of Ascension Parish, adopted May 4, 1993, identifies the process and manner in which to adopt ordinances regulating the lands of this Parish, and

WHEREAS: The Development Code (adopted January 9, 2003) was created to regulate development within the unincorporated jurisdiction of Ascension Parish, and

WHEREAS: The Development Code regulations were incorporated into the Ascension Parish Unified Land Development Code (LDC) on December 17, 2009 by the Parish Council, and

WHEREAS: The official zoning map adopted June 30, 2009 created a SPUD/PUD/TND overlay zone and identified the boundary and properties located within said overlay zone, and

WHEREAS: Language needs to be created to identify intended criteria for development within a SPUD/PUD/TND overlay zone on the official zoning map,

BE IT ORDAINED by the Ascension Parish Governing Authority that Appendix II, Section 17-2038 is hereby created as part of the Unified Land Development Code for Ascension Parish Louisiana as reflected in the attached exhibit A: (Deletions are in strikethrough, additions are underlined.)

SEVERABILITY:  In the event that any portion of this Ordinance is ever held invalid or unconstitutional for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction over it, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct, and independent provision and shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the Ordinance.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This ordinance shall be in full effect as permitted by law.

EXHIBITS:

Section 17-2038 in entirety

ADOPTION:  This ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

Yeas: Oliver Joseph, Kent Schexnaydre, Dempsey Lambert, George Valentine, Randy Clouatre, Chris Loar, Todd Lambert, Dennis Cullen, Benny Johnson

Nays: None

Not Voting:  Pat Bell

Absent:  Adrian Thompson

And this ordinance was passed on this 18th  day of February   2010.

/s/Suzanne Patterson

Attest: Parish Council Secretary

            /s/Tommy Martinez

Tommy Martinez, Parish President

EXHIBIT A    ORDINANCE DC10-01 REVISIONS: SPUD/PUD/TND OVERLAY

SPUD/PUD/TND Overlay Zone

Planned Unit Development/Small Planned Unit Development/Traditional Neighborhood Development Overly Zone

This overlay was created in effort to begin implementation of Smart Growth concepts as identified in Louisiana Speaks planning principles.

Purpose

The purpose of the PUD/SPUD/TND Overlay Zone is to anticipate high areas of growth and encourage smart growth standards within these areas.

For consideration, the smart growth standards imply developments shall be:

Using land resources more efficiently though compact building forms, infill development, and moderation in street and parking standards in order to lessen land consumption and preserve natural resources and promote multi-modal transportation;

Supporting the location of stores, offices, residences, schools, recreation spaces, and other designated areas to provide alternate opportunities for more efficient, appealing, and safer movement and interaction;

Providing a variety of housing choices to create a diverse community;

Supporting walking, cycling, and transit as an alternative to driving; providing alternative routes that disperse, rather than concentrate traffic congestion; and lowering traffic speeds through neighborhoods;

Connecting infrastructure and development decisions to minimize future costs by creating neighborhoods where more people use existing services and facilities;

Preserve and enhance natural areas as to maintain their current state while utilizing them as recreational areas;

Improving the development review process so that developers are encouraged to apply these principals; and

Promote adjacent developments to co-plan needs of the community.

Applicability

The boundary of the SPUD/PUD/TND overlay zone(s) shall be identified on the official zoning map (or official overlay map if created) for the Parish.

The following Development activities shall be required to comply with all sections of this ordinance.

Any new development of a parcel or parcels 3 acres in size or more that fall within the boundaries of this overlay district; or

Any new development of 3 acres in size or more in which more than 50% of the parcel(s) area(s) falls within the overlay district.

In certain situations, development may be approved through standard procedures without complying with this ordinance, but shall comply with all zoning and subdivision regulations pertaining to the designation of the parcel and proposed use of the parcel. The following development activities, if permitted by designated zoning district, are exempt from this ordinance:

Development of a single dwelling unit on an existing lot of record;

Duplex developed on a single lot of record;

Simple divisions or family partitions of 5 or less lots complying with all development code and subdivision regulations;

Parcels of less than 3 acres in size being developed consistent with the zoning and subdivision regulations;

Area(s) being developed as agriculture, airport, or an industrial use;

Parcels with an approved PUD, SPUD, TND, Airport, or Industrial designation already in place; or

Subdivisions creating lots equal to or greater than 10 acres in size.

Requirements

Property owners wishing to develop within the overlay district shall:

Obtain a residential, commercial, or mixed use PUD consistent with the current PUD regulations;

Obtain a residential, commercial, or mixed use SPUD consistent with the current SPUD regulations; or

Obtain a TND development permit consistent with the current TND regulations.

Each development shall:

Meet the applicable standard in choice of a PUD, SPUD, or TND development the owner wishes to develop;

Consider the surrounding existing uses and infrastructure when designing and proposing improvements and uses within their development; and

Provide public cross access agreements where stub outs are deemed necessary by the Parish Review Engineer for traffic circulation.

PLANNING

COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Parish of Ascension Planning Commission will hold Public Hearings and Public Meetings on Wednesday, March 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:

John Gonzales Property – Lots E-1 and E-2

FAMILY PARTITION

The subject property is located on the south side of Stringer Bridge Road, approximately four hundred (400) feet east of the intersection with Beco Road in Council District 6 and is zoned Rural (R). The application is on behalf of Adam Gonzales by Earles and Associates, LLC.

To Consider the Proposed Revisions to Appendix IV of the Ascension Parish Unified Land Development Code in Entirety

The Changes are throughout the appendix and are proposed to revised criteria and development standards for minor subdivisions, simple divisions, and family partitions.  A copy of the proposed revisions may be viewed on line at www.ascensionparish.net or a copy may be obtained from the Planning and Development Department located at 42077 Churchpoint Road, Gonzales, LA.

Renee M. Williams Property – Tracts 1-A thru 1-F

FAMILY PARTITION

The subject property is located on the south side of Stringer Bridge Road, approximately a quarter (0.25) of a mile east of Beco Road. It is located in Council District 6 and is zoned Rural (R). The application is on behalf of Renee M. Williams by W. J. Cointment Surveyors.

Pelican Point Golf Community “The Greens” – Tracts G-5 and G-6

SIMPLE DIVISION WITH A VARIANCE

The subject property is located within the Pelican Point Golf Community, approximately a quarter-mile (0.25) from Louisiana Highway 44 in Council District 2 and is zoned as a Medium Intensity Residential (RM).  The application is on behalf of Doug Diez by Ferris Engineering.

Publish:        Gonzales Weekly    Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010