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Public Notice
NOTICE
GNW Mini Storage will conduct an online auction of the contents of this storage room. Address 303 North Boone St. DeQuincy, LA 70633, (337) 274-8588. Customer and Storage Room scheduled for auction: Julie Reed-Room 23. General description of items being auctioned: Clothing, bags, boxes, totes, furniture, household items and miscellaneous. Auction Website: Storageauction.com Starting 12/13/2017-8:00 a.m. Ending 12/22/2017- 6:00 p.m.
Run: Dec. 13, 2017 (D-4)

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Legal
THIS IS to advise that the contract between WARD SIX FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. ONE OF CALCASIEU PARISH and B-ENT KMATT, LLC, dated October 11, 2017, filed on record on October 12, 2017, bearing File No. 3293646, for Quote #234359 (STATION TWO RENOVATIONS) has been substantially completed and accepted by the Board of Commissioners for Ward Six Fire Protection District No. One of Calcasieu Parish on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Any person or persons, individuals or corporations holding an unpaid invoice for labor or materials in conjunction with said project should file a lien with the Office of the Clerk of Court on or before Friday, February 2, 2018.
Roy Arrant
Board President
Run: Dec. 20, 27, 2017.(D-5)

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
DEQUINCY CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.
CITY HALL COUNCIL
CHAMBERS
300 N. HOLLY ST.,
DEQUINCY, LA.
CALL TO ORDER
INVOCATION
PLEDGE
ROLL CALL
Approval of December 11, 2017 regular meeting minutes.
Finance, Fire, Police, Public Works, and City Reports.
Approval of January 8, 2018 agenda.
Public Input.
Acceptance of the resignation submitted by Andrea Coleman, Council Member for District 4 and appointment of new council member for District 4.
Public hearing and adoption of an ordinance amending the Billboard Ordinance.
Introduce an ordinance on the new gas rates for DeQuincy and set a public hearing for February 12, 2018.
Council Concerns.
/s/Pat Brummett,
City Council Clerk
300 N. Holly Street
DeQuincy, Louisiana 70633
(337) 786-8241
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact Pat Brummett, City Clerk, (337) 786-8241, describing the assistance that is necessary.
Notice of public meeting posted on January 3, 2018 at the DeQuincy City Hall.
Notice published in official journal November 8, 2017.
“Equal Opportunity Lender Provider and Employer”
Run: Jan. 03, 2018 (J-1)

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CITY OF DEQUINCY
ORDINANCE NO. 907
An Ordinance to Amend Article II - Billboards, of Chapter 17.5 - Signs, of the Code of Ordinances to prohibit Billboards in the City of DeQuincy
The City Council of the City of DeQuincy, State of Louisiana, met in regular session on the 8th day of January, 2018, and adopted the following Ordinance as an amendment to the Billboards Ordinance.
WHEREAS, the City of DeQuincy has determined that the placement of billboards in the City of DeQuincy constitutes a diminution of the appearance of the property in the City Limits and could have a negative impact on property values such that prohibition thereof is in the best interest of the citizens of DeQuincy.
THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council that Section 17.5-22 of Article II of Chapter 17.5 of the Code of Ordinances of is hereby deleted and Section 17.5-21 of Article II of Chapter 17.5 is hereby amended to read as follows:
No billboards are permitted either wholly or partially within the geographical limits of the City of DeQuincy. If an existing billboard becomes a safety hazard or is in need of replacement, the billboard must be removed and replacement is not permitted.
Upon motion duly made and seconded with the vote thereon being as follows:
Yeas: 5; Nays: 0; Absent: 0
This Ordinance was declared duly adopted this 8th day of January, 2018.
/s/ Mark Peloquin,
Chairman of the Council
I hereby certify that the foregoing Ordinance has been presented to the Mayor on this this 8th day of January, 2018.
/s/ Pat Brummett, Secretary of the
Council and City Clerk
I have reviewed the above and foregoing Ordinance on this 8th day of January, 2018, and do hereby Approve/Veto same.
/s/ Lawrence Henagan, Mayor
I hereby certify that I have received from the Mayor on this 8th day of January, 2018, the foregoing Ordinance which has been Approved by the Mayor.
/s/ Pat Brummett, Secretary of the Council and City Clerk
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CITY COUNCIL
December 11, 2017,
DeQuincy, LA
The city council of the city of DeQuincy met in regular session on the above date in the city hall council chambers located at 300 Holly Street, DeQuincy, Louisiana, with the following members present: Denise Maddox, Mark Peloquin, and Judy Landry. Absent: Ronda Jacobs and Andrea Coleman.
Council Chairman Denise Maddox called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Lawrence Henagan gave the invocation and Mark Peloquin led the pledge of allegiance.
Motion was made by Judy Landry and seconded by Mark Peloquin to approve the November 13, 2017 regular session minutes. Without objection, the motion carried.
Chief Suchanek gave the police report. The bonds and fines totaled $24,513.00.
Mayor Henagan gave the public works report for Eddy Dahlquist who is on vacation this week. The crew has started putting out Christmas decorations this week and they have had several sewer projects, one of which was the sewer for the new duplex on the corner of Center and Hwy. 27.
CITY REPORTS GIVEN
BY MAYOR HENAGAN
Christmas Parade went well again this year.
Mayor Henagan recently went to the National City of League of Cities Conference in Charlotte, North Caroline and advised the council he saw, at one of the display booths, information on a piece of equipment that can be attached to a backhoe that can be used to clean out culverts. It is fairly inexpensive so we are looking into possibly getting one for the city.
Mayor Henagan wished everyone a Merry Christmas.
Valecia Royer, CPA, gave the financial report for November 2017. Total actual year to date revenue is $574,675.70, with amount budgeted $4,161,110.00 and the remaining budget being $3,586,434.30. The total expenses to date are $552,368.65, with amount budgeted $5,025,570.00 and the remaining budgeted for expenses is $4,473,201.35. We are within the 5% as of November so there is no need to amend at this time.
Fire Chief Johnny Copeland was called out to a fire so Mayor Henagan gave the fire report for November. There were eight fire runs for the month of November 2017.
Mark Peloquin made a motion to approve the December 11, 2017 agenda and Judy Landry seconded the motion. Without objection, the motion carried.
Judy Landry made a motion to add to the agenda, as item no. 14, enter into a Joint Service Agreement with the Melville Police Department and moving Council Concerns to no. 15. Mark Peloquin seconded the motion. Without objection motion carried.
PUBLIC INPUT:
Items not on the agenda.
None.
Items on the agenda.
None.
A motion was made by Mark Peloquin and seconded by Judy Landry to approve the liquor license applicants for 2018. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, Denise Maddox, Mark Peloquin. Nays: None. Absent: Ronda Jacobs and Andrea Coleman. Abstain: None.
An election was held for the 2018 city council officers. A motion was made by Judy Landry and seconded by Mark Peloquin to nominate Denise Maddox as 2018 City Council Co-Chairman. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, Denise Maddox, and Mark Peloquin. Nays: None. Absent: Ronda Jacobs and Andrea Coleman. Abstain: None. A motion was made by Judy Landry and seconded by Mark Peloquin to nominate Mark Peloquin as 2018 City Council Chairman. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, Denise Maddox, and Mark Peloquin. Nays: None. Absent: Ronda Jacobs and Andrea Coleman. Abstain: None.
A motion was made by Judy Landry and seconded by Mark Peloquin to authorize Mayor Henagan to go out for bids for replacing the roof on Old Town Hall. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, Denise Maddox, and Mark Peloquin. Nays: None. Absent: Ronda Jacobs and Andrea Coleman. Abstain: None.
A motion was made by Mark Peloquin and seconded Judy Landry to authorize Mayor Henagan to sign a Taxing Agreement between the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and the City of DeQuincy.
Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, Denise Maddox, and Mark Peloquin. Nays: None. Absent: Ronda Jacobs and Andrea Coleman. Abstain: None.
A motion was made by Judy Landry and seconded by Mark Peloquin to authorize Mayor Henagan to proceed to the final step in the demolition process by accepting the bid of $3,450.00 for demolition of the mobile home on 307 LeBlanc Street. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, Denise Maddox, and Mark Peloquin. Nays: None. Absent: Ronda Jacobs and Andrea Coleman. Abstain: None.
After a lengthy discussion on the gas rates, a motion was made by Mark Peloquin and seconded by Judy Landry to table the introduction of the ordinance until January 8, 2018. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, Denise Maddox, and Mark Peloquin. Nays: None. Absent: Ronda Jacobs and Andrea Coleman. Abstain: None.
After a brief discussion wherein Mayor Henagan mentioned to attorney Doug Cox that he felt a paragraph needed to be added to the ordinance stating once a billboard gets in an unsafe condition it needs to come down and cannot be replaced, a motion was made by Judy Landry and seconded by Mark Peloquin to introduce an ordinance and set a public hearing for January 8, 2018 amending the current billboard ordinance. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, Denise Maddox, and Mark Peloquin. Nays: None. Absent: Ronda Jacobs and Andrea Coleman. Abstain: None.
Denise Maddox led the discussion regarding proposed guidelines for the board members of the Grand Avenue Gym Board. The Mayor suggested the board get their By-laws updated and then meet with a couple of the council members to try to put together guidelines. It was decided that Mark Peloquin would meet with the board members and once the District 4 council member is appointed, then he or she would be the second council member to meet with the board members.
After the council verified their list was still current, a motion was made by Mark Peloquin and seconded by Judy Landry to approve the following Grand Avenue Gym Board Members: Catrina Ford, Joseph Eaglin, Seymour Pullam, Derrick Taylor, Robert Mackey, Ethel Hodges, Rose Cooks, Preston Chenier, Jr. and Wilson Chapman. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, Denise Maddox, and Mark Peloquin. Nays: None. Absent: Ronda Jacobs and Andrea Coleman. Abstain: None.
A motion was made by Judy Landry and seconded by Mark Peloquin to authorize Mayor Henagan to enter into a Joint Service Agreement with the Melville Police Department to receive one or more of our old police units. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, Denise Maddox, and Mark Peloquin. Nays: None. Absent: Ronda Jacobs and Andrea Coleman. Abstain: None.
COUNCIL CONCERNS
Judy Landry had no council concerns.
Andrea Coleman had no council concerns.
Mark Peloquin asked what could be done about the hedges next to the big two-story house at the corner of Hwy. 27 and Harrison Street. They block the view of the vehicles trying to pull out on Hwy. 27 from Harrison Street. Mrs. Maddox advised she would contact the property owner and ask if he would cut the hedges back. Mr. Peloquin also mentioned he had several people mention to him the items being put out on the sidewalk at the corner of Pine Street and Hwy. 12. This could become a hazard if it continues.
Ronda Jacobs mentioned what a great job had been done on the Buxton Creek Project and thanked the businesses and residences in each district for upgrading their buildings. She also asked that everyone look around their district and make a list of any buildings that need attention and present the list at the next council meeting.
Denise Maddox had no council concerns.
Ronda Jacobs made a motion to adjourn and Andrea Coleman seconded the motion.
ATTEST:
/s/ Pat Brummett, City Council Clerk
APPROVED:
/s/ Lawrence Henagan, Mayor
COUNCIL CHAIRMAN:
/s/ Denise Maddox,
Council Chairman
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