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ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL
*COMMITTEE MEETINGS*

THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT IT WILL HOLD THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEE MEETINGS LISTED BELOW ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, STARTING AT 6PM AT THE OLD CITY MARKET LOCATED AT 131 W. BELLEVUE STREET, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA.

TIME MEETING
6:00 P.M. Public Works Committee

Immediately following
Public Works
Administrative Finance Committee

These are important meetings and you are urged to attend.

BY ORDER OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL
/s/ Harold Taylor, Chairman

Laycie Alfred, Council Clerk
St. Landry Parish Council
P.O. Drawer 100, Opelousas, LA 70570

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact Laycie Alfred or Mona Courville at
337-942-6863 describing the assistance that is necessary.

St. Landry Parish Government Offices will be closed Good Friday, March 25th.

Offices will re-open on Monday, March 28th at 8:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact St. Landry Parish Government 337-948-3688

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ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT
*PUBLIC HEARING*

THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT IT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016, AT OLD CITY MARKET LOCATED AT 131 W. BELLEVUE STREET, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA.

THE HEARING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOLLOWING:

5:30 PM ORDINANCE NO. 001 OF 2016

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT:

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TRAVEL EXPENSE REIMBURSMENT POLICY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL.

WHEREAS, The St. Landry Parish Government recognizes that parish council members are frequently afforded the opportunity to attend state, national, and local conventions which provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas, information, and data, all of which enhance the ability of parish council members to discharge the duties of their respective public offices. Participation at such events is, therefore, deemed to be official business of the parish. Consequently, the St. Landry Parish Council hereby adopts and implements the following policy pursuant to the dictates of R.S. 33:1234.

SECTION 1. TRAVEL OUTSIDE ST. LANDRY PARISH BUT WITHIN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.
1. Parish council members shall be reimbursed reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of official duties outside St. Landry Parish but within the State of Louisiana. When two or more persons travel in the same personally owned vehicle, only one charge shall be allowed for the expense of the vehicle. Furthermore, such transportation expenses shall be reimbursed for the driver only at the standard mileage rate as designated annually by the Internal Revenue Service.
Reimbursement for meals shall be $60.00 per day provided an entire eight-hour day is required in the "official business" endeavor. If less than an entire day is required, the following reimbursement schedule will prevail:
a. Reimbursement for breakfast at the rate of $10.00;
b. Reimbursement for lunch at the rate of $20.00; and
c. Reimbursement for dinner at the rate of $30.00.

Breakfast shall be subject to reimbursement when travel commences on or before 6:00 a.m. on the first day of travel and/or extends beyond 9:00 a.m. on the last day of travel, and for all intervening days. Lunch shall be subject to reimbursement when the travel commences on or before 10:00 a.m. on the first day of travel and/or extends beyond 2:00 p.m. on the last day of travel, and for all intervening days. Dinner is reimbursable when travel begins on or before 6:00 p.m. on the first day of travel and/or extends beyond 8:00 p.m. on the last day of travel, and for all intervening days.

2. Should lodging be required, reimbursement there for shall be the actual expense at a single occupancy rate, plus applicable taxes. Moreover, reasonable storage, parking fees, ferry fares, and road/bridge tolls shall be subject to reimbursement.

SECTION 2. TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.
1. Parish council members shall also be entitled to reimbursement for expenses incurred in attending to the official business of St. Landry Parish outside the State of Louisiana. Reimbursement shall be for each expense and at the identical rates set forth in subsection (1) above, except as otherwise provided for herein. However, should any parish council member travel by air, then reimbursement shall be for the air fare at the non-first class rate, plus any associated ancillary costs such as charges for luggage. Flight reservations may be handled through the clerk of the council, and requests there for should be submitted to the clerk at least 30 days in advance of the travel date, if possible. In the event that St. Landry Parish Government secures flight or other travel reservations/arrangements for a council member who, without just cause, is unable to honor said reservations/arrangements, then the council Member shall be obligated to reimburse St. Landry Parish Government for all non-refundable expenses associated with the cancellation. "Just cause" includes death in the council member's immediate family, documented and unexpected major illness, and/or unforeseen employment demands which otherwise render prospective travel plans imprudent.

2. Reimbursement for meals shall be $90.00 per day for each eight-hour day required in the "official business" travel. Whenever less than an entire day is required, the following schedule will prevail:
a. Reimbursement for breakfast at the rate of $20.00;
b. Reimbursement for lunch at the rate of $30.00; and
c. Reimbursement for dinner at the rate of $40.00.

3. Reimbursement for breakfast is permitted when travel begins on or before 6:00 a.m. on the first day of travel and/or extends beyond 9:00 a.m. on the last day of travel, and for intervening days. Reimbursement for lunch is permitted when travel begins on or before 10:00 a.m. on the first day of travel and/or extends beyond 2:00 p.m. on the last day of travel, and for all intervening days. Dinner shall be subject to reimbursement when travel begins on or before 6:00 p.m. on the first day of travel and/or extends beyond 8:00 p.m. on the last day of travel, and for all intervening days.

4. Moreover, the cost of public ground transportation shall be reimbursed, including, but not limited to, charges for buses, subways, airport limousines, and taxi services. Such reimbursement claims require receipts for the total amount claimed.

SECTION 3. NON-REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES.
1. Under no circumstances shall any council member be entitled to reimbursement for non-
public expenditures, including, but not limited to, the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages, receptions, and all expenses incurred for the benefit of a third party.
No council member shall be entitled to reimbursement for any flight or other travel reservations/arrangements which he may have secured and subsequently cancelled without just cause. Additionally, no council member shall be entitled to reimbursement for any registration fees paid in connection with any seminar, conference, or training session when he is unable to attend same without just cause. "Just cause" includes the circumstances set forth in subsection (2) above.

SECTION 4. CONFERENCES AND TRAINING SESSIONS,
1. As alluded to previously in this policy, the St. Landry Parish Council views attendance at seminars, conferences, and training sessions as serving the public function of facilitating the exchange of concepts, programs, and solutions to common public problems encountered by public officials holding same or similar positions. Examples, by way of illustration only and not by limitation, include attendance at the Louisiana Police Jury Association and the National Association of County Officials, as well as all affiliates thereof. Registration fees associated with attendance at all such conferences shall be, therefore, subject to reimbursement or payment there for may be advanced by the St. Landry Parish Council. Should St. Landry Parish Government advance such registration fees on behalf of a council member who is unable to attend, without just cause, the conference for which the fees have been paid, and then the council member shall be obligated to reimburse St. Landry Parish Government for all non-refundable registration fees associated with the cancellation. "Just cause" includes the circumstances set forth in subsection (2) above.

SECTION 5. BUDGETARY PROVISION.
1. The budget adopted by the St. Landry Parish Council for each fiscal year shall provide a line item for the expenditures associated with all travel and attendance at state, national, and local conventions as referenced in this policy. Each council member shall be entitled to reimbursement associated with such travel and attendance in the amount of one-thirteenth of the total amount budgeted for such travel expenses and registration fees incurred in connection with the exercise of the benefits accorded by this policy. To insure that the amount budgeted for each council member is not exceeded; the following procedures shall be followed:

2. A travel expense request for a council member shall be submitted to the clerk of the council, who will assist in developing a travel expense estimate. The clerk of the council, acting in consultation with the director of finance, will certify that the council member has not expended his pro rata share of the amount budgeted. If the pro rata share has been consumed, or if the amount remaining for that member's allotment is insufficient, the clerk of the council will so advise the council member and the chairperson of the council. The St. Landry Parish Council may, at a public meeting and by resolution, approve by majority vote of the council the appropriation of additional funds beyond the council member's one-Thirteenth allotment to accommodate such travel and attendance.

3. Notwithstanding any provision of this policy to the contrary, in the event that a councilmember incurs expenses beyond the one-thirteenth allotment as a direct cause of an unforeseen event which occurs while in attendance at a state, national, or local convention, then the said council member shall be entitled to reimbursement for all expenditures incurred as a consequence thereof. "Unforeseen event" includes flight cancellations by the airlines, medical emergencies, death, and inclement weather.

SECTION 6. SUBMISSION OF REIMBURSEMENT CLAIMS.
1. To be entitled to reimbursement, parish council member(s) shall present a voucher, duly signed and dated, setting forth an itemized statement of expenses for which reimbursement is sought. The voucher shall have attached to it receipts for each expense, except the per diem allowed for meals. The voucher shall be in a format prepared for and approved by the parish council.

SECTION 7. WAVIER OF RIGHT TO SEEK REIMBURSEMENT.
1. Any council member shall be entitled to reimbursement for properly authorized voucher expenses as set forth herein and under the circumstances referenced herein. However, this right of reimbursement shall be solely at the option of each individual council member. The failure, however, to seek reimbursement within 60 days from the end of the month in which the expenses were incurred shall be deemed a waiver of the right to seek such reimbursement.

SECTION 8. DUPLICATION OF EXPENSES PROHIBITED.
1. Should any council member be entitled to any compensation or expense reimbursement by another source in attending to the official business of the parish, then no expense reimbursement shall be due from the St. Landry Parish Government. Such situations include, but are not limited to, those expenses associated with the attendance by a council member at the meetings of the governing bodies or committees of professional organizations such as the Louisiana Police Jury Association and National Association of County Officials, as well as all affiliates thereof.

5:45 PM ORDINANCE NO. 002 OF 2016
AN ORDINANCE OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH CODE OF ORDINANCES: THE 2016 PROPOSED BUDGET FOR ST. LANDRY PARISH GOVERNMENT

BY ORDER OF ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL

Laycie Alfred, Council Clerk
St. Landry Parish Council
P.O. Drawer 100, Opelousas, LA 70570
Telephone Number: 337-942-6863

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL will hold a SPECIAL MEETING and will be held as stated below:

DATE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016

TIME: 5:30 PM

LOCATION: OLD CITY MARKET, 131 W. BELLEVUE ST., OPELOUSAS, LA, 70570

for the following purposes, to-wit:

1. ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 004 OF 2016
A resolution to authorize Parish President to utilize LADOTD grant funds in the amount of $30,000 to purchase REILS (Runway end identifier lights) for Runways 18 and 36.

2. ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 005 OF 2016
A resolution to authorize Parish President to utilize LADOTD grant funds in the amount of $15,000 to rehabilitate the airport rotating beacon.

3. APPROVE THE PARISH PRESIDENT’S APPOINTMENTS FOR DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS AND DIRECTOR OF FINANCE.

4. VOTE ON ONE APPOINTMENT TO THE LAWTELL WATER DISTRICT NO. 1. APPLICANTS ARE DALTON JOUBERT AND DARYL MILLER

BY ORDER OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL
/s/ Harold Taylor, Chairman

Laycie Alfred, Council Clerk
St. Landry Parish Council
P.O. Drawer 100, Opelousas, LA 70570
Telephone Number: 337-942-6863

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact Laycie Alfred or Mona Courville at 337-942-6863 describing the assistance that is necessary.

P U B L I C N O T I C E

ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL
*COMMITTEE MEETINGS*

THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT IT WILL HOLD THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEE MEETINGS LISTED BELOW ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, STARTING AT 6PM AT THE OLD CITY MARKET LOCATED AT 131 W. BELLEVUE STREET, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA.

TIME MEETING

6:00 P.M. Public Works Committee

Immediately following
Public Works
Administrative Finance Committee

These are important meetings and you are urged to attend.

BY ORDER OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL
/s/ Harold Taylor, Chairman

Laycie Alfred, Council Clerk
St. Landry Parish Council
P.O. Drawer 100, Opelousas, LA 70570

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact Laycie Alfred or Mona Courville at
337-942-6863 describing the assistance that is necessary.

Industrial Trades Career Fair

Thursday, March 3, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cajundome Convention Center

444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506

Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume. You will also have the opportunity to complete applications on site.

Meet with companies that are hiring to fill industrial trades positions within Louisiana

Apache Industrial Services - painters, fireproofers, scaffolders, insulators, refractory specialists, project managers, foremen, supervisors, etc.

Bechtel - pipefitter, electrician, ironworker, painter

Boh Bros. Construction Co - general laborers, safety personnel, summer interns

BRACE Integrated Services - scaffold builder positions

Brock Services, LLC - scaffolding, insulation, paint, fire-proofing, refractory, general- labor (apprentice)

Brown and Root Industrial Services - pipefitters, welders, electricians, milwrights, boilermakers, equipment operators, carpenters, 

CB&I - combo welders, pipefitters, structural ironworkers, rodbusters, electricians, instrument technicians, equipment operators, carpentry (concrete form workers), riggers, scaffolders

Cajun Industries - carpenters, helpers, heavy equipment operators, crane operators, pile drivers, combo welders, pipefitters, ironworkers, riggers

Ernest P Breaux - electrical apprentice

Excel - mechanical, E&I, craft, laborer

Georgia Pacific - production workers

Group Industries, LLC  - industrial form carpenter, iron worker, welder, civil operator, crane operator, pile driver, laborer, helper, safety, QA/QC, civil superintendent

IMTC - P-6 planners and schedulers, industrial field engineers, sub contract specialist, project cost engineers, procurement specialist and field buyers, industrial craft supervisors, combination welders, heavy equipment operators, pipefitters, millwrights, structural iron workers and carpenters

Indorma Ventures Olefins, LLC - mechanical techncian, operators - DCS or field, warehouse managers

ISC Constructors, LLC - electricians, instrument / tubing fitters, instrument technicians

Jacobs Field Services - pipefitters, welders, crane operators, ironworkers, riggers

MMR Constructors, Inc - electricians, instrument fitters, instrument technicians, apprentices

Pala Group, Inc - tank welder, pipefitter, combo welder, carpenter - civil, tank fitter, certified crane operator, heavy equipment operator, ironworkers, boilermaker

Performance Contractors Inc - laborers, helpers, pipefitters, boilermakers, ironworkers, carpenters, welders, crane operators

Petrin Corporation / Scaffolding Rental - insulators, painters, scaffold builders

PPG Industries - engineering, machinist, electrician, welder, instrumentation technician, packer

Primoris Services Corporation - form carpenters, NCCCO operators, NCCER riggers, cement finishers

RES Constructors LLC - Jr. and Sr. Estimators, superintendents, supervisors, pipe fitters, welders, heavy equipment operators and crane operators, electricians, instrumentation technicians

Safway Group - scaffold helper, erector and lead insulation helper, insulator, metal mechanic, coatings helper, painter, painter / blaster

SJB Group, LLC  - instrument man, party chief, survey team

Superheat FGH Services Inc -  DISA certified industrial head technicians at all levels. Unit supervisors, site managers, area managers, & business development managers, focused on downstream, petrochemical, GTL, and power generation facilities

Triad Electric & Controls - electrical & instrumentation

TRS Craft Services & Staffing Solutions - operators, millwrights, machinists, instrumentation techs, electricians, operations engineer, production engineer, polyethylene technology engineer, environmental specialist / air compliance, commercial project manager, commission manager

Turner Industries Group - variety of industrial craft positions

US Fusion - fusion technicians, operators, helpers, pipefitters

Westgate, LLC - Industrial elecrical, instrumentation (fitters & technicians), HVAC, linemen, analyzer technicians, plumbing technicians, planner/ schedulers, testing technicians

Woodson Incorporated - civil engineer, accountant, project manager, safety manager, fleet & equipment field inspector

Zachry - boilermakers, pipefitters, riggers, welders, heavy equipment operators

WHEN
WHERE
Cajundome Convention Center - 444 Cajundome Convention Center Lafayette, LA 70506 -

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/industrial-trades-career-fair-tickets-21489...

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