It was a night of executive sessions at the June 12 meeting of the Arnaudville Board of Aldermen. The first concerned the absence of Police Chief Richard Mizzi and his staff. The second was related to an unrelated personnel matter.
Following the first executive session, the board passed a motion requiring that the police department turn in all of their gasoline logs for the last year, their travel logs indicating where they go and when they go and where the funds have been spent. Alderwoman Annette Guidry indicated that they could not work on the budget without receipt of the requested information.
The board passed a second motion authorizing the attorneys to proceed with legal remedies if the documentation from the police department was not received within the legal time limit.
There was no public comment after the second executive session.
Although not discussed in the meeting, the two motions stem from an ongoing conflict between Mizzi and the board and Mayor Kathy Richard. The board has been requesting such information from the chief since his request for an increase in the fuel budget about four months ago.
Mike Roy shared the details of the amended budget for 2011-12 and the proposed budget for 2012-13. A public hearing will be held at 5:30 on June 26 to discuss the proposed budget, with a special meeting following to adopt the budget.
Revenues for the month of May were $123,478.68 and expenses were $103,286.19.
The board voted to extend Deux Bayous Cultural District 1/4 mile beyond its limits to include Nunu’s Collective. The motion was tabled at a previous meeting to solicit resolutions approving the move from St. Martin and St. Landry Parish Councils.
Richard announced a community meeting with U.S. Sen David Vitter on July 5 at noon at the Community Center.