Church Point council endorses Petitjean
CHURCH POINT - By a unanimous vote Monday evening, the Church Point Town Council went on record approving a resolution calling for the Acadia Parish Police Jury to appoint Rayne Mayor James “Jimbo” Petitjean as administrative officer of the parish.
In passing the resolution the Council cited:
“Whereas in 2005 the Police Jury form of government in Acadia Parish was not working because of infighting and continuous four to four tie votes among the jurors; and
Whereas a group of Acadia parish taxpayers were active with intentions to abolish the Police Jury form of government in favor of a new Home Rule Charter; and
Whereas upon discovery that the law permitted the Police Jury to attempt to reform itself, an official committee to study and submit recommendations for the reform of our parish government was appointed with the Police Jury agreeing in advance to abide by the findings and recommendations of the study committee; and
Whereas at a special meeting held by the Police Jury on September 16, 2005, the study committee recommended employing an administrator to conduct day to day operations of the Police Jury; and
Whereas on September 20, 2005 a resolution was unanimously adopted to hire a parish administrator establishing a covenant with the constituency for reform in exchange for another chance. This was and is a legal and binding resolution; and
Whereas when it came time to hire a parish administrator it once again failed by a four to four tie vote; and
Whereas the opportunity once more presents itself for the need to hire an administrator, one that has proven his vision and leadership right here in Acadia Parish and one who has the skills and positive attitudes to successfully marshal all of the assets and resources that Acadia Parish has to offer; and
Therefore I, Roger Boudreaux, Mayor of the Town of Church Point and the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Church Point hereby endorse the appointment of Mayor Jim Petitjean of Rayne as the individual who can lead our parish forward. Jim Petitjean has shown us the kind of leadership we need, not only with his proven negotiations producing considerable investments from our State Legislature, but also by going to Washington and returning significant Federal Tax dollars being applied to the needs of his community, and all of this with his tireless pursuit of delivering excellence in services to his constituents.”
This resolution is unanimously adopted at a regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Church Point on Monday, February 02, 2009.
The resolution was then signed by Mayor Roger Boudreaux and Municipal Clerk Charles Labbe.