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A motion was made by Mr. Bernard E. Broussard, seconded by
Mr. Roger Duncan, that the following be adopted:
RESOLUTION NO. 2015-37
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DISPLAY OF THE NATIONAL
MOTTO “IN GOD WE TRUST” IN THE IBERIA PARISH COUNCIL
CHAMBERS AND FURTHER TO AMEND THE 2015 GENERAL FUND
BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,000 FOR AN ALUMINUM PLAQUE TO
BE FUNDED FROM THE FUND BALANCE-PREVIOUS YEARS LINE ITEM.
WHEREAS, “In God We Trust” became the United States national
motto on July 30, 1956, shortly after our nation led the world
through the trauma of World War II; and
WHEREAS, the words have been used on U.S. currency since 1864;
WHEREAS, the same inspiring slogan is engraved above the
entrance to the Senator Chamber as well as above the Speaker’s dais
in the House of Representatives; and
WHEREAS, in both war and peace, these words have been a
profound source of strength and guidance to many generations of
WHEREAS, the Parish designs to display this patriotic motto in
the Council Chambers as a way to solemnize public occasions and
express confidence in our society.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Iberia Parish Council
does hereby determine that the historic and patriotic words of our
national motto, “In God We Trust”, shall be permanently and
prominently displayed in the Iberia Parish Council Chambers at the
Main Court Building.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clerk of the Council shall
certify to the passage and adoption of this Resolution and enter it
into the book of original Resolutions.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the 2015 General Fund Budget is
hereby amended as follows:
ACCOUNT NO. ACCOUNT TITLE BUDGET ADJUSTMENT
499000 0000 0000 0000 Fund Bal-Prev Yrs -0- $2,000
554000 1110 0000 0000 Adv, Dues & Subscript $18,000 $2,000
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this funding shall be funded from
the Fund Balance-Previous Years line item.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a quote for an aluminum plaque
with the National Motto, “In God We Trust”, shall be obtained by
Administration once the final design is approved by the Iberia
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Administration shall seek the
input from the public for the design of this plaque, with the
designs to be presented to the Iberia Parish Council for final
selection of a design at their June 3, 2015 Joint Committee
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BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that this Resolution shall become
effective immediately upon adoption by the Iberia Parish Council
and approval by the Parish President in accordance with Section 2-
13 of the Iberia Parish Home Rule Charter.
This Resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote
thereon was as follows:
YEAS: Joseph E. Davis, Jr., Thomas J. Landry, Lloyd Brown,
Bernard E. Broussard, David Ditch, Ricky J. Gonsoulin,
Glenn Romero, Roger Duncan, Jerome W. Fitch, Aquicline
Rener-Arnold, and D. Wayne Romero.
NAYS: Maggie F. Daniels.
ABSENT: Troy Comeaux and Marty Trahan.
And the Resolution was declared adopted this 11th day of