January 17, 2012
The Mayor and Council of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, met in regular session at the regular meeting place of said Mayor and Council, in the Town Hall, Vinton, Louisiana, at 6:00 p.m. on the 17th day of January, 2012, with the following members present:
Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor
Bliss Bujard, Council Member
Harold R. Douga, Council Member
William “BB” Loyd, Mayor-Pro-Tem
Kevin Merchant, Council Member
Paul Patin, Council Member
ALSO PRESENT: Cade Cole, Town Attorney
The following Reports were submitted:
Total Payroll for December, 2011 $ 90,042.57
Total Receipts for December, 2011 $1,237,106.97
Total Disbursements for December, 2011 $1,306,572.60
Total Bills for December, 2011 $ 848,049.69
Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order. Chaplin Tatum led in prayer, and then followed the Pledge of Allegiance.
It was moved by Council Member Douga that the minutes of prior meetings, copies of which were mailed to each Council Member prior to the meeting, be approved as written. The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.
Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report.
Bills for the month of December, 2011, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Merchant, seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.
Nic Hunter, Calcasieu Parish District 5 Police Juror was unable to attend the meeting.
Mayor Stinson updated the governing authority on pending grants and projects.
Council Member Patin discussed the demolition at 1110 Nelson Street.
Attorney Cole informed the governing authority that the condemnation of 1110 Nelson can be ordered at the February 21, 2012, meeting.
Chief Ricky Fox gave the monthly Police Department report.
Terry Vice, Director of Public Works gave the monthly Public Works and Electrical Department reports.
Mr. Vice announced that an electrical outage is scheduled for February 3, 2012, Mid-night till 4:00 A.M. to make ready to connect the new transformer.
Mr. Vice reported that one (1) bid had been received in response to the Notice to Bidders for 3G AMR Base Residential Electric Meters as follows:
125 Medical Park Dr.
Upon the recommendation of the Engineer, it was moved by Council Member Merchant that the bid from Lafayette Winwater in the amount of $177,000.00 for 3G AMR Base Residential Electric Meters be accepted. The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.
Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief gave the monthly fire and Civil Defense reports.
Mr. Lenwood Sonnier came forward to discuss matters of the Vinton Volunteer Fire Department and Chief Jerry Merchant.
Mayor Stinson reported that upon notification to Chief Merchant of a possible discussion regarding his character and leadership ability , he requested that Mr. Sonnier’s complaint be held in executive session.
It was moved by Council Member Loyd the regular meeting be recessed for an executive session regarding the character/leadership of a department head. The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.
It was moved by Council Member Douga that the regular meeting be re-convened. The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.
No action was required from the executive session.
There being no further business to come before the Governing Authority, it was moved by Council Member Douga that the meeting be adjourned. The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.
Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor
Mary O. Vice, City Clerk