VINTON, LA

                January 18, 2011

 

                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 18th day of January, 2011, 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                              None

 

                                ALSO PRESENT:               Thad Minaldi, Town Attorney

 

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                Total Payroll for December, 2010                                                                                $     83,582.27 

                                Total Receipts for December, 2010                                                            $1,305,993.34

                                Total Disbursements for December, 2010                                                               $1,264,474.88

                                Total Bills for December, 2010                                                                     $   850,499.24 

 

 

 

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 Loyd and carried.

 

                                Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report.  Ms. Vice announced that IESI submitted the 2010 CPI and 4th quarter fuel charge to the town, thereby increasing the garbage rate to $19.50/customer beginning with the January 31, 2011, billing cycle.

 

                                Bills for the month of December, 2010, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Patin, seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                Ms. Toni Caraway and Mr. John Citizen reported on the completed Vinton Senior Manor housing project.

 

                                Mayor Stinson updated the governing authority on pending grants and projects. 

 

                                Mayor Stinson discussed the Water Treatment Improvement Project with the governing authority.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Douga that the following Resolution be adopted.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Loyd, Merchant and Patin

 

                                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                                         ABSENT:  None

 

 

RESOLUTION

 

                                BE IT RESOLVED by the governing authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, in regular session convened that Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson is hereby authorized and empowered to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the State of Louisiana, to serve the public for the purpose of Water Treatment Plant Improvements.

 

                                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Clerk, Mary O. Vice, is hereby designated to act on behalf of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, in all matters pertaining to this project, including certifying requests for State disbursements.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 18th day of January, 2011.

 

                                                                                                                                ___________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

________________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

                                Mayor Stinson called for hearing the matter of condemnation of the buildings and structures at 901 Williams Road in the Town of Vinton.  Mayor Stinson also called for the owner/representative of 901 Williams Road to come forward during the hearing to show cause why the buildings and structures located on said property should not be condemned.

 

                                The owner of 901 Williams Road, Ms. Brenda Robinson, 1018 Alice St., Sulphur, Louisiana, having been served notice of the hearing as required in Section 7-23 of the Town of Vinton Code of Ordinances, did not appear before the governing authority to show cause why the buildings and structures should not be condemned.

 

                                After reviewing the report from the Parish Inspector and upon his recommendation, it was moved by Council Member Merchant that an order be entered condemning the buildings and structures located at 901 Williams Road and ordering that the buildings and structures be demolished and removed under and pursuant to Article II, Section 7-26 of the Town of Vinton Code of Ordinances.   The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Loyd, Merchant and Patin

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                         ABSENT:  None

 

                                Attorney Minaldi read aloud the proposed Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the regular meeting be recessed for a public hearing on the proposed ordinance.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                Mrs. Melba Landry asked why some areas in town were now being considered in a flood zone.  The Mayor informed her that it is because the new flood zone maps show a larger area around Hampton Coulee as a flood prone area.

 

                                There being no further public comments, it was moved by Council Member Bujard that the regular meeting be re-convened.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard that the following Ordinance be adopted.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Loyd, Merchant and Patin

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                         ABSENT:  None

 

ORDINANCE

 

ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF VINTON

AMENDING SECTION 10.1, FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION, OF

THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF VINTON

 

 

            WHEREAS, the Town of Vinton (“Town”) has received correspondence from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Washington, D.C. office, U.S. Department Of Homeland Security, notifying the Town of the final flood elevation determination for the Town, as well as notifying the Town of the necessity of the Town’s adoption of the current Flood Insurance Study for the Town of Vinton (“FIS”) and accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Map (“FIRM”); and

 

            WHEREAS, the Town also was notified in the above described correspondence that the Town must specifically adopt the above described FIS and FIRM in order for the Town to continue to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”); and

 

            WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen of the Town believe it is in the best interest of the Town and of the citizens and residents of the Town to continue to participate in the NFIP.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Section 10.122 of the Code of Ordinances, Town of Vinton, Louisiana, is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

Sec. 10.1-22.  Basis for establishing the areas of special flood hazard.

 

The areas of special flood hazard identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the current scientific and engineering report entitled, "The Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana and incorporated areas” dated February 28, 2011, with accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) dated February 18, 2011 and any revisions thereto, are hereby adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this chapter.

 

APPROVED AND ADOPTED at Vinton, Louisiana, on this the 18th Day of January, 2011.

                                   

                                                                                    ______________________________________

                                                                                    Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

 

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the fore-                                                                              The foregoing Ordinance is

going Ordinance has been presented                                                                               hereby approved and

to the Mayor this 19th day of                                                                                           returned to the Town Clerk this

January, 2011.                                                                                                                     20th day of January, 2011.

 

______________________________                                                                          ____________________________

              City Clerk                                                                                                                                                Mayor

 

                               

                                Ricky Fox, Chief of Police gave the monthly Police Department report.

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Chief Fox, it was moved by Council Member Douga that Harold “Joey” Dalfrey be hired as Assistant Chief of Police/Detective and Anastacio Michael Perez be hired as a patrolman.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin and carried.

 

                                In the absence of Terry Vice, Director of Public Works, written reports were submitted for the electrical and public works departments.

 

                                Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief gave the monthly fire and civil defense reports.

 

                                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 Bujard and carried.                               

                                                                                                                ______________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

___________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk