January 21,2014


                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 21st    day of January, 2014, with the following members present:


                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Mayor-Pro-Tem

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Council Member

                                                                                Paul Patin, Council Member

                                                                                Marcus Renfrow, Council Member


                                ABSENT:                               None


                                ALSO PRESENT:                 Cade R. Cole, Town Attorney


                                                                The following Reports were submitted:


                Total Payroll for December, 2013                                                             $   107,594.35                     

                                Total Receipts for December, 2013                                                          $   891,220.23    

                                Total Disbursements for December, 2013                                             $   984,865.67

                                Total Bills for December, 2013                                                                   $    863,280.19




Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order.  Chaplin Dale Tatum led in

prayer, and then followed the Pledge of Allegiance.


                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant 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, 2013, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Patin, seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.


                                Mayor Stinson presented a Proclamation to Mr. Andy Sonnier honoring the memory of his dad, Gene Sonnier.


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


                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the following names be submitted to the Vinton Harbor & Terminal District for the unexpired term of Gene Sonnier:


                                                                                Haley Bellard

                                                                                Harold Douga


The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.


                                Chief Ricky Fox gave the monthly police department report. 


                                Terry Vice, Director of Public Works gave the monthly public works and electrical department reports.


                                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 Bujard that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin and carried.                       


                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor



Mary O. Vice, City Clerk