VINTON, LA

                February 17, 2015

 

                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 February, 2015, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Council Member

                                                                                Paul Patin, Council Member

                                                                                Marcus Renfrow, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                               William “BB” Loyd, Mayor-Pro-Tem

                               

                                ALSO PRESENT:                 Cade R. Cole, Town Attorney

                                                                               

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                Total Payroll for December, 2014                                             $   108,878.24

                                Total Receipts for December, 2014                                          $1,040,573.86   

                                Total Disbursements for December , 2014                            $   985,480.43

                                Total Bills for January, 2015                                                         $   446,025.96

 

 

 

Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order.  Rev. Roger Templeton led

 in prayer, and then followed the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

                                Mayor Stinson recognized Representative Mike Danahay and asked him to give a report on the upcoming Legislative Session.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Renfrow 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 Patin and carried.

 

                                Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report.

 

                                Bills for the month of January, 2015, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Bujard, seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Patin and seconded by Council Member Merchant that the agenda be amended to add an item regarding allowing the property owners of 1512 Eddy Street to speak regarding the condemned structure on their property. 

 

                             The Mayor called for public comment and/or questions on the proposed amendment to the agenda.  There be no comments or questions a roll call vote was called for and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Merchant, Patin and Renfrow

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                         ABSENT:   Council Member Loyd

 

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

 

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

 

                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Merchant, Patin and Renfrow

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                         ABSENT:   Council Member Loyd

 

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS the Town of Vinton is in need of funding for distribution system improvements, and,

 

WHEREAS grants for projects are available through the Louisiana Division of Administration, Office of Community Development, Community Water Enrichment Fund.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Vinton that:

 

Section 1.        The Town of Vinton hereby supports the application for grant funds for this project; and further, Kenneth Stinson as Mayor of the Town of Vinton is hereby authorized to submit a Grant Application and accompanying documents to the Louisiana Division of Administration, Office of Community Development on behalf of the Town of Vinton for the purpose of distribution system improvements and

 

Section 2.        Mayor Kenneth Stinson is further authorized to furnish such additional information as may reasonably be required in connection with the Grant Application; and,

 

Section 3.        Mayor Kenneth Stinson is hereby designated as the Official Project Representative and is hereby given signature authority for all relative documents for the Town of Vinton for any project that may result from the submission of the Grant Application and accompanying documents.  Furthermore, Mayor Kenneth Stinson representing the Town of Vinton is hereby given the power and authority to do all things necessary to implement, maintain, amend, and renew such documents relative to any such project.

 

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 17th day of February, 2015

 

                                                                                    _____________________________

                                                                                    Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

_________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

CERTIFICATE

 

We the undersigned do certify that the foregoing resolution is a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted at a meeting held on the 17th day of February, 2015, at which meeting a quorum was present and voting.

                        Cade R. Cole, Town Attorney updated the governing authority on the West Street Property Development.

 

                                Mayor Stinson discussed the Town participating in the Parish’s Summer Feeding Program.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Merchant to authorize the Mayor to enter into the following Cooperative Endeavor regarding the Parish Summer Feeding Program.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

 

YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Merchant, Patin and Renfrow

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                         ABSENT:   Council Member Loyd

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA                                                     

                                                                        COOPERATIVE ENDEAVOR AGREEMENT

PARISH OF CALCASIEU

 

 

            This Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (“AGREEMENT”) is entered into between the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana, on behalf of the Human Services Department represented herein by its duly authorized President, hereinafter referred to as “PARISH,” as per the resolution adopted by the Police Jury on Thursday, December 18, 2014, and the Town of Vinton, herein represented Kenneth Stinson, Mayor, herein after referred to as “TOWN,” a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana.

 

            WHEREAS, this AGREEMENT is entered into for the specific purpose of providing funding assistance for the delivery of services in coordination of the 2015 Summer Food Service Program;  and

 

WHEREAS, the PARISH and the TOWN both agree to act jointly in order to enhance the Summer Food Service Program in order to improve the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens in Calcasieu Parish.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, the TOWN and the PARISH do hereby agree to the following provisions:

 

  1. TOWN obligations:

 

1.    The TOWN will provide funding assistance in the amount of $2,500.00 by March 1, 2015 in support of the operation of the 2015 Summer Food Service Program.

 

  1. The TOWN will provide assistance in promoting the availability of the program by advertising the program on the city’s electronic bulletin board located in the front of city hall and other media outlets that may be available to the TOWN.

 

B.  PARISH obligations:

  1. The PARISH will administer the Summer Food Service Program on behalf of the TOWN by working with the Louisiana Department of Education and the Calcasieu Parish School Board and will adhere to all policies and procedures applicable in administering the Summer Food Service Program.

 

  1. The PARISH will provide at least one (1) feeding site in the TOWN.

 

            The term of this AGREEMENT shall be for one (1) year, commencing on February 17, 2015.  The AGREEMENT may be modified or amended at any time by mutual consent of the parties, provided that, before any modification or amendment shall be operative and valid, it shall be reduced to writing and signed by both parties.  Either party desiring to terminate the AGREEMENT shall notify the other party in writing at least thirty (30) days in advance.

                                                                                    ________________________________

                                                                                    Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

                                Mayor Stinson called upon Mr. Bud Fruge to inform the governing authority and public present regarding a benefit for the Sulphur Mayor’s Armed Forces Committee on February 21 at the West Calcasieu Community Center.

 

                                Chief Ricky Fox gave the monthly police department report.

 

                                Mr. Charles Paige, Electrical Supervisor was present to answer questions regarding the Public Works and Electrical Departments.

 

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

 

                                Mrs. Lois Landry asked the governing authority to reconsider their decision to NOT grant an exception to the Minimum Lot Size Ordinance at 1303 Vincent Street.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin that the decision to NOT allow Mrs. Landry an exception to the Minimum Lot Size Ordinance be reconsidered.  The motion died for the lack of a second.

 

                                Mr. Jude Savoit asked that his family be given 60 days to demolish the structure located at 1512 Eddy Street which was condemned by the governing authority at the January 20m 2015 meeting.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Merchant to suspend the condemnation process approved at the January 20th meeting and allow Mr. Savoit 60 days to demolish the structure at 1512 Eddy Street.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                There being no further business to come before the Governing Authority, it was moved by Council Member Renfrow 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