VINTON, LA

                March 16, 2010

 

                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 16th day of March, 2010, 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 (arrived late 6:40 P.M.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                              None

 

                                ALSO PRESENT:               Thad Minaldi, Town Attorney

 

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                                Total Payroll for February, 2010                                                                 $      89,623.84                           

                                Total Receipts for February, 2010                                                                              $    869,232.75

                                Total Disbursements for February, 2010                                                 $    778,715.97 

                                Total Bills for February, 2010                                                                      $    434,332.46

 

 

 

Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order.  Chaplin Tatum led in prayer, and there followed the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga that the minutes of prior meeting/s, copies of which were mailed to each Council Member, be approved as written.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

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

 

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

 

                                Mayor Stinson presented Mr. Billy White with a plaque in appreciation of his support of the Vinton Youth Livestock Program.

 

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

 

                                Council Member Douga discussed the condition of Venissat Memorial Park and the possibility of having it transformed into some other type of outdoor recreation that would be more inviting to the public.

 

                                Council Member Merchant discussed annexing property along Interstate 10 between Exits 7 and 8 with the governing authority.

 

                                The attorney was instructed to begin the process of annexing said property.

 

                                Due to illness, Chief of Police, Ricky Fox was not present at the meeting, therefore the monthly Police Department report was submitted in writing.

 

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

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant 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 and Merchant

 

                                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                                         ABSENT:  Council Member Patin

 

                                                                                                        RESOLUTION

 

                                BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, informs the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality that the following actions were taken by the Vinton Town Council.

 

1.       Resolved the Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Environmental Audit Report which is attached to this resolution.

2.       Set forth the following actions necessary to maintain permit requirements contained in the Louisiana Pollution Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) permit, number LA0066621.

 

a.       Maintain adequate Training for current and new operators for the Wastewater Treatment System in regard to the BOD and TSS removal efficiencies of the treatment system as described in Sections 1.7 – 1.10 and 2.4 of the Management Requirement Plan (MRP).

b.       Conduct routine facility inspections of the Wastewater Treatment Plant site area as described in Section 2.3 of the MRP.

c.       Maintain adequate budget for the proper operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Facilities, especially in respect to the BOD and TSS removal efficiencies.

 

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 16th day of March, 2010.

                                                                                                                ____________________________

                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

______________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

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

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the regular meeting be recessed for an executive session regarding pending litigation.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard that the regular meeting be re-convened.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson reported that the attorney had updated the governing authority on pending litigation during 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 Merchant and carried.                       

                                                                                                                ______________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

___________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk