VINTON, LA

                March 17, 2009

 

                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 March, 2009, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                                                Harold R. Douga, Council Member

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Council Member

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Mayor Pro Tem

                                                                                Edward J. Vice, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                              None

 

                                ALSO PRESENT:               Thad Minaldi, Town Attorney

 

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                                Total Payroll for February, 2009                                                                 $      86,565.03                     

                                Total Receipts for February, 2009                                                                              $    840,528.94

                                Total Disbursements for February, 2009                                                 $    911,388.62 

                                Total Bills for February, 2009                                                                      $    402,079.26

 

 

 

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 Loyd 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 Merchant and carried.

 

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

 

                                Bills for the month of February, 2009, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Douga, seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson updated the governing authority on pending grants and projects.  He discussed adopting the following Resolution regarding applying for grant money for water treatment plant improvements.

 

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS the Town of Vinton is in need of water treatment plant improvements and,

 

WHEREAS grants for this project may be available through the Louisiana Division of Administration, Office of Community Development, Community Water Enrichment Fund.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by representatives 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 O. Stinson as Mayor, is hereby authorized to submit a 2008-2009 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 water treatment plant improvements; and,

 

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

 

Section 3.            Kenneth O. 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, Kenneth O. 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.

 

A MOTION TO ADOPT the above resolution was made by Council Member Merchant, seconded by Council Member Loyd and resulted in the following vote:

 

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

NAYS:                                   None

ABSENT:                              None

ABSTAINING:                    None

 

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 March, 2009, at which meeting a quorum was present and voting.

 

                                                                                                                ____________________________________

                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Mary O. Vice, MMC/City Clerk

 

                                Mayor Stinson reported that proper service had been made to the following property owners regarding demolition of unsafe structures on each property:

 

1.       Jeffrey McCardle – 1519 Vincent Street

2.       Bonnie Viator – 1413 East Street

 

Mayor Stinson asked if Mr. McCardle was present to discuss 1519 West Street.  He was not

present.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant to proceed with the demolition process and 1519 West Street.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Vice and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson asked if Mrs. Bonnie Viator was present to discuss 1413 East Street.

 

                                Mrs. Viator and Mr. John Stoddard were both present to discuss improvements that were made to the property.

 

                                The Council expressed to Mrs. Viator and Mr. Stoddard that the improvements that were made did not bring the structure to a point that it would be considered “safe”.  

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga to proceed with the demolition process at 1413 East Street, whereby allowing 30 days for the property owner/s to demolish the unsafe structure.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                         ABSENT:     None

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga that the following Class “A” Beer and Liquor Permits be approved upon approval of their State License:

 

                                                                                Maria D. Pecina

                                                                                DBA:  Taco Rico

                                                                                1905 West St.

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                Chief of Police, Ricky Fox gave the monthly police department report. 

 

                                Chief Fox thanked everyone for their prayers, support and concern during his recent surgery.

 

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

 

                                In the absence of Chief Merchant no Fire or Civil Defense reports were given.

 

                                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 Loyd and carried.

                                                                                                                ______________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk