Vinton, Louisiana

                                                                                                            April 5, 2010

 

                        The Mayor and Council of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, met in special session at the regular meeting place of said Mayor and Council, in the Town Hall, Vinton, Louisiana, at 6:10 P.M., on the 5th day of April, 2010, after full compliance with all requirements as to notice and otherwise in respect to convening of said meeting 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, Council Member

                                                Paul Patin, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                                                    ABSENT:          None

 

            ALSO PRESENT:          Thad Minaldi, Town Attorney and Coy Vincent, Auditor  

 

                                                           

                        Kenneth Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order and reported that the purposes of the meeting were as follows:

 

1.        To discuss and/or transact business pertinent to 2009 Audit presentation.

2.        To discuss and/or transact business pertinent to approving Liquor License for Love’s Casino.

3.        Executive Session regarding pending litigation.

 

Coy Vincent, Auditor presented the 2009 Audit to the governing authority.  Mr. Vincent reported that

the Town received a clean opinion and was in good financial condition.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard that the 2009 Audit be accepted as presented.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Patin that the following Class “A” Liquor License be approved:

 

                                                                                Love’s Casino #362

                                                                                2024B West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                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 Bujard and carried.

 

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

 

                                Mayor Stinson announced that the pending litigation with AERR had been discussed in executive session.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga that considering the fee and cost estimate of Jones Walker, the Town pay up to $15,000.00 to continue to have Jones Walker work on the Town’s FEMA Appeal regarding the unpaid drainage laterals costs with AERR, in the event an additional meeting with FEMA is arranged about the drainage lateral appeal.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant a roll call vote was called and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Loyd and Merchant

 

                                                                NAYS:  Council Member Patin

 

                                                                ABSENT:  None

 

                        There being no further business to come before the governing authority, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                _____________________________

                                                                                    Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk