VINTON, LA

                April 16, 2013

 

                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 April, 2013, 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                               None

 

                                ALSO PRESENT:                 Cade R. Cole, Town Attorney

                                                                               

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                Total Payroll for March, 2013                                                                                      $                   

                                Total Receipts for March, 2013                                                                                  $      

                                Total Disbursements for March, 2013                                                                     $         

                                Total Bills for March, 2013                                                                                           $      

 

 

 

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

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard 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 Loyd and carried.

 

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

 

                                Bills for the month of March, 2013, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Douga, seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                Council Member Merchant presented a cost breakdown for repairs and improvements to Venissat Memorial Park to the governing authority. (Exhibit A)

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Merchant that $105,000.00 be appropriated for the repairs and improvements as presented to the Venissat Memorial Park.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

                                Cade R. Cole, Attorney discussed a new proposal submitted by Crown Castle for their lease of town property.

 

                                Mayor Stinson and Byron Racca, Engineer informed the governing authority that two projects were ready to advertise for bids – the Horridge Street Bridge Project and the Street Overlay Project.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Merchant that the Engineer be authorized to go out for bids on the Horridge Street Bridge Project.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                After discussion, It was moved by Council Member Patin that the Engineer be authorized to go out for bids on the Street Overlay Project.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the Mayor be authorized to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Calcasieu Parish Communications District allowing for the District to activate our warning siren in the event of an emergency.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson announced that Trash Bash will be held May 11, 2013, from 8:00 A.M. to Noon.

 

                                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.

 

                                Mr. Edward Vice was not present to discuss his agenda item regarding streets.

 

                                Mr. Arthur Phillips discussed his candidacy for Chief of Police and his ideas for grants and the use of the jail.

 

                                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.                        

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                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk