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VINTON, LA

Council Minutes

April 18, 2006

 

                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 18th day of April, 2006, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                David T. Riggins, Mayor

                                                                                Karen Douglass, Council Member

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Council Member

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Mayor-Pro-Tem

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Council Member

                                                                                Edward J. Vice, Council Member

 

                                ABSENT:                               None

 

                                ALSO PRESENT:                 Andy Buisson, Town Attorney

                                                                                Coy Vincent, CPA

                                                                               

The following Reports were submitted:

 

                                Total Payroll for April, 2006                                                           $74,057.68    

                                Total Receipts for April, 2006                                                       $733,505.09

                                Total Disbursements for April, 2006                                            $769,091.61

                                Total Bills for April, 2006                                                               $293,640.67

 

 

 

David Riggins, Mayor called the meeting to order.  Rev. Dale Tatum led in prayer,

 and there followed the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant 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 Douglass and carried.

 

                                Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the administration report for the month.

 

                                Becky Johnson, Deputy Clerk informed the Governing Authority on the “Trash Bash” scheduled for May 6, 2006.

               

                                Bills for the month of March, 2006, were approved and payment authorized upon a

motion by Council Member Douglass, seconded by Council Member Stinson and carried.

 

                                Mayor Riggins recognized the following students for receiving the “Student of the Year” Award:

 

                                                                Vinton Elementary School:              Whitney Adams

                                                                Vinton Middle School:                     Baylea Jones

                                                                Vinton High School:                          Chance Fenetz

 

                                Coy Vincent, CPA presented the 2005 audit to the governing authority.

 

                                A discussion ensued regarding the comments in the Management Letter concerning the drug vehicle.  The Mayor appointed the police liaisons along with the Chief to review the matter and report back with suggestions.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Stinson that the 2005 audit be accepted as presented.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

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

 

                                                YEAS:  Council Members Douglass, Loyd, Merchant, Stinson and Vice

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                           ABSENT:  None

 

RESOLUTION

 

                                BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, that “STATE SANITARY CODE” requires that:  ALL DOGS & CATS over the age of 3 months be vaccinated against RABIES every year.  Therefore the governing authority supports the “Rabies Clinic” sponsored by the Lake Charles Health Clinic, Calcasieu Veterinary Medical Association and Calcasieu Parish Animal Control and Protection Department, which will be held in Vinton on Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Venissat Park  on Vincent Street from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

                                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said clinic offers a reduced rabies vaccination fee of $10.00 and that town ordinances require that all dogs wear  their Calcasieu Rabies License Tag at all times.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 18th day of April, 2006.

 

                                                                                                                                ____________________________

                                                                                                                                David T. Riggins, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

__________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

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

 

                                                YEAS:  Council Members Douglass, Loyd, Merchant, Stinson and Vice

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                           ABSENT:  None

 

RESOLUTION

 

                                BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, supports and endorses the efforts of all Louisiana’s law enforcement agencies and members of “Keep Louisiana Beautiful” in their attempt to make Louisiana a cleaner place to live and visit.

 

                                BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED that the Town of Vinton will hold the “Vinton Trash Bash” on May 6, 2006, to contribute in the effort of keeping Louisiana litter-free.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 18th day of April, 2006.

 

                                                                                                                _______________________________

                                                                                                                David T. Riggins, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

______________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

                                Mayor Riggins updated the governing authority on pending grants and projects.  He discussed the pending appeal for debris removal and demolition of FEMA approved properties.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Stinson to authorize the Mayor to advertise for bids on demolishing FEMA approved properties.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douglass and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douglass to authorize the attorney to move forward in drafting a contract for a licensed arborist and if necessary authorize the advertisements of bids to complete  the removal of hangers/leaners.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douglass that the regular meeting be recessed for a public hearing on the proposed annexation ordinance.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                The public present expressed their support of the proposed annexation.

 

                                There being no further input from the public, it was moved by Council Member Stinson that the regular meeting be re-convened.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douglass and carried.

 

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

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Douglass, Loyd, Merchant, Stinson and Vice

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                            ABSENT:  None

 

ORDINANCE

 

AN ORDINANCE enlarging and extending the boundaries of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, and revoking any and all ordinances or parts thereof in conflict.

 

               WHEREAS, the Town of Vinton, Louisiana has received a petition for the annexation of certain property under the provisions of La.R.S. 33:180; and

 

               WHEREAS, public notice has been duly given in accordance with the law, of the introduction of an Ordinance proposing to enlarge and extend the boundaries of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana to include the said property; and

 

               WHEREAS, after a public hearing this date in accordance with said public notice which was duly advertised, it has been deemed desirable that the boundaries of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana be enlarged and extended to include the said property;

 

               NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF VINTON, LOUISIANA, in regular session convened, with a quorum present and voting that the boundaries of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, be and the same are hereby enlarged and extended to include the following described property situated in the Parish of Calcasieu, State of Louisiana, to-wit:

 

Commencing at a point on the North Line of the Southwest Quarter (SW/4) of Section 22, Township 10 South, Range 12 West, which said point is South 89Ί49’14” East 1200 feet from the Northwest Corner of said Southwest Quarter; Thence North 01Ί12’46” East 470.5 feet to the South right of way line of Interstate Highway No. 10;

 

Thence North 64Ί45’46” East along the South right of way line of said Interstate Highway No. 10 run 908.54 feet;

 

Thence South 01Ί12’46” West 860.57 feet to the North Line of the Southwest Quarter (SW/4) of Section 22, Township 10 South, Range 12 West;

 

Thence West along the North line of said Southwest Quarter a distance of 813.57 feet to point of commencement.

 

               BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the boundaries of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana be and the same are hereby defined as follows, to-wit:

 

Commencing at the Northeast (NE) Corner of the Northwest Quarter (NW/4) of Section 11, Township 10 South, Range 12 West, Thence West along the North line of said Section 11 Township 10 South Range 12 West, and continuing West along the North line of Section 10, Township 10 South, Range 12 West, and the North line of Section 9, Township 10 South. Range 12 West to the Northwest (NW) Corner of the East Half of the West Half (E 1/2 of W/2) of Section 9, Township 10 South, Range 12 West,

Thence South along the West line of the East half of the West Half (E 1/2 W 1/2) of Section 9, Township 10 South, Range 12 West, and continuing South along the West line of the East Half of the West Half (E 1/2 of W 1/2) of Section 16, Township 10 South, Range 12 West, and continuing South along the West line of the East Half of the West Half (E 1/2 of W 1/2) of  Section 21, Township 10 South Range 12 West, to the Southwest (SW) Corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE 1/4 of NW 1/4) of Section 21, Township 10 South, Range 12 West,

Thence East along the South line of said Northeast Quarter the Northwest Quarter (NE/4 of NW/4) of Section 21, Township 10 South, Range 12 West, to the Southeast (SE) Corner of said Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE 1/4 of NW 1/4) Section 21, Township 10 South Range 12 West,

Thence North along the East line of said Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE/4 of NW/4) of Section 21, Township 10 South, Range 12 West to the South line of Section 16, Township 10 South, Range 12 West,

Thence east along the South line of Section 16, Township 10 South, Range 12 West, to the Southeast (SE) Corner of said Section 16, Township 10 South Range 12 West (also being Southwest Corner of Section 15, the Northwest Corner of Section 22, and the Northeast Corner of Section 21, all in Township 10 South. Range 12 West);

Thence South 00° 48’ 27” West along a line contiguous with Sections 21 and 22, Township 10 South Range 12 West, for a distance of 903.25 feet;

Thence North 88° 47’ 18” West for a distance of 51.07 feet, to a point on the West Right-of-way line of the Interstate 10 Service Road as shown on Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development right-of-way maps for State Project Number 450-02-27 and an existing L.D.H. monument;

Thence South 00° 48’ 24” West along said West right-of-way for a distance of 204.89 feet, to an existing L.D.H. monument;

Thence South 37° 26 10” West along said West right-of-way a distance of 277.74 feet, to an existing 3/4 inch iron pipe;

Thence South 00° 43’ 08 West, along said West right-of-way a distance of 208.51 feet, to an existing 3/4 inch iron pipe;

Thence South 00° 43’ 08 West along said West right-of-way for a distance of 195.53 feet;

Thence North 89° 44’ 19” West for a distance of 223.51 feet;

Thence North 00° 46’ 52” East for a distance of 195.00 feet, to an existing 3/4 inch iron pipe;

Thence North 89° 44’ 19” West for a distance of 879.71 feet;

Thence South 00° 47’ 59” West, for a distance of 1117.78 feet;

Thence North 89°40’ 46” West, a distance of 1319.31 feet;

Thence S 00° 42’ 56” West for a distance of 1015.91 feet, more or less, to an existing 1” re-bar on the North right-of-way line of Interstate 10 as shown on Louisiana Department of Transportation, and Development right-of-way maps for State Project Number 450-02-27;

Thence North 64° 46’ 18” East, along said North Right-of-way for a distance of 580.03 feet;

Thence South 00° 43’ 57” West for a distance of 1826.44 feet to an existing 1/2 inch re-bar;

Thence South 89° 27’ East for a distance of 1095.93 feet;

Thence North 74° 18’ 25” East, for a distance 135.44 feet;

Thence North 80° 49’ 41” East for a distance of 629.20 feet to an existing 1/2 inch iron pipe;

Thence North 84” 36’ 16” East for a distance of 291.87 feet;

Thence North 01° 12’ 53” East for distance of 728.03 feet to an existing L.D.H. monument;

Thence North 03° 16’ 47” East, For a distance of 468.68 feet;

Thence North 27° 41’ 32” East for a distance of 236.94 feet a point lying 22.2 feet, more or less, East of the East side of the on ramp entering the East bound lane of Interstate 10;

Thence North 00° 32’ 14” West along a line located 22.2 feet more or less East of the East side of the on-ramp entering the East bound lane of Interstate 10 for a distance of 609.69 feet to the point of curvature of a tangent curve to the right having a central angle of 60° 21’ 10” and a radius of 710.00 feet;

Thence along said tangent curve to the right for an arc length distance of 747.88 feet to the point of tangent of said curve;

Thence North 63° 02’ 05” East for a distance of 70.97 feet to a point which is 2l.5 feet more or less South of the on ramp entering the East bound lane of Interstate 10;

Thence North 01° 27’ 55” East, for a distance of 385.13 feet to an existing capped iron pipe which is South 00° 48’ 27” West a distance of 2010.7 feet and South 8° 53’ 43” East a distance of 598.3 feet from the Northwest corner of said Section and in the East right-of-way lane of Interstate 10 as shown on Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development right-of-way maps for State Project Number 450-02-27;

Thence North 450 feet, Thence West 164.5 feet,

Thence North to the South line of North Half of the Northwest Quarter (N 1/2 of NW 1/4) of Section 22, Township South Range 12 West;

Thence East along the South line of said North Half of the Northwest Quarter (N 1/2 of NW 1/4) of Section 22, Township 10 South. Range West to the Southeast (SE) Corner of said North Half of the Northwest Quarter (N 1/2 of NW 1/4) of Section 22, Township 10 South, Range 12 West;

Thence North along East line of said North Half of the Northwest Quarter (N 1/2 of NW 1/4) of Section Township 10 South. Range 12 West to the South line of Section 15 Township 10 South Range 12 West (also being the North line of Section 22 Township 10 South Range 12 West);

Thence East along said South line of Section 15, Township 10 South, Range 12 West to a point which is 1,327.30 feet East of the Southeast (SE) corner said Section 15;

Thence South 00° 34’ 13” West a distance of 90 feet to the North bank of the Vinton Navigation Canal;

Thence South 69° 17’ 11” East along the Northerly bank of said Canal a distance of 528.93 feet to the North right-of-way Interstate Highway 10;

Thence North 64° 13’ 35” East along said North right-of line of Interstate Highway 10 a distance of 400.21 feet;

Thence North 00°34’ 1: a distance of 99.19 feet to a point on the South line of said Section 15; Thence East along said South line of said Section 15 to the Southeast (SE) corner of said Section 15 Township 10 South, Range 12 West;

Thence East along the South line of Section 14 Township 10 South Range 12 West, to a point which is 1842.79 feet from the Southeast (SE) corner of the Southwest Quarter (SW/4) of Section 14 Township 10 South Range 12 West (also being the Northwest (NW) corner of Lot 8 of THOROUGHBRED PARK SUBDIVISION, a subdivision in the West Half (W/2) of Section 23, Township 10 South. Range 12 West as per plat recorded in the records of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana);

Thence South 08° 07’ 34” East along the centerline of Hampton Coulee for a distance of 261.66 more or less;

Thence South 10° 27’08 West along the centerline of said Hampton Coulee for a distance of 357.13 feet, more or less, to the Southwest corner of Lot Ten (10) of Thoroughbred Park Subdivision;

Thence North 89° 23’ 45” East along the South line said Lot Ten (10) for a distance of 284.03 feet, more or less, to the Southeast Corner of Lot Ten (10) of said Thoroughbred Park Subdivision;

Thence North 10° 36’ 14” East along the West right of way line of Thoroughbred Drive for a distance of 257.31 feet to the point of curvature of a tangent curve to the left having a central angle of 10° 56’ 13” and a radius of 1044.56 feet;

Thence Northerly along said tangent curve to the left for an arc length distance of 199.39 feet (the chord which bears North 05° 08’ 08” East, a distance of 199.09 feet to the point of tangent of said curve;

Thence North 00° 19’ 59” West along the West right of way of Thoroughbred Drive and East line of Lot Eight (8) for a distance of 157.88 feet, to the Northeast corner of Lot Eight (8) of Thoroughbred Park Subdivision, said point being on the south right of way line of Gum Cove road;

Thence North 89° 40’ 10” East along the South right of way of Gum Cove road, for a distance of 50 feet to the Northwest corner of Lot Seven (7) of Thoroughbred Park Subdivision;

Thence South 00° 19’ 59” East along the East right of way line of Thoroughbred Drive for a distance of 157.88 feet to the point of curvature of a tangent curve to the right having a central angle of 10° 56’ 13” and a radius of 1094.56 feet;

Thence Southerly along said tangent curve to the right for a length distance of 208.93 feet (the chord which bears South 05° 08’08” West a distance of 208.62 feet) to the point of tangent of said curve;

Thence South 10° 36’ 14” West along the West line of Lot Seven (7) of said Thoroughbred Park Subdivision and the East right of way line of Thoroughbred Drive for a distance of 152.08 feet to the intersection with the North right of way line of Pony Express Lane, said point also being the Southwest corner of Lot Seven (7) of said Thoroughbred Park Subdivision;

Thence North 89° 23’ 45” East along the North right of way line of Pony Express Lane for a distance of 1469.88 to the Southeast corner of Lot One (1) of said Thoroughbred Park Subdivision, said point being the intersection of the North right of way line of Pony Express Lane and the West right of way line of Stagecoach Drive;

Thence North 00° 19’ 59” West along the East line of said Lot One (1) of said Thoroughbred Park Subdivision and the West right of way line of Stagecoach Drive, for a distance of 500.8 feet to the south right of way line of Gum Cove Road and the North Section line of SE Section 23;

Thence East along the North line of Section 23, Township 10 South, Range 12 West, a distance of 50 feet to the Southeast (SE) Corner of the Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4) of Section 14, Township 10 South, Range 12 West (also being the Northeast (NE) corner of the Northwest Quarter (NW/4) of Section 23, Township 10 South, Range 12 West);

Thence North along the East line of the West Half (W 1/2) of Section 14, Township 10 South, Range 12 West, and continuing North along the East line of the West Half (W 1/2) of Section 11, Township 10 South, Range 12 West to the point of commencement (being the Northeast (NE) corner of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) Section 11 Township South, Range 12 West).

And

Commencing at a point on the North Line of the Southwest Quarter (SW/4) of Section 22, Township 10 South, Range 12 West, which said point is South 89Ί49’14” East 1200 feet from the Northwest Corner of said Southwest Quarter;

 

Thence North 01Ί12’46” East 470.5 feet to the South right of way line of Interstate Highway No. 10; Thence North 64Ί45’46” East along the South right of way line of said Interstate Highway No. 10 run 908.54 feet;

 

Thence South 01Ί12’46” West 860.57 feet to the North Line of the Southwest Quarter (SW/4) of Section 22, Township 10 South, Range 12 West;

 

Thence West along the North line of said Southwest Quarter a distance of 813.57 feet to point of commencement.

 

               BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that any and all ordinances or parts thereof in conflict with the foregoing are hereby repealed.

 

               BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that this ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication.

 

               APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the Town Council of Vinton, Louisiana, on this the 18th day of April, 2006.

 

                                                                                   

                                                                                    ________________________________

                                                                                    Mary O. Vice, Town Clerk

 

 

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the fore-                                                                              The foregoing Ordinance is hereby

going Ordinance has been presented                                                                               approved and returned to

to the Mayor this 18th day of                                                                                           the Town Clerk this 19th day of

April, 2006.                                                                                                                           April, 2006.

 

_____________________________                                                                            ____________________________

              Town Clerk                                                                                                                             Mayor

 

                                Ricky Fox, Chief of Police gave the monthly Police Department report.

 

                                In the absence of Terry Vice, Director of Public Works, a written report was submitted for the Public Works and Electrical Departments.  (Exhibit “A”)

 

                                Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief gave the  monthly Fire and Civil Defense reports.

 

                                Freddie Carrier, Gravity Drainage District #2 Commissioner, Brent Clement, Police Juror and Calcasieu Parish Police Jury President Mike Danahay asked the Council to adopt a resolution opposing House Bill #209 proposing consolidation of the Calcasieu Parish Gravity Drainage Districts.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Douglass that the following Resolution be adopted.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Vice and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Douglass, Loyd, Merchant, Stinson and Vice

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                           ABSENT:  None

 

RESOLUTION

 

                                BE IT RESOLVED that the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, hereby opposes House Bill #209, which authorizes the governing authority of Calcasieu Parish to adopt an ordinance making itself the governing authority of all gravity drainage districts in the parish.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 18th day of April.

 

                                                                                                                                __________________________

                                                                                                                                David T. Riggins, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

_______________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

                                Ms. Beverly St. Julien discussed an incident that took place between two of her family members and the Vinton Police Department.  She stated the Chief and his Officers exhibited attitudes of supremacy and arrogance when speaking with her and her family.  She suggested that the citizens of Vinton consider having a Citizen Review Board for complaints against police personnel.

 

                                Mayor Riggins appointed the police liaisons along with the attorney to review Ms. St.Julien’s suggestion and report back to the governing authority.

 

                                There being no further business to come before the Governing Authority, it was moved by Council Member Douglass that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Stinson and carried.

 

                                                                                                                ______________________________

                                                                                                                                David T. Riggins, Mayor

ATTEST:

___________________________

Mary O’Quinn Vice, Clerk

 

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