Vinton,Louisiana

                                                                                                April 30, 2014

 

                                The President and Board of Directors of the Vinton Public Power Authority, met in special session at the regular meeting place of said President and Board of Directors, in the Town Hall, Vinton, Louisiana, at 6:00 p.m., on the 30th day of April, 2014, 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, President

                                                            Bliss Bujard, Director

                                                            Kevin Merchant, Director

Paul Patin, Director

                                                                                                                                               

                                    ABSENT:          William “BB” Loyd, Director

                                                            Marcus Renfrow, Director

                                                           

                        ALSO PRESENT:         Cade Cole, Board Attorney

                                                                                               

                        Kenneth O. Stinson, President called the meeting to order and reported that the purpose of the meeting was as follows:

 

1.      Executive Session regarding Litigation against SRMPA and others.

 

It was moved by Director Merchant that the special meeting be recessed for an executive

session regarding litigation.  The motion was seconded by Director Bujard and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                YEAS:  Directors Bujard, Merchant and Patin

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                             ABSENT:  Directors Loyd and Renfrow

 

                        It was moved by Director Merchant that the special session be re-convened.  The motion was seconded by Director Bujard and carried.

 

                        President Stinson announced that litigation strategy against Sam Rayburn Municipal Power Authority (SRMPA) and others had been discussed in executive session.

 

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

 

                                                YEAS:  Directors Bujard, Merchant and Patin

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                             ABSENT:  Directors Loyd and Renfrow

 

                                                                       

 

 

 

   RESOLUTION

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Authority of the Vinton Public Power Authority (VPPA), in Special Session convened, that VPPA shall retain Orgain, Bell & Tucker, LLP, as Texas counsel for the purpose of intervening in the law suit captained SRMPA v. Gillis, Civ. Act. No. 1:14-cv-00202-RC, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, for the purpose of joining in such Counterclaims as are raised by Gillis concerning VPPA interests, as well as for the purpose of seeking damages for tortious interference with VPPA counsel and with power supply contracts beneficial to VPPA, for specific damages in the amount of approximately $1 million arising from certain tortious actions of SRMPA, and to recover approximately $135,000 in public monies of VPPA previously demanded from SRMPA which it has refused to repay, and for such other relief as may be appropriate, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the President, Kenneth O. Stinson is hereby authorized and directed to execute such documents as are necessary to proceed and the Secretary, Mary O. Vice is authorized and directed to witness his signature(s) on such document(s).

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 30th day of April, 2014.

                                                                        _______________________________

                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, President

ATTEST:

_______________________________

Mary O. Vice, Secretary

There being no further business to come before the Governing Authority, it was moved by Director Bujard that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion was seconded by Director Patin and carried.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            ____________________________

                                                                                    Kenneth O. Stinson, President

 

ATTEST:

 

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Mary O. Vice, Secretary