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Vinton, Louisiana
May 9, 2006

 

                        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 4:00 P.M. on the 9th day of May, 2006, after full compliance with all requirements as to notice and otherwise in respect to convening of said meeting with the following members present:

 

                                                            David T. Riggins, Mayor

William “B.B” Loyd, Council Member

Kevin Merchant, Mayor-Pro-Tem

Kenneth O. Stinson, Council Member

Edward J. Vice, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                ABSENT:          Karen Douglass, Council Member

 

                         ALSO PRESENT:        Andre’ Buisson, Town Attorney

                                                                                   

                        David T. Riggins, Mayor called the meeting to order and reported that the purpose of the meeting was as follows:

 

1.       To discuss and/or transact business pertinent to adopting a resolution pertaining to the remaining clean-up of Hurricane Rita.

2.   To discuss and/or transact business pertinent to re-scheduling the May regular

      Council Meeting.

 

                        The governing authority discussed the completion of the remaining debris clean-up at length.

 

                        After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Loyd to authorize the mayor to enter into a mutual, voluntary termination of contract with Meyer & Associates Engineers for providing monitoring services of Hurricane Rita debris removal and disposal by private contractors and sub-contractors, terminating future obligations of all parties to perform under the agreement and preserving rights already accrued, and to authorize the mayor to enter into a mutual, voluntary termination of contracts with Alabama Emergency Response Inc. for Hurricane Rita debris removal of October 3, 2005 as amended November 9, 2005, terminating future obligations of all parties to perform under the agreements and preserving rights already accrued.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                YEAS:  Council Members Loyd, Merchant, Stinson and Vice

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                             ABSENT:  Council Member Douglass

 

                        It was moved by Council Member Stinson to authorize the mayor to continue discussions and to do all things and sign all documents reasonably required to provide for engagement of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide for completion of Hurricane Rita debris removal and disposal, (rights of way and private property), related hanger and stump removal and disposal in addition to demolition of structures required as a result of damage from Hurricane Rita, due to the present inability of the Town to promptly and efficiently perform these services itself or to engage the services of a contractor with adequate resources to meet deadlines, and all to be done within the guidelines of the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA).  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Loyd, Merchant, Stinson and Vice

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                         ABSENT:  Council Member Douglass

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Loyd to hold a special meeting on May 23, 2006, at 6:00 P.M., in lieu of the regularly scheduled May 17th, 2006, council meeting.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Loyd, Merchant, Stinson and Vice

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                        ABSENT:   Council Member Douglass 

 

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

 

                                                                                                _____________________________

                                                                                                David T. Riggins, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

____________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

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