VINTON, LA

                May 17, 2011

 

                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 17th day of May, 2011, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Mayor-Pro-Tem

                                                                                Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                                                Harold R. Douga, Council Member

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                              Paul Patin, Council Member

 

                                ALSO PRESENT:               None

 

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                Total Payroll for April, 2011                                                                           $     85,472.27 

                                Total Receipts for April, 2011                                                                       $   784,599.71

                                Total Disbursements for April, 2011                                                          $   690,868.55

                                Total Bills for April, 2011                                                                                                $   277,240.08 

 

 

 

Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order.  Fire Chaplin Tibbitts 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 Douga and carried.

 

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

 

                                Bills for the month of April, 2011, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Loyd, seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson presented proclamations to the following “Students of the Year”:

 

                                                                                Morgan Welch – Vinton Elementary School

                                                                                Victoria Herline – Vinton Middle School

                                                                                Jacey Main – Vinton High School

 

                                Mayor Stinson updated the governing authority on pending grants and projects. 

 

                                A motion was made by Council Member Merchant and seconded by Council Member Douga that a Procurement Policy be adopted for compliance with the LCDBG program.  (Exhibit “A”)  Motion carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson discussed possibly adopting an ordinance prohibiting the sale of synthetic cannabinoids in the Town of Vinton.  Chief Fox will get with the attorney on drafting the ordinance.

 

                                Council Member Bujard deferred his discussion on the Minimum Lot Size Ordinance until the request for exceptions are presented.

 

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

 

                                In the absence of Terry Vice, Director of Public Works, written reports were submitted for the electrical and public works departments.

 

                                Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief gave the monthly fire and civil defense reports.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Loyd that Chief Merchant be allowed to advertise for bids on a Commercial Non-Walk In Rescue Truck.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

                                Ms. Anne St.Julien was not present to address the Council.

 

                                Ms. Bonnie Douget requested an exception to the Minimum Lot Size Ordinance at 1528 Industrial Street, to allow her to place a mobile home on the lot where another mobile home is already set up.

 

                                After a lengthy discussion, it was moved by Council Member Bujard to deny the exception to the Minimum Lot Size Ordinance for 1528 Industrial Street.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Loyd and Merchant

 

                                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                                         ABSENT:  None

 

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

                                                                                                                _________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk