VINTON, LA

                May 18, 2010

 

                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 May, 2010, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                Harold R. Douga, Council Member

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Mayor-Pro-Tem

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Council Member

                                                                                Paul Patin, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                              Bliss Bujard, Council Member

 

                                ALSO PRESENT:               Thad Minaldi, Town Attorney

 

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                                Total Payroll for April, 2010                                                                         $      81,954.65     

                                Total Receipts for April, 2010                                                                      $    741,890.58

                                Total Disbursements for April, 2010                                                         $    705,451.37 

                                Total Bills for April, 2010                                                                                              $    322,510.99

 

 

 

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

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga 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 Patin and carried.

 

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

 

                                Mayor Stinson presented Proclamations honoring the following students for being named “Students of the Year” in 2010:

 

                                                                                Darby Richard – Vinton Elementary

                                                                                Megan Gaillard – Vinton Middle

                                                                                Chastity Swinburn – Vinton High

 

                                Bills for the month of April, 2010, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Merchant, seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

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

 

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

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Chief Fox, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that Kristina M. Shreeve be hired as a probationary dispatcher.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                             Terry Vice, Director of Public Works gave the monthly public works and electrical department reports.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the attorney be authorized to research the possibility of having Big Woods Road made a “No Truck Route”.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                Due to Chief Merchant leaving for an emergency call, Council Member Merchant gave the monthly fire and civil defense reports.

 

                                Ms. Judy Vice requested that the Council issue an exception to the minimum lot size ordinance for 1502 Fancher Street, property belonging to Edward J. Vice.  She stated they want to put a trailer there for her brother to stay in to help take care of her dad.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin and seconded by Council Member Loyd that an exception to the minimum lot size ordinance be issued for 1502 Fancher Street allowing the property owner to move a trailer onto the property for the above stated reason.  A roll call vote was called and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Douga, Loyd, Merchant and Patin

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                          ABSENT:  Council Member Bujard

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the agenda be amended to hear a request from Amos LaBorde regarding an exception to the minimum lot size ordinance.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin and passed unanimously. 

 

                                Mr. Amos LaBorde requested that the Council issue an exception to the minimum lot size ordinance for his property located at 1217 North Street.  He stated he wants to put a trailer there for the person who will be taking care of his property to stay in while he is out of town for awhile.

 

                                 After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin and seconded by Council Member Merchant that an exception to the minimum lot size ordinance be issued for 1217 North Street allowing the property owner to move a trailer onto the property for the above stated reason.  A roll call vote was called and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Douga, Loyd, Merchant and Patin

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                          ABSENT:  Council Member Bujard

 

 

                                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 Loyd and carried.                

                                                                                                                ______________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk