Vinton, Louisiana

                                                                                                                                                June 4, 2008

 

                                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 6:00 P.M., on the 4th day of June 2008, 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, Mayor

                                                                Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                                Karen Douglass, Council Member

                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Council Member

                                                                Kevin Merchant, Mayor-Pro-Tem

Edward J. Vice, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ABSENT:                 None

 

                   ALSO PRESENT: Thad Minaldi, Town Attorney

                                                               

                                Kenneth Stinson, 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 Executive Session regarding litigation.

 

It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the meeting be recessed for an executive

session to discuss pending litigation.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douglass and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douglass that the special meeting be re-convened.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                Thad Minaldi, Town Attorney reported that the purpose of the executive session was to discuss a lawsuit filed against the town by Alabama Emergency Response and Recovery (AERR) regarding the contract for Hurricane Rita debris clean-up. 

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Douglass to authorize the payment of $534,660.00 to AERR, the portion of the “hanger” contract not reimbursed by FEMA.   In addition, in presenting this payment for the hanger contract, the Mayor and Attorney have the authority to negotiate with AERR regarding settlement of the AERR lateral contract in the amount of $760,350.00 also not reimbursed by FEMA, such settlement including, but not necessarily limited to, an annual payment from the town to AERR, all negotiations at the complete discretion of the Mayor and the Attorney.   The vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douglass, Loyd, Merchant & Vice

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                         ABSENT:  None

 

                                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 Merchant and carried.

 

 

                                                                                                                                _____________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk