VINTON, LA

                June 15, 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 15th day of June, 2010, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                                                Harold R. Douga, Council Member

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Mayor-Pro-Tem

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Council Member

                                                                                Paul Patin, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                              None

 

                                ALSO PRESENT:               Thad Minaldi, Town Attorney

 

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                Total Payroll for May, 2010                                                                           $    130,575.87   

                                Total Receipts for May, 2010                                                                        $    886,239.36

                                Total Disbursements for May, 2010                                                           $    901,093.04 

                                Total Bills for May, 2010                                                                                                $    399,337.02

 

 

 

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 Merchant 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.  She announced that the quarterly fuel charge from IESI had been received and that the garbage rate would increase by $0.14 for the next three months.

 

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

 

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

 

                                Mayor Stinson discussed changes requested by the Industrial Development Board regarding their meeting date and time.  The board requested that their meetings be changed from monthly to quarterly and the time of the meeting be changed to 5:00 p.m.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that the Industrial Development Board request to change their meetings to quarterly and the time to 5:00 p.m. be approved.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Loyd and seconded by Council Member Merchant that the following Resolution be adopted:

 

TOWN OF VINTON, LOUISIANA

 

RESOLUTION

 

                        BE IT RESOLVED, that the following millage is hereby levied on the 2010 tax roll on all property subject to taxation by the Town of Vinton, Louisiana:

 

                                                            6.110 Mills

 

                        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the proper administrative officials of the Parish of Calcasieu, State of Louisiana, be and they are hereby empowered, authorized, and directed to spread said taxes, as hereinabove set forth, upon the assessment roll of said Parish for the year 2010, and to make the collection of the taxes imposed for and on behalf of the taxing authority, according to law, and that the taxes herein levied shall become a permanent lien and privilege on all property subject to taxation as herein set forth, and collection thereof shall be enforceable in the manner provided by law.

 

                        The foregoing resolution was read in full, the roll was called on the adoption thereof, and the resolution was adopted by the following votes:

 

                                    YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Loyd, Merchant & Patin

 

                                    NAYS:  None

 

                                      ABSENT:   None

 

                         ABSTAINED:   None 

 

CERTIFICATE

 

                        I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of the resolution adopted at a regular council meeting held on June 15, 2010, at which meeting a quorum was present and voting.

 

                        Vinton, Louisiana, this 15th day of June, 2010.

 

                                                                                    ___________________________________

                                                                                    Mary Vice, Clerk

 

                                Mayor Stinson announced that two bids were received in regard to the Town’s Official Journal:

 

                                                American Press                                                Southwest Daily News

                                                $5.00/square                                       $3.00/square on disk

                                                                                                                $3.50/square not on disk

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin that the Southwest Daily News be appointed as the Town’s Official Journal.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson discussed giving electrical customers a quarterly 10% rebate on their bill.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Merchant that a 10% rebate given quarterly be approved for all electrical customers of the Town of Vinton.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that Mayor Stinson be re-appointed as the town’s representative on the LEPA Board and that Terry Vice remain as alternate.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

                                It was moved by Council Member Loyd to hear an item not on the agenda regarding RFP for debris removal.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Loyd, Merchant and Patin

               

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                         ABSENT:  None

 

                                Attorney Minaldi announced that the following proposals were received in regard to the town’s Request For Proposals on Debris Removal:

 

a.       Omni Pinnacle, LLC (“Omni”), 90 Glen Court, Pearl River, La. 70542; 985-863-2991; www.omnipinnacle.com;

b.      Unified Recovery Group, LLC (“Unified”), 263 Third Street, 5th Floor, Baton Rouge, La. 70801; 225-768-0773; www.unifiedrecoverygroup.com;

c.       DRC Emergency Services, LLC (“DRC”), 6258 Marshall Foch St., New Orleans, La. 70124; www.drcusa.com;

d.      Ceres Environmental Services, Inc. (“Ceres”), 2323 Bainbridge St., Ste. 109, Kenner, La. 70062; www.ceresenvironmental.com;

e.       Storm Reconstruction Services, Inc. (“SRS”), 1444 West I-65 Service Road South, Mobile, Al. 36693; www.stormreconstruction.com.

 

Attorney Minaldi presented the governing authority a cost analysis report comparing the

above listed bids (exhibit “A”) and reviewed it with them at length.

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Attorney Minaldi, it was moved by Council Member Loyd to award the pre-positioned debris removal contract to Unified Recovery Group, LLC.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Loyd, Merchant and Patin

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                          ABSENT:  None

 

                                Council Member Bujard discussed with the governing authority the original purpose of the Minimum Lot Size Ordinance.  He stated he will work with the attorney to make needed changes to the ordinance to allow for property owners with large parcels of land and those with lots smaller than the minimum 6000 square feet.   

 

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

 

                                John Epperly, Electrical Supervisor gave the monthly public works and electrical department reports.

 

                                Chief Merchant gave the monthly fire and civil defense reports.

 

                                Mr. Charles Broussard requested that the Council issue an exception to the minimum lot size ordinance for his property located at 2201 Hwy 90 W.  He stated he wants to put a mobile home on the property for his In-Laws to move so his wife can help care for them.

 

                                 After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Merchant and seconded by Council Member Patin that an exception to the minimum lot size ordinance be issued for 2201 Hwy 90 W. allowing the property owner to move a mobile home 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 Bujard, Douga, Loyd, Merchant and Patin

 

                                                                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:

___________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk