VINTON, LA

                July 16, 2013

 

                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 16th   day of July, 2013, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Mayor-Pro_Tem

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Council Member

                                                                                Paul Patin, Council Member

                                                                                Marcus Renfrow, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                               None

 

                                ALSO PRESENT:                 Cade R. Cole, Town Attorney

                                                                               

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                Total Payroll for June, 2013                                                                                         $   105,000.08                     

                                Total Receipts for June, 2013                                                                                      $   862,247.04 

                                Total Disbursements for June, 2013                                                                        $1,026,966.61 

                                Total Bills for June, 2013                                                                                               $   303,153.51

 

 

 

Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order.  Rev. Bobby Daniel led in prayer, and then followed the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Loyd 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 Merchant and carried.

 

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

 

                                Bills for the month of June, 2013, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Merchant, seconded by Council Member Patin and carried.

 

                                Ms. Janice Ackley representing the Partnership for a Healthier S/W Louisiana, presented Mayor Stinson and the Health Walk Committee with the First Annual “Health Walk” Award.

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Mayor Stinson, it was moved by Council Member Bujard that Mary O. Vice be appointed as City Clerk, Treasurer and Tax Collector.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Mayor Stinson, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that Cade R. Cole be appointed as Town Attorney.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Mayor Stinson, it was moved by Council Member Merchant that Alvin B. King be appointed Town Magistrate.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Mayor Stinson, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that Jerry Merchant be appointed as Fire Chief and Civil Defense Coordinator.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Loyd, Patin and Renfrow

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                          ABSENT:  None

 

                                  ABSTAINING:  Council Member Merchant

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Mayor Stinson, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that Rev. Dale Tatum be appointed as Town Chaplin.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson reported on pending grants and projects.

 

                                The Mayor announced that the Surplus Property Auction will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., at the City Barn.

 

                                The Mayor also announced that this month’s Yard of the Month was awarded to Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Perry.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant to authorize the advertising of bids on the Hardening Project.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                Chief Ricky Fox gave the monthly police department report.

 

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

 

                                Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief was absent due to a death in his family.

 

                                Ms. Angie Hebert requested that the council issue her an exception to the Minimum Lot Size Ordinance so that she may be allowed to place a travel trailer on the front her property at 1516 ½ Horridge Street where a residential unit already exists on the back of the property. 

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Merchant that the decision on the exception request be tabled until the August 20, 2013, council meeting.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard that the agenda be amended to hear an item regarding election of the Mayor Pro Tem.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                NAYS:  None

 

                          ABSENT:  None

 

There was no public comment regarding the item added to the agenda.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard that Council Member Loyd serve as Mayor Pro Tem for the 2013-2017 term.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried. 

 

                                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 Patin and carried.                

                                                                                                                _________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk