VINTON, LA

July 17, 2007

 

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 July, 2007, 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

The following Reports were submitted:

 

Total Payroll for June, 2007 $ 89,204.15

Total Receipts for June, 2007 $1,134,925.05

Total Disbursements for June, 2007 $1,320,577.03

Total Bills for June, 2007 $594,228.59

 

 

 

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 Douglass and carried.

 

Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report. Ms. Vice informed the governing authority and department heads that work would begin shortly on the 2008 budget and the 2007 budget amendment. She reminded department heads that they needed to remain strictly within their budgets during these next three months.

 

Bills for the month of June, 2007, were approved and payment authorized upon a

motion by Council Member Douglass, seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

Mrs. Viola Broussard, Vice President of the Vinton Housing Authority presented Mayor Stinson with a check in the amount of $5,000.00, for payment in lieu of taxes.

 

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

 

It was moved by Council Member Loyd that the following Resolution be adopted the motion was seconded by Council Member Douglass:

 

RESOLUTION

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, that Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson is hereby authorized and empowered to apply for a grant with the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Road and Drainage Trust Fund in the amount of $139,000.00 for the West Street Sidewalk Project.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governing Authority approves the 60/40 match with the local portion being 60%.

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 17th day of July, 2008

 

YEAS: Council Members Bujard, Douglass, Loyd and Merchant

 

NAYS: Council Member Vice

 

ABSENT: 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 July 17, 2007, at which meeting a quorum was present and voting.

Town of Vinton, Louisiana this 17th day of July, 2007.

 

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Mary Vice, Clerk

 

Mayor Stinson read a card he received from the Moreno family expressing their appreciation to the town officials and citizens for the support shown during their sons funeral, SFC John Michael Hennen.

 

Mayor Stinson discussed leasing the old Senior Center building with the governing authority.

 

After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Bujard to lease the old Senior Center building for a cash amount of $350.00/month. The motion was seconded by Council Member Douglass and carried.

 

Mayor Stinson announced that bids for the construction of a new Maintenance Building were received and the bids were as follows:

 

Bruno Construction

License #36370

Bid Amount: $254,970.00

 

Palermo Construction

License #4443

Bid Amount: 360,000.00

 

Shannon Smith Construction

License #40596

Bid Amount: 433,500.00

 

Upon the recommendation of the architect, it was moved by Council Member Merchant to accept the low bid of $254,970.00, from Bruno Construction, for the construction of a new maintenance building. The motion was seconded by Council Member Douglass and carried.

 

Mayor Stinson asked the council if they had any comments regarding the garbage bid package given to them at the last meeting for their review.

 

There being no comments from the council, it was moved by Council Member Douglass to advertise for bids on Residential Garbage Service in the Town of Vinton, Louisiana and that the bids be received and opened at the next regular council meeting. The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

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

 

Terry Vice, Director of Public Works, gave the monthly Public Works and Electrical Department reports.

 

It was moved by Council Member Vice to amend the agenda to hear an item regarding the ditch on the east side of Vinton High School. The motion failed due to the lack of a second.

 

Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief gave the monthly Fire and Civil Defense reports.

 

Ms. Toni Caraway, representing CCOA presented a Vinton Elderly Housing Project to the governing authority and asked for their support in this endeavor.

 

After presentation, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that the following Resolution be adopted in support of the Vinton Elderly Housing Project. The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

NAYS: None

 

ABSENT: None

 

RESOLUTION

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, does hereby support the efforts of the Calcasieu Council On Aging in seeking funding for the construction of a Vinton Elderly Housing Project.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana recognizes the great need for such Elderly Housing and will participate in making the said project a success.

 

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 17th day of July, 2007.

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Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

Ms. Mary Chiasson discussed problems she is having with Waste Management regarding garbage pick-up.

 

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 Douglass and carried.

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Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Mary OQuinn Vice, Clerk