VINTON, LA

July 18, 2006

 

                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 July, 2006, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                David T. Riggins, Mayor

                                                                                Karen Douglass, Council Member

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Council Member

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Mayor-Pro-Tem

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Council Member

                                                                                Edward J. Vice, Council Member

 

                                ABSENT:                               Andre’ Buisson, Town Attorney

 

                                ALSO PRESENT:                 None

                                                                                                                                                               

The following Reports were submitted:

 

                                Total Payroll for June, 2006                                                            $   73,997.90    

                                Total Receipts for June, 2006                                                        $877,142.32

                                Total Disbursements for June, 2006                                            $956,720.10

                                Total Bills for June, 2006                                                                $529,464.13

 

 

 

David T. Riggins, 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 administration report for the month.

 

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

 

TOWN OF VINTON, LOUISIANA RESOLTUION

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following millage is hereby levied on the 2006, tax roll on all property to taxation by the Town of Vinton, Louisiana:

6.45 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 2006, 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 Douglass, Loyd, Merchant, Stinson and Vice

NAYS: None

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 18, 2006, at which meeting a quorum was present and voting.

Vinton, Louisiana, this 18th day of July, 2006

______________________________
Mary O. Vice, Clerk

 

                                Bills for the month of June, 2006, were approved and payment authorized upon a

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

 

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

 

                                Council Member Douglass discussed an ongoing problem with delivery trucks taking up several parking spaces in the downtown district.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Douglass to introduce the following Ordinance and hold a public hearing on said ordinance at the August 15th regular meeting.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Douglass, Loyd, Merchant, Stinson and Vice

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                           ABSENT:  None

 

ORDINANCE ______

 

AN ORDINANCE to amend Section 16-34(b) of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, to prohibit parking, stopping or standing in the 1300 block of Horridge Street except in single designated parking space.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

                                                PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE

                                                WITH THE PROVISIONS OF LSA-R.S. 33:406b(2) OF

                                                THE INTRODUCTION BEFORE THE MAYOR AND

                                                COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF VINTON, LOUISIANA, OF

                                                AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT:

 

ORDINANCE ______

 

AN ORDINANCE to amend Section 16-34(b) of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, to prohibit parking, stopping or standing in the 1300 block of Horridge Street except in single designated parking space.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC

                                                HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONNECTION WITH THE

                                                ADOPTION OF SAID ORDINANCE AT A REGULAR

                                                MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL AT 6:00 P.M.,

                                                ON THE 15th DAY OF AUGUST, 2006, AT THE REGULAR

MEETING PLACE OF SAID MAYOR AND COUNCIL, AT CITY

                                                HALL, TOWN OF VINTON, LOUISIANA, AND THAT

                                                IMMEDIATELY AFTER SAID PUBLIC HEARING THE COUNCIL

WILL CONSIDER ADOPTION OF SAID ORDINANCE.

 

                                Ricky Fox, Chief of Police gave the monthly police department report for the month.

 

                                In the absence of Terry Vice, Director of Public Works a written report was submitted for the monthly Public Works and Electrical Department reports.  (Exhibit “A”)

 

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

 

                                Chief Merchant reported that the new fire truck arrived last week and the new generator for Southside will be in next week.

 

                                Chief Merchant discussed entering into a Joint Service Agreement with Caldwell Parish Fire Department whereby donating to them two old fire trucks that have not been in service for several years.

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Chief Merchant it was moved by Council Member Douglas to authorize the Mayor enter into a Joint Service Agreement whereby donating to Caldwell Parish Fire Department two used/out of service fire trucks from the Vinton Volunteer Fire Department.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Stinson and carried.

 

                                Mr. Rapheal Fontenot, President of the Vinton Housing Authority Board presented Mayor Riggins with a check in the amount of $10,340.52 for payment in lieu of taxes.

 

                                Mayor Riggins requested that the Council consider accepting a maximum of $5,000.00 as payment in lieu of taxes from the Housing Authority this year.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the town accept $5,000.00 from the Vinton Housing Authority for payment in lieu of taxes for the 2005 tax year.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douglass and carried.

 

                                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 Loyd and carried.

                                                                                                                ______________________________

                                                                                                                                David T. Riggins, Mayor

ATTEST:

___________________________

Mary O’Quinn Vice, Clerk