VINTON, LA

                July 19, 2011

 

                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 19th day of July, 2011, 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 and Cade Cole, Town Attorneys

 

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                Total Payroll for June, 2011                                                                          $        93,136.02     

                                Total Receipts for June, 2011                                                                       $      933,975.25

                                Total Disbursements for June, 2011                                                          $      934,003.84

                                Total Bills for June, 2011                                                                                                $      443,409.42

 

 

 

Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order.  Chaplin Dale Tatum led in prayer, and then followed the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard 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 Douga and carried.

 

                                Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report.  Mrs. Vice announced that a check for $5,000.00 was received from the Vinton Housing Authority for payment in lieu of taxes.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Loyd and seconded by Council Member Douga that the following Class “B” Beer and Class “B” Liquor permits be approved:

 

                                                                                MNK Groups, LLC

                                                                                DBA:  M & K Pantry

                                                                                1601 Hwy 90 West

                                                                                Vinton, LA  706668

Motion carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson recognized Ms. Jill Landry, Southwest Louisiana Regional Representative for Senator David Vitter.

 

                                The Mayor also recognized Brent Clement who is filling the unexpired term of Ellis Hassien as District 12 Police Juror.

 

                                Representative Mike Danahay updated the governing authority on the legislative session that just ended.

 

                                Senator Willie Mount announced her candidacy for Calcasieu Parish Tax Assessor and asked that the citizens of Vinton support her in this endeavor.

 

                                Senator John Smith announced his bid for re-election to the Louisiana Senate and asked that the citizens of Vinton continue to support him in this endeavor.

 

                                Bills for the month of June, 2011, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Merchant, seconded by Council Member Patin and carried.

 

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

 

                                Due to the absence of Terry Vice, Director of Public Works, the LA – WARN Agreement will be discussed at the August 16, 2011, meeting.

 

                                Mayor Stinson discussed the dilapidated, unsafe conditions of the structure located at 1607 Vincent Street. 

 

                                Council Member Merchant discussed having the condemnation report issued by the fire chief rather than paying the parish inspector when structures are obviously in a condition to be condemned.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Douga to authorize the parish inspector to issue a report on the structure located at 1607 Vincent Street and begin the process condemnation as provided in the ordinance.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Loyd and Patin

 

                                                                NAYS:  Council Member Merchant

 

                                                         ABSENT:  None

 

                                Council Member Patin discussed the dilapidated, unsafe conditions of the structure located at 1031 Stevenson Street.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin to authorize the parish inspector to issue a report on the structure located at 1031 Stevenson Street and begin the process of condemnation as provided in the ordinance.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                         ABSENT:  None

 

                                Attorney Cade Cole informed the governing authority of the new terms and increased amount of the financing for the West Calcasieu Parish Community Center Authority bonds and stated that a new resolution needed to be adopted to approve said terms and increase of the issue.

 

                        After discussion, the following resolution was introduced, and pursuant to motion made by Council Member Douga, and seconded by Council Member Loyd, the resolution was adopted by the following vote:

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

 

                        NAYS: 

 

                   ABSENT:  None

 

RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION APPROVING FINANCING AND ISSUANCE BY THE WEST CALCASIEU PARISH COMMUNITY CENTER AUTHORITY OF NOT TO EXCEED $7,855,000 REVENUE BONDS (EVENTS AND COMMUNITY CENTER PROJECT) 2011 SERIES.

 

                        WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the West Calcasieu Parish Community Center Authority (the “Authority”), has determined that there is a substantial need for development of a project for construction, installation and equipping of an Events and Community Center, including architectural and engineering services, together with all furnishings, fixtures and equipment incidental or necessary in connection therewith (the “Project”), which will benefit the health, education and welfare of the citizens and residents of the Parish; and

 

                        WHEREAS, in order to accomplish the objectives stated within the preceding paragraph as well as the purposes stated within the Authority’s enabling statute more specifically described as Section 4576 of Chapter 11 of Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, on June 8, 2011, the Authority authorized development of the Project involving issuance of not to exceed $7,855,000 of its Revenue Bonds (Events and Community Center Project), 2011 Series (the “Bonds”), to finance the Project; and

 

                        WHEREAS, it is in the public interest and within the power and authority vested in the Authority, as a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana within the meaning of Subsection 2 of Section 44 of Article VI of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, and pursuant to the provisions of La. R.S. 39:1430 (together with La. R.S. 33:4576 and La. R.S. 47:302.12, the “Act”), to issue the Bonds payable out of the income, revenues, and receipts to be derived from the properties and facilities owned, leased, mortgaged, or pledged to, maintained or operated by the Authority, including sales tax revenues (“Revenues”), to finance the Project; and

 

                        WHEREAS, in accordance with La. R.S. 47:302.12, the Authority may issue bonds payable from a pledge and dedication of Revenues, including proceeds of the 4.00% hotel/motel occupancy tax levied and collected in Wards 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (the “Tax”), subject to approval of a majority of the members of the Police Jury who represent all or a portion of Wards 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Calcasieu Parish, and the approval of each other governing authority which appoints members to the Authority;

 

                        WHEREAS, the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, which appoints members to the Authority, must approve the Authority’s projects and financings;

 

                        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, as follows:

 

                        SECTION 1:  There being a real public necessity for the issuance of the Bonds by the Authority, authorization and approval is hereby given for financing and issuance, sale and delivery of not to exceed $7,855,000 of the Authority’s Revenue Bonds (Events and Community Center Project), 2011 Series, to finance the Project, subject to the approval of the Louisiana State Bond Commission.

                        SECTION 2.    The Chairman or the Vice Chairman, and the Secretary of the Authority are hereby directed to execute, deliver and take all action necessary or desirable in conformity with the Act for carrying out, giving effect to and consummating the transactions contemplated by the Bonds, this Resolution, and all other documents, instruments or certificates necessary or proper for the issuance, sale and delivery of the Bonds, including without limitation, the execution and delivery of any closing documents in connection with the issuance of the Bonds.  The officers executing the documents are authorized to approve such changes to said documents as are necessary and appropriate and not contrary to the general tenor thereof, such approval to be conclusively evidenced by such execution thereof.

                        SECTION 3.   It is the express purpose and intention of the Town of Vinton by adoption of this resolution to award and deliver to the Authority all necessary and proper authority and discretion to accomplish and complete the issuance, sale and delivery of the Bonds and completion of the Project.

                        SECTION 4.     All other resolutions in conflict herewith be, to the extent of such conflict, and the same are hereby repealed.

 

                        APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 19th day of July, 2011.

 

                                                                                    ___________________________                                     

                                                                                    KENNETH STINSON, MAYOR

 

ATTEST:

 

_______________________________

MARY O. VICE, CITY CLERK

 

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA

 

PARISH OF CALCASIEU

                                                                                   

                        I, MARY O. VICE, do hereby certify that I am the duly qualified and acting Clerk of the Town Council of Vinton, Louisiana.

                        I further certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of an excerpt from the minutes of a regular meeting of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, held on July 19, 2011, insofar as said minutes pertain to the matters therein set out, and that the foregoing copy of a resolution adopted at said meeting is a true and correct copy of the original resolution as it is officially of record in my possession.

                        IN WITNESS WHEREOF, witness my official signature and the impress of the official seal of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, on this 19th day of July, 2011.

 

                                                                                     ________________________________                                                              

                                                                                    MARY O. VICE, City Clerk

 

 

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

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Chief Fox, it was moved by Council Member Merchant that Evin S. Spell be made a regular employee effective immediately.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson announced that Terry Vice, Director of Public Works is home re-cooperating from his surgery and a written report was submitted for the Public Works and Electrical Departments.

 

                                Mr. Vice discussed entering into a Joint Service Agreement with Louisiana Rural Water Association, signing on to their LA-WARN program.  The program offers water and waste-water resources to municipalities during and after a disaster.

 

                                Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief gave the monthly fire and civil defense reports. 

 

                                Mr. Billy Pisanie requested that the governing authority issue an exception to the Minimum Lot Size Ordinance to allow him to set up a travel trailer on his property for his step-son.  He stated his wife is ill and his step-son will assist as care-giver.

 

                                After a lengthy discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin to allow Mr. Pisanie the exception to the Minimum Lot Size Ordinance.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Loyd and Patin

                                                                NAYS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga and Merchant

 

                                                         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 Loyd and carried.                  

                                                                                                                _________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

___________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk