July 19, 2016
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 21st day of June, 2016, 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
ALSO PRESENT: Cade R. Cole, Town Attorney
The following Reports were submitted:
Total Payroll for June, 2016 $ 118,036.41
Total Receipts for June, 2016 $1,030,273.71
Total Disbursements for June, 2016 $ 950,698.03
Total Bills for June, 2016
Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order and Rev. Roger Templeton led in prayer, and then followed the Pledge of Allegiance.
It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the minutes of prior meetings as corrected, copies of which were mailed to each council member prior to the meeting, be approved as written. The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.
Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report.
It was moved by Council Member Merchant, seconded by Council Member Renfrow that the following Resolution be adopted setting the Tax Millage rate for 2016:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following millage is hereby levied on the 2016 tax roll on all property subject to taxation by the Town of Vinton, Louisiana:
General Alimony 5.540 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 2016, 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, Loyd, Merchant, Patin & Renfrow
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of the resolution adopted at a regular council meeting held on July 19, 2016, at which meeting a quorum was present and voting.
Vinton, Louisiana, this 21st day of July. 2016.
Mary Vice, Clerk
Bills for the month of June, 2016, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Loyd, seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.
Cade R. Cole, Town Attorney discussed the addendum item regarding adopting a Resolution concerning the West Street Property.
It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the following Resolution be adopted. The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:
YEAS: Council Members Bujard, Loyd, Merchant, Patin and Renfrow
TOWN OF VINTON
The Mayor and Council of the Town of Vinton, State of Louisiana, met in regular session on the 19th day of July, 2016, and adopted the following Resolution regarding the sale of immovable property.
WHEREAS, the Town of Vinton purchased immovable property with the Deed recorded in Calcasieu Conveyance Book 3916 at Page 218, records of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
WHEREAS, the Town of Vinton found this property surplus to its needs, and voted to authorize the Mayor to negotiate for its sale.
WHEREAS, the Town of Vinton (the “Seller”) entered into an Act of Exchange with L&P Holdings, LLC (the “Buyer”) as recorded in Calcasieu Conveyance Book 4100 at Page 883 (the “Exchange”).
WHEREAS, the Town of Vinton had previously sold property to the Buyer in a Deed recorded in Calcasieu Conveyance Book 3959 at Page 758 (the “Deed”), and received that property back from Buyer as part of the Exchange.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Council that Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson is
hereby authorized to execute an Act of Correction with the Buyer concerning the Exchange to correct the property description utilized therein to match the description provided in the Survey prepared by D.W. Jessen & Associates, LLC, attached hereto as Exhibit “A” and to modify the resolutory conditions in the Exchange.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson is hereby authorized and directed to grant and execute a waiver of the resolutory conditions in the Deed which have been mooted by the Exchange.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson is hereby authorized and directed to grant and execute a non-exclusive predial servitude of passage and access over the Town’s property from the property sold to Buyer in the Exchange (the “Property”) to the nearest public road, subject to the condition that this servitude shall terminate upon the completion and dedication to public use of a public road along the southern boundary of the affected property.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson is hereby authorized to execute any and all other papers, documents and acts necessary to complete the sale of the above described property by the Town of Vinton with the said papers, documents, and acts containing such terms, conditions and provisions as he in his discretion deems proper.
THUS DONE AND SIGNED ON THIS 19th day of July, 2016 at Vinton, Louisiana in Regular Session duly noticed and held in accordance with all applicable public meeting laws, following approval by a majority vote of the Vinton Town Council, governing authority of the Town of Vinton, State of Louisiana.
Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson
Mary O. Vice, City Clerk
Mayor Stinson updated the governing authority on pending grants and projects.
Council Member Bujard discussed the recent thefts in town and how we could work as a community together with the town and police department to try and remedy the problem.
Several members of the public present voiced their concerns on crime in our community.
Chief Ricky Fox gave the monthly police department report. He addressed the concerns made by the public and Council Member Bujard.
Terry Vice, Director of Public Works gave the monthly Public Works and Electrical Department reports.
Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief was not present at the meeting, therefore no Fire or Civil Defense reports were given.
Mr. Justin Thibodeaux requested an exception to the Lot Size Ordinance to allow for another residential unit at 1018 Center Street without having the property sub-divided.
It was moved by Council Member Patin that Mr. Thibodeaux’s request be approved to allow for an additional residential unit at 1018 Center Street without having the property sub-divided. The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:
YEAS: Council Members Loyd and Patin
NAYS: Council Member Renfrow
ABSTAINING: Council Members Bujard and Merchant
Mrs. Maribeth Rummery voiced her concerns on disturbing things going on in her neighborhood. She discussed the “Neighborhood Watch” program and reviving it in the Town of Vinton.
There being no further business to come before the Governing Authority, it was moved by Council Member Renfrow that the meeting be adjourned. The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.
Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor
Mary O. Vice, City Clerk