June 20, 2010


                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 20th day of July, 2010, 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, Town Attorney


                                                                The following Reports were submitted:


                Total Payroll for June, 2010                                                                         $      86,678.53   

                                Total Receipts for June, 2010                                                                      $    915,018.65

                                Total Disbursements for June, 2010                                                         $    887,033.52 

                                Total Bills for June, 2010                                                                                              $    598,852.24




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 Douga 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 Merchant and carried.


                                Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report.  She announced that in lieu of property taxes the Vinton Housing Authority had submitted a check in the amount of $5,000.00.


                                Bills for the month of June, 2010, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Patin, seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.


                                Representative Mike Danahay updated the governing authority on the 2010 Legislative Session.


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


                                The Mayor announced that the following bids were received in regard to the Replacement of Pressure Filter Control Valves Project:


                                                                                Louisiana Utilities Supply Co.    $17,671.70

                                                                                Lafayette Winwater Works Co.     $31,660.00

                                                                                Hungerford & Terry, Inc.                                $49,920.00


                                Upon the recommendation of the engineer, it was moved by Council Member Douga to accept the low bid of $17,671.70 from Louisiana Utilities Supply Co.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.


                                Council Member Merchant discussed amending the current Fireworks Ordinance to designate a time period for popping fireworks on holidays.


                                The Mayor appointed Council Members Merchant and Patin to get with the attorney in drafting an amendment to the fireworks ordinance as discussed.


                                In the absence of Ricky Fox, Chief of Police a written report for the Police Department was submitted for the month.


                                In the absence of Terry Vice, Director of Public Works, a written report was submitted for the public works and electrical department.


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


                                Ms. Bea Hart discussed with the governing authority an issue she had with the Parish Animal Control regarding feeding stray cats.


                                There being no further business to come before the Governing Authority, it was moved by Council Member Bujard that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.                             


                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor



Mary O. Vice, City Clerk