VINTON, LA

                July 21, 2009

 

                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 July, 2009, 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, 2009                                                                         $      94,679.37                     

                                Total Receipts for June, 2009                                                                      $    837,201.96

                                Total Disbursements for June, 2009                                                         $    760,361.32 

                                Total Bills for June, 2009                                                                                              $    382,362.06

 

 

 

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 Loyd 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.

 

                                Bills for the month of June, 2009, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Patin, seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga that Council Member Loyd be elected as Mayor Pro Tem for the 2009-2013 term.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                Representative Mike Danahay updated the governing authority and public present on the legislative session that recently ended.

 

                                Mayor Stinson presented Brittney Stine with an Achievement Award for being chosen as one of the 40 regional finalist in the “Doodle 4 Google Contest”.

 

                                Fire Chief Jerry Merchant presented Appreciation Awards to the following organizations for their generosity in purchasing for the Vinton Volunteer Fire Department two automated external defibrillators:

                                                                                American Legion Post 208

                                                                                Vinton Knights of Columbus

                                                                                Vinton VFW

 

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

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Mayor Stinson, it was moved by Council Member Douga that Mary O. Vice be appointed as City Clerk, Treasurer and Tax Collector for the 2009-2013 term.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Mayor Stinson, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that Thad Minaldi be appointed as Town Attorney for the 2009-2013 term.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin and carried.

 

                                Upon the recommendation of  Mayor Stinson, it was moved by Council Member Merchant that Alvin B. King be appointed as Magistrate for the 2009-2013 term.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Mayor Stinson, it was moved by Council Member Douga that Jerry Merchant be appointed Fire Chief and Civil Defense Coordinator for the 2009-2013 term.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Mayor Stinson, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that Rev. Robert Tatum be appointed as the Town Chaplin for the 2009-2013 term  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

               

                                Mayor Stinson appointed the following council members to the 2010 Budget Committee:

 

                                                                                                Harold Douga

                                                                                                Kevin Merchant

 

                                Mayor Stinson reported that bids were received for the 2009 Street Overlay Project on Friday, June 17, 2009, and given to the attorney for his review and recommendation.  The bids received were as follows:

 

                                                                                Bessette Development Corporation

                                                                                P.O. Box 5900

                                                                                Lake Charles, lA  70606

                                                                                Louisiana Contractor License #14096

                                                                                Bid:  $118,316.00

 

                                                                                Prairie Contractors, Inc

                                                                                P.O. Box 1530

                                                                                Opelousas, LA  70571

                                                                                Louisiana Contractor License #34356

                                                                                Bid:  $165,747.25

 

                                                                                R.E. Heidt Construction, Co., Inc.

                                                                                P.O. Box 577

                                                                                Westlake, LA  70669

                                                                                Louisiana Contractor License #183

                                                                                Bid:  $123,002.75

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Attorney Minaldi, it was moved by Council Member Loyd to accept the bid from Bessette Development Corporation in the amount of $118,316.00 for the 2009 Street Overlay Project.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson reported that the following property owners have been served with demolition notices for un-safe structures located on said property and have been given this date for a hearing to show why said structures should not be demolished:

 

                                                Joseph Guillory                                               Joseph Guillory

                                                902 East Street                                   917 Eddy Street

 

                                Mayor Stinson asked if Mr. Guillory was present for said hearing.  Mr. Guillory was not present.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant to proceed with demolition process of un-safe structures located on 902 East Street and 917 Eddy Street.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Patin 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, Douga, Loyd, Merchant and Patin

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                          ABSENT:  None

 

RESOLUTION

 

                                BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, in regular session convened that Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson is hereby authorized and empowered to submit an application with the Calcasieu Parish Road and Drainage Trust Fund for the Center Street Bridge and Williams Road Extension Project.

 

                                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor is also given the authority to sign and execute all legal documents pertaining to said project.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 21st day of July, 2009.

 

                                                                                                                                ___________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

_______________________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

                A motion was made by Council Member Douga, seconded by Council Member Merchant that a Citizen Participation Plan/Citizen Complaint Procedure be adopted and Mary Vice be appointed as Citizen Complaint Officer for compliance with the LCDBG program.

 

                The vote was recorded as follows:

 

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

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                           ABSENT:  None

 

                A motion was made by  Council Member Merchant and seconded by Council Member Loyd that the LCDBG application will be submitted for the following:   Potable Water

 

The vote was recorded as follows:

 

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

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                           ABSENT:  None

 

A motion was made by Council Member Douga and seconded by Council Member Merchant        authorizing the Chief Elected Official, Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson to proceed with the procurement and selection of professional services for the purpose of assisting in the development of the LCDBG application and implementation of the project (possible discussion of firms to be considered for administrative and engineering services).

 

                The vote was recorded as follows:

 

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

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                           ABSENT:  None

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga 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, Douga, Loyd, Merchant and Patin

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                           ABSENT:  None

 

RESOLUTION

 

                                BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, in regular session convened that Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson is hereby authorized and empowered to request and receive bids for the purchase of a grapple truck.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 21 day of July, 2009.

 

                                                                                                                                _________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

__________________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS the Town of Vinton is in need of “water efficiency” improvements; and,

 

WHEREAS financial assistance for this project is available through the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Municipal Facilities Revolving Loan Fund (MFRLF).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by representatives of the Town of Vinton that:

 

Section 1.            The Mayor, Kenneth O. Stinson, is hereby authorized to submit an application to the Department of Environmental Quality on behalf of the Town of Vinton for the purpose of funding the cited improvement project through the MFRLF loan program;

 

Section 2.            The Mayor, Kenneth O. Stinson, is further authorized to furnish such additional information as may be reasonably be required in connection with the application; and

 

Section 3.            The Mayor, Kenneth O. Stinson, is hereby designated as the Official Project Representative for the Town of Vinton for funding assistance and may execute any and all documents for funding assistance for any project that may result from the submission of the application.

 

A MOTION TO ADOPT the above resolution was made by Council Member Douga, seconded by Council Member Merchant and resulted in the following vote:

 

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

NAYS:  None                                      

          ABSENT:  None                      

  ABSTAINING:  None                     

 

CERTIFICATE

 

We the undersigned do certify that the foregoing resolution is a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted at a meeting held on the 21st day of July, 2009, at which meeting a quorum was present and voting.

 

                                                                                                                ____________________________________

                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

___________________________________

Mary O. Vice, MMC/City Clerk

 

                                The following resolution was offered by Council Member Loyd and seconded by Council Member Douga:

RESOLUTION

A resolution giving preliminary approval to the incurring of debt and issuance of a Utility Revenue Bond, Series 2009 in an amount not to exceed $1,200,000, by the Town of Vinton, State of Louisiana; employing Bond Counsel to the Town; making application to the State Bond Commission for approval of said bond; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Council of the Town of Vinton, State of Louisiana (the “Governing Authority”), acting as the governing authority of the Town of Vinton, State of Louisiana (the “Town”), that: 

 

Preliminary Approval of Bond.  Pursuant to La. R.S. 39:1430 and La. R.S. 30:2079, and other constitutional and statutory authority (the “Act”), the Town of Vinton, State of Louisiana, State of Louisiana (the “Town”) shall proceed with the incurring of debt for the purpose of acquiring, constructing and installing improvements, extensions and additions to the sewerage system of the Town, through the issuance of its Utility Revenue Bond, Series 2009, in an amount not exceeding One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,200,000) (the “Bond”).  The Bond shall be issued in the form of a single fully registered bond, dated the date of delivery thereof and numbered R-1.  The Bond shall be non-interest bearing, and shall mature in a single installment not later than twenty (20) years from date thereof.  The principal of the Bond will be subject to forgiveness, and will be subject to prepayment at any time, in whole or in part at the option of the Town, at a price of par plus accrued interest to the date of prepayment.  Additional details of the Bond will be set forth by subsequent ordinance adopted by this Governing Authority.

Security for Bond; Principal Forgiveness.  The Bond will be secured by and payable from the revenues of Town’s sewerage system (the “System”), subject to the prior payment of the reasonable and necessary costs and expenses of operating and maintaining the System, until the Bond is paid in full in accordance with its terms, all in accordance with the provisions of the Act.  The Town shall budget and set aside from time to time as necessary sufficient of the net revenues of the System to pay the principal of the Bond when

due.

However, it is understood that the terms of the purchase of the Bonds by the Department will provide that the Town’s obligation to repay the principal of the Bond will be forgiven simultaneously with the

payment by the Department of each installment of the purchase price of the Bond.  Accordingly, it is anticipated that no payments of principal, interest or administrative fees to the Department will ever be due and payable on the Bonds.

Employment of Bond Counsel.  It is recognized, found and determined that a real necessity exists for the employment of Bond Counsel in connection with the issuance of the Bonds and accordingly, Jones, Walker,

Waechter, Poitevent, Carrčre & Denčgre, L.L.P., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is hereby employed as Bond Counsel to the Town to do and to perform comprehensive, legal and coordinate professional work with respect to the issuance and sale of the Bonds.  Bond Counsel shall: (i) prepare and submit to the Town for adoption all of the proceedings incidental to the authorization, issuance, sale and delivery of the Bond; (ii) counsel and advise the Town with respect to the issuance and sale of the Bond; and (iii) furnish their opinion covering the legality of the issuance of thereof.  The fee to be paid Bond Counsel from Bond proceeds shall be in an amount not to exceed the Attorney General’s then current Bond Counsel Fee Schedule, as negotiated, and other guidelines for comprehensive, legal and coordinate professional work in the issuance of revenue bonds applied to the actual aggregate principal amount issued, sold, delivered and paid for at the time such Bonds are delivered, together with the reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses incurred and advanced in connection with the issuance of the Bonds, said fee to be payable out of proceeds received by the Town in connection with the delivery of the Bonds or other funds provided Bond Counsel shall be paid an hourly rate for legal work related to services not traditionally provided by Bond Counsel, if any, not to exceed the Attorney General’s maximum hourly rates, as negotiated, together with the reimbursement of out of pocket expenses incurred and advanced in connection with the issuance of the Bonds, said fee to be payable out of bond proceeds subject to the Attorney General’s written approval of said employment and fee as required by the Act.

State Bond Commission.  Application is hereby made to the State Bond Commission, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for approval of the issuance of the Bond.  A certified copy of this resolution shall be submitted to the State Bond Commission, together with a request for prompt consideration and approval of this application.

By virtue of the Town’s application for, acceptance and utilization of the benefits of the Louisiana State Bond Commission’s approval(s) resolved and set forth herein, it resolves that the Town understands and agrees that such approval(s) are expressly conditioned upon, and it further resolves that it understands, agrees and binds itself, its successors and assigns, to full and continuing compliance with the “State Bond Commission Policy on Approval of Proposed Use of Swaps, or other forms of Derivative Products Hedges, Etc.”, adopted by the State Bond Commission on July 20, 2006, as to the borrowing(s) and other matter(s) subject to the approval(s), including subsequent application and approval under said Policy of the implementation or use of any swap(s) or other product(s) or enhancement(s) covered thereby.

Effective Date.  This resolution shall take effect immediately.

 

The foregoing resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

NAYS:           None

ABSENT:  None

And the resolution was declared adopted on this, the 21st day of July, 2009.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                          Mary Vice, Town Clerk                                                                  Kenneth Stinson, Mayor

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA

 

PARISH OF CALCASIEU

I, the undersigned Town Clerk of the Town Council of the Town of Vinton, State of Louisiana (the “Governing Authority”), do hereby certify that the foregoing three (3) pages constitute a true and correct copy of a resolution giving preliminary approval to the incurring of debt and issuance of a Utility Revenue Bond, Series 2009 in an amount not to exceed $1,200,000, by the Town of Vinton, State of Louisiana; employing Bond Counsel to the Town; making application to the State Bond Commission for approval of said bond; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature and the impress of the official seal of said Town at Vinton, Louisiana, on this, the 21st day of July, 2009.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                Mary Vice, Town Clerk

(SEAL)

                                Attorney Minaldi read aloud the title of the proposed ordinance authorizing the lease of the town property located at 1346 Horridge Street.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga that the regular meeting be recessed for a public hearing regarding the proposed ordinance.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and  carried.

 

                                Council Member Patin questioned the process of choosing a tenant if two or more of the bids received offered the same rent amount.   Mr. Patin was informed that it would be up to the council to choose the tenant in the event where two or more bidders offered the same rent amount.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Patin that the regular meeting be re-convened.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga that the following Ordinance be adopted.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                                          ABSENT:  None

 

ORDINANCE NO. __________

ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF VINTON AUTHORIZING LEASE OF TOWN PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1346 HORRIDGE STREET AND AUTHORIZING THE ADVERTISEMENT TO RECEIVE BIDS THEREFOR

 

                WHEREAS, the Town Of Vinton (“hereinafter referred to as the “Town”) owns the land, building and improvements at 1346 Horridge Street in the Town of Vinton (hereinafter referred to as the “Property”); and

 

                WHEREAS, the Town’s occupation and use of the Property is not necessary for the administration of the business of the Town; and

 

                WHEREAS, the Town believes that it is the interest of the Town to not allow the Property to be unoccupied, and that it is in the best interest of the Town to have the Property utilized in such a manner as to produce revenue for the Town; and

 

                WHEREAS, the Town desires, pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statute 33:471.8, to determine and fix the minimum rent, terms and provisions for the lease of the Property.

 

                NOW, THEREFORE; BE IT ORDAINED that the Code of Ordinances, Town of Vinton, Louisiana, is hereby amended by adding a section, which reads as follows:

 

The Town shall receive sealed bids for the lease of the Property at the office of the Town Clerk, 1200 Horridge Street, Vinton, Louisiana 70668.

 

Referring herein to the Town as “Lessor”, and to the person submitting the bid as “Lessee”, and to the lease agreement for the Property as the “Lease”, all bids shall offer not less than the following minimum rent, terms and provisions:

 

1.       The rent under the Lease shall not be less than $400 per month.

2.       The initial Term of this lease shall be for not less than twelve (12) months.

3.       The Lessee shall have one (1) option to renew the lease for twelve (12) months, conditioned upon Lessor and Lessee having agreed prior to renewal of a mutually acceptable rent increase for the option year; the Lessee shall provide Lessor notice of Lessee’s intent to renew not less than three (3) months prior to end of the initial Term of the Lease.

4.       The Lease shall be without warranty of title even as to the return of rent previously paid.

5.       The Lessee shall provide and maintain, at Lessee’s sole cost and expense, during the initial Term and any renewal term of the Lease not less than the following insurance coverages:

(a)     Liability Insurance for the protection of Lessee, Lessor and Lessor’s elected officials, officers, employees, agents and servants, as their interest may appear, Commercial General Liability Insurance with limits of not less than $1,000,000.00 combined single limit per occurrence with an insurance company reasonably acceptable to Lessor, and with the Lessor being named as an additional named insured under such policy or policies, and with Lessee supplying to Lessor evidence of the existence of such insurance prior to taking possession of the Property;

(b)    Property Insurance covering loss or damage to Lessee’s improvements to the Property, and to Lessee’s furniture, fixtures, equipment and personal property on the Property in the amount of the full replacement value thereof, providing protection against all perils included within the classifications of fire, flood, extended coverage, vandalism, and malicious mischief;

(c)     Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Insurance and any other coverage required by law in coverages not less than the limits mandated by such law.

As part of such contracts of insurance, there shall be a waiver in favor of Lessor of any right of subrogation which might otherwise exist in or accrue to any person on account of such insurance coverage(s).

6.       Lessee shall pay all general ad valorem taxes on the furniture, fixtures, equipment and personal property on the Property, as well as on any improvements erected thereon by Lessee.

7.       Lessee shall not use or permit any other person to use the Property for any illegal activity or purpose or other purpose tending to injure the reputation of the Property or of the Town, or for any improper or offensive use or which constitutes a nuisance.

8.       Lessee is not entitled to assign or sublease all or any part of the Property without the prior written consent of Lessor.

9.       Lessee shall not have the right to mortgage, hypothecate, encumber or grant any Deed of Trust, mortgage or collateral assignment covering or otherwise encumbering the leasehold estate created under this Lease or any interest therein.

10.    Should Lessee remain in possession of the Property or any part thereof, after the expiration of this Lease, without the execution of a renewal or a new Lease by Lessor and Lessee, then Lessee shall become a tenant from month‑to‑month of the property, or part thereof, under all the terms, conditions, provisions and obligations of this Lease and such month‑to‑month tenancy may be terminated by either Lessor or Lessee as of the end of any calendar month upon thirty (30) days prior written notice.

11.    Upon termination of this Lease, Lessee shall surrender the Property in good order and clean condition, ordinary wear and tear, alterations and improvements and the elements excepted.

12.    In the event Lessor places the matter in the hands of an attorney and/or institutes legal proceedings against Lessee for breach of any of the terms, conditions or covenants of this Lease, the Lessee shall pay all costs, charges and expenses relative thereto, including reasonable attorney's fees.

13.    Lessee shall comply with all laws, ordinances, rules and regulations in so far as they pertain to the particular manner in which the Lessee shall use the Property.

 

The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

 

APPROVED AND ADOPTED at Vinton, Louisiana, on this the 21st day of July, 2009.

                                               

                                                                                                                ______________________________________

                                                                                                                Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the fore-                                                                                               The foregoing Ordinance is

going Ordinance has been presented                                                                     hereby approved and

to the Mayor this 23rd day of                                                                                        returned to the Town Clerk this

July, 2009.                                                                                                                           23rd day of July, 2009.

 

______________________________                                                                          ____________________________

              City Clerk                                                                                                                                    Mayor

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga that he following Ordinance be introduced and a Public Hearing be held on August 18, 2009.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

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

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                          ABSENT:  None

 

TOWN OF VINTON

STATE OF LOUISIANA

 

ORDINANCE NO. ___

 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE INCURRENCE OF DEBT AND ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $1,200,000 OF UTILITY REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2009, OF THE TOWN OF VINTON, STATE OF LOUISIANA; MAKING APPLICATION TO THE STATE BOND COMMISSION FOR APPROVAL OF SAID BONDS; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

 

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 AUTHORIZING THE INCURRENCE OF DEBT AND ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $1,200,000 OF UTILITY REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2009, OF THE TOWN OF VINTON, STATE OF LOUISIANA; MAKING APPLICATION TO THE STATE BOND COMMISSION FOR APPROVAL OF SAID BONDS; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

 

PUBLIC 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 18th DAY OF AUGUST, 2009, 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.

 

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

 

                                Terry Vice, Director of Public Works gave the monthly public works and electrical department reports.

 

                                Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief gave the monthly fire and civil defense reports.  Chief Merchant reported that the burn ban has been lifted and the town will begin to re-issue burn permits.

 

                                Ms. Trueheart Taylor and Mr. Joe Thomas discussed an incident that took place between the Vinton police officers and Ray Thomas.

 

                                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

ATTEST:

 

___________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk