July 23, 2012, 2011
The Mayor and Council of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, met in special session at the regular meeting place of said Mayor and Council, in the Town Hall, Vinton, Louisiana, at 6:00 P.M., on the 23rd day of July, 2012, after full compliance with all requirements as to notice and otherwise in respect to convening of said meeting with the following members present:
Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor
Harold R. Douga, Council Member
William “BB” Loyd, Council Member
Paul Patin, Council Member
ALSO PRESENT: Cade Cole, Town Attorney
Kenneth Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order and reported that the purpose of the meeting was as follows:
1. Terminated employee appeal hearing- possible executive session.
2. To discuss and/or transact business pertinent to reconsideration of the closure/removal of the Skate Park.
Mayor Stinson asked Mr. Lastrapes if he preferred his hearing to be in public or executive session. Mr. Lastrapes chose public session.
Mr. Lastrapes and his attorney, Todd Clemmons, presented to the governing authority their case on the issues regarding his termination.
Following a lengthy question and answer period, it was moved by Council Member Douga that Mr. Edward Lastrapes termination be upheld. The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and the vote cast thereon was as follows:
YEAS: Council Members Bujard, Douga, Loyd, Merchant and Patin
Following the vote Attorney Clemmons formally raised his objection to the to the upholding of the termination, for the record.
Council Member Loyd discussed the reconsidering the closure and removal of the skate park equipment.
After a lengthy discussion, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that the vote take on April 18, 2012, to close and remove the skate park equipment be reconsidered. The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and the vote cast thereon was as follows:
YEAS: Council Members Douga, Loyd and Merchant
NAYS: Council Members Bujard and Patin
It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the process of making the skate park available to the public by having a responsible adult check out the key and agreeing to be present during the time the park is in use remain in place. The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:
YEAS: Council Members Douga, Loyd, Merchant and Patin
NAYS: Council Member Bujard
There being no further business to come before the governing authority, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that the meeting be adjourned. The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.
Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor
Mary O. Vice, City Clerk