VINTON, LA

                August 17, 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 17th day of August, 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 July, 2010                                                                           $      86,776.63     

                                Total Receipts for July, 2010                                                                       $ 1,103,358.48

                                Total Disbursements for July, 2010                                                          $ 1,232,169.38     

                                Total Bills for July, 2010                                                                                                $    554,164.10

 

 

 

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 Merchant 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 Patin and carried.

 

                                Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report. 

 

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

 

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

 

                                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 apply for the L-GAP Grant in the amount of $35,000.00 for repairs and upgrade to the Williams Road Sewer Lift Station.

 

                                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor is also authorized to execute all documents pertinent to said grant.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 17th day of August, 2010.

 

                                                                                                                ____________________________________

                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

________________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

A motion was made by Council Member Loyd and seconded by Council Member

Douga that a Citizen Participation Plan/Citizen Complaint Procedure be adopted and Mary Vice be appointed as Citizen Complaint Officer for compliance with the OCD - MIP program.  The vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                    NAYS:  None

 

                               ABSENT:  None

 

A motion was made by  Council Member Patin and seconded by Council Member

Douga that the OCD - MIP application will be submitted for one of the following activities, contingent upon consideration given to views and proposals submitted by citizens unable to attend the public hearing, if any:  public facilities and improvements, generators, flood drainage, water/sewer, street, fire and emergency equipment.

 

Selection:  Public Facilities and Improvements

 

The vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                    NAYS:  None

 

                               ABSENT:  None

 

A motion was made by Council Member Loyd and seconded by Council Member

Douga to select GNF Management Company, Inc. for the purpose of assisting in the development of the OCD - MIP application and implementation of the project, if funded.  The vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                    NAYS:  None

 

                               ABSENT:  None

 

The following resolution was offered by Council Member Douga, seconded by Council Member Loyd.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                          RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF VINTON TO SUBMIT THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM APPLICATION TO THE DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, DISASTER RECOVERY UNIT RELATIVE TO HURRICANES GUSTAV AND IKE RECOVERY

 

 

WHEREAS, the Municipalities Infrastructure Program (MIP) Guidelines states that applicants are required to provide a resolution from the governing body authorizing the submission of their application; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Honorable Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor, Town of Vinton, is hereby authorized to submit the “MIP Application” to the Office of Community Development, Disaster Recovery Unit.

 

This resolution is hereby submitted and declared adopted by the votes recorded as follows on this                    17th Day of August, 2010:

 

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

 

NAYS:  None

 

ABSENT:  None

 

                                                                                 ____________________________

                                                                                  Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

______________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

                                Mayor Stinson announced that at the 73rd Annual Convention of the Louisiana Municipal Association the Town of Vinton received the Community Achievement Award for the Town’s Sidewalk Project.

 

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

 

                                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. Vivian Reed Guillory representing the Rape Crisis Outreach Program, discussed services offered by the program that are available to the community.

 

                                Ms. Marianne Kerr representing Animal Angels, discussed a spay/neuter program offered by the Animal Angels Organization available to the community.

 

                                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