Vinton, Louisiana

                                                                                                            September 4, 2008

 

                        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 4th day of September 2008, 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

                                                Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                Kevin Merchant, Mayor-Pro-Tem

Edward J. Vice, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                                                    ABSENT:          William “BB” Loyd, Council Member

 

            ALSO PRESENT:          Thad Minaldi, Town Attorney & Phillip Abshire, CPA

 

                                                           

                        Kenneth Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order and reported that the purposes of the meeting were as follows:

 

1.        To discuss and/or transact business pertinent to Public Hearing and possible adoption of the October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2009 budget.

2.        To discuss and/or transact business pertinent to amending 2008 budget.

 

It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the regular meeting be

recessed for a public hearing regarding the 2009 Budget. The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                        Phillip Abshire, CPA and Mayor Stinson reviewed the proposed 2009 budget with the governing authority and public present.

 

                        There being no questions from the public, it was moved by Council Member Merchant that the regular meeting be re-convened.  The motion was seconded by Council member Bujard and carried.

                        It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the following Resolution be adopted.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Vice and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Merchant and Vice

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                            ABSENT:  Council Member Loyd

 

RESOLUTION

 

                   BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, in special session convened that;

 

                   Section 1.  Be it resolved that the attached detailed estimate of Revenues for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2008 and ending September 30, 2009, be and the same is hereby adopted to serve as an operating budget of revenues for the Town during same period.

 

                   Section 2.  Be it further resolved that 100% of the estimated wages and 100% of the attached estimates of expenditures by departments for same is hereby adopted to serve as a budget of expenditures for the Town during the said period.

 

                   Section 3.  Be it further resolved that the adoption of this operating budget of expenditures is by and the same is hereby declared to operate as an appropriation of the amount herein set forth with the terms of budget classification.

 

                   Section 4.  Be it further resolved that amounts are available for expenditures only to the extent included with the 2008-2009 budget.

 

                   Section 5.  Be it further resolved that this resolution shall take effect October 1, 2008.

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                                                                   Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

  

                        Phillip Abshire, CPA presented the budget amendment for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008.  Mr. Abshire reported that the budget was primarily being amended for rising fuel cost and insurance.

 

                        It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the 2008 budget amendment be adopted as presented.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried  

                         

                        There being no further business to come before the governing authority, it was moved by Council Member Vice that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

 

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                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk