Vinton, Louisiana

                                                                                                            September 10, 2009

 

                        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 5:00 P.M., on the 10th day of September, 2009, 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

                                                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 and Phillip Abshire, CPA

 

                                                           

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

 

1.        To discuss and/or transact business pertinent to adopting the Amended Budget for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009.

2.        To discuss and/or transact business pertinent to public hearing/possible adoption of the proposed budget for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010.

3.        To discuss and/or transact business pertinent to bid award for the downtown building lease.

4.        To discuss and/or transact business pertinent to Vinton Senior Manor

5.        To discuss and/or transact business pertinent to Phase II Sidewalk Project 

 

                        Mayor Stinson reported that one bid had been received for the lease of the downtown building as follows:

                                                                        Amanda Hubert

                                                                        d/b/a Studio Mane

                                                                        Phone:  337-842-4327

                                                                        Bid:  $425.00/month

 

                        It was moved by Council Member Douga that the Mayor be authorized to enter into an agreement with Amanda Hubert for the lease of the downtown building with the monthly lease amount being $425.00.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                        Mayor Stinson discussed the Phase II Sidewalk Project with the governing authority.

 

                        After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Merchant to proceed with the Phase II Sidewalk Project.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                        Phillip Abshire, CPA reviewed and answered questions regarding the Budget Amendment for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009.

 

                        It was moved by Council Member Bujard that the 2009 Budget Amendment be adopted as presented.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

                        It was moved by Council Member Loyd that the special meeting be recessed for a public hearing on the proposed 2010 budget.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

                        Mayor Stinson and Phillip Abshire, CPA presented the proposed budget for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010. 

 

                        Council Member Patin asked about raises for employees.  Mayor Stinson informed him that included in the budget was a $0.25 across the board raise for all employees. 

 

                        There being no further questions from the public present, it was moved by Council Member Douga that the special meeting be re-convened.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                        It was moved by Council Member Douga that the proposed budget for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, be adopted as presented.  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

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                            ABSENT:  None

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                _____________________________

                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk