VINTON, LA

                September 15, 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 15th day of September, 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 August, 2009                                                                     $      90,127.71                      

                                Total Receipts for August, 2009                                                                 $    902,138.53

                                Total Disbursements for August, 2009                                                    $    827,836.65 

                                Total Bills for August, 2009                                                                          $    458,223.55

 

 

 

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 Douga 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 Loyd and carried.

 

                                Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report.  Ms. Vice requested that the Council authorize the Mayor to contract with courtmoney.com to collect traffic fines online via credit card payments.  This service would be free of cost to the town, the transaction fee would be charged to the customer by CourtMoney.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with courtmoney.com for online credit card payments of traffic fines as discussed.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

                                Bills for the month of August, 2009, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Merchant, seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson announced that the Keep Vinton Beautiful meeting has been re-scheduled for September 28, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. at city hall.

 

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

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Loyd that the following Resolution be adopted regarding the Variable Message Sign Grant.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga 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 execute any and all documents pertaining to the State Agreement regarding the Portable Variable Message Sign Purchase.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 15th day of September, 2009.

 

                                                                                                                                ___________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

_______________________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the following Resolution be adopted regarding the DEQ Water Efficiency Improvement Project.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin 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 to advertise for the receipt of construction bids for the LADEQ Water Efficiency Improvement Program Project.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 15th day of September, 2009.

 

                                                                                                                                _________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

_________________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

                                Demolition hearings were held for the following addresses:

 

                                                                                Thalia G. Renfro – landowner

                                                                                1306 Short Street

 

                                                                                Lorena Dailey – landowner

                                                                                1012 Eddy Street

 

                                Mayor Stinson called for the owner of 1306 Short Street to come forward and show cause as to why the town should not proceed with demolition process.  The owner or representative for said owner was not in attendance for hearing.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard to proceed with the demolition at 1306 Short Street.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson called for the owner of 1012 Eddy Street to come forward and show cause as to why the town should not proceed with demolition process.  The owner or representative for said owner was not in attendance for hearing.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant to proceed with the demolition at 1012 Eddy Street.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

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

 

                             Upon the recommendation of Chief Fox, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that Rhonda Schalk be made a regular employee effective 9/16/2009.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin and carried.

 

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

 

                                In the absence of Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief no fire or civil defense reports were given.

 

                                Ms. Ruth Toupes was present at the meeting but stated the Mayor had answered her question and she did not want to speak.

 

                                Mr. Edward Vice was present at the meeting but stated he did not want to address the council at this time. 

 

                                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 Loyd and carried.                

                                                                                                                ______________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

___________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk