September 17, 2013


                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 September, 2013, with the following members present:


                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Mayor-Pro_Tem

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Council Member

                                                                                Paul Patin, Council Member

                                                                                Marcus Renfrow, Council Member


                                ABSENT:                               Bliss Bujard, Council Member


                                ALSO PRESENT:                 Cade R. Cole, Town Attorney


                                                                The following Reports were submitted:


                Total Payroll for August, 2013                                                                                    $     98,611.98                     

                                Total Receipts for August, 2013                                                                                 $1,006,260.01 

                                Total Disbursements for August, 2013                                                                    $   904,550.23

                                Total Bills for August, 2013                                                                                          $   461,657.98




Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order.  Chaplin Tatum led in prayer, and then followed the Pledge of Allegiance.


                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the minutes of prior meetings, copies of which were mailed to each Council Member prior to the meeting, be approved as written.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.


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


                                Bills for the month of August, 2013, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Merchant, seconded by Council Member Patin and carried.


                                Mayor Stinson reported on pending grants and projects.


                                Chief Ricky Fox gave the monthly police department report. 


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


                                Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief was unable to attend the meeting due to a family emergency.


                                Mrs. Lynn Lavergne was not present at the meeting. 





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 Merchant and carried.                               


                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor



Mary O. Vice, City Clerk