VINTON, LA

                September 21, 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 21st day of September, 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 August , 2010                                                                    $      80,142.31   

                                Total Receipts for August, 2010                                                                 $ 1,077,982.41

                                Total Disbursements for August, 2010                                                    $    752,014.74 

                                Total Bills for August, 2010                                                                          $    449,751.29

 

 

 

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 Bujard 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 Douga and carried.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant 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, does hereby accept the final completion of the Vinton Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Project.

 

                               

 

 

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

 

                                                                                                                ____________________________________

                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

________________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

Council Member Bujard reminded the public present to get out and vote on the proposed parish tax issues on the October 2, 2010 ballot.

           

                        Council Member Douga introduced Mr. Tony Bouche, Site Operation Manager for IESI and asked that he update the governing authority on garbage issues.  Mr. Bouche addressed the Council.

 

                        Council Members Douga, Patin, Bujard and Mayor Stinson discussed amending the Water/Sewer Rate Ordinance to reflect a $1.50 increase on each service.

 

                        After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Douga to authorize the attorney to draft an amendment to the Water/Sewer Rate Ordinance to reflect an increase of $1.50 to each service and that the increase take effect January, 2011.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                YEAS:  Council Members Douga, Loyd and Merchant

 

                                                NAYS:  Council Members Bujard and Patin

 

                                           ABSENT:  None

 

                        Council Member Merchant presented a proposed amendment to the Firework Ordinance to the governing authority, a copy of which is attached to these minutes.

 

                        After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Bujard that the following Ordinance be introduced and that a public hearing be held on said Ordinance at the regular meeting to be held on October 19, 2010.  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

                                                                        ORDINANCE

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 8.5-101 FIREWORKS OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF VINTON

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

                                                PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE

                                                WITH THE PROVISIONS OF LSA-R.S. 33:406b(2) OF

                                                THE INTRODUCTION BEFORE THE MAYOR AND

                                                COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF VINTON, LOUISIANA, OF

                                                AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT:

 

                                                           ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 8.5-101 FIREWORKS OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF VINTON

 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC

                                                HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONNECTION WITH THE

                                                ADOPTION OF SAID ORDINANCE AT A REGULAR

                                                MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL AT 6:00 P.M.,

                                                ON THE 19th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2010, AT THE REGULAR

MEETING PLACE OF SAID MAYOR AND COUNCIL, AT CITY

                                                HALL, TOWN OF VINTON, LOUISIANA, AND THAT

                                                IMMEDIATELY AFTER SAID PUBLIC HEARING THE COUNCIL

WILL CONSIDER ADOPTION OF SAID ORDINANCE.

 

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

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Chief Fox, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that Melinda S. Broussard be hired as a probationary dispatcher.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

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

                                Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief gave the monthly fire and civil defense reports.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Patin that the agenda be amended to hear an item from Mr. Ed Vice regarding a newspaper article.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                          ABSENT:  None

 

                                Mr. Vice stated that the newspaper’s publication of the minutes from the September 8th, special meeting were incorrect in stating he wanted fewer employees in the administration department.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Loyd to revise the September 8, 2010, special meeting minutes by striking the portion where Mr. Vice states he wants fewer employees in the administration department, and to approve the September 8, 2010 minutes as revised   The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Loyd, Merchant and Patin

 

                                                                NAYS:  Council Member Douga

 

                                                          ABSENT:  None

 

                                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