Vinton, Louisiana

                                                                                                September 28, 2009

 

                                The President and Board of Directors of the Vinton Public Power Authority, met in special session at the regular meeting place of said President and Board of Directors, in the Town Hall, Vinton, Louisiana, at 6:10 p.m., on the 28th 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, President

Bliss Bujard, Director

Harold Douga, Director

William “BB” Loyd, Director

                                                Paul Patin, Director

                                                                                                                                   

                                                ABSENT:      Kevin Merchant, Director

 

                                    ALSO PRESENT:  Thad Minaldi, Attorney

                                                           

                        Kenneth O. Stinson, President 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 contract with rate engineer

2.     To discuss and/or transact business pertinent to appointing bond counsel.

 

It was moved by Director Douga that President Kenneth O. Stinson

Be authorized to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with the DLP Group, Inc., Douglas L. Phethean, P.E., for consulting services as listed in agreement.  The motion was seconded by Director Loyd and carried.

 

                        It was moved by Director Patin that President Kenneth O. Stinson be authorized to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Jones Walker, LLC, for legal services as bond counsel.  The motion was seconded by Director Douga and carried.

 

                        It was moved by Director Bujard that the agenda be amended to hear and item pertaining to declaring an emergency situation in regard to the transformer that was hit by lightning and in need of repair.  The motion was seconded by Director Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                    YEAS:  Directors Bujard, Douga, Loyd and Patin

 

                                    NAYS:  None

 

                              ABSENT:  Director Merchant

 

 

           

 

            The President, board of Directors, Mr. Vice and Attorney Minaldi discussed the lengthy time period it will take to have the transformer repaired.  The group also discussed the absence of a back up transformer for the location at 2243 Delta Dr. and the apparent unavailability of one to the VPPA.  The group also discussed the risks associated with an event in which the operating transformer for the location at 2243 Delta Dr. ceased to operate, with there being no back up transformer available.  The group discussed that such an event would likely last for a long period of time while the then-down transformer was being repaired, if the VPPA did not have a back up transformer available.  The group noted that, in such an event without an electricity supply to the Town of Vinton, many of the Town’s citizens would be at risk for injury or worse, as many citizens are dependent on a supply of electricity to their homes for maintenance of medical therapies and services.

 

            The group then discussed and recognized that this situation presents an imminent threat of destruction and injury of life.  The group also discussed and recognized that the repair of the backup transformer, following the advertising requirements of LSA-RS 38:2212 and the time taken for compliance therewith, makes the threat of destruction and injury of life even more imminent.

 

            Accordingly, on the motion of Director Loyd, and seconded by Director Douga, the following Notice of Emergency be adopted and advertised.  The vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                    YEAS:  Directors Bujard, Douga, Loyd and Patin

 

                                    NAYS:  None

 

                              ABSENT:  Director Merchant

 

NOTICE OF EMERGENCY

 

                   The Governing Authority of the Vinton Public Power Authority hereby certifies that an imminent threat of destruction and injury of life faces the customers of the authority if the transformer located at 2243 Delta Dr. ceases to operate.  Accordingly, the Vinton Public Power Authority certifies that an emergency exists as defined by L.S.A. – R.S. 38:2211.  The Vinton Public Power Authority will pursue repair of the backup transformer for the location at 2243 Delta Dr. under and pursuant to L.S.A. – R.S. 38:2212D.

                                   

There being no further business to come before the Governing Authority, it was moved by Director Bujard that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion was seconded by Director Patin and carried.

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

                                                                                    Kenneth O. Stinson, President

 

ATTEST:

 

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Mary O. Vice, Treasurer