VINTON, LA

                October 18, 2011

 

                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 18th day of October, 2011, 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:               Cade Cole, Town Attorney

 

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                Total Payroll for September, 2011                                                                               $     88,565.72       

                                Total Receipts for September, 2011                                                         $1,139,488.56  

                                Total Disbursements for September, 2011                                                              $   866,458.53  

                                Total Bills for September, 2011                                                                    $   570,505.32  

 

 

 

Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order.  Chaplin Dale 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 Douga and carried.

 

                                Chryel Douga, Deputy Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report. 

 

                                Bills for the month of September, 2011, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Loyd, seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

   

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

 

                            Upon a motion by Council Member Merchant, seconded by Council Member Douga the following resolution was offered for adoption:

 

 

RESOLUTION

 

 

                               A RESOLUTION ADDRESSING ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF THE PROPOSED

                              FY 2012 – FY 2013 LOUISIANA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROJECT

 

WHEREAS,          the Town of Vinton is desirous of submitting an application to the State of Louisiana,

                             division of Administration for funding under the FY 2012 – FY 2013 LCDBG program

                             for potable water;  and

 

WHEREAS ,        it is necessary to pay all administrative costs associated with the implementation of

                            the LCDBG program to receive one bonus point, should funding become available;

 

            

 

                            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Vinton has hired the administrative

and engineering firms of GNF Management Company, Inc. and Meyer & Associates, Inc., to assist

in the preparation of said application for the fees of $1,400.00 and $1,500.00, respectively.  An

additional fee of $35,000.00 will be paid to the administrative firm of GNF Management Company, Inc.,

for the subsequent program administration of the LCDBG program.  All fees are contingent upon funding

of the project by the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration  under the FY 2012 or the FY 2013

LCDBG program.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town of Vinton has agreed to utilize local funds to

Pay the above contract amount and all other administrative costs associated with the preparation

and implementation of the FY 2012 – FY 2013 LCDBG program.

 

                 The above resolution having been read and a vote taken as adopted by unanimous vote on

this 18th  day of October 2011.

 

 

 

________________________________                                                                ___________________________

Chryel Douga, Deputy Clerk                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson

 

 

 

 

Upon a motion by Council Member Merchant, seconded by Council Member Douga, the following resolution was offered for adoption:

 

RESOLUTION

 

                                                A RESOLUTION ADDRESSING ENGINEERING ASPECTS OF THE

                                                PROPOSED    FY  2012  -   FY  2013    LOUISIANA   COMMUNITY

                                                DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROJECT

 

WHEREAS,                          the Town of Vinton is desirous of submitting an application to the State of   

                                           Louisiana Division of Administration for funding under the FY 2012 – FY 2013

                                                LCDBG program for potable water; and

 

WHEREAS,                          it is necessary to pay all engineering costs associated with the implementation

                                                Of the LCDBG program to receive one bonus point, should funding become

                                                available;

 

             NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Vinton has hired the engineering

firm of Meyer & Associates, Inc. to provide engineering services relative to the LCDBG application

and are contingent upon funding of the project by the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration under

the FY 2012 or the FY 2013 LCDBG program.

 

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT THE Town of Vinton has agreed to utilize local funds to

Pay all engineering costs associated with the preparation and implementation of the

FY 2012 – FY 2013 LCDBG program.

 

                The above resolution having been read and a vote taken as adopted by unanimous vote on

This 18th day of October 2011.

                                                                                                                                ____________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor                                      

 _____________________________                                                          

Chryel Douga, Deputy Clerk                                                                                                                                                        

 

                             Mayor Stinson discussed the structure located at 1110 Nelson Street.  Mrs. McDonald,

being present at the meeting, stated that the residence of 1110 Nelson Street is in the process of being sold. 

 

                               After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin that Mrs. McDonald be given

60 days to complete the sale of said property.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                              Mayor Stinson reported that before repairs can be made to the electrical system an outage will take place at a date to be announced.

 

                             Mayor Stinson announced that Halloween will be held on Monday, October 31, 2011, and

Trunk-or-Treat will be held in the 1400 block of Horridge Street from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

                             Mayor Stinson discussed adopting a resolution appointing Thad Minaldi as special

counsel for the pending FEMA legal issues.

 

After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin, seconded by

Council Member Loyd that the following resolution be adopted.  The vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                              NAYS:  None

 

                                              ABSENT:  None

 

RESOLUTION

 

                            WHEREAS, the Town of Vinton is empowered under La. R.S.33:1811 to retain up to three

assistant municipal attorneys and under La. R.S. 33:1813 a municipality is authorized to pay additional

counsel if necessary.

 

                           WHEREAS, a real necessity exists for the Town of Vinton to employ Thad Minaldi and

assign various specialty legal matters to him.

 

                            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF

THE TOWN OF VINTON, LOUISIANA, in Regular Session convened on the 18th day of

October, 2011, that it does hereby authorize Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor of Vinton, to engage legal

Representation from Thad Minaldi for litigation captioned Alabama Emergency Response &

Recovery Inc v  Vinton, Docket No. 2:07-cv-01652, U.S.D.C.  W.  LA., and for the real estate transaction

Of the purchase of approximately 12 acres from _______________________________________.

          

                             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the aforesaid counsel is to be compensated at a rate of $150 per hour for such time actually employed on the above stated matters, which rate is within the amounts

authorized by the Attorney General’s fee schedule.

 

                             THUS DONE AND PASSED on the 18th day of October, 2011

 

                                                                                                                                    _________________________

                                                                                                                                    Kenneth O.  Stinson, Mayor

Attest

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Chryel Douga, Deputy Clerk

  

 

                             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 gave the monthly fire and civil defense reports.

 

                           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:

 

________________________

Chryel Douga, Deputy Clerk