VINTON, LA

                November 17, 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 17th day of November, 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 October, 2009                                                                   $      91,006.41                      

                                Total Receipts for October, 2009                                                                                $    890,481.87

                                Total Disbursements for October, 2009                                                   $    850,852.95 

                                Total Bills for October, 2009                                                                        $    452,946.78

 

 

 

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 Patin 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 Merchant and carried.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

A RESOLUTION ADDRESSING ENGINEERING ASPECTS OF THE PROPOSED FY 2010 - FY 2011 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 2010 - FY 2011 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., for a fee of $43,800.00 for engineering services relative to the LCDBG program.   All fees are contingent upon funding of the project by the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration under the FY 2010 or the FY 2011 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 engineering costs associated with the preparation and implementation of the FY 2010 - FY 2011 LCDBG program.

 

The above resolution having been read and a vote taken as adopted by unanimous vote on this 17th day of November, 2009.

 

 

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Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor                                                                                          Mary Vice, Clerk

 

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

 

A RESOLUTION ADDRESSING ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF THE PROPOSED FY 2010 - FY 2011 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 2010- FY 2011 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 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 2010 or the FY 2011 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 2010 - FY 2011 LCDBG program.

 

The above resolution having been read and a vote taken as adopted by unanimous vote on this 17th day of November, 2009.

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Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor                                                                          Mary Vice, Clerk

 

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

 

A RESOLUTION ADDRESSING INJECTION OF OTHER FUNDS ASPECTS OF THE PROPOSED FY 2010 - FY 2011 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 2010 - FY 2011 LCDBG program for potable water; and

 

WHEREAS,          it is necessary to inject other funds into the project construction costs for the appropriate activity to receive additional points, or fractions thereof, relative to the cost effectiveness of the project or if this is not the case, the project may cost more than can be requested under the LCDBG Program; therefore, the Town of Vinton proposes to use other funds in conjunction with the LCDBG funds, or if this is not the case, a combination of both scenarios, should funding become available; 

 

                  NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Vinton has agreed to inject other funds in the amount of $15,000.00 towards the construction costs of the appropriate activity.  A letter stating the specific source, amount, and location of local cash, a line of credit letter from a financial institution such as a bank stating the amount available as a loan, specific evidence of funds to be received from a tax or bond election that has already passed, or a letter from another funding agency stating that the funds have been awarded are currently available for expenditure will be attached and made a part of this resolution.   All fees are contingent upon funding of the project by the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration under the FY 2010 or the FY 2011 LCDBG program. 

 

The above resolution having been read and a vote taken as adopted by unanimous vote on this 17th day of November, 2009.

 

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Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor                                                          Mary Vice, Clerk

 

 

                                Upon the recommendation of the Mayor, it was moved by Council Member Patin that the following names be submitted to the Vinton Harbor and District for the expiring term of Jimmy Ballard:

 

                                                                                                Jimmy Ballard

                                                                                                Nathan Taylor

 

The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                The following resolution was offered by Council Member Loyd seconded by Council Member Douga:

RESOLUTION

A resolution approving the form of bond to be used in connection with the issuance of a Utility Revenue Bond, Series 2009 in an amount not to exceed $1,200,000, by the Town of Vinton, State of Louisiana; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. 

WHEREAS, by a resolution adopted on July 21, 2009 and an ordinance adopted on August 18, 2009, the Town has authorized the incurring of debt for the purpose of acquiring, constructing and installing improvements, extensions and additions to the sewerage system of the Town (the “Project”), through the issuance of its Utility Revenue Bond, Series 2009, in an amount not exceeding One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,200,000) (the “Bond”); and

WHEREAS, the Town now desires to approve the form of the Bond to be issued in connection with the Project.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Council of the Town of Vinton, State of Louisiana (the “Governing Authority”), acting as the governing authority of the Town of Vinton, State of Louisiana, that:

SECTION 1.      The form of the Bond that will be issued by the Town in connection with the Project is hereby approved.  The Bond shall be in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit A, and the Mayor and City Clerk of the Town are authorized and directed on behalf of the Town to execute, seal and deliver the Bond to the Department of Environmental Quality.

SECTION 2.      This Resolution shall take effect immediately. 

The foregoing resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

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

NAYS:  None   

ABSENT:   None

And the resolution was declared adopted on this, the 17th day of November, 2009.

 

                                                                                                                                                           
                   Mary Vice, Town Clerk                                                Kenneth Stinson, Mayor

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA

 

PARISH OF CALCASIEU

I, the undersigned Town Clerk of the Town Council of the Town of Vinton, State of Louisiana (the “Governing Authority”), do hereby certify that the foregoing page constitutes a true and correct copy of a resolution approving the form of bond to be used in connection with the issuance of a Utility Revenue Bond, Series 2009 in an amount not to exceed $1,200,000, by the Town of Vinton, State of Louisiana; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature and the impress of the official seal of said Town at Vinton, Louisiana, on this, the 18th day of November, 2009.

 

                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                Town Clerk

(SEAL)

 

 

                                Mayor Stinson called for the property owner/s of 1312 Short Street to come forward to show cause as to why the structure/s located on said property should not be demolished.  The property owner/s or representative thereof was not present for the hearing.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Loyd to proceed with the demolition process of 1312 Horridge Street.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson called for the property owner/s of 1507 Horridge Street to come forward to show cause as to why the structure/s located on said property should not be demolished.  Mr. Brent Nezat and Ms. Angela McBride were present and reported that the house had been demolished and they requested a 30 day extension in order to have the remaining debris disposed of.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin to allow the property owner/s of 1507 Horridge Street a 30 day extension to have debris hauled off.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                Council Member Bujard discussed adopting an ordinance pertaining to minimum lot size requirements.  He requested that a meeting be held where each member could express their ideas on the requirements to the attorney so he could draft an ordinance for introduction.

 

                                Attorney Minaldi read and discussed the proposed amendment to the Fire Ordinance.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin that the following Ordinance be introduced and that a Public Hearing be held on said ordinance on December 15, 2009.  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

 

AN ORDINANCE REVISING SECTION 10-23 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF VINTON TO INCREASE MEMBERS OF VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT; AND TO DELETE SECTIONS 10-75, 10-76 & 10-77 REGARDING FIRE MARSHAL, AND TO AMEND SECTION 10-45 REGARDING DUTIES OF FIRE CHIEF

TO ADD DUTIES OF FORMER FIRE MARSHAL

 

 

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:

 

AN ORDINANCE REVISING SECTION 10-23 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF VINTON TO INCREASE MEMBERS OF VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT; AND TO DELETE SECTIONS 10-75, 10-76 & 10-77 REGARDING FIRE MARSHAL, AND TO AMEND SECTION 10-45 REGARDING DUTIES OF FIRE CHIEF

TO ADD DUTIES OF FORMER FIRE MARSHAL

 

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 15th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2009, 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.

 

                                Attorney Minaldi read and discussed the proposed Ground Water Protection Ordinance.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin that the following Ordinance be introduced and that a Public Hearing be held on said ordinance on December 15, 2009.  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

 

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING AND FOSTERING GROUND WATER AND DRINKING WATER PROTECTION; ADOPTING DIVISION 3, SECTION 25-74 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES WHICH PROVIDE FOR GROUND WATER AND DRINKING WATER PROTECTION, AND DRINKING WATER PROTECTION CRITICAL AREAS, AND FOR REGULATION OF ACTIVITIES POTENTIALLY HARMFUL TO GROUND WATER AND DRINKING WATER

 

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:

 

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING AND FOSTERING GROUND WATER AND DRINKING WATER PROTECTION; ADOPTING DIVISION 3, SECTION 25-74 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES WHICH PROVIDE FOR GROUND WATER AND DRINKING WATER PROTECTION, AND DRINKING WATER PROTECTION CRITICAL AREAS, AND FOR REGULATION OF ACTIVITIES POTENTIALLY HARMFUL TO GROUND WATER AND DRINKING WATER

 

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 15th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2009, 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.

 

                                Council Member Douga discussed the proposed amendment to the Animal Control Ordinance and the Calcasieu Parish Animal Control in regard to their performance here in town.

 

                                After discussion, Council Member Douga requested that the council get with the attorney on any concerns or changes they my have with the proposed ordinance and instructed the attorney to have the ordinance ready for introduction at the December 15th council meeting.

 

                                Chief of Police, 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 Douga that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.                

                                                                                                                ______________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk