VINTON, LA

                November 18, 2008

 

                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 November, 2008, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                                                Harold R. Douga, Council Member

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Council Member

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Mayor Pro Tem

                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                              Edward J. Vice, Council Member

 

                                ALSO PRESENT:               Thad Minaldi, Town Attorney

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

The following Reports were submitted:

 

                                Total Payroll for October, 2008                                                                   $    100,148.90             

                                Total Receipts for October, 2008                                                                                $    885,862.64

                                Total Disbursements for October, 2008                                                   $ 1,589,810.01  

                                Total Bills for October, 2008                                                                        $    436,171.35

 

 

 

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 Loyd 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, 2008, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Bujard, seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

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

 

                                Mayor Stinson discussed the town’s participation in the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance’s “On the Move” Public/Private Partnership economic development program.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant to authorize the Mayor to enter into a joint funding with the Parish and six municipalities in the Parish in the amount of $$3,489.00/year for five years, said payment is to be paid from town’s share of gaming proceeds.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Douga, Loyd and Merchant

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                         ABSENT:  Council Member Vice

 

                                                ABSTAINING:  Council Member Bujard 

 

                                Attorney Minaldi read the proposed amendment to the Code of Ordinances regarding the prohibiting of political or campaign signs on public right of ways.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Bujard that the following Ordinance be introduced and a public hearing be held on said Ordinance on December 16, 2008.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Loyd and Merchant

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                         ABSENT:  Council Member Vice

 

                                                                                                                ORDINANCE

 

                                                                An Ordinance amending Article V, by adding two sections,

                                                                Section 17-114 and Section 17-115 pertaining to political

                                                                or campaign signs, etc.

 

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 Article V, by adding two sections,

                                                                Section 17-114 and Section 17-115 pertaining to political

                                                                or campaign signs, etc.

 

                                                               

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 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2008, 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.

 

                                Terry Vice, Director of Public Works gave the monthly Public Works and Electrical Departments reports.

 

                                Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief gave the monthly Fire and Civil Defense reports.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the regular meeting be recessed for an executive session to discuss pending litigation.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                The executive session having been completed, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that the regular meeting be re-convened.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried

 

 

                                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:

 

___________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk