November 21, 2017
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 November, 2017, with the following members present:
Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor
Bliss Bujard, Council Member
Stephanie Hardy, Council Member
William “BB” Loyd, Mayor Pro Tem
Paul Patin, Council Member
Patrick Vice, Council Member
ALSO PRESENT: Cade R. Cole, Town Attorney
The following Reports were submitted:
Total Payroll for October, 2017 $ 119,169.62
Total Receipts for October 2017 $1,139,053.22
Total Disbursements for October, 2017 $1,207,226.81
Total Bills for October, 2017
Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order and Rev.Andy Goff led in prayer, and then followed the Pledge of Allegiance.
It was moved by Council Member Hardy 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 Vice and carried.
Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report. She updated the governing authority of the progress of the new payroll system, the new requirements for adopting millage rate and reminded them to take their hour of ethics training before December 31, 2017.
Bills for the month of September, 2017, 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 called on Mr. Patrick Phillips to address the council regarding the clean-up of his property.
After a lengthy discussion, it was moved by Council Member Bujard that Mr. Phillips have a non-transparent fence, as required by the junk ordinance erected by December 7, 2017, in order to be in compliance with the ordinance. The motion was seconded by Council Member Hardy and carried.
Attorney Cole informed the governing authority that he and the Mayor had met with Waste Management representatives to negotiate a new “Inflation Rate” for the renewed garbage contract. He reported that Waste Management desired to move from a CPI rate to a new Inflation rate that would not include fuel.
After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Bujard seconded by Council Member Hardy that the “Inflation Rate” presented by Attorney Cole be accepted and the Mayor be authorized to execute any contract/agreement regarding said rate. The motion carried.
Chief Ricky Fox gave the monthly Police Department report.
It was moved by Council Member Patin that the agenda be amended to hear an item regarding a RV located at 2203 Fontenot Street. The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and after calling for public comment the vote cast thereon was as follows:
YEAS: Council Members Bujard, Hardy, Loyd, Patin and Vice
Ms. Nancy Bohnhoff informed the council that she is more than half way finished remodeling the house at 2203 Fontenot Street and that she requested that she be allowed to reside in the RV for an additional 90 days while the remodeling is being finished.
After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Loyd to allow Ms. Bohnhoff to reside in the RV at 2203 Fontenot Street for 90 days while the remodeling of her home is being finished. The motion was seconded by Council Member Vice and carried.
Terry Vice, Public Works Director gave the monthly Public Works and Electrical Department reports.
Chris Vice, Fire Chief gave the monthly Fire and Civil Defense reports.
Chief Vice reported that the following bids were received for the purchase of a new fire truck and air packs:
Rosenbauer – Custom Cab Truck $389,753.00
Commercial Cab Truck $281,390.00
E-1 - Custom Cab Truck $399,851.00
Commercial Cab Truck $309,714.00
Pierce - Custom Cab Truck $477,728.00
Commercial Cab Truck $354,414.00
Air Pack Bids: Rosenbauer $45,540.00
After a lengthy discussion, it was moved by Council Member Hardy that the bid for the truck from Rosenbauer be deemed non-responsive due to the following exceptions:
1. The point to point wiring system in lieu of the specification for multiplex wiring system
2. The item for stainless steel fittings with flexible piping in lieu of the specification for all stainless steel internal plumbing
3. The item for use of of a material for the subframe not responsive to the specifications.
Upon the recommendation of Chief Vice, it was moved by Council Member Vice that the contract for the new fire truck be awarded to E-1 for the custom cab truck in the amount of $399,851.00. The motion was seconded by Council Member Hardy and carried.
Upon the recommendation of Chief Vice, it was moved by Council Member Bujard that the contract for Air Packs be awarded to Ferrara in the amount of $44,476.94. The motion was seconded by Council Member Hardy and carried.
Hannah Bushnell was not present at the meeting.
Mr. Charlie Comeaux requested an extension to his mobile home exception granted in September, 2017.
It was moved by Council Member Hardy to allow Mr. Comeaux an additional 60 day exception to the Mobile Home Ordinance. The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.
Mr. & Mrs. Bellemy requested that they be allowed to change the proposed Mobile Home Park on Hwy 90 to a RV Park.
The council asked Mr. & Mrs. Bellemy to bring back a plan drawn to scale for their proposed park and then they would be happy to entertain any exception requests they may need.
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 Patin and carried.
Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor
Mary O. Vice, City Clerk