VINTON, LA

                December 15, 2015

 

                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 15th day of December, 2015, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Mayor-Pro-Tem

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Council Member

                                                                                Paul Patin, Council Member

                                                                                Marcus Renfrow, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                               None

                               

                                ALSO PRESENT:                                Cade R. Cole, Town Attorney

                                                                               

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                Total Payroll for November, 2015                                                    $   119,330.56

                                Total Receipts for November, 2015                                                 $1,033,272.93      

                                Total Disbursements for November, 2015                                     $   981,551.02

                                Total Bills for November, 2015                                                         $   379,261.19

 

 

 

Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor called the meeting to order and Rev. Roger Templeton led in prayer, and then followed the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the minutes of prior meetings as corrected, copies of which were mailed to each Council Member prior to the meeting, be approved as written.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report.  Ms. Vice reported that the employees voted on the 2016 Floating Holidays as follows:

 

                                Administration & Public Works:                        Friday, July 1, 2016 (4hrs)

                                                                                                                Friday, September 2, 2016 (4hrs)

                                                                                                                Friday, November 25, 2016 (4hrs)

                                                                                                                Friday, December 23, 2016 (4hrs)

 

                                Police Department:                                             Friday, November 25, 2016 (8hrs)

                                                                                                                Friday, December 23, 2016 (8hrs)

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the Floating Holidays for 2016 be approved as presented.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                Bills for the month of November, 2015, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Merchant, seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

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

 

                                Mayor Stinson announced that Alex & Jessica Morrow, 1415 Eddy Street had been awarded Yard of the Month.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the following Resolution be adopted.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                          ABSENT:  None

 

                               

 

 

                                                                                          RESOLUTION

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, in regular session convened that Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson is hereby authorized to apply for a LGAP grant in the amount of $35,000.00, with a match in funds of 3,500.00 from the Town of Vinton for the 2015-2016 grant cycle.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Mayor Stinson is also authorized and empowered to sign all applications and other pertinent documents regarding said grant.

 

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 15th day of December, 2015.

 

                                                                                                _________________________________

                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

_________________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

                                Mayor Stinson called for the property owner/s of 914 Industrial Street to come forward and show cause as to why the structure on said property should not be condemned.

 

                                Mr. McKinney came forward as the owner of record for 914 Industrial Street and stated that he had purchased the property at a tax sale in 2008, and after about 2 years he decided that he did not want the property and quit paying the taxes, he stated the property was then adjudicated to the State of Louisiana in 2011.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard that the structure located on 914 Industrial Street be condemned and to proceed with the demolition process.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard and seconded by Council Member Loyd that the following Class “A” Beer Permits be approved:

 

                                                                                                Glenn Floyd Cormier

                                                                                                DBA Cajun Cowboys

                                                                                                1312 A Gum Cove Road

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Judith A Vice

                                                                                                DBA B&B Bar

                                                                                                1313 Horridge Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Gregory M. Love

                                                                                                DBA Love’s Casino

                                                                                                2024 A West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

                                                                                               

                                                                                               

Jose Chavez

                                                                                                DBA LARumba

                                                                                                1905 West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

               

                                                                                                John Rick Gottardi

                                                                                                DBA The Lucky Delta

                                                                                                1903 West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

Motion carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Loyd and seconded by Council Member Bujard that the following Class “B” Beer Permits be approved:

 

                                                                                                Nasrullah R. Meghani

                                                                                                DBA M&K Pantry #3

                                                                                                1601 HWY 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Glenn Floyd Cormier

                                                                                                DBA Cajun Cowboys

                                                                                                1312 A Gum Cove Road

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                John Rick Gottardi

                                                                                                DBA The Lucky Delta

                                                                                                1903 West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Hien Nguyen

                                                                                                DBA Circle A Mini Mart, Inc

                                                                                                1309 HWY 90 East

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Jim Yates

                                                                                                DBA E-Z Mart #369

                                                                                                1723 Hwy 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Kuldip Singh

                                                                                                DBA Tiger Mart #12

                                                                                                1410 Gum Cove Road

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Retail Investors of Texas

                                                                                                DBA Market Basket #26

                                                                                                1717 Hwy 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA 70668

 

                                                                                                Gregory M. Love

                                                                                                DBA Love’s Travel Stop

                                                                                                2024 A West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

Motion carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard and seconded by Council Member Loyd that the following Class “A” Liquor Permits be approved:

 

                                                                                                Glenn Floyd Cormier

                                                                                                DBA Cajun Cowboys

                                                                                                1312 A Gum Cove Road

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Judith A Vice

                                                                                                DBA B&B Bar

                                                                                                1313 Horridge Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Gregory M. Love

                                                                                                DBA Love’s Casino

                                                                                                2024 A West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

                                                                                               

                                                                                               

Jose Chavez

                                                                                                DBA LARumba

                                                                                                1905 West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

               

                                                                                                John Rick Gottardi

                                                                                                DBA The Lucky Delta

                                                                                                1903 West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

Motion carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Loyd and seconded by Council Member Bujard that the following Class “B” Liquor Permits be approved:

 

                                                                                                Nasrullah R. Meghani

                                                                                                DBA M&K Pantry #3

                                                                                                1601 HWY 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Glenn Floyd Cormier

                                                                                                DBA Cajun Cowboys

                                                                                                1312 A Gum Cove Road

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                John Rick Gottardi

                                                                                                DBA The Lucky Delta

                                                                                                1903 West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Hien Nguyen

                                                                                                DBA Circle A Mini Mart, Inc

                                                                                                1309 HWY 90 East

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Jim Yates

                                                                                                DBA E-Z Mart #369

                                                                                                1723 Hwy 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Kuldip Singh

                                                                                                DBA Tiger Mart #12

                                                                                                1410 Gum Cove Road

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Retail Investors of Texas

                                                                                                DBA Market Basket #26

                                                                                                1717 Hwy 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA 70668

 

                                                                                                Gregory M. Love

                                                                                                DBA Love’s Travel Stop

                                                                                                2024 A West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

Motion carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant and seconded by Council Member Bujard that the following Wrecker Permit be approved:

 

                                                                                                Ernie L. Breaux

                                                                                                DBA Breaux’s Wrecker Service

                                                                                                1603 Hwy 90

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

Motion carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the following Resolution be adopted.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                          ABSENT:  None

 

                                                                                                RESOLUTION

 

                                BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, in regular session convened that it does hereby approve the Calcasieu Parish Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, as revised.

 

                                BE IT FURTHER AND FINALLY RESOLVED that the President of the Police Jury, or his designee, when appropriate, and the Director Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, are authorized to execute all documents related thereto.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 15th day of December, 2015.

 

                                                                                                                                ___________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

______________________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

 

                                Mayor Stinson discussed with the Council proposed agreements with Firstchoice Property & Development (Fred’s Pharmacy) and L&P Holdings, LLC, (Hotel) for future development of the West Street property.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Merchant that the following Resolution be adopted.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                          ABSENT:  None

 

                                                                                                RESOLUTION

 

                                BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, in regular session convened that Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson is here by authorized and empowered to enter into an agreement with L&P Holdings, LLC, to exchange immovable property with an increase in price and a request for liquidated damages to be included in the new agreement.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 15th day of December, 2015.

 

                                                                                                                                ___________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

______________________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard and seconded by Council Member Merchant that the following Resolution be adopted.  The vote cast thereon was as follows:   

 

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

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                          ABSENT:  None

 

                                                                                                RESOLUTION

 

                                BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, in regular session convened that Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson is here by authorized and empowered to enter into an agreement with First choice Property & Development, LLC, for the purchase of two (2) acres in the Northeast corner of the West Street Property.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 15th day of December, 2015.

 

                                                                                                                                ___________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

______________________________________

Mary O. Vice, City 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.

 

                                Mr. Richard Hammer requested that the council approve an exception to the Mobile Home Ordinance to allow for a mobile home over 10 years of age onto a lot at 811 Center Street.  In addition, he also needs an exception to the Lot Size Ordinance to allow the placement of the mobile home on an undivided lot that already has a residence there.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Merchant to table any decision on the exceptions until the council has the opportunity to look at the property.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson discussed entering into a Cooperative Endeavor with the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury regarding the Johnny Breaux Road Extension Project.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Bujard that the following Resolution be adopted.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                          ABSENT:  None

 

                                                                                                RESOLUTION

 

                                BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, in regular session convened that Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson is hereby authorized and empowered to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor with the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury to install a water and sewer line up to the corner of Hwy 108 and Johnny Breaux Extension Road.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 15th day of December, 2015.

 

                                                                                                                                __________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

_______________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

                                 There being no further business to come before the Governing Authority, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Renfrow and carried.                         

                                                                                                                _________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

___________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk