VINTON, LA

                December 16, 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 16th day of December, 2008, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                                                Harold R. Douga, Council Member

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Mayor Pro Tem

                                                                                Edward J. Vice, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                              William “BB” Loyd, Council Member

 

                                ALSO PRESENT:               Thad Minaldi, Town Attorney

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

The following Reports were submitted:

 

                                Total Payroll for November, 2008                                                                               $    144,769.63             

                                Total Receipts for November, 2008                                                           $ 1,535,339.62

                                Total Disbursements for November, 2008                                                              $    997,803.65  

                                Total Bills for November, 2008                                                                    $    324,081.62

 

 

 

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 Douga 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.

 

                                The following floating holidays were approved for 2009, upon a motion by Council Member Douga seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried:

 

                                                                Administration & Public Works:                 Friday, January 2, 2009

                                                                                                                                Friday, November 27, 2009

                                                                                                                                Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

                                                                Police Department:                          Friday, November 27, 2009

                                                                                                                                Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

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

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Merchant and Vice

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                         ABSENT:  Council Member Loyd

 

                                                                                                RESOLUTION

 

                                BE IT RESLOVED by the governing authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, that Mayor Kenneth O. Stinson is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a contract with Louisiana Municipal Advisory & Technical Services along with their program partner Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS) to provide comprehensive administration of the town’s Occupational License Tax including but not limited to:  notification, collections, maintaining license data base, tax payer support and online license renewal.

 

                                BE IT FURTHER RESOVED that the service is to be in effect for the 2009 license renewals.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 16th day of December, 2008.

 

                                                                                                                ________________________________________

                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

__________________________________

Mary O. Vice, Clerk

 

                                Bills for the month of November, 2008, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Merchant, seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

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

 

                                Mayor Stinson thanked the PTO for their participation in the town’s Christmas festivities.  He reported that it was a great success and everyone had a wonderful time.

 

                                Mayor Stinson also thanked the DA’s office for the toys they donated for the families in Vinton needing help during this Christmas season.  He also thanked those who helped distribute the toys to the families.

 

                                It was moved by council Member Merchant that the following class “A” Beer Permits be approved:

 

                                                                                                Kevin Pickett

                                                                                                DBA:  The Lucky Delta

                                                                                                1903 West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Glenn Floyd Cormier

                                                                                                DBA:  Cajun Cowboy’s

                                                                                                1312A Gum Cove Road

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Judith A. Vice

                                                                                                DBA:  B&B Bar

                                                                                                1313 Horridge Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

                                                                               

                                                                                                Nathan Taylor

                                                                                                DBA:  The Twenty-five Men Community Center

                                                                                                911 Industrial Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

                                               

                                                                                                Gregory M. Love

                                                                                                ALYCO, LLC

                                                                                                DBA:  Love’s Travel Stop

                                                                                                2024A West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

 

The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, and Merchant

 

                                                                                NAYS:  None

                                                               

                                                                          ABSENT:  Council Member Loyd

                                                               

                                                                  ABSTAINING:  Council Member Vice

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the following Class “B” Beer Permits be approved:

 

                                                                                                Kevin Pickett

                                                                                                DBA:  Delta Fuel

                                                                                                1907 West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Glenn Floyd Cormier

                                                                                                DBA:  Glenn’s Mart Grill & Deli

                                                                                                1312 Gum Cove Road

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Malik Kheraj

                                                                                                DBA:  M&K Pantry #3

                                                                                                1603 Hwy 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Retail Investors of Texas

                                                                                                DBA:  Market Basket #26

                                                                                                1717 Hwy 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Jim Yates

                                                                                                DBA:  EZ Mart #369

                                                                                                1723 Hwy 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Kia Ty Huynh

                                                                                                DBA:  Circle A Mini Mart

                                                                                                1309 Hwy 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Kuldip Singh

                                                                                                DBA:  Tiger Mart #12

                                                                                                1410 Gum Cove Road

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Gregory M. Love

                                                                                                ALYCO, LLC

                                                                                                DBA:  Love’s Travel Stop             

                                                                                                2024A West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                               

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Merchant and Vice

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                         ABSENT:  Council Member Loyd

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga that the following class “A” Liquor Permits be approved:

 

                                                                                                Kevin Pickett

                                                                                                DBA:  The Lucky Delta

                                                                                                1903 West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Glenn Floyd Cormier

                                                                                                DBA:  Cajun Cowboy’s

                                                                                                1312A Gum Cove Road

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Judith A. Vice

                                                                                                DBA:  B&B Bar

                                                                                                1313 Horridge Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

                                                                               

                                                                                                Nathan Taylor

                                                                                                DBA:  The Twenty-five Men Community Center

                                                                                                911 Industrial Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

                                               

The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, and Merchant

 

                                                                                NAYS:  None

                                                               

                                                                          ABSENT:  Council Member Loyd

                                                               

                                                                  ABSTAINING:  Council Member Vice

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga that the following class “B” Liquor Permits be approved:

 

                                                                                                Kevin Pickett

                                                                                                DBA:  Delta Fuel

                                                                                                1907 West Street

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Glenn Floyd Cormier

                                                                                                DBA:  Glenn’s Mart Grill & Deli

                                                                                                1312 Gum Cove Road

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Malik Kheraj

                                                                                                DBA:  M&K Pantry #3

                                                                                                1603 Hwy 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Retail Investors of Texas

                                                                                                DBA:  Market Basket #26

                                                                                                1717 Hwy 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Jim Yates

                                                                                                DBA:  EZ Mart #369

                                                                                                1723 Hwy 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Kia Ty Huynh

                                                                                                DBA:  Circle A Mini Mart

                                                                                                1309 Hwy 90 West

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                                Kuldip Singh

                                                                                                DBA:  Tiger Mart #12

                                                                                                1410 Gum Cove Road

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                               

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Merchant and Vice

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                         ABSENT:  Council Member Loyd

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Vice that the following wrecker permit be approved:

 

                                                                                                Ernie L Breaux

                                                                                                DBA:  Breaux’s Wrecker Service

                                                                                                1603 Hwy 90

                                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

 

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Merchant and Vice

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                         ABSENT:  Council Member Loyd

 

                                Attorney Minaldi read aloud the proposed Ordinance prohibiting political signs on public right of ways. 

 

                                After the reading of the proposed ordinance, it was moved by Council Member Douga to recess the regular meeting for a Public Hearing.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                There being no public comment, it was moved by Council Member Merchant to re-convene the regular meeting.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

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

                                                                YEAS:  Council Members Bujard, Douga, Merchant and Vice

 

                                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                                          ABSENT:  Council Member Loyd

 

                                                                                ORDINANCE ____________

 

That the Code of Ordinances, Town of Vinton, Louisiana, is hereby amended by adding two (2) sections, to be numbered Article V, Section 17-114 and Section 17-115, which said sections read as follow:

Section 17-114.         Political or campaign signs, etc.

It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit, place, throw, scatter, drop or cast any political or campaign sign, handbill, poster, dodger, card, placard or advertising matter of any kind on any street, sidewalk, public way, alley, wharf, levee or any other public way, or on any other public place or public property.

It also shall be unlawful for any person to paste, post, nail or attach in any other manner any political or campaign sign, handbill, dodger, card, placard or advertising matter of any kind, to any pole, post or object on any public street, alley, sidewalk, wharf, levee or other public way, or on any other public place or public property.

 It also shall be unlawful for any person to suspend or erect any political or campaign banner, sign, handbill, poster, dodger, card placard or advertising matter of any kind over or across any public street, alley, sidewalk, public way, wharf, levee or over any other public way, or over any other public place or public property.

In addition to any other remedy provided in this Code of Ordinances, the Town may remove and pick up any of the above described items, when located or found in any of the above described places, and dispose of these items.

Section 17-115.         Application to agents, employees or servants.

Whenever the provisions of Section 17-114 shall be violated by any person through an agent, employee or servant, both the employer and the agent, employee or servant shall be guilty of the offense.

 

                APPROVED AND ADOPTED at Vinton, Louisiana, on this the 16th Day of December, 2008.

 

                                   

                                                                                    ______________________________________

                                                                                    Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

 

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the fore-                                                                   The foregoing Ordinance is

going Ordinance has been presented                                                                               hereby approved and

to the Mayor this 16th day of                                                                                            returned to the Town Clerk this

December, 2008.                                                                                                                   17th day of December, 2008.

 

______________________________                                                                          ____________________________

              City Clerk                                                                                                                                 Mayor

 

 

                                                                                               

                 

                                Ricky Fox, Chief of Police 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. James Gradnigo discussed with the governing authority the problem with drugs, gambling and loud noise in his neighborhood, he stated that a better police presence could help with the problem.

                                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:

 

___________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk