Vinton Louisiana

                                                                                                                                                December 19, 2006


                                The Governing Authority of the Vinton Public Power Authority was convened in regular session in the Town Hall, Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at approximately 9:00 P.M. after full compliance as to notice and otherwise in respect to convening of said meeting with the following members present:


                                                                                David T. Riggins, President

                                                                                Karen Douglass, Director

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Director

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Director

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Director

                                                                                Edward J. Vice, Director


                                                ABSENT:               None


                                 ALSO PRESENT:               Andre’ Buisson, Board Attorney

                                                                                Melba Landry, Secretary


                                 President Riggins called the meeting to order.


                                It was moved by Director Douglass to authorize the Treasurer to pay the bills for the month.  The motion was seconded by Director Merchant and carried.


                                Upon the recommendation of the President, it was moved by Director Douglass to retain Thad Minaldi as the VPPA Attorney with a 6 month transition period with the current attorney, and to approve the following pay schedule for both attorneys:


                                                January, February & March, 2007 – Attorney Buisson $1,000.00/month

                                                                                                                     Attorney Minaldi $500.00/month


                                                April, May & June, 2007 – Attorney Buisson $500.00/month

                                                                                                   Attorney Minaldi $1,000.00/month


In addition, if at the end of the 6 month transition period Attorney Buisson’s services are still needed, he will be compensated at an hourly rate to be discussed at that time.  The motion was seconded by Director Merchant and carried.


                                There being no further business to come before the Governing Authority, it was moved

by  Director Merchant that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion was seconded by Director Douglass and carried.



                                                                                                                                David T. Riggins, President




Mary O. Vice, Treasurer