VINTON, LA

                December 19, 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 19th day of December, 2017, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                                                Stephanie Hardy, Council Member

                                                                                Paul Patin, Council Member

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                               William “BB” Loyd, Mayor Pro Tem

                                                                                Patrick Vice, Council Member

                               

                                ALSO PRESENT:                                Cade R. Cole, Town Attorney

                                                                               

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                Total Payroll for November, 2017                                                    $   124,285.87

                Total Receipts for November 2017                                                  $1,103,793.74

                                Total Disbursements for November, 2017                                     $1,125,940.11

                            Total Bills for November, 2017                            

 

        $   457,876.84

 

 

 

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

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard 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 Hardy and carried.

 

                                Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report and introduced Ms. Kristyn Childers to give the governing authority information regarding the 2018 millage renewal.

 

                                Bills for the month of November, 2017, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Bujard, seconded by Council Member Patin and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson updated the governing authority on pending grants and projects.  He also made the following announcements:

 

-          Town of Vinton Annual Safety meeting will be held Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 12:30 PM, at the KC Hall.

-          Grand Opening of the new hotel will be January 10, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

 

Mayor Stinson informed the council that he also has an update on the zoning process Council

Member Bujard requested but would like to defer to the attorney at the end of the meeting for the presentation.

 

                                 It was moved by Council Member Bujard and seconded by Council Member Patin that the following 2017 Class “A” Beer Permits be approved:

                                                                                John Rick Gottardi

                                                                                DBA:  The Lucky Delta

                                                                                1903 West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                

        Glenn Floyd Cormier

                                                                                DBA:  Cajun Cowboy’s

                                                                                1312A Gum Cove Road

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                Casey Courville

                                                                                DBA:  B&B Bar

                                                                                1313 Horridge Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                Gregory M. Love – ALYCO, LLC

                                                                                DBA:  Love’s Casino

                                                                                2024B West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

               

                                                                                Jose Chavez

                                                                                DBA:  LaRumba

                                                                                1905 West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

Motion carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard and seconded by Council Member Hardy that the following 2017 Class “A” Liquor Permits be approved:

 

                                                                                John Rick Gottardi

                                                                                DBA:  The Lucky Delta

                                                                                1903 West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                Glenn Floyd Cormier

                                                                                DBA:  Cajun Cowboy’s

                                                                                1312A Gum Cove Road

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                Casey Courville

                                                                                DBA:  B&B Bar

                                                                                1313 Horridge Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                Gregory M. Love – ALYCO, LLC

                                                                                DBA:  Love’s Casino

                                                                                2024B West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

               

                                                                                Jose Chavez

                                                                                DBA:  LaRumba

                                                                                1905 West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

Motion carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Hardy and seconded by Council Member Bujard that the following 2017 Class “B” Beer Permits be approved:

 

                                                                               

 

        John Rick Gottardi

                                                                                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

 

                                                                                M&K Groups, LLC

                                                                                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

 

                                                                                Hien Nguyen

                                                                                DBA:  Circle A Mini Mart

                                                                                1309 Hwy 90 East

                                                                                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

               

Motion carried.

 

                It was moved by Council Member Hardy and seconded by Council Member Bujard that the following 2017 Class “B” Liquor Permits be approved:

 

        John Rick Gottardi

                                                                                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

 

                                                                                

 

        M&K Groups, LLC

                                                                                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

 

                                                                                Hien Nguyen

                                                                                DBA:  Circle A Mini Mart

                                                                                1309 Hwy 90 East

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                                                                Kuldip Singh

                                                                                DBA:  Tiger Mart #12

                                                                                1410 Gum Cove Road

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Hardy and seconded by Council Member Bujard that the following 2017 Wrecker Permit be approved:

 

                                                                                Ernie L. Breaux

                                                                                DBA:  Breaux’s Wrecker Service

                                                                                1603 Hwy 90

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

Motion carried.

 

                                Council Member Patin requested an update from the Mayor on Mr. Patrick Phillips property.                           

                                The Chief reported that he and/or his detective had been unable to catch Mr. Phillips at home until Monday, December 11th, at which time he told him he was in violation of the Junk Ordinance that a fence had not been erected as required.  A citation was not issued at the time because he assured the Chief that he would be getting it up in the next few days.  As of this date the fence is approximately 95% complete but still needs to be painted.

 

                                A lengthy discussion was had by the governing authority regarding the non-issuance of a citation.  Council Member Bujard requested that the town attorney amend the ordinance/s to allow the Fire Chief the authority to issue citations for non-compliance to these type of ordinances.

 

                                Chief Ricky Fox gave the monthly Police Department report.

 

                                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.

 

                                Mr. Chuck Hotten of 1424A Eddy Street discussed some drainage problems he is having and requested that a hole in the pavement in front of his driveway be repaired.

 

                                Mr. Chad Romero requested a 6 month extension to his exception request at 608 Lawrence Breaux Road to allow him another 6 months to live in the travel trailers on said property, that will allow him to work on property.

 

                                After a lengthy discussion, it was moved by Council Member Bujard to deny Mr. Romero’s request for an extension and give him 30 days to have the travel trailers removed from the property.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin and carried.

 

                                Mr. Dwayne Bellemy presented plans for his proposed RV park on Hwy 90 and requested and exception for the required sidewalks in the Travel Trailer Ordinance.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Hardy to allow an exception to the Trailer Park Ordinance that allows him NOT to have to build the sidewalks required in the Ordinance with the understanding that he also increase the trailer spaces 3 feet.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                Cade Thibodeaux was not present at the meeting to present his request.

 

                                Attorney Cole explained the process of enacting a Zoning Ordinance for the Town of Vinton.  He presented information to the governing authority for their review and future discussions.

 

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

                                                                                                                _________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk