VINTON, LA

                December 20, 2016

 

                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 20th day of December, 2016, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Council Member

                                                                                Paul Patin, Council Member

                                                                                Marcus Renfrow, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                               Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Mayor Pro Tem

                               

                                ALSO PRESENT:                                Cade R. Cole, Town Attorney

                                                                               

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                Total Payroll for November, 2016                                                    $   129,748.32  

                Total Receipts for November, 2016                                                 $1,068,625.60

                                Total Disbursements for November 2016                                      $1,276,344.53

                            Total Bills for November, 2016                            

 

        $   323,865.95

 

 

 

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

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Renfrow 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 Merchant and carried.

 

                                Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report.  She reported that the following dates were voted on by employees to be observed as the 2017 Floating Holidays:

 

                                                Administration and Public Works:    Friday, November 24 & December 22, 2017

                                                                                                                Monday, July 3, 2017

 

                                                Police:                                                    Friday, November 24 & December 22, 2017

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the Floating Holidays for 2017 be approved as voted on by the employees.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Renfrow and carried.

 

                                Bills for the month of November, 2016, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Merchant, seconded by Council Member Renfrow and carried.

 

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

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant 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

                                                                                2024A West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

               

                                                                                Jose Chavez

                                                                                DBA:  LaRumba

                                                                                1905 West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

Motion carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant and seconded by Council Member Renfrow 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

                                                                                2024A West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

               

                                                                                Jose Chavez

                                                                                DBA:  LaRumba

                                                                                1905 West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

Motion carried.

 

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

 

                                                                               

 

John Rick Gottardi

                                                                                DBA:  Delta Fuel

                                                                                1903 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 Merchant and seconded by Council Member Renfrow that the following 2017 Class “B” Liquor Permits be approved:

 

John Rick Gottardi

                                                                                DBA:  Delta Fuel

                                                                                1903 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 Merchant and seconded by Council Member Renfrow that the following 2017 Wrecker Permit be approved:

 

                                                                                Ernie L. Breaux

                                                                                DBA:  Breaux’s Wrecker Service

                                                                                1603 Hwy 90

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

Motion carried.

 

                                Chief Ricky Fox gave the monthly police department report.

 

                                In the absence of Terry Vice, Public Works Director, Mayor Stinson gave the monthly Public Works and Electrical Department reports.

 

                                Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief gave the monthly Fire and Civil Defense reports.

 

                                Mr. Kevin Fields requested an exception to the Mobile Home Ordinance to allow him to reside in a  travel trailer located at 105 ½ Murphy Drive for a period of 12 months. 

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant to allow Mr. Fields an exception to the Mobile Home Ordinance approving him to reside in a travel trailer at 105 ½ Murphy Drive for a period of 12 months.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin and carried.

 

                                Ms. Tara Collins requested an exception to the Mobile Home Ordinance to allow her to move onto the property at 702 East Street a mobile home over 10 years old.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin to allow Ms. Collins to move a mobile home over 10 years old at 702 East Street for a period of 12 months.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                Ms. Ahilla Singh requested an extension to her exception to continue living in the travel trailer at 1804 Short Street. 

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Patin to allow Ms. Singh the extension, allowing her to continue to reside in the travel trailer at 1804 Short Street for a period of 6 months.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the agenda be amended to add an item regarding the Crown Castle Lease Agreement.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin and after calling for public comment the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

                                                YEAS:  Council Members Merchant, Patin and Renfrow

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                         ABSENT:  Council Member Bujard and Loyd

 

                                Attorney Cole reported on the changes made to the Crown Castle Lease Agreement.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Patin that the Mayor be authorized to execute the lease agreement with Crown Castle.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

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

                                                                                                                _________________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Mary O. Vice, City Clerk