VINTON, LA

                December 21, 2010

 

                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 21st day of November, 2010, with the following members present:

 

                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

                                                                                Bliss Bujard, Council Member

                                                                                Harold R. Douga, Council Member

                                                                                William “BB” Loyd, Mayor-Pro-Tem

                                                                                Kevin Merchant, Council Member

                                                                                Paul Patin, Council Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                ABSENT:                              None

 

                                ALSO PRESENT:               Thad Minaldi, Town Attorney

 

                                                                The following Reports were submitted:

 

                Total Payroll for November, 2010                                                                               $     91,016.57 

                                Total Receipts for November, 2010                                                           $   856,653.05

                                Total Disbursements for November, 2010                                                              $   738,524.77

                                Total Bills for November, 2010                                                                    $   310,331.19 

 

 

 

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

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant 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 Douga and carried.

 

                                Mary Vice, City Clerk gave the monthly Administration Department report. 

 

                                Bills for the month of November, 2010, were approved and payment authorized upon a motion by Council Member Douga, seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                Mayor Stinson updated the governing authority on pending grants and projects.  He announced that the town was awarded a $20,000.00 grant for computer software upgrades and $522,267.82 from FEMA for the Hanger Project that was under appeal from Hurricane Rita.

 

                                Mayor Stinson presented to the governing authority information on the Elderly Assistance Program Ordinance and asked that they review it and get back with him in the next couple of weeks with changes/updates they would like to have made to the ordinance.

 

                                Mayor Stinson discussed the decennial reapportionment of congressional representative districts in Louisiana.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Loyd that the following Resolution be adopted.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Merchant and carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION

 

                                WHEREAS, 2011 will be a very important year for Southwest Louisiana as the State of Louisiana will be conducting it decennial reapportionment of congressional representative districts; and

 

                                WHEREAS, With a projected stagnate change in population in our State, in all likelihood Louisiana will lose a congressional district ; and

 

                                WHEREAS, Depending on which congressional district that is eliminated, we in Southwest Louisiana could be at risk of being reapportioned out of the Seventh Congressional District, which is composed of the areas of south central and southwest Louisiana, which includes the municipalities of Lafayette, Lake Charles, Sulphur and Vinton; and

 

                                WHEREAS, These areas of our state share various interest such as the agricultural industry, petrochemical industry, deepwater ports, southern culture, Gulf Coast hurricane protection, coastline preservation and the I-10 Industrial Corridor; and

 

                                WHEREAS, It is because of these factors that these areas of the state should remain intact within the Seventh Congressional District in the final reapportionment plan;

 

                                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Mayor and Council of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, in regular session convened do hereby request that the House and Senate Governmental Affairs Committees ensure that the Seventh Congressional District remain intact in the final reapportionment plan which must be in place by 2012.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 21st day of December, 2010.

 

                                                                                                                ________________________________________

                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

_________________________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

                                Mayor Stinson announced that the employees had voted in favor of the following floating holidays for 2011:

 

                                                Administration/Public Works                                      Police

                                                Friday, November 25, 2011                                           Friday, November 25, 2011

                                                Friday, December 23, 2011                                            Friday, December 23, 2011

                                                Friday, July 1, 2011

                                                Friday, May 27, 2011

 

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

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the following Class “A” Beer permits be approved.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                                                                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

               

                                                                                Gregory M. Love

                                                                                ALYCO, LLC                      

                                                                                DBA:  Love’s Casino

                                                                                2024 A West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga that the following Class “B” Beer permits be approved.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                                                                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:  Loves’ Travel Stop

                                                                                2024A West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard that the following Class “A” Liquor license be approved.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

                                                                                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

               

                                                                                Gregory M. Love

                                                                                ALYCO, LLC                      

                                                                                DBA:  Love’s Casino

                                                                                2024 A West Street

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

                               

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the following Class “B” Liquor Permits be approved.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                                                                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

                               

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the following Wrecker Permit be approved.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                                                                Ernie L. Breaux

                                                                                DBA:  Breaux’s Wrecker Service

                                                                                1603 Hwy 90

                                                                                Vinton, LA  70668

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the following Resolution be adopted.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Douga and carried.

 

RESOLUTION

 

                                BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, in regular session convened that the Vinton Street Sign Replacement Project is hereby accepted as complete.

 

                                APPROVED AND ADOPTED THIS 21ST Day of December, 2010.

 

                                                                                                                                _______________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

_________________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Bujard to amend the agenda to hear an item pertaining to Floodplain Management Ordinance.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                          ABSENT:  None

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga that the following Ordinance be introduced and a Public Hearing be held on said Ordinance at the next regular meeting.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and the vote cast thereon was as follows:

 

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

 

                                                NAYS:  None

 

                                          ABSENT:  None

 

                                                                               

ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF VINTON

AMENDING SECTION 10.1, FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION, OF

THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF VINTON

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

                                                PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE

                                                WITH THE PROVISIONS OF LSA-R.S. 33:406b(2) OF

                                                THE INTRODUCTION BEFORE THE MAYOR AND

                                                COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF VINTON, LOUISIANA, OF

                                                AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT:

 

                                                           ORDINANCE

 

ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF VINTON

AMENDING SECTION 10.1, FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION, OF

THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF VINTON

 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC

                                                HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONNECTION WITH THE

                                                ADOPTION OF SAID ORDINANCE AT A REGULAR

                                                MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL AT 6:00 P.M.,

                                                ON THE 18th DAY OF JANUARY, 2011, AT THE REGULAR

MEETING PLACE OF SAID MAYOR AND COUNCIL, AT CITY

                                                HALL, TOWN OF VINTON, LOUISIANA, AND THAT

                                                IMMEDIATELY AFTER SAID PUBLIC HEARING THE COUNCIL

WILL CONSIDER ADOPTION OF SAID ORDINANCE.

 

                                Ricky Fox, Chief of Police gave the monthly Police Department report.

 

                                Upon the recommendation of Chief Fox, it was moved by Council Member Merchant that Melinda Broussard be made a regular employee effective December 27, 2010.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                Terry Vice, Director of Public Works, gave the monthly public works and electrical department reports.

 

                                Mr. Vice discussed the inspection report he received on 901 Williams Road from the Parish Inspector.  He reported that it was the recommendation of the inspector that the structure located at 901 Williams Road be demolished due to its dilapidated, unsafe condition.

 

                                After a lengthy discussion, it was moved by Council Member Bujard to proceed with the notification to the property owner of 901 Williams Road, as directed in the ordinance.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin and carried.

 

                                Jerry Merchant, Fire Chief gave the monthly fire and civil defense reports.

 

                                Mrs. Mary Chiasson discussed an issue regarding the late charges that were assessed to Communicom customers in the Town of Vinton when bills were not sent to those customers.

 

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

                                                                                                                ______________________________

                                                                                                                                Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

___________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk