VINTON, LA

                April 20, 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 20th day of April, 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 March, 2010                                                                       $      

                                Total Receipts for March, 2010                                                                   $ 1,043,260.18

                                Total Disbursements for March, 2010                                                      $    905,008.49 

                                Total Bills for March, 2010                                                                            $    

 

 

 

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 Merchant 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 Loyd and carried.

 

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

 

                                Ms. Vice reported that a Resolution is required authorizing the Mayor to enter into the Joint Service Agreement with Gravity Drainage #2 for the purchase of the backhoe and bushhog.

 

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

 

R E S O L U T I O N

                                               

            BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, convened in regular session on the 20th day of April, 2010 do hereby authorize entering into a joint service agreement with the Gravity Drainage District #2 of Ward 7 of Calcasieu Parish, State of  Louisiana, for the sale and purchase of equipment.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, that the Mayor, Kenneth O. Stinson is authorized and empowered to negotiate and enter into the joint service agreement with the Gravity Drainage District #2 of Ward 7 of Calcasieu Parish, State of Louisiana.

            PASSED AND ADOPTED on the date above inscribed.

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                                                              C E R T I F I C A T E

            I, the undersigned, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution, adopted by the Governing Authority of the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, convened in regular session on the 20th day of April, 2010.

                                                                                    _______________________________

                                                                                     Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

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

 

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

 

                                Mayor Stinson presented a list of old equipment/office supplies to the council to be declared surplus property and put up for auction on June 5, 2010.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant that the attached list of equipment/office supplies (Exhibit “A”) be declared as surplus property and the clerk be authorized to advertise that the town will hold auction of surplus property on June 5, 2010.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                Council Member Douga discussed future plans for Venissat Memorial Park and asked for public input regarding outdoor recreational uses for the park.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Douga to table any public meeting or further discussion on the park until a meeting is held with the Ward 7 Recreation Board of Commissioners.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Patin and carried.

 

                                Attorney Minaldi discussed the proposed Joint Services Agreement for Residential Condemnation Inspection with the governing authority.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Bujard to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Joint Service Agreement with the Parish relative to Residential Condemnation Inspections.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                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.

 

                                Mr. Robert Denison requested that the governing authority adopt a resolution accepting the Sabine Pointe Sub-division Plat as submitted.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Merchant to recess the meeting to give the attorney time to prepare the requested resolution.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Loyd and carried.

 

                                It was moved by Council Member Douga that the regular meeting be re-convened.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Bujard and carried.

 

                                After discussion, it was moved by Council Member Merchant that the following Resolution be adopted.  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

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF VINTON

AT ITS APRIL 20, 2010 MEETING        

 

 

WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Vinton has been asked to accept the Plat of Sabine Pointe Subdivision presented to Mr. Terry Vice, Public Works Director of the Town of Vinton by Robert Denison and Russell Denison; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Plat was prepared by Carl Johnson, Registered Land Surveyor No. 4866; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Plat will be filed immediately for record in the Office of the Clerk of Court of Calcasieu Parish.

 

            NO THEREFORE, on the motion of Council Member Loyd, seconded by Council Member Merchant:

 

            BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF VINTON that the Plat of Sabine Pointe Subdivision by Carl Johnson, Registered Land Surveyor No. 4866, is accepted by the Town of Vinton, subject to the following provision and exception;

 

            BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF VINTON that the Town of Vinton does not accept at this time a dedication, in any form or fashion, of the streets, roads, alleys, cul-de-sacs or utilities  of Sabine Pointe Subdivision, and Vinton does not accept responsibility in any form or fashion at this time for the streets, roads, alleys, cul-de-sacs or utilities reflected on the said Plat of Sabine Pointe Subdivision.

 

            APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 20th day of April, 2010

 

                                                                                    ______________________________

                                                                                    Kenneth O. Stinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

____________________________

Mary O. Vice, City Clerk

 

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

 

                                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