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Minutes of Meetings March 2, 2010
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MINUTES OF THE ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING
WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY
March 2, 2010
 
MEMBERS PRESENT:   Steve Ramsey, Chairman; Steve Lemmons, Vice-Chairman; Steve Duggan; Charles Odom; Jerri Lee; Steve Lemmons; Bruce Blanton; Daniel Thomas; Vera Davison; C. C. Cox; Jim Bonsall; and Charles Walker, President.
 
Mrs. Jerri Lee opened the meeting with prayer.
 
Mr. Steve Ramsey called the Road Committee Meeting to order and asked for additions to the agenda.
 
Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to add the following items to the agenda:
Drainage on Diamond T Road, Resolution for the Town of Doyline, Intergovernmental Committee, and Severance Tax Information.
 
The first item on the agenda is setting speed limit for Parkside Landing roads. Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mr. C. C. Cox to set the speed limit on Parkside Landing to 25 MPH; Clark Drive and Crystal Drive to 15 MPH from end to end. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Jim Bonsall to ratify the action taken on an emergency Resolution from the Town of Sarepta to put SB2 on the Sewer Pond levy in February. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Steve Duggan moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Walker to set the speed limit on Dogwood Trail to 25 MPH from on the West side of LA 159 from end to end. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Duggan to approve a Resolution from the Village of Dixie Inn to use their municipality funding for contracted street improvements. Motion carried unanimously.
 
No action was taken on the Stonewood Extension Road dedication.
 
Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Jimmy Thomas to approve a Resolution from the Town of Sibley for installation of culverts for the Town of Sibley and for its citizens in 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mr. C. C. Cox to approve a Resolution from the Town of Sibley to fill in a well located at 235 NE 4th Avenue. Paperwork completed. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve a Resolution from the Town of Sibley to do ditch work on NE 5th Street. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Ms. Vera Davison presented two Unit I employee matters to the committee. Mr. Ray Jernigan has retired effective February 25, 2010, and Ms. Davison recommended that Michael Miller, an 11-Month employee, be promoted to the position of Truck Driver at salary scale of 6-A, $9.25 per hour. Mr. Miller has his CDL license and is qualified for this position. Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve the recommendation from the Administrative Committee. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to ratify the action taken to correct the drainage problem on Diamond T, the proper paperwork was turned in for access to private property and the work has been completed. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mr. Jimmy Thomas to approve a Resolution from Village of Doyline to repair or replace a culvert located on Pine Grove Road and to clean out the ditches that run alongside Pine Grove Road. Cost for this project will be taken from Doyline Municipality funding. Motion carried unanimously.
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Mr. Daniel Thomas then talked to the committee concerning the Intergovernmental Committee action on the GPS Road Naming. Mr. Thomas told the committee that the Map Books did not arrive as soon as expected, and Teddy Holloway and Pete Colvin will continue to ride the parish roads to verify the information in the Map Books. Mr. Thomas will keep the Jury updated on the progress of this project and a meeting will be held as soon as all of the data is compiled.
 
The next item on the agenda is the proposition that will be on the November ballot concerning the reallocation of Severance Tax funds from the State of Louisiana. The Jury will work to get the word out that this proposition is a reallocation and not a new tax, and that this will bring additional funds back to the parish for use to repair damages to our parish roads caused by the harvesting of natural resources. No action taken.
 
Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to add to the agenda discussion of Truck Permitting for Webster. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Bonsall then discussed the need for a revised “Permit System” for Parish Roads due to the heavy traffic from the oil and gas industry. Mr. Charles Walker, President, then appointed a 5 person committee to work on the “Permit System”: Mr. Jim Bonsall, Mr. Charles Odom, Mr. Daniel Thomas, Mr. Steve Ramsey, and Mr. Charles Walker. This committee will look at various methods of permitting for the parish. 
 
There being no further business to bring before the committee, the meeting adjourned.
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                               
Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                Steve Ramsey
Secretary-Treasurer                                                                 Chairman
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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY
March 2, 2010
 
MEMBERS PRESENT: Charles Walker, President; Vera Davision, Vice President; Jim Bonsall; Steve Ramsey; Daniel Thomas; Jerri Lee; Bruce Blanton; Charles Odom;  C. C. Cox; Steve Lemmons; Jimmy Thomas and Steve Duggan
 
 
 
Mr. Charles Walker called the meeting to order and asked COL Carl Thompson to open the meeting with prayer, and Mr. Tommy Benton led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Mr. Walker then asked for additions to the agenda. Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Duggan to add the following items to the agenda:
#8. Approve Travel for Legislative Day; #5A Pass. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to adopt the minutes of the February 2, 2010 Intergovernmental Committee Meeting, the February 2, 2010 Road Committee Meeting, and the February 2, 2010 Regular Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to award the bid for 1st cut of the Timber located at the Webster Parish Penal Farm property to Timberland Services. The bid submitted was $18.05 per ton and the alternate bid for Bio Mass at $1.55. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Duggan to approve invoices for payment pending review of the committee. Motion carried unanimously.
 
 
 
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Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Jim Bonsall to approve the Resolution submitted by the Town of Cotton Valley to appoint Herman Coleman for the Cotton Valley Fire District #8 from the Town of Cotton Valley. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to ratify the action taken in December, 2009 to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with SWID for Economic Development. The agreement will allow SWID to rent space at the Webster Parish Courthouse Annex for offices of Patriot during the construction of their permanent offices at the South Webster Industrial Park. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Steve Lemmons moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to approve an Intergovernmental Corporative Agreement between the WPPJ and Webster Parish Sewer District #1 relative to the expenditures of LCDBG Funds. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. C. C. Cox to approve expenses for the travel of Jurors to attend Legislative Day activities in Baton Rouge on April 14, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
 
MONTHLY REPORTS:
Fran Harvey                                         WPPJ Office of Community Services
 Wanda Finley                                      WPPJ Head Start
 Beverly Hammett                              Webster Parish Library
Susan Baird                                          Webster Parish Humane
COL Carl Thompson                          LA National Guard – Camp Minden
John Stanley                                         WPPJ Office of Homeland Security/OEP
 
JUROR COMMENTS:
Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to approve the action of the Road Committee Meeting held earlier today. Motion carried unanimously.
 
There being no further business to bring before the Jury, the Meeting adjourned.
 
 
                                                                                                                                               
Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                Charles R. Walker
Secretary-Treasurer                                                                 President

 

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