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Minutes of the Regular Meeting April 6, 2010
Apr 14, 2010 --

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY
April 9, 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. Ret. Judge Graydon Kitchens opened with prayer and Mr. Jim Ritchie led in the Pledge. 
 
Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Jimmy Thomas to add to the agenda #8D Heflin Fire Department appointments. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Jim Bonsall to adopt the minutes from the March 2, 1010 Road Committee Meeting, and the March 2, 2010 Regular Meeting.
 
Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve invoices for payment pending review of the committee. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. Steve Duggan moved, seconded by Mr. Jim Bonsall to approve the holding of an election to authorize the levy of special tax for Fire Protection District # 10, Minden. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to adopt Webster Parish Ordinance # 993- setting the franchise fee to be paid by those entities providing cable, etc outside of the municipalities of Webster Parish. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison to reappoint Mrs. Fran Harvey, Executive Director of the Webster Parish Police Jury Office of Community Services for a one year term. Motion carried unanimously.
 
The next item on the agenda is 1st Quarter 2010 Budget Amendments for the operating budget of the Webster Parish Police Jury.   Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Jim Bonsall to approve the amendments as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Board Appointments as presented by the Board of Commissioners were as follows:
                Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to approve the reappointment of Mr. Warren N. Pearson, Jr. for a two year term (July 2012); reappointment of Ms. Gradie Ward for a three year term(2013); appointment of Mr. Stanley Brown for a four year term (2014); the reappointment of Mr. Lee Ware for a two year term (2012); accept the resignation of Ms. Betty Ballard effective March 8, 2010; and to appoint Ms. Josephine Sutis to fill the unexpired three year term of Betty Ballard (2012)for the Doyline Waterworks District # 1. Motion carried unanimously.
 
                Mr. Steve Lemmons moved, seconded by Mr. Jim Bonsall to approve the appointment of Mr. James Allan Strickland to a two year term (March 2012; and to appoint Mr. Jeffery William Lair to a one year term (March 2012) for the Webster Parish Fire Protection District # 4. Motion carried unanimously.
 
                Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve the reappointment of Mr. Jessie Lee to a two year term (2012) for the Shongaloo Fire Protection District #9. Motion carried unanimously.
 
                Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to approve the reappointment of Mr. Joe Lynn Robinson to a two year term (June 1, 2012); and the re-appointment of Mr. Scott Mizell to a two year term (June 1, 2012) for the Heflin Fire Protection District # 12. 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
Joan Almond                                           LSU Ag Center, Minden
Tommy Benton                                       Webster Parish Landfill
 
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.
 
Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve the action of the Administrative Committee Meeting held earlier today. Motion carried unanimously.
 
There being no further business to bring before the Jury, the Meeting adjourned.
 
 
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Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                                 Charles R. Walker
Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                 President
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY
ORDINANCE # 993                 
 
AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE FRANCHISE FEE TO BE PAID BY THOSE ENTITIES PROVIDING CABLE OR VIDEO SERVICE WITHIN WEBSTER PARISH MUNICIPAL LIMITS, OUTSIDE OF THE MUNICIPALITES OF WEBSTER, UNDER A STATE – GRANTED FRANCHISE AUTHORITY AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.
 
                WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of the Consumer Choice for Television Act of 2008, codified at LSA-R.S. 45:1361 et seq, any person or entity desiring to provide cable or video services with Webster Parish may do so by obtaining a state-issued certificate of franchise authority:
 
                WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of LSA-R.S. 45:1366, the holder of a state-issued certificate of franchise authority for cable or video service is required to pay a franchise fee to a governing authority in which it operates upon the passage of an ordinance by the governing authority setting such a fee: and
 
                WHEREAS, there are person or entities which operate or desire to operate cable or video services within Webster Parish and areas outside of municipalities.
 
                BE IT THEREFORE ORDAINED by Webster Parish Police Jury of Webster Parish, State of Louisiana, that all persons or entities providing cable or video services to the citizens of Webster Parish pursuant to a state-issued certificate of franchise authority as provided in LSA-R.S. 45:1361 et seq shall, pursuant to the provisions of LSA-R.S. 45:1366, pay Webster Parish a franchise fee equal to 3% of the cable or video service provider’s gross revenues, as that term is defined by the “Consumer Choice for Television Act of 2008,” derived from operation within Webster Parish municipal limits, and outside of the municipalities of Webster Parish.
 
                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all ordinances and resolution in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, except those approving any cable or video franchise agreement in force and effect between Webster Parish and any cable or video service provider.
 
                THUS INTRODUCED at the regular meeting of the Police Jury of the Parish of Webster, Louisiana on              April 6,                    , 2010.
 
                THUS ADOPTED at the regular meeting of the Police Jury of the Parish of Webster, Louisiana on    April 6                     , 2010 on motion of    C. C. Cox       , duly second by    Steve Lemmons                      and adopted by the following vote:
 
 
                For:         12                            Against: 0                             Absent:  0             
 
 
 
 
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Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                    Charles R. Walker
Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                   President
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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