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Minutes of Regular Meeting June 1, 2010
Minutes of Regular Meeting June 1, 2010
Jun 10, 2010 --
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY
June 1, 2010
MEMBERS PRESENT: Charles Walker, President; Vera Davison, Vice President; Jim Bonsall; Jerri Lee; Steve Duggan; Daniel Thomas; Bruce Blanton; Steve Lemmons; C. C. Cox; Steve Ramsey; Jimmy Thomas; Charles Odom.
Mr. Charles Walker, President, called the meeting to order and asked Ret. Judge Graydon Kitchens to open the meeting with prayer and COL Carl Thompson led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mr. Walker then asked for additions to the agenda. Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to add: 7. DOTD Signature Resolution for WPPJ Office of Community Services; 8. Map Software, Mr. John Stanley; and in the Comments section, Lane Merritt. Motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Jimmy Thomas to adopt the minutes from the May 4, 2010 Road Committee Meeting and the May 4, 2010 Regular Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to approve invoices for payment pending review of the committee. Motion carried unanimously.
Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve the bid for the Official Journal for the year beginning July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2011 upon legal review on June 10, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to advertise for a Public Hearing to hear comments concerning Webster Parish Police Jury Ordinance # 994 – Commercial Vehicle Ordinance. Parish Attorney Patrick Jackson will make some amendments to the ordinance this month. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve a Signature Resolution relative to the DOTD 5311 for the WPPJ Office of Community Services purchase of transportation buses. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. John Stanley updated the Jury on the progress of the Map Software and Mapping. The current equipment cannot handle this software, so Mr. Stanley is currently getting prices on the computers and software that will be need for the conversion. There is grant funding available for this, and he will come back to the Jury for authorization to advertise for the equipment.
Bob Lang Candidate for the United States Senate
Fran Harvey WPPJ Office of Community Services
Wanda Finley WPPJ Head Start
Beverly Hammett WP Library
Lynn Warnock Dorsey WP Tourism
Susan Baird WP Humane Association
Lane Merritt Stream Preservation
COL Carl Thompson Camp Minden, LA Military
John Stanley WPPJ Office of Homeland Security
Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve the action of the Road Committee Meeting held earlier today. Motion carried unanimously.
Daniel Thomas spoke concerning the new information that has been received on water bed land ownership. This could be a concern to all that use Dorcheat, because the water bed land had been thought to be owned by the State, now we have found out that due to a ruling in the 1800, Dorcheat was un-navigable and therefore not owned by the state. Parish Attorney, Patrick Jackson has been asked to look over this ruling for the Parish.
Mr. Steve Duggan told the Jury that he would host an appreciation dinner for the road department employees on July 2, 2010 at the Shongaloo Civic Center.
Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve the action of the Buildings and Grounds Committee Meeting held earlier today. Motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to approve the action of the Finance 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
Webster Parish Police Jury - Webster Parish Courthouse Annex
401 Main St., 1st Floor - P.O. Box 389 - Minden, LA 71058 - (318) 377-7564 Office - (318) 371-2366 Fax