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Minutes from the Regular Meeting January 9, 2012
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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

January 9, 2012

 

10:15AM:  Honorable Judge Harmon R. Drew, Jr. administered the Oath of Office to the following newly elected Police Jurors of the Webster Parish Police Jury:

2012 – 2015 TERM OF JURORS

District # 1:  Bruce Blanton                 District # 5: Perry Kirkland                                District # 9: Jerri M. Lee

District # 2: Allen Gilbert                    District # 6: Jim Bonsall                      District #10: Vera Davison

District # 3: Daniel Thomas                                District # 7: Steve Lemmons                               District #11: Steve Ramsey

District # 4: Randy Thomas                 District # 8: Charles Odom                  District #12: Charles Walker

 

10:30A.M.               Regular Meeting Convened

 

Mr. Charles Walker, Acting President, called the meeting to order and asked COL Carl Thompson to open the meeting with prayer, and Ms. Jennifer Voisin, Chesapeake Energy, to lead in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Election of Officers for 2012

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to nominate Mr. Charles Walker, President for 2012.  There being no further nominations, Mr. Walker is elected by acclamation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Mr. Walker thanked the Jury for their support.

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to nominate Ms. Vera Davison Vice President for 2012.  There being no further nominations, Ms. Davison is elected by acclamation.  Motion carried unanimously.  Ms. Davison also thanked the Jury for continued support.

 

Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to set the Webster Parish Police Jury date and time of the Regular Scheduled Meetings to be on the first (1st) Tuesday of each month at 10:30 A.M. in the 2nd floor meeting room of the Webster Parish Courthouse, Minden, Louisiana.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to adopt the Signature Resolution for 2012 that authorized the President and the Secretary-Treasurer to sign documents on behalf of the Webster Parish Police Jury.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to add the appointment of the Secretary-Treasurer and the Asst. Secretary-Treasurer to the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.  Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri M. Lee to appoint Ronda Carnahan, Secretary-Treasurer and to appoint Lisa Balkom Asst. Secretary-Treasurer for the term of the Jury January, 2012 to January, 2015, a 4 year term.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to adopt the minutes of the December 6, 2011 Finance Committee and  Road Committee Meeting and the December 6, 2011 Regular Meeting.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve invoices for payment pending review of the committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Jim Bonsall to adopt the 4th quarter 2011 budget amendments of the Webster Parish Police Jury.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Perry Kirkland to adopt the 2012 Budget of the Webster Parish Police Jury with actual 2011 brought forward figures.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve the audit engagement of Allen Green and Williamson to perform the financial audit for the year 2011 for the Webster Parish Police Jury and the component agencies thereof.  Also to approve the engagement of Jamison Wise and Martin, CPA to prepare Trial Balance and other needed CPA functions for the year 2012.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Concerning Public Works Request:  Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to approve an Emergency Resolution from the Town of Sarepta to place rock on levee at the sewer pond to correct wash at the aerators.  This was an emergency situation, and the work has been completed, to ratify the action taken.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolutions for the Community Water Enrichment Grant were presented for:

  • Doyline Water Works - $6,610.00
  • Bistineau Water Works - $34,200.00
  • Germantown Water Works - $35,000.00
  • Jenkins Water Works - $25,000.00

Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to approve the Resolutions as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The next item on the agenda is Board Appointments:

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve the appointments for the Springhill Fire District #11: Joey Montondo to a 2 year term as the Police Jury representative to replace Tony Seney; and to appoint Mr. Bryan Montogomery to a term of one year to fill the position of Danny Mason.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to approve the appointment for the Sarepta Water Board of Mr. Andy Hanson to a 5 year term effective January 7, 2012 pending paperwork from the board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Perry Kirkland moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to approve the appointment for the Dixie Inn Fire District #7 of Mr. Gary Greene to a one year term.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Perry Kirkland moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve the appointment for the Cotton Valley Fire District # 8 of Mr. Hershell Jones to a two year term filling the unexpired term of Mr. Perry Kirkland.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Allen Gilbert moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to approve the call for an election of the Cullen Fire Protection District #6 to authorize the incurring of debt and the issuance of bonds.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to ratify the action of the cooperative endeavor agreement between the Webster Parish Police Jury and the Bossier Parish Police Jury to furnish specified funding for the construction of a pad at the Pine Country Campus located at Camp Minden.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ms. Jennifer Voisin with Chesapeake Energy Corp. spoke to the jury concerning the Chesapeake payment of property taxes as a result of the Haynesville Shane natural gas exploration and development.  Webster Parish will receive $66,981.14 in millages as set by  the parish governing bodies, school boards, municipalities, law enforcement, fire districts and other taxing entities.  Ms. Voisin presented a “check” to the parish representing these funds.

 

 

MONTHLY REPORTS:

Sherburne Sentell, III, ADA                     District Attorney’s Office

Beverly Hammett                                     Webster Parish Library

Lynn Dorsey                                           Webster Parish Convention and Tourism Board

Jerry Madden and Terry Snook                               WPCTB – Board Appointments                                              

COL Carl Thompson                                               LA Military Department, Camp Minden

Debbie Brown                                          Asst. to Representative Gene Reynolds

John Stanley                                            Webster Parish OEP/HS Director

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Jurors expressed their appreciation to all in attendance and to all of the support staff.  Newly elected Jurors expressed their thanks for the opportunity to serve and the support they have received from returning Jurors and Staff.

Special congratulations were extended to the Springhill Knights Basketball Team for their recent victory in the parish wide tournament.

 

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:

 

There being no further business to bring before the Jury, the meeting adjourned.

 

                s/                                                                                                             s/                                            

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                                  Charles Walker

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                 President

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                        The following resolution was offered by __Allen Gilbert_____ and seconded by ____Perry Kirkland________:

RESOLUTION

 

A resolution approving the holding of an election in Cullen Fire Protection District No. 6 of the Parish of Webster, State of Louisiana, on Saturday, April 21, 2012, to authorize the incurring of debt and issuance of bonds therein.

 

                        WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Cullen Fire Protection District No. 6 of the Parish of Webster, State of Louisiana (the "Governing Authority"), acting as the governing authority of Cullen Fire Protection District No. 6 of the Parish of Webster, State of Louisiana (the "District"), adopted a resolution on December 13, 2011, calling a special election in the District on Saturday, April 21, 2012, to authorize the incurring of debt and issuance of bonds therein; and

 

                        WHEREAS, the governing authority of the District has requested that this Police Jury, acting as the governing authority of the Parish of Webster, State of Louisiana, give its consent and authority for the District to hold the aforesaid election, and in the event that the election carries to issue, sell and deliver the bonds provided for therein; and

 

                        WHEREAS, as required by Article VI, Section 15 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, it is now the desire of this Police Jury to approve the holding of said election and in the event that the election carries, to issue, sell and deliver the bonds provided for therein;

 

                        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of the Parish of Webster, State of Louisiana, acting as the governing authority of said Parish, that:

 

                        SECTION 1.  In compliance with the provisions of Article VI, Section 15 of the constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, and in accordance with the request of the Board of Commissioners of Cullen Fire Protection District No. 6 of the Parish of Webster, State of Louisiana, this Police Jury hereby approves the holding of an election in the District, on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at which election there will be submitted the following proposition, to-wit:

 

BOND PROPOSITION

Summary: To authorize not exceeding $600,000 of not exceeding 12 year General Obligation Bonds of Fire Protection District No. 6 for the purpose of acquiring, constructing and improving buildings, machinery and equipment, including fire stations, to be used in giving fire protection to the property in the District, title to which shall be in the public, said bonds to be payable from ad valorem taxes.

 

Shall Cullen Fire Protection District No. 6 of the Parish of Webster, State of Louisiana (the "District"), incur debt and issue bonds to the amount of not exceeding Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000), to run not exceeding twelve (12) years from date thereof, with interest at a rate not exceeding six per centum (6%) per annum, to be sold at par, premium or discount, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing and improving buildings, machinery and equipment, including fire stations, to be used in giving fire protection to the property in the District, title to which shall be in the public; which bonds will be general obligations of the District and will be payable from ad valorem taxes to be levied and collected in the manner provided by Article VI, Section 33 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, and statutory authority supplemental thereto, with an estimated five and one-half mills (5.50) to be levied in the first year of issue to pay said Bonds?

 

                        SECTION 2.  In the event the election carries, this Police Jury does hereby further consent to and authorize the District to issue, sell and deliver the bonds provided for therein.

 

This  resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

MEMBERS:                     YEAS:                     NAYS:                   ABSENT:           ABSTAINING:                                                       

 

Bruce Blanton                      X                                                                                            

Allen Gilbert                        X                                                                                            

Daniel Thomas                                      X                                                                          

Randy Thomas                                      X                                                                          

Perry Kirkland                     X                                                                                            

Jim Bonsall                          X                                                                                            

Steve Lemmons                                     X                                                                          

Charles Odom                      X                                                                                            

Jerri M. Lee                         X                                                                                            

Vera Davison                       X                                                                                            

Steve Ramsey                      X                                                                                            

Charles Walker                                      X                                                                          

 

                        And the resolution was declared adopted on this, the 9th day of January, 2012.

 

             /s/ Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                                                        /s/ Charles Walker           

                                 Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                          President

  

 

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