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Minutes- March 2012
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MINUTES OF THE ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

March 6, 2012 9:00 A.M.

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey called the meeting to order and asked that Ret. Judge Graydon Kitchens open the meeting with prayer.  Mr. Ramsey then asked for additions to the agenda.

 

Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to add the agenda:

            #4.  Permission to go on land

               #5.  Dogwood Drive

               #6.  Employee, Unit II

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to set the speed limit on the Miller Briarwood Road to 15 MPH.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Perry Kirkland moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve a Resolution from the Town of Sibley for assistance with the City Wide Clean Up, to use the Litter Crew that is contracted from the Sheriff by the Police Jury, the Parish litter van, etc.  All cost associated with the day including the paying of the deputy to guard the crew, gas, equipment cost, materials, etc. will be paid from Mr. Steve Ramsey’s discretionary funding.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas wanted the committee to be aware that he had used his discretionary funding to assist the Town of Sarepta with the purchase of a digital sign.  When going through Sarepta please notice the sign.

 

Mr. Perry Kirkland moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve a Resolution from the Town of Cotton Valley to allow for the installation of culverts within the city limits for the year 2012.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Teddy Holloway explained the need to go onto private land to cut a tree that had fallen onto the Spring Break Road.  This being an emergency situation, the tree has been cut and that action must be ratified.  Mr. Allen Gilbert moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to ratify the action of going onto private land having landowner consent.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Brad Graff, Parish Engineer, explained the situation on the Dogwood Drive, total base failure that will be very expensive to repair.  Mr. Graff wanted the Jury to be aware that this may be a pending expense that may need to be a project for Block Grant funding.  Due to the failure, heavy equipment cannot be put on the road, ex. pot hole patcher, he recommended that we put crushed stone on the road using a grader to spread- this is for the failure places and to make it a passable road. 

Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mr. Jim Bonsall to accept Mr. Graff’s recommendation for Dogwood Drive.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Teddy Holloway told the committee that an 11-Month employee in Unit 2 has resigned.  Mr. Holloway requested to fill this position.  After discussion, Mr. Ramsey stated that the sub-committee would meet and go over the request and make a decision.

 

Mr. Perry Kirkland asked for discussion concerning the right of way mowing.  He requested that the mowing be to the back slope.  There followed discussion on this.

 

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 6, 2012

 

MEMBERS:           Charles Walker, President; Vera Davison, Vice-President; Bruce Blanton; Allen Gilbert; Randy Thomas; Jim Bonsall; Perry Kirkland; Jerri Lee; Steve Lemmons; Steve Ramsey; Daniel Thomas; and Charles Odom

 

Mr. Charles Walker called the meeting to order and asked Ret. Judge Graydon Kitchens to open the meeting with Prayer and COL Carl Thompson led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mr. Walker then asked for additions to the agenda.  One item was added to the agenda, Mr. Perry Kirkland moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to add Cotton Valley Fire Protection District #8.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Jerri M. Lee  moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton  to adopt the minutes of the February 7, 2012 Road Committee Meeting and the February 7, 2012 Regular Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to approve invoices for payment pending review of the committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to approve the Recreation fund expense for District 7, Village of Dubberly- $500.00, lights for service truck in the water department.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve the Recreation fund expense for District #1- Springhill City Court, $1,000.00 audit expense.  Motion carried with 1 no vote- Mr. Odom.

 

Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Jim Bonsall to advertise for a Public Hearing to hear comments concerning and to inform the public of the issue of Bayou Dorcheat Watershed.  The Public Hearing will be held on March 13, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers at the City of Minden.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Perry Kirkland moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to accept the resignation of Mr. Darwin Parker and Mr. Hershel Jones from the Board of the Cotton Valley Fire Protection District # 8.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

COMMENTS:

Fran Harvey                  Webster Parish Police Jury Office of Community Services

Wanda Finley               Webster Parish Head Start

Beverly Hammett         Webster Parish Library

Susan Baird                  Webster Parish Humane Association

Lisa Holmes                 Webster Parish Office of LSU Ag Center

COL Carl Thompson     National Guard

John Stanley                 Webster Parish Homeland Security/OEP

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Mr. Allen Gilbert expressed his appreciation to Mrs. Wanda Finley and to Mrs. Beverly Hammett for their work with the Children of the Parish.

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to approve the action taken at the Road Committee Meeting that was held earlier today.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Lemmons recognized Mr. Richard “Ricky” Desadier.  Mr. Desadier works with the

4-H Club Youth Shooting Sports.  Discussion followed concerning the Parish entering into an agreement with 4-H Shooting Sports to provide for land that could be used for a shooting range.   This will be brought to the Jury for further action.

 

Mr. Charles Odom reported that he is working on another Recycling Day.  He will announce a date later.

 

 

 

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REGULAR MEETING – MARCH 6, 2012—CONTINUED:

 

 

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee reported on the North West Louisiana Health and Human Services District meeting that she has attended.  Mrs. Lee then urged all of the Jurors to attend the Public Hearing on March 13, 2012 to discuss water resources in Webster Parish.

 

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:

No comments.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                   Charles Walker

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                   President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

March 16, 2012

 

MEMBERS:           Charles Walker, President; Vera Davison, Vice-President; Allen Gilbert; Randy Thomas; Jim Bonsall; Perry Kirkland; Jerri Lee; Steve Lemmons; Steve Ramsey;  and Charles Odom.

ABSENT:               Bruce Blanton and Daniel Thomas

Mr. Charles Walker called the meeting to order and asked Mrs. Jerri Lee to open the meeting with prayer.

 

At the March 6, 2012 Police Jury Meeting, the Jury voted to accept the resignation of Mr. Darwin Parker and Mr. Hershel Jones from the Board of the Cotton Valley Fire Protection District # 8.   Both of these board members are the Police Jury appointments to the Cotton Valley Fire Protection District #8.   Mr. Perry Kirkland moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to appoint Mr. Robert Pyles and Mr. Robert (Bob) Kilburn to fill the vacated Police Jury appointments to the Cotton Valley Fire District #8 Board of Directors.  The two appointments are for a 2 year term.

 

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

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                 Charles R. Walker

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MINUTES OF THE WORKSHOP MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

March 28, 2012

 

MEMBERS:           Charles Walker, President; Vera Davison, Vice-President; Bruce Blanton; Allen Gilbert; Randy Thomas; Jim Bonsall; Perry Kirkland; Jerri Lee; Steve Lemmons; Daniel Thomas; and Steve Ramsey.

ABSENT:               Charles Odom

 

Mr. Charles Walker called the meeting to order and asked Mrs. Jerri Lee to open the meeting with prayer.  Ms. Vera Davison led in the pledge of allegiance.

 

Mr. Walker then asked for additions to the agenda.  There were no additions to the agenda.  There were no comments on the agenda.

 

The first item on the agenda is the 2012-2013 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana renewal.  The renewal is 14.5% increase from last year’s premium.  Mr. Jim Ritchie, Agent made the presentation for Blue Cross and then went over options that the Jury would have to off- set the increase.  Mr. Ritchie also discussed with the Jury the ramifications of becoming un-grandfathered under the new health care laws.  Some of the options that were presented were to do away with the current Retiree’s plan and set up individual plans for those Retirees on Medicare; to increase employee contributions by no more than 5% to stay within the allowable amount to remain grandfathered; to make any increase effective at the first of 2013, no increases immediately; and to change the policy on Jury reimbursement on deductible.  There was no action taken at this meeting.

 

Concerning the Road Policies that were for discussion: 

Culvert Installation Policy- to keep the existing policy.

Municipality Funding:  To present two options for consideration at the April Meeting.  1- To have municipality funds cover the total project- Materials, Labor, Equipment, and Fuel.

2- To have municipality funds cover only Materials, the Jury will pick up cost of Labor Equipment and Fuel.

Recreation Funds:  To set the Recreation funds at $1,000.00 per Juror effective immediately.

Cooperative Endeavors:  Endeavors calculated at total cost for Road Work.  The requesting agency will be responsible for total cost.  Municipality Funds may be used toward the cost.

 

There was no action taken on the Policy recommendations.  The Policy will be presented for a vote at the April Meeting.

 

There being no further business to bring to the committee, the meeting adjourned

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                 Charles R. Walker

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                President

 

  

 

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