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Minutes Special Meeting April 24, 2013
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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

April 24, 2013

 

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

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall called the meeting to order and asked Mrs. Jerri Lee to open the meeting with prayer.  Mr. Bonsall then led in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

Mr. Bonsall then asked for additions to the agenda:  Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to add a report from Mr. Bonsall on the Washington DC trip.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to approve the 2013-2014 Group Insurance renewal.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve the proposed change in benefit package to have the employees contribution be 13% of the premium for the medical portion of the insurance, the dental insurance will be optional and the employee will pay the premium, and one change from the proposal -  the Police Jury will pay the cost of the group life premium until the employee reaches the age of 65, then the life insurance will become optional with the employee being responsible for the cost.  Motion carried pending legal review.  Yes:  Walker, Blanton, Kirkland, D. Thomas, C. Odom, Ramsey, Lemmons, and Gilbert.                    No:  Bonsall, Davison, Lee, and R. Thomas

 

Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to allow 6 months from the date of renewal for the new benefit package provisions to go into effect – November.  The employees will be notified and a meeting with all employees will be scheduled to go over the new policy.  Motion carried pending legal review.  Yes:  Kirkland, D. Thomas, Odom, Ramsey, Lemmons, Gilbert, Davison, Lee, Bonsall, and Gilbert.   No:  Walker and Blanton

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to adopt a Resolution giving Jim Bonsall, President the authority to sign documents on the Lease Purchase agreement for the new tandem diesel dump truck that is being purchased.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Discussion followed concerning road surfacing options, Asphalt versus 2 or 3 shot penetration.  Mr. Teddy Holloway presented figures to support the fact that asphalt surfacing is cost efficient and will hold up better.  Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to advertise for bid for a “used” Lay Down machine and to request a lease purchase agreement.  Mr. Holloway will obtain specifications for advertisement.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Lemmons moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to add tree trimming to the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Lemmons moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to execute the quote from Shull Tree Service and have the tree service do 5 days of work in Road District A, after budget review.  Motion carried unanimously pending legal review. 

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall reported on the trip to Washington DC by himself; Patrick Jackson ADA 26th JDC; Schuyler Marvin- District Attorney; Bill Altimus- BPPJ; and Jimmy Cochran – BPPJ.  The trip entailed meetings with the Louisiana congressional delegation, the Army, and the Dept. of Defense to discuss the situation at Camp Minden and the EXPLO systems. 

 

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

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                       Jim Bonsall

Secretary-Treasurer                                                       President 

 

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