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Minutes May 7, 2013
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MINUTES OF THE ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

May 7, 2013

 

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

MEMBERS ABSENT:                   NONE

 

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

 

Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton add the following items to the agenda:

4.  Discussion – Mosquito spraying

5.  Discussion – property in Cullen City Limits

6. Sarepta Track at the school.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Lemmons moved, seconded by Mr. Jim Bonsall to approve a request from the Village of Dubberly for assistance with filling potholes on Airport Road with any cost to come from municipality funding.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to repair potholes on Coyle Street and Municipal Drive, clean ditches on both sides of the road from 126 Slack Street to Hwy 2, using municipality funding.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Perry Kirkland moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to assist Webster Parish Fire District #7 with removing debris at the voting precinct/fire station located at 11217 Hwy 80 and McIntyre Road.  The debris was from the Easter storms.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Discussion of mosquito spraying.

 

Mr. Ray Lee Mills, Interim Mayor requested that the Jury assist the Town of Cullen with a health hazard concern within the Town limits.    Mr. Allen Gilbert moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to have Mr. Holloway do an evaluation of the property to determine the cost, utilities to be moved, etc..  Also, the office will need to determine if any of the property is adjudicated to the Parish or Town, after this determination, the Police Jury will declare if the condition of the property qualifies it as a health hazard.  The property is located at:  418 and 424 Lee Street, Cullen, LA.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas told the committee that there is a request pending from the School Board to assist with the track field at the Jr. High School.  Paperwork is still pending.

 

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

May 7, 2013

 

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

MEMBERS ABSENT:  NONE

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:  To hear comments concerning the adoption of Webster Parish Ordinance # 1006, which sets the franchise fee to be paid by those entities proving cable or video service outside of the municipalities of Webster Parish.

There were no comments from the public.

 

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall, President called the meeting to order and asked COL Carl Thompson to open the meeting with prayer and Mr. Sam Mims led in the pledge of allegiance. 

 

Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Walker to add to the agenda # 10.3- District # 11, Town of Sibley, cost related to “Clean up Day”, $200.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Bonsall asked for audience comments.  There were no audience comments concerning the agenda.

 

Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to approve the minutes of the April 2, 2013: Administrative Committee Meeting, the Road Committee Meeting, and the Regular Meeting as well as the April 24, 2013 Special Called Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Mr. Randall Lilak with Altec Environmental Services spoke to the Jury concerning an application for conversion of Nelson SWD #1 to a Commercial SWD facility.  Mr. Lilak addressed concerns of local residents as well as Jurors over the infrastructure, traffic and safety related to accessing the well.  The residents of the area have requested to be notified of the Public Hearing and that the Public Hearing is held in Minden and not in Baton Rouge.  Mr. Lilak stated that the Public Hearing will be held locally.

No action taken.

 

The next item on the agenda is a presentation by Rev. Kenneth Wallace of the Minden Branch of the NAACP.  Rev Wallace read a letter to the Jury requesting that the Jury apologize for the beating death of a Minden man 67 years ago.  Mr. Jim Bonsall responded that the Jury would take the matter under advisement and that he would get back with Rev.  Wallace on his request.  Rev.  Wallace asked that the record reflect that he will continue to come to the Jury for a response.  There was no action taken.

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to adopt Webster Parish Ordinance # 1006 as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Allen Gilbert moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to approve high content alcohol permit for the Springhill Country Club.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The next item on the agenda is to approve bid for the McIntyre Community House property that was opened on May 6, 2013.  There were two bids, but one bid did not meet the minimum bid requirement.  The other bid met specifications, Woods Tank bid for $4,500.00.  Mr. Perry Kirkland moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Walker to approve the bid as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to approve the following Recreational Fund expenditures:

District #2, to purchase chairs for the Cullen Senior Center for $265.16.

District #2, to purchase air conditioner for the Cullen Senior Center for $699.00.

District #11, to pay cost associated with the Town of Sibley “Clean up Day” for $200.00. 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Jerri De ‘Pingre with the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce spoke to the Jury about an upcoming event, “Sporting Clays Tournament” at the Los Paloma Sporting Range and Event Center in Benton.  Mrs. De ‘Pingre urged Jurors and guest to participate in this event.

 

 

 

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REGULAR MEETING

May 7, 2013

 

 

COMMENTS:

Mary Whitaker                                     WPPJ Office of Community Services

Wanda Finley                                       Head Start, Webster Parish

Beverly Hammett                                 Webster Parish Library

Susan Baird                                          Webster Parish Humane Association

Joan Almond                                        LSU Ag Center, Webster Parish

COL Carl Thompson                             Camp Minden

John Stanley                                         Webster Parish OEP/Homeland Security Director

 

Shawn Hatcher, Youth Challenge Director for Camp Minden was recognized.  Mr. Hatcher had several of the Cadets in attendance to see local government at work.  The Cadets introduced themselves and told their hometown.

 

Retired Judge Graydon Kitchens asked to address the Jury as a concerned citizen.  Judge Kitchens responded to the request of Rev. Wallace from the NAACP for an apology for the death of John C. Jones and injured Albert Harris Jr.  Judge Kitchens acknowledged that he did not want to minimize the terrible atrocity that occurred in 1946 as reported.  Judge Kitchens then continued to tell of an incident involving his daughter and the carjacking and kidnapping two weeks ago.  Judge Kitchens asked that the Jury deny the request of an apology, as individuals are accountable for their own actions.

  

Mr. Allen Gilbert expressed his appreciation to Mary Whitaker and to Wanda Finley for their commitment to the community. 

 

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

 

Mr. Charles Odom stated that he was proud to be a Webster Parish Police Juror and he appreciated all comments presented.

 

Ms. Vera Davison commended Mrs. Whitaker on her dedication.  She then reported on attending a Homeland Security meeting with John Stanley, Parish Director HS/OEP.  The 4-H Awards banquet was held last week, and she was honored to attend.  Ms. Davison then presented an award that was given to Mr. Walker for the Webster Parish Police Jury for support of 4-H in Webster Parish.

 

The President, Mr. Jim Bonsall thanked all that attended today’s meeting. 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                       

Ronda Carnahan                                               Vera Davison

Secretary-Treasurer                                           Vice-President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

ORDINANCE #     1006 of 2013  

An Ordinance setting the franchise fee to be paid by those entities providing cable or video service outside of themunicipalities of Webster Parish under a state-granted franchise authority otherwise providing with respect thereto. 

 

WHEREAS,           pursuant to the provisions of the Consumer Choice for Television Act of 2008, codified at  LSA-RS. 45:1361 et. Seq. any person or entity desiring to provide cable or video services outside of the municipalities of 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 local government in which it operates upon the passage of an ordinance by that government setting such a fee; and

 

WHEREAS,           there are persons or entities which operate or desire to operate cable or video services outside of the municipalities of Webster Parish.

 

BE IT THEREFORE ORDAINED                       by the Police Jury of Webster Parish, State of Louisiana, that all persons or entities providing cable or video services to the citizens that reside outside of the municipalities 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 the Webster Parish Police Jury a franchise fee equal to ½ of 1% 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 operations within the limit of Webster Parish outside of the Webster Parish municipalities.

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED,           that all ordinances and resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, except those approving any cable or video franchise agreement in force and effect between the Webster Parish Police Jury and any cable or video service provider.

 

This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force immediately after its adoption.

 

Said ordinance having been introduced on April 2, 2013 by                           Perry Kirkland and duly seconded by Allen Gilbert – Motion carried             , notices of public hearing having been published on

               April 10, 2013                                                    , and public hearing having been held, the title having been read and Ordinance unanimously considered, on motion by            Bruce Blanton        and seconded by                   Jerri Lee                                       , to adopt the Ordinance.

YEAS:    12

NAYS:    0

ABSENT:               0

 

Whereupon Webster Parish Ordinance # 1006 was duly adopted on                              May 7, 2013          .

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                                                                                                         Jim Bonsall, President

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Ronda C. Carnahan, Secretary-Treasurer

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BID TABULATION

 

Property that is the former site of the

McIntyre Community House

Monday, May 6, 2013 – 2:00 P.M.

 

BID REQUIREMENTS

BID ENVELOPE:                        Bid must be placed in a Sealed Envelope and Must be Clearly Marked – “SEALED BID FOR McIntyre Property” on the outside of the Bid Envelope.

 

MINIMUM BID REQUIRED:                             A minimum Bid of $4,500.00 is required.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:     Acknowledgement #1:  Along the West side of the property  (the line that runs between the North and the South  right of way of US Hwy 80)  A private fence belonging to William and Donna Renz that encroaches over the line, is allowed to remain in place for the useful life of the fence.

Acknowledgement #2:  The successful bidder is obligated to

the immediate and continuing maintenance obligation of the above described property.

 

TABULATION:

 

1- Woods Tank, Inc.                      Shane Woods                                  $4,500.00

 

2- Larry Woods                                                                                                          $1,500.00*

                                                            *This bid did not meet bid requirement of minimum bid.

 

 

Recommend that the bid of $4,500.00 be approved – Woods Tank, Inc.

At the Regular Meeting of the Webster Parish Police Jury- May 7, 2013

 

 

  

 

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