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Minutes June 4, 2013
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MINUTES OF THE ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

June 4, 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 called the Road Committee to order and asked Jerri Lee to open the meeting with prayer.

 

Mr. Charlie Walker moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to add a resolution from the Village of Doyline for culvert repair. Motion carried unanimously.

 

The first item on the agenda is discussion of work at North Webster Jr. High School Track. The Webster Parish School Board will pay the jury $3,408.50 to construct a track on the property of North Webster Junior High School in Sarepta. Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Charlie Walker moved seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve a resolution from the Town of Sibley to overlay N.E. Natchitoches Street from the railroad tracks to N.E. 2nd Street using municipality funding with any expense over municipal funding will be paid by the Town of Sibley.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Walker to approve a Resolution from the Town of Sibley to overlay Frazier Street using municipal funding with any overages paid by the Town of Sibley.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Jerri M. Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Jim Bonsall to approve a Resolution from the Town of Sibley to do ditching of Frazier Street, S.E. 5th Street and S.E. 6th Street using municipal funding with any overages paid by the Town of Sibley.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The next item on the agenda is quotes for recycling.  Mr. Teddy Holloway stated that he had requested quotes to recycle Allen Drive from Old Highway 80 going north, 5280 feet.  Mr. Holloway stated that he had received two quotes, with the low quote from Newt Brown Contractors for $6,300.00 per road at estimated hours of work being 10.  Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to approve the low quote.

 

Mr. Steve Lemmons moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to approve tree trimming for 5 days using Road District A funding under previous quote approved from Shull Tree Service. Motion passed with one opposition from Mr. Charlie Walker.

 

Mr. Charlie Walker moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to approve a Resolution from the Village of Doyline to repair a culvert located at the intersection of Watson and Ward Streets using municipality funding with any expense over municipal funding will be paid by the Village of Doyline. Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

Lisa Balkom                                                                 Steve Ramsey

Asst. Secretary-Treasurer                                              Chairman

 

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

June 4, 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

 

 

 

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Regular Meeting continued:

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall, President called the meeting to order and asked Judge Graydon Kitchens to open the meeting with prayer and David Flinn, Webster Parish Youth Challenge,  led in the pledge of allegiance. 

 

There were no additions to the agenda.

Mr. Bonsall then asked for comments concerning the agenda items. 

 

Javon Branch spoke to the Jury concerning the agenda item, Rev. Kenneth Wallace, NAACP, Minden Chapter.  Mr. Branch made comments in support of the NAACP request for apology from the Jury in reference to an incident that happened in 1946 to John C. Jones and Albert Harris, Jr.

 

Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to adopt the minutes of the May 7, 2013 Road Committee and Regular Meeting of the Webster Parish Police Jury.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Allen Gilbert moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve invoices for payment pending review of the committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The next item on the agenda is response by the Webster Parish Police Jury to a request from the Minden Branch of the NAACP, Rev. Kenneth Wallace.  Mr. Jim Bonsall; President stated that the Jury had made a unanimous decision to take no action in reference to request for an apology on an incident that happened many years ago.  Rev. Wallace was not in attendance.  Mr. Bonsall asked if anyone wanted to speak on his behalf.  No comment.

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve the low bid for a Large Asphalt Paver pending legal review and budget requirements.  The bid will be opened on June 7, 2013.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to approve low bid for the Legal Journal of the Parish pending legal review.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Walker to approve budget amendments as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

COMMENTS:

Wanda Finley                                       Head Start, Webster Parish

Beverly Hammett                                 Webster Parish Library

Susan Baird                                          Webster Parish Humane Association

Joan Almond                                        LSU Ag Center, Webster Parish

Lynn Dorsey                                         Webster Parish Convention and Tourism

COL Carl Thompson                             Camp Minden

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall recognized that Rev. Kenneth Wallace had come into the meeting, and asked if he would like to speak.  Reverend Wallace then read a response stating that he was disappointed in the Jury’s position to not act upon his request. 

 

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.

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey asked that the action taken at the Road Committee Meeting held earlier today be approved.  Mr. Steve Lemmons moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to approve the action as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee stated that she had attended an Economic Empowerment Seminar for minorities, and had obtained some good information that she will share with the community. 

 

Mr. Bonsall then thanked all who attended and there being no further business to bring to the Jury, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

                                                                                                                       

Ronda C. Carnahan                                           Jim Bonsall

Secretary-Treasurer                                           President

 

  

 

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