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Minutes August 6, 2013
Minutes August 6, 2013
Aug 12, 2013 --
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY
August 6, 2013
MEMBERS: Jim Bonsall, President; Vera Davison, Vice President; Charles Walker; Steve Ramsey; Bruce Blanton; Perry Kirkland; Steve Lemmons; Jerri Lee; Charles Odom; Randy Thomas;. Allen Gilbert; and Daniel Thomas
Mr. Jim Bonsall, President called the meeting to order and asked Ret. COL Carl Thompson to open the meeting with prayer and Mr. Bonsall led in the pledge of allegiance.
Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to make the following additions to the agenda: To correct on the agenda – 7-D, is George Taylor Road, not George Thomas Road; to add 7-H. Two Resolutions from Doyline. Motion carried unanimously.
There were no comments concerning the agenda.
Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to adopt the minutes of the July 2, 2013 Intergovernmental Committee Meeting, the Road Committee Meeting, and the Regular Meeting, and the July 15, 2013 Special Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Mrs. Margie Williamson, CPA; Allen, Green, and Williamson CPA firm presented the 2012 financial audit of the Webster Parish Police Jury. The audit report included the Webster Parish Police Jury, the Webster Parish Library, the Webster Parish Office of Community Services, and the Webster Parish E-911. There was an unqualified opinion for the report, a clean audit report.
Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison to approve the audit report as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Carlos Irizarry, Webster Parish Coroner addressed the Jury. Dr. Irizarry presented a report on his financials as well as read a letter that he had written to the Jury that outlined the problems with meeting his budget, and he stated that the Coroner’s Office had an $8,000.00 short fall for the month. There was discussion that followed. Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Walker to provide the $8,000.00 requested by the Coroner’s office with the understanding that the Police Jury and the Coroner will meet to work out the financial requirements for the office. Motion carried unanimously.
The next item on the agenda is the Public Works agenda items:
A. 1-Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to fill a well located on a parcel of adjudicated property in the Town of Sarepta because the well presents a danger to citizens. Motion carried unanimously.
A. 2- Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to declare surplus the parcel # 122937 adjudicated property located in Sarepta, Louisiana, and add this parcel to the list to be sold by sealed bid.
B. Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Walker to set 20 MPH from end to end on the McCary Road, District 11. Motion carried unanimously.
C. Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to approve a Resolution from the Village of Heflin to resurface Carey Lane using municipality funding. Motion carried unanimously.
D. Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to approve a request to set 35 MPH from end to end on the George Taylor Road, and to place Children at Play signs at both ends of the road. Motion carried unanimously.
E. Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to set the speed limit at 15 MPH from end to end on the Bob White Loop and to place Watch for Children signs on the road. Motion carried
F. Mr. Charles Walker Moved, Seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to asphalt the section of Jess Easley Trail that is dirt using Road District A funding. Motion carried unanimously.
G. Mr. Randy Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to 2-shot surface the Haynes Road using Road District A funding. Motion carried unanimously.
H. Two Resolutions were presented for approval. Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to approve the two resolutions: A. repair the shoulders of Agape Lane and repair the road surface of Agape Lane with iron ore base followed by a layer of gravel and grading from Hwy 163 to the
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Bridge on Agape Lane. Funding will be from municipality funding with any balance paid by the Village. Motion carried unanimously. B. To base with iron ore and a layer of gravel with grading on Stanley Street, 770 Fuller from Hwy 163 to the “Y”, and Alex Fuller Road. Funding will be from municipality funding with any balance paid by the Village. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to approve board appointments presented by the Springhill Fire District #11: Vickie Kinchen to replace Bryan Montgomery and Tanya Capps to replace Joey Motondo. These board members rotated off. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to approve the following recreational funding:
District # 11 to approve $872.42 for the Town of Heflin to make repairs to the Heflin ball field.
District # 3, to approve $773.00 for the Town of Sarepta to help with the purchase of a stove for the Sarepta Community House. Motion carried unanimously.
The next item on the agenda is the Ware Youth Center. A request was made by the Center to increase the Parish’s funding. Schuyler Marvin, Webster Parish District Attorney asked that the Jury put this item on hold until he could do some research into funding options.
Mary Whitaker Webster Parish PJ Office of Community Services
Beverly Hammett Webster Parish Library
Lynn Dorsey Webster Parish Convention and Tourism
Lisa Holmes Webster Parish, LSU Ag Center, 4-H program
Ret. COL Carl Thompson
John Stanley Webster Parish OEP/ Homeland Security
Nichole Frazier Springhill City Council, Alderman
Mr. Allen Gilbert expressed his appreciation to Ms. Frazier for attending the Police Jury Meeting.
Mrs. Jerri Lee expressed her appreciation to Beverly Hammett and the Library Board for being good stewards of Parish Funds.
Mr. Jim Bonsall gave closing remarks.
There being no further business to bring to the Jury, the meeting adjourned.
Ronda C. Carnahan Jim Bonsall
Webster Parish Police Jury - Webster Parish Courthouse Annex
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