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Minutes January 6, 2015- Regular Meeting
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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

January 6, 2015 – 10:30 a.m.

 

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

 

 

COL Carl Thompson opened the meeting with Prayer and Jim Bonsall led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

The first item on the agenda is the election of officers:

 

Mr. Charles Walker moved, to reappoint Mr. Jim Bonsall to the office of President of the Webster Parish Police Jury for the year 2015.  There being no other nominations, Mr. Charles Odom seconded the motion to appoint Jim Bonsall.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Charles Walker moved, to reappoint Ms. Vera Davison to the office of Vice President of the Webster Parish Police Jury for the year 2015.  There being no other nominations, Mr. Daniel Thomas seconded the motion.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Bonsall and Ms. Davison expressed their appreciation.

 

Mr. Bonsall then asked for additions to the agenda.  Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Walker to add the following:

17.  Add Cullen Recreation District #6 board appointment

18.  Add Emergency Resolution for the Town of Doyline

Motion carried unanimously.

 

During the audience comments section, Mrs. Jerri D ‘Pingre invited the Jurors to attend the annual Chamber Banquet celebrating Chamber Legends on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Minden Civic Center.

There were no comments concerning the agenda.

 

Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to set the day and time for the Webster Parish Police Jury Regular meetings to be the 1stTuesday of the Month at 10:30 a.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to adopt the 2015 signature Resolution granting authority to the President, the Secretary-Treasurer, and the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer for documents and financial matters of the Police Jury.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Perry Kirkland moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to adopt the minutes of the December meetings as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Mrs. Carnahan presented the final budget amendments for the 2014 budget.  There were two transfers of funds that had to be made prior to close out.  Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve the amendments as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri M. Lee to approve the 2015 budget with actual brought forward figures.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The next item on the agenda, WPPJ Office of Community Services:

            Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to reappoint Mrs. Mary Whitaker, Executive Director of the WPPJ OCS for the year 2015.  Motion carried.  Mr. Odom abstained.

 

            Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve Signature Resolution for the WPPJ OCS with Mary Whitaker having authority to sign documents.  Motion carried.  Mr. Odom abstained

 

            Mr. Perry Kirkland moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve the 5311 Grant Resolution as presented.  Motion carried.  Mr. Odom abstained.

 

 

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Regular Meeting – January 6, 2015

 

Public Works:

            Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve the bid tabulation recommendations of the Public Works Director, Mr. Teddy Holloway for Road Construction Materials 2015 pending legal review.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded Mr. Charles Walker to approve the 2015 Beer and Video Poker Permit renewals as presented:

VIDEO POKER:

Two Jacks Casino                     2193 Hwy 532, Minden, LA 71055

Pot O ’Gold                              230 Goodwill Rd. Minden, LA   71055

Minden Truck stop & Casino    1629 LA Hwy 531, Minden, LA  71055

Timberland Truck stops            26026 Hwy 371, Sarepta, LA 71071

BEER:

E-Z Mart                                  16545 Hwy 371, Sarepta, LA 71071

Shongaloo Crossroad Lounge    13529 Hwy 159, Shongaloo, LA 71072

Shongaloo Crossroad Deli         13531 Hwy 159, Shongaloo, LA 71072

Sawmill Lounge                       26026 Hwy 371, Sarepta, LA  71071

Timberland Truck stop, LLC     26026 Hwy 371 Sarepta, LA 71071

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve the purchase of Webster Parish Assessment # 122645 for $391.93; by adjoining adjudicated property owner as attest by landowner and neighbors.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve LGAP applications as presented:

a- Sarepta Water Works District            $25,000.00 for 6” waterlines

b- Blocker Water System                       $35,000.00 to purchase a new water tower.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Randy Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Walker to call a special election for the March 28, 2015 Primary Election, and General Election date of May 2, 2015 with qualifying period to be February 4, 5, 6, 2015 to fill the seat of the office of Constable, Justice of the Peace District 1, Parish of Webster, Louisiana for the term of office beginning on January 1, 2015; and to appoint Mr. Heath Sexton (mailing address 267 Sexton Drive, Shongaloo, Louisiana   71037) to fill the vacancy until an election is held.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve the recommendation from the Town of Cullen to re-appoint Mr. Lawrence Williams to a one year term.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to approve an emergency resolution to remove a tree that had fallen in a road drainage ditch.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

COMMENTS:

Mary Whitaker, WPPJ OCS

Wanda Finley, Head Start

Beverly Hammett, WP Library

Lynn Dorsey, WP Convention and Visitors Bureau

COL Carl Thompson, WP Assessor’s Office

John Stanley, WP Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

 

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

Heath Sexton expressed his appreciation to the Jury for the appointment to Constable, Justice of the Peace District 1 to fill the unexpired term until an election is called.

 

Becky Shelley Sherrod spoke to the Jury and stated that she would seek the District 12 seat of the Police Jury upon Mr. Walker’s retirement.

 

JUROR COMMENTS:

Mr. Charles Odom expressed his thanks to the Library for their commitment to the City by participation in Tour of Homes, Christmas decorations, and many other projects.

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Regular Meeting – January 6, 2015- Continued:

 

Vera Davison extended a special thank you to Mrs. Whitaker, COL Thompson, and Mr. Walker for all of their assistance during the year and looks forward to working together again this year.

 

Daniel Thomas told the Jury that he appreciated all of the calls and support during this past year.

 

Jerri M. Lee stated that she felt the Jury had had a profitable and productive year and applauded the support agencies for their assistance.

 

Charles Walker stated that this would be his last year to serve on the Webster Parish Police Jury.  He thanked all support agencies as well as staff and fellow Jurors for all they do for the citizens of Webster Parish.

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall then gave his closing remarks, and expressed his appreciation for the support he received during the year and during his term as President.

 

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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