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Minutes-March 3, 2015
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MINUTES OF THE ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

March 3, 2015 – 9:30 a.m.

 

MEMBERS:           Steve Lemmons; Jim Bonsall; Vera Davison; Perry Kirkland; Bruce Blanton; Jerri Lee; Charles Odom; Daniel Thomas; and Bruce Blanton.

MEMBERS ABSENT: Charles Walker, Steve Ramsey, and Allen Gilbert

 

Mr. Steve Lemmons called the meeting to order and asked Mr. Perry Kirkland to open the meeting with prayer.  Mr. Lemmons then asked for additions to the agenda.

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to add the following items to the agenda:

11.  Tom Brewton Bush-hog contract

12.  Galilee Church Road

13.  Benson Environmental

Motion carried unanimously.

 

The first item on the agenda is the Recycle bins.  Mr. Odom explained that the bins are made by the Road Department Staff when they are unable to work outside of the shop.  Funding for the bins is from the Solid Waste Fund, Recycling line item, budgeted for 12 bins to be constructed annually.  Also, MARC Industries of Minden will be responsible for locating the bins and for maintaining and clean-up of the area.  A Cooperative Endeavor agreement has been drawn up to detail the Public Purpose for the Recycle Bins between the Webster Parish Police Jury and MARC Industries.  Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to go forward with the Recycle project as outlined and to enter into the Cooperative Endeavor with MARC Industries.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to approve a Resolution from the Town of Sarepta to repair potholes at 271 N. Main Street using municipality funding.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to place restriction on the Bob White Loop and to install signage that will allow for No 18 Wheel Truck Traffic.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Items # 4, #5, and #6 will be acted upon at the Regular Meeting at 10:30.  Recreational fund allocations will be voted on at that time.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to approve installation of culverts for the town using Municipality Funds and to approve the installation of culverts for the Citizens of Sibley annual authorization.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to accept the recommendation of Parish Engineer, Mr. Brad Graff to request DOTD install a Side Drain Pipe to remove standing property at location adjacent to Smithville Road Bridge in order to obtain authorization to proceed with the Bridge Project and to secure landowner approval for use/dedication of right of way.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Graff then discussed with the Committee the need to do a re-grade of the surface rating of the Webster Parish Roads in the Parish Maintenance System.  Mr. Graff recommended that the Committee approve the 2015 Priority list as presented and to allocate funding in the 2016 budget for a total re-grade.  The cost will be approximately $10,000.00.  Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison to approve the recommendation as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

No action on the Jack Martin Road Bridge item.

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to ratify the 2015 Bush hog contract with Tom Brewton.  Mr. Brewton has agreed to assume the contract that was awarded to Wilson Landscaping for 2015.  Mr. Wilson’s company asked to be relieved of the contract due to his death.  The contract is for the same terms as with Wilson Landscaping.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to approve hard surfacing of the Galilee Road in District #6 using Road District A funding.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There followed discussion about Benson Environmental.  No action taken.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                       Steve Lemmons           

Secretary-Treasurer                                                       Vice-Chairman

 

 

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WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

REGULAR MEETING

March 3, 2015       10:30 a.m.

 

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

MEMBER ABSENT:  Charles Walker, Steve Ramsey, and Allen Gilbert

 

Mr. Bonsall called the meeting to order and asked COL Carl Thompson 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. Perry Kirkland to add the following to the agenda:

10.       Group Insurance, Mr. Jim Ritchie

5d.       Cypress Water System

11.       Jack Martin Road- Nelson Energy

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Jerry Dean with the Cypress Water System ask that the Jury to support their application for Community Water.  No other public comments concerning the agenda.

 

Mr. Perry Kirkland moved, seconded by Ms. Jerri Lee to approve the minutes from the February 3, 2015 Road Committee Meeting and the February 3, 2015 Regular Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Perry Kirkland to approve invoices for payment pending review of the committee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The following Resolutions were presented for approval for Community Water Grants:

a- Salt Works Water System to construct a 4” water line to connect with the Town of Sibley $35,000.00.

b- Jenkins Water System to replace water meters, install backflow preventers and install new service tubing $25,000.00.

c- Union Grove Water System to replace old water service mains for William Brown Road $25,000.00.

d- Cypress Water System new water meters $27,605.00.

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve the applications to be sent to the state for consideration for Community Water Grants.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve the ratification of the Emergency Declarations for February 23, 24, and 25, 2015- State of Emergency due to weather conditions – buildings closure.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Perry Kirkland to approve Recreational funding for Jurors as presented:

District # 11 Town of Heflin for repairs at Town Hall - $ amount pending.

District # 11 Town of Sibley for Annual Clean-up day on April 11, 2015 - $200.00

District # 09 Gravel for the Fire Station on Allen Drive $450.00

District # 04 Gravel for the Fire Station on Allen Drive $450.00

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to approve the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for the 2014 Audit of Financials WPPJ.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Group Insurance Renewal – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana was the next item on the agenda.  Mr. Jim Ritchie presented the renewal, no increase for the 2014-2015 premium year and no change to the current policy.  Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve the renewal as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Discussion followed concerning the Nelson Energy Injection Well site that is located on the Jack Martin Road, the application for industrial use has been granted.  Patrick Jackson, ADA discussed this with the Jury and the problems associated with the truck traffic to and from the well site.  Mr. Jackson recommended to place the following restriction on the Jack Martin and the Peachtree Road:  To limit truck traffic to trash, residential, and agricultural use only.  To have the parish engineer evaluate the road and make a determination and cost projection for improvements to Peachtree and Jack Martin Road as well as the intersection of these roads to accommodate constant commercial truck use.    Mr. Steve Lemmons moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to approve the recommendation of Mr. Jackson.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

Regular Meeting-- Continued

March 3, 2015

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS:

Mary Whitaker, WPPJ OCS

Wanda Finley, Head Start

Beverly Hammett, Webster Parish Library

Joan Almond, WP LSU Ag Center

COL Carl Thompson, WP Assessor’s Office

John Stanley, WP Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

 

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:

Becky Shelley expressed a thank you to the Jurors for the Resolution concerning disposal of the M-6 at Camp Minden.

Ms. Shelley also invited all to a rally tonight concerning this issue.

 

Ms. Beverly Hammett told the Jurors that Mrs. Lydia Madden had been awarded the Modisette Award, which isfrom the Louisiana Library Association and is given to a Public Library Trustee for distinguished services.

 

Mrs. Lydia Madden expressed her thanks to Beverly Hammett for the exceptional job she does for the Library.

 

Kim Bogus introduced herself to the Jurors.

 

Tanya Capp, Springhill Press stated that Springhill Alderwoman, Mrs. Frazier has asked her to express appreciation to Bruce Blanton and to Allen Gilbert for their help during Black History Month.

 

JUROR COMMENTS:

Mr. Steve Lemmons reported on the Road Committee Meeting and made a motion to approve the action taken at this meeting, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ms. Vera Davison extended her congratulations to Mrs. Madden for receiving the Louisiana Library Association Modisette Award.

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton spoke about the Springhill Black History Parade.

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee said that as a member of the Webster Parish Library Board of Control, she would also like to extend her congratulations to Mrs. Madden for being the Modisette Award recipient.   Mrs. Lee also extended her thanks to Beverly Hammett.

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall, President then gave his closing remarks to the Jury and audience.

 

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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