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Minutes- December 6, 2016
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MINUTES OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

December 6, 2016 – 9:00 A.M.

 

MEMBERS:  Jim Bonsall, President; Vera Davison, Vice-President; Daniel Thomas, Bernard Hudson, Nick Cox, Randy Thomas, Jerri Lee, Allen Gilbert, Steve Lemmons, Bruce Blanton, Dustin Moseley, and Steve Lemmons.

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall called the meeting to order and asked Jerri Lee to open the meeting with prayer.  There were no additions to the agenda.

 

Mrs. Ronda Carnahan presented an over view of the 2017 budget of the Webster Parish Police Jury to be presented for approval at the Regular Meeting that will be held later this morning.  She then asked for comments and/ or questions from the Jury.  There was no action taken.

 

Mrs. Ronda Carnahan presented 2016 Budget Amendments to the committee,  these also will be approved at the Regular Meeting to be held later this morning.  Due to decreased revenue and increased expenses, the majority of the budget amendments are in an effort to adjust the budget to reflect these changes.  No action taken.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                   Jim Bonsall

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                   Chairman

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MINUTES OF THE ROAD COMMITTEE

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

December 6, 2016

 

MEMBERS:  Steve Ramsey, Chairman; Steve Lemmons, Vice Chairman; Jim Bonsall, President; Vera Davison,  Jerri M. Lee; Daniel Thomas; Steve Ramsey; Bruce Blanton;  Bernard Hudson; Nick Cox; Randy Thomas; Dustin Moseley

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey, Chairman called the meeting to order and asked for additions to the agenda.

 

Mr. Steve Lemmons moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to add to the Road Agenda: Russell Road, Red Vaughn Road, John French, KSA and Jim Hagan, Balar on water plant at Camp Minden.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Randy Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve setting the speed limit on Tom Haynes Road to 25 MPH from end to end.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Bernard Hudson to approve the Christmas Break/Annual leave for the Public Works Department.  Last day to work December 21, 2016 and return to work January 3, 2016.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Two resolutions that were on the agenda, Village of Dubberly and Village of Dixie Inn were pulled.  The request has already been completed by contractors or by purchase of road equipment using municipality funding.

 

Teddy Holloway told the Jury that the landowner on Russell Road is disputing the Parish’s ownership.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to begin process to abandon Red Vaughn Road.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall introduced Mr. John French with KSA to talk to the Committee concerning the science of the Water treatment plan at Camp Minden and the effect on surface water specifically from Dorcheat and Bistineau.  There followed extensive discussion.  Audience that attended specifically to hear information concerning the Camp Minden Water Plant were Mayor Tommy Davis, City of Minden; and Mayor Jimmy Williams, Town of Sibley.  Also in attendance were from the City of Minden:  Rick Broussard, George Rolf, and Rick Buckner.

Mr. Daniel Thomas stated that he would like to see a complete parish wide water study of Webster.  Mr. Thomas also introduced Mr. Jim Hagan with Balar Engineers.

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to pull the Webster Parish Police Jury support of the application to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Scenic Rivers to draw from Lake Bistineau/ Dorcheat Bayou that was supplied by KSA Engineers on behalf of the Bossier Parish Police Jury.  Motion carried:

Yes:  Daniel Thomas, Bruce Blanton, Allen Gilbert, Bernard Hudson, Nick Cox, and Dustin Moseley.

No:  Jim Bonsall, Vera Davison, Jerri Lee, Steve Lemmons, and Randy Thomas- the Chairman Steve Ramsey did not vote.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas stated that he would like to have a meeting in January to discuss the Webster Water Study – a Coalition of interested persons.

 

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

December 6, 2016

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Jim Bonsall, President; Vera Davison, Vice President; Steve Lemmons, Daniel Thomas, Steve Ramsey, Bruce Blanton, Randy Thomas, Dustin Moseley, Bernard Hudson, Allen Gilbert, Jerri Lee, and Nick Cox

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall, President, called the meeting to order and asked Judge Graydon Kitchens, Ret. to open the meeting with prayer and Cadet Nevels with the Youth Challenge Program to lead in the pledge. 

 

Mr. Bonsall then asked for additions to the agenda.  Mr. Randy Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Dustin Moseley to add the following items to the agenda:

11.       District #5      $750.00 Fire District #7 for awning at the Voting precinct.

            District # 5     $500.00 Town of Doyline for Village Park in Doyline

District # 10  $600.00 for Council on Aging

            District # 9    $1000.00 for Fire District # 10

10.       David Madden, Discussion

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Audience Comments:

Mrs. Roberta Lott spoke concerning the Board Appointment for Fire District #8 in Cotton Valley.  Mrs. Lott was not aware that she would not be reappointed to the Board.

Mr. Ellzey Simmons, Trailblazer Org.  Mr. Simmons spoke to the Jury about Trailblazer and the work that they do for the Trailblazer service area.

Mr. Daniel Thomas asked that Ellzey and Olivia Ward, Biologist, be invited to Coalition meeting in January.

 

Mr. Dustin Mosely moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve the minutes of the November 1, 2016 Regular Meeting and the November 15, 2016 Finance and Buildings and Grounds Committee Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Ms. Angie White with NLEP- spoke to the Jury about North Louisiana Economic Partnership.  Bruce Blanton, Webster Parish representative to the NLEP Board also spoke on the good work being done.

 

The next item is Board Appointments:

a- Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to approve the appointment of Mr. George French to a 5 year term on the Library Board of Control -12-2020. 

B-Mr. Nick Cox moved, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison to approve the appointment of Mr. James Graham, Minden ED Director to a two year term on the South Webster Industrial Board.  This is the City of Minden and Village of Dixie Inn appointment.

C- Mr. Bernard Hudson moved, seconded by Mrs. Allen Gilbert to approve the appointment of Mr. Leon Smith to a two year term on the Cotton Valley FPD #8.  Motion carried with 2- abstains: Moseley and D. Thomas.

D- Mr. Bernard Hudson moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve the re-appointment of Mr. Gary Greene to a one year term and to reappoint Mr. Mickey Chandler to a two year term on the WP Fire Protection District # 7- Dixie Inn.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to approve the Webster Parish Office of Community Services Certification of Compliance and Resolutions for 49 CFR 5311 Grant for Capital and Operating and also the 2017 Budgets of the Office of Community Services.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Dustin Moseley to approve the 2017 Financial Budget of the Webster Parish Police Jury.  Motion carried with one No vote:  Daniel Thomas.

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to approve the 2016 Budget amendments as presented.  Motion carried with one No vote:  Allen Gilbert.

 

The next item on the agenda is a Resolution of the Webster Parish Police Jury in support of the removal of the Burn Chamber located at Camp Minden after the completion of the disposal of M-6 and CBI stored at Camp Minden and under the current contract with ESI- (Explosive Services International) and

Louisiana Military.  Mr. Dustin Moseley moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to approve the

 

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Regular Meeting, December 6, 2016- Continued

 

Resolution as presented.  Audience asked to speak during discussion:

Mr. David Madden spoke in favor of keeping the Burn Chamber located at Camp Minden after the completion of the current contract. 

Mr. Dean Schellhase, Project Manager with ESI noted the safety of the facility and the effectiveness of the burn chamber.

Roger Walker, Doyline resident spoke in favor of the Resolution and the removal of the Burn Chamber as outlined in the contract.

John Gill, a resident of Highway 80 and also an employee at ESI.  Mr. Gill urged Jurors to reconsider support to remove the Burn Chamber.

Brandon Mosley also an employee at ESI and former member of the military spoke about the type of businesses that will be and currently are located at Camp Minden.  He also urged Jurors to give consideration to ESI remaining at Camp Minden.

Mr. Randy Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to table the previous motion until the Jurors can study this issue.  Motion failed:  Yes:  Randy Thomas and Steve Lemmons.

The motion on the table to approve a Resolution of the Webster Parish Police Jury in support of the removal of the Burn Chamber located at Camp Minden after the completion of the disposal of M-6 and CBI stored at Camp Minden under the current contract with ESI and Louisiana Military.    

Motion carried:  Yes:  Moseley, Lee, D. Thomas, Blanton, Davison, Cox, Ramsey, Hudson, and Gilbert.

                        Abstain:  R. Thomas, and S. Lemmons.  President did not vote.

 

The following recreational funding items were presented:

District #8, $1,250 for Sarta Groundwater conservation

District #7, $2,490 to Dubberly Fire Department for a positive pressure fan and foam pro pack.

District #5, $750.00 to Fire District #7 for an awning at the Fire Station on Hwy. 80.

District# 5, $500.00 to Town of Doyline for the Village Park.

District #9, $1,000.00 to Fire District #10 for rescue and fire supplies

District #10 $$600.00 to the Webster Parish Council on Aging.

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve the recreational funding items as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve Webster Parish Library Construction Contract with Garcia Construction for the Springhill Branch.  Move to ratify the action taken at the November meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

COMMENTS:

Mary Whitaker                                     Webster Parish Police Jury Office of Community Services

Wanda Finley                                       Webster Parish Head Start Office

Beverly Hammett                                 Webster Parish Library

Lynn Dorsey                                         Webster Parish Tourism and Visitor’s Bureau

Allen Mosley                                        Webster Parish Coroner- Max Stell, M.D.

Jenny Reynolds                                    Webster Parish Office of Homeland Security

 

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:

Mr. Rick Buckner with City of Minden Waterworks.

 

JUROR COMMENTS:

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

 

Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Dustin Moseley to approve the minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting that was held earlier today.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jurors expressed their Christmas wishes to fellow Jurors.

Mr. Jim Bonsall, President gave closing comments.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                   Jim Bonsall

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                   President

 

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WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

RESOLUTION #       015      -2016

 

 

WHEREAS,   The Webster Parish Police Jury is the governing authority of the Parish of Webster, State of Louisiana, and

 

WHEREAS,   The Webster Parish Police Jury was represented on the Camp Minden Dialogue Committee during the preliminary discussions concerning the disposal of 15 million pounds of M-6 and the CBI that were stored at Camp Minden.

 

WHEREAS,   A temporary incinerator was placed on Camp Minden for the expressed purpose of contained burning of the M-6 and CBI currently located at Camp Minden as opposed to the open burning of the hazardous materials, and

 

WHEREAS,   The citizens of Doyline and surrounding areas of Camp Minden firmly oppose the importing of explosive/ and or other  hazardous waste to Camp Minden for demilitarization due to fear from explosions, of possible open burn threat, and uncertainty as to the future of Camp Minden, and

 

WHEREAS,   The contract with the current contractor specifically states that upon completion of the disposal of the currently located 15 million pounds of M-6 and CBI that were stored at Camp Minden, the contained burn chamber must be dismantled and removed from the site before closure, and

 

WHEREAS,   Louisiana House Concurrent Resolution 172 of 2015, which unanimously passed the legislature resolved “that the Louisiana Legislature does hereby direct the Louisiana National Guard not accept waste explosives at Camp Minden brought into the state after August 1, 2015.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Webster Parish Police Jury in Regular Session on this the 6thday of December, 2016 on a motion of Dustin Moseley, seconded by                                

Approved by the vote of         Steve Ramsey.                       

Do hereby request the dismantlement and the removal of the burn chamber currently being used for the purpose of disposal of the M-6 and CBI located at Camp Minden prior to August 1, 2015 is completed.

Motion passed.

 

 

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Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                 Jim Bonsall

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                President 

 

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