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Minutes- October 2, 2018
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MINUTES OF THE ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

October 2, 2018

 

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

MEMBERS ABSENT:   Bernard Hudson

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey called the meeting to order and Juror Nick Cox opened with prayer.  Mr. Ramsey then asked for additions to the agenda.

 

Mr. Steve Lemmons moved, seconded by Mr. Dustin Moseley to add to the agenda 2.  Evergreen Fire Department Cooperative Endeavor and 3.  2 Resolutions from Doyline.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Randy Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to make repairs to Meadow Creek Drive in Springhill pending paperwork from Springhill and the work will be funded through Road District B funds not to exceed $2,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Dustin Moseley to approve entering into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Evergreen Fire Department to provide the new Evergreen Fire Department Fire House for use as a voting precinct and to abandon the lease on the Evergreen Community House that is to be demolished.  The Committee agreed to allow the road department to help to hard surface the access to the Fire house as public service for use as a voting precinct.  The funds for the hard surface will be paid from Election Expense not road funds.  The cost of this project will be available at the November meeting.

 

Mr. Dustin Moseley moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve a Resolution from the Village of Doyline to make improvements on Hale Drive up to the property line of Tommy Ward contingent upon Paperwork and Legal review; also, approve a Resolution from the Village of Doyline to use side cutter around the sewer pond pending paperwork.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        /s/                                

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                             Steve Ramsey

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                              Chairman

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MINUTES OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

October 2, 2018

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Vera Davison, Chairman; Jerri Lee, Vice-Chairman; Steve Ramsey, Daniel Thomas; Nick Cox, Bruce Blanton, and Jim Bonsall

 

 

Ms. Vera Davison called the meeting to order and asked for additions to the agenda.  No additions.

 

Ms. Davison reminded the Committee that the November Police Jury Meeting date has been changed to Wednesday, November 7, 2018 due to Election Day on November 6, 2018.

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to name Terry Hawkins to the position of Acting Superintendent, Courthouse Maintenance and set his salary at $18.25 retroactive to August 30, 2018.  To allow for use of Contract labor, Ms. Yolanda Dawson at $12.00 per hour for one day per week at the Webster Parish Health Unit and for hours needed at the Assessor’s office (approx.. 2 hours per week.) and at the Webster Parish Courthouse.  Time to be determined as help with cleaning is needed at the Courthouse.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to change the Webster Parish Police Jury Office of Community Services Executive Director position from an employee of WPPJ OCS to employee of the Webster Parish Police Jury with benefits.  OCS will contribute to the salary as is currently being paid, and the WPPJ will discontinue payment to OCS.  Steps will be taken to restructure the Office of Community Services, also to amend the Ordinance governing the OCS, and strive to create a “stand alone agency”, such as a non-profit to administer the various grants and programs available to the parish.

 

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

 

                                                                                                                        /s/                                

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                             Vera Davison

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                              Chairman

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MINUTES OF THE BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

October 2, 2018

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Steve Lemmons, Chairman; Bruce Blanton, Vice-Chairman; Jerri Lee, Vera Davison, Nick Cox, Randy Thomas, and Allen Gilbert.

 

Mr. Steve Lemmons called the meeting to order and asked for additions to the agenda. 

 

The committee was updated on the Webster Parish Courthouse.

 

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

 

                                                                                                            /s/                                

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                 Steve Lemmons

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                  Chairman

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MINUTES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY- FOLLOWING ROAD COMMITTEE

October 2, 2018

 

MEMBERS:  Randy Thomas, Chairman; Steve Ramsey, Vice-Chairman; Jerri Lee, Vera Davison; Steve Lemmons; Bruce Blanton,  and Jim Bonsall.

MEMBERS ABSENT:  Bernard Hudson

 

Mr. Randy Thomas called the meeting to order and asked for additions to the agenda. 

 

Discussion on Mosquito Spraying.  There was no action taken.

 

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

 

                                                                                                            /s/                                            

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                 Randy Thomas

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                  Chairman

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MINUTES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN UP CAMP MINDEN COMMITTEE

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY- FOLLOWING THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE

October 2, 2018

 

MEMBERS:  Dustin Moseley; Nick Cox, Allen Gilbert, and Jim Bonsall

MEMBER ABSENT:  Bernard Hudson

 

 

Mr. Dustin Moseley called the meeting to order and asked for additions to the agenda.

 

Mr. Moseley reported that there was no new information to present to the committee.

 

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

 

 

                                                                                                            /s/                                            

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                 Dustin Moseley

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                  Chairman

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MINUTES OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY- FOLLOWING ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE

October 2, 2018

 

MEMBERS:  Jim Bonsall, Chairman;  Vera Davison, Vice-Chairman;  Jerri Lee; Bruce Blanton; Steve Lemmons; Dustin Moseley;  Randy Thomas, Allen Gilbert; Daniel Thomas; Nick Cox, Steve Ramsey

MEMBER ABSENT:  Bernard Hudson

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall called the Finance Committee to order and asked for additions to the agenda. 

There were no additions to the agenda.

 

Mr. Nick Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Dustin Moseley to approve the Financial Statement for the month of August and the Check Register for the month of August.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to approve the bank reconciliation for the month of August.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Financial reports for the month of September were presented for consideration.  These reports will be approved at the November Finance Committee Meeting.  No action.

 

Mrs. Ronda Carnahan presented the Traveler’s Insurance renewal for General Liability; Property; Fleet Insurance Renewal.   The Fleet Insurance including the fleet of the Office of Community Services.  There were decrease from last year in the GL and Property, and the Auto was about level.  The OCS will reimburse the Police Jury monthly for the cost of Auto insurance.

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

 

                                                                                                                        /s/                                

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                 Jim Bonsall

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                  Chairman

 

 

MINUTES OF THE EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY—FOLLOWING FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

October 2, 2018

 

MEMBERS PRESENTBruce Blanton, Chairman; Steve Lemmons; Vice-Chairman; Allen Gilbert and Daniel Thomas;

Randy Thomas; Steve Ramsey; and Jim Bonsall.

MEMBERS ABSENT:  Bernard Hudson

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton called the meeting to order, and asked for additions to the agenda. 

 

Mr. Blanton reported on the auction that was held last month.  Mr. Teddy Holloway reported that the Police Jury received $22,000.00 for surplus equipment that was sold.

 

There was no business to bring before the Committee.

 

 

                                                                                                            /s/                                            

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                 Bruce Blanton

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                  Chairman

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MINUTES OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY—FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

October 2, 2018

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Jerri Lee, Chairman; Steve Lemmons, Vice-Chairman; Vera Davison; Steve Ramsey; Dustin Moseley; Allen Gilbert; and Jim Bonsall.

 

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee called the meeting to order and asked for additions to the agenda.  There were no additions to the agenda.

 

Budgets were presented for the WPPJ OCS Head Start Program and for the CSBG Program.  Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to approve the budgets as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

                                                                                                            /s/                                            

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                             Jerri M. Lee

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                              Chairman

 

 

MINUTES OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY – FOLLOWING COMMUNITY SERVICES MEETING

                                                                 October 2, 2018

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Bruce Blanton, Chairman; Nick Cox, Vice Chairman; Bernard Hudson; Dustin Moseley and Jim Bonsall.

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton reported that there is no business to bring before the committee, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

                                                                                                            /s/                                            

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                 Bruce Blanton                                     

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                  Chairman

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MINUTES OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY- FOLLOWING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

October 2, 2018

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Daniel Thomas, Chairman; Jerri Lee, Vice-Chairman; Vera Davison; Steve Ramsey; Dustin Moseley; Randy Thomas; Jim Bonsall, President

MEMBERS ABSENT:  Bernard Hudson

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas called the meeting to order and asked for additions to the agenda.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas asked Parish Engineer, Brad Graff to update the Jury on the Parish Wide Water Study and Plan.  Mr. Graff then presented a draft report giving statistics of Water systems located in Webster Parish.  The draft report will be filed for further study.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                            /s/                                            

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                 Daniel Thomas

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                  Chairman

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

October 2, 2018

 

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

MEMBER ABSENT: Bernard Hudson 

 

BOARD OF REVIEW:  To sit as a Board of Review of the 2018 assessment of real and personal property of the Parish of Webster State of Louisiana.  Protest received:

1- Aaron’s Inc.: # 133276

2- Carder Oil Company:  see attached listing (136195B-130009 – 134 LISTINGS)

3- Unimin Corp. #s 133800,134119,134369,0134617 -- ** Received past Due Date Sept. 25, 2018

NO ONE SPOKE ON BEHALF OF ABOVE LISTED PROTEST.

 

REGULAR MEETING:

Mr. Jim Bonsall, President, called the meeting to order, Retired Judge Graydon Kitchens opened the meeting with prayer and Cadet Gage Tebow of the Youth Challenge Program at Camp Minden led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mr. Bonsall then asked for additions to the agenda. 

Mr. Randy Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Dustin Moseley to add to the agenda under #14.  District #6 $485.00 to the LSU AG Shooting Range for gravel on the road into the shooting range.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

There were no comments concerning the agenda.

 

Mr. Nick Cox moved, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison to approve invoices for payment pending review by Juror Nick Cox.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve the minutes of the September Committee Meetings September 4, 2018:  Road, Administrative, Buildings and Grounds, Environmental, Environmental Clean- up Camp Minden, Finance, Equipment, Community Services, Economic Development, and the September 4, 2018 Regular Meeting of the Webster Parish Police Jury.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Morris Guin, Assessor, Webster Parish presented a review of the tax roll for 2018.  He then presented the Assessment List for Webster Parish for 2018, and the Board of Review Report for 2018.

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to uphold the decisions of the Webster Assessor concerning the protest received at the Board of Review.  The Louisiana Tax Commission will be forwarded a letter informing the Commission of the Police Jury’s action.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Dustin Moseley to approve the Certification of the Tax Roll of 2018 as presented by the Assessor, Morris Guin.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve the Webster Parish “Off System” Bridge System Annual requirements for 2018:  WPPJ Ordinance #856-Amended Annual Certification of Compliance, and a Signature Resolution pertaining to the Bridge System requirements.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve the following Resolutions for the application of Louisiana Community Water Grants:

a- Sarepta Water Works District, $24,200.00 to rehab 50,000 gal. Water storage tank.

b- State Line Water Works, $19,965.00 to purchase 121 check valves.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to approve Webster parish Office of Community Services Resolutions:

a- 49CFR 5311 DOTD Grant application (transportation)

b- Drug and Alcohol Policy- DOTD application.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Nick Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve the Webster Parish Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to re-appoint Nickey Patel to a 3 year term to end on 12/31/20121; and to appoint Sarah McDaniel to a 3 year term to end on 12/21/2021.  Motion carried unanimously.

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WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

REGULAR MEETING – OCTOBER 2, 2018—CONTINUED:

 

 

Mr. Randy Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to approve the Shongaloo Water System, Inc. board appointment of Mrs. Suzy Evers, Secretary-Treasurer including signature authority.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Lemmons moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to approve the Webster Parish Fire Protection District #4 of Dubberly, LA to appoint Don Sayers, Secretary for a 1 year term to end 8/2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Nick Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to approve the use of recreational funds for the following:

District #8,       $875.00                       Dorcheat Historical Museum for Sandborn Maps Exhibit.

District #8        $1,000.00        Sparta Groundwater commission for educational use.

District #6        $  485.00         LSUAG Shooting Sports for gravel at the facility.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Shawn Houston presented the plans for a Cotton Valley Community Center.  The Center would be an after school resource for children in need of various services.  An application with Coordinating and Development Corporation is being written.  Mr. Houston asked for the Juror’s support, no funding being requested.

Mr. Bonsall told Mr. Houston that the Jury would research the information that he provided and the Jury would approve a letter of support at the November meeting.

 

Senator Ryan Gatti gave a Legislative Report to the Jury on the Louisiana Legislature 2018 sessions.

 

COMMENTS:

Wanda Finley                                      Webster Parish Head Start

Savannah Jones                                               Webster Parish Library

Serena Gray                                         Webster Parish Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Joan Almond                                       Webster Parish Office of LSU Ag

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

COL Carl Thompson                           Webster Parish Assessor, Morris Guin

Jenny Reynolds                                               Webster Parish Office of Emergency P./H.S.

Representative from CDC

Brenda Mosley & Cadets                         YCP Camp Minden

All cadets introduced themselves to the Jury.

                                                                                                                              

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

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

 

Mr. Nick Cox reported that the Sparta Groundwater Commission will meet on October 10that the Courthouse Annex.

 

Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve the action taken at the Administrative Committee meeting held earlier today.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve the action taken at the Finance Committee meeting held earlier today.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall gave the Presidents closing remarks. 

Mr. Bonsall reminded all the November Webster Parish Police Jury Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 due to Election Day on Tuesday. 

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                 Jim Bonsall

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                  President 

 

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