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Minutes of Regular Meeting July 7, 2009
Minutes of Regular Meeting July 7, 2009
2nd Floor Police Jury Meeting Room -- Jul 14, 2009 --
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY
July 7, 2009
MEMBERS PRESENT: Charles Walker, Vera Davison, Charles Odom, C. C. Cox, Steve Lemmons, Steve Ramsey, Jim Bonsall, Jerri Lee, Steve Duggan, Jimmy Thomas, and Bruce Blanton .
MEMBER ABSENT: Daniel Thomas
Mr. Charles Walker called the Regular Meeting of the Webster Parish Police Jury to order and asked Judge Graydon Kitchens to open the meeting with prayer and asked Mr. Calvin Walker to lead in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mr. Walker then began with the first order of business, Additions to the agenda.
Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to add to the agenda: #10 Hazard Mitigation signature authority. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Jimmy Thomas to adopt the minutes of the June 2, 2009 Road Committee meeting, and the June 2, 2009 Regular Meeting as amended. The amendment is- Motion to add to the agenda, the second to the motion was Ms. Vera Davison, not Mr. Charles Odom. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Steve Duggan moved, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison to approve invoices for payment pending review by the committee. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Duggan to adopt a Resolution to authorize signature authority for the 2009 LCDBG Sewer Improvements to Ronda Carnahan, Alicia Owens, and Mr. Charles Walker. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Jimmy Thomas to adopt a Citizen Participation Plan/Citizen Complaint Procedure and to appoint Ronda Carnahan as Citizen Complaint Officer for compliance with the LCDBG program for 2010-2011.
Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Jim Bonsall to submit a public facilities application for the 2010-2011 LCDBG funding cycle. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Charles Odom to give the President, Mr. Charles Walker authority to proceed with the procurement and selection of professional services for the purpose of assisting in the development of the LCDBG application and implementation of the project to be selected. Motion carried unanimously.
The next item on the agenda is the reappointment of board members to the Doyline Waterworks District # 1 Board. Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Jim Bonsall to appoint Mr. Warren N. Pearson, Jr. to a one year term to expire July, 2010, and to appoint Ms. Betty Ballard to a three year term beginning September 2009 and ending September 2012. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Duggan to approve Juror Travel expense for the NACO Convention in Nashville, TN on July 24-29, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Budget Amendments were presented for the operating budget of the Webster Parish Police Jury dated June 30, 2009. Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Jimmy Thomas to approve the budget amendments as presented.
Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Jimmy Thomas to continue the Governmental Agreement between the Webster Parish Police Jury and the Webster Parish Sheriff for the housing of Parish prisoners for an additional 6 months. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. John Stanley, Director of Homeland Security reported that the FEMA grant has been applied for to upgrade the Hazard Mitigation plan for the parish and a contractor has been selected. Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to authorize the Secretary-Treasurer, Ronda Carnahan to sign documents relative to the FEMA grant and the Hazard Mitigation application. Motion carried unanimously.
*Fran Harvey, WPPJ Office of Community Services
*Beverly Hammett, Library
*Calvin Walker, Webster Parish Extension Service 4-H—Mr. Walker presented the award winners of the 4-H University and Clover College.
*Joan Almond, LSU Ag Center Director
*COL Carl Thompson, National Guard
*John Stanley, Webster Parish Homeland Security/OEP
*Becky Wilson, Congressman John Fleming office
*Annette Blake, LA Dept of Labor Workforce
Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve the action taken at the Road Committee meeting held earlier today. Motion carried
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Ronda C. Carnahan Charles Walker
Webster Parish Police Jury - Webster Parish Courthouse Annex
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