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Minutes of Meetings February 2, 2010
Minutes of Meetings February 2, 2010
Feb 23, 2010 --
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY
February 2, 2010
MEMBERS PRESENT: Charles Walker, President; Vera Davision, Vice President; Jim Bonsall; Steve Ramsey; Daniel Thomas; Jerri Lee; Bruce Blanton; C. C. Cox; Steve Lemmons; Jimmy Thomas and Steve Duggan
MEMBERS ABSENT: Charles Odom
Mr. Charles Walker called the meeting to order and asked COL Carl Thompson to open the meeting with prayer, and Mr. John Stanley led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mr. Walker then asked for additions to the agenda. Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison to add the following items to the agenda:
#9 Floodplain Ordinance Compliance; #10 Census Jobs, Mrs. Glenda Mims; # 11 Expenses for the Police Jury Convention; # 6 A change in the appointments to the District #9 Fire Protection District to appoint Mr. Joe Morgan and not Mr. Jesse Lee; #12 Resolution of Support from the Police Jury opposing the closure of the LA Motor Vehicles office in Springhill. Motion carried unanimously.
Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by C. C. Cox to adopt the minutes of the January 5, 2010 regular Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. C. C. Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to approve invoices for payment pending review of the committee. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Jimmy Thomas to approve the 2010 operating budget with actual brought forward figures. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Ramsey to declare timber at the penal farm surplus for a 1st thinning operation and advertise for sealed bids on the timber. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve the appointment of Scott Mizell to fill the unexpired term of Jimmy Powell on the Heflin Fire District #12. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Steve Duggan moved, seconded by Mr. C. C. Cox to appoint Mr. Bobby Ward and Mr. John Stanley to a 2 year term and Mr. Clay Strange to a 3 year term on the Shongaloo Fire District #9 Board. The third 2 year term will be determined after legal review. Motion carried unanimously.
Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison to re-appoint Truvesta Johnson and Allen Mosley to 4 year terms on the Webster Parish Communications District. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve a Resolution of Support for the application of an emergency LGAP for the Palmetto Water Works, Inc. Motion carried unanimously.
The next item on the agenda is a Certificate of Appreciation for the continued service of Mr. Melvin Cater on the Palmetto Water Works Board. Mr. Daniel Thomas made the presentation to Mr. Cater. The motion was made by Mr. Daniel Thomas and seconded by Mr. C. C. Cox to approve the Resolution and was unanimously adopted.
Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve an amendment to the Floodplain Ordinance # 991 to include a servability clause and to correct all dates within the ordinance. Motion carried unanimously.
Mrs. Glenda Mims made a short presentation to explain the need for parish citizens to apply for Census jobs.
Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. C. C. Cox to approve expenses for Police Jury and Staff to attend the Police Jury Convention in Lake Charles on February 25-27, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Daniel Thomas told the Jury that the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles is scheduled to close the Springhill offices later this year. Mr. Thomas then moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to have the Jury endorse a Resolution in opposition to the closure. Motion carried unanimously.
Wanda Finley WPPJ Head Start
Beverly Hammett Webster Parish Library
Ava McWhorter Webster Parish Humane
COL Carl Thompson LA National Guard – Camp Minden
John Stanley WPPJ Office of Homeland Security/OEP
Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve the action of the Road Committee Meeting held earlier today. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Daniel Thomas updated the Jury on the action of the Intergovernmental Committee that is working on GPS mapping issues for the parish. No action was taken at the Committee meeting.
Ms. Vera Davison reported on the Head Start workshop that she and Mrs. Lee attended for the compliance.
Mrs. Jerri Lee remarked on the Youth Challenge Graduation that was held last week and how proud Webster is of the youth that are participating in the program at Camp Minden. Mrs. Lee also commented on a meeting that she and Ms. Vera Davision attended on the Census and re-districting at LSU-Shreveport.
There being no further business to bring before the Jury, the Meeting adjourned.
Ronda C. Carnahan Charles R. Walker
Webster Parish Police Jury - Webster Parish Courthouse Annex
401 Main St., West Entrance - P.O. Box 389 - Minden, LA 71058 - (318) 377-7564 Office - (318) 371-2366 Fax