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Minutes- July 5, 2016
Minutes- July 5, 2016
Aug 4, 2016 --
MINUTES OF THE ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING
WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY
July 5, 2016 – 9:00 a.m.
MEMBERS: Steve Ramsey, Chairman; Steve Lemmons, Vice Chairman; Jim Bonsall, President; Randy Thomas; Daniel Thomas; Vera Davison; Jerri Lee; Bernard Hudson, Bruce Blanton; Allen Gilbert; Nick Cox; and Dustin Moseley.
Mr. Steve Ramsey called the meeting to order and then asked for additions to the agenda.
Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to add to the agenda:
Evergreen Tower building upgrade and Vicious Dogs laws
Motion carried unanimously.
The first item on the agenda is weight limits on Shadow’s Lane due to excessive commercial traffic. Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to set the weight limit on Shadow’s Lane to 10 tons from end to end and to consider a designated truck route. Motion carried unanimously.
The Jury requested that Patrick Jackson review and recommend amendments to the current ordinance for Commercial / Heavy weight vehicles on Parish Roads.
Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to use proceeds from the recent equipment auction -$130,000.00 be earmarked for new equipment to be purchased this year. The new equipment will include a backhoe, a small excavator, and a bush hog. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve a Resolution from the Town of Sibley for filling potholes on Jones, NE 5th, NW 2nd, SE 4th, SE Johnson, Tharpe, and Weatherton using Municipality funding. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Steve Lemmons moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to approve a Resolution from the Town of Sibley to asphalt over the new culvert at the corner of SE 4thand SE Natchitoches using municipality funding. Motion carried unanimously.
No action of Resolution from the Village of Doyline, project is on private property.
The DOTD has approached the Police Jury with a proposal to swap right of way. WPPJ would turn over to DOTD a portion of Goodwill Road from a point located .085 miles north of northernmost I-20 interchange frontage road and proceed southerly 0.731 miles to US 80 (Freight Entrance Road) and DOTD will turn over to WPPJ –State Rt. 4-D, WPPJ 1108 from Hwy 80 east .565 miles to eastern junction w/ Hwy 80. Have Patrick Jackson work out details on RR crossing on WPPJ 1108 prior to signage of Resolution. Mr. Bernard Hudson moved to accept the above recommendation with Attorney clarification of RR Crossing, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Randy Thomas moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve a recommendation from Harrington Communications to replace communication building located at the Evergreen Tower including air unit, breaker panel and surge protection, New concrete slab, LED Tower Kit, generator w/ propane tank, ground Halo around tower, underground electrical and new meter base for $14,595.00. Mr. Harrington also provided a proposal for generator with equipment and start up need at $11,622.00. Motion carried unanimously. Police Jury will work with WP OEP/HS to apply for communications grant funding if eligible.
The next item on the agenda was discussion of Parish Ordinance and Louisiana Revised Statutes governing viscous animals – ex. Dogs and specifically Pit Bulls after an attack in the Sarepta area. Daniel Thomas requested that Patrick Jackson review existing ordinances and bring a recommendation back to the Jury.
Discussion followed concerning dangerous trees on State Highways. The Secretary-Treasurer was instructed to notify DOTD by letter with concerns.
There being no further business to bring before the Committee the meeting adjourned.
Ronda C. Carnahan Steve Ramsey
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY
July 5, 2016
MEMBERS: Vera Davison, Vice President; Jerri M. Lee; Daniel Thomas; Steve Ramsey; Steve Lemmons; Bruce Blanton; Allen Gilbert; Bernard Hudson; Nick Cox; Randy Thomas; Dustin Moseley
MEMBER ABSENT: Jim Bonsall, President
Ms. Vera Davison, Vice President called the meeting to order and asked Juror Jerri Lee to lead in prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by Juror Daniel Thomas. Ms. Davison then asked for additions to the agenda.
Mr. Dustin Moseley moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to add to the agenda: Truck Traffic on Jack Martin Road. Motion carried unanimously.
There were no audience comments on the agenda.
Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to adopt the minutes from the June 7, 2016 Intergovernmental Committee Meeting, the Buildings and Grounds Committee Meeting, and the Road Committee Meeting, and also the June 7, 2016 Regular Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Nick Cox moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve invoices for payment pending review of the committee. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Allen Gilbert moved, seconded by Mr. Bernard Hudson to approve a Resolution approving the holding of an election in Springhill Fire Protection District #11 on December 10, 2016 to authorize the levy of a parcel fee. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Bernard Hudson moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve a Resolution designating signature authority for Louisiana Development Block Grant, 2016 for water improvement. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Nick Cox to approve calling for a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 to levy the 2016 Millage Rates for the Webster Parish Police Jury. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve a beer permit for Two Jacks Casino, a change in ownership. Motion carried unanimously.
Concerning the increased commercial traffic on Jack Martin Road, the following motion was presented by Mr. Steve Lemmons to set the Speed Limit on Jack Martin Road to 25 MPH for Truck Sized Traffic from end to end. Motion carried – 10 yea, 1 absent (Bonsall) and 1 abstain (Hudson).
Mr. Marvin Willis spoke to the jury concerning a building permit for an outdoor building. The Police Jury Office will get with Mr. Willis after reviewing the permit.
Beverly Hammett Webster Parish Library
COL Carl Thompson Webster Parish Assessor’s Office – Morris Guin Assessor
Jenny Reynolds WP Office of Homeland Security and OEP
Christy Cox WP Coroner’s Office- Max Stell, M.D.-Coroner
There were no other Audience Comments
Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve the action taken at the Road Committee Meeting today. Motion carried unanimously.
Dustin Moseley commented on the Building Permit for Mr. Willis.
There being no other business to bring before the committee, the meeting adjourned.
Ronda C. Carnahan Vera Davison
Secretary-Treasurer Vice- President
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