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Minutes- January 4, 2022
Minutes- January 4, 2022
Jan 6, 2022 --
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY
January 4, 2022
MEMBERS PRESENT: Jim Bonsall, President; Nick Cox, Vice President; Steve Lemmons, Steve Ramsey, Randy Thomas, Bernard Hudson, Bruce Blanton, Ed Jordan, Beverly Kennon, Allen Gilbert, Vera Davison
Absent: Daniel Thomas
ELECTION OF OFFICERS:
Mr. Steve Ramsey nominated Mr. Jim Bonsall as President for 2022. There were no other nominations. Mr. Bonsall elected by acclimation.
Mr. Bruce Blanton nominated Mr. Nick Cox as Vice-President for 2022: There were no other nominations. Mr. Cox elected by acclimation.
REGULAR MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:
Mr. Jim Bonsall called the meeting to order and asked Mr. Nick Cox to open the meeting with prayer.
Mr. Bernard Hudson led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mr. Bonsall then asked for additions to the agenda.
There were no comments from the audience concerning the agenda.
Mr. Bernard Hudson moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to approve invoices for payment pending review by Juror Bernard Hudson. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Randy Thomas moved, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison to adopt the minutes of the December 7, 2021 Road Committee, Finance Committee, Community Services Committee and Regular Meeting and the Special December 16, 2021 Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Ms. Beverly Kennon to Reappoint Lisa C. Balkom, Secretary-Treasurer and Alicia Owens, Asst. Secretary-Treasurer for a 2- year term ending 12/31/2023. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Ed Jordan moved, seconded by Mr. Nick Cox to approve Resolution 001-2022 Signature Authority for President, Secretary-Treasurer, and Asst. Secretary-Treasurer to be signature authority for Webster Parish Police Jury. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Ed Jordan to approve Resolution 002-2022 to set the date and time for the Webster Parish Police Jury Regular Meetings to the 1st Tuesday of the month at 10:30AM. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Bernard Hudson to approve Resolution 003-2022 for the DOTD Road Transfer Program for Goodwill Frontage Road pending the amendment that states that LADOTD will get the road up to standards before the transfer takes place. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Randy Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to approve Resolution 004-2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan for the Webster Parish Police Jury. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Nick Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Ed Jordan to approve the 2022 Budget with Actual Brought Forward Figures from 2021 and End of Year Budget Amendments to include Brought Forward Figures from 2021. Motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve the November 2021 Financial Statement, Check Register and Bank Reconciliation. Motion carried unanimously.
The December 2021 Financials were presented to the jury to be approved at the February Finance Committee meeting.
Mr. Bernard Hudson moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to approve the following beer and/or video poker permit renewals as presented:
Video Poker: Two Jacks Casino, Pot O’ Gold, Minden Truckstop & Casino, Timberland Truckstop LLC, Shongaloo Crossroad Lounge, Shongaloo Crossroad Deli
Beer: E-Z Mart, Shongaloo Crossroad Lounge, Shongaloo Crossroad Deli, Sawmill Lounge, Timberland Truckstop, LLC, Springhill Country Club and Bonnie & Clyde Café and Store
High Alcohol Content: Springhill Country Club and Shongaloo Crossroads Lounge
Motion carried 10 YES, 1 NO (Jordan) and 1Absent.
Ms. Beverly Kennon moved, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison to approve the personnel policy holiday schedule change as of 01/04/2022. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to amend Ordinance 851 concerning board members living inside of the voting district. Motion carried. 10 YES, 1 NO (Hudson) 1Absent.
Ordinance 994 was removed as an agenda item.
Mr. Nick Cox moved, seconded by Mr. Allen Gilbert to approve the FEMA request from the Hazard Mitigation Plan as funding allows for MMC to purchase a generator for the hospital. Motion carried unanimously.
Col. Carl Thompson WP Assessor, Denise Edwards
Lee Faulk LSU/AG Center
Brian Williams WPPJ OEP/Homeland Security Director
Jason Parker WP Sheriff
John Barr Sen. John Kennedy
Chris McGarity E911
Mr. Jim Bonsall then gave Presidents’ closing remarks.
There being no further business to bring before the Jury, the meeting adjourned.
Lisa C. Balkom Jim Bonsall
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