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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury met

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., at its regular meeting place in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana. Present were: Theresa Moore Wyatt, District One; Bobby Bennett, District Three; Mike Franklin, District Four; David Hammons, District Five; Roy Glover, District Six; Jody Backus, District Seven; R. G. “Skip” Russell, District Eight; and Joe Henderson, District Nine; Annie Brown, District Ten; Sharyon Mayfield, District Eleven; and R. D. “Mickey” Mays, District Twelve.
ABSENT: Hazel D. Hunter, District Two
Theresa Wyatt called the meeting to order and Mickey Mays delivered the Invocation.
Bobby Bennett offered a motion, seconded by Annie Brown, to approve the agenda. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Hunter
Sharyon Mayfield offered a motion, seconded by David Hammons, to approve the minutes of the January 11, 2011 meeting. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Hunter
Roy Glover offered a motion, seconded by Annie Brown to appoint Butler Hampton as Commissioner to the Greater Ward One Waterworks District.
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-06
BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in Regular Session this 8th day of February, 2011 that Butler Hampton Is hereby and herewith appointed, COMMISSIONER GREATER WARD ONE WATERWORKS DISTRICT Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, For the term of February 8, 2011 – February 8, 2016
Signed and Sealed this 8th day of February, 2011
LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY
/s/ Courtney Hall
/s/ Theresa Wyatt Courtney Hall Theresa Wyatt
Administrator President
The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Hunter
Bobby Bennett offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover, to appoint Ray Bratton as Commissioner to the Library Board of Control.
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-07
BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in Regular Session this 8th day of February, 2011 that RAY BRATTON Is hereby and herewith appointed, MEMBER LINCOLN PARISH LIBRARY BOARD OF CONTROL
Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, For the term of February 8, 2011 – February 8, 2016
Signed and Sealed this 8th day of February, 2011
LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY
/s/ Courtney Hall
/s/ Theresa Wyatt Courtney Hall Theresa Wyatt
Administrator President
The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Hunter
Mickey Mays offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover, to authorize the president to sign a Resolution of Assurance for the Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisitions Act.
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-08
RESOLUTION OF ASSURANCE TO COMPLY WITH UNIFORM RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AND REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION
LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY
WHEREAS, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury anticipates obtaining Federal participation in transportation related projects for the fiscal year 2011-2012; and, WHEREAS, it is essential for the Lincoln Parish Police Jury to provide the necessary assurances to Louisiana Department of Transportation’s Real Estate Section that it will comply with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act, as amended (Uniform Relocation Act) 42 U.S.C. 4601-4655, and with implementing Federal regulations in 49 C.F.R. Part 24. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury assures that it will comply with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act, as amended (Uniform Relocation Act) 42 U.S.C. 4601-4655, and with implementing Federal regulations in 49 C.F.R. Part 24.
I, COURTNEY HALL, Parish Administrator, Lincoln Parish Police Jury, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of a Resolution adopted by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in regular session on the 8th day of February, 2011 at which meeting a quorum was present. GIVEN UNDER MY OFFICIAL Signature and Seal of Office this 8th day of February, 2011.
/s/ Courtney Hall COURTNEY HALL
ADMINISTRATOR
The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Hunter
Joe Henderson offered a motion, seconded by David Hammons, to adopt a resolution authorizing the President to sign a contract extension for commercial plan reviews with the State Fire Marshall’s Office.
RESOLUTION 2011-09
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in regular session this 8th day of February, 2011, that it does hereby and herewith authorize President Theresa Wyatt to sign a contract extension for commercial plan reviews with the State Fire Marshall’s Office.
And this resolution was declared adopted on this, the 8th day of February, 2011.
I, COURTNEY HALL, Parish Administrator, Lincoln Parish Police Jury, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of a Resolution adopted by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in regular session on the 8th day of February, 2011 at which meeting a quorum was present.
/s/ Courtney Hall COURTNEY HALL
ADMINISTRATOR
The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Hunter
Next on the agenda was to consider a Resolution of Authority pertaining to the Louisiana Tourism Recovery Program. Kyle Edmiston with the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau was present and explained that due to the oil spill in the Gulf in 2010, BP is making grant funds available to the State of Louisiana from which Lincoln Parish will receive $17,770.02. These grant funds are to be used for the marketing, promotion and advertising of outdoor activities in Lincoln Parish and the primary focus will be on the Lincoln Parish Park. Mr. Edmiston provided a handout detailing how the funds would be allocated. Following discussion, Joe Henderson offered a motion, seconded by Annie Brown, to approve the resolution.
RESOLUTION 2011-10
STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF LINCOLN
The following Resolution as offered by Joe Henderson, seconded by Annie Brown, with 12 votes in favor and 0 votes opposed.
WHEREAS, the State of Louisiana has executed a Memorandum of Understanding with British Petroleum (BP), securing an additional $30 million for tourism recovery efforts from the impact of the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill, and WHEREAS, the Parish of Lincoln has been allocated $17,770.02 to put toward endeavors to increase tourism in the Lincoln Parish area, now
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Lincoln Parish Police Jury hereby authorizes Kyle Edmiston, President/ CEO with the Ruston- Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, authority to act on behalf of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury in regards to the tourism recovery funds received by Lincoln Parish through the Louisiana Tourism Recovery Program.
CERTIFICATE
I, Courtney Hall, Parish Administrator, Lincoln Parish Police Jury, do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of the resolution duly passed and adopted by the Parish of Lincoln, State of Louisiana on the 8th day of February, 2011
/s/ Courtney Hall COURTNEY HALL
ADMINISTRATOR
The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Hunter
Next on the Agenda was a Redistricting update by Andy Shealy, Assistant District Attorney. Mr. Shealy presented a detailed overview of the redistricting process and recommended that the Police Jury work with the Lincoln Parish School Board as was done during the last redistricting process. Mr. Shealy also recommended that this work be done in-house utilizing the resources of G.I.S. and that Waggoner Engineering, Inc. be retained to assist in the process. Mr. Shealy also stated that the School Board has agreed to share equally in any costs incurred. Following questions and discussion, Mickey Mays offered a motion, seconded by Skip Russell, to follow the advice given by Parish Legal Counsel and to rescind prior action in regards to hiring Precision Cartographers for redistricting. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Hunter
Mickey Mays then offered a motion, seconded by Skip Russell, to hire Waggoner Engineering, Inc. on an hourly basis, at a cost not to exceed $12,500.00, for redistricting work. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Hunter
Skip Russell stated that the Long Range Planning Committee met at 10:00 am on January 20, 2011. The Committee discussed survey results received from other Police Jury’s concerning their Long Range Plans. The Committee also discussed the possibility of partnering with the Lincoln Health Foundation in regards to the upgrade of the Lincoln Parish Health Unit. Skip Russell offered a motion, seconded by Annie Brown, to approve the minutes of the Long Range Planning Committee. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Hunter
Skip Russell stated that the Public Works Committee met at 6:30 pm this date and the Committee Recommends:
Accepting the Capital Improvement Program for 2011-2012-2013 as presented. Authorizing the President to sign an Intergovernmental Agency Agreement with the Office of State Fire Marshall for Commercial Plan Reviews. Authorizing advertisement for bids for asphalt materials, dump truck and a sweeper. Authorize purchasing two (2) 3/4 ton pickup trucks, a one ton pickup truck, mowing tractor with side cutter, and a litter van on state contract. David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Bobby Bennett to approve the minutes of the Public Works Committee. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Hunter
There being no other business to come before the Jury, the meeting was adjourned.
Courtney Hall Theresa Wyatt
Parish Administrator President
February 8, 2011
Ruston, La
1td: March 14, 2011

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