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TO: LINCOLN Parish Police Jury
FROM: Finance Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Finance Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Present were: Jody Backus, Chair; Theresa Wyatt, Hazel Hunter, Roy Glover, and Mickey Mays.
ABSENT: Joe Henderson
Jody Backus called the meeting to order and delivered the Invocation. Chair Backus requested that the Judge's office be allowed to submit their request first due to court still being in session. Roy Glover offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to approve the agenda. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
The Committee heard requests from the following Departments:
Third Judicial District Court: Judge Wayne Smith requested that their current funding be continued for the 2012 year and the Court Reporters be given the same percentage raise as other parish employees. Judge Smith also discussed a new funding request for the drug court program. The total funding request for the Judge's Office is $160,909.00, an increase of $51,144.00.
Juvenile Assistance Program: Judge Wayne Smith requested that the current funding in the amount of $15,278.00 be continued for the 2012 year.
Bayou Lake D'Arbonne Commission: Noel James was present to request a continuance of $1,800.00 for the 2012 year.
Sparta Groundwater Commission: Rick Holt requested a continuance of the current annual funding of $5,000.00 for the 2012 year.
Council on Aging: Michelle Wright was present to request a continuance of the current annual funding of $10,000.00 for the 2012 year.
IT Department: A letter was received to request a continuance of the current annual funding in the amount of $14,000.00 for the 2012 year.
Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court: A letter was received to request a continuance of the current annual funding in the amount of $22,800.00 for the 2012 year.
Lincoln Parish GIS: A letter was received to request a continuance of the current annual funding in the amount of $25,000.00 for the 2012 year.
Lincoln Parish Coroner: A letter was received to request a continuance of the current annual funding in the amount of $53,608.00 for the 2012 year.
Lincoln Parish District Attorney: A letter was received to request a continuance of the current annual funding in the amount of $169,660.00 for the 2012 year.
LA Cooperative Extension Service: Gary Stockton was present to request funding of $21,000.00 for 2012, an increase of $400.00 over 2011.
Lincoln Total Community Action: Clotill Smith was present to request funding in the amount of $1,500.00, an increase of $500.00 over current funding.
Department of Veterans Affairs: A letter was received to request $7,884.00 for the 2012 year, an increase of $1,476.00 over current funding.
Trailblazer, Inc.: Ellzey Simmons was present to request funding of $1,800.00, an increase of $600.00 over current funding.
North Louisiana Economic Partnership: A letter was received to request funding in the amount of $2,500.00 for the 2012 year.
Coordinating Development Coorporation: A letter was received to request funding in the amount of $10,721.00 for the 2012 year.
Registrar of Voters: Dianna Stone was present to request funding of $51,880.00, which is an increase of $23,860 over current funding.
Lincoln Parish Health Unit: Steve McAdams was present to request continuing assistance with building maintenance, painting of the building interior, continued lawn services, and various other building improvements.
Four Paws: Ruth Logan was present to request a continuance of the current funding in the amount of $2,000.00 for the 2012 year.
Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful: Camille Mize was present to request a continuance of the current annual funding in that amount of $5000.00 for the year 2012.
Ruston Behavioral Health Center: Stan Mahaffey was present to request a continuance of the current annual funding in that amount of $1,530.00 for the year 2012.
Chair Backus reminded the Committee that the Detention Center is currently operating in a deficit situation and that the Police Jury would be responsible for 85 percent of this shortfall.
Theresa Wyatt offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter to accept the requests for the 2012 General Fund and take them under advisement. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus, Henderson, and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
There being no other business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.
Courtney Hall Jody Backus
Parish Administrator Chair
1td: October 24, 2011

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