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THE LINCOLN Parish Police Jury met in regular session

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THE LINCOLN Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., at its regular meeting place in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana. Present were: Theresa Moore Wyatt, District One; Hazel D. Hunter, District Two; Bobby Bennett, District Three; David Hammons, District Five; Roy Glover, District Six; Jody Backus, District Seven; R. G. “Skip” Russell, District Eight; Annie Brown, District Ten; Sharyon Mayfield, District Eleven; and R. D. “Mickey” Mays, District Twelve.
ABSENT: Mike Franklin, District Four; and Joe Henderson, District Nine
Theresa Wyatt called the meeting to order and Skip Russell delivered the Invocation. Bobby Bennett offered a motion, seconded by Sharyon Mayfield, to approve the agenda. The motion carried with the following vote:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin and Henderson
Sharyon Mayfield offered a motion, seconded by Annie Brown, to approve the minutes of the September 13, 2011 meeting. The motion carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin and Henderson
First on the Agenda was to appoint Shannon Liston to the Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Commission. Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Bobby Bennett, to appoint Ms. Liston.
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-37
BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in Regular Session this 11th day of October, 2011 that Shannon Liston Is hereby and herewith appointed, COMMISSIONER Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, For the term of October 11, 2011 - October 11, 2014
Signed and Sealed this 11th day of October, 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, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin and Henderson
Next on the Agenda was to appoint Mike Haddox to the Greater Ward One Waterworks District. Skip Russell offered a motion, seconded by David Hammons, to appoint Mr. Haddox.
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-38
BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in Regular Session this 11th day of October, 2011 that Mike Haddox Is hereby and herewith appointed, COMMISSIONER GREATER WARD ONE WATERWORKS DISTRICT Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, For the term of October 11, 2011 - October 11, 2016
Signed and Sealed this 11th day of October, 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, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin and Henderson
Mickey Mays offered a motion, seconded by Bobby Bennett, to authorize advertisement for bids on asphaltic concrete pavement mixture, gasoline and diesel fuels, gravel materials, culvert materials, and cold mix asphalt. The motion carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin and Henderson
Skip Russell offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to approve a resolution for the Off System Bridge Program Annual Inspection Certification.
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-39
WHEREAS, the Code of Federal Regulations as enacted by the United States Congress mandates that all structures defined as bridges located on all public roads shall be inspected, rated for safe load capacity and posted in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards and that an inventory of these bridges be maintained by each State; and WHEREAS, the responsibility to inspect, rate and load post those bridges under the authority of Lincoln Parish in accordance with those Standards is delegated by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to Lincoln Parish.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the governing authority of Lincoln Parish (herein referred to as the Parish) that the Parish in regular meeting assembled does hereby certify to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (herein referred to the DOTD) that for the period 1 October, 2010 through 30 September, 2011:
1. The Parish has performed all interim inspections on Parish owned or maintained bridges in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards.
2. Bridges owned or maintained by the Parish have been structurally analyzed and rated as to the safe load capacity in accordance with AASPHTO Manual for Maintenance Inspection of Bridges. The load information that has been determined by the LA DOTD for all bridges where the maximum legal load under Louisiana State law exceeds the load permitted under the operating rating as determined above has been critically reviewed by the Parish. Load posting information has been updated by the Parish to reflect all structural changes, any obsolete structural ratings or any missing structural ratings.
3. Parish owned or maintained bridges which require load posting or closing are load posted or closed in accordance with the table in the DOTD Engineering Directives and Standards Manual Directive No. 1.1.1.8 All DOTD supplied load posting information concerning a bridge has been critically reviewed by the Parish Engineer prior to load posting.
4. Bridges owned or maintained by the Parish are shown on the attached list in the format specified by the DOTD. Corrections to data supplied to the Parish by the La. DOTD are noted. These stipulations are prerequisites to participation by the Parish in the Off System Bridge Replacement Program.
The resolution was considered section by section and as a whole and upon motion of Skip Russell, being seconded by Hazel Hunter, was unanimously adopted by the following votes on this the 11th day of October 2011.
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin and Henderson
/s/ Courtney Hall
COURTNEY HALL, ADMINISTRATOR
LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Sharyon Mayfield to adopt a resolution authorizing the President to execute a donation of servitude with the City of Ruston for a sewer line.
RESOLUTION 2011 - 40
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury convened in Regular Session this 11th day of October, 2011 does hereby authorize the President Theresa Wyatt to execute any and all documents relating to the Donation of Servitude with the City of Ruston for Sewer Line.
I, COURTNEY HALL, Parish Administrator, Lincoln Parish Police Jury, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of an Ordinance adopted by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in regular session on the 11th day of October, 2011 at which meeting a quorum was present.
GIVEN UNDER MY OFFICIAL Signature and Seal of Office this 11th day of October, 2011.
/s/ Courtney Hall
COURTNEY HALL, PARISH ADMINISTRATOR
LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY
The motion carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin and Henderson
David Hammons stated that the Solid Waste Committee met at 4:30 pm this day and the Committee recommends:
1. Authorizing Parish Administrator to utilize a consultant to develop options and costs for woodwaste processing and bringing the information back to the Committee.
Annie Brown offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to approve the minutes of the Solid Waste Committee. The motion carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin and Henderson
Jody Backus stated that the Finance Committee met at 5:00 pm this day and both item (IV) Salaries and Wages and (V) General Fund Budget Requests were tabled until the November 8, 2011 meeting. Jody Backus offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to approve the minutes of the Finance Committee. The motion carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin and Henderson
Skip Russell stated that the Insurance Committee met at 6:00 pm this day and the Committee recommends:
1. Renewing the property and general liability package insurance for the 2012 year with The Lincoln Agency.
2. Accepting the Option 3 Standard Plan and the Managed Care Option Renewals for 2012.
3. Approving the Dental Insurance renewals for 2012.
David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Sharyon Mayfield, to approve the minutes of the Insurance Committee. The motion carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin and Henderson
Skip Russell stated that the Public Works Committee met at 6:30 pm this day and the Committee recommends:
1. Tabling the lighting request from the residents of Tremont Subdivision until more research could be done.
2. Approving the request from the Town of Grambling for crossdrain repair at Simsboro Street contingent on the available work schedule of the Highway Department.
David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Annie Brown, to approve the minutes of the Public Works Committee. The motion carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin and Henderson
Under public comment, Rick Holt thanked the Jurors for the use of the Parish Park for Water Fest. Courtney Hall reminded Jurors of the Homeland Security Interoperability Exercise to be held at the Argent Pavilion on October 20, 2011 at 9 am. He also reminded the Jurors of the Public Meeting for the Long Range Facility Plan to be held at 6 pm on October 18, 2011 in the Police Jury Meeting Room. There being no other business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.
Courtney Hall Theresa Wyatt
Parish Administrator President
1td: November 16, 2011

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