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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, November 8, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. Present were: Jody Backus, Chair; Theresa Wyatt, Hazel Hunter, Roy Glover.
ABSENT: Joe Henderson and Mickey Mays Jody Backus called the meeting to order and delivered the Invocation.
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Theresa Wyatt, to approve the agenda. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
First on the Agenda was to consider salaries and wages for Parish employees. Following discussion and comments, Jody Backus offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter to increase salaries and wages by 2.5% for the year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
ext on the Agenda was consideration of General Fund Budget requests for 2012. Chair Jody Backus reminded the Committee that based on current projections, the Detention Center would be in a budget deficit situation which by statute is required to be funded by the Police Jury General Fund. The Committee then reviewed mandated and non-mandated General Fund expenses and discussed funding requests. Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover to fund Bayou Lake D'Arbonne Commission at $1,500.00 for the year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Theresa Wyatt offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to fund the Sparta Groundwater Commission at $1,000.00 for the year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Theresa Wyatt, to fund the Council on Aging in the amount of $5,000.00 for the 2012 year. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Theresa Wyatt, to fund the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service in the amount of $16,000.00 for the year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, and Backus
NAYS: Glover
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Theresa Wyatt, to fund Lincoln Total Community Action $500.00 for the 2012 year. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Theresa Wyatt, to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs in the amount of $5,000.00 for the year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Theresa Wyatt offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to fund Trailblazer, Inc in the amount of $600.00 for the year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Theresa Wyatt offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, not to fund the North Louisiana Economic Partnership for the 2012 year. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover, to fund the Coordinating Development Corporation in the amount of $500.00 for the 2012 year. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Theresa Wyatt offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to fund the Registrar of Voters in the amount of $28,020.00 for the year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover, to provide funding for the Third Judicial District Court in the amount of $110,882.00 for the year 2012, subject to any cost of living increase granted to other parish employees. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover, to maintain funding for the IT Department in the amount of $14,000.00 for the year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Theresa Wyatt offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter to maintain funding for the Juvenile Assistance Program at $15,278.00 for the year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover to maintain funding for the Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court at $22,800.00 for the year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Theresa Wyatt, to maintain funding for the Lincoln Parish GIS in the amount of $25,000.00 for the 2012 year. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover, to maintain funding of $53,608.00 for the Lincoln Parish Coroner for the year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover, to maintain funding for the Lincoln Parish District Attorney in the amount of $169,660.00 for the 2012 year. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Theresa Wyatt offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to fund the Lincoln Parish Health Unit in the amount of $18,500.00 for the year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover, to fund Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful in the amount of $5,000.00 for the Year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Roy Glover offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to fund the Ruston Mental Health Center in the amount of $1,530.00 for the year 2012. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover, to fund 4-Paws in the amount of $1,500.00 for the 2012 year. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson and Mays
There being no other business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.
Courtney Hall Jody Backus
Parish Administrator Chair
1td: December 22, 2011

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