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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 11, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Present were: Jody Backus, Chair; Hazel Hunter, Walter Pullen, Sharyon Mayfield, and Ronny Walker.
ABSENT:Theresa Wyatt
Jody Backus called the meeting to order and delivered the Invocation. Sharyon Mayfield offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to approve the agenda. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Hunter, Pullen, Backus, Mayfield, and Walker
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Wyatt
The Committee received 2013 budget requests from the following Departments:
Trailblazer, Inc.: Sammy Riser was present to request funding of $1,200.00, an increase of $600.00 over current funding.
Lincoln Total Community Action: Annie Brown was present to request funding in the amount of $1,500.00, an increase of $1,000.00 over current funding.
Bayou Lake D'Arbonne Commission: Joe Rainer was present to request funding in the amount of $1,800.00, an increase of $300.00 over current funding.
Sparta Groundwater Commission: Rick Hohlt was present to request funding in the amount of $2,500.00, an increase of $1,500.00 over current funding.
Council on Aging: Michelle Wright was present to request a continuance of the current annual funding of $5,000.00.
Department of Veterans Affairs: A letter was received requesting funding in the amount of $6,408.00, an increase of $1,408.00 over current funding.
Coordinating and Development Coorporation: A letter was received requesting funding in the amount of $10,721.00, an increase of $10,221.00 over current funding.
IT Department: A letter was received requesting a continuance of the current annual funding in the amount of $14,000.00.
Juvenile Assistance Program: A letter was received to request a continuance of the current annual funding in the amount of $15,278.00.
Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court: A letter was received requesting a continuance of the current annual funding in the amount of $22,800.00.
Lincoln Parish GIS: A letter was received requesting a continuance of the current annual funding in the amount of $25,000.00.
Registrar of Voters: A letter was received requesting funding of $25,249.00, a reduction of $2,771.00 from current funding.
LA Cooperative Extension Service: Gary Stockton was present to request funding in the amount of $31,500.00, an increase of $15,500.00.
Lincoln Parish Coroner: Dr. Michael Belue, Lincoln Parish Coroner, was present to request funding in the amount of $58,758.00, an increase of $5,150.00.
Third Judicial District Court: A letter was received to request that current funding of $111,000.00 be continued for the 2013 year and that Court Reporters be given the same percentage raise as other parish employees.
Lincoln Parish District Attorney: A letter was received requesting a continuance of the current annual funding in the amount of $169,660.00.
Four Paws: Sue Martin was present to request funding in the amount of $1,000.00.
Ruston Behavioral Health Center: A letter was received requesting a continuance of the current annual funding in the amount of $1,530.00.
Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful: Camille Mize was present to request a continuance of the current annual funding in the amount of $5,000.00.
Lincoln Parish Health Unit: Mr. Steve McAdams was present `to request continuing assistance with building maintenance, painting of the building interior, continued lawn services, and various other building improvements.
Jody Backus offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter to accept the requests for the 2013 year and take them under advisement. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Hunter, Pullen, Backus, Mayfield, and Walker
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Wyatt
There being no other business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.
Courtney Hall
Jody Backus
Parish Administrator Chair
1td: October 22, 2012

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