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MINUTES. CITY OF GRAMBLING, GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA. Monthly Meeting

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MINUTES. CITY OF GRAMBLING, GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA.
Monthly Meeting
January 3, 2013
Mayor Edward R. Jones opened the regular session of the Grambling City Council at 6:00 p.m. at Grambling City Hall. Mr. William Arrington offered the invocation and led the council and congregation into the Pledge of Allegiance. Present were the following Council members: Birdex Copeland, Jr., Yanise Days, Cathy Holmes, Cullen Jackson and Roy Jackson. It was moved by Council member Roy Jackson and seconded by Council member Yanise Days to adopt the Minutes dated December 6, 2012 and Minutes of Special- Called Meeting dated December 27, 2012.
Roll call was as follows:
Yea
Council member Birdex Copeland, Jr.
Council member Yanise Days
Council member Cathy Holmes
Council member Cullen Jackson
Council member Roy Jackson
Nay Abstain Absent
The motion was carried to adopt the minutes of the Meetings dated December 6, 2012 and December 27, 2012. It was moved by Council member Birdex Copeland, Jr. and seconded by Council member Cullen Jackson to adopt the agenda as presented.
Part II. Comments, Information, and Presentation: Public Comment:
To Comply with ACT No. 850 H.B. No. 1307 the Mayor allowed time for the Public to make comments concerning any presented Agenda items. No Comment.
Police Department
Sandra Dupree, University Place Apartment presented Lt. Aundrea Livingston a plaque for her loyal and dedicated work at the complex.
Fire Department
Chief David Wells was present, but he didn't have anything to report.
Part III. Old Business
There was no old business.
Part IV New Business:
1. It was moved by Council member Yanise Days and seconded by Council member Cullen Jackson to adopt
ORDINANCE NO. 120612-4
ORDINANCE PROVIDING THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE OF REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNCIL MEMBERS OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2013
WHEREAS, the Board of Council members desires to provide notice of the regular meetings of the Board of Council members of the City of Grambling, Louisiana, for calendar year 2013 pursuant to LSA-R.S. 42:7; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNCIL MEMBERS OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA:
§1. Pursuant to LSA-R.S. 42:7, notice is hereby given that the Board of Council members of the City of Grambling, Louisiana, will hold its regular meetings on the following dates, times and places for calendar year 2013:
Dates
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Times and Places
All meetings to be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers (or designated place), 127 King Street Grambling, Louisiana.
Roll call was as follows:
Yea
Council member Birdex Copeland, Jr.
Council member Yanise Days
Council member Cathy Holmes
Council member Cullen Jackson
Council member Roy Jackson
Nay Abstain Absent
The motion was carried to adopt Ordinance #120612-4.
2. It was moved by Council member Cullen Jackson and seconded by Council member Roy Jackson to adopt
RESOLUTION
“WHEREAS, the City of Grambling is committed to extending its 8” potable water main to existing residents and small businesses within the eastern extremity of the corporate limits;” “WHEREAS, an expedited extension of the potable supply facilities, will be a financial strain on the operating budget restraints and limited revenue sources associated with this Louisiana municipality; “WHEREAS, this area of Grambling has a major growth potential for the City;” WHEREAS, the expansion of this supply and elimination of threat to health and welfare will benefit the growth and utilization of this areas and free up maintenance personnel to focus on other potential problems;” WHEREAS, the City of Grambling has insufficient unappropriated funds on hand for the required capital improvement project;” NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED in accordance with the requirements of the Community Water Enrichment Fund, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Grambling, do hereby support and cordially request grant authorization to execute and submit an application for the 2012-2013 Community Water Enrichment Program funding”.
Roll call was as follows:
Yea
Council member Birdex Copeland, Jr.
Council member Yanise Days
Council member Cathy Holmes
Council member Cullen Jackson
Council member Roy Jackson
Nay Abstain Absent
The motion was carried to adopt the Resolution.
3. A hearing was held with Attorney Ernest Johnson on behalf of Louisiana Community Development Capital Fund- Dilapidated Property. It was moved by Council member Birdex Copeland, Jr. and seconded by Council member Yanise Days that after reviewing all evidence and information bought before the Council, the Council voted to order that the old hotel building known as The Grambling Plaza in the name of Louisiana Community Development Capital Fund, Tax Assessment No. 29371, be repaired and bought up to all current codes or the building shall be demolished before March 30, 2013 (90 days).
Roll call was as follows:
Yea
Council member Birdex Copeland, Jr.
Council member Yanise Days
Council member Cathy Holmes
Council member Cullen Jackson
Council member Roy Jackson
Nay Abstain Absent
The motion was carried.
Announcement
Mr. Douglas Porter announced that the Homeowner's Association Meeting would be held on Monday, January 14, 2013. It was moved by Council member Yanise Days and seconded by Council member
Cathy Holmes to adjourn this meeting at 6:35 p.m.
Edward R. Jones, Mayor Pamela J. Stringfellow, CMC
“This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”
1td: February 15, 2013

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