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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 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; Mike Franklin, District Four; David Hammons, District Five; Roy Glover, District Six; Jody Backus, District Seven; R. G. “Skip” Russell, District Eight; Joe Henderson, District Nine; Annie Brown, District Ten; Sharyon Mayfield, District Eleven; and R. D. “Mickey” Mays, District Twelve.
ABSENT: None
Theresa Wyatt called the meeting to order and Skip Russell delivered the Invocation. David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to approve the agenda. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
Sharyon Mayfield offered a motion, seconded by David Hammons, to approve the minutes of the September 14, 2010 meeting. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Annie Brown, to approve the minutes of the September 28, 2010 meeting. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
Annie Brown offered a motion, seconded by Skip Russell, to appoint Randy Snow to the Waterworks District No. 3.
RESOLUTION NO. 2010-55
BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in Regular Session this 12th day of October, 2010 that RANDY SNOW Is hereby and herewith appointed, COMMISSIONER WATERWORKS DISTRICT NO. 3 Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, For the term of October 12, 2010 – October 12, 2015
Signed and Sealed this 12th day of October 2010
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, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
Sharyon Mayfield offered a motion, seconded by David Hammons to approve the final resolution for the Annual Plan for Section 8 Housing for the 2011 Year.
RESOLUTION NO. 2010-56
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury approved the Final Annual Plan (2011) for the Section 8 Housing Program.
Signature: /S/ Theresa Wyatt Date: October 12, 2010
The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
Mike Franklin offered a motion, seconded by Annie Brown, to approve a resolution for the Off System Bridge Program Annual Inspection Certification.
RESOLUTION NO. 2010-57
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, 2009 through 30 September, 2010: The Parish has performed all interim inspections on Parish owned or maintained bridges in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards. 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. 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 Mike Franklin, being seconded by Annie Brown, was unanimously adopted by the following votes on this the 12th day of October 2010.
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
/s/ Courtney Hall COURTNEY HALL
ADMINISTRATOR
LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY
Bobby Bennett offered a motion, seconded by Sharyon Mayfield, to adopt a resolution authorizing the President to execute necessary documents relating to Supplemental Agreement No. 1 for the Braswell Lane Safety Improvements.
RESOLUTION 2010-58
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury convened in Regular Session this 12th day of October, 2010 does hereby authorize the President Theresa Wyatt to execute any and all documents relating to the Supplemental Agreement No. 1 with Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development regarding the Braswell Lane Safety Improvements.
I, Courtney Hall, Parish Administrator, Lincoln Parish Police Jury, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of a Resolution adopted by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in regular session on the 12th day of October, 2010 at which meeting a quorum was present. And this resolution was declared adopted on this, the 12th day of October, 2010.
/s/ Courtney Hall
Courtney Hall Parish Administrator
The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
Mike Stone was present to give the Jury a report on the Detention Center Chiller. The existing 30 year old chiller has failed and a temporary chiller is being utilized at a cost of $7,500.00 per month. The Detention Center Commission is exploring ways to finance the replacement cost estimated at $99,876.00. Following discussion, Skip Russell offered a motion, seconded by Mickey Mays, to pay the cost of the new chiller directly from the Courthouse Capital Fund and to reduce the annual appropriation from the General Fund to the Detention Center Fund by $20,000.00 a year for the next five years. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
Mickey Mays offered a motion, seconded by Joe Henderson, to reduce the minimum bid amount for the Mack Compactor Truck S/N 1M2K189C54M024872 from $20,000.00 to $10,000.00 and to reduce the bid amount for the 1994 Ford Bus S/N 1FDNB80C9SVA01531 from $1,500.00 to $850 and put both items back out for bid. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
Annie Brown offered a motion, seconded by Sharyon Mayfield, to authorize advertisement for bids for the following items: asphaltic concrete pavement mixture, gasoline and diesel fuel, gravel materials, culvert materials, cold mix asphalt. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
David Hammons stated that the Solid Waste Committee met at 4 p.m. this day and the Committee recommends: Authorizing Administration to negotiate and enter into a contract with Jackie White, Inc. for the Solid Waste Hauling and Transfer Station Operation Contract Authorization. Authorizing Administration to negotiate and enter into a contract with Union Parish for Landfill Tipping Fees Contract. Mickey Mays offered a motion, seconded by David Hammons, to accept the committee report and authorize Administration to negotiate and enter into a contract with Jackie White, Inc. for the Solid Waste Hauling and Transfer Operation. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Henderson, and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Bennett, Russell, Brown and Mayfield
David Hammons made a motion, seconded by Joe Henderson, to authorize administration to negotiate and enter into a contract with the Union Parish Police Jury for Landfill Tipping Fees. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Franklin, Hammons, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: Bennett
ABSENT: None
ABSTAINED: Glover
Jody Backus stated that the Finance Committee met at 4:30 p.m. this day and the Committee recommends: Approve a $144.00 increase for a total of $6,408.00 for the year 2011 for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Move funding for the Ruston Mental Health Center from the General Fund to the Hospital Proceeds Fund.
Maintain funding of $1,800.00 for the Bayou Lake D’Arbonne Commission. Maintain funding of $53,608.00 for the Lincoln Parish Coroner for the year 2011. Maintain funding at the current level of $107,000.00 for the year 2011, subject to any cost of living increase granted to other parish employees, for the Third Judicial District Court and to reevaluate this request at a later date. Maintain funding for the Juvenile Assistance Program at $15,278.00.
Increase funding for the Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court by $22,400.00 for a total of $22,800.00 for the year 2011. Award an increase of $600.00 for the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service for a total of $20,600.00 for the year 2011. Discontinue funding for Trailblazer, Inc. Maintain funding of $1000.00 for the Coordinating Development Corporation for the 2011 year. Award the Registrar of Voters $28,020.00 for the year 2011. Maintain funding for the Lincoln Parish District Attorney in the amount of $169,600.00 for the 2011 year. Maintain funding for the Lincoln Parish GIS in the amount of $25,000.00 for the 2011 year. Maintain funding for the IT Department in the amount of $14,000.00 for the year 2011. Maintain funding for the Council on Aging in the amount of $10,000.00 for the 2011 year. Fund the Sparta Groundwater Commission $5,000.00 for the year 2011. Increase funding for 4-Paws by $1,000.00 for a total of $2,000.00 for the 2011 year and to start funding this from the Hospital Proceeds Fund. Maintain $1,000.00 for the 2011 year for Lincoln Total Community Action.
Increase Salaries and Wages by 2.5% for the year 2011. Jody Backus offered a motion, seconded by Mickey Mays, to approve the minutes of the Finance Committee. The motion carried with the following vote:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
ABSTAINED: Henderson
Skip Russell stated that the Insurance Committee met at 5:30 p.m. this day and the Committee recommends: Renewing the General Liability with the Lincoln Agency for 2011. Continuing with existing carriers for group health and dental insurance for 2011. Skip Russell offered a motion, seconded by Annie Brown, to approve the minutes of the Insurance Committee. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
Skip Russell stated that the Public Works Committee met at 6:30 p.m. this day and the Committee recommends: Approving the Final Plat for Lagniappe Subdivision. Accept the proposal of Saber Engineering Services to assist in the development of the Capital Improvement Program For 2011-2012-2013 Road System. Skip Russell 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, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
Under travel was a request for the Parish Administrator and President to go to Washington D.C. on November 16 and 17, 2010 for the Union Lincoln Water Supply Initiative. Joe Henderson offered a motion, seconded by Annie Brown, to approve the travel. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Franklin, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Brown, Mayfield and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: None
Under Public Comment, Mr. Kilpatrick commented on the Solid Waste Proposals. Rick Holt invited the Jurors to Water Fest to be held on October 14 and 15, 2010. There being no other business to come before the Jury the meeting was adjourned.
Courtney Hall Theresa Wyatt
Parish Administrator President
October 12, 2010
Ruston, La
1td:November 16, 2010

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