Special Called Meeting
MINUTES. CITY OF GRAMBLING, GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA.
Special Called Meeting
November 9, 2010
Mayor Martha W. Andrus opened the Special Called Session of the Grambling City Council at 5:20 p.m. at Grambling City Hall. Mr. Willie Mabry offered the invocation. Present were the following Council members: Alvin Bradley (arrived late), Roosevelt Bryant, Jr. (arrived late), Toby Bryan, Roy L. Jackson and Edward Jones. Absent: None. It was moved by Council member Jackson and seconded by Council member Jones to adopt the agenda with the following addition: Colvin Law Firm.
The Roll Call was as follows:
Council member Bradley Council member Bryan Council member Bryant Council member Jackson
Council member Jones Nay Abstain Absent
The Agenda was adopted with the addition.
Business Transacted: Council member Jones stated that the city’s attorney received a letter that was emailed and faxed to their office from Mayor Andrus dated November 8, 2010, stating that “Attorney James Colvin and Attorney Pamela Breedlove had taken improper actions purportedly on behalf of the City of Grambling against website developer, Ms. Sheree Rabon (docket number C-54583), without any directive or input from her. She also stated that Council member Jones had no right or authority to issue directives or act on behalf of the City of Grambling”. Attorney Colvin sent a letter stating he had to decline this directive unless and until the matter is presented to the Grambling City Council. In the letter he had it clear that Council member Jones did not “authorize” or “direct” the filing of the lawsuit on his own accord. At the September 2, 2010, City Council Meeting, the Grambling City Council instructed his firm to file the lawsuit. Attorney Colvin has requested an opinion from the Louisiana Attorney General regarding whether they are correct in their position regarding the lawsuit. Council member Jones stated that he feels the lawsuit should proceed but he will let the city’s attorney determine the next steps to take in this situation. There was an extensive review of the 2010 Amended Budget and the 2011 Proposed Budget. Council member Bradley stated the storage fee for the HERD Grant Equipment should be paid for from the HERD Account at Sabine Account. It was moved by Council member Bradley and seconded by Council member Jones to adopt the Resolution for the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for the audit of the year of 2009. Council member Bradley stated that all accounts of the city of Grambling need to be changed and place in the appropriate names in a timely manner. It was moved by Council member Bradley and seconded by Council member Jones to adjourn this meeting at 7:55 p.m.
Pamela Stringfellow, CMC
cc: Mayor Martha W. Andrus
1td:December 2, 2010