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MINUTES. CITY OF GRAMBLING, GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA. Public Hearing & Monthly Meeting January 8, 2015 Mayor Edward Jones opened the Public Hearing of the City of Grambling on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 5:45 p.m.; the purpose of the public hearing was to get input from the citizens concerning the following:
ORDINANCE NO. 010802015-1
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING
TO PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION EXPENSES FOR COURT COSTS AND FINES
After the aforementioned information was presented, the hearing was opened up to discussion from the citizens. There were no comments.
The Public Hearing was closed at 5:50 p.m. 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: Yanise Days, Gariarta D. Dupree, Cathy Holmes, Roy Jackson, and Cullen Jackson. Absent: None. It was moved by Council member Roy Jackson and seconded by Council member Cathy Holmes to adopt the Minutes dated December 4, 2014 and December 22, 2014.
Roll call was as follows:

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The motion was carried to adopt the minutes.
It was moved by Council member Roy Jackson and seconded by Council member Yanise Days to adopt the agenda.
Roll call was as follows:

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The motion was carried to adopt the agenda.
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.
City Consultants:
American Water and Wastewater- submitted a written report. Mr. Karl Johnson, Supervisor, stated that the aerators aren't functioning properly; the barren shift broke.
The mayor will find out from the city's Engineer, Mr. Henry Schuler, if the funds from DEQ can be used to correct the problem with the aerators.
Ms. Markay Brown, Senior Project Manager of Meyer, Meyer, and La Croix & Hixson. The city has approved to accept the Louisiana Recreational Trails Grant, and it was also agreed that the city will assist in the funding of the project to add new sidewalks in the downtown area.
Police Department- Chief Tommy Clark, Jr., stated that a citizen had been arrested for tampering and burglarizing cars in the city. Also, he advised citizens not to drive around “Closed Street” signs.
Part III. Old Business
It was moved by Council member Cullen Jackson and seconded by Council member Cathy Holmes to adopt the following:
ORDINANCE NO. 010802015-1
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING
TO PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION EXPENSES FOR COURT COSTS AND FINES
Roll call was as follows:

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The motion was carried to adopt the ordinance.
Part IV. New Business
It was moved by Council member Roy Jackson and seconded by Council member Cathy Holmes to introduce the following:
ORDINANCE NO. 020122015-1
AN ORDINANCE REVISING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING REGULATIONS FOR THE CITY OF GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA, AND PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT, AND AMENDMENT THEREOF, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS LA. R.S. 33:4721-33:4732, AND THE REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.
Roll call was as follows:

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The motion was carried to introduce the ordinance.
A public hearing will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015, of the Mayor and the Council at 5:30 p.m., in Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana.
It was moved by Council member Cathy Holmes and seconded by Council member Cullen Jackson the approval to appoint Roy Jackson as the Mayor Pro Tempore for the City of Grambling.
Roll call was as follows:

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The motion was carried.
It was moved by Council member Yanise Days and seconded by Council member Roy Jackson the approval to appoint Cullen Jackson as the Alternate for the City of Grambling.
Roll call was as follows:

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The motion was carried.
It was moved by Council member Cathy Holmes and seconded by Council member Cullen Jackson the approval to reappoint Mrs. Shirley Jackson as a Commissioner to the Grambling Housing Authority beginning January 1, 2015.
Roll call was as follows:

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The motion was carried.
It was moved by Council member Cathy Holmes and seconded by Council member Roy Jackson the approval to appoint Dr. Ruth Osborne to replace Ms. Nettie Goree as a Commissioner to the Grambling Housing Authority beginning January 1, 2015.
Roll call was as follows:

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The motion was carried.
It was moved by Council member Yanise Days and seconded by Council member Roy Jackson the approval to appoint Mr. Eddie Robinson, III to replace Mrs. Carolyn Collier as a Commissioner to the Grambling Housing Authority beginning January 1, 2015.
Roll call was as follows:

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The motion was carried.
It was moved by Council member Cathy Holmes and seconded by Council member Roy Jackson the approval of Mrs. Pamela Stringfellow to serve as the Municipal Clerk for the City of Grambling.
Roll call was as follows:

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The motion was carried.
It was moved by Council member Roy Jackson and seconded by Council member Cathy Holmes the approval of Mr. Tommy Clark, Jr. to serve as Chief-of-Police/Sergeant-at-Arms for the City of Grambling.
Roll call was as follows:

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The motion was carried.
It was moved by Council member Cullen Jackson and seconded by Council member Yanise Days the approval of Attorney Pamela Breedlove to serve as City Attorney for the City of Grambling.
Roll call was as follows:

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The motion was carried.
The Municipal Clerk, Chief-of-Police/Sergeant-at-Arms, and City Attorney were sworn-in.
Announcement:
The mayor announced the Swearing-in for newly elected District Attorney, Attorney John Belton will be Friday, January 9, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.
It was moved by Council member Yanise Days and seconded by Council Cullen Jackson to adjourn this meeting at 6:45 p.m.
Edward R. Jones, Mayor Pamela J. Stringfellow, Certified Municipal Clerk
1td: February 17, 2015

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