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THE VILLAGE OF SIMSBORO MONTHLY TOWN HALL MEETING

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THE VILLAGE OF SIMSBORO MONTHLY TOWN HALL MEETING
MINUTES TUESDAY, February 15th, 2011
The Village of Simsboro met in regular session Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 6:00 P.M.. Council members present were Alderman Pam Durrett, and Alderman Tiffany Cole. Alderman Doug Durrett was absent. Mayor Hendricks called the meeting to order. Patrick Jefferson voiced a prayer and Mayor Hendricks led in the pledge of allegiance. The agenda was presented to the Aldermen. A motion was made by Alderman Pam Durrett to accept the agenda as printed, seconded by Alderman Tiffany Cole. Motion carried. Peggy Stewart, clerk, read the minutes of the January 3rd, 2011 meeting. A motion was made by Alderman Pam Durrett to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Alderman Tiffany Cole. Motion carried. Mayor Hendricks requested a motion to accept approval of the municipal bills as presented. Mayor Hendricks asked for comments. There were none. A motion was made by Alderman Pam Durrett, seconded by Alderman Tiffany Cole. Motion carried. Next item on the agenda, Mayor Hendricks reported Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department has donated a used car which will be used by the Simsboro Police Department. Three quotes have been received to install radar equipment and to paint “Simsboro Police” on the side of the car. Mayor Hendricks reported the total amount needed will be $2400.00 and that a grant from Homeland Security will cover this amount. Mayor Hendricks asked for comments. There were none. A motion was made by Alderman Pam Durrett, seconded by Alderman Tiffany Cole to present these options to Chief Billy Foster for a selection. Motion carried. Next item on the agenda was Resolution 10-11: This Resolution is to amend the Policy & Procedure Manual. Each Alderman was given a copy of these changes several days prior to the meeting. Mayor Hendricks asked for comments. There were none. A motion was by Alderman Pam Durrett, seconded by Alderman Tiffany Cole to accept the amendments as presented. Motion carried. Next item on the agenda was Ordinance 01-11: Dilapidated and/or Unsecured Buildings as a Nuisance. The ordinance was introduced and will be considered for approval after the Public Hearing at the next Town Hall Meeting on March 14, 2011. Next item on the agenda was a permit request from Michel’s Pipeline: Mayor Hendricks introduced Mr. Gary Solie, representative from Michel’s Pipeline to present his company’s perspective on locating in small towns and their safety policy. He is the liaison for Michel’s Pipeline and the Village of Simsboro. He explained that if there is any citizen that has problems with his company, he will work to solve them. Mayor Hendricks asked about notification of jobs available. Mr. Solie said they must go through the Union Hiring procedures. He explained their policy to repair roads after they leave. Mayor Hendricks asked for comments. There were none. The permit for temporary location by Michel’s Pipeline was presented to the Alderman for approval. Mayor Hendricks asked for comments. There were none. A motion was made by Alderman Pam Durrett, seconded by Alderman Tiffany Cole to approve Michel’s Pipeline permit. Motion carried. A letter will be sent to the citizens about Michel’s Pipeline coming to Simsboro for a temporary job site location. Financial Report; Doug Brewer presented the financial statements. Everything is running as they usually do this time of year. Mayor Hendricks asked for comments. There were none. Mayor Hendricks requested a motion to approve the Financial Report. Motion was made by Alderman Pam Durrett, seconded by Alderman Tiffany Cole to accept the Financial Report as presented. Motion carried No Planning and Zoning Report.
Water & Sewer Report by Shelby Kelley reported that some improvements on our water system are being made with monies remaining from the Water Valve Project. Our Waste Water Project is going well.
Waste Water Project by Walter Carpenter, MML&H: The project is proceeding very well since the permit was finally approved by Baton Rouge, DEQ. Mayor requested approval to change the March meeting to March 14, 2011 at 6:00 due to scheduling problems. Mayor Hendricks asked for comments. There were none. A motion made by Alderman Tiffany Cole, seconded by Alderman Pam Durrett to change the March meeting to Monday, March 14, 2011 Motion carried. Public Comment: Comment forms will be available at the front door so that any citizen that has an item to discuss can complete this form (prior to the meeting) to present their concern or issue to the Mayor and Aldermen. There were no public comment requests. Motion to adjourn was made by Alderman Tiffany Cole, seconded by Alderman Pam Durrett. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.
Mayor Willie Hendricks
Clerk, Peggy Stewart
1td: March 18, 2011

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