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Choudrant Town Council MINUTES VILLAGE OF CHOUDRANT

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Choudrant Town Council MINUTES
VILLAGE OF CHOUDRANT
June 6, 2011
The Village of Choudrant Town Council met in regular session. Present were Mayor Bill Sanderson, Alderman Ragan Aswell, Alderman John Croswell, Alderman Ricky Maier, clerk Celeste Butler, and guests. Meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Mayor Sanderson. Mayor Sanderson gave prayer. Mayor Sanderson recommended the council amend the agenda to include Selection of Engineer and Selection of Consultant for the LCDBG 2012-2013 application. Motion to approve the amended agenda was made by Alderman Aswell, seconded by Alderman Croswell. Roll call vote as follows:
Aswell Yea
Croswell Yea
Maier Yea
Approved.
Motion to approve the minutes of May 2, 2011 was made by Alderman Aswell, seconded by Alderman Maier. Approved.
Financial Report- Mayor Sanderson presented the financial report.
Police Report -No report
Fire Report - 6 alarms
New Business -Phyllis Goins and Dr. LaCayo presented plans for the Mobile Health Clinic that will serve the uninsured of Lincoln Parish. Mayor Sanderson presented the 2011-2012 Lincoln Parish Sales and Use Tax Budget. Motion to accept and approve the budget was made by Alderman Croswell, seconded by Alderman Aswell. Mayor Sanderson advised the council of the requirement of selecting an Official Journal. Motion was made by Alderman Aswell, seconded by Alderman Maier to name The Ruston Daily Leader as the Official Journal of the Village. Approved. Mayor Sanderson advised the council of the requirement of selecting an Auditor for the 2010-2011 Audit. Motion was made by Alderman Croswell, seconded by Alderman Maier, to name Doug Brewer as the Auditor for the Village. Approved. Presbytery of the Pines served as a refuge for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The process of reimbursement of expenses was altered by FEMA to require a government sponsor. Presbytery of the Pines requested the Village of Choudrant to serve as their sponsor. Discussion. As no cost or labor is required on the part of the Village, motion was made by Alderman Aswell to serve as the sponsor for Presbytery of the Pines in order for them to receive reimbursement for expenses incurred while housing those displaced by Katrina. Motion was seconded by Alderman Croswell. Approved. Mayor Sanderson presented the council with the 2010-2011 General Fund amended budget. Mayor Sanderson also advised the council that there were grants pending that might affect the figures, but that were not predictable. Motion to approve the 2010-2011 General Fund amended budget was made by Alderman Aswell, seconded by Alderman Croswell. Approved.
Mayor Sanderson presented the council with the 2010-2011 Water Fund amended budget. Again, Mayor Sanderson advised the council that there were grants pending that might affect the figures, but that were not predictable. Motion to approve the 2010-2011 Water Fund amended budget was made by Alderman Croswell, seconded by Alderman Maier. Approved. Mayor Sanderson presented the council with the 2010-2011 Solid Waste Fund amended budget. Motion to approve the 2010-2011 Solid Waste Fund amended budget was made by Alderman Croswell, seconded by Alderman Maier. Approved. Sealed bid packets for the 2012-2013 LCDBG application Engineer Selection were opened and points given, with Riley Company of Louisiana, LLC, having the highest total points. Motion was made by Alderman Croswell and seconded by Alderman Aswell to award Riley Company of Louisiana, LLC, as Engineer for the 2012-2013 LCDBG Application. Sealed bid packets for the 2012-2013 LCDBG application Consultant Selection were opened and points given, with Frye Magee having the highest total points. Motion was made by Alderman Croswell and seconded by Alderman Aswell to award Frye Magee as Consultant for the 2012-2013 LCDBG Application.
New Business
A construction penalty was discussed. No action taken.
Mayor Sanderson opened the Public Hearing and presented the 2011-2012 General Fund budget. Discussion. Hearing was closed. Motion to approve the 2011-2012 General Fund budget was made by Alderman Aswell. Motion was seconded by Alderman Croswell. Approved.
Mayor Sanderson opened the Public Hearing and presented the 2011-2012 Water Fund budget. Discussion. Hearing was closed. Motion to approve the 2011-2012 Water Fund budget was made by Alderman Aswell, seconded by Alderman Croswell. Approved.
Mayor Sanderson opened the Public Hearing and presented the 2011-2012 Solid Waste Fund budget. Discussion. Hearing was closed. Motion to approve the 2011-2012 Solid Waste Fund budget was made by Alderman Aswell. Motion was seconded by Alderman Croswell. Approved.
Old Business -
As there was no public comment, motion to adjourn was made by Alderman Aswell and seconded by Alderman Croswell. Approved. Adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
Bill Sanderson, Mayor
1td: August 1, 2011

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