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THE LINCOLN Parish Police Jury

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THE LINCOLN Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 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; David Hammons, District Five; Roy Glover, District Six; Jody Backus, District Seven; R. G. “Skip” Russell, District Eight; Annie Brown, District Ten; and Sharyon Mayfield, District Eleven.
ABSENT: Mike Franklin, District Four; and Joe Henderson, District Nine, and R. D. “Mickey” Mays, District Twelve Theresa Wyatt called the meeting to order and Skip Russell delivered the Invocation. David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Annie Brown, to approve the agenda. The motion carried with the following vote:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, and Mayfield
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin, Henderson, and Mays Bobby Bennett offered a motion, seconded by Sharyon Mayfield, to approve the minutes of the October 11, 2011 meeting. The motion carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, and Mayfield
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin, Henderson, and Mays
Annie Brown offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover to appoint Mr. Willard Anderson to the Waterworks District No. 3.
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-41
BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in Regular Session this 8th day of November, 2011 that Willard Anderson Is hereby and herewith appointed, COMMISSIONER WATERWORKS DISTRICT NO. 3 Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, For the term of November 8, 2011 - November 8, 2016 Signed and Sealed this 8th day of November, 2011
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, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, and Mayfield
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin, Henderson, and Mays
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover, to adopt a resolution authorizing the President to execute 2012 Intergovernmental Agreement with Lincoln Parish Coroner.
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-42
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury convened in Regular Session this 8th day of November, 2011 does hereby authorize the President Theresa Wyatt to execute any and all documents relating to the 2012 Intergovernmental Agreement with the Lincoln Parish Coroner. 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 8th day of November, 2011 at which meeting a quorum was present. And this resolution was declared adopted on this, the 8th day of November, 2011.
/s/ Courtney Hall Courtney Hall Parish Administrator
The motion carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, and Mayfield
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin, Henderson, and Mays
Next on the agenda was a Facility Security Update from Homeland Security Director Kip Franklin. Mr. Franklin stated that Phase I was almost complete and it included the installation of a metal detector at the Courthouse Annex, two hand wands for the Sheriff's Office, as well as a badge card swipe system for entrance to the building. Mr. Franklin also had Mrs. Wyatt demonstrate an emergency button on the phone system that allows certain offices to call directly into the radio room should the need for assistance from law enforcement arise. Mrs. Rosalind Jones was present to give an update on the H.E.L.P. Agency. Mrs. Jones stated that at the beginning of every year a goal is set for certain aspects of the H.E.L.P. Agency and that all of the goals for this year have been met and some have been exceeded. Annie Brown stated that the Christmas Party Committee met at 4:30 pm this day and the Committee recommends:
1. Hosting the Employee Christmas Party on December 15, 2011 at 6 pm at the Library Events Center.
2. Approving the same menu as last year and getting quotes from area vendors.
3. Deciding on the entertainment at a later date.
Sharyon Mayfield offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to approve the minutes of the Christmas Party Committee. The motion carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, and Mayfield
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin, Henderson, and Mays
David Hammons stated that the Solid Waste Committee met at 5:00 pm this day and the Committee recommends:
1. Entering into an agreement with Waggoner Engineering for a Landfill Woodwaste Study.
David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to approve the minutes of the Solid Waste Committee. The motion carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, and Mayfield
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin, Henderson, and Mays
Skip Russell stated that the Public Works Committee met at 5:30 pm this day and the Committee recommends:
1. Scheduling a public hearing and proceeding with the Road Abandonment procedure for that portion of California Plant Road between Highway 151 and Mays Crossing Road.
2. Adopting the Capital Improvement Program for 2012-2013-2014.
3. Developing guidelines for subdivision variance requests concerning dedicated solid waste dumpster sites.
4. Providing assistance for the City of Grambling for Stadium Drive.
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, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, and Mayfield
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin, Henderson, and Mays
Jody Backus stated that the Finance Committee met at 6:00 pm this day and the Committee recommends:
1. Increase Salaries and Wages by 2.5% for the year 2012.
2. Fund Bayou Lake D'Arbonne Commission $1500.00 for the year 2012.
3. Fund the Sparta Groundwater Commission $1,000.00 for the year 2012.
4. Fund the Council on Aging in the amount of $5,000.00 for the 2012 year.
5. Fund the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service in the amount of $16,000.00 for the year 2012.
6. Fund Lincoln Total Community Action $500.00 for the 2012 year.
7. Fund the Department of Veterans Affairs in the amount of $5,000.00 for the year 2012.
8. Fund Trailblazer, Inc in the amount of $600.00 for the year 2012.
9. Not to fund the North Louisiana Economic Partnership for the 2012 year.
10. Fund the Coordinating Development Corporation in the amount of $500.00 for the 2012 year.
11. Fund the Registrar of Voters in the amount of $28,020.00 for the year 2012.
12. Provide funding for the Third Judicial District Court in the amount of $110,882.00 for the year 2012, subject to any cost of living increase granted to other parish employees.
13. Maintain funding for the IT Department in the amount of $14,000.00 for the year 2012.
14. Maintain funding for the Juvenile Assistance Program at $15,278.00 for the year 2012.
15. Maintain funding for the Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court at $22,800.00 for the year 2012.
16. Maintain funding for the Lincoln Parish GIS in the amount of $25,000.00 for the 2012 year.
17. Maintain funding of $53,608.00 for the Lincoln Parish Coroner for the year 2012.
18. Maintain funding for the Lincoln Parish District Attorney in the amount of $169,660.00 for the 2012 year.
19. Fund the Lincoln Parish Health Unit in the amount of $18,500.00 for the year 2012.
20. Fund Keep Lincoln Parish beautiful in the amount of $5,000.00 for the Year 2012.
21. Fund the Ruston Mental Health Center in the amount of $1,530.00 for the year 2012.
22. Fund 4-Paws in the amount of $1,500.00 for the 2012 year.
David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover, to approve the minutes of the Finance Committee. The motion carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, and Mayfield
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin, Henderson, and Mays
President Wyatt called a special meeting of the Health and welfare Committee, Finance Committee, and Police Jury for Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm to consider budgets and schedule public hearings. Under other business was a travel request from Park Superintendent, James Ramsaur, to attend the TMBRA Board Meeting in Tyler, Texas on November 12, 2011. Sharyon Mayfield offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to approve the travel request. The motion carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Hammons, Glover, Backus, Russell, Brown, and Mayfield
Nays: None
Absent: Franklin, Henderson, and Mays
Under reports, Parish Administrator, Courtney Hall, discussed the quilt project being sponsored by the Secretary of State Office. Following discussion Mrs. Hazel Hunter was chosen to design and craft the project. President Wyatt, reminded jurors about Recycle America Day and the Soles4Souls program taking place at the Police Jury Complex on November 15, 2011 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Under Public Comments, Mr. Dunn was present to comment on property that he owns on California Plant Road and how it would be handled in the abandonment of the road. There being no other business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.
Courtney Hall Theresa Wyatt
Parish Administrator President
1td: December 22, 2011

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