MINUTES. CITY OF GRAMBLING, GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA. Special Called Meeting
MINUTES. CITY OF GRAMBLING, GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA.
Special Called Meeting
December 28, 2011
Mayor Edward R. Jones opened the Special Called Session of the Grambling City Council at 5:30 p.m. at Grambling City Hall. Mr. Joseph Arrington offered the invocation and led the council and congregation into the Pledge of Allegiance. Present were the following Council members: Birdex Copeland, Jr., Yanise Days, Cathy Holmes, Cullen Jackson and Roy Jackson. Absent: None. It was moved by Council member Birdex Copeland, Jr. and seconded by Council member Cathy Holmes to adopt the Agenda with the following additions: Adopt Amended 2011 Budget and Introduce Ordinance- Meeting dates for 2012.
Roll call was as follows:
Council member Birdex Copeland, Jr.
Council member Yanise Days
Council member Cathy Holmes
Council member Cullen Jackson
Council member Roy Jackson
Nay Abstain Absent
The Agenda was adopted with the additions.
1. It was moved by Council member Cullen Jackson and seconded by Council member Cathy Holmes to adopt the amended Budget for 2011 as presented.
2. It was moved by Council member Cullen Jackson and seconded by Council member Roy Jackson to adopt the 2012 Proposed Budget and to also include $10,000.00 for travel.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING PROPOSING THE BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF GRAMBLING FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2012 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2012; AND TO PROVIDE FOR ALL MATTERS RELATIVE THERETO; AND TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Clerk shall publish the entire ordinance adopting the budget in the official journal after the said ordinance is adopted along with the following certification:
THE CITY OF GRAMBLING HEREBY CERTIFIES THAT IT COMPLIED WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THE LOUSIIANA LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUDGET ACT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LA. R.S. 39:1307, IN THE ADOPTION OF ITS 2012 BUDGET AND BUDGET ORDINANCE.
3. It was moved by Council member Cullen Jackson and seconded by Council member Roy Jackson to introduce the following:
ORDINANCE NO. 01202811-1
ORDINANCE PROVIDING THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE OF REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNCIL MEMBERS OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012
WHEREAS, the Board of Council members desires to provide notice of the regular meetings of the Board of Council members of the City of Grambling, Louisiana, for calendar year 2012 pursuant to LSA-R.S. 42:7; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNCIL MEMBERS OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA:
§1. Pursuant to LSA-R.S. 42:7, notice is hereby given that the Board of Council members of the City of Grambling, Louisiana, will hold its regular meetings on the following dates, times and places for calendar year 2012:
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A Public Hearing will be held on the Ordinance, and the Ordinance will be considered for adoption at the Regular Meeting of the Mayor and the Council to be held at 6:00 p.m. or immediately following the Public Hearing., on February 9, 2012, Council Chambers/ Courtroom, City Hall, 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana. The Public Hearing will be at 5:45 p.m.
To Comply with ACT No. 850 H.B. No. 1307 the Mayor allowed time for the Public to make comments.
Council member Birdex Copeland, Jr. stated that he was thankful the city is building a budget on actual figures.
Council member Cullen Jackson stated that he wants the Council and Mayor to plan to a possible Retreat or working session to review and possibly trim the budget in various areas where it is needed.
The Mayor stated that the council needed to go into Executive Session concerning Chief Tommy Clark, Jr.'s role in the Fire Department. Chief Clark was asked if the he wanted the matter discussed in an open session or close session and he stated he wanted it in a closed session.
It was moved by Council member Birdex Copeland, Jr. and seconded by Council member Cullen Jackson to enter into Executive Session at 5:25 p.m.
It was moved by Council member Birdex Copeland, Jr. and seconded by Council member Yanise Days to return to Regular Session at 6:30 p.m.
It was moved by Council member Yanise Days and seconded by Council member Birdex Copeland, Jr. to adjourn this meeting at 6:36 p.m.
Edward R. Jones, Mayor Pamela J. Stringfellow, CMC
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1td: January 11, 2012