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THE LINCOLN Parish Police Jury met in regular session

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THE LINCOLN Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., at its regular meeting place in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana. Present were: Theresa Wyatt, District One; Hazel D. Hunter, District Two; Bobby Bennett, District Three; Randy Roberson, District Four; David Hammons, District Five; Walter Pullen, District Six; Jody Backus; District Seven; R. G. “Skip” Russell, District Eight; Joe Henderson, District Nine; Nancy Wilson, District Ten; Sharyon Mayfield, District Eleven; and Ronny Walker, District Twelve.
Absent: None
Mrs. Theresa Wyatt called the meeting to order and Hazel Hunter delivered the invocation.
David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to approve the Agenda. There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Sharyon Mayfield offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2012 meeting. There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Skip Russell offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to appoint Chief Tommy Clark to the Lincoln Parish Communication District.
RESOLUTION NO. 2012 - 02
BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in Regular Session this 14th day of February, 2012 that Tommy Clark Is hereby and herewith appointed, COMMISSIONER Communications District Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, For the term of February 14, 2012 - February 14, 2016
Signed and Sealed this 14th day of February, 2012
LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY
/s/ Courtney Hall /s/ Theresa Wyatt Courtney Hall Theresa Wyatt
Parish Administrator President
There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Joe Henderson offered a motion, seconded by Ronny Walker, to appoint Sharyon Mayfield and Hazel Hunter to the Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Commission. There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Skip Russell offered a motion, seconded by Randy Roberson to appoint Greg Phillips to the Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
RESOLUTION NO. 2012 - 03
BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in Regular Session this 14th day of February, 2012 that Greg Phillips Is hereby and herewith appointed, COMMISSIONER Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, For the term of February 14, 2012 - February 14, 2015
Signed and Sealed this 14th day of February, 2012
LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY
/s/ Courtney Hall /s/ Theresa Wyatt Courtney Hall Theresa Wyatt
Parish Administrator President
There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Sharyon Mayfield, to appoint Skip Russell and Randy Roberson to the North Louisiana Exhibition Center Commission. There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Randy Roberson, to appoint Hazel Hunter and Sharyon Mayfield to the Coordinating and Development Corporation. There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Sharyon Mayfield, to appoint Joe Henderson to the Detention Center Commission. There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Sharyon Mayfield offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to appoint Ronny Walker to the Geographic Information System District. There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by David Hammons, to appoint Theresa Wyatt and Skip Russell to the Lincoln Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission. There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Skip Russell offered a motion, seconded by Ronny Walker, to appoint Walter Pullen to the Trailblazer RC&D Council. There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Sales Tax Administrator, Jerry Moore, was present to give a report on the Sales and Use Tax Commission activities. After discussion, no actions were taken on the report.
Joe Henderson offered a motion, seconded by Randy Roberson, to adopt a Resolution of Assurance for the Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisitions Act.
RESOLUTION NO. 2012-04
RESOLUTION OF ASSURANCE TO COMPLY WITH UNIFORM RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AND REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION
LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY
WHEREAS, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury anticipates obtaining Federal participation in transportation related projects for the fiscal year 2011-2012; and, WHEREAS, it is essential for the Lincoln Parish Police Jury to provide the necessary assurances to Louisiana Department of Transportation's Real Estate Section that it will comply with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act, as amended (Uniform Relocation Act) 42 U.S.C. 4601-4655, and with implementing Federal regulations in 49 C.F.R. Part 24. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury assures that it will comply with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act, as amended (Uniform Relocation Act) 42 U.S.C. 4601-4655, and with implementing Federal regulations in 49 C.F.R. Part 24.
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 14th day of February, 2012 at which meeting a quorum was present.
GIVEN UNDER MY OFFICIAL Signature and Seal of Office this 14th day of February, 2012.
/s/ Courtney Hall
COURTNEY HALL
ADMINISTRATOR
There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Jody Backus offered a motion, seconded by Joe Henderson, to adopt a resolution for D and H Wholesale Medical, Inc. to participate in the Quality Jobs Program.
RESOLUTION 2012-05
Resolution Endorsing the Participation of D&H Wholesale Medical, Inc. In the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program
WHEREAS, the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program, created pursuant to the Louisiana Enterprise Act, LSA-R.S. 51:1781, et seq., offers significant incentives for economic development to various areas in the State; and, WHEREAS, D&H Wholesale Medical, Inc. has located at 609 Willow Glen Drive and has requested a rebate on eligible local sales/use taxes on the purchase of eligible building materials, machinery and equipment for this project and used by the business permanently on this site (the”Project”); and, WHEREAS, the Project is located within Census Tract 9605, Block Group 2029; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED By The Lincoln Parish Police Jury:
1. The Parish endorses the participation of D&H Wholesale Medical, Inc. (Louisiana Quality Jobs Application/Notification No. 20111138) in the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program.
2. In accordance with Louisiana Quality Jobs program requirements, the Parish agrees:
a. To participate in the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program.
b. To assist the Louisiana Department of Economic Development in evaluating progress made in any Enterprise Zone within its jurisdiction.
c. To rebate all eligible local sales/use taxes on the purchase of eligible construction materials, machinery and equipment purchased for this project and used by the business permanently on that site.
3. The President, Theresa Wyatt, is authorized and empowered to execute any and all documents necessary for D&H Wholesale Medical, Inc. to participate in the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program and to complete said project, and to do any and all things necessary and proper to carry out this Resolution and to fulfill its objects and purposes.
4. This Resolution shall become effective upon final adoption and signature of the President.
/s/ Theresa Wyatt
Theresa Wyatt
Parish President
I, COURTNEY HALL, Parish Administrator, Lincoln Parish Police Jury, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of an Ordinance adopted by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in regular session on the 14th day of February, 2012 at which meeting a quorum was present.
GIVEN UNDER MY OFFICIAL Signature and Seal of Office this 14th day of February, 2012.
/s/ Courtney Hall
COURTNEY HALL
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR
There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Skip Russell offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to adopt a resolution authorizing the President to sign a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Reclaimed Asphalt.
RESOLUTION NO. 2012-06
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury convened in Regular Session this 14th day of February, 2012 does hereby authorize the Police Jury President, Theresa Wyatt, to sign the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement regarding the Donation of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
/s/ Theresa Wyatt
Theresa Wyatt
Parish President
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 14th day of February, 2012 at which meeting a quorum was present.
GIVEN UNDER MY OFFICIAL Signature and Seal of Office this 14th day of February, 2012.
/s/ Courtney Hall
Courtney Hall
Parish Administrator
There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Bobby Bennett offered a motion, seconded by Randy Roberson, to adopt a resolution accepting the work and agreeing to maintain the Braswell Lane sign installation and pavement marking project.
RESOLUTION NO. 2012 -07
WHEREAS, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury is satisfied with all phases of work under the contract of State Project No. H.006550.6, Braswell Lane, road sign installation and pavement markings; and
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Parish of Lincoln hereby certifies that final inspection of State Project No. H.006550.6, Braswell Lane was made on November 17, 2011, that all phases of work under the contract have been satisfactorily completed and the Lincoln Parish Police Jury accepts the work; and;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, this work will be maintained by the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.
/s/ Theresa Wyatt
THERESA WYATT
PRESIDENT
I, COURTNEY HALL, Parish Administrator, Lincoln Parish Police Jury, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of an Ordinance adopted by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in regular session on the 14th day of February, 2012 at which meeting a quorum was present.
GIVEN UNDER MY OFFICIAL Signature and Seal of Office this 14th day of February, 2012.
/s/ Courtney Hall
COURTNEY HALL
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR
There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Randy Roberson reported that the Public Works Committee met at 4:30 PM this day and the Committee recommends:
1. Adopting a resolution requesting that the Act No. 306 be amended to include Lincoln Parish granting authority to prohibit the roadside sale of animals.
2. Approve the request of the Village of Choudrant for Street Repair contingent on Highway Department schedule and reimbursement of materials.
3. Declare the following items as surplus property:
2003 E350 Van SN: 1FBSS31FX3HA36537, Minimum Bid $2,500.00
1998 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup Truck, SN: 1GTEC19W0WE535822, Minimum Bid $1,000.00
Waldon Sweepmaster II, SN: 23627, Minimum Bid $1,500.00
2004 Mack Compactor Truck SN: 1M2K189C54M024872, Minimum Bid $10,000.00
1994 Ford Bus, SN: 1FDNB80C9SUA01531, Minimum Bid $1,000.00
4. Authorize advertisement for tankcars, a two ton dump dumptrcuk, and asphalt materials.
5. Authorize the purchase of a mowing tractor with side cutter and a service truck on state contract.
Bobby Bennett offered a motion, seconded by Randy Roberson, to approve the minutes of the Public Works Committee. There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Theresa Wyatt reported that the Personnel Committee met at 5:00 PM this day to review the Highway Department Superintendent Position job qualifications and requirements and create a timeline for hiring for the position. No actions were taken. David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Ronny Walker, to approve the minutes of the Personnel Committee. There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Walter Pullen reported that the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee met at 6:00 PM this day and the Committee recommends:
1. Accepting the Woodwaste Disposal Study Preliminary Report from Waggoner Engineering, Inc.
2. To deny the rate increase request made by Jackie White Inc.
Randy Roberson offered a motion, seconded by Ronny Walker, to approve the minutes of the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee. There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Under other business was a request for travel for the President and Administrator to Washington D.C., March 20-22, 2012 for the Union-Lincoln Water Supply Initiative and the I-20/Tarbutton Road Project. Skip Russell offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter to approve the travel request. There being no public comment on the matter the motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:
Yeas: Wyatt, Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Pullen, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield, Walker
Nays: None
Absent: None
Under Reports Juror Randy Roberson gave a report on the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development regional program meeting held on February 1, 2012. Juror Ronny Walker gave a brief update on the Library Board Commission and Juror Walter Pullen gave an update on the Trailblazer RC&D Commission. There being no other business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.
Courtney Hall Theresa Wyatt
Parish Administrator Parish President
1td: March 22, 2012

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