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THE LINCOLN Parish Police Jury

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THE LINCOLN Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, October 9, 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; Jody Backus; District Seven; Skip Russell, District Eight; Joe Henderson, District Nine; Nancy Wilson, District Ten; Sharyon Mayfield, District Eleven and Ronny Walker, District Twelve.
Absent: Walter Pullen, District Six
Theresa Wyatt called the meeting to order and Nancy Wilson delivered the Invocation. Ronny Walker offered a motion, seconded by David Hammons, 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, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield and Walker
Nays: None
Absent: Pullen
Sharyon Mayfield offered a motion, seconded by Joe Henderson, to approve the September 11, 2012 minutes. 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, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield and Walker
Nays: None
Absent: Pullen
Skip Russell offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to appoint Cathi Cox-Boniol as an At-Large Member to the Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Commission for a three year term.
RESOLUTION NO. 2012 - 34
BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, convened in Regular Session this 9th day of October, 2012 that Cathi Cox-Boniol Is hereby and herewith appointed, COMMISSIONER Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Commission Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, For the term of October 9, 2012 - October 9, 2015
Signed and Sealed this 9th day of October, 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, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield and Walker
Nays: None
Absent: Pullen
David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Randy Roberson, to authorize advertisement for bids for gasoline and diesel fuel, gravel materials, culvert materials, asphaltic concrete pavement mixture, and cold mix for 2013. 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, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield and Walker
Nays: None
Absent: Pullen
Randy Roberson offered a motion, seconded by Bobby Bennett, to adopt a resolution for the off system bridge program annual inspection certification.
RESOLUTION NO. 2012-35
WHEREAS, the Code of Federal Regulations as enacted by the United States Congress mandates that all structures defined as bridges located on all public roads shall be inspected, rated for safe load capacity and posted in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards and that an inventory of these bridges be maintained by each State; and WHEREAS, the responsibility to inspect, rate and load post those bridges under the authority of Lincoln Parish in accordance with those Standards is delegated by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to Lincoln Parish. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the governing authority of Lincoln Parish (herein referred to as the Parish) that the Parish in regular meeting assembled does hereby certify to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (herein referred to the DOTD) that for the period 1 October, 2011 through 30 September, 2012:
1. The Parish has performed all interim inspections on Parish owned or maintained bridges in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards.
2. Bridges owned or maintained by the Parish have been structurally analyzed and rated as to the safe load capacity in accordance with AASPHTO Manual for Maintenance Inspection of Bridges. The load information that has been determined by the LA DOTD for all bridges where the maximum legal load under Louisiana State law exceeds the load permitted under the operating rating as determined above has been critically reviewed by the Parish. Load posting information has been updated by the Parish to reflect all structural changes, any obsolete structural ratings or any missing structural ratings.
3. Parish owned or maintained bridges which require load posting or closing are load posted or closed in accordance with the table in the DOTD Engineering Directives and Standards Manual Directive No. 1.1.1.8 All DOTD supplied load posting information concerning a bridge has been critically reviewed by the Parish Engineer prior to load posting.
4. Bridges owned or maintained by the Parish are shown on the attached list in the format specified by the DOTD. Corrections to data supplied to the Parish by the La. DOTD are noted. These stipulations are prerequisites to participation by the Parish in the Off System Bridge Replacement Program.
The resolution was considered section by section and as a whole and upon motion of Randy Roberson, being seconded by Bobby Bennett, was unanimously adopted by the following votes on this the 9th day of October 2012.
Yeas: Wyatt Hunter, Bennett, Roberson, Hammons, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield and Walker
Nays: None
Absent: Pullen
/s/ Courtney Hall
COURTNEY HALL, ADMINISTRATOR
LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY
Randy Roberson offered a motion, seconded by Jody Backus, to adopt a resolution supporting Enterprise Zone Program Participation for Correct Solutions, LLC.
RESOLUTION NO. 2012-36
RESOLUTION STATING Lincoln Parish Police Jury's ENDORSEMENT OF CORRECT SOLUTIONS, LLC TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BENEFITS OF THE LOUISIANA ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAM; WHEREAS, the Louisiana Enterprise Zone Act 901 of 1981, Act 337 of 1982, Act 433 of 1987, Act 1024 of 1992, Act 581 of 1995, and Act 624 and Act 647 of 1997, and Act 977 of 1999; WHEREAS, the Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program offers significant incentives for economic development to some of the most distressed areas in the State; and WHEREAS, the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish states this endorsement is in agreement with the Overall Economic Development Plan for the Parish of Lincoln; and WHEREAS, the attached Enterprise Zone map has been marked to show the location of the business being endorsed; and WHEREAS, in accordance with the Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program requirements, the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana agrees:
1. To participate in the Enterprise Zone Program
2. To assist the Department in evaluating progress made in any enterprise zone within its jurisdiction
3. To REBATE all eligible parish 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.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, in regular and legal session convened this 9th day of October, 2012 that, CORRECT SOLUTIONS, LLC is endorsed to participate in the Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if any provision or item of this resolution or the application thereof is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions, items or applications of this resolution which can be given effect without the invalid provisions, items or applications and to this end the provisions of this resolution are hereby declared severable.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all resolutions or parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
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 9th day of October, 2012 at which meeting a quorum was present.
/s/ Courtney Hall
COURTNEY HALL
ADMINISTRATOR
LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY
Skip Russell offered a motion, seconded by Joe Henderson to adopt a resolution supporting the Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative Capital Outlay Request.
Resolution No. 2012-37
WHEREAS, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, the Union Parish Police Jury, the City of Ruston, and the Town of Farmerville formed the Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative (the “ULRWSI), the purposes of which include to jointly and cooperatively seek funding for any and all alternate water sources within Lincoln and Union Parishes which might feasibly be utilized and developed to reduce the consumption of water from the Sparta Aquifer, and to thereafter jointly cooperate in the development and utilization of any such alternate water sources; and HEREAS, the ULRWSI desires to submit a request for funding through the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration Facility Planning and Control, Capital Outlay Section (a “Request for Funding”); NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury does hereby support the ULRWSI in its efforts to submit a Request for Funding.
/s/ Theresa Wyatt
Theresa Wyatt, President
Lincoln Parish Police Jury
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, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield and Walker
Nays: None
Absent: Pullen
Jody Backus stated that the Finance Committee met at 5:00 pm this day and the Committee recommends:
1. Not to fund Trailblazer, Inc for the year 2013.
2. To fund Lincoln Total Community Action $500.00 for the 2013 year.
3. To fund Bayou Lake D'Arbonne Commission at $1,800.00 for the year 2013.
4. To fund the Sparta Groundwater Commission at $2,500.00 for the year 2013.
5. To fund the Council on Aging in the amount of $5,000.00 for the 2013 year.
6. To fund the Department of Veterans Affairs in the amount of $5,000.00 for the year 2013.
7. Not to fund the Coordinating Development Corporation for the 2013 year.
8. To maintain funding for the IT Department in the amount of $14,000.00 for the year 2013.
9. To maintain funding for the Juvenile Assistance Program at $15,278.00 for the year 2013.
10. To maintain funding for the Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court at $22,800.00 for the year 2013.
11. To maintain funding for the Lincoln Parish GIS in the amount of $25,000.00 for the 2013 year.
12. To fund the Registrar of Voters in the amount of $25,249.00 for the year 2013.
13. To fund the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service in the amount of $16,000.00 for the year 2013.
14. To maintain funding of $53,608.00 for the Lincoln Parish Coroner for the year 2013.
15. To provide funding for the Third Judicial District Court in the amount of $113,700.00 for the year 2013, subject to any cost of living increase granted to other parish employees.
16. To maintain funding for the Lincoln Parish District Attorney in the amount of $169,660.00 for the 2013 year.
17. To fund 4-Paws in the amount of $1,000.00 for the 2013 year.
18. To maintain funding of $1,530.00 for the Ruston Mental Health Center for the year 2013.
19. To fund Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful in the amount of $5,000.00 for the Year 2013.
20. Support the Lincoln Parish Health Unit with requested repairs and maintenance.
21. Increase salaries and wages by 2.5% for the year 2013.
Jody Backus offered a motion, seconded by Randy Roberson to approve the minutes of the Finance 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, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield and Walker
Nays: None
Absent: Pullen
Joe Henderson stated that the Personnel/ Benefits Committee met at 6:00 pm this day and the Committee Recommends:
1. Appointing Nancy Bergeron as an At-Large member to the Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Commission.
2. Appointing Karen Hanley as an At-Large member to the Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Commission.
3. Appointing Chris Letendre as an At-Large member to the Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Commission.
4. Appointing Theresa Younger as an At-Large member to the Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Commission. Joe Henderson offered a motion, seconded by David Hammons, to approve the minutes of the Personnel/Benefits 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, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield and Walker
Nays: None
Absent: Pullen
Randy Roberson stated that the Public Works Committee mat at 6:30 pm this day and the Committee recommends:
1. Approve the plat for Country Pleasures Subdivision.
2. Authorizing the Administrator to evaluate the extent of work needed and to have Legal Counsel draft a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement for in-kind work for Four Paws Rescue, Inc.
David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Bobby Bennett, 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, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield and Walker
Nays: None
Absent: Pullen
Under other business was a request for travel from Lincoln Parish Park Director James Ramsuar to attend the TMBRA Meeting in Tyler, Texas on November 10 and 11, 2012. Ronny Walker offered a motion, seconded by Randy Roberson, to approve the travel. 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, Backus, Russell, Henderson, Wilson, Mayfield and Walker
Nays: None
Absent: Pullen
Under Reports, Rick Holt stated that Waterfest would be held on October 10 and 11, 2012 at Lincoln Parish Park. Jurors were also reminded that the Region 4 Meeting would be held in Caddo Parish on October 25. There being no other business to come before the Jury, the meeting was adjourned.
Courtney Hall Theresa Wyatt
Parish Administrator President
1td: November 21, 2012

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