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MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 Dubach, Louisiana

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 Dubach, Louisiana
Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Board of Commissioners met in special session, Monday, December 3, 2012 at 5 o'clock p.m., at Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Vienna Station, Dubach, Louisiana, with the following members present: Chairman Tom Thompson, Mike Fulton, Willie Hendricks, Layne Parnell, Ray Robinson, Herbert Lyons, and John Barnett.
Absent: None.
Guests present were various members of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, Mayor of Downsville, Dr. Bobby Gray, John Hays, Jim Pesnell, firefighters from Lincoln Parish Fire District, and others. The meeting was opened with an invocation given by Mike Fulton. A motion was made by Willie Hendricks and seconded by Layne Parnell to approve the agenda. The motion passed with the following votes:
For: Chairman Tom Thompson, Layne Parnell, Willie Hendricks, John Barnett, Ray Robinson, Mike Fulton, and Herbert Lyons.
Against: None.
Absent: None.
Public Comment was next on the agenda. Walter Pullen spoke about the budget and reserve fund. Ronnie Walker spoke briefly about the budget and inquired about the newly formed Budget Committee. Reggie Skains spoke about a personal letter he received, and Jim Pesnell spoke about a fire that recently occurred at his son's home. A motion was made by Ray Robinson to approve the minutes from November 6, 2012, seconded by Mike Fulton. The motion passed with the following votes:
For: Chairman Tom Thompson, Layne Parnell, Willie Hendricks, John Barnett, Ray Robinson, Mike Fulton, and Herbert Lyons.
Against: None. Absent: None.
Chairman Tom Thompson introduced the next item on the agenda, 2013 Proposed Budget for Publication. Before a motion was made to approve the 2013 budget for publication, a motion was made by Willie Hendricks to form a Budget Committee to work on the budget, and in doing so postpone the publication of the budget until a later date. After lengthy discussion among the board members about the budget, Reserve Fund, audit findings, deadlines, previous and upcoming years budgets, commissioner Layne Parnell seconded the motion to form a Budget Committee.
For: Layne Parnell, Willie Hendricks, John Barnett, Mike Fulton, and Herbert Lyons.
Against: Chairman Tom Thompson and Ray Robinson.
Absent: None.
After more discussion, a motion was made by Ray Robinson that all commissioners be on the Budget Committee. The motion was seconded by John Barnett.
For: Chairman Tom Thompson, Layne Parnell, Willie Hendricks, John Barnett, Ray Robinson, Mike Fulton, and Herbert Lyons.
Against: None.
Absent: None.
A motion was made by Layne Parnell to appoint Willie Hendricks as chairperson to the Budget Committee. It was seconded by Mike Fulton.
For: Chairman Tom Thompson, Layne Parnell, Willie Hendricks, John Barnett, Ray Robinson, Mike Fulton, and Herbert Lyons.
Against: None.
Absent: None.
There being no further business to come before the commission, the meeting was adjourned.
Sumer Parnell, Secretary
LINCOLN PARISH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 1
Tom Thompson, Chairman
LINCOLN PARISH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO.
1td: December 30, 2012

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