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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012 Dubach, Louisiana

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012 Dubach, Louisiana
Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Budget Committee met in special session, Thursday, December 6, 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 Willie Hendricks, Tom Thompson, Mike Fulton, Layne Parnell, Ray Robinson, Herbert Lyons, and John Barnett.
Absent: None.
Guests present were various members of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, firefighters from Lincoln Parish Fire District, and others. The meeting was opened with an invocation given by Ray Robinson. Chairman Willie Hendricks introduced agenda item, Approval of Agenda. A motion was made by Layne Parnell to amend the agenda by changing item #5 to Approve a Recommendation of a Budget to the Board of Commissioners, instead of Approval of 2013 Budget for Publication. The reason being because this committee can not approve the agenda for publication, the board has to do the approval. Motion was seconded by Tom Thompson to amend item #5. The motion passed with the following votes:
For: Chairman Willie Hendricks, Layne Parnell, Tom Thompson, John Barnett, Ray Robinson, Mike Fulton, and Herbert Lyons.
Against: None.
Absent: None.
Public Comments were then heard from Dustin St. Andre who spoke about the budget, and against cutting firefighters pay or jobs. Bill Hunt inquired about approval of the agenda. He did not hear if the agenda was approved. Chairman Hendricks acknowledged Mr. Hunt's comment. A motion was made by Layne Parnell to approve the agenda, after the amendment of item #5. The motion was seconded by John Barnett.
For: Chairman Willie Hendricks, Layne Parnell, Tom Thompson, John Barnett, Ray Robinson, Mike Fulton, and Herbert Lyons.
Against: None.
Absent: None.
Public comment resumed. The board heard from John Price, Jr who spoke on his time with the fire district, disagreed with cutting firemen pay, and challenged everyone to volunteer. Candy Ford spoke about pay cuts and the sacrifices that come with having a firefighter in your family. A balanced budget proposal that was done by Fire District Administration was presented to the committee. After reviewing the budget the committee discussed different budget options, and concluded to compose these for the committee to review before making a decision. A motion was made by Ray Robinson to have other proposed budgets composed to review. Tom Thompson seconded the motion.
For: Chairman Willie Hendricks, Layne Parnell, Tom Thompson, John Barnett, Ray Robinson, Mike Fulton, and Herbert Lyons.
Against: None.
Absent: None.
There being not other business for the committee to conduct a motion was made by Herbert Lyons, and seconded by Ray Robinson, to adjourn.
Sumer Parnell, Secretary
Lincoln Parish Fire District No.1
Willie Hendricks, Chairman
Lincoln Parish Fire District No.1
Budget Committee
1td: December 30, 2012

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