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TO: Lincoln Parish Police Jury
FROM: Finance Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Finance Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. Present were: Jody Backus, Chair; Theresa Wyatt, Hazel Hunter, Roy Glover, and Mickey Mays.
ABSENT: Joe Henderson
Jody Backus called the meeting to order and delivered the Invocation. Jody Backus offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to change the order of the agencies as listed on the Agenda to match the spreadsheet provided by Bobby Gray, Parish Treasurer. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Before the Committee began consideration of the General Fund Budget requests for the year 2011, Chairman Backus reminded the Committee that revenues are flat and although all requests are important to the Committee, funding is not readily available to comply with all such requests: Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover, to approve a $144.00 increase for a total of $6,408.00 for the year 2011 for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Jody Backus offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to move funding for the Ruston Mental Health Center from the General Fund to the Hospital Proceeds Fund. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Jody Backus offered a motion, seconded by Theresa Wyatt to maintain funding of $1,800.00 for the Bayou Lake D’Arbonne Commission. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Roy Glover offered a motion, seconded by Theresa Wyatt to maintain funding of $53,608.00 for the Lincoln Parish Coroner for the year 2011. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Roy Glover offered a motion, seconded by Theresa Wyatt, to maintain funding at the current level of $107,000.00 for the year 2011, subject to any cost of living increase granted to other parish employees, for the Third Judicial District Court and to reevaluate this request at a later date. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Theresa Wyatt offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter to maintain funding for the Juvenile Assistance Program at $15,278.00. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, and Backus
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
ABSTAIN: Mays
Theresa Wyatt offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover to increase funding for the Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court by $22,400.00 for a total of $22,800.00 for the year 2011. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Theresa Wyatt, to award an increase of $600.00 for the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service for a total of $20,600.00 for the year 2011. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Jody Backus to discontinue funding for Trailblazer, Inc. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: Wyatt
ABSENT: Henderson
Jody Backus offered a motion, seconded by Mickey Mays to maintain funding of $1000.00 for the Coordinating Development Corporation for the 2011 year. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
The Registrar of Voters requested $43,387.81 for the 2011 year. The $16,367.81 increase would be used to hire another full time employee. After discussion, Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Mickey Mays, to award the Registrar of Voters $28,020.00 for the year 2011. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Jody Backus offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to maintain funding for the Lincoln Parish District Attorney in the amount of $169,600.00 for the 2011 year. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Theresa Wyatt offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to maintain funding for the Lincoln Parish GIS in the amount of $25,000.00 for the 2011 year. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Theresa Wyatt offered a motion, seconded by Roy Glover, to maintain funding for the IT Department in the amount of $14,000.00 for the year 2011. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Jody Backus offered a motion, seconded by Theresa Wyatt, to maintain funding for the Council on Aging in the amount of $10,000.00 for the 2011 year. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Roy Glover offered a motion, seconded by Hazel Hunter, to fund the Sparta Groundwater Commission $5,000.00 for the year 2011. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Jody Backus, offered a motion, seconded by Theresa Wyatt to increase funding for 4-Paws by $1,000.00 for a total of $2,000.00 for the 2011 year and to start funding this from the Hospital Proceeds Fund. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Hazel Hunter offered a motion, seconded by Jody Backus, to maintain $1,000.00 for the 2011 year for Lincoln Total Community Action. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
Mickey Mays offered a motion, seconded by Jody Backus, to increase Salaries and Wages by 2.5% for the year 2011. The motion carried with the following votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Hunter, Glover, Backus and Mays
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Henderson
After a review of the revenue and expenditure report and there being no other business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.
Courtney Hall Jody Backus
Parish Administrator Chair
Finance Committee October 12, 2010
Ruston, LA
1td:November 16, 2010

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