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RESOLUTION NO. 943 OF 2015

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RESOLUTION NO. 943 OF 2015
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE LOUISIANA STATE MINERAL AND ENERGY BOARD TO ACT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA, TO ACCEPT NOMINATIONS, ADVERTISE FOR, ACCEPT AND AWARD BIDS AND EXECUTE OIL, GAS AND MINERAL LEASES
WHEREAS, the City of Ruston (“City”) is the owner of mineral interests in and under immovable property described in Exhibit “A” attached hereto and made a part hereof;
WHEREAS, the City desires to utilize LSA R.S. 30:152 (A), et seq., to authorize the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board (the “Mineral Board”) to nominate the property described in Exhibit “A” for state agency mineral leases;
WHEREAS, the City desires that the customary Louisiana State lease form utilized by the Mineral Board incorporate the special terms and conditions set forth on Exhibit “B" attached hereto;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:
1. The City directs and authorizes the Mineral Board and the Office of Mineral Resources to accept nominations, advertise for, accept and award bids, and execute all oil, gas and mineral leases pertaining to the immovable property listed on the attached Exhibit “A”.
2. The City directs and authorizes that the customary Louisiana State Lease form utilized by the Mineral Board incorporate the special terms and conditions set forth on Exhibit “B” attached herereto.
3. The Mayor is authorized and empowered to execute Oil, Gas and Mineral Leases on all or a portion of the Property to be on such terms and conditions as he shall see fit, and execute any other documents 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 Mayor.
Said Resolution having been read and considered by a quorum of the Board of Aldermen, on motion to adopt by Alderman Jedd Lewis seconded by Alderman Jim Pearce, a record vote was taken and the following result was had.
YEA: ALDERWOMAN CAROLYN ELMORE CAGE
ALDERMAN JEDD LEWIS
ALDERWOMAN ANGELA R. MAYFIELD
ALDERMAN JIM PEARCE
ALDERMAN BRUCE SIEGMUND
NAY: NONE
ABSENT: NONE
WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Resolution duly adopted in full on this the 6th day of April, 2015.
ATTEST:
EMMETT GIBBS, CLERK
RONNY WALKER, MAYOR
1td: April 10, 2015

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