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Church Bus – Jonesboro-Hodge United Methodist Church is selling small Bus that is equipped with Handicap accessibility. Engine work needed. Contact Paul Sterns for more information at (360) 399-8347.
Book for sale – “The 100 year history of JHHS football” – An in-depth, year by year review of each season that includes names of players from virtually every year and individual/school records. Cost is $25.00 per copy plus $3.00 shipping and handling. To place your order, call 318-480-1206.
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Boy Scouts of America – For boys in 6th grade through 18 years old. For more information contact: Dawn Slezak at (713) 824-1772.
Cub Scouts of America – For boys and girls in Kindergarten through the 5th grade. For more information contact: Dawn Slezak at (713) 824 – 1772.
Harris Yard Beautification – Professional Lawn Care provided at reasonable rates. Call Greg at (318) 245-2349
A1 Honey Do, LLC – Boat house, deck building and repairs. A Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). For estimates contact Mark Droesser, Owner at 318-366-7598 “We do what your honey can’t do”.
Town of Jonesboro Board of Alderman Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Called to order by Mayor Leslie Thompson at 5:30 P.M.
Roll Call: Flowers-Present, Stringer-Present, Siadek-Present, Ginn-Present, and Johnson-Present.
Invocation was conducted by Siadek. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Stringer.
Ordinance #2020-004 Tax Collector Raise, Ordinance #2020-005 Council Raise, Ordinance #2020-006 Sewer Budget, Ordinance #2020-007 Water Budget, and Ordinance #2020-008 Juneteenth Holiday The public was given the opportunity to ask questions regarding any of the ordinances. There was some discussion.
Amendments- Resolution #2020-031, Ordinance #2020-010, Ordinance #2020-011, Executive Session, Take off Kenneth Folden Contract. Motion by Stringer, seconded by Siadek. Motion carried.
Stringer made a motion to change the order of the agenda to move the Public Hearing discussed Ordinances below “Mayor’s Update”, seconded by Siadek. Flowers opposed. Motion Carried.
Public Comments- There were no public comments.
Approval of July Minutes: Motion by Flowers to approve July’s minutes, seconded by Stringer. Motion carried.
Approval of July Bills: Motion to approve July’s bills made by Johnson. Seconded by Stringer. Motion carried.
Approval of July Financials: Motion by Stringer to approve the July financials, Seconded by Flowers. Motion carried.
Mayor’s Update: “One team, one dream.”
Ordinance #2020-006 Sewer Budget: A motion was made by Stringer to amend Ordinance #2020-006, seconded by Flowers. Motion carried.
Ordinance #2020-0010 Sewer Budget Amendment: A motion was made by Stringer to adopt Ordinance #2020-010, seconded by Flowers. Motion carried.
Ordinance #2020-007 Water Budget: Motion by Siadek to amend Ordinance #2020-007, seconded by Stringer. Motion carried.
Ordinance #2020-011 Water Budget Amendment: Motion by Siadek to adopt Ordinance #2020-011, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
Ordinance #2020-008 Juneteenth Holiday: Stringer made a motion to adopt Ordinance #2020-008, seconded by Flowers. Motion carried.
Ordinance #2020-004 Tax Collector Raise: Motion by Stringer to adopt Ordinance #2020-00, seconded by Flowers. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Stringer to correct the wording on the Clerk and Tax Collector’s salary from “fixed” to “salaried”, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
Ordinance #2020-005 Council Raise: Stringer made a motion to adopt Ordinance #2020-005, seconded by Siadek. Flowers opposed. Motion carried.
Audit Questionnaire: Motion by Flowers to adopt the Audit Questionnaire, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
Department Head Reports: Fire Chief Brandon Brown, Police Chief James Harris, and Public Works Director Calvin Wortham gave a monthly update on each of their departments.
Approval of Department Head Reports: Flowers motion to approve the Department Head Reports, seconded by Siadek. Motion carried.
Police Termination-D’Corrian Livingston: Flowers made a motion to accept the termination, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
Police New Hire-Faylon Napper: Motion by Siadek to approve the new hire, seconded by Stringer. Motion carried.
Mobil Home-920 S. Polk St.- Flowers made a motion to approve the mobile home on 920 S. Polk St., seconded by Siadek. Motion carried.
Consent Decree: There was some discussion regarding the consent decree the Town was served with.
Resolution #2020-029-Authorizing Mayor to purchase new meters: Siadek made a motion to table Resolution #2020-029, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
Resolution #2020-030-Incur Debt: Siadek made a motion to table Resolution #2020-030, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
James Bradford-zoning: Mr. Bradford expressed his concerns regarding the zoning of 705 Leon Dr. He requested the council to consider rezoning the area as Residential instead of Business.
Surplus Bids-Fire Trucks: Flowers made a motion to accept the bid made by Emergency Vehicle Resource, seconded by Stringer. Motion carried.
Resolution #2020-028-Fire Trucks: Johnson made a motion to adopt Resolution #2020-028, seconded by Siadek. Motion carried.
Fire Trucks Lease Agreement-Government Capitol : Johnson made a motion to accept the terms of the lease agreement, seconded by Flowers. Motion carried.
Resolution #2020-031 DEQ- Sewer Compliance Upgrade: Flowers made a motion to adopt Resolution #2020-031, seconded by Stringer. Motion carried.
Executive Session: Stringer made a motion to enter executive session, seconded by Siadek. Motion carried.
Stringer made a motion to come out of executive session, seconded by Flowers. Motion carried.
Ordinance #2020-009 Water Rates: Stringer made a motion to introduce Ordinance #2020-009 and set a public hearing for September 8, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
Council Comments: Comments were expressed.
Mayor Comments: Comments were expressed.
Adjournment: Flowers made a motion to adjournment the meeting, seconded by Stringer. Motion carried.
JACKSON PARISH WARD TWO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
189 Vernon-Eros Road, Ruston, LA. 71270
Office 318-249-3300 Fax 318-249-3340, e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tax I.D. #72-1400917
The Ward Two Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners met in regular session on August 11, 2020 7:00 pm at the District Office. By Roll Call the following members were present: Alton Fallin, Charles Hopkins, and Mack Williams. Absent were George Gryder and Bill Wheelis. There was one public visitor recognized, Mrs. Deana Thomas.
There were 1-additions 0-deletions offered to the agenda, meeting called to order by Chairman Williams, followed by invocation. Motion entertained by Mr. Williams to accept the agenda as presented, addition of apparatus per Mr. Hopkins request, and proceed into business, motion Mr. Hopkins, second Mr. Fallin, motion carried. Motion entertained by Mr. Williams to accept the minutes from July 14, 2020 meeting minutes, motion Mr. Hopkins, second Mr. Fallin, motion carried. Corrections/Approval: None.
In the order of Old Business: Chief Manning delivered the July Fire report for 5 total calls as follows: 2 Fire, 0 Grass/Brush, 0 EMS, 2 MVA, 1 public tree removals. Fuel report for July was on hand of 327.9 gallons, fuel usage was 33.1 gallons. Apparatus/Equipment Maintenance – None. Misc. the signs are still in process of being placed around the ward, need to order some more signs. PIAL – Getting bids on clearing and leveling new training site have received oneVbid so far. July training 9 members attended. Purchasing agent reports for July 2020 was reviewed. Gap Report was noVchange at 100%. P card addressed with 2 signatures, Mr. Jim Manning and Ms. Donna Snow, on account and $2000.00 monthly limit and a P Card policy developed for P Card use, Mr. Williams entertained motion, motion Mr. Fallin second Mr. Hopkins, motion carried. Land clearing bid by J & L Works LLC acceptance if no lower bids, motion entered by Mr. Hopkins, second Mr. Fallin, motion carried. Motion entertained by Mr. Williams to proceed into new business, motion Mr. Fallin, second Mr. Hopkins, motion carried.
In the order of New Business, Financial Report for m/e 07/31/20 was presented. The bill review was completed by Mr. Williams. Presentation of Bills for July was discussed. A resolution was read in full as follows: BE IT RESOLVED, that the following millage(s) are hereby levied on the 2020 tax roll on all property subject to taxation by Ward Two Fire Protection District:
Ward Two Fire Protection District, Maintenance & Operation 11.23 mills
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the proper administrative officials of the Parish of Jackson, State of Louisiana, be and they are hereby empowered, authorized, and directed to spread said taxes, as hereinabove set forth, upon the assessment roll of said Parish for the year 2020, and to make the collection of the taxes imposed for and on behalf of the taxing authority, according to law, and that the taxes herein levied shall become a permanent lien and privilege on all property subject to taxation as herein set forth, and collection thereof shall be enforceable in the manner provided by law.
The foregoing resolution was read in full; the roll was called on the adoption thereof, and the resolution was adopted by the following votes: Yeas-3 Nays-0 Abstained-0 Absent -2 Mr. Williams entertained motion to retain Mrs. Deana Thomas as Ward 2 Fire Protection District notary, motion Mr. Fallin, second Mr. Hopkins, motion carried.
The Action List was reviewed- added equipment apparatus for acquisition of rescue truck for Vernon Station. Board members were asked if needed to make any comments, none. There being no further orders of business motion entertained by Mr. Williams to adjourn, motion by Mr. Fallin to adjourn, second Mr. Hopkins, meeting declared adjourned by the chairman at 7:50 p.m.
M.A. Williams, Chairman
Donna Snow, Secretary