Special Called Board of Alderman Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
Call of order: The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pro temp Nia Johnson at 6 P.M.
Roll Call: Johnson-Present, Flowers-Present, Ginn-Present, Siadek-Present, and Stringer-Present.
Invocation was conducted by Siadek.
Pledge of Allegiance was conducted by Stringer.
Public Comments: Chief Harris spoke regarding the new hire of Sketea Walker. He reassured council Ms. Walker was being hired at a part time basis and would cut down on his overtime that he has been having due to losing to full time workers from being deployed.
Police New Hire- Sketea Walker-Mayor’s Veto: Stinger made a motion to hire Sketea Walker at $13.00 an hour on a part time basis and override the Mayor’s veto, seconded by Siadek.. Council voted as follows: Ginn- Yes, Siadek- Yes, Stringer- Yes, Johnson- Yes, Flowers- No at this, based upon the recommendation of the Town attorney.
Adjournment: Flowers made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Stringer. Motion carried.
Jackson Parish Recreation District Board Meeting Minutes
March 1, 2021
A special call meeting for the Jackson Parish Recreation District was held on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 6:00pm in the Jackson Parish Golf Course Banquet Room, 524 Club House Drive, Jonesboro, Louisiana. Members Present: Mr. Brent Barnett, Mr. Ricky Cash, Mr. Brandon Lamkin, Mr. Sullivan Stevens and Mr. Chris Womack. Absent: Mr. Jeff Hairston and Mr. Rodney Potts. Also present, Mr. Steven Gatlin.
The President, Mr. Barnett, called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by Mr. Cash and Mr. Barnett led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mr. Barnett opened the floor for public comments. There were no public comments.
January minutes and financials will be on next meeting agenda for approval.
Mr. Paul Riley, engineer, gave board update on the golf course cart shed.
Motion Mr. Cash seconded Mr. Lamkin to hire Riley Company of Louisiana, Inc. to design 60’ x 100’ with 20’ lean-to metal golf cart storage building. All in favor. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Barnett seconded Mr. Cash to purchase approximately 630 tons of rock to expand parking at sports complex and request assistance from Jackson Parish Police Jury to spread the rock. All in favor. Motion carried.
Mr. Smith gave board update on some of the ongoing programs at the sports complex including basketball, baseball/softball, archery/shooting range and storm damage.
Mr. Smith gave board update on the golf course including membership, tournaments, Tuesday Night Scramble, 1st Youth Scramble and Youth Golf Clinic.
Motion Mr. Cash seconded Mr. Womack with a roll call vote of 5 yeas and 2 absent to go in to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing employee policy manual, compensatory time for salaried employees and pay increase for full-time employees. All in favor. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Barnett seconded Mr. Womack to end Executive Session and return to regular session with no actions taken. All in favor. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Barnett seconded Mr. Cash to amend Personnel Policy Manual to remove sentence, “Currently, all employees other than the recreation director are classified as non-exempt employees,” under non-exempt employees on page 5. All in favor. Motion carried.
The board discussed compensatory time for salaried employees. There is no compensatory time for salaried employees.
The board will examine the budget for salaries for the year and then determine what pay raises will be given at the next board meeting.
Next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 15, 2021 at 6:00p.m. at the Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center, 182 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro.
Motion Mr. Cash seconded Mr. Barnett to adjourn meeting. All in favor. Motion carried.