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Minutes of the Town of Jonesboro Board of Aldermen Regular Scheduled Meeting
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Public Hearing: The public hearing was called to order at 5:30 P.M. there was not a quorum present. At 5:37 P.M. the meeting was called to order. A roll call was conducted: Johnson-present, Ginn-present, Siadek-present, Stringer-absent, and Flowers-present. A quorum was present.

Invocation: Flowers, Pledge: Johnson

Ordinance 2021-006 Tax Collector Pay: Mayor Thompson opened the floor for anyone to ask questions or had any comments regarding Ordinance 2021-006 Tax Collector Pay, which is an ordinance decreasing the Tax Collector Pay, no comments were made.

Regular Scheduled Meeting was called to order by Mayor Thompson at 6:00 p.m. Present were the following council members: Siadek, Stringer, Ginn, Flowers and Johnson. A quorum was present.

Addendums: A motion was made by Johnson to add Boys & Girls Club, NetTech, Resolution 2021-014 AGO, and Ordinance 2021-006 Tax Collector Pay. Ginn seconded, motion carried.

Public Comments: Ms. Hodnett spoke regarding the rodeo arena and how it would be a good way to bring revenues and tourist back to the Town of Jonesboro. Mr. Cedric Floyd presented the Council with a packet to promote his company. The company would help provide the Town with services in redistricting the Town for the next election.

June Bills: Flowers made a motion to approve June’s bills, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.

June Financials: Johnson made a motion to accept June’s financials, seconded by Ginn. Motion carried.

June Minutes: Flowers made amotion to approve June’s minutes, seconded by Ginn. Motion carried.

Boys & Girls Club: Mayor Thompson and James Bradford apologized to the constituents and the Council regarding lasts months altercation over the contract with the Boys & Girls club. Thompson acknowledged that after having a discussion with the Director of the Boys & Girls club that it would be strenuous on the organization to pay the amount that the Director originally agreed upon. Thompson then asked the Council to consider rescinding the contract. Flowers made a motion to rescind the contract with the Boys & Girls Club, seconded by Stringer. Motion carried.

Resolution 2021-014 AGO: Stringer made a motion to adopt Resolution 2021-014 AGO Tax Collector recommendation, seconded by Siadek. Motion carried.

NetTech: Mr. Mark McDuffie presented a quote to Council for a new server and a service contract with NetTech.

Police Termination-Sktea Walker: Siadek made a motion to accept the termination of Sketea Walker, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
New Hire-Kristopher Walker: Siadek made a motion to hire Kristopher Walker as a part-time police officer, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
New Hire-Dieter Sloan: Ginn made a motion to hire Dieter Sloan as a full-time police officer, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
Reserve-Ronald Harper: Siadek made a motion to hire Ronald Harper as a reserve (non-paid) dispatcher for the police department, seconded by Ginn. Motion carried.

Department Head Reports: Stringer made a motion to accept and approve the reports presented by each department head, seconded by Flowers. Motion carried.

Lease-Grapple Truck: Stinger made a motion to lease a grapple truck for the 24 month lease option from Bancorp South, only after the Town’s Attorney clarifies the process has been done correctly; seconded by Flowers. Motion carried.

Mayor’s Update: Mayor Thompson explained his position regarding the budget he vetoed.

Authorize Mayor to enter into a contract with a lawyer with Federal trial experience: Flowers made a motion to table this item until further information could be provided.

Appointment to Sales Tax Board: There was brief discussion regarding the boards’ right to appoint a member or the Mayor to represent the Town on the Sales Tax Board.

Ordinance 2021-002 General: Stringer made a motion to override the Mayor’s veto of Ordinance 2021-002 General, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.

Ordinance 2021-003 Water: Stringer made a motion to override the Mayor’s veto of Ordinance 2021-003 Water, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.

Ordinance 2021-004 Sewer: Stringer made a motion to override the Mayor’s veto of Ordinance 2021-004 Sewer, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.

Ordinance 2021-006 Tax Collector Pay: Stringer made a motion to table Ordinance 2021-006 Tax Collector Pay until the AGO comes back, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.

Council Comments no comments were made.

Mayor Comments no comments were made.

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn by Flowers. Seconded by Stringer. Motion carried.

TOWN OF JONESBORO ORDINANCE: 2021-003
An Ordinance to provide for a Budget of Water Revenues and Expenditures for the Town of Jonesboro for the fiscal year 2021-2022.
Town of Jonesboro Annual Report of the Water Budget (R.S. 39:1306)
for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2022

Estimated Revenue and other Financing Sources:
WATER REVENUES
Delinquent Accounts $ 35,000.00
Federal Grants 600,000.00
Water Charges 785,000.00
Water charges-penalty/late 57,600.00
Connect/Reconnect fees 25,000.00
Tapping Charges 1,500.00
Water-Misc. Income 10,000.00
Grants-State 40,000.00
Total Revenues $ 1,554,100.00

WATER EXPENSES
Advertising & Publications $600.00
Association Dues & fees $300.00
Building Repair & Maintenance $1,500.00
Data Processing Costs $2,000.00
Equipment Operating $2,000.00
Equipment Repair & Maintenance $555,000.00
Insurance & Bonding $15,000.00
Liability-LRMA $2,000.00
Contingency Items $0.00
Office Supplies/Expenses $2,500.00
Operating Supplies/Expenses $35,000.00
Contract Operator $0.00
Plant System Repair & Maintenance $190,000.00
Rental Equipment $3,000.00
Lease Payment $2,000.00
Salary Office $9,500.00
Salary Supervisor $15,000.00
Salary Other $207,000.00
Salary Billing Clerk $14,560.00
Custodial $5,200.00
Salary PW Director $25,000.00
Group Insurance $50,000.00
Retirement $55,000.00
Workers Compensation $13,000.00
UCCS $500.00
Telephone $6,000.00
Education/Workshops/Conferences $1,000.00
Travel $600.00
Utilities $100.000.00
Water-Medical $500.00
Capital Outlay $0.00
Damage Settlement $1000.00
Medical Insurance $3500.00
SUTA $200.00
FICA $1,500.00
LDHH-SDWF $20,000.00
Utility Billing $22,000.00
Interest-Bonds $120,000.00
Property Insurance $45,000.00
Total Estimated Expenditures and Other Financing Uses: $ 1,481,960.00

Town of Jonesboro Annual Report of the Sewer Budget (R.S. 39: 1306)
For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2022

Estimated Revenue and other Financing Sources:
SEWER REVENUES
Federal Grants $ 600,000.00
State Grants 1,245,151.00
Sewer Charges 450,000.00
Sewer -penalty/late charges 38,000.00
Tapping Charges 1,000.00
Sewer-misc. Income 5,000.00
Total Revenues $ 2,339,151.00

SEWER EXPENSES
Advertising & Publications $300.00
Association Dues & fees $300.00
Building Repair & Maintenance $1,000.00
Data Processing Costs $2,000.00
Operating Equipment $15,000.00
Equipment Costs & Repair $585,000.00
Maintenance Insurance & Bonding $10,000.00
Liability Insurance $2,000.00
Contingency Items $0.00
Office Supplies/Expenses $1,000.00
Operating Supplies/Expenses $40,000.00
Contract Operator $0.00
Plant System Repair & Maintenance $1,320,151.00
Rental Equipment $2,000.00
Lease Real Estate $600.00
Salary Office $6,250.00
Salary Supervisor $15,000.00
Salary Other $221,321.00
Salary Billing Clerk $14,560.00
Custodial $5,200.00
Salary PW Director $10,000.00
Group Insurance $47,500.00
Retirement $42,000.00
Workers Compensation $7,500.00
Uniform Rental $0.00
UCCS $500.00
Telephone $1,800.00
Education/Workshops/Conferences $500.00
Travel $500.00
Utilities $18,000.00
Sewer-Medical $200.00
Capital Outlay $0.00
Property Damage Settlement $1,000.00
Medicare Insurance $2,000.00
FICA $2,500.00
Total Estimated Expenditures and other Financing Uses $ 2,373,682.00


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