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Chatham Town Council Monthly Meeting Minutes
May 11, 2021
The Chatham Town Council met in regular session with the following members present: Toni Malone, Marvin Davis, Laverne Mixon and Sue Proffer. The Mayor was also present. Absent: Mike Wilson
Visitors: Brenda Williams, Dwayne Lathan, Dwight & Judy Cooper
Meeting was called to order. Pledge of Allegiance and invocation given.
Toni Malone offered the motion, seconded by Marvin Davis, and approved unanimously, to accept as read, the minutes of the regular meeting held on May 11, 2021.
Laverne Mixon offered the motion, seconded by Toni Malone and approved by all, to pay the monthly bills.
Toni Malone offered motion, seconded by Marvin Davis, approved by all, to adopt Ordinance 2021-04, amending the budget for FY 2020- FY 2021.
Toni Malone offered the motion, seconded by Sue Proffer, approved by all, to adopt Ordinance 2021-05, setting budget for FY 2021-FY 2022.
Motion by Toni Malone, seconded by Marvin Davis, approved by all, to adopt Ordinance 2021-06, changing Lots 2,3,10,11,12 of Block 13 from residential to commercial zone.
Motion by Toni Malone, seconded by Marvin and approved to add Resolution 2021-13 to the agenda.
Toni Malone offered the motion, seconded by Sue Proffer and approved by all, to adopt Resolution 2021-13, accepting the contract with AVR, an i3 Verticals Company for the AVR Utility Billing Software and Services and giving Greg Harris, as Mayor, and/or his designee Bobbi Chatham the authority to sign the contract, and all other related documents.
The financial statements were reviewed. A motion was offered by Toni Malone, seconded by Sue Proffer and approved to accept the financial statements as presented.
Motion to adjourn was offered by Marvin Davis, seconded Laverne Mixon and approved by all.
WARD 3 FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT MEETING MINUTES
Chatham, La. 71226
The Ward 3 Fire Protection District met for its regular meeting Monday. June 7th, 2021 @ 6 p.m. at
the Chatham Fire Station Training Room.
The meeting was called to order by Freddy Tolar. Opening prayer was given by Wayne Whitman.
The following members were present- Freddy Tolar, Wayne Whitman, Mayor Greg Harris, and
Margaret Waggoner with James Mixon absent. Also attending was Ward 3 Fire Chief Danny Peel.
Time for public comments was open. There were no comments.
The minutes from the last meeting and special called meeting were presented and a motion was made to accept the minutes by Waggoner and 2nd by Whitman. All were in favor.
A motion was made by Whitman and 2nd by Waggoner to approve financial report as presented and approve checks and expenditures since last regular meeting. All were in favor.
Fire Chief Peel gave a report on covid issues and fire incident summary.
1-Contract has been entered with Pohlman and Williams for new storage building.
2-Still working on deed correction at Hoghair station.
3-Debit card from bank is now in place.
4-Survey on 5 lots is complete.
5-Update on bookkeeping.
1-A motion was made by Whitman and 2nd by Waggoner to purchase VFD shirts for fireman. All were in favor.
2-A motion was made by Waggoner and 2nd by Whitman to buy weed eater. All were in favor.
3-Consider reopening training center for rent.
4-EMS training classes to begin soon.
Being no further business, a motion was made by Harris and 2nd by Waggoner to adjourn meeting. All were in favor. Our next regular meeting will be Monday, August 2nd , 2021 @ 6 p.m. at Chatham Fire Station Training Room.
WARD TWO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
189 Vernon-Eros Road, Ruston, LA. 71270
The Ward Two Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners met in regular session on June 8, 2021, 2021 7:00 pm at the District Office. By Roll Call the following members were present: Charles Hopkins, and Mack Williams, Alton Fallin, George Gryder. Absent was, Bill, Wheelis. There were no public attendants. There were 0-additions 0-deletions. Meeting called to order by Chairman Williams, followed by invocation. Motion entertained by Mr. Hopkins and
seconded by Mr. Gryder to accept the agenda as presented and proceed into business, motion Mr. Hopkins, second Mr. Gryder, motion carried. Motion entertained by Mr. Williams to accept the minutes from May 11,2021. No addition and no deletions, and proceed into business, motion to accept Mr. Gryder, second Mr. Fallin, motion carried. 0 Corrections/0 Approval.
In the order of Old Business: Chief Manning delivered the April Fire report for 11 total calls as follows: 0 Fire 0 Grass/Brush, 0 EMS,4 MVA, 6 public tree removal and Other 1. Fuel report for April was on hand of 340.2 gallons, fuel usage was 99.8 gallons. May training had 9 Attendees. Purchasing agent reports for May 2021 was reviewed. Gap Report is 100%. Motion entertained by Mr. Williams to proceed into new business, motion Mr. Gryder, second Mr. Fallin, motion carried.
In the order of New Business, Financial Report for m/e May 31, 2021 was presented. The bill review was completed by Mr. Williams. Presentation of Bills for May was discussed. Mr. Williams entertained a motion to accept Presentation of bills Motion Mr. Fallin second Mr. Gryder motion carried.
The Action List was reviewed- 2 item.
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. Hopkins to adjourn, second Mr. Gryder, meeting declared adjourned by the chairman at 7:46 p.m.
JPPJ Grants Committee Meeting Minutes
June 9, 2021
The Grants Committee met Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 12:00 PM in The Nathaniel Zeno Jr. Meeting Room, Jackson Parish Police Jury Administrative Building, 160 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, Louisiana. Members Present: Mr. Todd Culpepper, Ms. Amy Magee, and Ms. Tarneshala Cowans. Absent: none. The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Ms. Amy Magee. Mr. Culpepper gave the invocation and Ms. Cowans led in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
There were no public comments.
The Committee discussed potential projects and investments for the American Recovery Plan funding. Ms. Magee stated the need for the Committee to begin earmarking the funds for specific categories and then adjustment along the way as more information is released and they see what the needs of the Parish are.
Mr. Culpepper asked about the deadlines for the funding. The Secretary-Treasurer stated the next round of funding would be in May 2022. She stated the Police Jury has until December 31, 2024, to designate the funds and until December 31, 2026, to full expend the funds. Ms. Magee noted that the municipalities would be receiving their own funding.
Ms. Cowans left the meeting.
The Committee discussed the deferred projects from 2020. Ms. Magee noted the projects for the Courthouse HVAC system, the model bin sites, and the purchase of the land to expand the landfill.
Motion Mr. Culpepper, seconded Ms. Magee to recommend the Police Jury adopt the following earmarks for the first round of American Recovery Plan funding, knowing that the amounts are subject to change:
• Deferred Projects $500k
• Administration $300k
• Water Systems, Non-municipal Sewer Districts, and DEQ Projects $400k
• Technology Upgrades and Investments $100k
• Emergency Preparedness/Mitigation and Safety Upgrades $150k
• Tourism and Hospitality $50k
The date of the next Operations Committee was set for Wednesday, June 23rd at 12:00 PM.
Motion Mr. Culpepper, seconded Ms. Magee to adjourn. Motion carried.