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PUBLIC MEETINGS

ANNOUNCED

Town of Stonewall

Planning & Zoning Commission

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at  Stonewall Municipal Complex, 1318  Hwy 171, for the purpose of consideration for approval of Final Plat for “Griffin Estate Subdivision” with  entrance from Highway 171.- followed by a Public Hearing Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stonewall Municipal Complex, 1318 Highway 171, for consideration of approval of final plat for “Griffin Estate Subdivision” with an entrance from Highway 171.


  CLISTA CALHOUN CENTER

MANSFIELD, LOUISIANA

The DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce 87th Annual Banquet will be held at the Clista Calhoun Center on Thursday, March 26 with Silent Auction at 6 p.m followed by Dinner at 7 p.m.

Entertainment to be provided by Destined 2 Dance with a brief skit presented by Back Alley Theatre.

Reservations REQUIRED with check or money order payable to

DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce

no later than March 26. $35 per individual - Table of Eight $250

Sci Port Days

First Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Made possible by the taxpayers via the

DeSoto Parish Police Jury

Residents of DeSoto Parish have free admission to Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center’s permanent exhibit galleries on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Visitors must show proof of residency in DeSoto Parish to receive free admission.

 Visit sciport.org for directions and additional information! 


DeSoto Parish and

Mansfield Arrests

2-/16 - 2/22-15

DPSO 18 Arrests posted

4 Mansfield Arrests posted

READ: LAW ENFORCEMENT


 


 

 


 

Historic Village of

Grand Cane


Book Club Selections

Mansfield Books & Biscuits

Nonnie's Place/Grand Cane - 11:30  a.m.

Christian Book Club

Stonewall 6 p.m.

Will resume at later date

SABINE RIVER BOOK CLUB

LOGANSPORT 10:30 A.M.

To be announced

PELICAN BOOKWORMS

Pelican 4:30


 NOTICE TO PUBLIC

 

Minutes of public meetings are posted online at no charge to the public. Keep up with parish business by reading the minutes here online.

CITY OF MANSFIELD LEGALS

DESOTO E-911 LEGALS

WATERWORKS #1 LEGALS

TOWN OF STONEWALL LEGALS

GRAND CANE LEGALS

 POLICE JURY LEGALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

DeSoto Parish Police Jury Legals


Regular Meeting Minutes
February 10, 2014

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met in Regular Session, Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:05 p.m. in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, Louisiana with the following members present:
Charlie Roberts, District 1-A; Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B;
J.O. Burch, District 1-C; A.W. McDonald, District 2; Greg Baker, District 3;
Richard Fuller, District 4-A; Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Ernel Jones, Vice-President, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D;Reggie Roe, District 5- President;
Ricky McPhearson, District-6; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.
Absent: None
1. President Roe called the meeting to order.
2. Invocation by Mr. McDonald.
3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Roberts.
4. Call for additions and deletions to the agenda:
5. Call for a additions and deletions to the agenda:
? Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Heard amending the agenda to amend the number of members on the Bayou Pierre Fish and Game Commission from five (5) to seven (7). Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- yea; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.
? Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. McDonald amending the agenda changing the cut-off dates and times for the agenda and amendments. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- yea; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.
6. Guest and Public Comments:
a. Mr. Daniel (Mark) Hudson, CIMA First Vice President of Morgan Stanley,
and Mr. Ryan Nielsen, FRM Vice President of Black Rock addressed the Jurors with information for the DeSoto Parish Police Jury Investment Review and portfolio updates.
7. Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Fuller approving the Minutes of the December 9, 2013 Regular Meeting. Motion carried.
8. Old Business
a. Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Roberts rescinding the previous motion of a 15% increase for Mr. Fredrick Woodley, Road Superintendent, Mr. Booker T.
Ford, Lead Foreman, Mrs. Malisa Laffitte, Asst. Treasurer, Ms. Randi Walding, Airport Manager. Nay Votes: Mr. Heard, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Ernel Jones, Mr. Burch.
Motion carried.
b. Mr. McPhearson passed out information on Fortson Rd. asking Mr. Chris Friday to address questions of saltwater trucks and turnaround situations, causing damage to property. Mr. Friday stated that part of the road had not been maintained for three (3) years, but up to this point had been maintained.
Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Roberts to hold a Public Hearing for
comments on the closure of a portion of Fortson Rd. March 10, 2014 at
5:00p.m. Motion carried.
9. New Business
a. Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving Mansfield Middle
School to use the Baseball Park for 8 games. (fees waived).Motion carried.
b. Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Heard approving to amend the number of
members on the Bayou Pierre Fish and Game Commission from five (5) to seven (7).
Motion carried.
c. Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Mitchell changing the cut-off dates and
times for the agenda items and amendments. Agenda items will be due in by Tuesday
at the close of business day before the Monday meeting and amendments on Thursday
and Friday before the Monday meeting. Motion carried.
10. Ordinances: None
11. Resolutions:
a. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Mitchell approving a Resolution for the
temporary relocation of polling locations #12, #29, #49, # 58 from Fire District No. 1,
300 Marshall Rd. Logansport, Louisiana 71049 to the Logansport Library 203
Highway 5, Logansport, Louisiana 71049. Motion carried.
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the DeSoto Parish Fire District No.1 currently serves as the polling location for
Precinct #12, #29, #49 and #58; and
WHEREAS, the DeSoto Parish Fire District No.` 1, 300 Marshall Rd. Logansport, Louisiana
71049, has been the polling location, and due to overcrowding along with the activity of active
on duty firemen; the Police Jury desires to temporarily relocate to the Logansport Library 203
Highway 5, Logansport, Louisiana 71049; and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the DeSoto Parish Police Jury in Regular Session
does hereby propose the relocation of Precincts #12, #29, #49, and #58 on a temporary basis to
be located at the Logansport Library 203 Highway 5, Logansport, Louisiana 71049; and
MOTION TO ADOPT the above and foregoing resolution was made by Mr. Ernel Jones_;
seconded by Mr. Dewayne Mitchell.
WHEREUPON THE RESOLUTION was declared duly adopted on this the 10th day of February,
2014.
AYES :11 NAYS:0 ABSENT:_0_ ABSTAIN:0
__/s/ Reggie C. Roe __/s/ Julie Harris
Reggie C. Roe, President Julie Harris, Secretary
DeSoto Parish Police Jury DeSoto Parish Police Jury
CERTIFICATE
I, Julie Harris, Secretary, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct
copy of a resolution adopted by said body at its Regular Meeting February 10, 2014, at which a
majority of
thememberswerepresentandvoting.
/s/ Julie Harris
Julie Harris, Secretary
b. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones approving a Resolution in support of Emergency Funds Grant for North DeSoto Water Systems, Inc., due to the extra expense of the amoeba (Naegleria Fowleri). Motion carried.RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the North DeSoto Water System, Inc. is in need of Emergency Funds due to extra expense of the amoeba (Naegleria Fowleri) to keep operating properly; and
WHEREAS, The amoeba (Naegleria Fowleri) caused unexpected and drastic increase in testing increasing the necessary funds to provide safe ; and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the DeSoto Parish Police Jury is hereby in support of the North DeSoto Water System, Inc. applying for the Emergency Funds Grant due to the extra expense of the amoeba (Naegleria Fowleri).
MOTION TO ADOPT the above Resolution was made by Mr. Baker , seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones.
WHEREUPON the Resolution was declared duly adopted on this the 10th day of February , 2014.
AYES: 11 NAYS: 0 ABSENT: 0 ABSTAIN:0
/s/ Reggie C. Roe /s/ Julie Harris
REGGIE C. ROE, PRESIDENT JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY
DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY
CERTIFIED
I, Julie Harris, hereby certify in my capacity as the Secretary of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Resolution passed by the DeSoto Parish Police Jury at a regular meeting held on the 10th day of February , 2014, a quorum being present.
/s/ Julie Harris
Julie Harris, Secretary
Committee Reports
Administrative Committee- Mr. McDonald
1. Motion by Mr. Mitchell seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving the Administrator's, and Department Head Reports as given in Committee Meeting. Motion carried.
2. Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Roberts approving Mr. Richard Fuller and Mr. Thomas Jones to attend the NACO Legislative Convention in Washington D.C. February 28 - March 6. Motion carried.
3. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Roberts approving request from DeSoto Parish Fire Investigation Team updating the members list removing Mr. Bill Deloach, and Mr. Adam Stanley. While adding the following names: Mr. Justin Boyett, Mr. Lee Shaver, Mr. Cody Young, Mr. Jonathon Wadkins and Mr. Tommy Houston.
4. Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Roberts re-appointing Mr. Reggie C. Roe, President, and Mr. Thomas Jones to serve on The Coordinating & Developing Corporation Board of Directors for 2014. Motion carried.
5. Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded Mr. Richard Fuller approving Mr. Thomas Jones, Mr. Reggie Roe, Mr. Ricky McPhearson, Mr. J.O. Burch, Mr. Richard Fuller, Mr. Ernel Jones and Mr. A.W. McDonald to attend the Police Jury Convention in Baton Rouge February 25-29. Motion carried.
Budget and Finance Committee- Mr. Ernel Jones
1. Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Fuller approving the Treasurer’s Report as given in the February 3, 2014 Committee Meeting. Motion carried.
2. Motion by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. Fuller authorizing to pay all authorized and approved bills. Motion carried.
3. Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Baker approving request from DeSoto Parish Fire Investigator Team for funding of a third (3rd) Fire Investigation Trailer which will be used
and housed in the Logansport area. ($5,000) Motion carried.
4. Motion by Mr. Roberts seconded by Mr. McPhearson approving the E-Boardroom Voting System and the additional funding. ($8,000) Motion carried.
Personnel Committee- Mr. Thomas Jones
1. Motion by Mr. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Fuller approving the adjustments for positions that are not aligned with current market pay. Adjust employee salaries accordingly as follows: Mr. Booker T. Ford III, 15% $54,091;
Ms. Julie Harris, 12.5% $48,414; Mrs. Malisa Laffitte, 12.5% $58,883; Ms. Randi Walding, 12.5% $59,263; Mr. Fredrick Woodley, 10%$69,564;
Mrs. Mary Mayfield, 10% $62,350.
2. Motion by Mr. Mitchell seconded by Mr. Roberts approving Mrs. Jodi Zeigler to attend the LA DOTD Project Management Concept for Engineers & Facilities Manager Training February 26, in Baton Rouge. Motion carried.
3. Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Roberts approving Mr. Wardell Bowie, Mr. Steve Brown and Mrs. Jodi Zeigler to attend the Police Jury Convention February 25-29, Baton Rouge. Motion carried.
4. Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Roberts authorizing to hiring the following Jean Simpson employees as permanent full-time DeSoto Parish Police Jury employees: Mr. Roderick Gilliam, Equipment Operator, and Mr. Jim Wheless, Heavy Equipment Operator, all located at the Road Department. Motion carried.
5. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Fuller authorizing the hiring of a Heavy Equipment Operator through Jean Simpson Temporary Services in District 1-C. (replacing one that quit 1-27-2014). Motion carried.
6. Motion by Mr. Roberts seconded by Mr. McPhearson approving Mrs. Suzy Foshee to attend a "Risk Safety Academy" by Travelers in Richardson, TX, February 20. Motion carried.
7. Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Baker hiring a Truck Driver (temporary) through Jean Simpson Temporary Services for Solid Waste Department. Motion carried.
8. Motion by Mr. Roberts seconded by Mr. McPhearson replacing previously issue employee Commission with employee identification cards. Motion carried.
Solid Waste Committee- Mr. Greg Baker
1. Motion by Mr. Hears seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving proposal of household hazardous waste collection April 5th, three (3) locations Road Department (Mansfield Site), Logansport, and Stonewall, with advertisements in newspaper, as well as banners, with dates and locations available at every compactor site, and visible locations. Items collected will also include old tires two (2) per household, and used batteries. ($15,000 Budget). Motion carried.
Public Housing Committee- Mr. Thomas Jones
1. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Roberts approving to advertise
for a Public Hearing to be held March 3, 2014 at 5:00 accepting comments(s) on Annual Plan for the DeSoto Parish HUD Program. Motion carried.
Building and Properties Committee- Mr. Ricky McPhearson
1. Motion by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. Heard approving the concept of charging for-profit organizations a fee for use of parish buildings and facilities, with a fee schedule being presented to the Jury in March for consideration and approval. Motion carried.
2. Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Burch approving the DeSoto Parish Library the use of David Means 4-H Facility, May 6 &7, for "May Fest". (fee waived) Motion carried.
Road Committee- Mr. Burch
1. Motion by Mr. Roberts seconded by Mr. Baker approving request from the Sheriff's Office to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the City of Mansfield to resurface First St. going into the Sheriff's Office Maintenance Building with the Sheriff's Office paying for all material. Motion carried.
2. Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Roberts approving to paving about a 100 yard section of road going into old Union Cemetery (664 Old Union Rd), Mr. Gary Evans stated it is permissible under Parish Road repair as an act of ability to burying the dead. Motion carried.
Animal Control Committee- Mr. Dewayne Mitchell
1. Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. McDonald approving the lowest bid for mosquito control insecticides, with the exception of the Briquettes and Pyrethroid ULV which will be re-advertised for bids due to chemical compatibility/ comparison issues. Motion carried.
2. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving action by the Jury confirming the proposed tax will provide services throughout the entire parish if it passes.
Motion carried.
Parks and Recreation Committee- Mr. Richard Fuller
1. Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Burch approving for grant application for the (LWCF) Land Water Conservation Fund Grant, if received full grant amount of matching funds up to $500,000 to be applied to the DeSoto Sports Complex. Motion carried.
12. Motion by Mr. Mitchell seconded by Mr. Heard to adjourn. Motion carried.
/s/ Reggie C. Roe /s/ Julie Harris
REGGIE C. ROE, PRESIDENT JULIE HARRIS, PARISH SECRETARY
DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

Posted 3-18-14


DeSoto Parish Police Jury

Special Meeting

January 21, 2014

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in Special Session in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, LA., with a quorum present and notice having been mailed and posted.

The Special Meeting started immediately followed a Public Hearing which started at 5:00 p.m. with the following members present:

Reggie Roe, District-5, President; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

A.W. McDonald, District 2; Thomas Jones, District 4-D;

J.O. Burch, District 1-C; Greg Baker, District 3; Jeff Heard, District 4-B;

Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Ricky McPhearson, District 6; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

Absent: Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B, Richard Fuller, District 4-A

1. President Roe called the meeting to order.

2. Invocation by Mr. Ernel Jones.

3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. McPhearson.

4. Call for additions and deletions to the agenda.

? Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. McPhearson amending the agenda approving to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with 20th Century Fox, Mr. Ed Lipcomb currently filming "Breakout Kings" requesting the use of the parking lot ( about 16 days a month) for several months at a rate of $150.00 per day with them providing proof of insurance. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- absent; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-absent. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

? Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Baker amending the agenda to advertise for bids for the mixing of the pug mill. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- absent; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-absent. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

 5. Guest and Public Comments: None

6. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Burch approving the proposed budget for 2014.

Amended Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Burch amending and approving the proposed budget for 2014 with the following changes: Airport Fund, line item $100,000. 00, Taxi-way amount due $50,000.00 Master Plan due completion to be Preformed Professional $15,000.00 not $1,500.00. Motion carried.

7. Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones approving authorizing the advertising or purchasing (through state contract) equipment approved in 2014 budget. Motion carried.

8. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving to authorize Cooperative Agreements for grants to various entities approved in 2014 budget. Motion carried.

? DeSoto Habilitation-$6,000.00

? Multi- Cultural Center- $38,800.00

? SRA- $140,000.00

? COA- $100,000.00

? Sci-Port-$12,000.00

? DeSoto Health Care- $31,550.00

 

9. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving the 2013 Budget adjustments. Motion carried. DeSoto Parish Police Jury

2013 Proposed Budget Amendments

December 31, 2013

Amount Budgeted

Amended

Budget

Amount

Increase (Decrease)

in Net

Revenue

General Fund

Revenues:

Program Revenues

1,091,200

1,361,200

270,000

Expenditures:

Elections

85,184

47,184

38,000

Other General Government

776,203

746,203

30,000

Public Safety

108,500

123,500

(15,000)

Culture and Recreation

5,000

23,000

(18,000)

Health and Welfare

299,000

254,000

45,000

Economic Development

576,640

651,640

(75,000)

Capital Outlay

100,000

240,000

(140,000)

Transfers

Transfers Out

587,877

622,877

(35,000)

Transfers In

53,835

-

(53,835)

Net Increase (Decrease)

46,165

Road

Program Revenues

1,212,676

262,676

(950,000)

Expenditures:

Public Works

8,868,515

7,468,515

1,400,000

Capital Outlay

2,736,000

736,000

2,000,000

Net Increase (Decrease)

2,450,000

Sales Tax

General Revenues

9,800,000

9,000,000

(800,000)

AdministrationTransfers

200,000

230,000

(30,000)

Transfers Out

9,600,000

8,800,000

800,000





 

 

   __________________________________________________

 DeSoto Parish Police Jury

Special Meeting

January 21, 2014

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in Special Session in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, LA., with a quorum present and notice having been mailed and posted.

The Special Meeting started immediately followed a Public Hearing which started at 5:00 p.m. with the following members present:

Reggie Roe, District-5, President; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

A.W. McDonald, District 2; Thomas Jones, District 4-D;

J.O. Burch, District 1-C; Greg Baker, District 3; Jeff Heard, District 4-B;

Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Ricky McPhearson, District 6; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

Absent: Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B, Richard Fuller, District 4-A

1. President Roe called the meeting to order.

2. Invocation by Mr. Ernel Jones.

3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. McPhearson.

4. Call for additions and deletions to the agenda.

? Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. McPhearson amending the agenda approving to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with 20th Century Fox, Mr. Ed Lipcomb currently filming "Breakout Kings" requesting the use of the parking lot ( about 16 days a month) for several months at a rate of $150.00 per day with them providing proof of insurance. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- absent; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-absent. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

? Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Baker amending the agenda to advertise for bids for the mixing of the pug mill. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- absent; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-absent. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

 5. Guest and Public Comments: None

6. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Burch approving the proposed budget for 2014.

Amended Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Burch amending and approving the proposed budget for 2014 with the following changes: Airport Fund, line item $100,000. 00, Taxi-way amount due $50,000.00 Master Plan due completion to be Preformed Professional $15,000.00 not $1,500.00. Motion carried.

7. Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones approving authorizing the advertising or purchasing (through state contract) equipment approved in 2014 budget. Motion carried.

8. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving to authorize Cooperative Agreements for grants to various entities approved in 2014 budget. Motion carried.

? DeSoto Habilitation-$6,000.00

? Multi- Cultural Center- $38,800.00

? SRA- $140,000.00

? COA- $100,000.00

? Sci-Port-$12,000.00

? DeSoto Health Care- $31,550.00

 

9. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving the 2013 Budget adjustments. Motion carried. DeSoto Parish Police Jury

2013 Proposed Budget Amendments

December 31, 2013

Amount Budgeted

Amended

Budget

Amount

Increase (Decrease)

in Net

Revenue

General Fund

Revenues:

Program Revenues

1,091,200

1,361,200

270,000

Expenditures:

Elections

85,184

47,184

38,000

Other General Government

776,203

746,203

30,000

Public Safety

108,500

123,500

(15,000)

Culture and Recreation

5,000

23,000

(18,000)

Health and Welfare

299,000

254,000

45,000

Economic Development

576,640

651,640

(75,000)

Capital Outlay

100,000

240,000

(140,000)

Transfers

Transfers Out

587,877

622,877

(35,000)

Transfers In

53,835

-

(53,835)

Net Increase (Decrease)

46,165

Road

Program Revenues

1,212,676

262,676

(950,000)

Expenditures:

Public Works

8,868,515

7,468,515

1,400,000

Capital Outlay

2,736,000

736,000

2,000,000

Net Increase (Decrease)

2,450,000

Sales Tax

General Revenues

9,800,000

9,000,000

(800,000)

AdministrationTransfers

200,000

230,000

(30,000)

Transfers Out

9,600,000

8,800,000

800,000







 ____________________________________________________________________

Regular Meeting Minutes

March 10, 2014

 

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met in Regular Session, Monday, March 10, 2014 at 5:05 p.m. in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, Louisiana with the following members present: Charlie Roberts, District 1-A; Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B; J.O. Burch, District 1-C; A.W. McDonald, District 2; Greg Baker, District 3; Richard Fuller, District 4-A; Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Ernel Jones, Vice-President, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D;Reggie Roe, District 5- President; Ricky McPhearson, District-6; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A. Absent: None

 1. President Roe called the meeting to order.

2. Invocation by Mr. McDonald.

3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Roberts.

4. Call for additions and deletions to the agenda:

? Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. McDonald amending the agenda to defer item "b" under New Business authorizing a Resolution adopting the new boundaries of precincts merges during the survey for the Secretary of State and Legislature until next month. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- yea; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

 ? Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Fuller amending the agenda to defer item "3"under Administrative Committee to submit to the Secretary of state the proposed precinct merger list as surveyed and recommended by the Secretary of State and Legislature. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- yea; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

 ? Motion by Mr. Mitchell seconded by Mr. McPhearson amending the agenda to authorizing additional members to the DeSoto Parish Fire Investigation Team: Mr. Brian Williams, Mr. Steve Lindsey, Mr. Ryder Ward, Mr. Jack Canton, Mr. Charlie Metcalf. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- yea; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

 ? Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Roberts amending the agenda item "1" under Personnel Committee to read as follows: authorize the hiring of one (1) Laborer for Solid Waste and one (1) Operator and one (1) Heavy Equipment Operator for the Road Department from Jean Simpson Timpson Temporary Services. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- yea; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

 ? Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. McPhearson amending the agenda to ratify the replacement of two (2) servers on Police Jury network, and amend the Budget $13,809.68. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- yea; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

 ? Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones amending the agenda to consider a Right-of-Way agreement with Crest Natural Resources. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- yea; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

 ? Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Baker amending the agenda to recognize Mr. Robert Bratcher for State Level B Operator of the Year Award.

 ? Alternate motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Burch to adopt a Resolution in recognize Mr. Robert Bratcher for State Level B Operator of the Year Award. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- yea; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

 ? Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Baker amending the agenda to amend the Budget by $10,000 for sewer Treatment plant at the DeSoto Sports Complex. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- yea; Mr. Roberts- yea; Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

 5. Guest and Public Comments: Ms. Ethel C. Lapeyrouse, addressed the Jury concerning the closure of a portion of Fortson Rd. stating that the property is being leased and hunted and the people leasing the property are trying to keep her and her family out of the area.

 6. Approval of the Minutes

 

a. Motion by Mr. Mitchell seconded by Mr. Heard approving the minutes of the Regular Meeting February 10, 2014. Motion carried.

7. Old Business

 Landfill Waste (10) Open Top Containers

 Bid opening: March 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

 2014 Bid Results: Company Name: B & C Co Manufacture: Waste Equip Model: ROC 20 YD Standard Unit Bid Price: $3,862.00 each Delivery Charge: $ 1,500.00 Delivery Date: 2-Weeks ARO.

Company Name: Louisiana Containers Manufacture: Louisiana Containers Model: 20 yd Bathtub Unit Bid Price: $3,565.00 each Delivery Charge $ 600.00 Delivery Date: 30 days from order date.

8. New Business

 

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b. Consider authorizing a Resolution adopting the new boundaries of precincts merged during the survey for the Secretary of State and the Legislature. Deleted from the agenda during amendments.

c. Mr. Steve Brown, Parish Administrator/Engineer presented the information gathered for the Vegetation Management and for road side and vegetation spraying. Mr. Brown stated considering all figures the parish could save around $100,000 a year using an outside company to spray, while using our Operators to concentrate on concerns such as ditching, and roads. Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Roberts to go out for Public Bids for the spraying. Motion carried.

 

e. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Fuller authorizing to ratify the replacement of two (2) servers on Police Jury network, and amend the Budget $13,809.68. Motion carried.

f. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones Right-of-Way agreement with Crest Natural Resources. Motion carried.

 g. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Burch authorizing a Resolution

recognize Mr. Robert Bratcher for State Level B Operator of the Year Award. Motion carried.

 h. Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Burch authorizing amending the Budget by $10,000 for sewer Treatment plant at the DeSoto Sports Complex. Motion carried. 9. Ordinances- None

 10. Resolutions

a. Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Burch approving to keep the portion of Fortson Rd. open that was suggested to be closed.

 Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- nay; Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- yea; Mr. Roberts- nay; Mr. McDonald- abstain; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-nay; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

 

Resolution The following resolution was offered by B.D. Mitchell and seconded by Ernel Jones.

RESOLUTION

A Resolution approving the holding of an election in Fire Protection District 1 of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana, on Saturday, May 3. 2014 to authorize the levy of a special tax therein.

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Fire Protection District 1 of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana (the "Governing Authority") , acting as the governing authority of Fire Protection District 1 of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana

(the "District"), adopted a resolution on February 20 2014, calling a special election in the District on Saturday, May 3, 2014, to authorize the levy of a special tax therein; and

WHEREAS, the governing authority of the District has requested that this Police Jury, acting as the governing authority of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana, give it consent and authority for the District to hold the aforesaid election, and in the event that the election carries to levy and collect the special tax provided for therein; and

WHEREAS, as required by Article VI, Section 15 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, it is now the desire of this Police Jury to approve the holding of said election and in the event that the election carries, to levy and collect the special tax provided for therein;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana, acting as the governing authority of said Parish, that:

Section 1. In compliance with the provisions of Article VI, Section 15 of the constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, and in accordance with the request of the Board of Commissioners of Fire Protection District 1 of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana, this Police Jury hereby approves the holding of an election in the District, on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at which election there will be submitted the following proposition, to-wit: PROPOSITION (TAX CONTINUATION)

Shall Fire Protection District 1 of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana ( the "District"), be authorized to continue to levy a ten and sixty-nine hundredths (10.69) mills tax on all the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $823,130 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the 2014 and ending with the year 2023, for the purpose of acquiring, construction, improving, maintaining and/or operating the District's fire protection facilities, including equipment , and paying the cost of obtaining water for fire protection purposes? Section 2. In the event the election carries, this Police Jury does hereby further consent to and authorize the District to levy and collect the special tax provided for therein.

 This resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 Vote as follows: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea;

Mr. Burch- yea; Mr. Heard- yea; Mr. Mitchell- yea; Mr. Roberts- yea;

Mr. McDonald- yea; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. And the resolution was declared adopted on this, the 10th day of March, 2014.

/s/ Reggie C. Roe /s/ Julie Harris

REGGIE C. ROE, PRESIDENT JULIE HARRIS, PARISH SECRETARY

Committee Reports

 Administrative Committee- Mr. McDonald

 2. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. McPhearson approving to replace the DeSoto Parish Logo with the new one, with the exception of replacing the dragline picture with a updated version. The Logo is a circle with the words DeSoto Parish Police Jury on the inside of the circle, the shape of the parish in the center of the circle with the parish being orange in color, all lettering and shapes outlined in black. DeSoto Parish, on the top inside of circle, and at the bottom Police Jury, with a gas well, on the left side of the parish, a group of pine trees in the north right hand side of the parish and a dragline in the bottom right hand side of the parish all in the outline of black. The year 1843 centered in black in the bottom between the parish and the writing. Motion carried.

3. Item deferred at this time. Recommends submitting to the Secretary of State the proposed precinct merger list as surveyed and recommended by the Secretary of State's Office and Legislature.

4. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Burch approving to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the City of Mansfield for them to collect household garbage in the Hillsdale Subdivision, at no charge to us. The City will add a $5 charge to the citizen's water bill for this service. Motion carried.

Budget and Finance Committee- Mr. Ernel Jones

1. Ms. Linda Gatlin, Parish Treasurer passed out informational handouts along with giving an update on the financials for departments.

Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving the financial Report as given. Motion carried.

2. Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. McDonald authorizing to pay all authorized and approved bills. Motion carried.

Personnel Committee-Mr. Thomas Jones

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3. Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. McDonald approving Mr. Wardell Bowie, Mr. Robert Bratcher, and Mr. Tony Nervis to attend the Solid Waste Certification Training Class for license renewal March 19-21, in Lafayette. Motion carried.

Solid Waste Committee- Mr. Greg Baker

1. Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Mitchell approving to advertising for Daily Cover. Motion carried.

Road Committee- Mr. J.O. Burch

1. Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones authorizing the bidding for the Pug Mill Oil Mix. Motion carried.

2. Motion by Mr. Mitchell seconded by Mr. McPhearson approving to entering into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with SRA for extra paving at Oak Ridge with SRA paying for the materials. Motion carried.

3. Motion by Mr. Mitchell seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving two (2) street lights in South Mansfield area on 7th Street, for extra lighting of the area and safety. Motion carried.

4. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. McDonald approving by recommendation of the Jury the closure of streets and alley-ways with the

Police Jury holding a Public Hearing April 14th at 5:00 p.m. hearing any public comments. Motion carried.

Airport Committee- Mr. Jeff Heard

1. Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones authorizing the hiring of KSA for the Engineering and layout plan for the Automated Weather Observation System Project. Motion carried.

2. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Burch approving to send a letter of request for F-15 to Louisiana National Guard. Motion carried.

Parks and Recreation Committee- Mr. Richard Fuller

1. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. McPhearson allowing Central High School Baseball to use the DeSoto Sports Complex March 4th,18th, 22nd, and April 8th,dates not conflicting with any of DeSoto Athletic dates. Motion carried.

Public Housing Committee- Mr. Thomas Jones

1. Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Mitchell approving the Annual Plan for the DeSoto Parish HUD Program.

12. Adjourn

Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Burch approving to adjourn. Motion carried.

/s/ Reggie C. Roe /s/ Julie Harris

REGGIE C. ROE, PRESIDENT JULIE HARRIS, PARISH SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

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