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      DeSoto Parish Police Jury - Special Meeting - August 20, 2013

 The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met Tuesday, August 20, 2013 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 was held immediately following a Budget and Finance Committee Meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with the following members present:

      Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B- President; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

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

      Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Reggie Roe, District-5; Ricky McPhearson, District 6.

Absent: A.W. McDonald, District 2; Thomas Jones, District 4-D; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

  1. President Mitchell called the meeting to order.
  2. Invocation by Mr. Ernel Jones.
  3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Baker.
  4. President Mitchell called for additions and deletions to the agenda:

a. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Baker amending the agenda to consider an additional compactor site operator at the Lula Compactor site. 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- absent; Mr. Thomas Jones-absent; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.

b. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Heard amending the agenda to reword the Procurement Policy under Public Works/Building & Properties if the amount is under $4,999.00 it will not require three (3) quotes.

  • ·         Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Heard amending the agenda to approve obtaining the quotes by the Department Heads not by the Purchasing Department.
    • ·         Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Heard amending the agenda to amend the Procurement Policy stating that an emergency in General Maintenance  under $10,000.00 does not require three (3) quotes.     
    • ·         Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Heard amending the agenda with purchases up to $10,000.00 in Building & Properties/Public Works,  the Procurement Policy shall state that  the  Finance Chairman & President shall be notified, (notification only). Roll call vote for all of item "b": 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- absent; Mr. Thomas Jones-absent; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public comments. Motion carried.
  1. Guest and Public Comments: None
  2. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Roberts approving another compactor site operator at the Lula compactor site. Motion carried.
  3. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Heard approving the following changes on the Procurement Policy for Building and Property/ General Maintenance:
  • ·         Reword the Procurement Policy under Public Works/Building & Properties if the amount is under $4,999.00 it does not require three (3) quotes.
  • ·         Approve Department Heads obtaining the quotes instead of the Purchasing Department.
  • ·         Amend the Procurement Policy to state that in an emergency General Maintenance/Building & Properties does not require three (3) quotes if under $10,000.00.
  • ·         Amend the Procurement Policy stating with purchases up to $10,000.00 in Building & Properties/Public Works, the Procurement Policy shall state the  Finance Chairman & President shall be notified, (notification only).

Motion carried.

8.   Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Roberts  to adjourn. Motion carried.

  /s/ B.D. Mitchell                                                       /s/ Julie Harris                         

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT                            JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY                          DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY


DeSoto Parish Police Jury

Budget and Finance Committee Meeting

August 20, 2013

The Budget and Finance Committee of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury met Tuesday, August 20, 2013  at 5:00 p.m.  The meeting was held in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, LA., a quorum present, notice having been mailed and posted, with the following members present:

        Ernel Jones, District 4-C,-Chairman; J.O. Burch, District 1-C; Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Reggie Roe, District-5;

Other members present: Charlie Roberts, District 1-A; Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B

Greg Baker, District 3; Ricky McPhearson, District 6.

Absent: A.W. McDonald, District 2; Thomas Jones, District 4-D; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

  1. Chairman Ernel Jones called the meeting to order.
  2. Invocation by Mr. Fuller.
  3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Baker.
  4. Chairman Jones called for additions and deletions to the agenda: None
  5. Guest and public comments: None
  6. Chairman Jones addressed several issues with the current Procurement Policy asking for input and solutions.  After a lengthy discussion the following was decided:
  • ·         Rewording of the policy under Public Works/General Maintenance section if the cost factor is under $ 4,999.00, it will not require three (3) quotes.
  • ·         Quotes are to be obtained by Department heads not Purchasing Department.
  • ·         Emergencies under $10,000 in (General Maintenance), do not require quotes.
  • ·         Finance Chairman and President shall be notified on Public Works and Building & Properties up to $10,000.00.  (notification only)

7.   Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Heard to adjourn. Motion carried.

  /s/ B.D. Mitchell                                                     /s/ Julie Harris                                  

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT                            JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY                    DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY


 

DeSoto Parish Police Jury

Committee Meetings

September 3, 2013

 The following Committees of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury met Tuesday, September 3, 2013 in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, LA., with a quorum present and notice having been mailed and posted.

Administrative Committee met at 5:10 p.m. with the following members present:

A.W. McDonald, Chairman- District 2; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B; J.O. Burch, District 1-C; Greg Baker, District 3;

Richard Fuller, District 4-A; Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Ernel Jones, District 4-C;

Thomas Jones, District 4-D; Reggie Roe, District 5; Ricky McPhearson, District 6;

Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

Absent: None

Administrative Committee

  1. Chairman McDonald called the meeting to order.
  2. Invocation by Mr. McDonald.
  3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Baker.
  4. Chairman McDonald called for Additions and Deletions to the agenda:
  • ·         Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Fuller amending the agenda to amend the Vehicle Take Home List. 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. Heard seconded by Mr. McPhearson amending the agenda to consider approving Mr. Harold Renfro, employee at the Animal Control Facility four (4) days of leave without pay, September 23-26, as requested by Mr. Renfro. 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: None.

6.   Administrator Report: Deferred until Regular Meeting.

  • ·         Department Head Reports: Deferred until Regular Meeting.

7.   Mr. Heard presented a slid-show of Police Jury Projects that have enriched our community, projects discussed were: Airport Taxiways, Landscaping, DeSoto Sports Center  updates and new restrooms, along with the completion of 1st Tee landscaping.

8.   Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Baker accepting the resignation of Mr. Chris Geyer from DeSoto Fire District #9, and appointing Mr. Paul Holder. Motion carried.

9.   Mr. Gary Evans, Asst. D.A. was asked to present the Jurors at the Regular Meeting or as soon as available,  with an Ordinance/Code requiring wrecking yards/ recycling facilities to fence the area.

10. Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Burch Amending the Vehicle Take Home List adding the OCS Weatherization Energy Auditor. Motion carried.

11. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Fuller to adjourn. Motion carried.

Budget and Finance Committee

        Budget and Finance Committee met at 5:25 p.m. with the following members present:

        Ernel Jones, District 4-C,-Chairman; J.O. Burch, District 1-C; Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Reggie Roe, District-5; A.W. McDonald, District 2.

  1.  Chairman Ernel Jones called the meeting to order.
  2.  Guest and public comments: None.
  3. Chairman Jones stated the Treasurer's Report would be deferred until the Regular Meeting.
  4. Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones authorizing to pay all authorized and approved bills. Motion carried.
  5. Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. McDonald recommending the denial of written request by Ms. Linda Duncan with Mansfield Alive for financial donations, due to lower sales tax and not being able to support all organizations, towns, and cities. Motion carried.
  6. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Heard approving funding for student employees working during holiday and after school seven (7). Motion carried.
  7. Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Roe to adjourn Motion carried.

Building and Properties Committee                                       

Buildings and Properties Committee met at 5:30 p.m. with the following members present:

Jeff Heard, Chairman, District 4-B; J.O. Burch, District 1-C;

Greg Baker, District 3; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A.

  1. Chairman Heard called Committee to order.
  2. Guest and Public Comments: None
  3. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones authorizing the DeSoto Parish Library Board to advertise for the remodeling and expansion of the Main Library Branch in Mansfield, and for the Police Jury to demolish a wood frame structure on the property where the Main Library sits with the Library paying for the cost of the labor. Motion carried.
  4. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement donating the Feed and Seed Building to the City of Mansfield. Motion carried.
  5. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Roberts entering into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the City of Mansfield doing the initial clean up of adjudicated property inside the city limits of Mansfield with the City of Mansfield providing future property care. Motion carried.
  6. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Burch recommending that the Police Jury begin installing handicap ramps again. Motion carried.
  7. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Burch to adjourn. Motion carried.

Road Committee                                                                    

Road Committee met at 5:35 p.m. with the following members present:

J.O. Burch, Chairman, District 1-C; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

Greg Baker, District 3; Richard Fuller, District 4-A; Ernel Jones, District 4-C.

  1. Chairman Burch called Committee to order.
  2. Guest and Public Comments: None
  3. Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones approving to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with The Village of Grand Cane for ditching maintenance with them paying for the labor. Motion carried.
  4. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Roberts approving on review  and recommendation of Mr. Gary Evans, Asst. D.A. to accept the low bid. on fuel.  Motion carried.
  5. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Fuller approving to accept the low bid for herbicides. Motion carried.
  6. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Baker to adjourn. Motion carried.

Personnel Committee

Personnel Committee met at 5:50 p.m. with the following members present:

 Thomas Jones, Chairman, District 4-D; J.O. Burch, District 1-C;

Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Richard Fuller, District 4-A; Reggie Roe, District 5;

  1. Chairman Jones called the meeting to order.
  2.  Guest and public comments: None
  3. Chairman Jones stated the Administrative Assistant interviews are a work in progress but will not be done until Mr. Brown is back. 
  4. Chairman Thomas Jones stated he would be setting a date for a Personnel Committee Workshop at the Regular Meeting somewhere around mid-month.
  5. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Heard approving Mr. Harold Renfro, four (4) days of leave off without pay at his request with a written request, September 23-26.  Motion carried.
  6. Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Roe to adjourn. Motion carried.

Public Housing Committee

      Public Housing Committee met at 5:55 p.m.  with the following members present:

       Thomas Jones, District 4-D- Chairman; J.O. Burch- District 1-C; Reggie Roe- District-5;

      Ricky McPhearson- District-6; Jeff Heard- District 4-B.

  1. Chairman Jones called the meeting to order.
  2. Guest and Public Comments: None
  3. Chairman Jones stated that the paperwork with Mr. Jeter had to be done again, it was done two -sided and can only be done legally one-sided. The paperwork has now been done and is ready to mail out. The check will be in the account by the end of the month.
    1. Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Burch to adjourn. Motion carried

Community Services Committee

         Community Services Committee met at 6:00 p.m. with the following members present:

         Richard Fuller, District 4-A, Chairman; Jeff Heard- District 4-B;

         Thomas Jones, District 4-D;  Reggie Roe, District 5; Ricky McPhearson- District-6

1.  Chairman Fuller called the meeting to order.

2. Guest and Public Comments. None

3.  Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving the OCS Weatherization Department bids for HVAC, plumbing, electrical contractors, material and labor for the Weatherization contract as suggested on the bid tabulation sheet. Motion carried.

4.  Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Heard to adjourn. Motion carried.

  Airport Committee

  Airport Committee met at 6:03 p.m. with the following members present: Jeff Heard, District 4-B, Chairman;  J.O. Burch- District 1-C; Greg Baker, District 3;  Heard, District 4-B; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Ricky McPhearson, District-6;

1.  Chairman Heard called the meeting to order.

2.  Guest and Public Comments: None.

3.  Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Burch approving entering into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with DeSoto Fire District #8 for Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting training (AARF). Motion carried.

4.  Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Burch to adjourn. Motion carried.

Solid Waste Committee

     Solid Waste Committee met at 6:05 p.m. with the following members present:

         Greg Baker, District 3, Chairman; J.O. Burch- District 1-C; Greg Baker, District 3;  

     Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D.

1.  Chairman Baker called the meeting to order.

2.  Guest and Public comments: None

3.  Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Roe approving to install signage inside compactor site explaining rules of site, (such as pilfering, scavenging, littering, loitering, etc.). Motion carried.

4.  Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving compactor site operators wear some form of identification, (safety vest, name tag etc).  Motion carried.

5.  Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Heard to adjourn. Motion carried.

   /s/ B.D. Mitchell                                         /s/ Julie Harris                           

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT            JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY           DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING OF THE

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

HELD ON THE 9th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2013

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met to hold a Public Hearing on the above date at 5:00 p.m. in the DeSoto Parish Police Jury Building, in the Police Jury meeting room, Mansfield, Louisiana with the following members present:

Charlie Roberts, District 1-A; Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B;

A.W. McDonald, District 2; Greg Baker, District 3; Richard Fuller, District 4-A;

Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D;

Reggie Roe, District 5; and Ricky McPhearson, District 6.'

Mr. Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

Absent: J.O. Burch, District 1-C

         With previous notice having been mailed and posted and a quorum present, President Mitchell called the Public Hearing to order.

  1. Invocation by Mr. Fuller.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance led by Mr. Roberts.
  3. Mr. Mitchell called for guest and public comments regarding the protest of tax assessments, with the DeSoto Parish Tax Assessor Ms. Ann Gannon available for answering questions.  No protest, no comments.
  4. Motioned by Mr. Heard, seconded by Mr. McPhearson to adjourn.  Motion carried.

        /s/ B.D.Mitchell                                               /s/ Julie Harris                                     

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT                                    JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY                    DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

 


 

 Police Jury Meeting

October 21, 2013 -  5:00 p.m.

Agenda

 Call to Order

  1. Invocation
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Call for Additions and Deletions to the Agenda
  4. Guest and Public Comments

            a.  Mr. Darrell Goza- DOTD

 


 

MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING OF THE

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

HELD ON THE 9th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2013

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met to hold a Public Hearing on the above date at 5:00 p.m. in the DeSoto Parish Police Jury Building, in the Police Jury meeting room, Mansfield, Louisiana with the following members present:

Charlie Roberts, District 1-A; Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B;

A.W. McDonald, District 2; Greg Baker, District 3; Richard Fuller, District 4-A;

Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D;

Reggie Roe, District 5; and Ricky McPhearson, District 6.'

Mr. Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

Absent: J.O. Burch, District 1-C

        With previous notice having been mailed and posted and a quorum present, President Mitchell called the Public Hearing to order.

  1. Invocation by Mr. Fuller.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance led by Mr. Roberts.
  3. Mr. Mitchell called for guest and public comments regarding the protest of tax assessments, with the DeSoto Parish Tax Assessor Ms. Ann Gannon available for answering questions.  No protest, no comments.
  4. Motioned by Mr. Heard, seconded by Mr. McPhearson to adjourn.  Motion carried.

        /s/ B.D.Mitchell                                               /s/ Julie Harris                                     

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT                                    JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY                    DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

 


DeSoto Parish Police Jury

Special Meeting

September 16, 2013

 The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met Tuesday, September 16, 2013 in Special Meeting 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 at 5:30 p.m. with the following members present:

     Charlie Roberts, District 1-A; Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B- President;

     J.O. Burch, District 1-C; A.W. McDonald, District 2; Greg Baker, District 3;

     Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D;

     Reggie Roe, District-5; Ricky McPhearson, District 6; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

    Absent: None

  1. President Mitchell called the meeting to order.
  2. Invocation by Mr. McDonald.
  3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Roberts.
  4. President Mitchell called for additions and deletions to the agenda: None
  5. Guest and Public Comments:
  • ·       Mr. L.J. Mayweather, DeSoto Parish School Board, President, District # 11- addressing item #8 on the agenda. Mr. Mayweather addressed the Jurors as to the  rescinding of the resolution approving the School Boards District lines, and their reasons. 
  • ·       Asst. D.A. Mr. Gary Evans responded, at this time it is not allowable to split precincts following the current law, the Secretary of State has not approved the plan.
  • ·       Ms. Jerri Burrell addressed the Jury concerning item # 8 requesting Jurors  keep in mind the people of the parish.
    • ·         Mr. Cedric Floyd, demographer answered questions for the Jurors concerning       

     the precinct splits.  Mr. Floyd stated the School Board could set their lines not      creating any new precincts or splitting them and their plan would not have          to         come before the Jury.

  • ·         Mr. Dudley Glenn DeSoto Parish School Board District #1, discussed at length    

     item #8 on the agenda.

  • ·         Mr. Haynes, District #7, after a brief statement Mr. Haynes stated the best law firm in south Louisiana had been contacted and  legal action would be taken if the Police Jury tried to dictate the DeSoto Parish School Board lines.

6.   Motion by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. Fuller adopting a resolution authorizing the    Parish President to execute a contract for the LCDBG Administrative Services. Motion     carried.

7.   Motion by Mr.  Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Heard adopting a resolution authorizing the

      Parish President to execute a contract for the LCDBG Engineering Services. Motion         carried.

8.   Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Roe deferring until the October Meeting the decision on an Ordinance concerning the DeSoto Parish     School Board District lines being set in conjunction with the precinct lines having to be split while not being able to do this at this time due to RS 18:532.1 Statute, changing boundaries. Motion carried.

9.   Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Roe  to adjourn. Motion carried.

/s/ B.D. Mitchell                                                     /s/ Julie Harris                                  

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT                          JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY                    DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

 


 

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

MINUTES OF PUBLIC MEETING

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met in Public Meeting Monday, September 16, 2013 in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, LA with a quorum present and notice having been mailed and posted.

The Jury met at 5:00 p.m. 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, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D; Reggie Roe, District 5; Ricky McPhearson, District-6; Gary Evans, Asst. District Attorney

Absent: None

Arriving Late: None

  1. Roll call
  2. President Mitchell called for additions and deletions to the agenda: None
  3. Guest and Public Comments: None
  4. Old Business: None
  5. New Business

a.       Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving to adopt the millage rate(s) for 2013 tax year, as in the resolution given. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following millage(s) are hereby levied on the 2013 tax roll on all property subject to taxation by the DeSoto Parish Police Jury.

MILLAGE

Courthouse Maintenance                  1.19 Mills

General Alimony                                 4.21 Mills

Roads Parish wide                               5.62 Mills

Solid Waste Landfill                           5.75 Mills

BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED that the proper administrative officials of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana, be and they are hereby empowered, assessment roll of DeSoto Parish for the year 2013, 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: 11

NAYS:0

ABSTAINED:0

ABSENTS:0

/s/ B.D. Mitchell                                                             /s/ Julie Harris                                      

B.D. Mitchell, President                                                Julie Harris, Secretary

DeSoto Parish Police Jury                                            DeSoto Parish Police Jury

CERTIFICATE

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of the resolution adopted at the DeSoto Parish Police Jury meeting held on September 16, 2013, at which meeting a quorum was present and voting, Mansfield, Louisiana, this 16th, day of September, 2013.

/s/ Julie Harris                

Julie Harris, Secretary

DeSoto Parish Police Jury

/s/ B.D. Mitchell                                             /s/ Julie Harris                                                      

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT              JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY          DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

 


 

DeSoto Parish Police Jury

Special Meeting

September 16, 2013

 The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met Tuesday, September 16, 2013 in Special Meeting 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 at 5:30 p.m. with the following members present:

     Charlie Roberts, District 1-A; Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B- President;

     J.O. Burch, District 1-C; A.W. McDonald, District 2; Greg Baker, District 3;

     Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D;

     Reggie Roe, District-5; Ricky McPhearson, District 6; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

    Absent: None

  1. President Mitchell called the meeting to order.
  2. Invocation by Mr. McDonald.
  3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Roberts.
  4. President Mitchell called for additions and deletions to the agenda: None
  5. Guest and Public Comments:
  • ·       Mr. L.J. Mayweather, DeSoto Parish School Board, President, District # 11- addressing item #8 on the agenda. Mr. Mayweather addressed the Jurors as to the  rescinding of the resolution approving the School Boards District lines, and their reasons. 
  • ·       Asst. D.A. Mr. Gary Evans responded, at this time it is not allowable to split precincts following the current law, the Secretary of State has not approved the plan.
  • ·       Ms. Jerri Burrell addressed the Jury concerning item # 8 requesting Jurors  keep in mind the people of the parish.
    • ·         Mr. Cedric Floyd, demographer answered questions for the Jurors concerning       

     the precinct splits.  Mr. Floyd stated the School Board could set their lines not      creating any new precincts or splitting them and their plan would not have          to         come before the Jury.

  • ·         Mr. Dudley Glenn DeSoto Parish School Board District #1, discussed at length    

     item #8 on the agenda.

  • ·         Mr. Haynes, District #7, after a brief statement Mr. Haynes stated the best law firm in south Louisiana had been contacted and  legal action would be taken if the Police Jury tried to dictate the DeSoto Parish School Board lines.

6.   Motion by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. Fuller adopting a resolution authorizing the    Parish President to execute a contract for the LCDBG Administrative Services. Motion     carried.

7.   Motion by Mr.  Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Heard adopting a resolution authorizing the

      Parish President to execute a contract for the LCDBG Engineering Services. Motion         carried.

8.   Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Roe deferring until the October Meeting the decision on an Ordinance concerning the DeSoto Parish     School Board District lines being set in conjunction with the precinct lines having to be split while not being able to do this at this time due to RS 18:532.1 Statute, changing boundaries. Motion carried.

9.   Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Roe  to adjourn. Motion carried.

 

/s/ B.D. Mitchell                                                     /s/ Julie Harris                                  

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT                          JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY                    DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

 


 

MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING OF THE

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

HELD ON THE 9th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2013

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met to hold a Public Hearing on the above date at 5:00 p.m. in the DeSoto Parish Police Jury Building, in the Police Jury meeting room, Mansfield, Louisiana with the following members present:

Charlie Roberts, District 1-A; Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B;

A.W. McDonald, District 2; Greg Baker, District 3; Richard Fuller, District 4-A;

Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D;

Reggie Roe, District 5; and Ricky McPhearson, District 6.'

Mr. Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

Absent: J.O. Burch, District 1-C

            

  1. With previous notice having been mailed and posted and a quorum present, President Mitchell called the Public Hearing to order.
  2. Invocation by Mr. Fuller.
  3. Pledge of Allegiance led by Mr. Roberts.
  4. Mr. Mitchell called for guest and public comments regarding the protest of tax assessments, with the DeSoto Parish Tax Assessor Ms. Ann Gannon available for answering questions.  No protest, no comments.
  5. Motioned by Mr. Heard, seconded by Mr. McPhearson to adjourn.  Motion carried.

        /s/ B.D.Mitchell                                               /s/ Julie Harris                                     

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT                                    JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY                    DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

 


 

MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING OF THE

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

HELD ON THE 9th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2013

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met to hold a Public Hearing on the above date at 4:45 p.m. in the DeSoto Parish Police Jury Building, in the Police Jury meeting room, Mansfield, Louisiana with the following members present:

Charlie Roberts, District 1-A; Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B;

A.W. McDonald, District 2; Greg Baker, District 3; Richard Fuller, District 4-A;

Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D;

Reggie Roe, District 5; and Ricky McPhearson, District 6.'

Mr. Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

Absent: J.O. Burch, District 1-C

            

  1. With previous notice having been mailed and posted and a quorum present, President Mitchell called the Public Hearing to order.
  2. Invocation by Mr. Thomas Jones.
  3. Pledge of Allegiance led by Mr. McDonald.
  4. Mr. Mitchell called for guest and public comments regarding the abandonment of a portion of Second Street./Shadoin Loop in Benson, beginning at the intersection of Hwy. 512 and running north/northwest 150', across Hwy. 512 from Jeannie Loop. This will allow Benson Cemetery to expand west. No comments.
  5. Motioned by Mr. McDonald, seconded by Mr. Roe to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

 

      /s/ B.D.Mitchell                                               /s/ Julie Harris                                     

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT                                    JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY                    DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

 


Police Jury Workshop Minutes

October 21, 2013

 

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met in Workshop Session, Monday, October 21, 2013 at 5:15 p.m., in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, Louisiana with the following members present:

Charlie Roberts, District 1-A; J.O. Burch, District 1-C;A.W. McDonald, District 2;

Greg Baker, District 3; Richard Fuller, District 4-A; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; 

Ricky McPhearson, District-6;

Absent: Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B; Jeff Heard, District 4-B;  Thomas Jones, District 4-D;         Reggie Roe, District 5; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A. 

1.         Vice-President Ernel Jones 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: None

5.         Guest and Public Comments:

            a.         Mr. Darrel Goza- LA DOTD- Addressed the Jurors stating he was available to answer                                   any questions on the Park Dr. discussion tonight and to offer suggestions as needed.

6.         Discussion of Park Dr. off of Hwy. 175 was opened by Vice President Ernel Jones with   

            Mr. Darrel Goza and Lt. Col Kenny Cox joining in. 

            Several options for Park Dr. were discussed, the decision was to send several options with Mr.         Goza and allow him to determine the cost factors for both of them.  Lt. Col. Cox stated the      information provided by the Police Jury shows a great deal of Severances Taxes received from    DeSoto Parish and that LA DOTD should take this into consideration for the construction and             budget of the new road.

            Jurors asked questions and stated their opinions about the road and benefits it had on the parish.

            Mr. Goza stated that the parish should apply for both  an Economic Development and Capital          Outlay Grant to           help with funding.

7.         Motion by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. Burch to adjourn. Motion carried.

    /s/ B.D. Mitchell                                          /s/ Julie Harris                                     

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT       JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY    DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

Posted 11-14-13


DeSoto Parish Police Jury

 

Committee Meetings - October 7, 2013

 

The following Committees of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury met Monday, October 7, 2013 in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, LA., with a quorum present and notice having been mailed and posted.

Administrative Committee met at 5:10 p.m. with the following members present:

A.W. McDonald, Chairman- District 2; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

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

Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D; Reggie Roe, District 5;

Ricky McPhearson, District 6; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

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

  Administrative Committee

  1. Chairman McDonald called for Additions and Deletions to the agenda:
  2. Guest and Public Comments:
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number of vacant houses with yards grown up in the area.

Mr. Thomas Jones and Mr. Steve Brown replied stating that property owners have already been contacted in many cases and if not they will be contacted. Mr. Gary Evans, Asst. D.A. stated that an ordinance would need to adopted setting decibels for a noise ordinance.

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Department Head Reports:

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7.  Announcement:  Notice of Public Meeting

      Notice is hereby given that the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana, parish of DeSoto plans to consider a resolution authorizing an ad valorem  tax election to be held within the Parish at its meeting Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Police Jury Room of the Courthouse, 101 Franklin Street, Mansfield, Louisiana.

8.  Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Roberts approving a resolution and letter in support of  the Boy Scouts of America to leaving "Garland" in the title of the ranch in Gloster, being sent as soon as they are drawn up.  Motion carried.

9.  Consider modifications/updates request from Jurors for the parish logo, bringing back ideas for approval.

10. Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Roberts to adjourn. Motion carried.

     Building and Properties Committee                                                                

Buildings and Properties Committee met at 6:20 p.m. with the following members present:

Jeff Heard, Chairman, District 4-B; J.O. Burch, District 1-C;

Greg Baker, District 3; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A.

  1. Guest and Public Comments: None
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3.   Treasurer's Report: Ms. Linda Gatlin passed out informational handouts and discussed sales tax along with yearend projections, as of now budgets are in line.  Ms. Gatlin stated she would be available for questions.

4.     Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving to pay all authorized and approved bills. Motion carried.

5.     Chairman Ernel Jones stated that the recommendation for Fiscal Agent would be line itemed for next Monday, requesting Jurors get a copy of all information to look over.

6.     Motion by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. Burch to adjourn. Motion carried.

Animal Control and Mosquito Control Committee- Mr. Roe

Animal Control and Mosquito Control Committee met at 6:40 p.m. with the following members present:

Reggie Roe, District 5, Chairman; Thomas Jones, District 4-D; Ricky McPhearson, District 6; Greg Baker, District 3; A.W. McDonald, District 2

1.     Chairman Roe called the meeting to order.

2.     Guest and Public Comments:

        Dr. Andrea Masters Everson, President & Ms. Candy Peevy, Chairman of the Robinson Rescue Center- Presentation on a possible spay/neutering service in DeSoto Parish.  Requesting $15,000, in return offering parish residence spay/neutering services at  reduced rates on the (SSNIP) Program with Financial assistance available.

        It was motioned by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. McPhearson to take request under advisement. Motion carried.

3.     Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. McDonald to adjourn. Motion carried.

Road Committee-Mr. Burch

Road Committee met at 6:50 with the following members present:

J.O. Burch, Chairman, District 1-C; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

Greg Baker, District 3; Richard Fuller, District 4-A- absent; Ernel Jones, District 4-C.

1. Chairman Burch called to order.

2. Guest and Public Comments: None

3. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones adopting the Annual Bridge Certification Resolution. Motion carried.

4.   Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Baker adopting an Ordinance establishing Legal Load Limits on parish owned and maintained bridges.  Motion carried.

5. Motion by Mr. Roberts seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones to adjourn. Motion carried.

  Personnel Committee

Personnel Committee met at 6:55 p.m. with the following members present:

Thomas Jones, Chairman, District 4-D; J.O. Burch, District 1-C;

Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Richard Fuller, District 4-A- absent; Reggie Roe, District 5;

  1.  Guest and public comments: None

Public Housing Committee- Mr. Thomas

Public Housing Committee met at 7:00 p.m. with the following members present:

           Thomas Jones, Chairman, District 4-D; J.O. Burch, District 1-C;

           Jeff Heard- District 4-B; Reggie Roe, District 5; Ricky McPhearson- District-6

1.   Chairman Fuller called the meeting to order.

     2. Guest and Public Comments. None

3.  Chairman Jones gave an update on the  reimbursement of the Housing Project funds.   Chairman Jones stated that checks had been received in the amount of $2,077.30 and $82,000.00 which is payment in full. Mr. Steve Brown thanked Mr. Fred Jones former juror, who was not in attendance, for his efforts in the housing project for the residents/parish.  Mr. Ernel Jones requested it be added to the agenda for next week to discuss the lack of and need for public housing in DeSoto Parish. 

4.   Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Heard to adjourn. Motion carried.

Community Service Committee- Mr. Fuller

Community Services Committee met at 6:00 p.m. with the following members present:

           Richard Fuller, District 4-A- absent, Chairman; Jeff Heard- District 4-B;

            Thomas Jones, District 4-D;  Reggie Roe, District 5; Ricky McPhearson- District-6

1.   Chairman Fuller called the meeting to order.

     2. Guest and Public Comments. None

3.  Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Heard to awarding bids for the HVAC & Electrical Labor and HVAC bids as follows below. Motion carried.

McNeer Electric as one of the HVAC contractors,

1.  Total Labor Only Cost to clean and service central heating units


McNeer Electric



Bienville

 $                    300.00



Bossier

 $                    200.00



Claiborne

 $                    350.00



DeSoto

 $                    300.00



Morehouse

 $                    450.00



Natchitoches

 $                    420.00



Red River

 $                    350.00



Sabine

 $                    400.00



Union

 $                    450.00



Webster

 $                    300.00



 

2.  Total Labor & Material Cost to install bidder supplied non-programmable thermostat,

and instruct homeowner how to use thermostat





 McNeer Electric





Bienville

 $                    275.00





Bossier

 $                    200.00





Claiborne

 $                    375.00





DeSoto

 $                    275.00





Morehouse

 $                    485.00





Natchitoches

 $                    465.00





Red River

 $                    375.00





Sabine

 $                    425.00





Union

 $                    485.00





Webster

 $                    275.00





 

3.  Total Labor & Material cost to install bidder supplied energy efficient code-compliant gas or propane furnace


 McNeer Electric







Bienville

 $                 1,450.00







Bossier

 $                 1,300.00







Claiborne

 $                 1,600.00







DeSoto

 $                 1,450.00







Morehouse

 $                 1,900.00







Natchitoches

 $                 1,900.00







Red River

 $                 1,750.00







Sabine

 $                 1,750.00







Union

 $                 1,750.00







Webster

 $                 1,450.00







 OCS recommends to accept MCNeer Electric bid as one of the HVAC contractors.

 Weatherization Bid Results Electrical Labor




1.  Total Labor and Material Cost to install bidder supplied bathroom exhaust & roof vent kit

 


 McNeer Electric



 

Bienville

 $                                       418.00



 

Bossier

 $                                       330.00



 

Claiborne

 $                                       420.00



 

DeSoto

 $                                       470.00



 

Morehouse

 $                                       628.00



 

Natchitoches

 $                                       545.00



 

Red River

 $                                       470.00



 

Sabine

 $                                       545.00



 

Union

 $                                       550.00



 

Webster

 $                                       375.00



 

2.  Total Labor and Material cost to install 110v electrical outlet

 


 McNeer Electric


 

Bienville

 $                                       300.00


 

Bossier

 $                                       210.00


 

Claiborne

 $                                       295.00


 

DeSoto

 $                                       345.00


 

Morehouse

 $                                       500.00


 

Natchitoches

 $                                       420.00


 

Red River

 $                                       345.00


 

Sabine

 $                                       420.00


 

Union

 $                                       420.00


 

Webster

 $                                       250.00


 

3.  Total Labor and Material  cost to install 220v electrical outlet

 


 McNeer Electric


 

Bienville

 $                                       330.00


 

Bossier

 $                                       245.00


 

Claiborne

 $                                       330.00


 

DeSoto

 $                                       380.00


 

Morehouse

 $                                       540.00


 

Natchitoches

 $                                       455.00


 

Red River

 $                                       380.00


 

Sabine

 $                                       455.00


 

Union

 $                                       455.00


 

Webster

 $                                       285.00


 

4.  Total Labor only cost to inspect attic wiring for loose junction boxes, exposed wiring, knob & tube wirings

 


 McNeer Electric




 

Bienville

 $                                       275.00




 

Bossier

 $                                       153.00




 

Claiborne

 $                                       240.00




 

DeSoto

 $                                       290.00




 

Morehouse

 $                                       450.00




 

Natchitoches

 $                                       365.00




 

Red River

 $                                       290.00




 

Sabine

 $                                       365.00




 

Union

 $                                       365.00




 

Webster

 $                                       195.00




 






















 

 

 

5.  Total Labor and Material cost to install additional box if primary box is full


 McNeer Electric



Bienville

 $                                       380.00



Bossier

 $                                       293.00



Claiborne

 $                                       380.00



DeSoto

 $                                       430.00



Morehouse

 $                                       590.00



Natchitoches

 $                                       505.00



Red River

 $                                       430.00



Sabine

 $                                       505.00



Union

 $                                       505.00



Webster

 $                                       335.00



 

OCS recommends to award bid to McNeer Electric

4. Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. McPhearson to adjourn. Motion carried.

Airport Committee-Chairman

  Airport Committee met at 7:12 p.m. with the following members present: Jeff Heard, District 4-B, Chairman;  J.O. Burch- District 1-C; Greg Baker, District 3; Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Ricky McPhearson, District-6;

1.   Chairman Heard called the meeting to order.

2.   Guest and Public Comments: None.

3.   Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Baker to adopt a resolution for a five (5) year Capital Improvement Plan for the Airport. Motion carried.

4.   Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Burch to adjourn. Motion carried.

Solid Waste Committee

      Solid Waste Committee met at 7:20 p.m. with the following members present:

            Greg Baker, District 3, Chairman; J.O. Burch- District 1-C; Greg Baker, District 3;  

     Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D.

1.   Chairman Baker called the meeting to order.

2.   Guest and Public comments: None

3.   Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones to enter into a CEA with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office with them supervising the inmates picking up litter at the landfill, compactor sites and airport. Figuring cost into next year's budget being $65,000 to $70,000  (this includes benefits) for a deputy per year with an available truck possibly being in our fleet, if not purchasing one off of state contract around $26,000. Motion carried.

4. Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Heard to adjourn. Motion carried.

Ad Hoc Committee for Selection of the Administrative Asst.

     Ad Hoc Committee met at 7:25 with the following members present:

     Thomas Jones, District 4-D, Chairman; J.O. Burch- District 1-C; Ernel Jones, District 4-C;

Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Richard Fuller, District 4-A- absent.

1. Chairman Thomas Jones called the meeting to order.

2. Guest and Public Comments: None

3. Chairman Jones announced that the committee had interview for the Administrators

     Assistant and chosen Mrs. Jodi Zeigler, starting pay will be set at $15.50 per hour. 

     Motion carried.

4.Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones to adjourn . Motion carried.

 /s/ B.D. Mitchell                                          /s/ Julie Harris                           

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT            JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY         DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY


 

DeSoto Parish Police Jury - Committee Meetings- October 7, 2013

 

The following Committees of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury met Monday, October 7, 2013 in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, LA., with a quorum present and notice having been mailed and posted.

Administrative Committee met at 5:10 p.m. with the following members present:

A.W. McDonald, Chairman- District 2; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

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

Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D; Reggie Roe, District 5;

Ricky McPhearson, District 6; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

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

  Administrative Committee

  1. Chairman McDonald called the meeting to order.
  2. Invocation by Mr. McDonald.
  3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Roberts.
  4. Chairman McDonald called for Additions and Deletions to the agenda:
  5. Guest and Public Comments:
  • ·         Mr. Larry Heard, concerning a noise level of generator on Oxford Road and a

number of vacant houses with yards grown up in the area.

Mr. Thomas Jones and Mr. Steve Brown replied stating that property owners have already been contacted in many cases and if not they will be contacted. Mr. Gary Evans, Asst. D.A. stated that an ordinance would need to adopted setting decibels for a noise ordinance.

  • ·         Mr. John Jewitt voiced his concerns on the OCS weatherization bid requirements and process, requesting that they be rebid.  Mr. Gary Evans, Asst. D.A. responded stating required paperwork was not included in the bid packet, therefore the bid was rejected.
  • ·         Administrators Report:  Mr. Steve Brown Parish Administrator reported on the following:          
  • ·      The final environmental report has been issued, and is available for  I-69 from Stonewall to Haughton. 
  • ·      DeSoto Parish is partnering with Caddo and Bossier on o-zone containment, this program was suggested by the EPA.
  • ·      Park Road proposal, at I-49 & Hwy. and 175. Would like to have DOTD come in for a Special Workshop.
  • ·      DNR stated last month there is a shortage of water in South Caddo (aquifer) they put limits of 300 gallons a day on business in South Caddo, and have asked homes to limit their usage as well. That is in the Keithville and Ellerbe area as well.
  • ·      FEMA has asked for additional information on the Drainage Project information will be sent in this month.
  • ·      Capital Outlay Project, we would like to continue working on the park project with the action approval from the Jury.
  • ·      Website work is continuing, along with updating the logo. Another news letter was issued if you have any issues for the news letter please contact us.
  • ·      Off System Bridge Inspections, our sign man Mr. Tim Burrell has completed his first round of training in off system bridge inspection
  • ·      Thank you to the President, Vice-President and those who served on the Administrative Assistant Committee, thank you  for your time and effort and I think we are doing a great job there.

Department Head Reports:

  • ·      Maintenance- Mr. Kevin Vanzant:  Handicapped ramps have been a great success, with several completed projects. The 4" water main at the Sheriff's Department that ruptured, has been repaired. 
  • ·      OCS Office- Mrs. Mary Mayfield- Not Present.
  • ·      C.E. "Rusty" Williams Airport-Ms. Randi Walding: Passed out copies of The Enterprise Newspaper which had highlights and photos of the annual Fly-In.  Ms. Walding stated there was a great turn out and thanked the Jurors for their support.
  • ·      Animal Control Facility- Mrs. Kavon Robins:  Mosquito Spraying is on round number13 of successfully spraying the parish, results have been great.  On the 1st & 3rd adoption events at Tractor Supply on Mansfield Rd., Three (3) animals were adopted at the Fly-In, none at the Bee Gum Festival. All call outs are going directly to Kavons emergency number and if help is needed the Sheriff's Office will be back up.
  • ·      Solid Waste- Mr. Wardell Bowie:   The compactor sites are 95% complete they are operational/functional, now we are working on the punch list.         
  • ·      Road Department- Mr. Fredrick Woodley:  Finishing up small hot mix/oil mix projects in several areas. Starting a major ditching project in Magnolia Subdivision soon.  Boom axing, ditching and bush hogging has been steady throughout the parish.

7.  Announcement:  Notice of Public Meeting

     Notice is hereby given that the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana, parish of DeSoto plans to consider a resolution authorizing an ad valorem

     tax election to be held within the Parish at its meeting Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Police Jury Room of the Courthouse, 101 Franklin Street, Mansfield, Louisiana.

8.  Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Roberts approving a resolution and letter in support of  the Boy Scouts of America to leaving "Garland" in the title of the ranch in Gloster, being sent as soon as they are drawn up.  Motion carried.

9.  Consider modifications/updates request from Jurors for the parish logo, bringing back

                        ideas for approval.

10. Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Roberts to adjourn. Motion carried.

    Building and Properties Committee                                       

Buildings and Properties Committee met at 6:20 p.m. with the following members present:

Jeff Heard, Chairman, District 4-B; J.O. Burch, District 1-C;

Greg Baker, District 3; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A.

  1. Chairman Heard called Committee to order.
  2. Guest and Public Comments: None   
  • ·         Mr. Ken Latin, Sci-Port Discovery Center, update on citizen participation day, the first Saturday every month for DeSoto Parish residents.  Residents are talking advantage of this and we would hope that you would continue to participate in this program.

3.   Treasurer's Report: Ms. Linda Gatlin passed out informational handouts and discussed sales tax along with yearend projections, as of now budgets are in line.  Ms. Gatlin stated she would be available for questions.

4.   Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving to pay all authorized and approved bills. Motion carried.

5.   Chairman Ernel Jones stated that the recommendation for Fiscal Agent would be line itemed for next Monday, requesting Jurors get a copy of all information to look over.

6.   Motion by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. Burch to adjourn. Motion carried.

Animal Control and Mosquito Control Committee- Mr. Roe

Animal Control and Mosquito Control Committee met at 6:40 p.m. with the following members present:

Reggie Roe, District 5, Chairman; Thomas Jones, District 4-D; Ricky McPhearson, District 6; Greg Baker, District 3; A.W. McDonald, District 2

1.   Chairman Roe called the meeting to order.

2.   Guest and Public Comments:

      Dr. Andrea Masters Everson, President & Ms. Candy Peevy, Chairman of the Robinson Rescue Center- Presentation on a possible spay/neutering service in DeSoto Parish.  Requesting $15,000, in return offering parish residence spay/neutering services at  reduced rates on the (SSNIP) Program with Financial assistance available.

      It was motioned by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. McPhearson to take request under advisement. Motion carried.

3.   Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. McDonald to adjourn. Motion carried.

Road Committee-Mr. Burch

Road Committee met at 6:50 with the following members present:

J.O. Burch, Chairman, District 1-C; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

Greg Baker, District 3; Richard Fuller, District 4-A- absent; Ernel Jones, District 4-C.

1. Chairman Burch called to order.

2. Guest and Public Comments: None

3. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones adopting the Annual Bridge Certification Resolution. Motion carried.

4.  Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Baker adopting an Ordinance establishing Legal Load Limits on parish owned and maintained bridges.  Motion carried.

5. Motion by Mr. Roberts seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones to adjourn. Motion carried.

Personnel Committee

Personnel Committee met at 6:55 p.m. with the following members present:

Thomas Jones, Chairman, District 4-D; J.O. Burch, District 1-C;

Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Richard Fuller, District 4-A- absent; Reggie Roe, District 5;

  1. Chairman Jones called the meeting to order.
  2.  Guest and public comments: None
  3. Chairman Jones reviewed Human Resource functions of the administrative office along with which employees at present time are responsible for each function. Chairman Jones stated that more information would be provided in detail at the next meeting.
  4. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Burch approving Mr. Brown to attend the Louisiana Community Development Authority (LCDA) Board Meeting in Baton Rouge, October 10. Motion carried.
  5. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Roe approving to ratify the layoff due to funding cuts, of Mr. Allen Hester (Crew Foreman) for OCS Weatherization Program, as of October 8, 2013. Motion carried.
  6. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Burch approving to make Mrs. Sara Ruiloba a permanent employee for the OCS Department. Motion carried. 
  7. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Roe approving to hire a third operator for the Mundy Compactor site. Motion carried.
  8. Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Roe to adjourn Motion carried.

Public Housing Committee- Mr. Thomas

Public Housing Committee met at 7:00 p.m. with the following members present:

         Thomas Jones, Chairman, District 4-D; J.O. Burch, District 1-C;

         Jeff Heard- District 4-B; Reggie Roe, District 5; Ricky McPhearson- District-6

1.  Chairman Fuller called the meeting to order.

     2. Guest and Public Comments. None

3.  Chairman Jones gave an update on the  reimbursement of the Housing Project funds.   Chairman Jones stated that checks had been received in the amount of $2,077.30 and $82,000.00 which is payment in full. Mr. Steve Brown thanked Mr. Fred Jones former juror, who was not in attendance, for his efforts in the housing project for the residents/parish.  Mr. Ernel Jones requested it be added to the agenda for next week to discuss the lack of and need for public housing in DeSoto Parish. 

4.  Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Heard to adjourn. Motion carried.

Community Service Committee- Mr. Fuller

Community Services Committee met at 6:00 p.m. with the following members present:

         Richard Fuller, District 4-A- absent, Chairman; Jeff Heard- District 4-B;

         Thomas Jones, District 4-D;  Reggie Roe, District 5; Ricky McPhearson- District-6

1.  Chairman Fuller called the meeting to order.

     2. Guest and Public Comments. None

3.  Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Heard to awarding bids for the HVAC & Electrical Labor and HVAC bids as follows below. Motion carried.

McNeer Electric as one of the HVAC contractors,

1.  Total Labor Only Cost to clean and service central heating units


McNeer Electric



Bienville

 $                    300.00



Bossier

 $                    200.00



Claiborne

 $                    350.00



DeSoto

 $                    300.00



Morehouse

 $                    450.00



Natchitoches

 $                    420.00



Red River

 $                    350.00



Sabine

 $                    400.00



Union

 $                    450.00



Webster

 $                    300.00



 

2.  Total Labor & Material Cost to install bidder supplied non-programmable thermostat,

and instruct homeowner how to use thermostat





 McNeer Electric





Bienville

 $                    275.00





Bossier

 $                    200.00





Claiborne

 $                    375.00





DeSoto

 $                    275.00





Morehouse

 $                    485.00





Natchitoches

 $                    465.00





Red River

 $                    375.00





Sabine

 $                    425.00





Union

 $                    485.00





Webster

 $                    275.00





 

3.  Total Labor & Material cost to install bidder supplied energy efficient code-compliant gas or propane furnace


 McNeer Electric







Bienville

 $                 1,450.00







Bossier

 $                 1,300.00







Claiborne

 $                 1,600.00







DeSoto

 $                 1,450.00







Morehouse

 $                 1,900.00







Natchitoches

 $                 1,900.00







Red River

 $                 1,750.00







Sabine

 $                 1,750.00







Union

 $                 1,750.00







Webster

 $                 1,450.00







 OCS recommends to accept MCNeer Electric bid as one of the HVAC contractors.

 

Weatherization Bid Results Electrical Labor




1.  Total Labor and Material Cost to install bidder supplied bathroom exhaust & roof vent kit

 


 McNeer Electric



 

Bienville

 $                                       418.00



 

Bossier

 $                                       330.00



 

Claiborne

 $                                       420.00



 

DeSoto

 $                                       470.00



 

Morehouse

 $                                       628.00



 

Natchitoches

 $                                       545.00



 

Red River

 $                                       470.00



 

Sabine

 $                                       545.00



 

Union

 $                                       550.00



 

Webster

 $                                       375.00



 

2.  Total Labor and Material cost to install 110v electrical outlet

 


 McNeer Electric


 

Bienville

 $                                       300.00


 

Bossier

 $                                       210.00


 

Claiborne

 $                                       295.00


 

DeSoto

 $                                       345.00


 

Morehouse

 $                                       500.00


 

Natchitoches

 $                                       420.00


 

Red River

 $                                       345.00


 

Sabine

 $                                       420.00


 

Union

 $                                       420.00


 

Webster

 $                                       250.00


 

3.  Total Labor and Material  cost to install 220v electrical outlet

 


 McNeer Electric


 

Bienville

 $                                       330.00


 

Bossier

 $                                       245.00


 

Claiborne

 $                                       330.00


 

DeSoto

 $                                       380.00


 

Morehouse

 $                                       540.00


 

Natchitoches

 $                                       455.00


 

Red River

 $                                       380.00


 

Sabine

 $                                       455.00


 

Union

 $                                       455.00


 

Webster

 $                                       285.00


 

4.  Total Labor only cost to inspect attic wiring for loose junction boxes, exposed wiring, knob & tube wirings

 


 McNeer Electric




 

Bienville

 $                                       275.00




 

Bossier

 $                                       153.00




 

Claiborne

 $                                       240.00




 

DeSoto

 $                                       290.00




 

Morehouse

 $                                       450.00




 

Natchitoches

 $                                       365.00




 

Red River

 $                                       290.00




 

Sabine

 $                                       365.00




 

Union

 $                                       365.00




 

Webster

 $                                       195.00




 






















  

5.  Total Labor and Material cost to install additional box if primary box is full


 McNeer Electric



Bienville

 $                                       380.00



Bossier

 $                                       293.00



Claiborne

 $                                       380.00



DeSoto

 $                                       430.00



Morehouse

 $                                       590.00



Natchitoches

 $                                       505.00



Red River

 $                                       430.00



Sabine

 $                                       505.00



Union

 $                                       505.00



Webster

 $                                       335.00



 

OCS recommends to award bid to McNeer Electric

4. Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. McPhearson to adjourn. Motion carried.

Airport Committee-Chairman

  Airport Committee met at 7:12 p.m. with the following members present: Jeff Heard, District 4-B, Chairman;  J.O. Burch- District 1-C; Greg Baker, District 3; Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Ricky McPhearson, District-6;

1.  Chairman Heard called the meeting to order.

2.  Guest and Public Comments: None.

3.  Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Baker to adopt a resolution for a five (5) year Capital Improvement Plan for the Airport. Motion carried.

4.  Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Burch to adjourn. Motion carried.

Solid Waste Committee

     Solid Waste Committee met at 7:20 p.m. with the following members present:

         Greg Baker, District 3, Chairman; J.O. Burch- District 1-C; Greg Baker, District 3;  

     Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Thomas Jones, District 4-D.

1.  Chairman Baker called the meeting to order.

2.  Guest and Public comments: None

3.  Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones to enter into a CEA with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office with them supervising the inmates picking up litter at the landfill, compactor sites and airport. Figuring cost into next year's budget being $65,000 to $70,000  (this includes benefits) for a deputy per year with an available truck possibly being in our fleet, if not purchasing one off of state contract around $26,000. Motion carried.

4. Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Heard to adjourn. Motion carried.

Ad Hoc Committee for Selection of the Administrative Asst.

     Ad Hoc Committee met at 7:25 with the following members present:

     Thomas Jones, District 4-D, Chairman; J.O. Burch- District 1-C; Ernel Jones, District 4-C;

Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Richard Fuller, District 4-A- absent.

1. Chairman Thomas Jones called the meeting to order.

2. Guest and Public Comments: None

3. Chairman Jones announced that the committee had interview for the Administrators

     Assistant and chosen Mrs. Jodi Zeigler, starting pay will be set at $15.50 per hour. 

     Motion carried.

4.Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones to adjourn . Motion carried.

 

/s/ B.D. Mitchell                                         /s/ Julie Harris                           

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT            JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY         DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

 


DeSoto Parish Police Jury

Budget and Finance Committee Meeting

December 30, 2013

The Budget and Finance Committee of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury met Tuesday, December 30, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting was held in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, LA., a quorum present, notice having been mailed and posted, with the following members present:

Ernel Jones, District 4-C,-Chairman; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B; J.O. Burch, District 1-C; Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Thomas Jones, District 4-D;

Reggie Roe, District-5; Greg Baker, District 3;Ricky McPhearson, District 6.

Absent: A.W. McDonald, District 2; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

  1. Chairman Ernel Jones called the meeting to order.

  2. Invocation by Mr. Fuller.

  3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Roe.

  4. Chairman Jones called for additions and deletions to the agenda: None

  5. Guest and public comments: None

  6. Chairman Jones and Ms. Linda Gatlin Parish Treasurer discussed the 2014 Budget.

  • D.A. Budget review

  • Transfer of Solid Waste tipping fees

  • Capital Outlay

  • Employee raises

  • Animal Control Facility

  • Handicapped Ramps

  • Alumni Park upgrades

  • DeSoto Sports Complex

  • Garrett Park

  • Additional Homeless shelters were discussed.

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

  /s/ B.D. Mitchell /s/ Julie Harris

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY


DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

INSURANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

December 30, 2013

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met in Insurance Committee Meeting Monday, December 30, 2013 in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, LA with a quorum present and notice having been mailed and posted.

The Jury met at 5:00 p.m. with the following members present:

Charlie Roberts, District 1-A; Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B; J.O. Burch, District 1-C;

Richard Fuller, District 4-A; Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Thomas Jones, District 4-D; Reggie Roe, District 5; Ricky McPhearson, District-6;

Absent: A. W. McDonald, District 2; Greg Baker, District 3; Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Gary Evans, Asst. District Attorney

Arriving Late: None

  1. Chairman McPhearson called the meeting to order.

  2. Invocation by Mr. Thomas Jones.

  3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. McPhearson.

  4. Chairman McPhearson called for additions and deletions to the agenda: None

  5. Guest and Public Comments: None

  6. Chairman McPhearson discussed the renewal of general labiality, property and auto insurance with Travelers Insurance and other agencies and competitive prices. Mr. McPhearson stated that with a higher deductable one around $5,000, it might benefit the parish, and it would be saving us $48,000 a year. Chairman McPhearson stated that we could try it for a year and see how it goes. Chairman McPhearson also stated that we should check into defensive driving classes for our employees and have the deductable set at $2,500. Motion by Mr. Roe, seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones to change the deductable to $5,000 and set up the defensive training classes for employees. Motion carried.

  7. Chairman McPhearson discussed the Workers Compensation Insurance plan that is through CCMSI at this time. Chairman McPhearson stated that a quote from Regions Insurance would save the Police Jury about $16,000. per year, and introduced Mr. Kent Orrell, and Mr. Danny Paine representatives with Regions. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones to change Workers Compensation Insurance Companies to Regions Insurance. Motion carried.

  8. Motion By Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones to adjourn. Motion carried.

  /s/ B.D. Mitchell               /s/ Julie Harris  

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT              JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY          DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY


DeSoto Parish Police Jury - Special Meeting - December 30, 2013

 

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met Monday, December 30, 2013 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 was held at 4:45 p.m. with the following members present:

Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B- President; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

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

Ernel Jones, District 4-C; Reggie Roe, District-5; Ricky McPhearson, District 6.

Absent: A.W. McDonald, District 2; Thomas Jones, District 4-D; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

  1. President Mitchell called the meeting to order.

  2. Invocation by Mr. Ernel Jones.

  3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Roe.

  4. President Mitchell called for additions and deletions to the agenda:

Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Burch to amend the agenda closing all compactor site

locations on New Year's Day. 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- absent; Mr. Thomas Jones-yea; Mr. Roe-yea; Mr. Fuller-yea. No guest or public

comments. Motion carried.

5. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones authorizing the renewal of the general liability,

property and auto insurance with Travelers Insurance with a $5,000 deductable. Motion carried.

6. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones authorizing workers compensation insurance

to be through Regions Insurance, Inc. Saving the parish about $16,000 per year. Motion carried.

7. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones closing all compactor sites on January

1, 2014 to celebrate New Year's Day. Motion carried.

8. Motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Roe to adjourn. Motion carried.

  /s/ B.D. Mitchell /s/ Julie Harris

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

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DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY - BUDGET AND FINANCE WORKSHOP

DECEMBER 19, 2013

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met in Workshop, Thursday, December 19, 2013 in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, LA with a quorum present and notice having been mailed and posted.

The Jury met at 5:00 p.m. with the following members present:

          Chairman/Vice-President-Ernel Jones, District 4-C, Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

President-Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B J.O. Burch, District 1-C;

Greg Baker, District 3;

Richard Fuller, District 4-A; Jeff Heard, District 4-B;Thomas Jones, District 4-D;

Reggie Roe, District 5; Ricky McPhearson, District 6

Absent: A.W. McDonald, District 2;Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

1.     Chairman/Vice-President-Ernel Jones called the meeting to order.

2.     Invocation given by Mr. Ernel Jones.

3.     Pledge of Allegiance led by Mr. Burch.

5.     Guest or Public Comments: None

6. 2014 Budget:

Chairman/Vice-President Ernel Jones opened the discussion reflecting back on the last workshop.

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        • Maintenance Department- Mr. Kevin Vanzant, discussed the cost and need of

        •  a generator at the Administrative Office to keep things running, in an emergency. ($46,000.)

        • Animal Services adjustments were made and corrected to budget. Cooperative Endeavor Agreements were discussed for the cities, towns and villages they are up for renewal.

        • Criminal Court Fund Budget

        • Handicapped ramps that are ADA compliant were discussed.

        • DeSoto Habilitation Services, discussed money requested for lawnmower, van and copier.

  • Chairman/Vic-President Ernel Jones stated that the next Budget and Finance Workshop will be held December 30th at 5:00 p.m.

  • Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Roe to adjourn. Motion carried.

 


/s/ B.D. Mitchell                                              /s/ Julie Harris                                

 

B.D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT                     JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY                DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY


 

DeSoto Parish Police Jury

Committee Meetings - December 2, 2013

 

The following Committees of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury met Monday, December 2, 2013 in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, LA., with a quorum present and notice having been mailed and posted.

Administrative Committee met at 5:05 p.m. with the following members present:

A.W. McDonald, Chairman- District 2; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B; J.O. Burch, District 1-C; Greg Baker, District 3;

Richard Fuller, District 4-A Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Ernel Jones, District 4-C;

Thomas Jones, District 4-D; Reggie Roe, District 5; Ricky McPhearson, District 6;

Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

Absent: None

Administrative Committee

  1. Chairman McDonald called for Additions and Deletions to the agenda:
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5. Guest and Public Comments: None

6. Administrator's Report, Mr. Steve Brown Parish Administrator/Engineer. Postponed until Regular Meeting December 9th due to the absence.

  • ·         Department Head Reports:
  • ·         Mr. Wardell Bowie, Solid Waste: We have been winterizing the landfill for the winter. Seven (7) sites have been upgraded and are completed this year.
  • ·         Ms. Randi Walding, Airport: Master plan is in final completion air traffic is above expectations, running about 50 a day.
  • ·         Mr. Kevin Vanzant, Maintenance: The OCS sign is up, we had had several great comments on it. Water leak in court room repaired. Clerk of court did upgrades and repairs to kitchen themselves, looks very nice. Roof leak repaired.
  • ·         Mrs. Mary Mayfield, OCS: $5,500 FEMA Award . Training sessions will be held in Monroe now to cut out the overnight trips.
  • ·         Ms. Kavon Robbins, Animal Control: One (1) rabid skunk in the Kickappo/Gloster area.
  • ·         Mr. Fredrick Woodley. Road: The gas business is starting to pick up in some areas. Discussion of the "No Thru Truck " road sign on Ruby Dry Road. Trying to complete all special projects. Discuss equipment to be auctioned off.

7. No action taken item to consider the submission of names for the Water Resource Commission to replace Mr. Mike Mayes who represents the Police Jury Association of Louisiana on the board who has resigned.

8. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Fuller approving a resolution to hold an election in the DeSoto Fire District No. 3, State of Louisiana, on Saturday April 5, 2014 authorizing to levy a special tax therein. Motion carried.

9. Motioned By Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. McPhearson to postpone the appointment of someone to fill Mr. Harlon Blackmon's position on the Bayou Pierre Fish and Game Commission. Motion carried.

10. Motioned By Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. McPhearson to postpone the appointment of someone to fill Mr. Harlon Blackmon's position on the Waterworks District No. 1 Board Motion carried.

11. Motion by Mr. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. McPhearson reappointing Ms. Margaret Dickerson, Mr. Leon Hunt and Ms. Abington Cooper to the Library Board for a five (5) year term. Motion carried.

12. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Burch re-appointing Mr. Ben Murray to the E-911 Board of Commission for a four (4) year term. Motion carried.

13. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. Burch re-appointing Mr. Ronnie Allen to the DeSoto Parish Fire District No. 3 Board of Commission for a four (4) year term. Motion carried.

14. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. McPhearson re-appointing Mr. Keith Parker to the DeSoto parish Fire District No. 5 Board of Commissioners for a two (2) year term. Motion carried.

15. Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Roe appointing Mr. Rick Norwood to DeSoto Fire District No. 8 Board of Commissioners for a two (2) contract. Motion carried.

16. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. McPhearson re-appointing Mr. Larry Campbell and Mr. Paul Holder to the DeSoto Fire District No. 9Board of Commissioners for a two (2) year term. Motion carried.

17. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. McPhearson approving to adopt a resolution authorizing the filling of an application with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for a Grant under 49 CFR 5311, Non- Urbanized area Formula Program and/or 49 CFR 5309 Discretionary Capital Program. Motion carried.

18. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones renewing Liquor License for 2014. Motion carried.

19. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Burch approving to enter into a contract with Mr. Don M. Barron Contractors Inc. for the renovations and expansion of the Mansfield Mani Library.

Budget and Finance Committee

Budget and Finance Committee met at 5:35 p.m. with the following members present:

Ernel Jones, District 4-C,-Chairman; J.O. Burch, District 1-C; Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Reggie Roe, District-5; A.W. McDonald, District 2.

Road Committee

Road Committee met at 5:35 p.m. with the following members present:

J.O. Burch, Chairman, District 1-C; Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

Greg Baker, District 3; Richard Fuller, District 4-A; Ernel Jones, District 4-C.

  1. Guest and Public Comments: None

Personnel Committee

Personnel Committee met at 5:45 p.m. with the following members present:

Thomas Jones, Chairman, District 4-D; J.O. Burch, District 1-C;

Jeff Heard, District 4-B- absent; Richard Fuller, District 4-A;

Reggie Roe, District 5;

  1. Guest and public comments: None

* Alternate motion by Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Roe to defer the discussion of the Parish Vacation Policy until the Regular Meeting so they can look at it and discuss it. Motion carried.

5. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. McDonald approving the employee holidays and setting the dates for 2014 adding December 26 to the calendar for Christmas ( 24,25,26) will be employee holidays for this year only. Motion carried.

6. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Burch approving to move Mr. Caroline Jones back to the top of the Heavy Equipment operator pay scale. Motion carried

7. Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Roe to adjourn.

/s/ B.D. Mitchell                /s/ Julie Harris  

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT             JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY            DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY


Regular Meeting Minutes

December 9, 2013

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met in Regular Session, Monday, December 9, 2013 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, President, 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; Ricky McPhearson, District-6; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

1. President Mitchell called the meeting to order.

2. Invocation by Mr. Fuller.

3. Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Roberts.

4. Call for additions and deletions to the agenda:

  • Motion by Mr. Mr. Fuller seconded by Mr. Ernel Jones amending the agenda under New Business to enter into a hold harmless agreement with the City of Mansfield for them to use a DeSoto Parish Police Jury Trailer in the Christmas Parade. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch; 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. Burch amending the agenda under Old Business to defer the discussion of item "a" until the January Committee Meeting. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch; 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. Burch amending the agenda under Old Business to defer the discussion of item "b" until the January Committee Meeting. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch; 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 under Personnel Committee to defer the discussion of item "a" and the salary adjustments recommended by Mr. Steve Brown for key employees : the Road Superintendent, Lead Foreman, Asst. Treasurer, and Airport Manager along with pay increases for all other employees for 2014 until Mr. Brown is present at the January Committee Meeting. Roll call vote: Mr. Baker- yea; Mr. Ernel Jones- yea; Mr. Ricky McPhearson- yea; Mr. Burch; 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: None

6. Approval of the minutes

a. Motion by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. Roberts approving the minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 12, 2013. Motion carried.

7. Old Business

a. Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Burch to defer until the January Committee meeting the discussion of the reconciliation change order for taxi-way and fence. Motion Carried.

b. Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. Burch approving the reconciliation change order for compactor site up-grades. Motion carried.

8. New Business

a. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Fuller approving to defer the discussion of changing profiling organization a fee for used of Parish Building and Facilities until the January Committee Meeting. Motion carried.

9. Ordinances

a. Motion by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. Roberts adopting as ordinance for Prairie, Cartwheel, Joe Mac Drive in District #2 lowering the speed from 35 MPH to 25 MPH and installing Children at Play signs. Motion carried. ORDINANCE NUMBER 11 of 2013

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT OF 25 MILES PER HOUR ON PARIRIE, BRIDLE, CARTWHEEL, JOE MAC DRIVE ROAD IN DISTRICT #2.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Police Jury of DeSoto Parish, Louisiana in Regular Session convened:

SECTION 1. The maximum speed limit for PARIRIE, BRIDLE, CARTWHEEL,AND JOE MAC DRIVE ROAD IN DISTRICT#2

changing from 35 miles per hour to 25 MPH.

SECTION 2. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict

Herewith are hereby repealed.

Upon motion by Mr. A.W. McDonald , duly seconded, Mr. Charlie Roberts the above and foregoing ordinance was duly adopted on the 9th day of December, 2013 with the following vote:

YEAS: 10 NAYS: 0 ABSENT: 1 ABSTAIN: 0

_/s/ B.D. Mitchell /s/ Julie Harris

B.D.MITCHELL, PRESIDENT JULE HARRIS SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

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 Ordinance passed by the DeSoto Parish Police Jury at a regular meeting held on the 9th day of December 2013,a quorum being present.

/s/ Julie Harris

Julie Harris, Secretary

DeSoto Parish Police Jury

b. Motion by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. Roberts adopting an ordinance for "No Thru Truck" signs to be placed on Ruby Dry Road. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 12 of 2013

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING "NO THRU TRUCK" FOR RUBY DRY ROAD IN DISTRICT #1-A & 1-C.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Police Jury of DeSoto Parish, Louisiana in Regular Session convened:

SECTION 1. That there shall be "No Thru Trucks" on Ruby Dry Road in Districts 1-A & 1C.

SECTION 2. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict. Herewith are hereby repealed.

Upon motion by Mr. A.W. McDonald , duly seconded, Mr. Charlie Roberts the above and foregoing ordinance was duly adopted on the 9th day of December , 2013

with the following vote:

YEAS: 10 NAYS: 0 ABSENT: 1 ABSTAIN: 0

/s/ B.D. Mitchell /s/ Julie Harris

B.D.MITCHELL, PRESIDENT JULE HARRIS SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

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 Ordinance passed by the DeSoto Parish Police Jury at a regular meeting held on the 9th day of December 2013,a quorum being present.

/s/ Julie Harris

Julie Harris, Secretary

DeSoto Parish Police Jury

10. Resolution

a. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Roe adopting a resolution authorizing a special election to be held in the Parish of DeSoto State of Louisiana to authorize the levy of a Special tax there in, making applications to the State bond Commission. Motion carried.

The following resolution was offered by Mr. Ernel Jones and seconded by Mr. Reggie Roe:

RESOLUTION

A resolution ordering and calling a special election to be held in the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana, to authorize the levy of a special tax therein; making application to the State Bond Commission in connection therewith; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Police Jury of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana (the "Governing Authority"), acting as the governing authority of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana (the "Parish"), that:

SECTION 1.Election Call. Subject to the approval of the State Bond Commission, and under the authority conferred by Article VI, Sections 26, 30 and 32 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, the applicable provisions of Chapter 5 and Chapter 6-A of the Louisiana Election Code, and other constitutional and statutory authority, a special election is hereby called and ordered to be held in the Parish on SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014, between the hours of seven o'clock (7:00) a.m. and eight o'clock (8:00) p.m., in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 18:541, and at the said election there shall be submitted to all registered voters qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and laws of this State and the Constitution of the United States, the following proposition, to-wit:

PROPOSITION

(MILLAGE)

Shall the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana (the "Parish"), levy a tax of one and fifty hundredths (1.50) mills on all property subject to taxation in said Parish (an estimated $1,080,000 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 year 2014 and ending with the year 2023, for the purpose of maintaining, operating and improving animal control facilities and mosquito control facilities for said Parish?

SECTION 2.Publication of Notice of Election. A Notice of Special Election shall be published in the Mansfield Enterprise, a newspaper of general circulation within the Parish, published in Mansfield, Louisiana, and being the official journal of the Parish, once a week for four consecutive weeks, with the first publication to be made not less than forty-five (45) days nor more than ninety (90) days prior to the date of the election, which Notice shall be substantially in the form attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and incorporated herein by reference the same as if it were set forth herein in full.

SECTION 3.Canvass. This Governing Authority shall meet at its regular meeting place, the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, 101 Franklin Street, Mansfield, Louisiana, on MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014, at FIVE O'CLOCK (5:00) P.M., and shall then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the said special election.

SECTION 4.Polling Places. The polling places set forth in the aforesaid Notice of Special Election are hereby designated as the polling places at which to hold the said election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, will be the same persons as those designated in accordance with law.

SECTION 5.Election Commissioners; Voting Machines. The officers designated to serve as Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners pursuant to Section 4 hereof, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with La. R.S. 18:1287, shall hold the said special election as herein provided, and shall make due returns of said election for the meeting of the Governing Authority to be held on Monday, May 12, 2014, as provided in Section 3 hereof. All registered voters in the Parish will be entitled to vote at the special election, and voting machines shall be used.

SECTION 6.Authorization of Officers. The Secretary of the Governing Authority is hereby empowered, authorized and directed to arrange for and to furnish to said election officers in ample time for the holding of said election, the necessary equipment, forms and other paraphernalia essential to the proper holding of said election and the President and/or Secretary of the Governing Authority are further authorized, empowered and directed to take any and all further action required by State and/or Federal law to arrange for the election.

SECTION 7.Furnishing Election Call to Election Officials. Certified copies of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Secretary of State, the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Parish Custodian of Voting Machines of DeSoto Parish and the Registrar of Voters of DeSoto Parish, as notification of the special election, in order that each may prepare for said election and perform their respective functions as required by law.

SECTION 8.Application to State Bond Commission. Application is made to the State Bond Commission for consent and authority to hold the special election as herein provided, and in the event said election carries for further consent and authority to levy and collect the special tax provided for therein. A certified copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the State Bond Commission on behalf of this Governing Authority, together with a letter requesting the prompt consideration and approval of this application. This resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

MEMBERS: YEAS: NAYS: ABSENT: ABSTAINING:

Charles Roberts X - 

B. D. Mitchell X

Jarrell Burch X

A. W. McDonald X

Greg Baker X

Richard Fuller X

Jeff Heard X

Ernel Jones X

Thomas Jones X

Reggie Roe X

Ricky McPhearson X

And the resolution was declared adopted on this, the 9th day of December, 2013.

/s/ Julie Harris /s/ B.D. Mitchell

Secretary President

 

EXHIBIT "A"

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted by the Police Jury of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana (the "Governing Authority"), acting as the governing authority of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana (the "Parish"), on December 9, 2013, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held within the Parish on SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters in the Parish qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States, the following proposition, to-wit:

PROPOSITION(MILLAGE)

Shall the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana (the "Parish"), levy a tax of one and fifty hundredths (1.50) mills on all property subject to taxation in said Parish (an estimated $1,080,000 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 year 2014 and ending with the year 2023, for the purpose of maintaining, operating and improving animal control facilities and mosquito control facilities for said Parish?

The said special election will be held at the following polling places situated within the Parish, which polls will open at seven o'clock (7:00) a.m., and close at eight o'clock (8:00) p.m., in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 18:541, to-wit:

 

POLLING PLACES

Precinct

Location

1

Courthouse, 101 Texas Street, Mansfield

3

Mission Point Baptist Church, 740 Linwood Avenue, Stonewall

4

South Mansfield Town Hall, 120 Britney Drive, Mansfield

5

DeSoto Parish Library, 109 Crosby Street, Mansfield

6

Community Center Housing Project, 600 Kennedy Street, Mansfield

7

DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce, 115 N. Washington Avenue, Mansfield

8

DeSoto Council on Aging, 404 Polk Street, Mansfield

9

Community Center Housing Project, 600 Kennedy Street, Mansfield

10

Logansport Library, 203 Hwy. 5, Logansport

11

Longstreet Town Hall, 13451 Hwy. 5, Keatchie

12

Fire District No. 1, 300 Marshall Road, Logansport

15

North DeSoto Pre K 2, 2623 Hwy. 171, Stonewall

16

Stonewall Town Hall, 1318 Hwy. 171, Stonewall

19

Grand Cane Community Center, 321 Oak Street, Grand Cane

20

Courthouse, 101 Texas Street, Mansfield

21

Fire District 9 Firehouse, 5535 Hwy. 175, Frierson

22

Mission Point Baptist Church, 740 Linwood Avenue, Stonewall

23

North DeSoto High School, 2571 Hwy. 171, Stonewall

26

Carmel Catholic Church, 1822 Smithport Lake Road, Mansfield

27

DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce, 115 N. Washington Avenue, Mansfield

28

Longstreet Town Hall, 13451 Hwy. 5, Keatchie

29

Fire District 1 Firehouse, 300 Marshall Road, Logansport

30

Stonewall Library, 808 Hwy. 171, Stonewall

31

North DeSoto Elementary School, 2623 Hwy. 171, Stonewall

32

St. Mark’s Baptist Church, 690 Janear Circle, Grand Cane

33

Fire District 9 Firehouse, 5535 Hwy. 175, Frierson

34

North DeSoto Pre K 2, 2623 Hwy. 171, Stonewall

35

Keatchie Town Hall, 9684 Hwy. 5, Keatchie

36

Grand Cane Community Center, 321 Oak Street, Grand Cane

37

Grand Cane Community Center, 321 Oak Street, Grand Cane

38

DeSoto Parish Library, 109 Crosby Street, Mansfield

39

Carmel Catholic Church, 1822 Smithport Lake Road, Mansfield

41

St. Mary’s Church Hall, 1017 Hwy. 346, Pelican

42

St. Luke’s Church of God, 3540 Hwy. 346, Pelican

44

Moore’s Chapel Church, 897 Railroad Avenue, Mansfield

46

Stanley Town Hall, 13595 Hwy. 84, Logansport

47

Stanley Town Hall, 13595 Hwy. 84, Logansport

48

DeSoto Fire District 5 Station 2, 111 Hwy. 539, Mansfield

49

Fire District No. 1, 300 Marshall Road, Logansport

50

DeSoto Fire District 5 Station 2, 111 Hwy. 539, Mansfield

51

Magnolia Baptist Church, 173 Magnolia Lane, Mansfield

52

DeSoto Council on Aging, 404 Polk Street, Mansfield

53

Benson Community Center, 121 Old School Road, Converse

55

Pelican Library, 139 Jackson Street, Pelican

56

St. Mary’s Church Hall, 1017 Hwy. 346, Pelican

57

Benson Community Center, 121 Old School Road, Converse

58

Fire District No. 1, 300 Marshall Road, Logansport

59

DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce, 115 N. Washington Avenue, Mansfield

60

DeSoto Parish Library, 109 Crosby Street, Mansfield

61

Courthouse, 101 Texas Street, Mansfield

63

DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce, 115 N. Washington Avenue, Mansfield

 

The polling places set forth above are hereby designated as the polling places at which to hold the said election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated according to law.

Notice is further given that a portion of the monies collected from the tax described in the Proposition shall be remitted to certain state and statewide retirement systems in the manner required by law.

The said special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5 and Chapter 6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority, and the officers appointed to hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with La. R.S. 18:1287, will make due returns thereof to said Governing Authority, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Governing Authority will meet at its regular meeting place, the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, 101 Franklin Street, Mansfield, Louisiana, on MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014, at FIVE O'CLOCK (5:00) P.M., and shall then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the said special election. All registered voters of the Parish are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used.

THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Mansfield, Louisiana, on this, the 9th day of December, 2013.

ATTEST: /s/ B.D. Mitchell

President

/s/ Julie Harris

Secretary

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA

PARISH OF DESOTO

I, the undersigned Secretary of the Police Jury of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana (the "Governing Authority"), the governing authority of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana (the "Parish"), do hereby certify that the foregoing pages constitute a true and correct copy of the proceedings taken by the Governing Authority on December 9, 2013, ordering and calling a special election to be held in the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana, to authorize the levy of a special tax therein; making application to the State Bond Commission in connection therewith; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature of the Police Jury at Mansfield, Louisiana, on this, the 9th day of December, 2013.

/s/ Julie Harris

Secretary

b. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. McDonald adopting a resolution approving the holding of an election in the DeSoto Fire District No. 3, State of Louisiana, on Saturday, April 5, 2014 authorizing to levy a special tax therein.

The following resolution was offered by Greg Baker and seconded by A.W. McDonald:

RESOLUTION

A resolution approving the holding of an election in DeSoto Parish Fire District No. 3,

State of Louisiana, on Saturday, April 5, 2014, to authorize the levy of a special tax therein.

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of DeSoto Parish Fire District No. 3, State of Louisiana (the "Governing Authority"), acting as the governing authority of DeSoto Parish Fire District No. 3, State of Louisiana (the "District"), adopted a resolution on November 12, 2013, calling a special election in the District on Saturday, April 5, 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 its 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 DeSoto Parish Fire District No. 3, State of Louisiana, this Police Jury hereby approves the holding of an election in the District, on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at which election there will be submitted the following proposition, to-wit:

PROPOSITION (MILLAGE)

Shall DeSoto Parish Fire District No. 3, State of Louisiana (the "District"), be authorized to levy a fifteen (15) mills tax on all the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $390,000 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 year 2014 and ending with the year 2023, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and/or operating the District's fire protection facilities, including equipment, and paying the cost of obtaining water for fire protection purposes, said tax, if approved, to replace the District’s present $100 parcel fee being levied pursuant to an election held on November 17, 2007?

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:

MEMBERS: YEAS: NAYS: ABSENT: ABSTAINING:

Charles Roberts X

B. D. Mitchell X

Jarrell Burch X

A. W. McDonald X

Greg Baker X

Richard Fuller X

Jeff Heard X

Ernel Jones X

Thomas Jones X

Reggie Roe X

Ricky McPhearson X

And the resolution was declared adopted on this, the 9th day of December, 2013.

/s/ Julie Harris /s/ B. D. Mitchell

Secretary President

c. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones adopting a resolution authorizing the filing of an application with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for a Grant under 49 CFR 5311, Non-Urbanized area Formula Program and/or 49CFR 5309 Discretionary Capital Program. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION

Resolution authorizing the filing of an application with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for a Grant under 49 CFR 5311, Non-Urbanized Area Formula Program and/or 49 CFR 5309, Discretionary Capital Program.

WHEREAS, the Secretary of Transportation and Development is authorized to make grants for mass transportation projects;

WHEREAS, the contract for financial assistance will impose certain obligations upon the applications, including the provisions by it of the local share of project costs;

WHEREAS, It is required by the Louisiana Department of transportation and Development in accord with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, that in connection with the filing of an application for assistance that it will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the U.S. Department of Transportation requirements thereunder; and
WHEREAS, it is the goal of the Applicant that the minority business enterprise be utilized to the fullest extent possible in connection with this project and that definitive procedures shall be established and administered to ensure that minority shall have the maximum feasible opportunity to compete for contracts when procuring construction contracts, supplies, equipment, or consultant and other services;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by DeSoto Parish Police Jury :

Applicant

  1. That the President is authorized to execute and file an application

Title of Authorized Representative

On behalf of DeSoto Parish Police Jury with the Louisiana Department of

Applicant

Transportation and Development, to aid in the financing of operating and/or capital assistance projects pursuant to the Rural Public Transit Program, 49 CFR 5311 and/or the Discretionary Capital Program, 49 CFR 5309.

2. That the President is authorized to execute and file with such application an

Title of Authorized Representative

assurance or any other document required by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development effectuating the purposes of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

3. That the President is authorized to furnish such additional information as the

Title of Authorized Representative

the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development may require in

connection with the application or the project.

4. That the President is authorized to set forth and execute affirmative

Title of Authorized Representative

minority business policies in connection with the project’s procurements needs.

5. That the President is authorized to execute grant contract agreements

Title of Authorized Representative

on behalf of DeSoto Parish Police Jury with the Department of Transportation

Applicant

and Development for aid in the financing of the operating assistance projects.

  1. This resolution is applicable for a period of one year unless revoked by the governing body of such revocation shall be furnished to the DOTD.

  2. Motion by Ernel Jones , seconded by Thomas Jones . Motion carried.

CERTIFICATE

The undersigned duly qualified and acting Secretary of the Title of Officer

DeSoto Parish Police Jury certifies that the foregoing is a true and correct.

Applicant Organization

Copy of a resolution adopted at a legally convened meeting of the

DeSoto Parish Police Jury , held on December 9, 2013 .

If application has an official seal, impress here.

/s/ Julie Harris

Signature of Recording Officer

Parish Secretary

Title of Recording Officer

December 9, 2013

Date

d. Motion by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. Burch adopting a resolution naming Squire Rd. in a new subdivision off of Stonewall-Preston Road just North of Nelson Pvt. Dr. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the DeSoto Parish Police Jury met in Regular Session on December 9th, 2013, a resolution was adopted naming Squire Road, in a new subdivision off of Stonewall Preston Road just North of Nelson Private Dr. in District # 2; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the DeSoto Parish Police Jury declares that it shall be called Squire Road.

Upon motion by Mr. A.W. McDonald, seconded by Mr. J.O. Burch the above and foregoing resolution was duly adopted on the 9th day of December, 2013.

Ayes: 10 Nays: 0 Absent: 1

Thus approved and signed this 9th day of December of 2013.

/s/ B.D. Mitchell /s/ Julie Harris

B.D. Mitchell, President Julie Harris, Secretary

DeSoto Parish Police Jury DeSoto Parish Police Jury

Certified

I, Julie Harris, Hereby certify in my capacity as Secretary of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury that the above foregoing is a true and correct copy of the resolution passed by the DeSoto Parish Police Jury at a Special Meeting on the 9th, day of December, 2013 a quorum being present.

/s/ Julie Harris

e. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. McPhearson adopting a resolution for signatures at the new Fiscal Agent, Community Bank of Louisiana for the President, Vice-President and Treasurer. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the DeSoto Parish Police Jury has a new Fiscal Agent as of December 9 , 2013; and

WHEREAS, The DeSoto Parish Police Jury does hereby authorize Mr. B.D. Mitchell, President and Mr. Ernel Jones, Vice-President to sign all checks written by the financial staff of the Police Jury; and

WHEREAS, the DeSoto Parish Police Jury has appointed said Treasurer Linda Gatlin; and

WHEREAS, said Treasurer is authorized to sign all checks written by the financial staff of the Police Jury.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the President, Vice-president and Treasurer signatures are on bank accounts.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall take effect immediately.

MOTION TO ADOPT the above Resolution was made by   Mr. Ernel Jones , seconded by   Mr. Ricky McPhearson.

WHEREUPON the Resolution was declared duly adopted on this the 9th day of December 2013.

AYES: 10   NAYS:  0        ABSENT: 1 Abstain: 0

   /s/ B.D. Mitchell                           /s/ Julie Harris    

B. D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT                                     JULIE HARRIS, PARISH SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY                     DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

CERTIFIED

I, Julie Harris, hereby certify in my capacity as the Parish 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   9th  day of    December , 2013  a quorum being present.

/s/ Julie Harris

Julie Harris, Parish Secretary

Committee Reports

Administrative Committee- Mr. McDonald

a. Administrator's report- Mr. Brown is out due to illness, report is not available at this time.

b. Motion by Mr. Thomas Jones seconded by Mr. McPhearson approving all Department Head Reports as given in the Committee Meeting on December 2, 2013. Motion carried.

c. Omitted from the agenda by motion of Mr. Heard, seconded by Mr. Burch due to no name being submitted at this time. Submit name(s) for the Water Resource Commission Board to replace Mr. Mikey Mays (having retired) who represents the Police Jury Association of Louisiana. Motion carried.

d. Motion by Mr. McPhearson seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones to defer appointment of someone to the Bayou Fish and Game Commission (Mr. Harlon Blackmon's position) until the January Committee Meeting. Motion carried.

e. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. McPhearson to defer appointment of someone to the Waterworks District No. 1 Board (Mr. Harlon Blackmon's position) until the January Committee Meeting. Motion carried.

f. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. McPhearson re-appointing Ms. Margaret Dickerson, Mr. Leon Hunt, and Ms. Abington Cooper to the Library Board for a five (5) year term. Motion carried.

g. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. McPhearson re-appointing Mr. Ben Murry to the E- 911 Board of Commission for a four (4) year term. Motion carried.

h. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. McPhearson re-appointing Mr. Ronnie Allen to the DeSoto Parish Fire District No. 3 Board of Commissioners, for a two (2) year term. Motion carried.

i. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. McPhearson re-appointing Mr. Keith Parker to DeSoto Fire District No. 5 Board of Commissioners for a two (2) year term. Motion carried.

j. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. McPhearson appointing Mr. Rick Norwood to the DeSoto Parish Fire District No. 8 Board of Commissioners for a two (2) year term. (Ms. Madelyn Muench- resigned).

k. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. McPhearson re-appointing Mr. Larry Campbell amd Mr. Paul Holder to the DeSoto Fire District No. 9 Board of Commissioners for a two (2) year term. Motion carried.

l. Motion by Mr. Ernel Jones seconded by Mr. Thomas Jones approving to enter into a contract with Don M. Barron Contractor, Inc. for the renovations and expansion of the Mansfield Main Library. Motion carried.

m. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Burch approving to authorize the renewal of the 2014 Liquor Licenses. Motion carried.

Budget and Finance Committee- Ernel Jones

a. Treasurer's Report: Ms. Linda Gatlin passed out information for the Jurors and employees to fill out about personal information for the auditors, and have turned back into the financial office by December 16th. Ms. Gatlin stated that the office in is the middle of a software update and financial paperwork will be available at the upcoming budget workshop. Ms. Gatlin gave an update report on LAMP and investment funds.

b. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Fuller approving to pay all authorized and approved bills. Motion carried.

c. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. McPhearson approving the 2014 Budget for the DeSoto Parish Tourist Bureau. Motion carried.

d. Motion by Mr. Roe seconded by Mr. Baker selecting Johnson, Thomas & Cunningham as the Auditor for 2013. Motion carried.

e. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Fuller approving the Budget for the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory. Motion carried.

Personnel Committee- Mr. Thomas Jones

a. Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Roe deferring until the Committee Meeting in January when Mr. Brown is back, the discussion of the salary adjustments recommended by Mr. Steve Brown for key employee Road Superintendent, Lead Road Foreman, Asst. Treasurer, and Airport Manager along with pay increases for all other employees for the year of 2014. Motion carried.

b. Motion by Mr. Baker seconded by Mr. McDonald adopting the changes to the Vacation Policy starting January 1, 2014.

 Years of Continuous Service Vacation Allowed

Completed During the Calendar Year

Date of Hire to 12/31 4 hours accrued for each

month worked up to 40 hr.

 Next year to end of 5th year 80 hours

Beginning 6th year to end of 15th year 120 hours

Beginning 16th year to end of 25th year 160 hours

 c. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. McDonald Authorizing Mr. Caroline Jones to the top of the Heavy equipment Operator pay scale immediately. Motion carried.

d. Motion by Mr. Burch seconded by Mr. Roe approving the Holidays for the DeSoto Parish Police Jury for 2014 year, adding an extra day off with pay for December 26, 2014. Motion carried.

Holidays For 2014:

New Year's Day                                     January 1                     Wednesday

Martin Luther King Day                         January 20                    Monday

President's Day                                      February 17                  Monday

Good Friday                                          April 18                        Friday

Memorial Day                                         May 26                        Monday

4th of July                                              July 4                           Friday

Labor Day                                              September 1                 Monday

Veterans Day                                         November 11                Tuesday

Thanksgiving Day and the Day After        November 27/28          Thursday/Friday

Christmas Eve                                         December 24               Wednesday

Christmas Day; and                                 December 25              Thursday

*Day after Christmas December 26 Friday

 Any other day(s) declared a Parish holiday by the Police Jury

Holidays that fall on Saturday or Sunday are observed on the closest working day.

11. Motion by Mr. McDonald seconded by Mr. Fuller. Motion carried.

 /s/ B.D. Mitchell                                              /s/ Julie Harris                                

B.D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT                     JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY                DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY


DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

BUDGET AND FINANCE WORKSHOP  - DECEMBER 16, 2013

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met in Workshop, Monday, December 16, 2013 in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, LA with a quorum present and notice having been mailed and posted.

The Jury met at 5:00 p.m. with the following members present:

          Chairman/Vice-President-Ernel Jones, District 4-C, Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

J.O. Burch, District 1-C; A.W. McDonald, District 2;Greg Baker, District 3;

Jeff Heard, District 4-B; Reggie Roe, District 5; Ricky McPhearson, District 6

Absent: Richard Fuller, District 4-A; Thomas Jones, District 4-D; Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

1.     Chairman/Vice-President-Ernel Jones called the meeting to order.

2.     Invocation given by Mr. McDonald.

3.     Pledge of Allegiance led by Mr. Heard.

5.     Guest or Public Comments:

a. Ms. Minton, with DeSoto Habilitation addressed the Jurors requesting assistance for the purchase of a van for transportation, a zero turn mower, and a copier, stating that a grant they are receiving will pay for all but 20 % of the items and they are requesting help for the 20%. Ms. Minton stated the amount needed would be $1,733.40, this would cover it all and a van without a lift.

6. 2014 Budget:

Chairman/Vice-President Ernel Jones discussed funds projected for the year 2014, actual 2013 year to date balances, 2013 budgeted amounts, and the proposed 2014 budgeted amount, and requested items to be purchased for 2014 for each department discussed. Department Heads from each area were present to answer questions.

  1. Animal Control Funds

  2. General Funds

  • Maintenance

  • Chairman/Vic-President Ernel Jones stated that the next Budget and Finance Workshop will be held December 9th at 5:00 p.m.

  • Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Roe to adjourn. Motion carried.

/s/ B.D. Mitchell                                              /s/ Julie Harris                                

B.D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT                     JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY                DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY


DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY

BUDGET AND FINANCE WORKSHOP

DECEMBER 19, 2013

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury met in Workshop, Thursday, December 19, 2013 in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Police Jury Building, Mansfield, LA with a quorum present and notice having been mailed and posted.

The Jury met at 5:00 p.m. with the following members present:

          Chairman/Vice-President-Ernel Jones, District 4-C, Charlie Roberts, District 1-A;

President-Dewayne Mitchell, District 1-B J.O. Burch, District 1-C;

Greg Baker, District 3;

Richard Fuller, District 4-A; Jeff Heard, District 4-B;Thomas Jones, District 4-D;

Reggie Roe, District 5; Ricky McPhearson, District 6

Absent: A.W. McDonald, District 2;Gary Evans, Asst. D.A.

1.     Chairman/Vice-President-Ernel Jones called the meeting to order.

2.     Invocation given by Mr. Ernel Jones.

3.     Pledge of Allegiance led by Mr. Burch.

5.     Guest or Public Comments: None

6. 2014 Budget:

Chairman/Vice-President Ernel Jones opened the discussion reflecting back on the last workshop.

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        • Maintenance Department- Mr. Kevin Vanzant, discussed the cost and need of a generator at the Administrative Office to keep things running, in an emergency. ($46,000.)

        • Animal Services adjustments were made and corrected to budget. Cooperative Endeavor Agreements were discussed for the cities, towns and villages they are up for renewal.

        • Criminal Court Fund Budget

        • Handicapped ramps that are ADA compliant were discussed.

        • DeSoto Habilitation Services, discussed money requested for lawnmower, van and copier.

  • Chairman/Vic-President Ernel Jones stated that the next Budget and Finance Workshop will be held December 30th at 5:00 p.m.

  • Motion by Mr. Heard seconded by Mr. Roe to adjourn. Motion carried.

 

/s/ B.D. Mitchell                                              /s/ Julie Harris                                

B.D. MITCHELL, PRESIDENT                     JULIE HARRIS, SECRETARY

DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY                DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY


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





 

 

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 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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