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July 10, 2017- Regular Meeting

The Farmerville Town Council met in regular session at Farmerville Town Hall, located at 407 South Main Street, Farmerville, Louisiana.

Town of Farmerville
Regular Meeting
July 10, 2017


The Farmerville Town Council met in regular session at Farmerville Town Hall, located at 407 South Main Street, Farmerville, Louisiana, on July 10, 2017. The council members present were Mayor M. Stein Baughman, Jr., Aldermen Jerry Taylor, Caroline Gatson, Ricky Johnikin, Lavelle Maine and Robert Allen.

The roll was called and with a quorum present Mayor Baughman called the meeting to order.

At this time Mayor Baughman offered the public the opportunity to voice their opinion on all agenda items.

On motion by Taylor, seconded by Allen and unanimously approved to approve the addition of the following to the agenda:
10. Award contract on Francis Street
11. Louisiana Compliance Questionaire.

On motion by Maine, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to approve the minutes from the June 12, 2017, regular meeting and the June 29, 2017 special meeting.

On motion by Taylor, seconded by Maine and unanimously approved to approve the payables for June.

At this time Mayor Pro-tem Jerry Taylor introduced Ordinance No 03-17 pertaining to
setting a minimum charge for sewer. A public hearing will be held on August 14, 2017 to hear
the views and opinions of citizens.

On motion by Taylor, seconded by Maine and unanimously approved to withdraw our sponsorship of the parade for the Watermelon Festival. They already had a sponsor for the parade.

On motion by Johnikin, seconded by Taylor to adopt Resolution No 03-17 pertaining to rolling millage rates forward to the maximum amount.

RESOLUTION NO 13-2017

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Town of Farmerville, Louisiana, in a public meeting held on July 10, 2017, which meeting was conducted in accordance with the Open Meetings Law and the additional requirements of Article VII, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B), that the following adjusted millage rates be and they are hereby levied upon the dollar of the assessed valuation of all property subject to ad valorem taxation within said Parish for the year 2017, for the purpose of raising revenue:

MILLAGE

General Alimony 8.80 mills
Fire Protection Facilities 7.90 mills


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Assessor of the Parish of Union, shall extend upon the assessment roll for the year 2017 the taxes herein levied, and the tax collector of said Town shall collect and remit the same to said taxing authority in accordance with 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: TAYLOR, MAINE, JOHNIKIN, GATSON, ALLEN
NAYS: NONE
ABSTAINED: NONE
ABSENT: NONE


On motion by Taylor, seconded by Maine and unanimously approved to adopt Resolution No 04-17 pertaining to setting millage rates for 2017 tax year.

RESOLUTION No 14-2017

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Town of Farmerville, Louisiana, in a public meeting held on July 10, 2017, which meeting was conducted in accordance with the Open Meetings Law and the additional requirements of Article VII, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B), that the taxing district voted to increase the millage rate(s), but not in excess of the prior year’s maximum rate(s), on all taxable property shown on the official assessment roll for the year 2017, and when collected, the revenues from said taxes shall be used only for the specific purposes for which said taxes have been levied. Said millage rate(s) are:

Adjusted Rate 2017 Levy

General Alimony 8.380 mills 8.800 mills
Fire Protection Facilities 7.520 mills 7.900 mills

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Assessor of the Parish of Union, shall extend upon the assessment roll for the year 2017 the taxes herein levied, and the tax collector of said Parish shall collect and remit the same to said taxing authority in accordance with law.

The foregoing resolution was read in full, the roll was called on the adoption thereof, and the resolution was adopted by no less than two-thirds of the total membership of the taxing authority voting in favor as required by Article VII, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B). The votes were:

YEAS: TAYLOR, MAINE, JOHNIKIN, GATSON, ALLEN
NAYS: NONE
ABSTAINED: NONE
ABSENT: NONE

On motion by Johnikin, seconded by Taylor to table the discussion of a raise for Town Attorney until next meeting.

On motion by Taylor, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to authorize the Mayor to sign Memorandum of Understanding with Vermilion Parish Police Jury after Town Attorney, Joe Cusimano, has read and approved.

On motion by Gatson , seconded by Maine and unanimously approved to approve the overtime of $7,704.05 from June.

On motion by Taylor, seconded by Allen and unanimously approved to approve the following recommendations from the Farmerville Zoning Commission:

1. Change the Zoning classification for the property belonging to Jimmy Odom, located at 1052 Tech Drive to R3.

On motion by Taylor, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to accept and award the contract to Amethyst Constriction with the lowest of $57, 025.00 for Francis Street.

On motion by Taylor, seconded by Johnikin and unanimously approved to adopt the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire as presented.

There being no further business to come before the council, Mayor Baughman declared this meeting adjourned upon motion by Taylor, seconded by Johnikin, and unanimously approved.

Gay Nell Pepper, Town Clerk
M. Stein Baughman, Jr, Mayor

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