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August 14, 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
August 14, 2017


The Farmerville Town Council met in regular session at Farmerville Town Hall, located at 407 South Main Street, Farmerville, Louisiana, on August 14, 2017. The council members present were Mayor M. Stein Baughman, Jr., Aldermen Jerry Taylor, Caroline Gatson, Ricky Johnikin, and Robert Allen. Alderman Lavelle Maine was absent.

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 Allen, seconded by Taylor and unanimously approved to approve the addition of the following to the agenda:

10. Change Order for Francis Street Project.

At this time Mayor Baughman opened a Public Hearing on Ordinance No 03-17 pertaining to setting a minimum rate for sewer. There were no comments from the public.

On motion by Gatson, seconded by Taylor and unanimously approved to approve the minutes from the July 10, 2017, regular meeting.

On motion by Taylor, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to approve the payables for July.

On motion by Gatson, seconded by Taylor and unanimously approved to adopt Ordinance No 03-17 pertaining to setting minimum sewer rate.

ORDINANCE #03-17

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE
OF THE TOWN OF FARMERVILLE
BY AMENDING SECTION 9-69 PERTAINING TO
CHARGES FOR SEWER SERVICES

WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Farmerville desires to amend the Code of Ordinances of the TOWN OF FARMERVILLE, LOUISIANA, to amend Chapter 9, ARTICLE 3, BY AMENDING Section 9-69 (a)(1) pertaining to charges for sewer services by establishing uniform monthly rate charges for sewer services based on water usage.
BE IT ORDAINED by the TOWN COUNCIL of the TOWN OF FARMERVILLE, that CHAPTER 9, ARTICLE 3, of The Code of Ordinances of the TOWN OF FARMERVILLE, LOUISIANA, is hereby amended to amend SECTION 9-69 (a)(1), to-wit:

Sec. 9-69. Rates and charges – Monthly service; tapping and reconnection charges.
1. The uniform monthly rates and charges for sewer services are hereby adopted as follows:


(1) (a) $8.00 per month minimum charge for the first 2000 gallons of water used.

(b) $4.00 per 1,000 gallons of water used above the 2000 gallon minimum for inside
town limits services. $5.00 per 1,000 gallons of water used above the 2000 gallon minimum for outside town limits services.

* * *
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that if any provision or item of this Ordinance or the application thereof is held invalid, such invalidity shall not effect other provisions, items or applications of this Ordinance which can be given affect without the invalid provisions, items or applications and to this end the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared severable.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that all Ordinances or parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. New rates are to be effective with the September bills.

Introduced the 10th day of July, 2017.

After reading of the above, section by section, the vote was as follows, to-wit:

AYES: TAYLOR, JOHNIKIN, GATSON, ALLEN.

NAYS: NONE

ABSENT: MAINE

This Ordinance was declared adopted this the 14th day of August, 2017.

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


On motion by Allen, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to make the first
two parking spots on the north side of E. Bayou Street between North Main and North Washington Street ‘One Hour Parking.”

On motion by Taylor, seconded by Johnikin and unanimously approved to increase the monthly compensation paid to the Town Attorney by $200.00.

On motion by Allen, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to approve the requested street closures in the downtown area between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m on Saturday, September 9, 2017, for the Relay For Life of Union Parish event.

On motion by Taylor, seconded by Allen and unanimously approved to adopt Resolution No 15-17 pertaining to grant management for CDBG-DR Drainage project.


RESOLUTION NO. 15-17

RESOLUTION TO CONTRACT PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR NON-FEDERAL SHARE MATCH PROGRAM TOWARDS FEMA PA PROJECTS FROM MARCH, 2016 FLOOD EVENTS AND ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH FRYE MAGEE, LLC FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE FARMERVILLE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.

WHEREAS, funds have been appropriated and awarded to the State of Louisiana through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds to assist in the recovery of the 2016 federally declared flooding disasters; and

WHEREAS, Union Parish is one of 26 parishes included in DR-4263 FEMA PA Parish/Federal Declaration and, therefore, is considered eligible for the FEMA PA Assistance Program; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Farmerville, a municipal government located in Union Parish, intends to apply and participate in the Louisiana Non-Federal Share Match Program administered through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Unit that will provide a 25% Cost Share for the portion of a project (Farmerville Drainage Improvement Project) that meets a HUD and CDBG-DR eligibility requirement for the DR-4263 Disaster; and

WHEREAS, the Town intends to use local funds to pay for Project Management Services for the Eagle Point Drive Project to administer the Non-Federal Share Match Program funds that requires compliance with all CDBG-DR requirements.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN OF THE FARMERVILLE, LOUISIANA:

1. The Town enters into an agreement with Frye Magee to provide Project Management Services for the Farmerville Drainage Improvement Project for the Non-Federal Share Match Program funds administered through the CDBG-DRU Program.

2. The Mayor is authorized to execute an agreement with Frye Magee and is authorized to execute all related documents, to be on such other terms and conditions as he shall deem advisable, and to do any and all things necessary and proper to carry out this Resolution and to fulfill its objectives and purposes.

3. This Resolution shall become effective upon final adoption and signature of the Mayor.
Said Resolution having been read and considered by a quorum of the Board of Alderman, a record vote was taken and the following result was had:

YEA: TAYLOR, JOHNIKIN, GATSON, ALLEN

NAY: NONE

ABSENT: MAINE

WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Resolution duly adopted in full on this 14th day of August, 2017.

On motion by Taylor, seconded by Allen and unanimously approved to adopt Resolution No
16-17 pertaining to grant management for CDBG-DR Road project.


RESOLUTION NO 16-17

RESOLUTION TO CONTRACT PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR NON-FEDERAL SHARE MATCH PROGRAM TOWARDS FEMA PA PROJECTS FROM MARCH, 2016 FLOOD EVENTS AND ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH FRYE MAGEE, LLC FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE EAGLE POINT DRIVE PROJECT.

WHEREAS, funds have been appropriated and awarded to the State of Louisiana through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds to assist in the recovery of the 2016 federally declared flooding disasters; and

WHEREAS, Union Parish is one of 26 parishes included in DR-4263 FEMA PA Parish/Federal Declaration and, therefore, is considered eligible for the FEMA PA Assistance Program; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Farmerville, a municipal government located in Union Parish, intends to apply and participate in the Louisiana Non-Federal Share Match Program administered through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Unit that will provide a 25% Cost Share for the portion of a project (Eagle Point Drive Project) that meets a HUD and CDBG-DR eligibility requirement for the DR-4263 Disaster; and

WHEREAS, the Town intends to use local funds to pay for Project Management Services for the Eagle Point Drive Project to administer the Non-Federal Share Match Program funds that requires compliance with all CDBG-DR requirements.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN OF THE FARMERVILLE, LOUISIANA:

1. The Town enters into an agreement with Frye Magee to provide Project Management Services for the Eagle Point Drive Project for the Non-Federal Share Match Program funds administered through the CDBG-DRU Program.

2. The Mayor is authorized to execute an agreement with Frye Magee and is authorized to execute all related documents, to be on such other terms and conditions as he shall deem advisable, and to do any and all things necessary and proper to carry out this Resolution and to fulfill its objectives and purposes.

3. This Resolution shall become effective upon final adoption and signature of the Mayor.
Said Resolution having been read and considered by a quorum of the Board of Alderman, a record vote was taken and the following result was had:

YEA: TAYLOR, JOHNIKIN, GATSON, ALLEN

NAY: NONE

ABSENT: MAINE

WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Resolution duly adopted in full on this 14th day of August, 2017.


On motion by Allen, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to authorize the receiving of quotes for the Bad Eye Road Drainage Project.

On motion by Gatson, seconded by Johnikin and unanimously approved to authorize the mayor to sign notice of award to the lowest responsible proposal for Bad Eye Road.

On motion by Allen, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to approve the overtime of $7,125.30 from July.

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

1. Change the zoning classification for the property belonging to Mr. Ralph Bilberry located at 103 Fields Street to R3.

2. Change the zoning classification for the property belonging to Mr. Bobby Fudge located at 505 Smith Street to R3.

3. Change the zoning classification for the property belonging to Elis Lowe located at 709 MLK Drive to R3.

On motion by Allen, seconded by Taylor and unanimously approved to approve Change Order No. 1 for the Francis Street Project, which adding the overlaying of the remainder of Francis Street at an additional cost of $19,750.00.

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

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

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