January 8, 2018-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
January 8, 2018
The Farmerville Town Council met in regular session at Farmerville Town Hall, located at 407 South Main Street, Farmerville, Louisiana, on January 8, 2018. The council members present were Mayor M. Stein Baughman, Jr, and Alderman Jerry Taylor, Caroline Gatson, Robert Allen, and Lavelle Maine. Councilman Ricky Johnikin 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
On motion by Maine, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to approve the minutes from the December 11, 2017, regular meeting and the December 27 2017, special meeting.
On motion by Taylor, seconded by Allen and unanimously approved to approve the payables for December.
On motion by Gatson, seconded by Allen and unanimously approved to adopt Resolution No 01-18 awarding the final FEMA project to the lowest bidder.
RESOLUTION NO 01-18
WHEREAS, bids for Culvert and Embankment Repair Project have been received and read aloud,
BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Farmerville, Louisiana does hereby accept the low bid offered for the construction of this project by
Murphy Bros. Trucking & Construction, LLC for Base Bid of $93,790.00.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said bid is accepted subject to confirmation by the Town’s project engineers, Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix & Hixson, Inc., as to the accuracy of said bid, the satisfactory receipt of all forms and information required under the contract provisions.
AND that the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign all contract documents required. This Resolution being submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:
YEAS: ALLEN, MAINE, GATSON, TAYLOR
ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: JOHNIKIN
The Resolution is declared adopted on this the 8th day of January, 2018.
On motion by Allen, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to participate in the sponsorship of the Union Black Heritage Festivities for $1500.00.
On motion by Maine, seconded by Gatson and approved with one Nay from Taylor to renew the following liquor license:
El Jarrito Mexican GrillClass “A” Retail Liquor
On motion by Allen, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to participate in the sponsorship of the Crappie Master and LA State Championship Crappie tournament to be held on Lake D’Arbonne on February 23 - 24, 2018. Sponsorship will be paid in two increments of $1900.00 each. Sponsorship will be shared with the Union Tourist Commission, Union Parish Police Jury and the Union Parish Chamber of Commerce.
On motion by Allen, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to remove Vacation Leave from the calculation of hours worked. This translates to all employees must actual work at least 40 hours to received overtime unless they are called out for emergencies.
On motion by Allen, seconded by Gatson an unanimously approve to approve the monthly budget report as presented.
On motion by Allen, seconded by Maine and unanimously approved to approve the overtime of
$10,513.27 from December.
There being no further business to come before the council, Mayor Baughman declared this meeting adjourned upon motion by Gatson, seconded by Allen, and unanimously approved.
Gay Nell Pepper, Town Clerk
M. Stein Baughman, Mayor