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March 2017 Minutes

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

The council members present were Mayor M. Stein Baughman, Jr., Aldermen Jerry Taylor, Lavelle Maine, Caroline Gatson, Ricky Johnikin, and Robert Allen.

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

At this time a Public Hearing was held for citizens to voice their opinions on the 2018/2019 Lousiana Community Development Block Grant application. After Gay Nell Pepper, Town Clerk, explained the application process it was decided that the town would apply for a sewer rehab project.

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

On motion by Gatson, seconded by Taylor and unanimously approved to approve the minutes from the February 13, 2017, regular meeting.

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

On motion by Allen, seconded by Taylor and unanimously approved to adopt Resolution No 02-17 pertaining to the Citizen Participation Plan for the Town.

RESOLUTION NO 02-17 CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN

WHEREAS, the Town of Farmerville, has been afforded the opportunity to apply and participate in the State of Louisiana 2018/2019 Community Development Block Grant Program administered by the Division of Administration; and,

WHEREAS, the STATE requires Grantees to establish procedures to ensure adequate citizen participation with the program;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Farmerville Town Council, that the attached policy entitled “Citizen Participation Plan”, dated 03/13/2017 is hereby adopted.
Passed, approved and adopted by the Town of Farmerville, Parish of Union, State of Louisiana, on the 13th day of March, 2017.

On motion by Maine, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to adopt Resolution No 03-17, pertaining to Procurment Policy.

PROCUREMENT POLICY RESOLUTION NO 03-17

WHEREAS, the Town of Farmerville, has been afforded the opportunity to apply and participate in the State of Louisiana 2018/2019 Community Development Block Grant Program administered by the Division of Administration; and,

WHEREAS, the STATE requires the establishment of uniform procedures in compliance with OMB Circular A-102;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Farmerville Town Council, that the attached policy entitled “Procurement Procedures Relative to the LCDBG Program” dated 03/17/2017 is hereby adopted. Passed, approved and adopted this 13th day of March, 2017.

On motion by Gatson, seconded by Maine and unanimously approved to approve the minutes from the February 13, 2017 regular meeting.

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

On motion by Allen, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to MML&H to design and authorized to bid the next phase of our FEMA projects.

On motion by Maine, seconded by Allen and approved with one abstain from Taylor, to authorize a Class “B” Retail Liquor License for Dollar General Store.

At this time Ordinance No 01-17 pertaining to Occupational License was introduced by Taylor. A public hearing will be held on April 10, 2017 to hear the views and opinions of citizens concerning the adoption of this ordinance.

At this time Ordinance No 02-17 pertaining to sewer rates for out of town industrial customers and accepting domestic waste at the treatment plant was introduced by Taylor. A public hearing will be held on April 10, 2017 to hear the views and opinions of citizens concerning the adoption of this ordinance.

On motion by Gatson, seconded by Allen and unanimously approved to adopt Resolution No 01-17 pertaining the support of a Safe Routes to Public Places grant.

RESOLUTION NO. 01-17

Resolution Authorizing Town of Farmerville to Apply for Safe Routes to Public Places Project through the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Whereas, the State of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development offers grant funds through the 2017 Louisiana Safe Routes to Public Places (SRTPP Program); and,

Whereas the purpose of the SRTPP Program is part of the Louisiana Strategic Highway Safety Plan with a goal of eliminating deaths; and

Whereas, the proposed project will allow safer access for citizens to both the middle school and high schools and to the Union Parish Library both now and for all future uses of these public properties,

Now, Therefore, be it resolved by the Board of Alderman of the Town of Farmerville, Louisiana:

The Town agrees to apply for and support this application.

The Mayor, M. Stein Baughman, Jr., is authorized and empowered to execute the Application pursuant to such terms and conditions as he shall deem advisable, and he is authorized to execute any other documents necessary to complete the Application and do any and all things necessary and proper to carry out this Resolution and to fulfill its objectives and purposes.

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 Aldermen.

A MOTION TO ADOPT the above resolution was made by Gatson, seconded by Allen, and resulted in the following vote:

AYES: TAYLOR, JOHNIKIN, GATSON, MAINE, ALLEN
NAYS: NONE
ABSENT: NONE
ABSTAIN: NONE

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

On motion by Gatson, seconded by Allen and unanimously approved to adopt Resolution No 04-17 pertaining the support of a Safe Routes to Public Places grant.

RESOLUTION NO. 04-17

Resolution Authorizing Town of Farmerville to Apply for Safe Routes to Public Places Project through the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Whereas, the State of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development offers grant funds through the 2017 Louisiana Safe Routes to Public Places (SRTPP Program); and,

Whereas the purpose of the SRTPP Program is part of the Louisiana Strategic Highway Safety Plan with a goal of eliminating deaths; and

Whereas, the proposed project will allow safer access for citizens to both the Willie Davis Recreation Center to Downtown Farmerville for both now and for all future uses of these public properties,

Now, Therefore, be it resolved by the Board of Alderman of the Town of Farmerville, Louisiana:

The Town agrees to apply for and support this application.

The Mayor, M. Stein Baughman, Jr., is authorized and empowered to execute the Application pursuant to such terms and conditions as he shall deem advisable, and he is authorized to execute any other documents necessary to complete the Application and do any and all things necessary and proper to carry out this Resolution and to fulfill its objectives and purposes.

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 Aldermen.

A MOTION TO ADOPT the above resolution was made by Gatson, seconded by Allen, and resulted in the following vote:

AYES: TAYLOR, JOHNIKIN, GATSON, MAINE, ALLEN
NAYS: NONE
ABSENT: NONE
ABSTAIN: NONE

On motion by Allen, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to accept the low bid of $64,950.00 from The Mabry Company, LLC, for the construction of Boots Road.

On motion by Allen, seconded by Taylor and unanimously approved to authorize the Mayor to sign a contract with The Riley Company to draw up plans to replace Ozone No 1 at Foster Farms.

On motion by Gatson, seconded by Maine and unanimously approved to approve the following overtime of $8,195.21 from the previous month.

On motion by Gatson, seconded by Taylor and unanimously approved to approve the Zoning Commissions recommendation to change the zoning classification for the property belonging to Frazier-Bailey Investments, LLC, located at 613 Holder Road to B1.

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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