Town of Lake Providence
201 Sparrow Street
Lake Providence LA 71254

August 18, 2016
Regular Council Meeting
Minutes

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in regular session on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. Prayer was offered by Alderman Meadows. Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Mayor Amacker.

Roll call was as follows:

Present: Alderman Madere, Alderman Meadows, Alderman Frantom, Alderman Magee
Absent: Alderwoman McDaniel

Town Attorney Brister was present.

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Frantom to approve July 21, 2016, Regular Council Meeting Minutes.

Yeas: Alderman Frantom, Meadows, Madere, Magee
Nays: None
Absent: Alderwoman McDaniel

Motion carried.

Alderwoman McDaniel entered at approximately 5:35 P.M.

Mayor Amacker stated that the Finance Committee met earlier in the week to approve bills for the month ending July, 2016. He stated that financial statements are available to board members for their review. Mayor Amacker also discussed the General Fund Budget FY ending June 30, 2016, with all yearend entries having been made. Since all income and expense accounts were within plus or minus five percent, the general fund did not need to be amended. Alderman Meadows congratulated Mayor Amacker and his staff for a job well done.

Motion by Alderman Madere, seconded by Alderman Frantom to order condemnation/demolition process for property owned by Circle W. Housing c/o Mr. Demon Walker located at 706 Davis Street, Lake Providence, LA.

Yeas: Alderman Frantom, Meadows, Madere, McDaniel, Magee
Nays: None
Absent: None

Motion carried.

Mayor Amacker stated that a local foundation has shown interest in assisting the town in building a children’s splash park on town owned property located at the corner of Lake Street and Riverside Drive.

Motion by Alderman Magee, seconded by Alderman Madere, to allow the local foundation to assist the town in building a splash park on town owned property located at the corner of Lake Street and Riverside Drive, and also allow them to name the park as they deem necessary.

Yeas: Alderman Frantom, Meadows, Madere, McDaniel, Magee
Nays: None
Absent: None

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Madere, seconded by Alderman Frantom to partner with Louisiana Soul Food and Heritage Festival by providing $500.00 for this year’s festival to be held the first weekend in September.

Yeas: Alderman Frantom, Meadows, Madere, McDaniel, Magee
Nays: None
Absent: None

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Madere, seconded by Alderman McDaniel to table DEED Building – Mr. Charles D. Jones until the next regular scheduled council meeting.

Yeas: Alderman Frantom, Meadows, Madere, McDaniel, Magee
Nays: None
Absent: None

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Madere, seconded by Alderman Frantom to enter into executive session at approximately 5:50 P.M. for discussion of possible litigation.

Yeas: Alderman Frantom, Meadows, Madere, McDaniel, Magee
Nays: None
Absent: None

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Madere, seconded by Alderman Meadows to enter back into regular session at approximately 6:05 P.M.

Yeas: Alderman Frantom, Meadows, Madere, McDaniel, Magee
Nays: None
Absent: None

Motion carried.

Not action was taken.

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Madere to adjourn.

Yeas: Alderman Frantom, Meadows, Madere, McDaniel, Magee
Nays: None
Absent: None

Motion carried.