The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in regular session on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 11:00 AM.. Prayer was offered by Alderwoman McDaniel. Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Mayor Amacker.
Roll call was as follows:
Present: Alderman Madere, Alderwoman McDaniel, Alderman Magee, Alderman Meadows
Absent: None
Town Attorney Brister was absent.
Motion by Alderman Magee, seconded by Alderman Meadows to appoint Jason T.Condrey to fill an unexpired term of the Board of Alderman of the Town of Lake Providence until a special election is held in the Spring of 2017.
Yeas: Alderman Madere, McDaniel, Magee, Meadows
Nays: None
Absent: None
Motion carried

Motion by Alderwoman McDaniel, seconded by Alderman Meadows to approve Resolution #9-2016 – “A Resolution to issue a Proclamation ordering a Special Election to fill a vacancy created in the Office of Alderman of the Town of Lake Providence, Louisiana, and to provide for the dates on which the Primary and General Elections therefore shall be held and to provide for other matters in connection herewith”.
Yeas: Alderman Madere, McDaniel, Magee, Meadows
Nays: None
Absent: None
Motion carried.
Motion by Alderman Magee, seconded by Alderman Meadows to approve Resolution # 10-2016 ” A Resolution for an appointment to fill the unexpired term created in the office of Alderman of the Town of Lake Providence”.
Yeas: Alderman Madere, McDaniel, Magee, Meadows
Nays: None
Absent: None
Motion carried.

Mayor Amacker announced that the Town auctioned off thirteen adjudicated properties earlier in the week while raising around $26,000.00.

Motion by Alderman Magee, seconded by Alderman Madere to adjourn.
Yeas: Alderman Madere, McDaniel, Magee, Meadows
Nays: None
Absent: Alderman Meadows
Motion carried.

RESOLUTION # 9-2016
“A RESOLUTION TO ISSUE A PROCLAMMATION ORDERING A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL A VACANCY CREATED IN THE OFFICE OF ALDERMAN OF THE TOWN OF LAKE PROVIDENCE, LOUISIANA, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DATES ON WHICH THE PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS THEREFORE SHALL BE HELD AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION HEREWITH”
WHEREAS, John Frantom, has submitted his resignation as Alderman for the Town of Lake Providence, Louisiana effective November 1, 2016: and;
WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of LS.A. R.S. 18:653 and LS.A. R. S. 18:654, said resignation is now irrevocable and the Secretary of State has transmitted the appropriate notice to the Town of Lake Providence, and therefore a vacancy in said office has occurred: and;
WHEREAS, in accordance with the provision of LS.A. R.S. 18:583 and LS.A. R.S. 18:602 and other provisions of law applicable to the filling of vacancies in the affected office, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen are authorized and required to issue a proclamation ordering a special election to fill the said vacancy and to specify, in accordance with LS.A. R.S. 18:402, the dates on which the Primary and General Election for said office are to be held.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF LAKE PROVIDENCE, STATE OF LOUISIANA, acting as the governing authority of the Town of Lake Providence that:
SECTION 1: A vacancy in the office of Board of Aldermen of the Town of Lake Providence has been deemed to have occurred and therefore, the Town of Lake Providence does hereby issue this proclamation ordering a Special Election to be held in the Town of Lake Providence to fill the vacancy of a member of the Board of Aldermen, and does hereby specify, in accordance with R. S. 18:402 that the Primary Election shall be held on March 25, 2017, with qualifying period therefore to open on January 11, 2017, and to close on January 13, 2017, and if necessary General Election shall be held April 29, 2017

SECTION 2: A copy of this proclamation shall be mailed to the Clerk of the 6th Judicial District Court in and for East Carroll Parish, and to the Secretary of State for the State of Louisiana, by certified mail, written twenty-four hours thereof.
The resolution having been submitted to a vote, the votes were as follows:

Yeas: Alderman Madere, Magee, Meadows, McDaniel
Nays: None
Absent: None
Thus done this 1st day of December, 2016.