Town of Lake Providence

201 Sparrow Street

Lake Providence LA  71254

 

January 18, 2018

5:30 P.M.

Regular Council Meeting Minutes

 

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in regular session Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 5:30 P.M.  Prayer was offered by Alderman Meadows. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Amacker.

 

Roll call was as follows:

 

Present:  Alderman Meadows, Alderman Madere, Alderman Condrey, Alderman Magee

Absent:   Alderwoman McDaniel

 

Town Attorney Brister was absent.

 

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Condrey to approve December 21, 2017, Regular Council Meeting Minutes.

 

Yeas:  Alderman Meadows, Madere, Condrey, Magee

Nays:  None

Absent:  Alderwoman McDaniel

 

Motion carried.

 

Fire Chief Haley read the Fire Report for the month of December, 2017.

 

Mayor Amacker stated that Finance Committee was scheduled to meet on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  However, the meeting was cancelled due to the icy weather that day. Mayor Amacker discussed Financial Statements, General Journal Entries,  Budget to Actuals, and Aged Payables for the General Fund and Utility Fund for the month ending December, 2017. Comments and questions were received from the Board of Aldermen.  Mayor Amacker stated that Entergy Bills for the month of December, 2017, were not included in the reports due to the timing of receiving these bills.

 

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Madere to approve Financial Reports as presented for the General Fund and Utility Fund.

 

Yeas:  Alderman Meadows, Madere, Condrey, Magee

Nays:  None

Absent:  Alderwoman McDaniel

 

Motion carried.

 

Mayor Amacker reminded the Board of Alderman of the January 25, 2018 Special Council Meeting at 5:30 P.M. to consider a Resolution ordering and calling a special election to be held in the Town of Lake Providence, State of Louisiana, to authorize the renewal of the levy of a 1% sales and use tax currently collected therein, which tax currently expires December 31, 2018; making application to the State Bond Commission in connection therewith and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

 

No action was taken.

 

Mayor Amacker stated that it was recommended by the Town Auditors to adopt an updated personnel policy.  Mayor Amacker appointed Alderman Madere, Alderman Meadows, including himself to a personnel committee to move forward with this recommendation in the near future.

 

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

 

Yeas:  Alderman Meadows, Madere, Condrey, Magee

Nays:  None

Absent:  Alderwoman McDaniel

 

Motion carried.

 

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Robert N. Amacker, Jr., Mayor                                        Lee Ann W. Clement, Certified Municipal Clerk