Town of Lake Providence
201 Sparrow Street
Lake Providence LA 71254

July 21, 2016
Regular Council Meeting
Minutes

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in regular session Thursday, July 19, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. Prayer was offered by Town Attorney Brister Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Mayor Amacker.

Roll call was as follows:

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

Town Attorney Brister was present.

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Magee to approve June 15, 2016, Public Hearing and Regular Re-Scheduled Council Meeting Minutes.

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

Motion carried.

Alderwoman McDaniel entered at 5:35 P.M.

Mayor Amacker suspended Regular Session at 5:37 P.M., and opened a Public Hearing for discussion of the proposed Ordinance: “An Ordinance to lease Town of Lake Providence Property located at 314 1st Street for commercial purposes for a minimum of $250.00 per month”.

No comments were received from the public. At approximately 5:51 P.M., Mayor Amacker closed the Public Hearing, and entered back into Regular Session.

Town Attorney gave the following update with regards to “Adjudicated Property”: He explained the process in acquiring ownership of these properties as it sees fit. Notice will be given in the local newspaper to sale property that has been adjudicated five years and up. These properties may be redeemed up until September 9, 2016, or a 60 day limit.

Motion by Alderman Magee, seconded by Alderwoman McDaniel to adopt “An Ordinance to lease Town of Lake Providence Property located at 314 1st Street for commercial purposes for a minimum of $250.00 per month”.

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

Motion carried.

Mayor Amacker stated that the Finance Committee met earlier in the week, and Financial Statements were available to the Board of Aldermen for their review. He reminded the Board of Aldermen to contact him with any questions that they may have.

Motion by Alderman Frantom, seconded by Alderman Meadows, to approve an Audit Engagement Letter with Bosch & Statham for fiscal year July 1, 2015 – June 20, 3016.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Magee to ratify Mayor Amacker’s request, to approve Mr. Jerry Hawkins as Building Inspector for the Town of Lake Providence.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Magee, seconded by Alderman Meadows, to approve Class A Beer Permit for Leroy Pitts, Jr., d/b/a Playgirl Lounge.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderwoman McDaniel, seconded by Alderman Meadows to approve the condemnation process for Circle W Housing c/o Demon Walker for property located at 706 Davis Street, Lake Providence, La with a Public Hearing to be held during the August, 18, 2016, Regular Council Meeting.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderwoman McDaniel, seconded by Alderman Magee to add Police Personnel to the Agenda.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Magee, to accept the following recommendation by Chief Aaron Threats: Terminate Carolyn B. Jones as a fulltime dispatcher, move Karman K. Hill to a fulltime dispatcher, and hire Marcus King as a fulltime dispatcher.

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

Motion carried.

At this time Mayor Amacker and the Board of Aldermen applauded the Lake Providence Police Department for their service to our community.

Motion by Alderman Magee, seconded by Alderman Frantom requesting that the Finance Committee meet with Chief Threats before the next Regular Council Meeting in order to discuss possible raises for the Lake Providence Police Department Officers.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Frantom, seconded by Alderman Magee to adjourn.

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

Motion carried.