June 15, 2016 Regular Re-Scheduled Council Meeting Minutes and Public Hearing Minutes

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in regular re-scheduled session on Wednesday, June 15, 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 absent.

Motion by Alderman Frantom, seconded by Alderman Madere to add the following item to the agenda: Executive Session for discussion of litigation.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Madere to approve May 19, 2016, Regular Council Meeting Minutes.

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

Motion carried.

Mayor Amacker stated that the Finance Committee met earlier in the week to approve bills for the month ending May, 2016. He stated that financial statements are available to the town council for their review.

At approximately 5:35 P.M., Mayor Amacker suspended regular session and opened a Public Hearing for discussion of the following Ordinances –

1. Discussion of an Ordinance amending Ordinance # 1998 Amending the General Fund Budget FY July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
2. Discussion of an Ordinance adopting the General Fund Budget FY July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.
3. Discussion of an Ordinance authorizing the Sale of Adjudicated Property within the corporate limits of Lake Providence.
4.
No Comments or questions were received from the public.

Mayor Amacker closed the Public Hearing and returned to Regular Session at approximately 5:40 P.M.

Fire Chief Kendric Haley presented a fire report for the month of May, 2016.

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Madere to approve a peddler’s license for Jamesia Taylor d/b/a Pretty Convenient.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Frantom, to approve Resolution # 3-2016 – “ A Resolution adopting a Residential Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan – LCDBG FY 2015”.

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

Motion carried.

Alderman Meadows introduced – “An Ordinance to lease Town of Lake Providence property located at 314 1st Street known as the “Green Building” for commercial use at the rate of $250.00 per month”.

Motion by Alderman Magee, seconded by Alderman Meadows to adopt “An Ordinance amending Ordinance #1998 amending the General Fund Budget FY July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016.

Yeas: Alderman Frantom, Meadows, Magee
Nays: None
Absent: Alderwoman McDaniel, Alderman Madere (briefly left court room)

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Madere, seconded by Alderman Magee, to adopt “An Ordinance adopting the General Fund Budget FY July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017”.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Madere, seconded by Alderman Magee to adopt “An Ordinance authorizing the Sale of Adjudicated Property within the corporate limits of Lake Providence”.

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

Motion carried.

Alderman Magee gave a committee report regarding the request to change the name of Lake Providence Park to CoCo’s Park. He stated that he was not able to contact the family of Shamaj “Dra Son” tae Luckett. However, he and Alderwoman McDaniel had met and discussed the request. Instead of changing the name of the park they came up with ideas such as having an Annual Fun Day in her memory and possibly putting up signs with her basketball number, etc. Alderman Magee stated he will continue to try to contact the family.

Motion by Alderman Madere, seconded by Alderman Meadows to enter into executive session at approximately 5:56 P.M for discussion of litigation.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Frantom, seconded by Alderman Magee to enter back into regular session at approximately 6:00 P.M.

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

Motion carried.

No action was taken regarding litigation.

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

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