Town of Lake Providence
201 Sparrow Street
Lake Providence LA 71254

May 19, 2016
Regular Council Meeting
Minutes

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in regular session on Thursday, May 19, 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, Alderwoman McDaniel, Alderman Magee
Absent: None

Town Attorney Brister was present.

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Magee to approve April 21, 2016, Public Hearing and Regular Council Meeting Minutes.

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

Motion carried.

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

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Frantom to add the following items to the agenda – New Jerusalem Church and Executive Session.

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

Motion carried.

Mayor Amacker appointed Alderwoman McDaniel and Alderman Magee to a committee to research a request from the family of Shamaj “Dra Son” tae Luckett to change the name of Lake Providence Park to CoCo’s Park.

Motion by Alderwoman McDaniel, seconded by Alderman Meadows approved to accept monthly rental payments of $250.00 per month from New Jerusalem Church for the “Green Building” located on First Street. Town Attorney Brister will prepare an ordinance for the next meeting.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Madere, seconded by Alderwoman McDaniel to approve Karmon Hill as a part time dispatcher for the Lake Providence Police Department.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Magee, seconded by Alderman Madere to approve an occupational license for Changing Lives Counseling & mentoring, LLC.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Frantom, seconded by Alderman Madere to approve Resolution #2-2016 – “A Resolution authorizing an application for CWEF Funds”.

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

Motion carried.

Alderman Madere read out loud Mayor Amacker’s Budget Message for FY July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017- See attachment

Alderman Meadows introduced “An Ordinance amending Ordinance # 1998 amending the General Fund Budget FY July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016”.

Alderman Frantom introduced “An Ordinance introducing the General Fund Budget for FY July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017”.

Alderman Magee introduced “An Ordinance to acquire ownership of adjudicated property for the Town of Lake Providence”

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Frantom to enter into executive session at approximately 6:00 P.M. for discussion of possible litigation.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Madere to enter back into regular session at approximately 6:10 P.M.

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

Motion carried.

Not action was taken.

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

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

Motion carried.