Town of Lake Providence

201 Sparrow Street

Lake Providence LA 71254

 

November 15, 2018

5:30 P.M.

Regular Council Meeting Minutes

 

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in regular session Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 5:30 P.M. Prayer was offered by Town Attorney Brister. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Amacker.

 

Roll call was as follows:

 

Present: Alderwoman McDaniel, Alderman Condrey, Alderman Madere, Alderman Meadows

Absent: Alderman Magee

 

Town Attorney Brister was present.

 

Motion by Alderman Condrey, seconded by Alderman Meadows to approve October 18, 2018, Regular Council Meeting Minutes.

 

Yeas: Alderman McDaniel, Condrey, Madere, Meadows

Nays: None

Absent: Alderman Magee

 

Motion carried.

 

Finance Committee Member Alderman Meadows read the following report: The Town of Lake Providence Finance Committee met Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 3:30 P.M. to approve financial reports including budget to actuals and bills received for the month ending October,2018. Members present were Alderman Meadows, Alderwoman McDaniel, Mayor Robert N. Amacker, Jr., and Lee Ann W. Clement, Town Clerk. General Journal entries were reviewed for the month of October ,2018. The following recommendations were made by the finance committee: to continue to review the revenue and expenses for each department and to make recommendations and report back to the finance committee.

 

Motion by Alderman Condrey, seconded by Alderwoman McDaniel to approve Finance Committee Report, and all financial reports for the month ending October, 2018.

 

Yeas: Alderman McDaniel, Condrey, Madere, Meadows

Nays: None

Absent: Alderman Magee

 

Motion carried.

 

Alderman Madere introduced “An Ordinance to lease Town owned property known as the “Entergy Building” located at 113 Scarborough Street.

 

Motion by Alderman Madere, seconded by Alderman Meadows to approve Resolution # 15-2018 – A resolution to express the need for Entergy to provide additional electrical output for East Carroll Parish.

 

Yeas: Alderman McDaniel, Condrey, Madere, Meadows

Nays: None

Absent: Alderman Magee

 

Motion carried.

 

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Condrey giving authorization to advertise for public Bid – estimated 22,000 gallons non-ethanol gasoline, estimated 4000 gallons off road diesel fuel, estimated 10,000 road diesel fuel beginning January, 2019 – December, 2019 – total markup over rack price and advertise (3) times in the local newspaper.

 

Yeas: Alderman McDaniel, Condrey, Madere, Meadows

Nays: None

Absent: Alderman Magee

 

Motion carried.

 

Motion by Alderman Madere, seconded by Alderman Meadows to approve the following alcohol beverage permit renewals: Mr. Connie Overby d/b/a The Market Place and Mr. Fadhl Saleh Shuarbi d/b/a Sparrow Street, Inc- Hit N Git.

 

Yeas: Alderman McDaniel, Condrey, Madere, Meadows

Nays: None

Absent: Alderman Magee

 

Motion carried.

 

Motion by Alderman Madere, seconded by Alderman Condrey to accept the resignation of Brandon Burch Officer of the Lake Providence Police Department.

 

Yeas: Alderman McDaniel, Condrey, Madere, Meadows

Nays: None

Absent: Alderman Magee

 

Motion carried.

 

Motion by Alderman Madere to approve the recommendation of Chief Threats to hire Paxton Branch, II as an officer of the Lake Providence Police Department.

 

Motion failed due to the lack of a second.

 

Motion by Alderman Madere, seconded by Alderman Meadows to add Police Department Pension Plan to the agenda.

 

Yeas: Alderman McDaniel, Condrey, Madere, Meadows

Nays: None

Absent: Alderman Magee

 

Motion carried.

 

Motion by Alderman Meadows, seconded by Alderman Madere to research Louisiana Municipal Police Retirement System and report back at the next regular council meeting.

 

Yeas: Alderman McDaniel, Condrey, Madere, Meadows

Nays: None

Absent: Alderman Magee

 

Motion carried.

 

Mayor Amacker announced that the Sewer Treatment Improvement Bid Opening will be held December 11, 2018 1:00 P.M. at city hall.

 

No action was taken.

 

Motion by Alderman Condrey, seconded by Alderwoman McDaniel to approve reimbursement of travel expenses for Alderman Madere while attending Louisiana Housing Association Meeting held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

Yeas: Alderman McDaniel, Condrey, Meadows

Nays: None

Abstain: Alderman Madere

Absent: Alderman Magee

 

Motion carried.

 

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

 

Yeas: Alderman McDaniel, Condrey, Madere, Meadows

Nays: None

Absent: Alderman Magee

 

Motion carried.

 

 

 

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