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Public Hearing/Regular Meeting
December 13, 2007
The Franklin Parish Police Jury met in Regular Session following a Public Hearing on this 13th day of December, 2007 in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Courthouse Building, Winnsboro, Louisiana with the following members present: Honorable Harvey Guimbellot, President, Jackie Johnson, Ray Young, K.W. “Buddy” Parks, Ricky Campbell, and Troy Hendry.
Juror Ray Young opened the meeting with a Prayer and the Pledge.
Motion by Parks and seconded by Campbell to approve the agenda. Unanimously approved
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Hendry to approve the minutes of November 8th regular and November 15th special meeting. Unanimously approved
The meeting was now open for a Public Hearing to receive comments and /or protests on closing Haskins Road and adopting 2008 Budget.
As there was no protest or comments, President Guimbellot closed the Public Hearing and asked that action be taken at this time.
Motion by Hendry and seconded by Campbell to close Haskins Road. Unanimously approved
Juror Scott had the following comments on the 2008 Budget for the record: “We must be fair in all our ways. We are elected to serve our constituents. Our position and duties are to serve as a governing body in order to improve the livelihood of others. This elected position does not merit a salaried job. It is a duty in which we have sworn to fulfill. This is a unique time of the year, meeting the needs of those that are less fortunate without infringing upon your religious belief. Christmas is upon us. How can we overlook the needs of our Youth? These young people are our future. Franklin Parish has the potential to be the best Parish in the State of Louisiana. We must work together and give attention to others. Certain community roads go without work. Children are still using parking lots for recreation. Come on elected Police Jurors, we can do better than that.” Juror Scott also said that certain people are put on pedestals. He said that it was the Jury’s duty to provide educational programs (recreation included) to our youth. Juror Johnson said that the City of Winnsboro had $90,000.00 budgeted for Recreation. He asked that $15,000, $20,000, or $30,000 be budgeted annually for Recreation. Juror Campbell said that the City did not have as many roads as the Parish. Juror Johnson asked that the Jurors consider budgeting $5,000.00 for each park fund. Juror Hendry asked Shannon how much money has been spent on Recreation? Shannon said as of November 30, 2007, $33,456.81 has been spent for Recreation. Juror Young said that whenever a legitimate request is made the Jury would approve it. Juror Young also said that this Police Jury meeting was not a proper setting for personal attacks and such attacks should be refrained from. Juror Scott said that if he did that in his statement, he would like to offer an apology.
Motion by Johnson and seconded by Scott to budget $5,000.00 for each Park. Unanimously approved
Motion by Young and seconded by Campbell to approve 2008 budget as amended. Unanimously approved
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Parks to adopt a three (3) year Capital Improvement Plan. Unanimously approved
Juror Campbell had some questions about the place of a couple of roads on the Chip Seal List. Juror Parks also had questions.
Motion by Young and seconded by Campbell to approve the proposed 2008 Annual Budget for North Louisiana Criminalistic Laboratory as required by law. Unanimously approved
There was discussion among the Jurors as to what the hold up is on FEMA disbursing money.
Ginger Boutwell with LSU Ag Center gave out information telling about up coming activities with with the Ag Center for 2007 - 2008. She also passed out pamphlets about Fraud Alerts and Credit freeze. Juror Scott commended Mrs. Boutwell on working with young people.
Juror Hendry introduced Ms. Sharon Taylor and thanked her for coming to the meeting. Ms. Taylor owns property behind Haskins Road and was instrumental in convincing other landowners to close the road.
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Young to adopt a resolution providing for canvassing the returns and declaring the results of the special election held in the Parish of Franklin, State of Louisiana on Saturday, November 17, 2007, to authorize the levy of special taxes therein. Unanimously approved
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Young to adopt a resolution committing the Franklin Parish Police Jury through North Franklin Water District to pay $32,900.00 for Administrative Service for 2008/2009 Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Project. Unanimously approved
Ken McManus spoke briefly about the Grant saying the grant would provide an elevated water storage tank that would help lower income people in Horace White Subdivision, Abe Lincoln Subdivision, and the North side of Winnsboro with their water needs.
Motion by Scott and seconded by Johnson declaring January 2, 2008 as Mose Jones Day. Unanimously approved
Juror Scott tabled discussing Saggy Pants Ordinance. He said that he would like to go on record saying: “I think it is sickening, it’s the parents responsibility, it is a disgrace for anyone to want to show body parts that should be covered.” Juror Scott said that he would like to give the Winnsboro City Council a pat on the back for coming out of the dug out and walking up the plate.
Motion by Johnson and seconded by Campbell to use students at the Horace G. White Learning Center to fix certain items at Parish owned parks within reason with Jury furnishing material and supplies. Unanimously approved
Motion by Johnson and seconded by Campbell to send Geraldine Crumpton to Section 8 training class with HUD in New Orleans with Jury paying travel expenses. Unanimously approved
Motion by Parks and seconded by Young to increase pay of Rusty Roberts, Turkey Creek Supervisor by $100.00. Unanimously approved
Juror Parks discussed Garbage carts being left on the side of road after garbage pickup. It was unanimously decided by the Jurors to ask the Franklin Sun to put an article in the paper asking the citizens of Franklin Parish to remove their garbage carts are pick-up. Shannon said she would ask Hope to write the article.
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Young to appoint Georgia Jones and Riley Williams to Abe Lincoln Sewer District Board. Unanimously approved
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Parks to award non highway diesel bid to Petroleum Traders. Unanimously approved
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Parks to award Oil, Grease, and Lube bid to Central Oil. Unanimously approved
Motion by Hendry and seconded by Scott announcing Holiday schedule as follows: Office closing at 12:00 P.M. December 21, 2007 and return to work January 2, 2008. Unanimously approved
Under Purchasing Committee Report: Motion by Campbell and seconded by Young that we take the low bid of Scott Construction on the Excavator lease at $2398 per month for 36 months. Unanimously approved
Jurors asked Greg to check with Tensas Parish on price of a low boy trailer.
Under Finance Committee Report: Shannon said that the Jury had been reimbursed for the pump at Elam Sewer in the amount of $22,371.00 through LGAP Grant.
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Johnson that the Jury would renew premium with Worker’s Compensation Insurance with CCMSI. Unanimously approved
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Hendry to advertise for Public Hearing on setting Juror’s salaries. Unanimously approved
Motion by Young and seconded by Parks that JoAnna Hutchinson would come in for additional services at the regular per diem rate. Unanimously approved
Under Public Works Committee Report: Motion by Young and seconded by Scott that the Jury adopt forms as requested by Auditors office to be filled out by road barn employees on work orders. Unanimously approved
Greg said that we were in compliance with DEQ and were applying for permits and would not be in danger of being fined.
Under Treasurer’s Report: Shannon said that all bills were paid for the month of December.
Under Personnel Committee Report: Motion by Campbell and seconded by Parks that we would advertise for a Full Time Tire Shop employee. Unanimously approved
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Hendry that Michael Thomas would receive a $.50 per hour raise (six month probation). Unanimously approved
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Johnson that Johnnie Wesley would receive $1.03 per hour raise (six month evaluation, Title change). Unanimously approved
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Parks that Chris Hunt, Abraham Pleasant, and P. Risinger (part-time employees with no benefits) would be allowed to work during the Holidays on Big Creek Boat Ramp (only time Contractor can do work). Unanimously approved
Under Superintendent Report: Greg told Jurors of emergency work done on Robinson Dairy Road. Three (3) 84 x 60 ft. culverts were replaced at a cost of $10,321.00. Greg also read a report by Ken McManus, Engineer called Road and Bridge Asset Report for information purposes only.
Old Business: Juror Scott said that he would like to thank P. Risinger for helping students at Horace G. White Learning Center. Juror Scott said that Risinger was instrumental in helping the students build a Gazebo and he appreciated him.
New Business: Juror Scott asked that a letter be sent to our new Representative offering him our congratulations on being elected to this position.
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Parks to send a letter of congratulations to our newly elected Representative Noble Ellington. Unanimously approved
There being no further business to discuss at this time, on a motion by Campbell and seconded by Young the meeting was unanimously approved adjourned.
/s/Johnnie Wesley, Parish Secretary /s/Harvey Guimbellot, President
Franklin Parish Police Jury Franklin Parish Police Jury
Franklin Parish Police Jury
December 18, 2007
The Franklin Parish Police Jury met in Special session on this 18th day of December, 2007 in the Police Jury meeting room, Courthouse Building, Winnsboro, Louisiana with the following members present: Honorable Harvey Guimbellot, President, Jackie Johnson, K.W. “Buddy” Parks, and Troy Hendry.
Jurors Ray Young and Ricky Campbell were absent from this meeting.
Juror Leroy Scott opened the meeting with a Prayer and the Pledge.
Motion by Parks and seconded by Hendry to approve the agenda.
After much discussion among the Jurors about filming the Police Jury meetings, the group decided on getting an Attorney General’s opinion.
Motion by Scott and seconded by Johnson to request an Attorney General’s opinion on the filming of the Police Jury meetings for internet broadcast. Unanimously approved
Motion by Johnson and seconded by Scott that all regular full-time Parish employees will get a 2% cost of living raise effective January 1, 2008 with the exception of Carolyn Evans (Judge Secretary) who will receive a 3% cost of living raise. Unanimously approved
Motion by Parks and seconded by Hendry that the following Beer Permit Renewals for the year 2008 be approved. Unanimously approved
1. Jonesy’s Trak
2. Bob Tails
3. Lisa’s One Stop
4. Fort Necessity General Store
5. Circle M Sales
6. Braker’s Mini Mart
7. Brown’s Landing
8. Twin Oaks Country Club
9. Parks Grocery
10. A & N Mini Mart
11. Rick’s Best Stop
There being no further business to discuss at this time, on a motion by Hendry and seconded by Parks the meeting was unanimously approved adjourned.
/s/Johnnie Wesley, Parish Secretary /s/Harvey Guimbellot, President
Franklin Parish Police Jury Franklin Parish Police Jury
Winnsboro State Bank & Trust Company
Vs. No. 39,867
James Franklin Taylor
State of Louisiana
Parish of Franklin
Fifth District Court
By virtue of a writ of SEIZURE AND SALE, to me directed by the honorable Fifth District Court of Louisiana, in and for the Parish of Franklin, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the front door of the Courthouse, in the City of Winnsboro, Franklin Parish, La., on Wednesday the 13th day of February A.D., 2008, within legal hours beginning at 10:00 a.m, the following described property, to-wit:
A certain portion of the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 8, Township 12 North, Range 7 east, described as beginning at the northwest corner of said Section 8, and run thence in an easterly direction along the north boundary of Section 8, 670 feet to Point of Beginning of this lot; thence south 347.4 feet, more or less, to a point of intersection with the northern boundary of Louisiana State Highway No. 128 right-of-way, thence in a northwesterly direction along said right-of-way a distance of 208 feet, thence north to the north boundary of Section 8, to a point 208 feet from the Point of Beginning, thence East 208 feet to Point of Beginning, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon.
One (1) 1997 Chevrolet pickup, VIN#1GBEK19R9VE121924
Seized in this above style suit. Terms of sale, cash, with the benefit appraisement.
Steve E. Pylant, Sheriff
Sheriff’s Office, Winnsboro, La.
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The Franklin Parish Police Jury will hold a Public Hearing during the Regular Public Meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2008, at 6 p.m. in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Franklin Parish Courthouse, Winnsboro, LA for the following:
To discuss and set the salary, by Ordinance, of the Police Jurors for the four-year term to begin January 2008 and end December 2011 as required by law.
The Public is invited and encouraged to attend for protests and/or comments regarding this matter.
Shannon B. Gwin
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SSBZ#05-1019. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of one certain promissory note dated June 14, 2002, in the principal amount of $54,400.00, payable to the order of CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORP., payable monthly, executed by Daniel Brooks and Rosie Brooks, please contact Charles K. Watts, Attorney at Law, Seale, Smith, Zuber & Barnette, 8550 United Plaza Blvd., Ste. 200, Baton Rouge, LA 70809; phone (225)924-1600 x 116.
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CROWVILLE FIRE DISTRICT
P.O. BOX 297
CROWVILLE, LA 71230
JANUARY 3, 2008
Minutes of meeting dated Thursday, January 3, 2008, 7:30 a.m. at Crowville Fire Station.
Board members present: Kelly Clark, Dewayne Hendry and Don Middleton. Absent: Don McDuffie.
Guests Present: Roy McDuffie and John Shelton
Business before the board:
1. The financial statement was reviewed and approved with no change.
2. The minutes for meeting December 6, 2007 were read and approved with no change.
3. The main topic of discussion concerned the procedures in purchasing a new/used fire truck for the district. Several companies have submitted proposal bids after having met with the board to establish the needs and certain specifications for the truck.
4. Kelly Clark, as a board member, made the motion that Roy McDuffie and John Shelton be approved as advisors/consultants in all matters pertaining to the acquisition of the above noted fire truck. Dewayne Hendry seconded motion. Motion passed without opposition.
5. Dewayne Hendry proposed a motion that the board write a set of specifications for the fire truck to be sent to various interested companies. Seconded by Don Middleton. Approved by board without opposition.
6. Roy McDuffie proposed that he and Don Middleton write the specifications based upon the proposed bid outlines that have been received. Dewayne Hendry put proposal into a motion. Seconded by Don Middleton with the caveat that the Franklin Parish Police Jury may have someone on staff that could help with this task. Motion passed with no opposition.
7. The written specifications would be reviewed by the board and voted upon in a future meeting.
8. Don Middleton made a motion that June 30, 2008, be established as a deadline or cut-off date for paying parcel fees. All accounts to be delinquent and subject to collection procedures after this date. Motion seconded by Dewayne Hendry. Motion passed without opposition.
Submitted by Don Middleton, Sec. Treas.
STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF FRANKLIN
FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
IN THE MATTER OF
THE SUCCESSION OF
DOCKET NO. 39,940
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the LAURA BINGHAM GOREE, administrator of this succession has petitioned the court for authority to sell unto ELOISE BINGHAM the following described immovable property at private sale, to-wit:
Undivided one-half interest in and to Lots 4 and 5 of the Elam Subdivision to the town of Wisner, LA
The above sale shall be in consideration of full satisfaction of all claims of Eloise Bingham against the Succession of Percy Bingham.
Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears.
BY ORDER OF THE COURT:
Ann Johnson, Clerk of Court
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Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Herman Johnson and Patricia Johnson, please contact the Law Office of Brent S. Gore, 111 Serio Blvd., Ferriday, LA, 71334, (318) 757-4545.
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SHERIFF PUBLIC SALE
The Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Department will offer surplus property for sale at public auction at the Franklin Parish Courthouse in the City of Winnsboro on Saturday, January 26th, at 11:00 a.m., the following described surplus property, to-wit:
1996 Crown Victoria
1999 Crown Victoria
1999 Crown Victoria
1999 Crown Victoria
1997 Crown Victoria
This property will be available for public inspection prior to sale between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Terms of sale; cash. Any questions please contact Kevin W. Cobb at 318-435-9735.
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“LOST PROMISSORY NOTE: Anyone knowing the whereabouts or having possession of one (1) certain promissory note executed by Farrington Johnson, Dated 1/25/2000, in the principal sum of $42,000.00, Please contact Robin P. Campbell at P.O. Box 80459, Baton Rouge, LA 70898 or at 225-216-1099.”
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