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|Public Notices Published Tuesday, August 25th, 2009PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE|
The Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit (OCD DRU) is accepting pre-submission forms for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for parish recovery projects associated with Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Franklin Parish intends to apply for the initial allocation of CDBG funds as designated in the Gustav/Ike Action Plan Amendment. The Pre-Submission form outlines parish recovery needs and estimated allocations for each recovery activity. Franklin Parish will hold a public hearing prior to the submission of the pre-submission form. The public hearing will be held on September 10, 2009, at 6:00 pm at the Franklin Parish Police Jury, 6558 Main Street, Winnsboro, Louisiana. The purpose of this hearing is to obtain views on housing and community development needs, review proposed CDBG activities, review the proposed pre-submission form, and solicit public comments. Technical assistance is available to help groups representing low and moderate income persons in developing proposals.
The following information concerning the parishís disaster recovery program is available for public inspection at the Police Jury office, 6558 Main Street, Winnsboro, Louisiana during regular business hours:
Parish Allocation of Gustav/Ike funds.
Amount of funds available and range of activities that may be undertaken.
Gustav/Ike CDBG Pre-Submission Form which details parish recovery needs and priorities, proposed activities, and proposed allocation of funds for those activities.
A Summary of other important program requirements.
A description of the proposed project activities and a copy of pre-submission application material will be on file at the Police Jury office, 6558 Main Street, Winnsboro, Louisiana for citizensí review and comment during regular business hours from August 27, 2009 through September 9, 2009. Comments on the proposed application may be submitted to the attention of Mr. Harvey Ray Guimbellot, President, until the close of business on September 9, 2009.
Franklin Parish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability, and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation, including auxiliary aids and services, to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs, and activities. Any persons requiring special needs assistance should contact Ms. Johnnie Wesley, Secretary, at 318-435-9429 at least five days prior to the meeting. The TDD number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-367-8939.
VILLAGE OF BASKIN
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
AUG. 11, 2009
The Mayor and Council of the Village of Baskin met in a regular session on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 5 p.m. at the Village of Baskin Town Hall.
Present: Mayor Billy Joe Cupp and Council Members Wanda Carroll, Mike Ballard and Larry LaBorde.
Also present: Town Clerk and guests.
There being a quorum, the meeting was called to order.
The pledge of allegiance and prayer was led by Mayor Billy Joe Cupp.
The Town Clerk read minutes from the previous meeting.
Larry LaBorde made a motion to accept minutes as read. Wanda Carroll seconded. 3 yeas. 0 nays. 0 absent.
Permission was granted to pay all bills.
Wanda Carroll made a motion. Mike Ballard seconded. 3 yeas. 0 nays. 0 absent.
Mayor Cupp read the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Act 122 Line Item Appropriation.
Larry LaBorde made a motion. Mike Ballard seconded. 3 yeas. 0 nays. 0 absent.
The new streetlight has been replaced on an existing pole on the corner of Hwy. 857.
Chief Barber reported that everything was running smoothly.
Chief Barber requested permission to hire a part-time patrolman. Larry LaBorde made a motion. Wanda Carroll seconded. 3 yeas. 0 nays. 0 absent.
An LSU training class will be held Thursday, July 13, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Winnsboro Fire Department.
Monthly meeting will be held August 31, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Baskin Fire Department.
With no further business the meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.
Larry LaBorde made a motion. Wanda Carroll seconded. 3 yeas. 0 nays. 0 absent.
Billy Joe Cupp, Mayor
Dani Dean, Clerk
VILLAGE OF GILBERT
AUG. 13, 2009
The Village of Gilbert Mayor and Board of Alderman met in regular session on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gilbert City Hall.
Those present were as follows: Mayor Mike Stephens, Clerk Diane Parker, Alderman Kay Dunaway, Leo Miller, and Louis Ezell.
Also present were Joann Evans, Bill McLemore, Bruce Lofton, Ty Britt, and citizens.
CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Mike Stephens called the meeting to order. Leo Miller led in opening prayer. Diane Parker led in the pledge of allegiance.
Motion made by Louis Ezell, seconded by Leo Miller to accept the minutes as presented. Motion carried.
Motion made by Kay Dunaway, seconded by Leo Miller to accept the financial documents as presented. Motion carried.
PAY MONTHLY BILLS:
Motion made by Kay Dunaway, seconded by Leo Miller to pay the monthly bills. Motion carried.
Bill McLemore gave a monthly report.
Chief Britt gave monthly report.
Bruce Lofton gave monthly report.
PUBLIC HEARING: FY 2010-2011 LCDBG PROGRAM
Motion made by Louis Ezell, seconded by Leo Miller to close regular meeting and open public hearing. Motion carried. Discussion was held. Motion made by Louis Ezell, seconded by Kay Dunaway to close public hearing and open regular meeting. Motion carried.
Motion made by Louis Ezell, seconded by Leo Miller to adopt the FY 2010-2011 LCDBG Resolution. Motion carried.
FEMA (STREET REPAIR)
Discussion was held. Motion made by Louis Ezell, seconded by Kay Dunaway to spend the money received from FEMA to fix the streets damaged by hurricane Gustav.
DISCUSS ACT 122 GRANT: ($20,000.00)
Mayor Stephens stated that we had received the paper work on our act 122 line appropriation grant money. Stephens stated that the money would go to public works department, police department, and fire department. Motion made by Louis Ezell, seconded by Kay Dunaway to spend the money for items needed in these departments. Motion carried.
DISCUSS SIDEWALKS BY SCHOOL:
Discussion was held. Motion made by Louis Ezell, seconded by Leo Miller to fix the sidewalk by the school. Motion carried.
DISCUSS WEST WINNSBORO METER RELOCATION:
Mayor Stephens stated he had met and discussed with Mr. Glen Womack on relocating our meter into the city limits. Motion made by Louis Ezell, seconded by Kay Dunaway to have West Winnsboro to move our meter into the city limits. Motion carried.
DISCUSS AS FOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
Discussion was held. Motion by Louis Ezell, seconded by Kay Dunaway to purchase an ad for the Village of Gilbert to be published in the new “Franklin Parish, Louisiana: Visitors and Relocation Guide” Commerce magazine. Motion carried.
LMA CONVENTION UPDATE:
Mayor Stephens gave an update on the LMA Convention which was held in Alexandria, Louisiana.
DISCUSS ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
Kay Dunaway made motion to adjourn. Leo Miller seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Diane Parker, Clerk
Mike Stephens, Mayor
TOWN OF WISNER
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
JULY 9, 2009
The Town Council of Wisner met in regular session on Tuesday, July 9, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wisner Town Hall.
Present: Mayor Allyn Jean Luckett, Nettie B. Brown, Thomas Lemle, Bobby Blount and Thomas Moore.
Absent: Marc McCarty.
Also present: Town Clerk, Police Chief and guests.
There being a quorum Mayor Luckett called the meeting proceedings to order.
The invocation was led by Thomas Lemle.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bobby Blount.
Motion by Nettie B. Brown to approve minutes from previous meeting.
Thomas Lemle seconded. Minutes approved.
The financial reports and expenditures were provided for the month of June.
Thomas Lemle made a motion to approve the financial reports. Nettie B. Brown seconded. Permission granted to pay all bills.
A committee to select an engineer and administrative consultant for Sewer Treatment Improvements was selected for the FY 2010-2011 Community Block Grant (CDBG).
The committee members are Bobby Blount, Marc McCarty and Allyn Jean Luckett.
Bobby Blount made a motion to adopt an ordinance to increase the water connection fee and reconnect fee to $25.00. Thomas Lemle seconded. Motion carried.
Chief Cureington announced that the police department received a grant from Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement that became effective on July 1, 2009. Chief Cureington asked council if he could promote his post-certified officer to a full time position.
Thomas Lemle made a motion to hire Calvin Cureington as a full time officer. Nettie B. Brown seconded. Motion carried.
Acting Fire Chief Thomas Moore reported that everything was quite and three fire trucks are now in operation.
A guest presented council with photos of houses that needed to be condemned being that they were beyond repair. Motion by Nettie B. Brown to condemn houses.
A representative from Frye Magee & Associates presented council with a list of projects available for the FY 2010-2011 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) and instructed council to vote for a needed project.
Motion by Bobby Blount to apply for a rehabilitation/construction grant. Seconded by Nettie B. Brown. Motion carried.
With no further business Thomas Lemle made a motion to adjourn. Seconded by Bobby Blount.
Clarice Collins, CMC
Allyn Jean Luckett, Mayor
Anyone having knowledge of or knowing the whereabouts of Chasity Danielle Clark Parker, please contact REID C. WOLLESON, Attorney at Law, 6658 Kinloch Street, Winnsboro, LA 71295, (318)435-7525.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted by the Police Jury of the Parish of Franklin, State of Louisiana (the “Governing Authority”), acting as the governing authority of the Parish of Franklin, State of Louisiana (the “Parish”), on August 19, 2009, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held within the Parish on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2009, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters in the Parish qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States, the following proposition, to-wit:
(SALES AND USE TAX CONTINUATION & REDEDICATION)
Summary: 5 year, 1/2% sales and use tax continuation for solid waste collection and disposal, with four percent (4%) of the annual proceeds of the tax (and the proceeds of the 1/2% sales and use tax currently being levied) to be available to the Franklin Police Jury for its costs of administering the tax.
Shall the Parish of Franklin, State of Louisiana (the “Parish”), under the provisions of Article VI, Section 29 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, and other constitutional and statutory authority, be authorized to continue to levy and collect, a tax of one-half of one percent (1/2%) (the “Tax”) (an estimated $1,092,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the Parish, all as defined by law, for an additional period of five (5) years from and after December 1, 2013, with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the reasonable and necessary expenses of collecting and administering the Tax), to be dedicated and used for the purpose of solid waste collection and disposal, with four percent (4%) of the annual proceeds of the Tax (and the proceeds of the 1/2% sales and use tax currently being levied) to be available to the Franklin Police Jury for its costs of administering the Tax, commencing the date this proposition is approved by the voters?
The said special election will be held at the following polling places situated within the Parish, which polls will open at six o’clock (6:00) a.m., and close at eight o’clock (8:00) p.m., in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 18:541, to-wit:
1 Ft. Necessity High School 10630 Hwy. 562 Ft. Necessity
2 Jigger Apostolic Hall 7197 Hwy. 128 Jigger
3 Brakers Store 6385 Hwy. 562 Wisner
4 Wisner Town Hall 9530 Natchez St. Wisner
4A Gilbert Community Center 157 Hanna St. Gilbert
4B Wisner Town Hall 9530 Natchez St. Wisner
6 Gilbert Community Center 157 Hanna St. Gilbert
7 Gilbert Community Center 157 Hanna St. Gilbert
9 Gilbert Community Center 157 Hanna St. Gilbert
12 Franklin Parish ROTC Building 1600 Glover St. Winnsboro
13 New Hope Masonic Lodge 2195 Hwy. 135 Winnsboro
14 Woodman of the World 261 Taylor Ave. Winnsboro
16 Winnsboro Housing Authority 1702 Hatfield St. Winnsboro
18 Winnsboro Jr. High School 5915 Hwy. 4 Winnsboro
19 Ward III School, 2051 Hwy. 578 Winnsboro
20 Winnsboro Jr. High School 5915 Hwy. 4 Winnsboro
21 Ward III School 2051 Hwy. 578 Winnsboro
22 Winnsboro Jr. High School 5915 Hwy. 4 Winnsboro
24 Winnsboro Lower Elem. School 1310 Warren St., Winnsboro
25 Woodman of World Hall 261 Taylor Ave. Winnsboro
26 VFW Hall 2108 Loop Road Winnsboro
27 Franklin Parish Courthouse 6560 Main St. Winnsboro
27A Franklin Parish Courthouse 6560 Main St. Winnsboro
28A Franklin Parish Courthouse 6560 Main St. Winnsboro
30 Baskin Community Center 1860 Hwy. 857 Baskin
31 Gulledge-Richardson Comm. Ctr. 157 Football Field Crowville
32 North Central Fire Station 1772 Hwy. 859 Delhi
33 Friendship Fire Station 4918 Hwy. 132 Baskin
The polling places set forth above are hereby designated as the polling places at which to hold the said election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated according to law.
The said special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5, Chapter 6-A and Chapter 6-B of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority, and the officers appointed to hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with La. R.S. 18:1287, will make due returns thereof to said Governing Authority, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Governing Authority will meet at its regular meeting place, the Police Jury Room of the Franklin Parish Courthouse, Winnsboro, Louisiana, on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009, at SIX O’CLOCK (6:00) P.M., and shall then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the said special election. All registered voters of the Parish are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used.
THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Winnsboro, Louisiana, on this the 19th day of August, 2009.
ATTEST: /s/ Harvey Guimbellot, President
/s/ Johnnie Wesley, Secretary
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United States of America, Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture
Vs. No. 40,874
Paul Edward Scott
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 2nd day of September A.D., 2009, within legal hours beginning at 10:00 a.m., the following described property, to-wit:
Lot 16 and 17 of W.O. Gwin Glendale Addition, Section 35, Township 14 North, Range 7 East, Franklin Parish, Louisiana, which has the address of 926 Robinson Circle, Winnsboro, LA 71295.
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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STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF FRANKLIN
FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
MARGARET S. RUSSELL
NOTICE IS GIVEN that the testamentary executrix of this succession has petitioned the Court for authority to sell movable property belonging to the deceased at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil procedure. The following articles proposed to be sold and cash prices for each article are as follows:
1989 GMC Pickup Truck VIN1GTCS14Z1K8531444....$300.00
1996 Lincoln Town Car VIN1LNLM82W3TY614799..$2,000.00
Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the date of publication of the notice.
BY ORDER OF THE COURT
Ann Johnson, Clerk