P U B L I C N O T I C E

THE FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT EXPENSE ACCOUNT, HEARING OFFICER ACCOUNT, RICHLAND PARISH DISTRICT JUDGES ACCOUNT, FINS ACCOUNT, AND THE SPECIAL EXCESSIVE COST ACCOUNT HAS COMPLIED WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT. CLAY HAMILTON, JUDGE

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WILL R. BARHAM, JUDGE

STEPHEN G. DEAN, JUDGE

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

AMENDED BUDGET

The following is the amended budget for the Franklin Parish Assessor’s Office for the year ending December 31, 2018.

Original Amendments Amended

Beginning Fund Balance 2,547,906 116,388 2,664,294

Projected Revenues: 804,125 61,882 866,007

Projected Expenditures: 772,562 6,983 765,579

Ending Fun Balance 2,579,469 185,253 2,764,722

Rod Elrod, Assessor

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Minutes Library Board Meeting

December 10, 2018

The Franklin Parish Library Board met in a called meeting on Monday, December 10, 2018. Board President John Guice called the meeting to order with Leslie Young and Bill Marionneaux present. The board read and discussed the draft for the re-wording of the leave policy and requested several changes be added. The revised policy will be reviewed and voted on at the January board meeting. There being no other business the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted

Onie Parker, Library Director and Secretary to the Board

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Town of Wisner

Regular Council Meeting

The Town of Wisner Mayor-Pro Tem Marc McCarty and Board of Alderman met in regular session on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. at Wisner Town Hall.

Present: Mayor Pro-Tem Marc McCarty, Alderman Nettie Brown, Jo Caldwell, Roger Hilliard, and Thomas Lemle.

Also Present: Clerk Courtney Tannehill and guest.

Call to Order: There being a quorum, Mayor Pro-Tem Marc McCarty called the meeting proceedings to order. Invocation was given by Roger Hilliard and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jo Caldwell.

Approval of Minutes: Motion by Thomas Lemle, seconded by Nettie Brown to accept minutes from the month of November. Motion carried.

Approval of Financial Reports: Discussion held. Nettie Brown made a motion, seconded by Thomas Lemle to approve financial expenditures as presented. Motion carried.

Departmental Reports:

Fire – Report read by Brandy Wallace.

Police – Police Chief Billy Beach read report and requested to run an ad in newspaper to hire a part-time patrolman.

Public Works – Report given by Randell Griggs.

Citizen Participation: None.

Old Business: Mayor Pro-Tem Marc McCarty discussed current status of CWEF grant and Town’s insurance.

New Business: Accountant Steven Kimball announced the audit is near completion.

Adjournment: With no further business, Jo Caldwell made a motion to adjourn. Roger Hilliard seconded. Motion carried.

Marc McCarty, Mayor Pro-Tem Courtney Tannehill, Clerk

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VILLAGE OF BASKIN

REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES

DECEMBER 11, 2018

The Mayor and Council of the Village of Baskin met in regular session on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. at the Village of Baskin Town Hall.

Present: Mayor Jean Clark and Council members Marie Barber, Joseph Chase and Larry LaBorde.

Also present: Town Clerk and others.

There being a quorum present, the meeting was called to order.

The Pledge of Allegiance and opening prayer was led by Mayor Clark.

Minutes: The minutes of the previous regular council meeting were presented by the clerk. Larry LaBorde moved to accept the minutes as presented; Marie Barber seconded the motion. The motion carried. Yeas 3, Nays 0; Absent 0.

Old Business: Mayor Clark reported that the trees have been removed at the Community Center and the fence has been repaired.

New Business:

Financial Report:

A motion and second was made to pay all bills and obligations. Joseph Chase moved; Marie Barber seconded the motion. The action was approved. Yeas 3, Nays 0 Absent 0.

The mayor requested permission to purchase gravel to put on the parking lot and driveway at the Town Hall. Four estimates were discussed and the decision was made to have the job done by Century Ready-Mix. Larry LaBorde moved to purchase the gravel; Marie Barber seconded the motion. Permission was granted for this request. The gravel will be spread by Century and Maintenance will finish.

Police Report:

Chief Barber reported that the department is doing well. He provided the activity report for the month of November, 2018. The new patrol unit will be picked up on Thursday. As soon as the electronics and graphics are installed, it will be in service.

Fire Department Report:

Fire Chief Bobby Fife reported that one mutual aid fire was attended by the department. He told that December 31, 2018 would be the end of his service as Fire Chief. He has three candidates in mind for this position but the decision will be made in January 2019 by the new council.

Further Business:

Having no other business, Mayor Clark called for a motion to adjourn. Joseph Chase moved to close the council meeting. Larry LaBorde seconded the motion and the meeting was closed at 5:14 p.m. Yeas 3, Nays 0, Absent 0.

Merlyn Ritchie, Town Clerk

Jean Clark, Mayor

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The Franklin Parish School Board will be taking sealed bids for Janitorial Supplies. The deadline for submitting bids will be monday, January 7, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Bids will be opened on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Franklin Parish School Board Office, 7293 Prairie Road, Winnsboro, LA 71295.

Bids must be sealed and clearly marked, “2019 SPRING JANITORIAL SUPPLIES.”

Bid forms are available at the Franklin Parish School Board. For additional information and specifications on supplies, please contact the Franklin Parish School Board, (318)435-9046.

The Franklin Parish School Board has the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

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Regular Meeting

Of the Franklin Parish Police Jury

November 8, 2018

Franklin Parish Police Jury Room

6558 Main Street, Winnsboro, LA 71295

The Franklin Parish Police Jury met in Regular Session on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Courthouse Building, located at 6558 Main Street, Winnsboro, LA 71295 with the following present: Ricky Campbell, President, K.W. “Buddy” Parks, Vice President, James Harris, Chaplin, Juror Leroy Scott, Juror Joe Lewis, Juror Rawhide Robinson and Juror Troy Hendry.

President Campbell called the meeting to order followed by a prayer and the pledge of allegiance led by James Harris, Chaplin.

Robinson offered the motion to approve the agenda. Scott seconded the motion with all voting in agreement. The motion passed.

Scott offered the motion to approve the minutes of the October 11, 2018 regular meeting and October 30, 2018 special meeting. Lewis seconded the motion. The motion passed.

LSU Update –The monthly LSU AgCenter update which included the Franklin 4-H Newsletter was presented by Ms. Kelly Lafferty. Ms. Lafferty spoke to the jury regarding several upcoming events such as Movie Day, Cookery Contest, shooting sports, and the Livestock Show.

McManus Update – Mr. Ken McManus provided the jury with an update of all the parish projects his office is currently working on. Bid opening for the installation of fiber optic cables for the Public Works Facility’s internet will be November 20, 2018 and the bid opening for the Boggy Bayou Project which was rebid, will be December 11, 2018.

Scott offered the motion to adopt Ordinance 3464 pertaining to the issuance of bonds for the Horace White/Abe Lincoln Sewer System. Harris seconded the motion with all voting in agreement.

The motion to adopt Resolution 691, authorizing a request to the Attorney General for an opinion regarding the installation and covering of driveway culverts located within the parish right of way, was offered by Harris, seconded by Robinson and unanimously passed.

Harris offered the motion to approve parish employees being off work November 21, 22, and 23 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Parks seconded with all voting in agreement.

Hendry offered the motion to approve parish employees being off work December 20th and returning to work January 2, 2019 for the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays. Robinson seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Ms. Amy Wallace and Mr. George Gowan where in attendance to discuss a request to take Powers Ln. out of the Parish road system. After a lengthy discussion between all, it was suggested by the jury that the landowners come to an agreement amongst themselves due to the fact that more than one person is using the road, the road is considered a public road, therefore the jury may not revert it back to a private road.

By motion of Juror Parks and second by Juror Scott, the jury unanimously voted to approve the reappointment of Mrs. Jeannette Thompson to the Franklin Parish Library Board of Control.

By motion of Juror Robinson and second by Juror Parks, the jury unanimously voted to approve Juror Leroy Scott and Juror James Harris to serve on behalf of Franklin Parish with the Board of Directors for North Delta Regional Planning & Development District.

By motion of Juror Harris and second by Juror Scott, the jury unanimously voted to approve the appointment of Mr. Robert Hesler to serve on the Franklin Parish Fire Protection District IV. 

Juror Scott asked that a letter be sent to the property owner of an abandoned apartment complex located at 191 Louisiana Street per Franklin Parish Ordinance 3242 pertaining to Nuisance Properties.

At the request of Mr. Riley Williams, Juror Scott was reminded about the removal of a tree located within the parish right of way that needs to be removed. Scott advised the jury that he has been in contact with Mr. Williams and the removal of the tree is in the works.

Parks offered the motion to approve the Beer Permit Renewals for both Jonesy’s Trak and K&L Country Store. Robinson seconded the motion. The motion passed. Harris and Scott abstained from voting.

Robinson offered the motion to approve the Superintendent’s Report including the 3 year Capital Improvement Plan as presented. Hendry seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Parks offered the motion to approve the Village of Gilbert’s request for FPPJ assistance installing 3 culverts on Third and Fourth Streets, provided that the Village of Gilbert covers the expense of all materials required. Harris seconded the motion with all voting in agreement.

Harris offered the motion to approve the placement of Children at Play signs on Huggins Ln. Parks seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Harris offered the motion to approve the placement of a 25 MPH signs on Brasswell Ln. Robinson seconded the motion with all voting in agreement.

Parks offered the motion to approve the Hardship Drive Application for Mr. Randy Smith, 132 Ray Scott Rd, and the creation of a garbage truck turnaround. Robinson seconded the motion with all voting in approval.

Parks offered the motion to rescind the previous motion of extending Mr. H. Fowler’s probationary period. Harris seconded the motion to rescind. The motion passed. Harris then offered the motion to approve the completion of Mr. Fowler’s 6 month probationary period and increase his rate of pay by $1.00. Scott seconded the motion with all voting in agreement.

Harris offered the motion to approve the completion of Mr. Beau Hill’s 6 month probationary period and increase his rate of pay by $1.00. Parks seconded the motion with all voting in agreement except for Hendry who opposed.

Parks offered the motion to approve Mr. Larry Robinson as the full-time courthouse maintenance person with benefits on a 6 month probationary period at the rate of $11.00 per hour. Lewis seconded the motion with all voting in agreement.

The letters of interest supplied for the jurors in their meeting package included Mr. Nate Jones’s letter of resignation as a board member for Franklin Parish Fire District 3. Mr. Jones will continue to serve as the Fire District 3 Chief. An update concerning the health of Mr. Frye Magee was also included in the letters of interest.

With there being no further business to discuss, Scott offered the motion to adjourn. Harris seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned.

Karah Lochbrunner, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

Ricky Campbell – President

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Special Meeting/Public Hearing

Of the Franklin Parish Police Jury

November 27, 2018

Franklin Parish Police Jury Room

6558 Main Street, Winnsboro, LA 71295

The Franklin Parish Police Jury met for a special meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Courthouse Building, located at 6558 Main Street, Winnsboro, LA 71295 with the following present: Ricky Campbell, President, James Harris, Chaplin, Juror Rawhide Robinson, and Juror Troy Hendry. Unable to attend were K.W. “Buddy” Parks, Vice President, Juror Leroy Scott, and Juror Joe Lewis.

President Campbell called the meeting to order followed by Juror Harris leading the assembly in prayer and the pledge of allegiance.

Juror Hendry offered the motion to approve the agenda. Juror Robinson seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Harris offered the motion to award the bid for laying the fiber optic line for the Public Works Facility to the only bidder, Womack & Sons Construction Group, Inc., who submitted a bid of $34,466.80. Hendry seconded the motion. The motion passed. The treasurer advised the jury that in the event a change order needs to be made, the jury will need to have a serious discussion prior to it being made.

With there being no further business to discuss, Hendry offered the motion to adjourn. Harris seconded and the meeting was adjourned.

Karah Lochbrunner – Asst. Secretary/Treasurer

Ricky Campbell – President

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Public Notice

The amendments of the 2018 budgets and the  2019 budgets for the Franklin Parish Police Jury was approved by a unanimous vote during the Public Hearing of the Franklin Parish Police Jury held during their Regularly Scheduled Meeting on December 13, 2018.  Anyone wishing to review the detailed budgets may do so at the Office of the Police Jury, Franklin Parish Courthouse, 6558 Main St., Winnsboro, LA during normal office hours.

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