Winnsboro, Louisiana

March 4, 2019

The Franklin Parish School Board met for its regular scheduled board meeting on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Franklin Parish School Board complex board room.

Present for the meeting were Mr. Eddie Ray Bryan, Mrs. Alaina Nichols, Mr. Danny Davis, Mr. Richard Kelly, Mr. Tim Eubanks and Ms. Mia Dunn.

Dr. Jacqueline Johnson was absent from the meeting.

President Richard Kelly called the meeting to order and Chaplain Danny Davis led in prayer and President Kelly led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

MOTION TO APPROVE AGENDA

ORDINANCE # 2019-03-0001

BE IT ORDAINED, ETC., that the Franklin Parish School Board approve the agenda for the March 4, 2019 regular meeting.

Meeting Notice for MARCH 4, 2019 regular meeting

FRANKLIN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD COMPLEX

7293 PRAIRIE ROAD, WINNSBORO, LA 71295

Board Room, 5:00 P.M

CALL TO ORDER: President

INVOCATION: Chaplain

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: President

I. Approval of Agenda for March 4, 2019 regular meeting.

II. Approval of minutes from February 4 and 25, 2019 meetings.

III. Recognition of Visitors

A. LaTanga Blackson, 2019 Student of the Year

B. Wesley Ezell, Gilbert Chief of Police

IV. Business

A. To consider and/or take action on change order for Don Barron. (Johnson)

FPHS wrap rigid columns & metal framing, sheetrock - $3,304.84.

Enclosing 2 tanks with walls & doors in equipment room - $8,183.95

Add VCT to storage room – $694.51

B. To consider and/or take action on Head Start’s 2019-2020 refunding application. (Sartin)

V. Superintendent’s Report

VI. President’s Report

VII. Adjourn

MOTION: Mr. Tim Eubanks SECOND: Mrs. Alaina Nichols

The motion was approved.

MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 4 AND 25, 2019 MEETINGS

ORDINANCE # 2019-03-0002

BE IT ORDAINED, ETC., that the Franklin Parish School Board approve the minutes from the February 4 and 25, 2019 meetings.

MOTION: Mr. Eddie Ray Bryan SECOND: Mr. Danny Davis

The motion was approved.

Dr. Jacqueline Johnson arrived at 5:10 p.m.

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS – LaTanga Blackson- Student of the Year

Mrs. LaTanga Blackson presented to the Board the 2019 School and Franklin Parish Student of the Year. Baskin School’s Students of the Year are Chandle D. Parker, 5th grade and Raisa Henderson, 8th grade. Students of the Year from Fort Necessity School are Dean Williams, 5th grade and Victoria Lewis, 8th grade. Gilbert School Students of the Year are Joshua Barfield, 5th grade and Caitlyn Ezell, 8th grade. Hannah Bellon is Winnsboro Elementary’s 5th grade Student of the Year. Franklin Parish High Schools 12th grade Students of the Year are Kenneth Banks, Emme Blackwell, Reagan Henderson and Camryn Price. Franklin Parish Students of the Year are Christian McHand, 5th grade, Crowville School, Dillan Bryant, 8th grade, Crowville School and Bruce Cordill, 12th grade, Franklin Parish High School. Each student received a plaque and/or a monetary award from area banks. President Kelly expressed his appreciation to students and banks for their support of these students.

WESLEY EZELL – Gilbert Chief of Police

Mr. Ezell addressed the Board concerning traffic safety at Gilbert School. He is asking for a fence so parents do not cross across parking lot. Dr. Johnson said we would look into this matter and will try to address the traffic problem.

MOTION TO CONSIDER AND/OR TAKE ACTION ON CHANGE ORDER WITH DON BARRON

ORDINANCE # 2019-03-0003

BE IT ORDAINED, ETC., that the Franklin Parish School Board approve the change orders for Don Barron. The first one is for FPHS to add VCT to the storage room for $694.52 the next one is for wrapping 3 columns and 1 beam with sheetrock for $3,304.84, these change order is for the multi-purpose room. The last change order to be approved is for Gilbert School enclosing 2 tanks with walls and doors and installing a ceiling in the equipment room for a cost of $8,183.95.

MOTION: Mr. Eddie Ray Bryan SECOND: Mr. Danny Davis

The motion was approved.

MOTION TO CONSIDER AND/OR TAKE ACTION ON HEAD START’S 2019-2020 REFUNDING APPLICATION

ORDINANCE # 2019-03-0004

BE IT ORDAINED, ETC., that the Franklin Parish School Board approve Head Start’s renewal of the 2019-2020 re-funding application.

MOTION: Mrs. Alaina Nichols SECOND: Mr. Eddie Ray Bryan

The motion was approved.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Superintendent Johnson reported that the next holiday is Spring Break which is March 8 - 22, 2019. He also informed the Board that testing will begin in April. Testing will be a little different taking the whole month to test. He reported that one school did this last year with a big improvement in test scores. Ms. Nichols said that ACT will be testing next week.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

President Richard Kelly reported that BETA induction is being held at Crowville School and at FPHS. Dr. Johnson reported on the great job of our boys’ basketball team. President Kelly asked if our schools say the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning? President Kelly asked if any Board Member had anything to bring before the Board. Mr. Eubanks said the board room looks very nice. Stacy Thomas renovated the board room. Mrs. Nichols asked if there were enough days in the schedule if seniors can be dismissed next week when ACT is being given so not to disturbed the other classrooms giving the ACT. Dr. Johnson said he will talk to Mr. Gunter about this. Mrs. Nichols is very proud of the senior Student of the Year. Mr. Bryan wanted us to remember to recognize Terell Cameron at this year’s graduation ceremony.

PERSONNEL MATTERS LISTED FOR – March 4, 2019

Instructional Personnel

Hires

Name School Position Effect. Date ReasonBd. Mtg.

Jones, Nikki BreedloveWES Teacher 02.19.19 Replace A. Moore 03.04.19

Resignations

Name School Position Effect. Date ReasonBd. Mtg.

Dye, Jared Fort Teacher 02.15.19 Relocation03.04.18

Robbins, Rose Fort Teacher 05.23.19 Retirement03.04.19

Robinson, Bernice H. StartLead Teacher 02.13.19 Other Employment03.04.19

Transfers

Name School Position Effect. Date ReasonBd. Mtg.

Moore, Amanda WES to H.StartLead Teacher 02.19.19 Replace B. Robinson03.04.19

Extended Sick Leave

Name School Position Effect. Date ReasonBd. Mtg.

Bryant, Kristen Crow Teacher 01.16-31.1911 days 03.04.19

Cundiff, Denise WES Teacher 10.1-31.18 11.1-30.1821 days 17 days03.04.19 03.04.19

Fuller, Diana Crow Teacher 12.7-21.1811 days 03.04.19

Lawrence, Anitria Crow Teacher 12.10-21.18 01.7-15.1910 days

7 days03.04.19 30.04.19

Nichols, Mary Baskin Teacher 10.1-31.1821 days03.04.19

Shaw, Aleshia WES Teacher 10.23-31.187 days03.04.19

Leave without Pay

Name School Position Effect. Date ReasonBd. Mtg.

Adams, ToshaFPHSTeacher10.15.18 12.4,5,12,13.18 01.15,16-31.19.50 day 3.5 days 6.5 days03.04.19 03.04.19 03.04.19

Blackmon, Sheila FPHS Teacher 12.6,7,13.18 01.16.193 days 1 day03.04.19 03.04.19

Colvin, Justin Crowville Teacher 11.29,30.18 12.6.18 01.8,25.19 2 days

1 day 2 days03.04.19 03.04.19 03.04.19

Johnson, Billy BaskinTeacher 01.16.191 day 03.04.19

Jones, Katherine HGW Teacher 01.25.191 day 03.04.19

Laird, Hanna Baskin Teacher 01.17,18.192 days 03.04.19

McCloskey, Elizabeth Crow Teacher 01.14,23,30.192.5 days 03.04.19

Meadows, Sherrie Gilbert Teacher 01.7-22.1910 days03.04.19

Nichols, Mary Baskin Teacher 11.8.18 12.5,13.18 01.10.19.5 day

1 day .5 day03.04.19 03.04.19 03.04.19

Parks, Amanda Gilbert Teacher 12.21.18.5 day03.04.19

Robertson, Suzana Baskin Teacher 11.9,30.18 12.7,14.18 01.9,18,25,31.192 days 2 days 4 days03.04.19 03.04.19 03.04.19

Shaw, AleshiaWESTeacher12.13.18 01.17.19 1 day .25 day 03.04.19 03.04.19

Thompson, Daniel FPHS Teacher 11.29.18 12.2.18 01.9,22.19 .5 day .5 day

2 days03.04.19 03.04.19 03.04.19

Warbington, Sandra WES Teacher 12.11.18 01.15,17,25.19 .5 day

3 days03.04.19 03.04.19

Donation of Sick Days

Donee School Position Donor Reason Bd. Mtg.

Bourgeois, Amy Baskin Para Beam, Justin 5 days03.04.19

Support Personnel (All Support Personnel shall be on a 6-month probationary basis.)

Hires

Name School Position Effect. Date ReasonBd. Mtg.

Powell, Kendrick Baskin Para 02.07.19 Replace J. Hill03.04.19

Smith, Greglesa WES Para 02.19.19 Replace A. Taylor03.04.19

Resignations

Name School Position Effect. Date ReasonBd. Mtg.

Crumpton, William GFPHS Security Officer 06.30.19 Retirement03.04.19

Mingo, Preston FPHS Custodian/Bus 06.30.19 Retirement03.04.19

Extended Sick Leave

Name School Position Effect. DateReasonBd. Mtg.

Boatner, Diane Gilbert Caft. 10.1-31.18 11.1-30.1821 days

17 days 03.04.19 03.04.19

Henderson, Richard Baskin Bus 11.18-21.18 01.7-31.194 days 18 days03.04.19 03.04.19

Leave without pay

Name School Position Effect. Date ReasonBd. Mtg.

Bourgeois, Amy Baskin Para 12.14,17.18 01.23,30.191.75 days

2 days03.04.19 03.04.19

Curry, Willie FPHS Caft10.02.18 11.13.18.75 day 1 day03.04.19

03.04.19

Goodman, Kathleen C. Office Comp tech 01.25-31.193.25 days03.04.19

Grant, Tanya FPHS Para 01.11.191 day03.04.19

Hill, Jamie Baskin Para12.20.181 day03.04.19

Ridley, Natasha Gilbert Caft 12.3,4,5,6,7,17-21.1810 days03.04.19

Robinson, Vicky FPHS Custodian 01.22.19.75 day03.04.19

Rose, Hendricka WES Para 01.25.19.25 day03.04.19

Russell, Scott Crow Caft 11.12,13.18 12.7,17,18.181.5 days

3 days03.04.19 03.04.19

Sebren, Matt C. Office Comp tech 12.18,19.18 01.23,25,28,30.19.5 day

1.75 days03.04.19 03.04.19

Southern, Chasity FPHS Para 11.15,29.18 12.5.10,20.18 01.4.25.31.191.25 days 1.75 days 2.25 days03.04.19 03.04.19 03.04.19

Walters, Teresa C Baskin Para 11.14,28,30.18 12.3,5,11,14,18.18

01.8,10,11,17,23,25,31.192.5 days 3.25 days 6.25 days03.04.19 03.04.19 03.04.19

D/D Substitutes

Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, “long-term” day to day substitute teachers MUST have at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or institution to receive “long-term” day to day substitute pay. (The universities or institutions must be accredited by one of the recognized organizations to be accepted in Louisiana. Recognized regional accrediting organizations are: MSA, NWCCU, NCA, NEASC-CIHE, SACS, WASC-ACCJC & WASC-ACSCU

Name School Position Effect. Date ReasonBd. Mtg.

Williams, Penny WES d/d sub 02.19.19

Armstrong, J. 03.04.19

MOTION TO ADJOURN

ORDINANCE # 2019-03-0005

BE IT ORDAINED, ETC., that there being no further business to discuss the regular meeting is adjourned.

MOTION: Mr. Danny Davis SECOND: Mr. Eddie Ray Bryan

YEAS: Mr. Eddie Ray Bryan, Mrs. Alaina Nichols, Mr. Danny Davis, Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, Mr. Richard Kelly, Mr. Tim Eubanks and Ms. Mia Dunn

NAYS: None

ABSENT AND/OR NOT VOTING: None

The motion was approved.

Dr. Lanny Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer Richard Kelly, President

Franklin Parish School Board Franklin Parish School Board

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Winnsboro, Louisiana

March 25, 2019

The Franklin Parish School Board met for its regular schedule agenda and committee meetings on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Franklin Parish School Board conference room.

Present for the meeting were Mr. Eddie Ray Bryan, Mrs. Alaina Nichols, Mr. Danny Davis, Mr. Richard Kelly, Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, Mr. Tim Eubanks and Ms. Mia Dunn.

All members were present for the agenda meeting.

Dr. Jacqueline Johnson arrived at 5:10 p.m.

President Richard Kelly called the meeting to order, Chaplain Danny Davis led in prayer and President Kelly led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mr. Tim Eubanks called the maintenance committee meeting to order. Dr. Johnson reported new lights are being installed in the Choir Room. The Multi-purpose room and Welding shop getting close. We have ordered new chairs for multi-purpose room and will need to get tables. New equipment will be ordered for the Welding shop but this equipment will be coming out of Perkin’s money. Winnsboro Elem. and Fort School projects will be bid in April. Then we will need to bid the tearing down of the old Baskin School. Some company from Baton Rouge may be interested in the Baskin job. Dr. Johnson said we may need to call special meeting to award the bids on Fort and WES schools. Ms. Nichols asked about what is being done at Fort School. Dr. Johnson said basically we are doing all the same things at all schools. We had a needs assessment done before all projects were bid. Mostly they wanted the gyms air conditioned, dressing room renovated, and walkways done. At Fort we are air conditioning the gym, new walkway, siding at Fort, tearing down the old buildings and asphalt. At WES we are air conditioning the gym and putting in a new floor in the gym. Some roof work will need to be done on the gym also. Dr. Johnson said the priority in this last set of projects was to air condition the gyms. That is what the people wanted. Dr. Johnson wants to renovate the band room and do some work in the gym. We will need to get the bids in on Fort and WES to see if we have enough money left to do the other projects that we want to get done, like the band room and gym. The plans for Fort and WES are in Dr. Johnson office for anyone to review. Ms. Nichols asked about setting a deadline for the bids and projects to be done. Dr. Johnson said the deadlines raising the price in the bids. The old buildings have not been touched in 50 years and now people are looking at deadlines. Lee Wallace is looking at the problem at Gilbert School problem. Gilbert School is land locked. Mr. Davis said there is an old gas line sticking up out of the ground at Gilbert School. Dr. Johnson said we will look into it. Dr. Johnson said there is a lot of people in Franklin Parish that does not want us to renovate the schools. It cost $15 mil for the new Jr. High at Ouachita. We are spending $14 mil for 6 schools. Ms. Nichols asked is club funds are being audited and Ms. Boquet said they are. The Child Nutrition Program has bids out for new large equipment for the cafeterias. These funds will be coming from the CNP funds. Most of the old equipment is so old it has not value. Dr. Johnson said we need to get rid of a lot of our old T-building. To get rid of surplus materials we will have to bid it out. Dr. Johnson says he talks to the Principals all the time about old chairs or tables being left out on the campuses. Don Barron does do good work he just has to much work. Mr. Eubanks adjourned the maintenance committee meeting.

Mrs. Alaina Nichols called the finance committee meeting to order. Mrs. Boquet provided to the Board Members the current budget to actual expenditures. Dr. Johnson said we may or may not run a deficit this year. Dr. Johnson presented to the Board Members a 2018-19 MFP comparison to projected 2019-20. Franklin Parish should be receiving $206,118 more MFP monies for the 2019-20 school year. Most of the parishes are losing students for the decrease of their MFP. Now for this year Dr. Johnson said we received information today that we are losing $328,000 cut for the 18-19 school year. If parishes run a deficit you will have to cut personnel. We should know within the next few months on monies for the next school year. Mrs. Boquet said we will be cut $328,000 for the 2018-19 school year. She is going to call the SDE to be sure this is the number is correct. State divides the amount to be cut monthly. It is difficult to budget when cuts late in the school year and the general fund or fund balance will take care of the deficit. Mrs. Boquet said that when the School Board runs a deficit they have to look at staffing. The question was asked about teacher/student ratio. Mrs. Boquet said about 22 students per teacher. The first year Dr. Johnson was here he cut 38 teachers and in the following years, he told principals to cut through attrition to cut 2 teachers a year. Dr. Johnson said we may have to do that again this year. Eighty-five percent of budget is personnel. Mrs. Boquet is comparing budget to actual and is projecting a deficit this year. She said we lose monies to charter school, other public schools and judicial system for students. She is looking at the retiree insurance, TRSL and LSER retirement system. She said the budget is tight. She has been working on getting outstanding findings such as policy updates to comply with the Leg. Auditor office. The Leg. Auditor is telling our auditors what they want in place. Our auditors want us to update policies and we are working on business office responsibilities and payroll duties. President Kelly asked that in the future when our sales tax collector retires can we get another entity to house the Sales Tax collection office? Our auditors audit the Sales Tax department and they are very thorough. If the Sales Tax office was at another entity the auditors would not be able to audit this department. We are

looking into getting a new policy for contracts and contracted services. No parish in the state has this policy in place and we are working with our policy consults to get one. The auditors wanted some Sales Tax policies and procedures in place and Joe Walters, Sales Tax Collector is working on these. Mrs. Nichols adjourned the finance committee.

During the business portion of the meeting, President Kelly went over each item on the agenda and each was discussed by Dr. Johnson and the Board. Dr. Jacqueline Johnson ask to put the boys’ basketball team on recognition of visitors. The policies on the agenda were talked about during the committee meetings. The bid for CNP “Large Kitchen Equipment” bids will be opened on April 1 and will be awarded at the Board Meeting. The monies for this equipment will be coming from the Child Nutrition Program funds. Ann McIntrye came to Dr. Johnson asking if the School Board can help the tennis courts with the purchase of wind screens. Our FPHS tennis team uses these courts and she is requesting $5,000 to help in the purchase of these screens. This will come from the general fund. During the Superintendent’s Report Dr. Johnson reported on the Easter Holidays. President Kelly mentioned the new testing schedule and heard positive feedback from the teachers on this schedule. During the President’s report, Mr. Kelly reported that he would like to have a Back to School rally to unify the parish. The teachers in the past asked that they do not have an opening day assembly. This is mainly for motivation. President Kelly said he still remembers the motivational speaker from his first position in Ouachita Parish. Mrs. Nichols asked about the school calendar. This will be done in May. President Kelly also asked about Board Members being on a committee to help with the discipline policy and student handbook. He also asked about the FPHS not saying the Pledge of Allegiance. President Kelly feels like this should be part of the school day. Mr. Bryan said he totally agrees with the Pledge, but something needs to be in place if someone does not want to participate. He also asked about the lunch schedule at HGW.

MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGENDA

ORDINANCE # 2019-03-0006

BE IT ORDAINED, ETC. that the Franklin Parish School Board approves the agenda for the April 1, 2019 meeting as listed.

Meeting Notice for APRIL 1, 2019 regular meeting

FRANKLIN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD COMPLEX

7293 PRAIRIE ROAD, WINNSBORO, LA 71295

Board Room, 5:00 P.M

CALL TO ORDER: President

INVOCATION: Chaplain

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: President

I. Approval of Agenda for April 1, 2019 regular meeting.

II. Approval of minutes from March 4 and 25, 2019 meetings.

III. Recognition of Visitors

A. Agriculture Extension Office Speaker

B. Recognition of FPHS Boys Basketball team

IV. Business

A. To consider and/or take action on Policy Updates. (new) (Johnson)

(Debt services)

B. To consider and/or take action on Policy Updates. (layover) (Johnson)

(Ethics)

C. To consider and/or take action on awarding bid for “Large Kitchen Equipment.” (Nolan)

D. To consider and/or take action on purchasing wind screens for tennis courts. (Johnson)

V. Superintendent’s Report

VI. President’s Report

VII. Adjourn

MOTION: Mrs. Alaina Nichols SECOND: Mr. Eddie Ray Bryan

The motion was approved.

MOTION TO ADJOURN

ORDINANCE # 2019-03-0007

BE IT ORDAINED, ETC., that there being no further business to discuss the agenda meeting is adjourned.

MOTION: Mr. Danny Davis SECOND: Mr. Tim Eubanks

YEAS: Mr. Eddie Ray Bryan, Mr. Danny Davis, Ms. Mia Dunn, Mr. Tim Eubanks, Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, Mr. Richard Kelly and Mrs. Alaina Nichols

NAYS: None

ABSENT AND/OR NOT VOTING: None

The motion was approved.

Dr. Lanny Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer Richard Kelly, President

Franklin Parish School Board Franklin Parish School Board

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

CITY OF WINNSBORO

2019 DRAINAGE AND STREET IMPROVEMENTS

Separate sealed bids for the construction of 2019 Drainage and Street Improvements will be received by the City of Winnsboro, at the City Clerk’s Office located at 3814 Front Street, Winnsboro, LA 71295 until 2:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and then at said location publicly opened and read aloud.

If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the bid must be enclosed in another envelope addressed to the City of Winnsboro, 3814 Front Street, Winnsboro, LA 71295.

The Bidding Documents may be examined at the office of the Engineer:

MEYER, MEYER, LACROIX & HIXSON, INC.

TELEPHONE (318) 448-0888

100 ENGINEER PLACE

ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA 71303

Bidding documents on a USB flash drive may be obtained from the office of the Engineer at a cost per copy of $40.00, which represents the cost of reproduction and handling, and is nonrefundable. Any requests for bid documents must be accompanied by payment in full. Prime Bidders must obtain Bidding Documents from the Engineer. Bids received from Contractors utilizing any other Bidding Document source will be returned unopened.

Each bid must be accompanied by bid security made payable to Owner in an amount of 5 percent of bidder’s maximum bid price and in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or a bid bond. The successful bidder will be required to obtain a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond each in the amount of 100% of the contract amount. All bonds shall be executed by such sureties as are named in U.S. Department of the Treasury Circular 570. A bond signed by an agent or attorney-in-fact must be accompanied by a certified copy of that individual’s authority to bind the surety.

Bidders may not withdraw their bid within forty-five (45) days after the actual date of opening thereof. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause in accordance with Louisiana R.S. 38:2214B.

Date:February 26, 2019

/s/ Honorable John “Sonny” Dumas, Mayor

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STATE OF LOUISIANA

PARISH OF FRANKLIN

FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT

SUCCESSION OF

JAMES L. SPENCE JR.

PROBATE NO. 45,890A

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that Kathryn Grace Spence, the duly appointed, qualified, and acting Administratrix of the Succession of James L. Spence Jr., has petitioned this Court for authority to sell at private sale AS IS without warranty to its condition for the price of $150,000.00 cash, the following described property situated in the Parish of Franklin, State of Louisiana, to-wit:

A certain tract or parcel of land situated in the North Half of Southeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter (N 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4) Section 4, Township 13 North, Range 6 East, Franklin Parish, Louisiana described as follows:

Beginning at the Northwest corner of said North Half of Southeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter (N 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4); thence in an Easterly direction along the North boundary of said North Half of Southeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter (N 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4) a distance of 396 feet; thence in a Southerly direction parallel to the West Boundary of said Southeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4 of SE 1/4) a distance of 660 feet, more or less to the South boundary of said North Half of Southeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter (N 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4), thence in a Westerly direction along the South boundary of said North Half of Southeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter (N 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4) a distance of 396 feet, more or less to the Southwest corner of said North Half of Southeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter (N 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4); thence in a northerly direction along the West boundary of said Southeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4 of SE 1/4) a distance of 660 feet, more or less to POINT OF BEGINNING, containing six (6) acres, more or less.

The property is sold “AS IS” waving all right of redhibition.

Notice is hereby given to al those whom it may concern that they are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such course and proposed sale seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from the date whereon the last publication of this notice appears.

By Order of the Fifth Judicial District Court on this, the 19th day of March, 2019.

Ann Johnson

Clerk

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VILLAGE OF GILBERT

REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES

APRIL 11, 2019

The Village of Gilbert Mayor and Board of Alderman met in regular session on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gilbert City Hall.

Those present were as follows: Mayor Mike Stephens, Clerk Diane Parker, Aldermen Christine Ezell, Susan Britt and Randy Lloyd.

Also present was Wesley Ezell, Melanie Keyes and guest. Absent was Bill McLemore.

CALL TO ORDER:

Mayor Stephens called the meeting to order. Mayor Stephens led in opening prayer. Diane Parker led in the pledge of allegiance.

MINUTES:

Motion made by Christine Ezell, seconded by Susan Britt to accept the March minutes as presented. Motion carried.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS:

Motion made by Randy Lloyd, seconded by Christine Ezell to accept March financial documents. Motion carried.

PAY MONTHLY BILLS:

Motion made by Susan Britt, seconded by Christine Ezell to pay the monthly bills. Motion carried.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

No report given.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Chief Wesley Ezell gave monthly report. Discussion being held on new lease on the radar and fixing lights on police car. Motion made by Susan Britt, seconded by Christine Ezell to sign new lease on the radar. Motion carried. Motion made by Christine Ezell, seconded by Randy Lloyd to fix lighting on the police car. MOtion carried.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

Mayor Stephens gave the monthly report for the public works department.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION:

None available.

NEW BUSINESS:

ADOPT RESOLUTION ON LPDES:

Discussion was held. Motion made by Randy Lloyd, seconded by Susan Britt to adopt the resolution on the La. Pollution Discharge Elimination System. Motion carried.

DISCUSS WATER & SEWER RATES:

Discussion was held on raising water and sewer rates.

DISCUSS LMA CONVENTION (AUG. 1, 2 , 3) IN MONROE:

Discussion was held.

TIER III FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

Discussion was held that all financial disclosure is due by May 15, 2019.

DISCUSS FLOWER BED BY SIGN:

Mayor Stephens and the council want to give a big Thank You to Mrs. Heather Carroll for volunteering her time and services for landscaping of the flower bed and sprinkler system by our Village of Gilbert sign, we really appreciate you.

OLD BUSINESS:

DISCUSS DOG ISSUES:

Discussion was held on dogs running loose in town. The ordinance states all dog owners must have dogs on a leash at all times when outside, in a pen with concrete floor and any dogs over twenty-five pounds, all pit bulls, German Sheppard and other large dogs have to be in a pen and on a chain in pen. Any citizen in violation of this ordinance will be given a citation starting immediately. If dogs are being fed and watered at your house it’s considered your dog.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Stephens stated we will be adding safety lock on doors at city hall for safety of our employees.

ADJOURNMENT:

Randy Lloyd made motion to adjourn. Christine Ezell seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Mike Stephens, Mayor

Diane Parker, LMMC

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NOTICE

I, Jamie Johnson (#502419), have applied for clemency for my conviction of Manslaughter. If you have any comments, contact the

Board of Pardons (225)342-5421.

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