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Town of Stonewall

 

August 8, 2023

TOWN OF STONEWALL - COUNCIL MEETING
1746 US HIGHWAY 171, STONEWALL, LOUISIANA 71078: AUGUST 08, 2023, 6:30 P.M.
 

The Stonewall Town Council met during a regular session with 2 visitors. A roll call was taken, Council Members present were Brandon Garsee, Margaret Dickerson, Eric Runge, Don Crosslin, and Robert Baker. Mayor Ken Kaffka was also present. Prayer was led by Council Member Eric Runge. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Brandon Garsee.

ADDITION/DELETION: Amend agenda to reword New Business: A) to read: Authorize the Mayor to sign a CEA with Chesapeake and M&M Builders to make repairs to Rambin Road. A roll call vote was taken with 5 Yeas, 0 Nays, 0 Absent. Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Billy Curtis requested that the bathrooms be opened earlier for the early walkers. Tim Pruitt introduced himself to the board as a candidate for the 7th District State Representative.

MINUTES: Motion to approve July 11th, 2023, regular meeting minutes and adoption was made by Council Member Margaret Dickerson and seconded by Council Member Robert Baker. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 0 ABSENT. Motion carried.

 

REPORTS

(a) ROADS: None.

(b) BUDGET COMPARISON: Budget Comparison for July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, & July 1, 2023, through July 31, 2023, was reviewed and discussed. Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to accept as printed, seconded by Council Member Robert Baker. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 0 ABSENT. Motion carried.

(c) OTHER: None.

(d) GRANTS: None.

(e) PARK: Mayor Kaffka mentioned that the is looking at putting a cover over the swing set at the park.

(f) REIMBURSEMENT:

a) Kimberley Atkins reservation fee reimbursement. Discussion followed. Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to approve the reimbursement, seconded by Council Member Eric Runge. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 0 ABSENT. Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS:

a) Authorize the Mayor to sign a CEA with Chesapeake and M&M Builders to make repairs to Rambin Road. Discussion followed. Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to approve, seconded by Council Member Rob Baker. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 0 ABSENT. Motion carried.

b) Recommend approving payment to Mr. Barnes & Ms. McCollough to purchase Stanley Road right-of-way. Discussion followed. Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to approve, seconded by Council Member Eric Runge. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 0 ABSENT. Motion carried.

c) Recommend approving payment to Mr. & Mrs. Stanley to purchase Stanley Road right-of-way. Council Member Robert Baker made a motion to approve, seconded by Council Member Margaret Dickerson. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 0 ABSENT. Motion carried.

d) Recommend approving Resolution Number 2023-117: LAMATS ADMINISTERED COOPERATIVE PURCHASING JOINT COMMISSION (LACPC) AND TO APPOINT REPRESENTATIVE. Discussion followed. Council Member Robert Baker made a motion to approve and appoint Shree Young, Town Clerk as the representative, seconded by Council Member Eric Runge. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 0 ABSENT. Motion carried.

e) Recommend approving Shree’ Young, Town Clerk, to attend the 47th Annual Louisiana Municipal Clerks Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana October 22, 2023, through October 27th, 2023. Discussion followed. Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to approve, seconded by Council Member Eric Runge. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 0 ABSENT. Motion carried.

f) Introduction of Ordinance Number 136-2023: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023 FOR THE TOWN OF STONEWALL, DESOTO PARISH, LOUISIANA. Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to introduce, seconded by Council Member Robert Baker. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 0 ABSENT. Motion carried.

 

Council Member John Robert Baker made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Council Member Eric Runge. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 0 ABSENT. Motion carried.

 

Meeting adjourned: 6:52 pm

 

Signature on File                                              Signature on File                     

Ken Kaffka, Mayor                                           Shree’ Young, Town Clerk