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Town of Stonewall

 

June 13, 2023

TOWN OF STONEWALL - COUNCIL MEETING
1746 US HIGHWAY 171, STONEWALL, LOUISIANA 71078: JUNE 13, 2023, 6:30 P.M.

 

The Stonewall Town Council met during a regular session with 5 visitors. A roll call was taken, Council Members present were Brandon Garsee, Eric Runge, Don Crosslin, and Robert Baker. Council Member Margaret Dickerson was absent. Mayor Ken Kaffka was also present. Prayer was led by Council Member Eric Robert Baker. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Eric Runge.

ADDITION/DELETION: None.

PUBLIC COMMENT: None.

MINUTES: Motion to approve May 9th, 2023, regular meeting and May 23rd, 2023 special meeting minutes and adoption was made by Council Member Robert Baker and seconded by Council Member Brandon Garsee. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

REPORTS

(a) ROADS: Mayor Kaffka stated that the road repairs have been completed but still need to put rip-rap out at the new Stonewall-Preston culverts and the project will be finished.

(b) BUDGET COMPARISON: Budget Comparison for July 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023, was reviewed and discussed. Council Member Robert Baker made a motion to accept as printed, seconded by Council Member Brandon Garsee. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

(c) OTHER: None.

(d) GRANTS: None.

(e) PARK: Mayor Kaffka mentioned that the playground equipment has been installed but is missing some steps that are on backorder and should be here in a couple of weeks. He also stated that the playground equipment needed to be closed for 2 weeks until it sets.

(f) REIMBURSEMENT: None.

OLD BUSINESS:

(a) Recommend the adoption of Ordinance Number 132-2023: AN ORDINANCE TO PRESENT AND ADOPT THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2023-2024. The title was read by Mayor Ken Kaffka. Council Member Robert Baker made a motion to adopt, seconded by Council Member Brandon Garsee. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

(b) Recommend the adoption of Ordinance Number 133-2023: AMENDMENT TO ZONING ORDINANCE 95-08 AND RESTATED ZONING ORDINANCE 92-2018: AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE LOT 3 & 4 OF GOLDSBY BUSINESS PARK AND A PORTION OF LOT 4 OF GEORGIE RUTH GOLDSBY ESTATE FROM RESIDENTIAL-AGRICULTURE DISTRICT TO COMMERCIAL SC DISTRICT. The title was read by Mayor Ken Kaffka. Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to adopt, seconded by Council Member Eric Runge. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

(c) Recommend the adoption of Ordinance Number 134-2023: AMENDMENT TO ZONING ORDINANCE 95-08 AND RESTATED ZONING ORDINANCE 92-2018: AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE 67.262 ACRES OF 145.971 ACRE TRACT FROM RESIDENTIAL-AGRICULTURE DISTRICT TO COMMERCIAL SC DISTRICT EXCLUDING THE FIRST 600 FEET (17.189 ACRES) FROM THE CENTERLINE OF HIGHWAY 3276. The title was read by Mayor Ken Kaffka. Council Member Robert Baker made a motion to adopt, seconded by Council Member Brandon Garsee. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

(a) Employee pay raises. Mayor Kaffka presented raises as follows: Barbara O’Brien $19.00, Michael Clark $16.50, & Rickey Taylor $15.50. Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to approve, seconded by Council Member Eric Runge. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

(b) Recommend approving the Enterprise and Interstate Progress as the official journal. Council Member Eric Runge made a motion to approve, seconded by Council Member Don Crosslin. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

(c) Recommend approving Mayor’s court & Council meeting day and time. Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to approve, seconded by Eric Runge. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

(d) Introduction of Ordinance Number 135-2023: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023 FOR THE TOWN OF STONEWALL, DESOTO PARISH, LOUISIANA. The Ordinance was presented by Mayor Ken Kaffka. Council Member Robert Baker made a motion to adopt, seconded by Council Member Eric Runge. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

(e) Recommend hiring a part/full-time employee. Mayor Kaffka presented Deeana Clark for the position of Assistant Clerk. Discussion followed. Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to approve, seconded by Council Member Eric Runge. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

 

Council Member Robert Baker made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Council Member Eric Runge. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

 

Meeting adjourned: 6:55 pm

 

Signature on File                                              Signature on File                     

Ken Kaffka, Mayor                                           Shree’ Young, Town Clerk