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Town of Stonewall

 

September 12, 2023

TOWN OF STONEWALL - COUNCIL MEETING
1746 US HIGHWAY 171, STONEWALL, LOUISIANA 71078:
SEPTEMBER 12, 2023, 6:30 P.M.

 

The Stonewall Town Council met during a regular session with 9 visitors. A roll call was taken, Council Members present were Brandon Garsee, Margaret Dickerson, Eric Runge, and Don Crosslin. Mayor Ken Kaffka was also present. Council Member Robert Baker was absent. Prayer was led by Council Member Margaret Dickerson. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Don Crosslin.

ADDITION/DELETION:

PUBLIC COMMENT:

MINUTES: Motion to approve August 8th, 2023, regular meeting minutes and August 22nd, 2023, special meeting minutes was made by Council Member Brandon Garsee with the correction of Resolution Number 2023-117 being changed to 2023-118 and remove John from the motion to adjourn, seconded by Council Member Eric Runge. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

REPORTS

(a) ROADS: None.

(b) BUDGET COMPARISON: Budget Comparison for July 1, 2023, through August 31, 2023, was reviewed and discussed. Council Member Margaret Dickerson 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: None.

(f) REIMBURSEMENT: None.

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS:

a) Approve Audit & Agreed-upon procedures engagement letters with Dees Gardner, CPA. 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.

b) Introduction of Ordinance Number 137-2023: THIS ORDINANCE AMENDS ORDINANCE NUMBER 91-2018: AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE RELATIVE TO MUNICIPAL EMPLOYMENT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. The title was read for introduction by Mayor Kaffka. Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to introduce, seconded by Council Member Don Crosslin. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

(c) Recommend approving payment to the Evans’ to purchase Stanley Road right-of-way and to relocate their fence. Discussion followed. Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to approve the purchase of the right-of-way and to relocate their fence, seconded by Council Member Eric Runge. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

(d) Recommend approving Resolution Number 2023-119: A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN A COOPERATIVE ENDEAVOR AGREEMENT WITH THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY AND THE STATE OF LOUISIANA TO RECEIVE FUNDS FROM ACT 397 of 2023 REGULAR LEGISLATIVE SESSION - STATE AID TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES STATE GENERAL FUND DIRECT. Discussion followed. Council Member Eric Runge made a motion to approve the mayor to sign, seconded by Council Member Margaret Dickerson. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

(e) Request approval for a special event at the community park – NDHS Students Fun Event for Homecoming. Discussion followed. Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to approve the special event, seconded by Council Member Don Crosslin. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

 

Council Member Brandon Garsee made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Council Member Don Crosslin. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSENT. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned: 6:47 pm

 

Signature on File                                              Signature on File                     

Ken Kaffka, Mayor                                           Shree’ Young, Town Clerk