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Town of Farmerville
Regular Meeting
May 9, 2016
The Farmerville Town Council met in regular session at Farmerville Town Hall, located at 407 South Main Street, Farmerville, Louisiana, on May 9, 2016. The council members present were Mayor M. Stein Baughman, Jr., Aldermen Jerry Taylor, Lavelle Maine, Caroline Gatson, Wayne “Pone” Jones, and Gerome Nation.
The roll was called and with a quorum present Mayor Baughman called the meeting to order.
A public hearing was held to hear the views and opinions of citizens concerning the adoption of Ordinance No 03-16 pertaining to TIF District Boundaries and Ordinance No 04-16 pertaining to Surplus Property.
On motion by Taylor, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to add item 5 - Summer Workers to the agenda.
At this time Mayor Baughman offered the public the opportunity to voice their opinion on all agenda items.
On motion by Maine, seconded by Jones and unanimously approved to approve the minutes from the April 11, 2016, regular meeting.
On motion by Taylor, seconded by Maine and unanimously approved to approve the payables for April.
On motion by Jones, seconded by Taylor and unanimously approved to adopt Ordinance No 03-16 pertaining to TIF District Boundaries.
SUPPLEMENTAL ORDINANCE NO. 03-16
AN ORDINANCE SUPPLEMENTING ORDINANCE NO. 03-08 ADOPTED NOVEMBER 10, 2008, AS SUPPLEMENTED SEPTEMBER 9, 2013, BY THE TOWN OF FARMERVILLE, PARISH OF UNION CREATING THE FARMERVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AREA WITHIN THE TOWN OF FARMERVILLE, PARISH OF UNION, STATE OF LOUISIANA, AND FURTHER DESCRIBING THE BOUNDARIES THEREOF, AND PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN OTHER RELATED MATTERS, ALL IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 27, TITLE 33 OF THE LOUISIANA REVISED STATUTES OF 1950, AS AMENDED, LA. R.S. 33:9021, ET SEQ.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen (the “Governing Authority”) of the Town of Farmerville, Parish of Union, State of Louisiana (the “Town”), that:
WHEREAS, by Ordinance No. 03-08 adopted November 10, 2008 and supplemented by Ordinance No. 03-13 adopted September 9, 2013, by the Governing Authority of the Town (collectively, the “Prior Ordinance”), the Farmerville Economic Development Area (the “Area”) was established within the Town in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27 of Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, specifically La. R.S. 33:9021, et. seq. (the “Act”); and
WHEREAS, the Town has elected to carry out the purposes of the Act without the necessity of creating an economic development corporation as authorized under Section 9034 of the Act; and
WHEREAS, the Governing Authority of the Town now desires to amend the boundaries of the Area to include additional territory recently annexed into the Town as shown on Exhibit A attached hereto; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the requirements of Section 9023E of the Act, this Governing Authority issued and published a Notice of Public Hearing (the “Notice”) in The Farmerville Gazette, a newspaper of general circulation in, and the official journal of, the Parish of Union which was published on March 24, 2016, to notify the citizens and property owners of their inclusion within the Area; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Notice and in compliance with the requirements of the Act, the public hearing to consider the amended boundaries of the Area was duly convened and held by this Governing Authority on May 9, 2016, at which time the information concerning the proposed Area, together with comments, questions and/or objections related thereto, was presented and considered by this Governing Authority, all in accordance with the requirements of Section 9023E of the Act; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the Governing Authority, that:
SECTION 1. All of the aforedescribed “Whereas” clauses are adopted as part of this Ordinance.
SECTION 2. Boundaries. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, the revised boundaries of the Area are hereby accepted and approved, and there is hereby declared a need to include such territory within the Area which shall comprise and include all of the property situated within the described boundaries as shown on Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof.
SECTION 3. Direct Participation by Town. Pursuant to the provisions of La. R.S. 9034, the Board of Aldermen of the Town shall serve as the governing authority of the Area and the Board of Aldermen shall, without the necessity of creating an economic development corporation, have all the authority and power necessary in order to carry out and effectuate the purposes of the Act or take such action for which an economic development corporation would otherwise be authorized under the Act.
SECTION 4. Economic Development Plan. The economic development plan with respect to the Area shall be deemed amended to include the additional territory shown on Exhibit A
SECTION 5. Publication. A copy of this Ordinance shall be published in The Farmerville Gazette, the official journal of the Town of Farmerville, Parish of Union, State of Louisiana, as provided for by law.
SECTION 6. Except for the supplements to the Prior Ordinance set forth herein, the Prior Ordinance shall remain unchanged, and the Governing Authority hereby renews, reiterates and incorporates herein by reference each and every term and condition contained within the Prior Ordinance, as if such Prior Ordinance were copied herein in extenso.
SECTION 7. This Ordinance shall become effective upon signature of the Mayor.
The Ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote hereon was as follows:
YEAS: TAYLOR, MAINE, GATSON, JONES, NATION
NAYS: NONE
ABSTAIN: NONE
ABSENT: NONE
THUS DONE, adopted and signed on this the 9th day of May, 2016.
M. Stein Baughman, Mayor
ATTEST:
Gay Nell Pepper, CMC
06/23/16
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On motion by Nation, seconded by Taylor and unanimously approved to adopt Ordinance
No. 04-16 pertaining to surplus property.
ORDINANCE NO. 04-16
AN ORDINANCE DELCARING MOVABLE PROPERTY AS SURPLUS PROPERTY AND PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION BY PUBLIC SALE AND DESTRUCTION
WHEREAS, La. R.S. 33:4712 authorizes municipalities to sell property owned by municipalities and declare property as surplus property, and
WHEREAS, the TOWN OF FARMERVILLE has a number of items of movable property which it has replaced with new items and are no longer useful to the TOWN OF FARMERVILLE, therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED that the TOWN OF FARMERVILLE, hereby declares that the following movables to be surplus property and does hereby authorize the advertising of said items for sale at a public auction, to be held at the Town Hall on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., and said property to be sold for not less than the minimum bid listed, to-wit:
Description
Ref # Serial Number Mileage Minimum Bid
2001 Ford Crown Vic 24FAFP71W81X143529 137647 $500.00
2000 Ford Crown Vic 252FAFP71W5YX104827 136123 $500.00
2005 Ford Crown Vic 632FAFP71W05X156636 153161 $200.00
2003 Ford Crown Vic 66 2FAFP71WX3X1970 890857 $200.00
2001 Mack CB 761M2K195C41M01811 303532 $ 500.00
2002 Ford Truck (Wrecked) 581FTRF17W12KC51137 N/A $25.00
1985 Suburban 41G8GC26MFF182208 130500 Donation
1968 American LaFrance 9711096 34617 Donation
1951 American LaFrance 6L4268 $ 500.00
1990 Ford CB 122FDLF47M1LCB18997 21618 $2,000.00
1999 Fruehauf Dump Trailer 1JJU243F27S68 78095 $5,000.00
Emgloo Air Compresser 1010131251 $20.00
Emgloo Air Compressor 1010063821 $20.00
Apex High Flow Water Pump 0960H0507125 $50.00
Porta Power Lot $20.00
Warn Winch 685753 $75.00
Apex Generator Deisel ADG01265 $150.00
Apex Gas Air Compressor ACC01039 $150.00
Hurst Hose Reel 699402 Donation
Hurst Power Unit 347RU32 Donation
Fish Cooke $25.00
Rigid Power Vise $25.00
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that if any provision or item of this Ordinance or the application thereof is held invalid, such invalidity shall not effect other provisions, items or applications of this Ordinance which can be given affect without the invalid provisions, items or applications and to this end the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared severable
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that all Ordinances or parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
Introduced the 11th day of April, 2016.
After reading of the above, section by section, the vote was as follows, to-wit:
YEAS: TAYLOR, MAINE, GATSON, JONES. NATION
NAYS: NONE
ABSENT: NONE
ABSTAIN: NONE
The ordinance was declared adopted this 9th day of May, 2016.
/s/ GAY NELL PEPPER, CMC /s/ STEIN BAUGHMAN JR.
TOWN CLERK MAYOR
On motion by Jones, seconded by Nation and unanimously approved to authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documents pertaining to our Downtown Sidewalk Project.
On motion by Jones, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to approve the request from the Zoning Commission to change the zoning classification of property beloning to Linda Albritton, located at 9435B Hwy 33 South to B1.
On motion by Nation, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to allow each council member to hire two summers workers for our summer worker program this year.
There being no further business to come before the council, Mayor Baughman declared this meeting adjourned this the 9th day of May, 2016. Upon motion by Maine, seconded by Taylor.
Gay Nell Pepper, Town Clerk
M. Stein Baughman, Mayor
6/23/16
Notice of Public Hearing
The Farmerville Town Council will hold a public hearing on June 27, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., at Farmerville Town Hall located at 407 South Washington Street, to hear the views and opinions of citizens concerning the adoption of the 2016/2017 budget. The proposed budget is as follows:
TOWN OF FARMERVILLE
2016/2017 PROPOSED BUDGET
GENERAL FUND REVENUES
General & Administrative .....................................$794,300.00
Sanitation.............................................................$470,000.00
TOTAL REVENUE ............................................$1,264,300.00
EXPENSES
Administrative Payroll and Payroll Expenses ......$289,490.00
Other Expenses Administrative ...........................$469,600.00
Sanitation Payroll and Payroll Expenses .............$423,110.00
Other Expenses Sanitation ....................................$80,000.00
TOTAL EXPENSES .........................................$ 1,262,200.00
NET INCOME GENERAL FUND .............................$2,100.00
SALES TAX DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES .........................................$ 1,031,060.00
EXPENSES
Administrative Payroll and Payroll Expenses ......$126,100.00
Other Expenses Administrative ...........................$329,100.00
Streets Payroll and Payroll Expenses .................$318,100.00
TOTAL EXPENSES ..........................................$1,111,100.00
NET INCOME SALES TAX ....................................$19,960.00
SALES BOND >RECREATION=
TOTAL REVENUES .............................................$531,500.00
EXPENSES
Payroll and Payroll Expenses ..............................$194,040.00
Other Expenses ...................................................$335,050.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES ....................................$529,090.00
NET INCOME SALES BOND.................................. $2,410.00
WATER DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUE ............................................$1,469,100.00
EXPENSES
Payroll and Payroll Expenses ..............................$505,000.00
Other Expenses ...................................................$907,400.00
TOTAL EXPENSES ..........................................$1,412,400.00
NET INCOME WATER .........................................$ 56,700.00
SEWER DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUE ...............................................$445,500.00
EXPENSES
Payroll and Payroll Expenses ..............................$132,650.00
Other Expenses ...................................................$270,872.50
TOTAL EXPENSES .............................................$403,522.50
NET INCOME SEWER...........................................$41,977.50
FIRE DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES .............................................$812,000.00
EXPENSES
Payroll and Payroll Expenses ..............................$166,100.00
Other Expenses ...................................................$642,700.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES ....................................$808,800.00
NET INCOME FIRE DEPARTMENT .......................$3,200.00
POLICE DEPARTMENT
REVENUES
TOTAL REVENUES .............................................$972,800.00
EXPENSES
Other expenses ...................................................$159,250.00
TOTAL EXPENSES .............................................$968,050.00
NET INCOME POLICE DEPARTMENT $..................4,750.00
TOTAL BUDGETED REVENUES .....................$6,626,260.00
TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES ............$6,495,162.50
TOTAL NET INCOME ..........................................$131,097.50
6/23/16
SHERIFF’S SALE
Third District Court
Parish of Union
State of Louisiana
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Vs. C.D. 47148
MELISSA RENEE AVANT
A/K/A MELISSA ELDRIDGE
AVANT WIFE OF/AND JAMES
MICHAEL AVANT
By virtue of a WRIT OF
SEIZURE AND SALE issued
out of the Third District Court,
in and for the Parish of Union,
State of Louisiana, in the
above styled and numbered
cause and to me directed
as Sheriff of Union Parish, I
have seized and taken into
my possession and will offer
for sale at public auction in
the lobby of the Union Parish
Sheriff’s Complex at 710
Holder Road in the Town of
Farmerville, Louisiana, within
legal hours of sale, on June 29,
2016, the following described
property, to-wit:
A TRACT OR PARCEL OF
LAND, situated in the NE/4
of the SW/4 of Section 29,
Township 19 North, Range 2
East, Union Parish, Louisiana,
described as beginning at the
Northwest corner of that certain
tract sold to Carlos C. Barkley,
as per deed recorded in
Conveyance Book 197, page
174, which starting point is 170
yards West of the Northeast
corner of said NE/4 of SW/4
of Section 29, Township 19
North, Range 2 East, thence
run West a distance of 20 yards
to the Point of Beginning. From
said Point of Beginning, run
West a distance of 80 yards,
thence run South a distance
of 110 yards to the North side
of the Point Wilhite Highway;
thence run in a Northeasterly
direction along the North side
of said Point-Wilhite Highway
to a point due South of the
starting point, thence run
North to the Point of Beginning,
containing 1.37 acres, more
or less. Said property being
more particularly described
as follows:
Beginning at a ½ inch iron
pipe set by Don W. Antley,
R.L.S., marking the Northeast
corner of the NE/4 of the SW/4
of Section 29, Township 19
North, Range 2 East, Union
Parish, thence run North
89 degrees 58 minutes 11
seconds West a distance of
570 feet to a 1/2 inch iron
pipe for the Point of Beginning.
From said Point of Beginning
continue North 89 degrees 58
minutes 11 seconds West a
distance of 240 feet and to a
1/2 inch iron pipe, thence run
South 291.04 feet to the North
right of way line of Louisiana
Highway 552 and to a 1/2 inch
iron pipe, thence run North
70 degrees 32 minutes 41
seconds East along said North
right of way line a distance of
254.54 feet and to a 1/2 inch
iron pipe, thence run North
206.14 feet and to the Point
of Beginning, containing 1.37
acres more or less.
Which has the address of
4146 Hwy. 552, Downsville,
LA 71234
Seized as the property of
the defendant and will be
sold to satisfy said WRIT OF
SEIZURE AND SALE and
all costs.
Terms of sale: Cash to
the last and highest bidder,
WITHOUT the benefit of appraisement.
DUSTY J. GATES
Sheriff
05/26/16, 06/23/16
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Notice to Bidders
The Union Parish Police
Jury will receive bids for the
purchase of 6 (six) months
supply of AC-10 Asphalt, MC-
30 Prime, Asphalt Emulsion
Prime (AEP) and CRS-2 Prime
beginning July 1st, 2016 and
ending December 31st, 2016.
Bids shall include delivery to
various sites in Union Parish
and the trucks to remain on job
until transport load is unloaded
and applied to road without
demurrage charge. Orders
will be placed for a transport
load. Less than truck load
quantities will be picked up
by our distributor truck at your
source of supply. Bids will be
received at the Union Parish
Police Jury Office, 303 East
Water Street, Farmerville, LA
71241 until 1:30 p.m. C.S.T.
on Monday, June 27th 2016,
at which time said bids shall
be publicly opened and read
aloud. The jury reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
Specify bid type on bottom left
of the envelope.
Charles Sawyer, President
Union Parish Police Jury
6/16/16, 6/23/16
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The Union Parish Police
Jury will receive bids for the
purchase of a 6 (six) month
supply of Cold Mix (Colay)
and Hot Mix beginning July 1st,
2016 and ending December
31st, 2016.
Prices shall be quoted F.O.B.
your plant loaded on our
trucks. Prices may be quoted
on both or only one of the
items. Bids will be received at
the Union Parish Police Jury
Office, 303 East Water Street,
Farmerville, LA 71241 until
1:30 p.m. C.S.T. on Monday,
June 27th, 2016 at which time
said bids shall be publicly
opened and read aloud. The
jury reserves the right to reject
any or all bids. Specify bid type
on bottom left of the envelope.
Charles Sawyer, President
Union Parish Police Jury
6/16/16, 6/23/16
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Notice to Bidders
The Union Parish Police
Jury will receive bids for the
purchase of a 6 (six) month
supply of culverts beginning
July 1st, 2016 and ending December
31st, 2016. Bids will be
received at the Union Parish
Police Jury Office, 303 East
Water Street, Farmerville, LA
71241 until 1:30 p.m. C.S.T.
on Monday, June 27th 2016,
at which time said bids shall
be publicly opened and read
aloud. The jury reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
Specify bid type on bottom left
of the envelope.
Charles Sawyer, President
Union Parish Police Jury
6/16/16, 6/23/16
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Notice to Bidders
The Union Parish Police
Jury will receive bids for the
purchase of 6 (six) month
supply of gasoline and diesel
beginning July 1, 2016 and
ending December 31, 2016
to be delivered to four (4)
locations: two (2) District
Maintenance locations, one
(1) Parish Maintenance Shop
and the Sanitary Landfill. Suppliers
will place gasoline and
diesel into tanks furnished by
the parish. Specifications for
bid and applicable bid form are
to be obtained from the Union
Parish Police Jury Office at the
following address. Bids will be
received at the Union Parish
Police Jury Office, 303 East
Water Street, Farmerville, LA
71241 until 1:30 p.m. C.S.T.
on Monday, June 27th, 2016
at which time said bids shall
be publicly opened and read
aloud. The jury reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
Specify bid type on bottom left
of the envelope.
Charles Sawyer, President
Union Parish Police Jury
6/16/16 6/23/16
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MINIMUM
SPECIFICATIONS FOR
PROVIDING FUEL TO
UNION PARISH POLICE
JURY
GASOLINE/ FUEL:
Regular gasoline
Plus gasoline
Premium gasoline
Ultra-Low sulfur diesel fuel
Regular No. 2 grade diesel
fuel (off road use)
OCTANE RATINGS:
Regular gasoline must have
a minimum octane rating of 87.
Plus gasoline must have a
minimum octane rating of 89.
Premium gasoline must have
a minimum octane rating of 92.
The ratings are to be the average
of the Research Method
and Motor Method.
BID PRICING:
The base price to be paid
will be the average price in
the OPIS index on the weekly
Pad 3 OPIS Report for any
Louisiana terminal, plus a
markup per gallon to include
any and all charges applicable
except .20 per gallon State
Gasoline Tax. Federal and
other taxes from which the
Parish is exempt will not be
charged and successful bidder
will file for
these exemptions.
LOCATION:
Successful bidder will deliver
gasoline and/or diesel to four
sites as needed by the Union
Parish Police Jury. The
sites are:
Parish Maintenance Shop in
Farmerville, LA
Sanitary Landfill in Farmerville,
LA
District Maintenance Shop in
Spearsville, LA
District Maintenance Shop in
Marion, LA
INVOICING:
Successful bidder will invoice
Union Parish Police Jury for
gasoline and/or diesel fuel
purchased. Invoices must
include documentation showing
the average price in the
OPIS index on the weekly
Pad 3 OPIS Report for the
applicable Louisiana terminal,
plus a markup per gallon to
include any and all charges
applicable.
CONTRACT PERIOD:
For the period of SIX (6)
months to begin July 1st , 2016
through December 31st , 2016.
BIDDER INFORMATION:
All bids must be submitted on
the form furnished and must
be filled out in ink or typewritten
and must be signed in
ink. Each change or correction
must be clearly marked
and initialed by Bidder’s
authorized representative.
Failure to comply with these
requirements may cause
your bid to be disqualified.
Bids shall be submitted in
a sealed envelope labeled
“GASOLINE/DIESEL FUEL
BID” and returned before the
time set for receiving bids.
Bids received after the time
set will not be opened.
Each bidder must complete
the bid form, which
includes:
Which terminal that the bidder
uses the average price in
the OPIS index on the weekly
Pad 3 OPIS Report for the
week specified on bid form
markup per gallon to include
any and all charges applicable
sign the bid.
The Union Parish Police Jury
reserves the right to reject any
or all bids for just cause.
QUANTITIES:
No specific quantities are
guaranteed. Only such quantities
of gasoline and diesel fuel
as needed by the Union Parish
Police Jury during the contractual
period will be ordered.
DELIVERIES:
Orders of the Union Parish
Police Jury for gasoline and/
or diesel fuel must be delivered
within 30 hours after placement
of order. If at any time
the order is not delivered within
this timeframe, the Union Parish
Police Jury reserves the
right to cancel the contract
without further notice.
TESTING:
If at any time a sample of
fuel fails to meet the required
octane rating the Union Parish
Police Jury reserves the right
to cancel the contract without
further notice.
Federal Excise Tax Blanket
Exemption Certificate for Exclusive
use by State or local
government to be provided by
successful bidder.
6/16/16 6/23/16
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Notice to Bidders
The Union Parish Police
Jury will receive bids for the
purchase of a 6 (six) month
supply of concrete, N-12 and
N-12HC polyethylene pipe,
beginning July 1st, 2016 and
ending December 31st, 2016.
N-12 and N-12HC polyethylene
pipe dual wall shall be
quoted on sizes 12” to 60”.
N-12 and N-12HC must meet
AASHTOM-252 and AASHTOM-
294. Concrete culvert
shall be quoted on sizes 12”
thru 18” and shall meet the
ASTMC76C111. Bids will be
received at the Union Parish
Police Jury Office, 303 East
Water Street, Farmerville, LA
71241 until 1:30 p.m. C.S.T.
on Monday, June 27th 2016
at which time said bids shall
be publicly opened and read
aloud. The jury reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
Specify bid type on bottom left
of the envelope.
Charles Sawyer, President
Union Parish Police Jury
6/16/16, 6/23/16
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Notice to Bidders
The Union Parish Police
Jury will receive bids for the
purchase of a six month
supply of road materials
beginning July 1st, 2016 and
ending December 31st, 2016.
Prices may be quoted on one
item or all the road materials.
Crushed granite rock must
meet the published source of
approval by the LA Dept. of
Transportation. Bids shall be
quoted loaded on our trucks
at your pit or other designated
trucks to be hauled to various
sites in the parish top stock
pile. The Jury will take into consideration
the length of haul to
certain areas of the parish and
will buy from the lowest vendor
taking into consideration the
cost of hauling. Bids will be
received at the Union Parish
Police Jury Office, 303 East
Water Street, Farmerville, LA
71241 until 1:30 p.m. C.S.T.
on Monday, June 27th 2016
at which time said bids shall
be publicly opened and read
aloud. The jury reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
Specify bid type on bottom left
of the envelope.
Charles Sawyer, President
Union Parish Police Jury
6/16/16, 6/23/16
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The Union Parish Police
Jury will receive bids for the
purchase of a six (6) month
supply of sand beginning
July 1st, 2016 and ending
December 31st, 2016. Prices
shall be quoted in the following
manners: 1) F.O.B. your
plant loaded on our trucks,
2) delivered to Union Parish
Landfill. Specifications for
sand may be obtained from
the Union Parish Police Jury
Landfill. Bids will be received
at the Union Parish Police Jury
Office, 303 East Water Street,
Farmerville, LA 71241 until
1:30 p.m. C.S.T. on Monday,
June 27, 2016, at which time
said bids shall be publicly
opened and read aloud. The
jury reserves the right to reject
any or all bids. Specify bid type
on bottom left of the envelope.
Charles Sawyer, President
Union Parish Police Jury
6/16/16 6/23/16
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Notice to Bidders
The Union Parish Police
Jury will receive bids for the
purchase of a 6 (six) months
supply of asphalt coated lock
seam (spiral) metal culverts
to meet specifications as
required by the Louisiana
Department of Transportation
and Development beginning
July 1st, 2016 and ending
December 31st, 2016. Metal
culverts shall be quoted ½ x
2 2/3 lock seam on sizes 12”
to 54”. On sizes 12” to 24” we
request 16 gauges metal and
30” thru 96” shall be quoted 3”
x 1” locked seam (spiral) with
14 gauge metal. Bids will be
received at the Union Parish
Police Jury Office, 303 East
Water Street, Farmerville, LA
71241 until 1:30 p.m. C.S.T.
on Monday, June 27th 2016,
at which time said bids shall
be publicly opened and read
aloud. The jury reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
Specify bid type on bottom left
of the envelope.
Charles Sawyer, President
Union Parish Police Jury
6/16/16, 6/23/16
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
BIDS
The Northeast Union Fire
District is currently seeking
sealed bid proposals for the
purchase of one(1) Class
A type fire engine with a
compressed air foam system
built in with the unit. The fire
district has established a set
of minimum set of bid requirements
for the buildup of this fire
unit. Those vendors seeking to
secure a set of the specifications
that have been set forth
need to contact the district
fire chief, Virgil Brantley, at
318-548-9248.
Vendors wishing to submit
a proposal shall mail the bid
packets to the fire district at
P.O. Box 315, Marion, LA,
71260. The only acceptable
courier for this bid process
will be the United States
Postal Service. Bids received
from any other method will
be refused and returned to
sender. The outside of the
mailing envelope shall be
clearly marked “Do Not Open,
Bid For Class A Engine”.
Proposals shall be received
by the fire district through the
close of postal business on
July 1, 2016. Any bid packets
received after this date shall be
returned to sender and marked
“UNREAD”.
All bid packets that are sent to
this fire district will be opened
and read aloud on Monday,
July 11, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at
2252 Hwy 143, Marion, LA.
The Northeast Union Fire
District reserves the right to
reject all bid proposals.
6/16/16
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Farmerville Town Council
Special Meeting
May 24, 2016
The Farmerville Town Council
met in special session on
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at
5:00 p.m. The meeting was
called to order by Mayor Stein
Baughman, Jr. The invocation
was given by councilman Jerry
Taylor. Mayor Baughman then
led the group in the Pledge
of Alligiance. The roll was
taken with all council members
present.
At this time Mayor Baughman
allowed all citizens to voice
their opinion on all agenda
items.
The first item on the agenda
was selecting an Engineer for
the FEMA program. Councilman
Jerry Taylor made a
motion to accept Meyer,
Meyer, LaCroix & Hixon as
the engineer for the FEMA
program. Councilman Maine
seconded the motion and the
council voted unanimously to
approve them.
The last item on the agenda
was Resolution No. 04-16
(Sidewalk Grant). Mayor Protem
Gerome Nation made the
motion to adopt this resolution,
seconded by councilwoman
Caroline Gatson. All voted
unanimously to adopt Resolution
No. 04-16.
RESOLUTION 04-16
WHEREAS, the Town of
Farmerville has a need for improvements
to our downtown
sidwalks, and;
WHEREAS, the Town of
Farmerville applied for and
was approved for a “Downtown
Sidewalk Improvement”
grant through the State of
Louisiana Department of
Transportation and Development,
appropriated through
its Highway Trust Fund, and;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED, that the Board
of Aldermen of the Town of
Farmerville, authorizes the
Mayor to execute an agreement
and all necessary
documents to effectuate the
requirements set forth in the
agreement with the State of
Louisiana, Department of
Transportation and Development,
pertaining to State Project
No. H.011770 and Federal
Aid Project No. H011770.
Adopted by the Town of
Farmerville, State of Louisiana,
on the 24th day of
May, 2016.
Council member Jerry Taylor
made a motion to adjourn with
mayor protem Gerome Nation
seconded the motion. All voted
in favor of adjourning.
Velvet Roberts, Deputy
Town Clerk
M. Stein Baughman, Jr,
Mayor
6/23/16
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SHERIFF’S SALE
Third District Court
Parish of Union
State of Louisiana
MARION STATE BANK
Vs. C.D. 46988
SHONDA LYNN BRANTLEY
& TONY ALLEN MCKINNIE
By virtue of a WRIT OF FIFA
issued out of the Third District
Court, in and for the Parish
of Union, State of Louisiana,
in the above styled and
numbered cause and to me
directed as Sheriff of Union
Parish, I have seized and
taken into my possession and
will offer for sale at public auction
in the lobby of the Union
Parish Sheriff’s Complex at
710 Holder Road in the Town of
Farmerville, Louisiana, within
legal hours of sale on July 06,
2016, the following described
property, to-wit:
2013 CANA ORV 4W 3JBKXUP12DJ001541
Seized as the property of the
defendant and will be sold to
satisfy said WRIT OF FIFA
and all costs.
Terms of sale: Cash to the
last and highest bidder, WITH
the benefit of appraisement.
DUSTY J. GATES, Sheriff
06/23/16
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REGULAR MEETING,
UNION PARISH
SCHOOL BOARD
June 13, 2016
The Union Parish School
Board met in Regular Session
at the Union Parish School
Board Office in Farmerville,
Louisiana, on Monday, June
13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Members
were present as follows:
Mr. Danny Smith, Mr. Tommy
Bennett, Mrs. Judy Mabry,
Mrs. Shannon Barkley, Mr.
John Ellis, Mrs. Sharon Stewart,
Mrs. Challana Dean, and
Mr. Clyde Hays. Absent from
the meeting was Mr. Robert
C. James, Jr.
President James called the
meeting to order and Mr. Ellis
gave the invocation.
A motion was made by Mr.
Smith, seconded by Mr. Hays,
for the Board to amend the
agenda by removing VII. B.
Leasing Bernice School Football
Field to D’Arbonne Woods
Charter School for Two Years.
Vice-President Barkley called
for a roll call vote, and the vote
was as follows:
Yeas: Mr. Smith, Mr.
Bennett, Mrs. Mabry, Mrs.
Barkley, Mr. Ellis, Mrs. Stewart,
Mrs. Dean, Mr. Hays
Nays: None
Absent: Mr. James
On motion by Mr. Ellis, seconded
by Mrs. Stewart, the
Board approved the agenda
as amended.
On motion by Mr. Hays,
seconded by Mrs. Dean, the
Board approved the minutes
for the May 9, 2016 Regular
Board Meeting as printed.
Scott Walker, with Taylor
and Sons Insurance Agency,
presented a special engraved
award to Melinda Smith, Social
Studies Teacher at the Union
Parish Sixth Grade Center as
Employee of the Month for the
month of May, 2016.
The Board was informed
that groundbreaking for the
new Union Parish Middle/
High School will be held at the
building site at 1206 Marion
Highway, Tuesday, July 5,
2016 at 5:00 p.m. Board members
will be provided shovels
for the ceremony. The public
is invited to attend.
Volkert staff reported to the
Board on the district’s capital
projects resulting from the May
3, 2014 election.
Andy Allred, Principal at
Union Parish Sixth Grade Center,
spoke to the Board concerning
the training received
at the Ron Clark Academy in
Atlanta that staff attended May
25-27, 2016. This training
prepared them to begin implementing
a change in culture
in the schools. Billy Snow, a
consultant from Caddo Parish
schools, was part of the training
and will continue working
with the district throughout
next year in implementing the
new program.
On motion by Mrs. Stewart,
seconded by Mr. Ellis, the
Board approved The Gazette
as the official journal for a
one year period, July 1, 2016
– June 30, 2017.
On motion by Mrs. Mabry,
seconded by Mrs. Dean,
the Board approved a Right
of Way Resolution from the
Town of Farmerville for the
“Sidewalk Project”. One of
the sidewalks to be built and/
or improved is on the south
side of East Bayou Street on
the north side of Block 3 of the
Town of Farmerville, owned
by the Union Parish School
Board, previously leased to the
Union Parish Police Jury and
upon which a parking lot was
constructed. This sidewalk
will improve the appearance,
lighting, and accessibility
to the Union Parish School
Board property at no cost to
the Board.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded
by Mr. Ellis, the Board
granted permission to fund
the Cohort 8 and Year 3 of the
21st CCLC Grant during July
and August 2016 until funds
are available, which will be
approximately September 1,
2016. Salary for July/August
2016 will be through sales tax
funds on a one time basis.
On motion by Mr. Ellis,
seconded by Mrs. Dean, the
Board approved the financial
statements for April 2016.
Megan Wiens, Chief Financial
Officer/Business Manager,
reported to the Board on
Sales Tax Shares of the 14th
and 15th checks, which were
separate checks released on
June 3, 2016.
On motion by Mrs. Dean,
seconded by Mr. Hays, the
Board approved the Transgender
Students Policy at its
first viewing.
The Board was informed of
the following resignations:
1 - Heather Hubbard - Union
Parish Elementary School,
Teacher, Effective: August
8, 2016
2 - Pearl Crawford - Union
Parish Elementary School,
Custodian
Effective: May 26, 2016
The Board was informed of
the following retirements:
1 - Cheryl Sullivan - Union
Parish Elementary School,
Teacher
Effective: June 1, 2016
2 - Mildred Ferguson - Union
Parish Elementary School,
Teacher
Effective: June 1, 2016
The Board was informed of
the following employments:
1 - Crystal Washington -
Union Parish Elementary
School, Principal of PreK-5,
Three year, twelve month
contract
Effective: July 1, 2016 – June
30, 2019
2 - Rebecca Andrews - Union
Parish Elementary School,
Teacher
Effective: August 8, 2016
The Board was informed of
the following transfers:
1 - Courtney Smith - Union
Parish Elementary School
From Teacher to Assistant
Principal PreK-5
Two year, twelve month
contract
Effective July 1, 2016 – June
30, 2018
2 - Derion Gipson - Union
Parish Junior High School,
Remain teacher and assume
position at Union Parish High
School Head Girls Basketball
Coach
Effective: May 6, 2016
3 - Amanda Stephenson
- From Union Parish Elementary
School, Teacher To Union
Parish Junior High School,
Teacher
Effective: July 1, 2016
The Board was informed of
the following medical leave:
1 - Martha Dupree - Union
Parish High School, Secretary
Effective: May 1, 2016 – May
24, 2016
On motion by Mr. Bennett,
seconded by Mr. Smith,
the Board ratified actions
taken by the Superintendent
of Schools and stated on and/
or attached to the agenda of
June 13, 2016.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded
by Mr. Hays, the Board
approved a request from Allen
Norris, Student Ministries Pastor
of Farmerville Assembly of
God Church for permission
to use the Union Parish High
School football field on Saturday,
September 24, 2016 for
a religious/community event
entitled “Freedom Rally” from
5:30 – 9:00 p.m. They will
provide a one million dollar
liability policy, as required,
and abide by the School Board
policy. A $100 check deposit
will be given with the application
and the facility must be left
in the same condition it was in
before the event in order to get
the deposit returned.
The Board, having set its
next Regular Board Meeting
for Monday, July 11, 2016
at 6:00 p.m. at the Union
Parish School Board Office
in Farmerville, Louisiana,
adjourned on this the 13th day
of June, 2016.
George Cannon,
Secretary
Robert C. James,
President
6/23/16
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Town of Farmerville
Regular Meeting
April 11, 2016
The Farmerville Town Council
met in regular session at
Farmerville Town Hall, located
at 407 South Main Street,
Farmerville, Louisiana, on
April 11, 2016. The council
members present were Mayor
M. Stein Baughman, Jr., Aldermen
Jerry Taylor, Lavelle
Maine, Caroline Gatson,
Wayne “Pone” Jones, and
Gerome Nation.
The roll was called and with
a quorum present Mayor
Baughman called the meeting
to order.
A public hearing was held to
hear the views and opinions
of citizens concerning the
adoption of Ordinance No
02-16 pertaining to TIF District
Financing.
At this time Mayor Baughman
offered the public the opportunity
to voice their opinion on
all agenda items.
On motion by Gatson, seconded
by Maine and unanimously
approved to approve
the minutes from the March 14,
2016, regular meeting.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Maine and unanimously
approved to approve
the payables for March.
On motion by Jones, seconded
by Nation and unanimously
approved to adopt Ordinance
No 02-16 pertaining to TIF
District Financing.
ORDINANCE NO. 02-16
An ordinance providing for
the incurring of debt and issuance
of up to One Million
Dollars ($1,000,000) of Revenue
Bonds, Series 2016, of
the Town of Farmerville, Parish
of Union, State of Louisiana;
prescribing the form, terms
and conditions of said Bonds;
designating the date, denomination
and place of payment of
said Bonds; providing for the
payment thereof in principal
and interest; providing for the
acceptance of an offer for the
purchase of said Bonds; and
providing for other matters in
connection therewith.
WHEREAS, the Town of
Farmerville, Parish of Union,
State of Louisiana (the “Issuer”)
is a political subdivision
of the State of Louisiana (the
“State”) created and existing
pursuant to the Constitution
and laws of the State; and
WHEREAS, the Issuer desires
to incur debt and issue
up to One Million Dollars
($1,000,000) of its Revenue
Bonds, Series 2016 (the
“Bonds”), in the manner
authorized and provided by
Section 1430 of Title 39 of the
Louisiana Revised Statutes of
1950, as amended (La. R.S.
39:1430, et. seq.) for the
purpose of providing financing
for the construction of utility
infrastructure, turn lane and
related public improvements
to enhance economic development
within or adjacent to the
Farmerville Economic Development
Area (the “Project”),
and to pay the cost of issuance
of the Bonds; and
WHEREAS, this Mayor and
Board of Aldermen of the Town
of Farmerville, Parish of Union,
State of Louisiana, acting as
the governing authority of the
Issuer, will herein obligate
itself and its successors in
office to budget and set aside
annually adequate funds for
the payment of the Bonds in
principal and interest in future
years; and
WHEREAS, it is the intention
of the Governing Authority
that the Bonds be secured
by and payable from lawfully
available excess revenues of
the Issuer, including without
limitation, the proceeds of a
one percent (1%) sales and
use tax authorized at the election
held within the corporate
boundaries of the Issuer on
May 17, 1975, which revenues
are authorized to be funded
into bonds under the Act and
are pledged to the payment of
the Bonds; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire
of this Governing Authority
to fix the details necessary
with respect to the issuance
of the Bonds and to provide
for their authorization and
issuance; and
WHEREAS, it is the further
desire of this Governing
Authority to provide for the
sale of the Bonds at the price
and in the manner hereinafter
provided;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
ORDAINED, by the Mayor and
Board of Aldermen of the Town
of Farmerville, Parish of Union,
State of Louisiana, acting as
the governing authority of the
Town of Farmerville, Parish of
Union, State of Louisiana, that:
SECTION 1. Definitions.
As used herein, the terms
used herein shall have the
meanings ascribed to such
terms as set forth in Exhibit
A attached hereto, unless the
context otherwise requires.
SECTION 2. Authorization
of Bonds. In compliance with
the terms and provisions of the
Act, and other constitutional
and statutory authority, there
is hereby authorized the incurring
of an indebtedness of One
Million Dollars ($1,000,000)
for, on behalf of, and in the
name of the Issuer, for the
purpose of providing financing
for the construction of utility
infrastructure, turn lane and
related public improvements
to enhance economic development
within or adjacent
to the Farmerville Economic
Development Area (the “Project”),
and to pay the cost of
issuance of the Bonds, and to
represent said indebtedness,
this Governing Authority does
hereby authorize the issuance
of up to One Million Dollars
($1,000,000) of Revenue
Bonds, Series 2016, of the
Issuer. The Bonds shall be in
fully registered form, shall be
dated as of the date of delivery
thereof, shall be issued in the
form of one or more fully registered
Bonds numbered R-1
upwards in denominations of
$10,000 or any whole dollar
amount in excess thereof.
The principal of the Bonds
shall be disbursed pursuant
to requisitions submitted by the Issuer to the Purchaser in accordance with Section 12 hereof.
SECTION 3. Form of Bonds. The Bonds shall be in fully registered form, shall be dated as of the date of delivery thereof, shall be issued in the form of one Term Bond, numbered R-1, as follows:
$1,000,000 Term Bond (No. R-1) Due June 1, 2036
The Bonds shall bear interest at the Fixed Rate of 3.55%, payable on each Interest Payment Date, commencing December 1, 2016, calculated on the basis of a 360 day year.
SECTION 4. Payment Provisions. The principal of the Bonds, upon maturity or redemption, shall be payable at the principal office of the Paying Agent upon presentation and surrender thereof, and interest on the Bonds shall be payable by check of the Paying Agent mailed by the Paying Agent to the Owners (determined as of the close of business on the Record Date) at the address shown on the Bond Register. Each Bond delivered under this Ordinance upon transfer of, in exchange for or in lieu of any other Bond shall carry all the rights to interest accrued and unpaid, and to accrue, which were carried by such other Bond, and each such Bond shall bear interest (as herein set forth) so neither gain nor loss in interest shall result from such transfer, exchange or substitution.
No Bond shall be entitled to any right or benefit under this Ordinance, or be valid or obligatory for any purpose, unless there appears on such Bond a certificate of registration, substantially in the form provided in this Ordinance, executed by the Paying Agent by manual signature.
SECTION 5. Redemption Provisions. The Bonds will be subject to redemption prior to maturity in the following instances:
(a) Optional redemption at the option of the Issuer at any time, in whole or in part, and if in part then in the inverse order of required mandatory redemption, at a prepayment price of par plus accrued interest, if any, to the prepayment date;
(b) Mandatory Sinking Fund redemption as set forth in this Bond Ordinance. The Bonds are subject to Mandatory Sinking Fund redemption on June 1 of each year at a price of par plus accrued interest to the redemption date, as follows:
YEAR PRINCIPAL
(June 1) PAYMENT
2017 ........................$27,000
2018.........................$29,000
2019.........................$31,000
2020.........................$32,000
2021.........................$34,000
2022.........................$36,000
2023.........................$39,000
2024.........................$41,000
2025.........................$43,000
2026.........................$46,000
2027.........................$49,000
2028.........................$52,000
2029.........................$55,000
2030.........................$58,000
2031.........................$61,000
2032.........................$65,000
2033.........................$69,000
2034.........................$73,000
2035.........................$78,000
2036.........................$82,000
SECTION 6. Registration. The Issuer shall cause the Bond Register to be kept by the Paying Agent. The Bonds may be transferred, registered and assigned only on the Bond Register, and such registration shall be at the expense of the Issuer. A Bond may be assigned by the execution of an assignment form on the Bond or by other instruments of transfer and assignment acceptable to the Paying Agent. A new Bond will be delivered by the Paying Agent to the last assignee (the new Owners) in exchange for such transferred and assigned Bond after receipt of the Bond to be transferred in proper form.
SECTION 7. Form of Bond. The Bonds and the endorsements to appear thereon shall be in substantially the form of Exhibit B attached hereto.
SECTION 8. Execution of Bonds. The Bonds shall be signed by the Mayor and Clerk for, on behalf of, in the name of and under the corporate seal impression of the Issuer, which signatures and corporate seal may be either manual or facsimile.
SECTION 9. Pledge and Dedication of Excess Revenues. The Bonds shall be secured by and payable solely from lawfully available excess revenues of the Issuer, including without limitation, the proceeds of a one percent (1%) sales and use tax authorized at the election held within the corporate boundaries of the Issuer on May 17, 1975, which revenues are authorized to be funded into bonds under the Act and are pledged to the payment of the Bonds. There is hereby irrevocably pledged and dedicated to the payment of the Bonds an amount of such excess of annual revenues sufficient to pay same in principal and interest as they respectively mature. Until the Bonds shall have been paid in full in principal and interest, the Governing Authority does hereby obligate the Issuer, itself and its successors in office, to budget annually a sum of money sufficient to pay the Bonds and the interest thereon as they respectively mature, including any principal and/or interest theretofore matured and then unpaid, and to collect other revenues within limits prescribed by law, sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the Bonds after payment in such years of all statutory, necessary and usual charges for the current year. No further or additional pledges or dedications of the aforesaid excess of annual revenues shall be made which shall have priority or parity with the pledge and dedication of such revenues herein made except as provided in Section 10 hereof.
SECTION 10. Parity Bonds.
(a) The Bonds are being issued on a parity with the Issuer’s $400,000 Utility Revenue Bonds, Series 2010;
(b) The Issuer shall issue no other certificates, revenue bonds or any other debt obligations of any kind or nature payable from or enjoying a lien on the excess of annual revenues having priority over or parity with the Bonds, except that additional debt obligations may hereafter be issued on a parity with the Bond under the following conditions:
(1) Additional debt obligations may be issued on and enjoy a full and complete parity with the Bonds with respect to the excess of annual revenues, provided that the anticipated excess of annual revenues in the year in which the additional revenue bonds are to be issued, as reflected in the budget adopted by this Governing Authority, must at least equal the combined principal and interest requirements for any calendar year on the Bonds and any additional debt obligations, including the proposed debt obligations.
(2) Junior and subordinate other debt obligations may be issued without restriction.
(3) The Issuer must be in full compliance with all covenants and undertakings in connection with the Bonds and there must be no delinquencies in payments required to be made in connection therewith.
SECTION 11. Sinking Fund. For the payment of the principal of and the interest on the Bonds, the “Revenue Bonds (2016) Sinking Fund” (the “Sinking Fund”) shall be maintained with the regularly designated fiscal agent bank of the Issuer. The Issuer shall deposit in said Sinking Fund monthly in advance on or before the 20th day of each month, commencing the first 20th day of the month following delivery of the Bonds, a sum equal to one-sixth (1/6th) of the interest falling due on the next Interest Payment Date and a sum equal to one-twelfth (1/12th) of the principal falling due on the next principal payment date, together with such additional proportionate sum as may be required to pay said principal and interest as the same respectively become due. With respect to Parity Bonds (if any), the Issuer shall continue to make all payments into the Sinking Fund required by the ordinance issuing Parity Bonds. If Parity Bonds are hereafter issued by the Issuer in the manner provided in this Bond Ordinance, moneys in the Sinking Fund shall be equally available to pay principal and interest on such Parity Bonds, and payments into the Sinking Fund shall be increased as provided in the ordinance authorizing the issuance of such Parity Bonds. Said fiscal agent bank shall transfer from the Sinking Fund to any paying agent at least one (1) day in advance of the date on which each payment of principal or interest falls due, funds fully sufficient to pay promptly the principal and/or interest so falling due on such date.
It is specifically understood and agreed, however, and this provision shall be a part of this contract, that as long as payments are current and the Fiscal Year Budget projects sufficient revenues to make the remaining monthly payments into the Sinking Fund for such Fiscal year, then any excess of annual revenues remaining in that Fiscal Year shall be free for expenditure by the Issuer for any other lawful corporate purpose.
All moneys deposited with the regularly designated fiscal agent bank or banks of the Issuer or the Paying Agent under the terms of this Ordinance shall constitute sacred funds for the benefit of the Owners, and shall be secured by said fiduciaries at all times to the full extent thereof in the manner required by law for the securing of deposits of public funds.
All or any part of the moneys in the Sinking Fund shall, at the written request of the Issuer, be invested in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Louisiana, in which event all income derived from such investments shall be added to the General Fund of the Issuer.
SECTION 12. Project Fund. There is hereby established and maintained with the fiscal agent bank of the Issuer a special fund known and designated as the “Series 2016 Project Fund” (the “Project Fund”) into which shall be deposited the proceeds from the sale of the Bonds. Monies in the Project Fund shall be disbursed to the Issuer for (i) the payment of all costs incurred in connection with the Project; and (ii) costs of issuance of the Bonds (“Costs of Issuance”) pursuant to requisitions in substantially the form of Exhibit C hereto.
The Issuer will submit no more than 5 payment requisitions, up to the aggregate principal amount of the Bonds. Each Requisition shall be in an amount that is at least equal to the principal payments set forth on Schedule 5(b) hereto, or a multiple of such amounts.
The Issuer shall submit all requisitions for disbursement to Purchaser by May 1, 2017. No requisitions for disbursement shall be made by the Issuer following such date without prior written consent of Purchaser.
Upon certification by the Issuer that all costs incurred in connection with the Project and Costs of Issuance have been paid, any balance remaining in the Project Fund shall be disbursed to the Issuer, and be used by the Issuer to reduce the principal amount of the Bonds.
SECTION 13. Budget; Audit. As long as the Bonds are outstanding and unpaid in principal or interest, the Issuer shall prepare and adopt a budget prior to the beginning of each Fiscal Year and shall furnish a copy of such budget within thirty (30) days after its adoption to the Purchaser; the Issuer shall also furnish a copy of such budget to any Owners who request the same. Not later than six (6) months after the close of each Fiscal Year, the Issuer shall cause an audit of its books and accounts to be made by the Legislative Auditor or an independent firm of certified public accountants showing the receipts and disbursements made by the Issuer during the previous Fiscal Year. Such audit shall be available for inspection by any Owners, and a copy of such audit shall be furnished to the Purchaser.
SECTION 14. Application of Proceeds. The Executive Officers are hereby empowered, authorized and directed to do any and all things necessary and incidental to carry out all of the provisions of this Ordinance, to cause the necessary Bond to be printed, to issue, execute and seal the Bonds, and to effect delivery thereof as hereinafter provided. The proceeds derived from the sale of the Bonds shall be deposited by the Issuer with the Purchaser to be used only for the purpose for which the Bonds are issued, including distribution to the 2016 Project Fund as herein provided.
SECTION 15. Ordinance a Contract. The provisions of this Ordinance shall constitute a contract between the Issuer, or its successor, and the Owners from time to time of the Bonds, and any such Owners may at law or in equity, by suit, action, mandamus or other proceedings, enforce and compel the performance of all duties required to be performed by this Governing Authority or the Issuer as a result of issuing the Bonds.
No material modification or amendment of this Ordinance, or of any ordinance amendatory hereof or supplemental hereto, may be made without the consent in writing of the Owners.
SECTION 16. Severability; Application of Subsequently Enacted Laws. In case any one or more of the provisions of this Ordinance or of the Bonds shall for any reason be held to be illegal or invalid, such illegality or invalidity shall not affect any other provisions of this Ordinance or of the Bonds, but this Ordinance and the Bonds shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal or invalid provisions had not been contained therein. Any constitutional or statutory provisions enacted after the date of this Ordinance which validate or make legal any provision of this Ordinance and/or the Bonds which would not otherwise be valid or legal, shall be deemed to apply to this Ordinance and to the Bonds.
SECTION 17. Recital of Regularity. This Governing Authority having investigated the regularity of the proceedings had in connection with the Bond and having determined the same to be regular, the Bonds shall contain the following recital, to-wit:
“It is certified that this Bond is authorized by and issued in conformity with the requirements of the constitution and statutes of the State of Louisiana.”
SECTION 18. Effect of Registration. The Issuer, the Paying Agent and any agent of either of them may treat the Owners in whose name any Bonds are registered as the Owners of such Bonds for the purpose of receiving payment of the principal of and interest on such Bond and for all other purposes whatsoever, and to the extent permitted by law, the Issuer, the Paying Agent, or any agent of either of them shall be affected by notice to the contrary.
SECTION 19. Notices to Owners. Wherever this Ordinance provides for notice to Owners of any event, such notice shall be sufficiently given (unless otherwise herein expressly provided) if in writing and mailed, first-class postage prepaid, to each Owner of such Bond, at the address of such Owner as it appears in the Bond Register. In any case where notice to Owners is given by mail, neither the failure to mail such notice to any particular Owner, nor any defect in any notice so mailed, shall affect the sufficiency of such notice with respect to all other Bonds. Where this Ordinance provides for notice in any manner, such notice may be waived in writing by the Owner or Owners entitled to receive such notice, either before or after the event, and such waiver shall be equivalent of such notice. Waivers of notice by Owners shall be filed with the Paying Agent, but such filing shall not be a condition precedent to the validity of any action taken in reliance upon such waiver.
SECTION 20. Cancellation of Bonds. All Bonds surrendered for payment, redemption, transfer, exchange or replacement, if surrendered to the Paying Agent, shall be promptly canceled by it and, if surrendered to the Issuer, shall be delivered to the Paying Agent and, if not already canceled, shall be promptly canceled by the Paying Agent. The Issuer may at any deliver to the Paying Agent for cancellation any Bonds previously registered and delivered which the Issuer may have acquired in any manner whatsoever, and all Bonds so delivered shall be promptly canceled by the paying Agent. All canceled Bonds held by the Paying Agent shall be disposed of as directed in writing by the Issuer.
SECTION 21. Discharge of Resolution; Defeasance. If the Issuer shall pay or cause to be paid, or there shall otherwise be paid to the Owners, the principal of and interest on the Bonds, at the times and in the manner stipulated in this Ordinance, then the pledge of the money, securities, and funds pledged under this Ordinance and all covenants, agreements, and other obligations of the Issuer to the Owners shall thereupon cease, terminate, and become void and be discharged and satisfied, and the Paying Agent shall pay over or deliver all money held by it under this Ordinance to the Issuer.
Principal and interest installments for the payment of which money shall have been set aside and shall be held in trust (through deposit by the Issuer of funds for such payment or otherwise) at the maturity date thereof shall be deemed to have been paid within the meaning and with the effect expressed above in this Section if they are defeased in the manner provided by Chapter 14 of Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended.
SECTION 22. Paying Agent. The Issuer will at all times maintain a Paying Agent meeting the qualifications hereinafter described for the performance of the duties hereunder for the Bonds. The designation of the initial Paying Agent in this Ordinance is hereby confirmed and approved. The Issuer reserves the right to appoint a successor Paying Agent by (a) filing with the Person then performing such function a certified copy of a resolution giving notice of the termination of the Paying Agent and appointing a successor and (b) causing notice to be given to the Owners. Every Paying Agent appointed hereunder shall at all times be a bank or trust company organized and doing business under the laws of the United States of America or of any state, subject to supervision or examination by Federal or State authority.
SECTION 23. Disclosure Under SEC Rule 15c2-12. It is recognized that the Issuer will not be required to comply with the continuing disclosure requirements described in the Rule 15c2-12(b) of the Securities and Exchange Commission [17 CFR §240.15e2-12(b)], because the Bonds are not being purchased by a broker, dealer or municipal securities dealer acting as an underwriter in a primary offering of municipal securities; and the bonds are being sold to only one financial institution (i.e., no more than thirty-five persons), which (i) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment in the Bond and (ii) is not purchasing the Bond for more than one account or with a view to distributing the Bond.
SECTION 24. Arbitrage. The Issuer covenants and agrees that, to the extent permitted by the laws of the State of Louisiana, it will comply with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and any amendment thereto (the “Code”) in order to establish, maintain and preserve the exclusion from “gross income” of interest on the Bonds under the Code. The Issuer further covenants and agrees that it will not take any action, fail to take any action, or permit any action within its control to be taken, or permit at any time or times any of the proceeds of the Bonds or any other funds of the Issuer to be used directly or indirectly in the manner, the effect of which would be to cause the Bonds to be “arbitrage bonds” or would result in the inclusion of the interest on any of the Bonds in gross income under the Code, including, without limitation, (i) the failure to comply with the limitation on investment of Bond proceeds or (ii) the failure to pay any required rebate of arbitrage earnings to the United States of America or (iii) the use of the proceeds of the Bond in a manner which would cause the Bonds to be “private activity bonds”.
The Executive Officers are hereby empowered, authorized and directed to take any and all action and to execute and deliver any instrument, document or certificate necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Section.
SECTION 25. Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligations. The Bonds are designated as “qualified tax-exempt obligations” within the meaning of Section 265(b)(3) of the Code. In making this designation, the Issuer finds and determines that:
(a) the Bonds are not “private activity bonds” within the meaning of the Code; and
(b) the reasonably anticipated amount of qualified tax-exempt obligations which will be issued by the Issuer and all subordinate entities in calendar years 2016 does not exceed $10,000,000.
SECTION 26. Publication. A copy of this Ordinance shall be published immediately after its adoption in one issue of the official journal of the Issuer.
SECTION 27. Award of Bonds. The Issuer hereby accepts the offer to purchase submitted by the Purchaser which is on file with the Clerk of the Issuer. The Bonds shall be delivered to said Purchaser upon the payment of the principal amount thereof.
SECTION 28. Headings. The headings of the various sections hereof are inserted for convenience of reference only and shall not control or affect the meaning or construction of any of the provisions hereof.
SECTION 29. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall become effective immediately.
The Ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote hereon was as follows:
YEAS: TAYLOR, MAINE, GATSON, JONES, NATION
NAYS: NONE
ABSTAIN: NONE
ABSENT: NONE
THUS DONE, adopted and signed on this the 11th day of April, 2016.
M. Stein Baughman, Jr., Mayor
Gay Nell Pepper, Clerk
On motion by Nation, seconded by Taylor and unanimously approved to approve the request to close the streets around the courthouse and downtown parking lot for the Relay for Life beginning at noon on April 30, 2016 until 2:00 a.m. on April 31, 2016.
At this time Ordinance No 03-16 pertaining to TIF District Boundaries was introduced by Alderman Gatson. A public hearing will be held on May 9, 2016 to hear the views and opinions of citizens concerning the adoption of this ordinance.
At this time Ordinance No 04-16 pertaining to declaring and disposing of surplus property was introduced by Alderman Jones. A public hearing will be held on May 9, 2016 to hear the views and opinions of citizens concerning the adoption of this ordinance.
There being no further business to come before the council, Mayor Baughman declared this meeting adjourned this the 9th day of April, 2016. Upon motion by Nation, seconded by Taylor and unanimously approved.
Gay Nell Pepper,
Town Clerk
M. Stein Baughman Jr., Mayor
6/23/16
Work Wanted
STUMP REMOVAL, Free estimates call James Stewart 318.243.1009 or 318.768.2554.

GRASS CUTTING and weed eating, small chain saw work, in Farmerville, Sterlington, Bastrop, and Monroe. Call Randy at 318.282.5674.
Lost / Found
FOUND AT D’ARBONNE STORAGE, VISA DEBIT CARD. Please call Claudia at 318-245-0336 to identify.

Found: Set of keys in parking lot of Farrar Funeral Home.

Found September 29, 2014. Call 368-3043 to identify.

Found small floating dock on Lake Darbonne, call to identify, and 318.283.3181.

Found a set of keys between the Dean of Flowers and the Gazette office, please come by the Gazette office to identify or call 318.368.9732.