Legal Notices
last updated: 07-21-2016
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING
The Farmerville Housing Authority
will conduct a Public Hearing
to present, and to take comments
on the following programs administered
by the Housing Authority:
2017 Operating Budget; 2016 and
2017 Capital Fund Program; and
the 5-Year/Annual Agency Plan.
The hearing will be conducted to
comply with the Quality Housing
and Work Responsibility Act of
1998. Copies of each program
are available for review at the
Housing Authority’s Office located
at 810 Doyle Street, Farmerville,
Louisiana. The Housing Authority’s
hours of operation are 8:00a.m.to
5:00p.m. The Public Hearing will be
held on Monday, August 29, 2016
at the Housing Authority’s office
at 5:15p.m. Everyone is invited.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Tri-Water System, Inc. will hold
its annual meeting on Thursday
July 28, 2016. The meeting will
be held at the North Union Fire
Protection District fire station (2700
Hwy. 549 – Marion, LA 71260) at
7:00 PM.. According to Tri-Water’s
Bylaws, two board members’ terms
will expire.
Tri-Water is operated by Nathan
Wilson (318-732-0344) and
provides water to Oakland, Truxno,
Conway, Tugwell City, Hwy 549,
Hwy. 348 to the intersection of
Burch Rd., Burch Rd., Game Reserve
Rd., 2 miles of Moshack Rd.,
Hwy. 15 north of the intersection
with Hwy. 549 to approximately
½ mile from the intersection with
Cypress Creek Rd., part of Cypress
Creek Rd., Denton Rd, Masonic
Rd., Scenic Drive, Sandfield Rd.,
and Websters Bluff.
All questions can be answered
by calling Shirley Kyle at
318.368.4115. All payments are
accepted by mail (P. O. Box 571 –
Farmerville, LA 71241) or may be
paid at the Marion State Banks in
either Marion or Farmerville.
THIS INSTITUTION IS AN
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER
AND EMPLOYER.
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NOTICE OF
PUBLIC MEETING
Farmerville Area
Fire Protection District
A public meeting of the Board of
Commissioners of the Farmerville
Area Fire Protection District will be
held on August 17, 2016, at 6:30
P.M. at the Central Fire Station, 302
Martin Luther King Drive, Farmerville,
Louisiana, which will include
consideration of a Resolution to
authorize the following proposition
to be placed on the ballot for the
December 10, 2016 election date:
FARMERVILLE AREA FIRE
PROTECTION
DISTRICT PROPOSITIONS
10 YEAR, 6 MILL
PROPERTY TAX
CONTINUATION
Shall the Farmerville Area
Fire Protection District of Union
Parish, Louisiana (the “District”),
under Article VI, Sections 30 and
32 of the Constitution of the State
of Louisiana of 1974, the applicable
provisions of Chapter 5, Chapter
6-A and Chapter 6-B of Title 18 of
the Louisiana Revised Statutes of
1950, and other constitutional and
statutory authority, be authorized
to levy and collect a special ad
valorem tax of six (6.00) mills (the
“Tax”), on all the property subject
to taxation within the District, for a
period of ten (10) years, beginning
with the year 2018 and ending
with the year 2027, collections
from the Tax for the first year
expected to be approximately
$162,431.47, for the purpose of
acquiring, constructing, improving,
maintaining or operating fire
protection facilities, vehicles and
equipment, including both movable
and immovable property, that are to
be used to provide fire protection
in the District; provided that the
District shall not be authorized to
levy the Tax unless the following
annual service charge proposition
is approved by the electorate, and
for authority to fund a portion of the
avails of the Tax into Bonds in the
manner provided by law?
SERVICE CHARGE
CONTINUATION
In the event of the passage of
the foregoing millage proposition,
shall the Farmerville Area Fire
Protection District of Union Parish,
Louisiana (the “District”), acting
under the authority of La. R.S.
40:1502.1 and other constitutional
and statutory authority, levy and
collect an annual service charge
of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) (the “Service
Charge”) on each residential
or commercial structure located
wholly or partly in the District,
whether occupied or unoccupied,
for a period of ten (10) years beginning
with the year 2018 and ending
with the year 2027 (an estimated
$103,050 reasonably expected
at this time to be collected from
the levy of the Tax for an entire
year), inclusive, for the purpose
of acquiring, constructing, improving,
maintaining or operating fire
protection facilities, vehicles and
equipment, including both movable
and immovable property, that are to
be used to provide fire protection
in the District?
All interested citizens are
encouraged to attend.
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Anyone knowing the whereabouts
of ANGELA JOHNSON,
please contact David F. Post, Attorney
at Law, 105 E. Bayou Street,
Farmerville,Louisiana, 71241, or
318.368.9707.
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ROCKY BRANCH/
CROSSROADS
FIRE DISTRICT
10256 Hwy 143
Farmerville, LA 71241
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC MEETING
A public meeting will be held
as follows:
DATE: August 23, 2016
TIME 6:00 p.m.
PLACE OF MEETING: Rocky
Branch/Crossroads Fire District
Annex (see address above
AGENDA:
1) Call to Order
2) Roll Call
3) Public Comment
4) Discuss and adopt the 2016
millage rate.
5) Adjournment
Elizabeth L. Green
Rocky Branch/Crossroads Fire
District
10256 Hwy 143
Farmerville, LA 71241
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, if you
need special assistance, please
contact Bobby Green, Fire Chief,
at 318-366-4619 describing the
assistance that is necessary.
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REGULAR MEETING, UNION
PARISH
SCHOOL BOARD
July 11, 2016
The Union Parish School Board
met in Regular Session at the Union
Parish School Board Office in
Farmerville, Louisiana, on Monday,
July 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Members
were present as follows: Mr. Robert
C. James, Jr., Mr. Danny Smith, Mr.
Tommy Bennett, Mrs. Judy Mabry,
Mrs. Shannon Barkley, Mr. John
Ellis, Mrs. Sharon Stewart, and
Mr. Clyde Hays. Absent from the
meeting was Mrs. Challana Dean.
President James called the
meeting to order and gave the
invocation.
A motion was made by Mr.
Ellis, seconded by Mrs. Barkley,
to amend the agenda as follows:
VII. Finances A. Grant approval
to renew the contract and
lease agreement for the use
of the Bernice School football
field and associated facilities to
D’Arbonne Woods Charter School
for school football and related
activities. Lease of the property
will be $2,500.00 per year which
shall be payable upon execution
of the Lease Agreement. This will
be a one year contract beginning
on the date of execution of the
agreement and ending at midnight
one year later.
VII. Finances B. Tabled until
next Board Meeting granting
permission to accept the low bid of
$23,005.00 from Robert Welch, representative
for Fruehauf Uniforms,
Inc., for fifty band uniforms for Union
Parish High School.
President James called for
a roll call vote, and the vote was
as follows:
Yeas: Mr. Smith, Mrs. Bennett,
Mrs. Mabry, Mr. James, Mrs.
Barkley, Mrs. Stewart, Mr. Hayes
Nays: None
Absent: Mrs. Dean
On motion by Mrs. Mabry,
seconded by Mr. Smith, the Board
approved the agenda as amended.
On motion by Mr. Hays, seconded
by Mrs. Barkley, the Board
approved the minutes for the June
13, 2016 Regular Board Meeting
and the June 22, 2016 Special
Board Meeting as printed.
Glenn Slater, with Volkert, reported
to the Board on the progress
at the Junior/High School building
site, Union Parish Elementary
School, and Downsville Community
Charter School. Mr. Slater
addressed concerns of the Board
Members about the use of the
football field for this year. The Board
was assured that the field and
parking lot would be available for
use for the 2016-2017 school year.
A motion was made by Mr.
Smith, seconded by Mr. Hays, for
the Board to approve the contract
and lease agreement for the use
of the Bernice School football
field and associated facilities
to D’Arbonne Woods Charter
School for school football and
related activities. Lease of the
property will be $2,500.00 per
year which shall be payable upon
execution of the Lease Agreement.
This will be a one year
contract beginning on the date
of execution of the agreement
and ending at midnight one year
later. The motion carried.
Rhonda Davis, Special Education
Supervisor, reported to the
Board that the Special Education
Department has met all fourteen
annual performance indicators as
set by IDEA, an accomplishment
that represents a limited number
of districts in the state.
Megan Wiens, Chief Financial
Officer, informed the Board that
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management
Services, Inc. will provide
property insurance and Workers
Compensation Insurance for the
2016-2017 school year.
On motion by Mr. Ellis, seconded
by Mr. Hays, the Board
granted permission to declare
unused items as surplus property
that are located at the Union
Parish Elementary School gymnasium
including desks, tables,
cabinets, etc., that are being
replaced as part of the ongoing
renovation. All surplus items are
clearly identified.
A motion was made by Mrs.
Stewart, seconded by Mrs. Barkley,
for the Board to amend the agenda
as follows:
VII. Finances E. to include
the statement “or otherwise at
the discretion of the Facilities and
Transportation Supervisor.”
President James called for
a roll call vote, and the vote was
as follows:
Yeas: Mr. Smith, Mrs. Bennett,
Mrs. Mabry, Mr. James, Mrs.
Barkley, Mrs. Stewart, Mr. Hayes
Nays: None
Absent: Mrs. Dean
On motion by Mr. Ellis, seconded
by Mrs. Barkley, the Board
approved the agenda as amended.
On motion by Mr. Ellis, seconded
by Barkley, the Board
granted permission to advertise
for the sale of surplus property
located at the Union Parish Elementary
School gymnasium.
This property will be sold in bulk
or otherwise at the discretion of
the Facilities and Transportation
Supervisor. All surplus items are
clearly identified.
The Board was informed that
the Union Parish School Board
has issued contracts for student
transportation services for both
D’Arbonne Woods Charter School
and Downsville Charter School for
the 2016-2017 school year.
On motion by Mr. Bennett,
seconded by Mr. Smith, the Board
approved the financial statements
for May 2016.
Megan Wiens, Chief Financial
Officer, informed the Board that the
2016-2017 budget will be reviewed
at the Finance Committee Meeting
on July 18, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. and
submitted to the Board for approval.
On motion by Mrs. Stewart,
seconded by Mrs. Mabry, the Board
approved, at its second viewing,
the Transgender Students Policy.
The Board was informed of the
following resignations:
1. Ernie Jones - Union Parish
Elementary School, Director of
Student Affairs, Effective: May
25, 2016
2. Rebecca Thomas, Union
Parish Elementary School, Teacher,
Effective: June 15, 2016
3. Catherine Washer, Union
Parish Elementary School, Teacher,
Effective: June 26, 2016
The Board was informed of the
following employments:
1. Jane Watson, Union Parish
Elementary School, Curriculum
Coordinator (PreK-2), Ten Month
Position, Effective: July 25, 2016
– June 8, 2017
2. Lauren Benett Hunt, Union
Parish Elementary School, Teacher,
Effective: August 8, 2016
3. Lauren Guillot-Ferguson-
Union Parish Elementary School,
Teacher, Effective: August 8, 2016
4. Heather Chappell - Union
Parish Elementary School, Teacher,
Effective: August 8, 2016
5. Donna Alford - Union Parish
Elementary School, Teacher, Effective:
August 8, 2016
6. Jessica Thomason- Union
Parish Elementary School, Teacher,
Effective: August 8, 2016
7. Dawn Ponder-Union Parish
Elementary School, Teacher, Effective:
August 8, 2016
The Board was informed of the
following transfer:
1. Debbie Neely - Union Parish
Elementary SchoolFrom Curriculum
Coordinator (PreK-2) To ESL
Coordinator, Paid half from Title
IA and half from Title IC, Effective:
August 8, 2016
The Board was informed of the
following Family Medical Leave:
1. Patsy Terral - Union Parish
School Board Central Office, Secondary
Supervisor, Effective: April
25, 2016 – June 6, 2016
The Board was informed of
the following employee entering
the Deferred Retirement Options
Program (DROP):
1. Rodney McPherson -
Union Parish School Board Central
Office, Connected Technology
Facilitator, Effective: July 1, 2016
On motion by Mr. Smith,
seconded by Mr. Hays, the Board
ratified personnel actions taken by
the Superintendent of Schools and
stated on and/or attached to the
agenda of July 11, 2016.
The Board, having set its next
Regular Board Meeting for Monday,
August 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to be
held at the Union Parish School
Board Office in Farmerville, Louisiana,
adjourned on this the 11th
day of July, 2016.
George Cannon, Secretary
Union Parish School Board
Robert C. James, President
Union Parish School Board
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Union Community Action
Assoc., Inc. is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Program and
no client, applicant or employee
shall, on the basis of race, sex,
age, color, national origin, religion,
disability, political affiliation or
any other non-merited factor, be
denied the benefits of, be excluded
from participation in, or otherwise
subjected to discrimination under
any program or service which
CSBG funded agency operates.
For additional information contact:
Roberta N. Farmer 202 East Water
Street, Farmerville, La 71241,(
318) 368-9606. “Equal Opportunity
Employer/Program” “Auxiliary
Aids and Services are available
upon request to individuals with
disabilities.”
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BID NOTICE
The Union Parish School Board will
be receiving bids for gasolinediesel
fuel for the 2016-2017 school year.
Interested parties should contact
the Union Parish School Board
office and request an information
packet. Sealed bids must be either
hand delivered or sent via certified
mail or registered mail and received
by this office by Thursday, July 21,
2016, 2:00pm. The Union Parish
School Board reserves the right
to reject any or all bids.
Contact & Mailing Information:
Union Parish School Board
PO Box 308
Farmerville, LA 71241
Attn.: Lyn Kenley
318-368-9715 ext.102
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Hospital Service District
Wards 3, 4 & 10 will hold a public
meeting on August 29, 2016 at
6:00PM in the Conference Room
at Reeves Memorial Medical Center
located at 409 1st Street, Bernice,
Louisiana to adopt the 2016 Adjusted
Maximum Millage Rate and
the 2016 Millage Renewal.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Spearsville Fire Protection
District will hold a public meeting on
August 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at the
Spearsville Town Hall located at
2511 Hwy 3121, Spearsville, LA to
adopt the 2016 Adjusted Maximum
Millage Rate.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Anyone requesting a copy of
the Water We Drink report from the
Rocky Branch Waterworks (PWSID
LA1111013) may call Bob Hodge at
726-5477, a copy will be provided.
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Town of Farmerville
Regular Meeting
June 13, 2016
The Farmerville Town Council
met in regular session at Farmerville
Town Hall, located at 407
South Main Street, Farmerville,
Louisiana, on June 13, 2016. The
council members present were
Mayor M. Stein Baughman, Jr.,
Aldermen Jerry Taylor, Caroline
Gatson, Wayne “Pone” Jones, and
Gerome Nation. Alderman Maine
was absent.
The roll was called and with a
quorum present Mayor Baughman
called the meeting to order.
On motion by Jones, seconded
by Gatson to add item number 10 to
the agenda - Consider Resolution
No 07-16 pertaining to Recreational
Trails Grant.
At this time Mayor Baughman
offered the public the opportunity
to voice their opinion on all
agenda items.
On motion by Gatson, seconded
by Taylor and unanimously
approved to approve the minutes
from the May 9, 2016, regular
meeting and the May 24, 2016
special meeting.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Nation and unanimously approved
to approve the payables
for May.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously approved
to authorize the Mayor
to sign a substantial completion
order for the USDA Ozone Project.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously approved
to approve the Town’s
Procurement Policy.
On motion by Nation, seconded
by Taylor an unanimously
approved to approve the CPA firm
of Garrett and Garrett as auditors
for the 2015/2016 fiscal year and
CapRisk for the actuarial valuations
for GASB.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously approved
to approve the “Gazette”
as the Official Journal for the Town.
On motion by Jones, seconded
by Nation and unanimously approved
to grant the request from
the Farmerville Jaycees to close
the streets downtown for the
Watermelon Festival.
On motion by Gatson, seconded
by Taylor and unanimously
approved to grant the request from
the Farmerville Downtown Alliance
to close the streets located in the
Downtown Square from 5:00 p.m.
to 11:00 p.m. on the first Friday of
every month.
On motion by Nation, seconded
by Taylor and unanimously approved
to adopt Resolution No. 06-
16 in support of the CWEF Grant.
On motion by Jones, seconded
by Nation and unanimously approved
to award the Folly Beach
TIFF Project to Mabry Company
of Ruston as the lowest responsive
bidder with a bid of $321,460.00
and authorize the Mayor to sign all
necessary documents pertaining to
this project.
At this time Alderman Taylor
introduced the 2016/2017 budget.
A public hearing will be held
to hear the views and opinions
of citizens concerning the adoption
of said budget.
On motion by Nation, seconded
by Taylor and unanimously
approved to confirm the following
action taken by the Farmerville
Zoning Commission:
1. Approve the zoning change
of the J. Thomas Properties of
Union located at 9679 Hwy 15 to B1.
On motion by Jones, seconded
by Nation and unanimously approved
to adopt Resolution No
07-16 pertaining to support for
Recreational Trails Grant.
RESOLUTION NO 07-16
RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN
OF FARMERVILLE APPROVING
THE APPLICATION FOR GRANT
FUNDS FROM THE FHWA RECREATIONAL
TRAILS PROGRAM
FOR LOUISIANA (FRTPL), as
established by CFDA20.219:
WHEREAS, the US Federal
Government provides funds to the
State of Louisiana for grants to
state, local and non-profit organizations
to acquire, develop and/
or maintain motorized and nonmotorized
trails; and
WHEREAS, the FRTPL has
been delegated the responsibility
for the administration of the program
within the state and setting
up necessary procedures governing
project application under the
program; and
WHEREAS, said procedures
require the applicant to certify by
resolution the approval of the application
before the submission of
said application;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED that the Town of
Farmerville does hereby:
1. Approve the filing of an application
with FRTPL; and
2. Certify that the said applicant
has or will have available prior to
commencement of any work on the
project included in this application,
sufficient funds to build (including
20% local match), operate and
maintain the project; and
3. Appoint the Mayor as agent
of the Town of Farmerville to
conduct all negotiations, execute
and submit all documents, including,
but not limited to application,
letter of commitment agreement,
amendments, payment request
and completion report, which may
be necessary for the completion of
the aforementioned project.
Approved and Adopted the 13
of June, 2016.
I, the undersigned, hereby
certify that the foregoing resolution
was duly adopted following a
roll call vote:
Yeas: Taylor, Gatson, Jones,
Nation
Nays: None
Absent: Maine
Abstain: None
/s/M. Stein Baughman, Jr.
Mayor
Attest:
/s/Gay Nell Pepper,
Clerk
There being no further business
to come before the council,
Mayor Baughman declared this
meeting adjourned upon motion
by Nation, seconded by Taylor, and
unanimously approved.
Gay Nell Pepper, Town Clerk
M. Stein Baughman, Jr,
Mayor
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HEARN’S U STORE IT
Saturday, July 30 @ 9:30 AM
6827 Hwy 2 E, Farmerville, LA
A cash sale to the highest
bidder:
Storage Unit 35, 6827 Hwy
2, belonging to La Wanda Sims.
Storage Unit 36, 6827 Hwy
2, belonging to Janara Ferguson.
Storage Unit 57, 6827 Hwy 2,
belonging to Frank Boyd.
Storage Unit 59, 6827 Hwy 2,
belonging to Melissa Shinn.
Storage Unit 70, 6827 Hwy 2,
belonging to Julie Hanna.
Storage Unit 112, 6827 Hwy 2,
belonging to James Allen.
Storage Unit 181, 6827 Hwy 2,
belonging to Charissa S. Woods.
Storage Unit 197, 6827 Hwy 2,
belonging to Edna Hatter.
Bids will be accepted for the
entire unit contents only with
successful bidder responsible for
removal of all items upon acceptance
of bid.
Hearn’s U Stor It reserves the
right to refuse any bid.
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Farmerville Town Council
Special Meeting
June 27, 2016
The Farmerville Town Council met in special session on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stein Baughman, Jr. The invocation was given by
councilman Gerome Nation and Mayor Baughman then led the group in the Pledge of Alligiance.
The members present were Mayor M. Stein Baughman, Aldermen Jerry Taylor, Lavelle Maine,
Caroline Gatson, “Pone” Jones, and Gerome Nation, Attorney Joe Cusimano was absent.
At this time Mayor Baughman allowed all citizens to voice their opinion on all agenda items.
On motion by Jones, seconded by Nation and unanimously approved to adopt the 2016/2017
Budget as presented and advertised.
On motion by Taylor, seconded by Gatson and unanimously to approve the 2015/2016
amended budget as presented.
2015/2016 Amended Budget
GENERAL FUND
Original Budget Amended Budget
REVENUES
General & Administrative .................................................. 794,300.00 ..................900,000.00
Sanitation ......................................................................... 440,000.00 ..................430,000.00
TOTAL REVENUE ......................................................... 1,234,300.00 ...............1,330,000.00
EXPENSES
General & Administrative................................................... 779,900.00 ..................781,750.00
Sanitation......................................................................... 449,040.00 ..................472,900.00
TOTAL EXPENSES........................................................ 1,228,940.00 ...............1,254,650.00
NET INCOME GENERAL FUND................................... 5,360.00 ....................75,350.00
SALES TAX
REVENUES................................................................... 1,261,060.00 ...............1,032,060.00
EXPENSES
Shop & Administrative...................................................... 606,800.00 ..................366,900.00
Streets.............................................................................. 635,800.00 ..................638,900.00
TOTAL EXPENSES........................................................ 1,242,600.00 ...............1,005,800.00
NET INCOME SALES TAX................................................... 3,460.00 ....................26,260.00
SALES BOND
TOTAL REVENUES........................................................... 521,500.00 ................. 531,500.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES.................................................. 508,550.00 ................. 520,650.00
NET INCOME SALES BOND.............................................. 12,950.00.................... 10,850.00
WATER DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES........................................................ 1,367,100.00 .............. 1,502,200.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES............................................... 1,048,900.00 .............. 1,328,100.00
NET INCOME WATER...................................................... 318,200.00 ................. 174,100.00
SEWER DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES.......................................................... 413,500.00 ................. 463,500.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES.................................................. 404,875.00 ................. 463,372.00
NET INCOME SEWER......................................................... 8,625.50 ........................ 128.00
FIRE DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES.......................................................... 721,000.00 ................ 502,000.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES................................................. 717,220.00 ................. 476,600.00
NET INCOME FIRE.............................................................. 3,780.00 ................... 25,400.00
POLICE DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES.......................................................... 986,400.00 ................. 998,600.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES.................................................. 969,450.00 ..................992,650.00
NET INCOME POLICE ....................................................... 16,950.00 ..................... 5,950.00
TOTAL BUDGETED REVENUES................................... 6,504,860.00 .............. 6,359,860.00
TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES......................... 6,120,535.00 ...............6,041,822.00
TOTAL NET INCOME........................................................ 384,325.00 ..................318,038.00
On motion by Nation, seconded by Taylor and unanimously approved this meeting was declared
adjourned by Mayor Baughman, this the 27th day of June, 2016
Gay Nell Pepper, Town Clerk
M. Stein Baughman, Jr., Mayor
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