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REGULAR MEETING,
UNION PARISH
SCHOOL BOARD
July 10, 2017
The Union Parish School Board met in
Regular Session at the Union Parish School Board
Office in Farmerville, Louisiana, on Monday, July
10, 2017 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 Barkley called the meeting to
order and Mr. Ellis gave the invocation.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr.
Hays, the Board approved the agenda as printed.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mrs.
Mabry, the Board approved the minutes for the
June 12, 2017 Regular Board Meeting as printed.
On motion by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr.
Bennett, the Board agreed to amend the adopted
June 12, 2017 minutes to include the following
comment by Mrs. Mabry: Keep the money spent
on the new Field House in Union Parish in the
discussion of hiring M3A Architecture for the
construction of a new Field House.
counting, at a daily rate of $330.00 all-inclusive
to provide leadership and support for budget
operations while the district seeks a new Chief
Financial Officer.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by
Mr. Hays, the Board granted approval of the
following policies:
1. Federal Unpaid Meal Policy (second
viewing)
2. Local School Wellness Policy (second
viewing)
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mr.
Ellis, the Board approved the following policies:
1. Other Policies Relating to Leave for Illness
and Emergencies (first viewing)
2. Corporal Punishment Policy (first viewing)
3. Administration of Medication to Students
Policy (first viewing)
4. Mandatory Teaching of Litter Prevention
and Awareness (first viewing)
5. Prohibition of Smoking and Tobacco Use
Policy (first viewing)
6. Policy Regarding Enrollment of Foster
Children and Students without Permanent
Residence (first viewing)
Mrs. Mabry commented that the word
Morehouse on the Prohibition of
Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy should
be changed to Union.
On motion by Mr. Ellis, seconded by
Mrs. Dean, the Board approved the transfer
of administrators from the vacated schools to
the new High School complex (grades 6-12).
The Superintendent is now advertising for the
position of a Union Parish Junior High School
Assistant Principal.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr.
Hays, the Board granted permission to establish
a Secondary Assistant Principalship at Union
Parish High School to replace the Director of
Student Affairs position that was eliminated for
the 2017-2018 school year and to advertise for
the said position.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by
Mrs. Stewart, the Board granted permission to
employ an Assistant Principal for Union Parish
Volkert staff reported to the Board on the
progress of construction at the new school site
for the Junior/Senior High School.
The Board was informed that the contract
with Allen, Green, and Williamson, LLP to conduct
the new statewide agreed upon procedures that
all governments are required to have performed
beginning with June 30, 2017 fiscal year-end
financial and compliance audits for the Union
Parish School Board has been renewed for the
2017-2018 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by
Mr. Bennett, the Board approved the LSU Ag-
Center Cooperative Agreement to support and
administer the Louisiana Cooperative Extension
4-H Youth Development Program for the period
of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Actual billed
amount for this period will be $16,500.00 which
will be billed in a single amount on July 1, 2017.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mrs.
Mabry, the Board approved a transfer of management
of property insurance and professional
liability insurance for 2017-2018 to Don Williams,
agent for Thomas and Farr Insurance Co., Inc.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mrs.
Mabry, the Board approved the Superintendent
entering a contract with Kim Smalling, Apex Ac-
Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year
to take the place of the Director of Student Affairs
whose resignation was effective June 27, 2017.
The Board was informed that the Federal
Programs Director/School Improvement and
Accountability Supervisor, Carol W. Smith, has
delayed the effective date of her retirement to
July 24, 2017 from June 30, 2017.
The Board was informed of the following
resignations:
1. Megan Wiens – Chief Financial Officer,
School Board Central Office, Effective:
July 3, 2017
2. Lyn Kenley – Director of Transportation
and Maintenance, School Board Central Office,
Effective: July 3, 2017
3. Lanoria Washington – Director of Student
Affairs, Union Parish Elementary School, Effective:
June 27, 2017
4. Lillie Davis – Union Parish Sixth Grade
Center, Teacher, Effective: August 1, 2017
5. Lane Welch – Union Parish High School,
Teacher/Coach, Effective: July 1, 2017
6. Greg Hill – Union Parish High School,
Teacher/Coach, Effective: August 1, 2017
The Board was informed of the following
employments:
1. Kristie Sheffield – Lead Assistive Technology
Facilitator, Northeast Assistive Technology
Center, Effective: July 11, 2017
2. Amanda Tull – Assistive Technology Facilitator,
Northeast Assistive Technology Center,
Effective: 11, 2017
3. Kaylee Jones – Union Parish High School,
Teacher, Effective: August 8, 2017
4. Robert A. Davis – Union Parish High
School, Effective: August 8, 2017
The Board was informed of the following
employee transfer:
1. Ellen McPherson – From Union Parish
High School to Union Parish Alternative School,
Teacher, Effective: August 8, 2017
2. Renee Simpson – From Union Parish
Elementary School to Union Parish Junior High
School, Teacher, Effective: August 8, 2017
The Board was informed of the following
employee entering the Deferred
Retirement Option Program:
1. Renee Simpson – Union Parish Elementary
School, Teacher, Effective: June 26, 2017
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mr.
Hays, the Board ratified the personnel actions
taken by the Superintendent of Schools and
stated on and/or attached to the agenda of
July 10, 2017.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by
Mrs. Mabry, the Board approved an effort to
secure a Junior ROTC program for Union Parish
High School beginning with the 2017-2018
school year.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr.
Dean, the Board approved a request from John
Ellis to use the Union Parish Elementary Cafeteria
for a reunion for Eastside High School alumni for
the years 1969-1979 Saturday, August 5, 2017.
They will follow the School Board policy for the
use of the facility, which includes providing a one
million dollar liability policy. A $100.00 check
deposit will be given and the facility will be left
in the same condition as it was given in order
to get the deposit returned.
The Board, having set its next Regular
Board Meeting for Monday, August 14, 2017 at
6:00 p.m. to be held at the Union Parish School
Board Office in Farmerville, Louisiana, adjourned
on this the 10th day of July, 2017.
George Cannon, Secretary Shannon
Barkley, President
Union Parish School Board Union Parish
School Board
(1144) 7/27/17
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Notice of Public Hearing
Farmerville Zoning
Commission
A public hearing will be held on Monday,
June 5, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., at Farmerville Town
Hall located at 407 South Main Street, Farmerville,
Louisiana, to hear the views and opinions of citizens
concerning the zoning change of property
belonging to Eugenia Lowe, ET AL, located 709
MLK Jr. Drive from R1 to R3.
Legal description as follows:
BEGIN 30 FT. S. OF NW/C OF LOT 8 OF BLK
W OF SMITH ADDITION, RUN E. 91 FT., S. 58 FT.,
W. 91 FT., N. 58 FT. TO P.O.B. 121-568 308-84
1242-004(JUDGEMENT OF INTERDICTION)
(104) 7/13/17,7/20/17,
7/27/17
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Notice of Public Hearing
Farmerville Zoning
Commission
A public hearing will be held on Monday,
August 7, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., at Farmerville Town
Hall located at 407 South Main Street, Farmerville,
Louisiana, to hear the views and opinions
of citizens concerning the zoning change of
property belonging to Bobby Fudge, located
505 Smith Street from R1 to R3.
Legal description as follows:
LOT 9 OF BLOCK L OF SMITH ADDITION
162-75 825-229 867-088.
(77) 7/13/17,7/20/17,7/27/17
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NO. P.D. 9944
SUCCESSION OF
BILLY RAY JOHNSON
FILED June 30, 2017
3rd JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
PARISH OF UNION
STATE OF LOUISIANA
/s/ Wanda Royal, Deputy Clerk of Court
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL
IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE
SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Testamentary
Executor of this succession has petitioned this
Court for authority to sell the undivided
one-third (1/3) interest of this succession in immovable
property at private sale in accordance
with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Louisiana
Code of Civil Procedure for the price and upon
the terms as stated in the Petition for Authority
to Sell Immovable Property at Private Sale filed
herein. The immovable property proposed to
be sold at private sale is described as follows:
The Northeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter (NE/4 of SW/4) and the South Quarter of
the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter
(S/4 of SE/4 of NW/4), of Section Three (3),
Township Twenty-two (22) North, Range Two
(2) East, Union Parish, Louisiana,
LESS AND EXCEPT any previous transfers
there from,containing 33 acres, more or less,
together with all buildings and improvements
situated thereon.
Subject to existing streets, roads or highways,
utility transmission lines, pipelines and
facilities which may be upon the property and/
or dedications and easements therefor which
may be of record and presently in legal force.
NOW THEREFORE, any heir, legatee or
creditor who opposes the proposed sale must
file his opposition within seven (7) days from
the day on which the last publication of this
notice appears.
BY ORDER OF THE COURT
/s/ Wanda Royal, Deputy Clerk of Court
(265) 7/6/17,7/27/17
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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN THAT I HAVE
COMPLETED THE ASSESSMENT LISTINGS OF
ALL PROPERTY IN THE PARISH OF UNION AND
HAVE ESTIMATED THE VALUES THEREON,
AND THAT SAID LISTINGS WILL BE EXPOSED
IN THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE FOR THE PUBLIC
INSPECTION AND CORRECTIONS FOR A PERIOD
OF 15 DAYS BEGINNING AUGUST 15,
2017, AT 8:30 A.M. ANY TAXPAYER DESIRING
TO EXAMINE HIS ASSESSMENT IS REQUIRED
TO CALL THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE OR COME
BY DURING SAID 15 DAY PERIOD.
LANCE FUTCH, CLA
UNION PARISH ASSESSOR
(90) 7/27/17 8/3/17
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NOTICE TO PUBLIC
Notice is hereby given under LA R.S. 33:406
by the Town of Farmerville that on July 10, 2017
Ordinance #03-17 was proposed, to-wit:
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE
OF THE TOWN OF FARMERVILLE
BY AMENDING SECTION 9-69 PERTAINING
TO
CHARGES FOR SEWER SERVICES
There will be a public hearing and the
Ordinance will be considered for adoption at
the Farmerville Town Council meeting at 5:00
p.m. August 14, 2017, Farmerville Town Hall.
GAY NELL PEPPER
TOWN CLERK/TREASURER
(81) 7/27/17
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Town of Farmerville
Regular Meeting
Farmerville Town Council
Special Meeting
June 29, 2017
The Farmerville Town Council met in special session on Monday, June 29, 2017
at 5:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stein Baughman, Jr. The
invocation was given by Alderman Johnikin 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, Robert Allen, and Ricky
Johnikin, Attorney Joe Cusimano was absent.
At this time Mayor Baughman allowed all citizens to voice their opinion on all
agenda items.
On motion by Maine, seconded by Gatson and approved with one Nay from
Taylor, to issue a new Liquor License for Wrights Place located at 601 Hickory Street.
On motion by Allen, seconded by Maine and unanimously approved to award
Mabry Company, LLC the contract for Drainage Structure Repairs with a low bid of
$129,700.00.
On motion by Gatson, seconded by Allen and unanimously to approve the
2016/2017 amended budget as presented.
2017/2018 Amended Budget
GENERAL FUND
Original Budget
Amended Budget
REVENUES
General & Administrative............................. 794,300.00 ............... 929,200.00
Sanitation...................................................... 470,000.00 ............... 430,000.00
TOTAL REVENUE..................................... 1,264,300.00 ............ 1,329,200.00
EXPENSES
General & Administrative............................. 759,090.00 ............... 804,000.00
Sanitation...................................................... 503,110.00 ................511,945.00
TOTAL EXPENSES................................... 1,262,200.00 ............ 1,315,945.00
NET INCOME GENERAL FUND..................... 2,100.00 ................. 43,255.00
SALES TAX............................................... 1,131,060.00 ............ 1,109,700.00
EXPENSES
Shop & Administrative................................... 455,200.00.................311,200.00
Streets......................................................... 655,900.00 ............... 790,700.00
TOTAL EXPENSES....................................1,111,100.00 ............ 1,101,900.00
NET INCOME SALES TAX............................. 19,960.00 ................... 7,810.00
SALES BOND
TOTAL REVENUES...................................... 531,500.00................ 532,300.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES.............................. 529,090.00 ............... 531,790.00
NET INCOME SALES BOND........................... 2,410.00...................... 510.00
WATER DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES................................... 1,469,100.00............. 1,518,200.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES........................... 1,412,400.00 ............ 1,515,600.00
NET INCOME WATER.................................... 56,700.00................... 2,600.00
SEWER DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES...................................... 445,500.00 .............. 550,000.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES.............................. 403,522.50 ............... 548,722.50
NET INCOME SEWER................................... 41,977.50 ................... 1,277.50
FIRE DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES...................................... 812,000.00 .............. 656,700.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES.............................. 808,800.00 ............... 651,900.00
NET INCOME FIRE.......................................... 3,200.00................... 4,800.00
POLICE DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES...................................... 972,800.00............... 992,460.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES.............................. 968,050.00 ............... 991,100.00
NET INCOME POLICE .................................... 4,750.00 ................... 1,360.00
TOTAL BUDGETED REVENUES.............. 6,626,260.00 ............ 6,718,570.00
TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES...... 6,495,162.50............. 6,656,957.50
TOTAL NET INCOME................................... 131,097.50 ................ 61 ,612.50
On motion by Allen, seconded by Maine and unanimously approved to adopt the
2017/2018 Budget as presented and advertised with the exception of adding a $.50
hourly increase for all full time employees.
On motion by Gatson, 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
(393) 7/27/17
June 12, 2017
The Farmerville Town Council
met in regular session at Farmerville
Town Hall, located at 407
South Main Street, Farmerville,
Louisiana, on June 12, 2017. The
council members present were
Mayor M. Stein Baughman, Jr.,
Aldermen Jerry Taylor, Caroline
Gatson, Ricky Johnikin, and Robert
Allen. Alderman Lavelle Maine
was absent.
The roll was called and with a
quorum present Mayor Baughman
called the meeting to order.
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 8, 2017, regular
meeting.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously
approved to approve the payables
for May.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Allen and unanimously approved
to select The “Gazette” as
our Official Journal for 2017/2018
fiscal year.
On motion by Gatson, seconded
by Taylor and unanimously
approved to approve the closure
of streets in the downtown area for
the Watermelon Festival on July
28th and 29th, as requested by
the Farmerville Jaycees.
On motion by Allen, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously
approved to sponsor the parade
for the Watermelon at a cost of
$1,000.00.
On motion by Allen, seconded
by Taylor and unanimously
approved to adopt Resolution
No 7-17 pertaining to agreement
PUBLIC
n FROM PAGE 8A
with DOTD.
Resolution No 07-17
WHEREAS, The Town of
Farmerville Board of Aldermen
agrees to accept ownership of
whatever rights the State of Louisiana,
through the Department of
Transportation and Development
(“DOTD” or “Department”), may
own, with the exception of any
and all mineral rights, in and to
the following described property
and agrees to accept all future
rights, obligations and liabilities,
including, but not limited to, all
future operation, maintenance,
and repairs associated therewith,
for its operation and maintenance
as a town street, subject to the
conditions stated herein below:
The portion of state route
LA 828 (known as Ward Chapel
Road) from its intersection with
state route LA 15 / LA 33 (known
as North Main Street) proceeding
east approximately 0.62 mile to the
Farmerville Town Limits.
Upon satisfaction of Condition
III herein below, Bad Eye
Road from its intersection with state
route LA 15 / LA 33 proceeding
westerly approximately 0.30 mile to
the northwest property line of the D
’Arbonne Woods Charter School.
The Town of Farmerville
Board of Aldermen agrees to accept
ownership of whatever rights
the Department may own in and to
the aforesaid described property
at the proper time and under the
conditions specified herein below:
CONDITION I: Repairs will
not be provided for the portion of
state route LA 828 (known as Ward
Chapel Road) to be transferred
to the Town of Farmerville, and it
shall be transferred in its current
condition.
CONDITION II: Provide
$274,363 in road transfer credit
for the portion of state route LA
828 (known as Ward Chapel Road)
to be transferred to the Town of
Farmerville to be applied to the
improvements in Condition III with
any remaining balance of the road
transfer credit being applied, at
DOTD’s sole discretion, towards
the Town’s share of funding under a
program of the Department affecting
the Town.
CONDITION III: DOTD may
take into the state highway system,
and shall provide repairs to include
paving with asphaltic concrete the
portion of the local road known
as Bad Eye Road as described
herein above not to exceed the road
transfer credit provided in Condition
II herein above. The Town of
Farmerville shall be responsible
for any and all utility relocation,
and agrees to hold DOTD harmless
for any and all costs which
may arise as a result of any utility
relocation or any determination not
to relocate a utility installation. If
the project cost exceeds the road
transfer credit provided in Condition
II, the additional funding will
be the responsibility of the Town
of Farmerville Board of Aldermen.
BE IT RESOLVED, That the
Town of Farmerville Board of
Aldermen shall accept ownership
of whatever rights the Department
may own in and to the aforesaid
described property as a binding
agreement between the Department
and the Town of Farmerville
Board of Aldermen, provided the
Department shall comply with the
relevant condition(s) stated herein.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
That the Town of Farmerville
Board of Aldermen authorizes the
presiding Mayor of the Town of
Farmerville to execute a Cooperative
Endeavor Agreement between
the Department and the Town of
Farmerville Board of Aldermen,
and any amendments or necessary
modifications thereto, memorializing
the agreement between the
parties relative to the above-stated
property transfers.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
That the Town of Farmerville Board
of Aldermen authorizes the presiding
Mayor of the Town of Farmerville
to execute any and all documents
necessary to effect the transfer of
the aforesaid described property
at the proper time.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
That the Town of Farmerville Board
of Aldermen hereby represents
that it has received approval from
a majority of the state legislative
delegation from Union Parish of
the actions contemplated herein.
On motion by Allen and seconded
by Taylor , the above and
foregoing resolution was declared
duly adopted on this, the 12th day
of June , 2017.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously
approved to adopt Resolution No
08-17 pertaining to Language
Access Plan.
RESOLUTION NO 08-17
POLICY STATEMENT FOR
COMMUNICATING I
NFORMATION
TO PERSONS WITH
SENSORY IMPAIRMENTS
WHEREAS, the Town of
Farmerville has been afforded
the opportunity to participate in
the State of Louisiana Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG)
administered by the Division of
Administration; and,
WHEREAS, the CDBG Program
requires that all grant
recipients adopt by resolution a
policy for communicating information
to persons with hearing
impairments;NOW, THEREFORE
BE IT RESOLVED, that the attached
“Policy Statement For Communicating
Information to Persons
With Sensory Impairments” for the
Town of Farmerville dated June
12, 2017 is hereby adopted.BE IT
FURTHER RESOLVED, the Town of
Farmerville_ hereby adopts a policy
to utilize the Louisiana Hearing
Impaired Relay System for communicating
with hearing impaired
persons. The relay numbers are:
Information 1-800-333-0605, TDD
Users 1-800-846-5277 and Voice
Users 1-800-947-5277.
PASSED,
APPROVED AND ADOPTED THIS
12th day of June , 2017.On motion
byAllen, seconded by Taylor and
unanimously approved to adopt
Resolution No 09-17 pertaining to
Residential Antidisplacement and
Relocation Assistance Plan.
RESOLUTION NO 09-17
TO ADOPT RESIDENTIAL
ANTIDISPLACEMENT
AND RELOCATION
ASSISTANCE PLAN
WHEREAS, the Town of
Farmerville has received approval
of a Louisiana Community Development
Block Grant Program for the
fiscal year 2017 and
WHEREAS, the LCDBG
Program requires that all grant
recipients adopt by resolution a
Residential Antidisplacement and
Relocation Assistance Plan,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,
that the Town of Farmerville
hereby adopts the attached
Residential Antidisplacement and
Relocation Assistance Plan.
THUS DONE this 12th day of
June, 2017 in legal session in the
Town of Farmerville, Parish of Union
and State of Louisiana.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously
approved to adopt Resolution No
10-17 pertaining to Grievance
Procedure.
RESOLUTION NO 10-17
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
BY THE TOWN OF
FARMERVILLE
WHEREAS, the Town of
Farmerville has been afforded
the opportunity to participate in
the State of Louisiana Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG)
administered by the Division of
Administration; and,
WHEREAS, the CDBG Program
requires that all grant recipients
adopt by resolution an internal
grievance procedure providing for
prompt and equitable resolution
of complaints alleging any action
prohibited by the regulation of the
U. S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development, 24 CFR Part
8, implementing Section 504 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as
amended (Public Law 93-112); and
WHEREAS, Section 504
states, in part: “No otherwise qualified
handicapped individual …
shall, solely by reason of his handicap
be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be
subjected to discrimination under
any program or activity receiving
Federal financial assistance.”
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED that the attached
“Grievance Procedure” dated
June 12, 2017 is hereby adopted.
PASSED, APPROVED AND
ADOPTED THIS 12th day of
June, 2017.
On motion by Gatson, seconded
by Taylor and unaniomously
approvd to adopt Resolution No 11-
17 pertaining to Police Statement
for Communication Information.
RESOLUTION NO 11-17
POLICY STATEMENT FOR
COMMUNICATING
INFORMATION
TO PERSONS WITH
SENSORY IMPAIRMENTS
BY THE
TOWN OF FARMERVILLE
WHEREAS, the Town of
Farmerville has been afforded
the opportunity to participate in
the State of Louisiana Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG)
administered by the Division of
Administration; and,
WHEREAS, the CDBG Program
requires that all grant recipients
adopt by resolution a policy
for communicating information to
persons with hearing impairments;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, that the attached
“Policy Statement For Communicating
Information to Persons With
Sensory Impairments” for the Town
of Farmerville dated June 12, 2017
is hereby adopted.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
the Town of Farmerville_ hereby
adopts a policy to utilize the
Louisiana Hearing Impaired Relay
System for communicating with
hearing impaired persons. The
relay numbers are: Information
1-800-333-0605, TDD Users
1-800-846-5277 and Voice Users
1-800-947-5277.
PASSED, APPROVED AND
ADOPTED THIS 12th day of
June , 2017.
On motion by Gatson, seconded
by Taylor and unanimously
approved to adopt Resolution
No 12-17 pertaining to Financial
Management of FY 2016 LCDBG.
RESOLUTION NO 12-17
FY 2017 LCDBG
WHEREAS, the Town of
Farmerville has been afforded the
opportunity to participate in the
2016/2017 State of Louisiana Community
Development Block Grant
(LCDBG) Program administered
by the Division of Administration
for Sewer Rehab; and,
WHEREAS, it is necessary
under the program regulations
to authorize certain actions and
individuals to perform certain
designated functions by the State.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, that the Town of
Farmerville as legal recipient of
the LCDBG funds does hereby
authorize the following actions:
SECTION I.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
WHEREAS, it is necessary
under the Financial Management
regulations of the LCDBG program
to authorize certain individuals to
sign for draw downs for request
for payments and to authorize
one certain individual to certify the
correctness of each signature; and,
WHEREAS, it is further necessary
under the Financial Management
regulations of the LCDBG
program to designate an official
depository to hold LCDBG funds;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, by the Town of Farmerville
as legal authorized recipient
of the LCDBG funds, in regular
session convened, that Gay Nell
Pepper, Mike Allen and Velvet
Roberts are hereby authorized to
sign “Authorized Signature Card
for Request for Payment;” and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
that M. Stein Baughman, Jr., Mayor
shall certify to the correctness of
the signatures; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
Marion State Bank is hereby designated
as the official depository for
direct deposit of grant funds for the
LCDBG project.
SECTION II
REQUISITION OF FUNDS
WHEREAS, the State requires
adequate financial management
control over LCDBG funds. The
establishment of a Requisition
of Funds policy is a vital tool to
such control.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, By the Town of
Farmerville that all invoices for work
performed or materials used in relation
to the LCDBG Program, prior
to payment, must have attached a
signed pre-printed project requisition
form. The form and invoice shall
be approved in the following order:
1. Approval by Project
Administrator/Engineer
2. Approval by the
Clerk
3. Approval by the Mayor
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
that GayNell Pepper and M. Stein
Baughman, Jr., are hereby authorized
to sign checks written on the
LCDBG account.
SECTION III
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
WHEREAS, equal opportunity
regulations of the LCDBG program
require the appointment by the
recipient of an Equal Opportunity
Officer (EEO Officer) to have the
responsibility for maintaining all
pertinent EEO files, submitting on
a timely basis all reports, answer
all related correspondence and
monitor all EEO areas;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, by the Town of Farmerville
that Gay Nell Pepper is hereby
appointed as EEO Officer for the life
of the LCDBG program and as such
is charged to faithfully execute all
duties and responsibilities herein
described.
SECTION IV
504 COORDINATOR
WHEREAS, the State requires
Grantees to designate a
responsible person to Coordinate
the Town’s efforts to comply with
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973, as amended;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, that Gay Nell Pepper
is appointed as Section 504
Compliance Officer.
SECTION V
SECTION 3 COMPLIANCE
WHEREAS, the LCDBG
program requires that all grant
recipients establish and adopt by
resolution a Section 3 Plan and appoint
a Section 3 Coordinator and
certification procedures.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, that the Town of
Farmerville adopts a Section 3 Plan
and appoints Gay Nell Pepper as
its Section 3 Coordinator.
Passed and adopted by
the Town of Farmerville, Parish of
Union, State of Louisiana, on this
12th day June, 2017.
On motion by Allen, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously
approved to take the necessary
steps to raise our millage rates to
the new adjusted maximum.
At this time Mayor Protem
Jerry Taylor introduced the
2017/2018 budget as presented.
A public hearing will be held to
hear the views and opinion of
citizens concerning the adoption
of said budget.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Allen and unanimously
approved to change the office
hours at Town Hall to 7:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday , 7:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday and all
outside employees that work out of
Town Hall from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. Monday - Thursday and 7:00
a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
On motion by Allen, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously
approved to approve the following
overtime of $11,249.22 from the
previous month.
On motion by Gatson, seconded
by Allen and unanimously
approved to approve the following
action taken by the Farmerville
Zoning Commission:
1. To change the zoning classification
for the property beloning
came effective and enforceable on
January 1, 2004. Compliance with
the TTHMs standard is determined
by calculating a locational running
annual average (LRAA) of quarterly
TTHMs sample results. Compliance
calculations performed for the
second quarter of 2017 show that
the system’s current TTHMs LRAAs
are 84 ppb at DBP02 – Curtis Dean
and115 ppb at DBP03 – Mt. Ararat
Church Hwy 552; thus, the system
is currently in violation of the TTHMs
standard.
Please share this information
with all the other people who drink
this water, especially those who
may not have received this notice
directly (for example, people
in apartments, nursing homes,
schools, and businesses). You
can do this by posting this notice
in a public place or distributing
copies by hand or mail.
This is not an emergency. If
it had been, you would have been
notified immediately. EPA and
LDHH do not consider this violation
to have any serious adverse health
effects on human health as a result
of short-term exposure; however,
continued long term exposure to
TTHMs and HAA5 levels above
the standard (e.g.,20 years of
exposure) has the potential to
have serious adverse effects on
human health.
The Point Wilhite Water
System would like to reassure
its customers the water is safe to
drink. We ask for your patience
and understanding as we look for
a solution to correct this ongoing
problem. If you have any additional
questions or concerns, please call
Ben Bridges at 318-982-3884 and
leave a message or email pointwilhitewater@
live.com.
This institution is an equal
opportunity provider. To file
a complaint of discrimination,
write: USDA, Director, Office of
Civil Rights, 1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.
20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272
(voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, and lender.
(518) 7/27/17
to James Gatson, located at 707
West U Drive, Lot A and Lot B to R3.
2. To change the zoning classification
for the property belonging
to Robert Lemoine located at 306
Ouachita Street to R3.
There being no further business
to come before the council,
Mayor Baughman declared this
meeting adjourned upon motion by
Gatson, seconded by Taylor, and
unanimously approved.
Gay Nell Pepper,
Town Clerk
M. Stein Baughman, Jr,
Mayor
(2343) 7/27/17
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The Point Wilhite Water System
is currently in violation of the
maximum contaminant level (MCL)
for total trihalomethanes as set forth
be the State {Part XII of the Louisiana
State Sanitary Code (LAC
51:XII) and the Federal Primary
Drinking Water Regulations (40
CFR Part 141)
The United States Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA)
and the Louisiana Department
of Health (LDH) set drinking
water standards and requires
the disinfection of drinking water.
Where disinfection is used in the
treatment of drinking water, disinfectants
combine with naturally
occurring organic and inorganic
matter present in water to form
chemicals called disinfection
byproducts (DBPs). EPA and
LDH set standards for controlling
the levels of disinfectants and
DBPs in drinking water, including
trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic
acid (HAAs). Some people
who drink water containing THMs
in excess of the MCL over many
years may experience problems
with their liver, kidneys, or central
nervous system, and may have an
increased risk of getting cancer.
In December 1998, EPA
set enforceable drinking water
standards for TTHMs at 80 parts
per billion (ppb) and for HAA5 at
60 parts per billion (ppb) to reduce
the risk of cancer or other adverse
health effects. Compliance with
the TTHMs and HAA5 standard for
public water systems serving less
than 10,000 individuals initially be- came effective and enforceable on
January 1, 2004. Compliance with
the TTHMs standard is determined
by calculating a locational running
annual average (LRAA) of quarterly
TTHMs sample results. Compliance
calculations performed for the
second quarter of 2017 show that
the system’s current TTHMs LRAAs
are 84 ppb at DBP02 – Curtis Dean
and115 ppb at DBP03 – Mt. Ararat
Church Hwy 552; thus, the system
is currently in violation of the TTHMs
standard.
Please share this information
with all the other people who drink
this water, especially those who
may not have received this notice
directly (for example, people
in apartments, nursing homes,
schools, and businesses). You
can do this by posting this notice
in a public place or distributing
copies by hand or mail.
This is not an emergency. If
it had been, you would have been
notified immediately. EPA and
LDHH do not consider this violation
to have any serious adverse health
effects on human health as a result
of short-term exposure; however,
continued long term exposure to
TTHMs and HAA5 levels above
the standard (e.g.,20 years of
exposure) has the potential to
have serious adverse effects on
human health.
The Point Wilhite Water
System would like to reassure
its customers the water is safe to
drink. We ask for your patience
and understanding as we look for
a solution to correct this ongoing
problem. If you have any additional
questions or concerns, please call
Ben Bridges at 318-982-3884 and
leave a message or email pointwilhitewater@
live.com.
This institution is an equal
opportunity provider. To file
a complaint of discrimination,
write: USDA, Director, Office of
Civil Rights, 1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.
20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272
(voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, and lender.
(518) 7/27/17

REGULAR MEETING,
UNION PARISH
SCHOOL BOARD
July 10, 2017
The Union Parish School Board met in
Regular Session at the Union Parish School Board
Office in Farmerville, Louisiana, on Monday, July
10, 2017 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 Barkley called the meeting to
order and Mr. Ellis gave the invocation.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr.
Hays, the Board approved the agenda as printed.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mrs.
Mabry, the Board approved the minutes for the
June 12, 2017 Regular Board Meeting as printed.
On motion by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr.
Bennett, the Board agreed to amend the adopted
June 12, 2017 minutes to include the following
comment by Mrs. Mabry: Keep the money spent
on the new Field House in Union Parish in the
discussion of hiring M3A Architecture for the
construction of a new Field House.
counting, at a daily rate of $330.00 all-inclusive
to provide leadership and support for budget
operations while the district seeks a new Chief
Financial Officer.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by
Mr. Hays, the Board granted approval of the
following policies:
1. Federal Unpaid Meal Policy (second
viewing)
2. Local School Wellness Policy (second
viewing)
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mr.
Ellis, the Board approved the following policies:
1. Other Policies Relating to Leave for Illness
and Emergencies (first viewing)
2. Corporal Punishment Policy (first viewing)
3. Administration of Medication to Students
Policy (first viewing)
4. Mandatory Teaching of Litter Prevention
and Awareness (first viewing)
5. Prohibition of Smoking and Tobacco Use
Policy (first viewing)
6. Policy Regarding Enrollment of Foster
Children and Students without Permanent
Residence (first viewing)
Mrs. Mabry commented that the word
Morehouse on the Prohibition of
Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy should
be changed to Union.
On motion by Mr. Ellis, seconded by
Mrs. Dean, the Board approved the transfer
of administrators from the vacated schools to
the new High School complex (grades 6-12).
The Superintendent is now advertising for the
position of a Union Parish Junior High School
Assistant Principal.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr.
Hays, the Board granted permission to establish
a Secondary Assistant Principalship at Union
Parish High School to replace the Director of
Student Affairs position that was eliminated for
the 2017-2018 school year and to advertise for
the said position.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by
Mrs. Stewart, the Board granted permission to
employ an Assistant Principal for Union Parish
Volkert staff reported to the Board on the
progress of construction at the new school site
for the Junior/Senior High School.
The Board was informed that the contract
with Allen, Green, and Williamson, LLP to conduct
the new statewide agreed upon procedures that
all governments are required to have performed
beginning with June 30, 2017 fiscal year-end
financial and compliance audits for the Union
Parish School Board has been renewed for the
2017-2018 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by
Mr. Bennett, the Board approved the LSU Ag-
Center Cooperative Agreement to support and
administer the Louisiana Cooperative Extension
4-H Youth Development Program for the period
of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Actual billed
amount for this period will be $16,500.00 which
will be billed in a single amount on July 1, 2017.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mrs.
Mabry, the Board approved a transfer of management
of property insurance and professional
liability insurance for 2017-2018 to Don Williams,
agent for Thomas and Farr Insurance Co., Inc.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mrs.
Mabry, the Board approved the Superintendent
entering a contract with Kim Smalling, Apex Ac-
Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year
to take the place of the Director of Student Affairs
whose resignation was effective June 27, 2017.
The Board was informed that the Federal
Programs Director/School Improvement and
Accountability Supervisor, Carol W. Smith, has
delayed the effective date of her retirement to
July 24, 2017 from June 30, 2017.
The Board was informed of the following
resignations:
1. Megan Wiens – Chief Financial Officer,
School Board Central Office, Effective:
July 3, 2017
2. Lyn Kenley – Director of Transportation
and Maintenance, School Board Central Office,
Effective: July 3, 2017
3. Lanoria Washington – Director of Student
Affairs, Union Parish Elementary School, Effective:
June 27, 2017
4. Lillie Davis – Union Parish Sixth Grade
Center, Teacher, Effective: August 1, 2017
5. Lane Welch – Union Parish High School,
Teacher/Coach, Effective: July 1, 2017
6. Greg Hill – Union Parish High School,
Teacher/Coach, Effective: August 1, 2017
The Board was informed of the following
employments:
1. Kristie Sheffield – Lead Assistive Technology
Facilitator, Northeast Assistive Technology
Center, Effective: July 11, 2017
2. Amanda Tull – Assistive Technology Facilitator,
Northeast Assistive Technology Center,
Effective: 11, 2017
3. Kaylee Jones – Union Parish High School,
Teacher, Effective: August 8, 2017
4. Robert A. Davis – Union Parish High
School, Effective: August 8, 2017
The Board was informed of the following
employee transfer:
1. Ellen McPherson – From Union Parish
High School to Union Parish Alternative School,
Teacher, Effective: August 8, 2017
2. Renee Simpson – From Union Parish
Elementary School to Union Parish Junior High
School, Teacher, Effective: August 8, 2017
The Board was informed of the following
employee entering the Deferred
Retirement Option Program:
1. Renee Simpson – Union Parish Elementary
School, Teacher, Effective: June 26, 2017
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mr.
Hays, the Board ratified the personnel actions
taken by the Superintendent of Schools and
stated on and/or attached to the agenda of
July 10, 2017.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by
Mrs. Mabry, the Board approved an effort to
secure a Junior ROTC program for Union Parish
High School beginning with the 2017-2018
school year.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr.
Dean, the Board approved a request from John
Ellis to use the Union Parish Elementary Cafeteria
for a reunion for Eastside High School alumni for
the years 1969-1979 Saturday, August 5, 2017.
They will follow the School Board policy for the
use of the facility, which includes providing a one
million dollar liability policy. A $100.00 check
deposit will be given and the facility will be left
in the same condition as it was given in order
to get the deposit returned.
The Board, having set its next Regular
Board Meeting for Monday, August 14, 2017 at
6:00 p.m. to be held at the Union Parish School
Board Office in Farmerville, Louisiana, adjourned
on this the 10th day of July, 2017.
George Cannon, Secretary Shannon
Barkley, President
Union Parish School Board Union Parish
School Board
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Notice of Public Hearing
Farmerville Zoning
Commission
A public hearing will be held on Monday,
June 5, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., at Farmerville Town
Hall located at 407 South Main Street, Farmerville,
Louisiana, to hear the views and opinions of citizens
concerning the zoning change of property
belonging to Eugenia Lowe, ET AL, located 709
MLK Jr. Drive from R1 to R3.
Legal description as follows:
BEGIN 30 FT. S. OF NW/C OF LOT 8 OF BLK
W OF SMITH ADDITION, RUN E. 91 FT., S. 58 FT.,
W. 91 FT., N. 58 FT. TO P.O.B. 121-568 308-84
1242-004(JUDGEMENT OF INTERDICTION)
(104) 7/13/17,7/20/17,
7/27/17
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Notice of Public Hearing
Farmerville Zoning
Commission
A public hearing will be held on Monday,
August 7, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., at Farmerville Town
Hall located at 407 South Main Street, Farmerville,
Louisiana, to hear the views and opinions
of citizens concerning the zoning change of
property belonging to Bobby Fudge, located
505 Smith Street from R1 to R3.
Legal description as follows:
LOT 9 OF BLOCK L OF SMITH ADDITION
162-75 825-229 867-088.
(77) 7/13/17,7/20/17,7/27/17
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NO. P.D. 9944
SUCCESSION OF
BILLY RAY JOHNSON
FILED June 30, 2017
3rd JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
PARISH OF UNION
STATE OF LOUISIANA
/s/ Wanda Royal, Deputy Clerk of Court
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL
IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE
SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Testamentary
Executor of this succession has petitioned this
Court for authority to sell the undivided
one-third (1/3) interest of this succession in immovable
property at private sale in accordance
with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Louisiana
Code of Civil Procedure for the price and upon
the terms as stated in the Petition for Authority
to Sell Immovable Property at Private Sale filed
herein. The immovable property proposed to
be sold at private sale is described as follows:
The Northeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter (NE/4 of SW/4) and the South Quarter of
the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter
(S/4 of SE/4 of NW/4), of Section Three (3),
Township Twenty-two (22) North, Range Two
(2) East, Union Parish, Louisiana,
LESS AND EXCEPT any previous transfers
there from,containing 33 acres, more or less,
together with all buildings and improvements
situated thereon.
Subject to existing streets, roads or highways,
utility transmission lines, pipelines and
facilities which may be upon the property and/
or dedications and easements therefor which
may be of record and presently in legal force.
NOW THEREFORE, any heir, legatee or
creditor who opposes the proposed sale must
file his opposition within seven (7) days from
the day on which the last publication of this
notice appears.
BY ORDER OF THE COURT
/s/ Wanda Royal, Deputy Clerk of Court
(265) 7/6/17,7/27/17
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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN THAT I HAVE
COMPLETED THE ASSESSMENT LISTINGS OF
ALL PROPERTY IN THE PARISH OF UNION AND
HAVE ESTIMATED THE VALUES THEREON,
AND THAT SAID LISTINGS WILL BE EXPOSED
IN THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE FOR THE PUBLIC
INSPECTION AND CORRECTIONS FOR A PERIOD
OF 15 DAYS BEGINNING AUGUST 15,
2017, AT 8:30 A.M. ANY TAXPAYER DESIRING
TO EXAMINE HIS ASSESSMENT IS REQUIRED
TO CALL THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE OR COME
BY DURING SAID 15 DAY PERIOD.
LANCE FUTCH, CLA
UNION PARISH ASSESSOR
(90) 7/27/17 8/3/17
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NOTICE TO PUBLIC
Notice is hereby given under LA R.S. 33:406
by the Town of Farmerville that on July 10, 2017
Ordinance #03-17 was proposed, to-wit:
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE
OF THE TOWN OF FARMERVILLE
BY AMENDING SECTION 9-69 PERTAINING
TO
CHARGES FOR SEWER SERVICES
There will be a public hearing and the
Ordinance will be considered for adoption at
the Farmerville Town Council meeting at 5:00
p.m. August 14, 2017, Farmerville Town Hall.
GAY NELL PEPPER
TOWN CLERK/TREASURER
(81) 7/27/17
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Town of Farmerville
Regular Meeting
Farmerville Town Council
Special Meeting
June 29, 2017
The Farmerville Town Council met in special session on Monday, June 29, 2017
at 5:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stein Baughman, Jr. The
invocation was given by Alderman Johnikin 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, Robert Allen, and Ricky
Johnikin, Attorney Joe Cusimano was absent.
At this time Mayor Baughman allowed all citizens to voice their opinion on all
agenda items.
On motion by Maine, seconded by Gatson and approved with one Nay from
Taylor, to issue a new Liquor License for Wrights Place located at 601 Hickory Street.
On motion by Allen, seconded by Maine and unanimously approved to award
Mabry Company, LLC the contract for Drainage Structure Repairs with a low bid of
$129,700.00.
On motion by Gatson, seconded by Allen and unanimously to approve the
2016/2017 amended budget as presented.
2017/2018 Amended Budget
GENERAL FUND
Original Budget
Amended Budget
REVENUES
General & Administrative............................. 794,300.00 ............... 929,200.00
Sanitation...................................................... 470,000.00 ............... 430,000.00
TOTAL REVENUE..................................... 1,264,300.00 ............ 1,329,200.00
EXPENSES
General & Administrative............................. 759,090.00 ............... 804,000.00
Sanitation...................................................... 503,110.00 ................511,945.00
TOTAL EXPENSES................................... 1,262,200.00 ............ 1,315,945.00
NET INCOME GENERAL FUND..................... 2,100.00 ................. 43,255.00
SALES TAX............................................... 1,131,060.00 ............ 1,109,700.00
EXPENSES
Shop & Administrative................................... 455,200.00.................311,200.00
Streets......................................................... 655,900.00 ............... 790,700.00
TOTAL EXPENSES....................................1,111,100.00 ............ 1,101,900.00
NET INCOME SALES TAX............................. 19,960.00 ................... 7,810.00
SALES BOND
TOTAL REVENUES...................................... 531,500.00................ 532,300.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES.............................. 529,090.00 ............... 531,790.00
NET INCOME SALES BOND........................... 2,410.00...................... 510.00
WATER DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES................................... 1,469,100.00............. 1,518,200.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES........................... 1,412,400.00 ............ 1,515,600.00
NET INCOME WATER.................................... 56,700.00................... 2,600.00
SEWER DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES...................................... 445,500.00 .............. 550,000.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES.............................. 403,522.50 ............... 548,722.50
NET INCOME SEWER................................... 41,977.50 ................... 1,277.50
FIRE DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES...................................... 812,000.00 .............. 656,700.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES.............................. 808,800.00 ............... 651,900.00
NET INCOME FIRE.......................................... 3,200.00................... 4,800.00
POLICE DEPARTMENT
TOTAL REVENUES...................................... 972,800.00............... 992,460.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES.............................. 968,050.00 ............... 991,100.00
NET INCOME POLICE .................................... 4,750.00 ................... 1,360.00
TOTAL BUDGETED REVENUES.............. 6,626,260.00 ............ 6,718,570.00
TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES...... 6,495,162.50............. 6,656,957.50
TOTAL NET INCOME................................... 131,097.50 ................ 61 ,612.50
On motion by Allen, seconded by Maine and unanimously approved to adopt the
2017/2018 Budget as presented and advertised with the exception of adding a $.50
hourly increase for all full time employees.
On motion by Gatson, 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
(393) 7/27/17
June 12, 2017
The Farmerville Town Council
met in regular session at Farmerville
Town Hall, located at 407
South Main Street, Farmerville,
Louisiana, on June 12, 2017. The
council members present were
Mayor M. Stein Baughman, Jr.,
Aldermen Jerry Taylor, Caroline
Gatson, Ricky Johnikin, and Robert
Allen. Alderman Lavelle Maine
was absent.
The roll was called and with a
quorum present Mayor Baughman
called the meeting to order.
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 8, 2017, regular
meeting.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously
approved to approve the payables
for May.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Allen and unanimously approved
to select The “Gazette” as
our Official Journal for 2017/2018
fiscal year.
On motion by Gatson, seconded
by Taylor and unanimously
approved to approve the closure
of streets in the downtown area for
the Watermelon Festival on July
28th and 29th, as requested by
the Farmerville Jaycees.
On motion by Allen, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously
approved to sponsor the parade
for the Watermelon at a cost of
$1,000.00.
On motion by Allen, seconded
by Taylor and unanimously
approved to adopt Resolution
No 7-17 pertaining to agreement
PUBLIC
n FROM PAGE 8A
with DOTD.
Resolution No 07-17
WHEREAS, The Town of
Farmerville Board of Aldermen
agrees to accept ownership of
whatever rights the State of Louisiana,
through the Department of
Transportation and Development
(“DOTD” or “Department”), may
own, with the exception of any
and all mineral rights, in and to
the following described property
and agrees to accept all future
rights, obligations and liabilities,
including, but not limited to, all
future operation, maintenance,
and repairs associated therewith,
for its operation and maintenance
as a town street, subject to the
conditions stated herein below:
The portion of state route
LA 828 (known as Ward Chapel
Road) from its intersection with
state route LA 15 / LA 33 (known
as North Main Street) proceeding
east approximately 0.62 mile to the
Farmerville Town Limits.
Upon satisfaction of Condition
III herein below, Bad Eye
Road from its intersection with state
route LA 15 / LA 33 proceeding
westerly approximately 0.30 mile to
the northwest property line of the D
’Arbonne Woods Charter School.
The Town of Farmerville
Board of Aldermen agrees to accept
ownership of whatever rights
the Department may own in and to
the aforesaid described property
at the proper time and under the
conditions specified herein below:
CONDITION I: Repairs will
not be provided for the portion of
state route LA 828 (known as Ward
Chapel Road) to be transferred
to the Town of Farmerville, and it
shall be transferred in its current
condition.
CONDITION II: Provide
$274,363 in road transfer credit
for the portion of state route LA
828 (known as Ward Chapel Road)
to be transferred to the Town of
Farmerville to be applied to the
improvements in Condition III with
any remaining balance of the road
transfer credit being applied, at
DOTD’s sole discretion, towards
the Town’s share of funding under a
program of the Department affecting
the Town.
CONDITION III: DOTD may
take into the state highway system,
and shall provide repairs to include
paving with asphaltic concrete the
portion of the local road known
as Bad Eye Road as described
herein above not to exceed the road
transfer credit provided in Condition
II herein above. The Town of
Farmerville shall be responsible
for any and all utility relocation,
and agrees to hold DOTD harmless
for any and all costs which
may arise as a result of any utility
relocation or any determination not
to relocate a utility installation. If
the project cost exceeds the road
transfer credit provided in Condition
II, the additional funding will
be the responsibility of the Town
of Farmerville Board of Aldermen.
BE IT RESOLVED, That the
Town of Farmerville Board of
Aldermen shall accept ownership
of whatever rights the Department
may own in and to the aforesaid
described property as a binding
agreement between the Department
and the Town of Farmerville
Board of Aldermen, provided the
Department shall comply with the
relevant condition(s) stated herein.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
That the Town of Farmerville
Board of Aldermen authorizes the
presiding Mayor of the Town of
Farmerville to execute a Cooperative
Endeavor Agreement between
the Department and the Town of
Farmerville Board of Aldermen,
and any amendments or necessary
modifications thereto, memorializing
the agreement between the
parties relative to the above-stated
property transfers.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
That the Town of Farmerville Board
of Aldermen authorizes the presiding
Mayor of the Town of Farmerville
to execute any and all documents
necessary to effect the transfer of
the aforesaid described property
at the proper time.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
That the Town of Farmerville Board
of Aldermen hereby represents
that it has received approval from
a majority of the state legislative
delegation from Union Parish of
the actions contemplated herein.
On motion by Allen and seconded
by Taylor , the above and
foregoing resolution was declared
duly adopted on this, the 12th day
of June , 2017.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously
approved to adopt Resolution No
08-17 pertaining to Language
Access Plan.
RESOLUTION NO 08-17
POLICY STATEMENT FOR
COMMUNICATING I
NFORMATION
TO PERSONS WITH
SENSORY IMPAIRMENTS
WHEREAS, the Town of
Farmerville has been afforded
the opportunity to participate in
the State of Louisiana Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG)
administered by the Division of
Administration; and,
WHEREAS, the CDBG Program
requires that all grant
recipients adopt by resolution a
policy for communicating information
to persons with hearing
impairments;NOW, THEREFORE
BE IT RESOLVED, that the attached
“Policy Statement For Communicating
Information to Persons
With Sensory Impairments” for the
Town of Farmerville dated June
12, 2017 is hereby adopted.BE IT
FURTHER RESOLVED, the Town of
Farmerville_ hereby adopts a policy
to utilize the Louisiana Hearing
Impaired Relay System for communicating
with hearing impaired
persons. The relay numbers are:
Information 1-800-333-0605, TDD
Users 1-800-846-5277 and Voice
Users 1-800-947-5277.
PASSED,
APPROVED AND ADOPTED THIS
12th day of June , 2017.On motion
byAllen, seconded by Taylor and
unanimously approved to adopt
Resolution No 09-17 pertaining to
Residential Antidisplacement and
Relocation Assistance Plan.
RESOLUTION NO 09-17
TO ADOPT RESIDENTIAL
ANTIDISPLACEMENT
AND RELOCATION
ASSISTANCE PLAN
WHEREAS, the Town of
Farmerville has received approval
of a Louisiana Community Development
Block Grant Program for the
fiscal year 2017 and
WHEREAS, the LCDBG
Program requires that all grant
recipients adopt by resolution a
Residential Antidisplacement and
Relocation Assistance Plan,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,
that the Town of Farmerville
hereby adopts the attached
Residential Antidisplacement and
Relocation Assistance Plan.
THUS DONE this 12th day of
June, 2017 in legal session in the
Town of Farmerville, Parish of Union
and State of Louisiana.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously
approved to adopt Resolution No
10-17 pertaining to Grievance
Procedure.
RESOLUTION NO 10-17
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
BY THE TOWN OF
FARMERVILLE
WHEREAS, the Town of
Farmerville has been afforded
the opportunity to participate in
the State of Louisiana Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG)
administered by the Division of
Administration; and,
WHEREAS, the CDBG Program
requires that all grant recipients
adopt by resolution an internal
grievance procedure providing for
prompt and equitable resolution
of complaints alleging any action
prohibited by the regulation of the
U. S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development, 24 CFR Part
8, implementing Section 504 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as
amended (Public Law 93-112); and
WHEREAS, Section 504
states, in part: “No otherwise qualified
handicapped individual …
shall, solely by reason of his handicap
be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be
subjected to discrimination under
any program or activity receiving
Federal financial assistance.”
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED that the attached
“Grievance Procedure” dated
June 12, 2017 is hereby adopted.
PASSED, APPROVED AND
ADOPTED THIS 12th day of
June, 2017.
On motion by Gatson, seconded
by Taylor and unaniomously
approvd to adopt Resolution No 11-
17 pertaining to Police Statement
for Communication Information.
RESOLUTION NO 11-17
POLICY STATEMENT FOR
COMMUNICATING
INFORMATION
TO PERSONS WITH
SENSORY IMPAIRMENTS
BY THE
TOWN OF FARMERVILLE
WHEREAS, the Town of
Farmerville has been afforded
the opportunity to participate in
the State of Louisiana Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG)
administered by the Division of
Administration; and,
WHEREAS, the CDBG Program
requires that all grant recipients
adopt by resolution a policy
for communicating information to
persons with hearing impairments;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, that the attached
“Policy Statement For Communicating
Information to Persons With
Sensory Impairments” for the Town
of Farmerville dated June 12, 2017
is hereby adopted.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
the Town of Farmerville_ hereby
adopts a policy to utilize the
Louisiana Hearing Impaired Relay
System for communicating with
hearing impaired persons. The
relay numbers are: Information
1-800-333-0605, TDD Users
1-800-846-5277 and Voice Users
1-800-947-5277.
PASSED, APPROVED AND
ADOPTED THIS 12th day of
June , 2017.
On motion by Gatson, seconded
by Taylor and unanimously
approved to adopt Resolution
No 12-17 pertaining to Financial
Management of FY 2016 LCDBG.
RESOLUTION NO 12-17
FY 2017 LCDBG
WHEREAS, the Town of
Farmerville has been afforded the
opportunity to participate in the
2016/2017 State of Louisiana Community
Development Block Grant
(LCDBG) Program administered
by the Division of Administration
for Sewer Rehab; and,
WHEREAS, it is necessary
under the program regulations
to authorize certain actions and
individuals to perform certain
designated functions by the State.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, that the Town of
Farmerville as legal recipient of
the LCDBG funds does hereby
authorize the following actions:
SECTION I.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
WHEREAS, it is necessary
under the Financial Management
regulations of the LCDBG program
to authorize certain individuals to
sign for draw downs for request
for payments and to authorize
one certain individual to certify the
correctness of each signature; and,
WHEREAS, it is further necessary
under the Financial Management
regulations of the LCDBG
program to designate an official
depository to hold LCDBG funds;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, by the Town of Farmerville
as legal authorized recipient
of the LCDBG funds, in regular
session convened, that Gay Nell
Pepper, Mike Allen and Velvet
Roberts are hereby authorized to
sign “Authorized Signature Card
for Request for Payment;” and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
that M. Stein Baughman, Jr., Mayor
shall certify to the correctness of
the signatures; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
Marion State Bank is hereby designated
as the official depository for
direct deposit of grant funds for the
LCDBG project.
SECTION II
REQUISITION OF FUNDS
WHEREAS, the State requires
adequate financial management
control over LCDBG funds. The
establishment of a Requisition
of Funds policy is a vital tool to
such control.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, By the Town of
Farmerville that all invoices for work
performed or materials used in relation
to the LCDBG Program, prior
to payment, must have attached a
signed pre-printed project requisition
form. The form and invoice shall
be approved in the following order:
1. Approval by Project
Administrator/Engineer
2. Approval by the
Clerk
3. Approval by the Mayor
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
that GayNell Pepper and M. Stein
Baughman, Jr., are hereby authorized
to sign checks written on the
LCDBG account.
SECTION III
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
WHEREAS, equal opportunity
regulations of the LCDBG program
require the appointment by the
recipient of an Equal Opportunity
Officer (EEO Officer) to have the
responsibility for maintaining all
pertinent EEO files, submitting on
a timely basis all reports, answer
all related correspondence and
monitor all EEO areas;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, by the Town of Farmerville
that Gay Nell Pepper is hereby
appointed as EEO Officer for the life
of the LCDBG program and as such
is charged to faithfully execute all
duties and responsibilities herein
described.
SECTION IV
504 COORDINATOR
WHEREAS, the State requires
Grantees to designate a
responsible person to Coordinate
the Town’s efforts to comply with
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973, as amended;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, that Gay Nell Pepper
is appointed as Section 504
Compliance Officer.
SECTION V
SECTION 3 COMPLIANCE
WHEREAS, the LCDBG
program requires that all grant
recipients establish and adopt by
resolution a Section 3 Plan and appoint
a Section 3 Coordinator and
certification procedures.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, that the Town of
Farmerville adopts a Section 3 Plan
and appoints Gay Nell Pepper as
its Section 3 Coordinator.
Passed and adopted by
the Town of Farmerville, Parish of
Union, State of Louisiana, on this
12th day June, 2017.
On motion by Allen, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously
approved to take the necessary
steps to raise our millage rates to
the new adjusted maximum.
At this time Mayor Protem
Jerry Taylor introduced the
2017/2018 budget as presented.
A public hearing will be held to
hear the views and opinion of
citizens concerning the adoption
of said budget.
On motion by Taylor, seconded
by Allen and unanimously
approved to change the office
hours at Town Hall to 7:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday , 7:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday and all
outside employees that work out of
Town Hall from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. Monday - Thursday and 7:00
a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
On motion by Allen, seconded
by Gatson and unanimously
approved to approve the following
overtime of $11,249.22 from the
previous month.
On motion by Gatson, seconded
by Allen and unanimously
approved to approve the following
action taken by the Farmerville
Zoning Commission:
1. To change the zoning classification
for the property beloning
came effective and enforceable on
January 1, 2004. Compliance with
the TTHMs standard is determined
by calculating a locational running
annual average (LRAA) of quarterly
TTHMs sample results. Compliance
calculations performed for the
second quarter of 2017 show that
the system’s current TTHMs LRAAs
are 84 ppb at DBP02 – Curtis Dean
and115 ppb at DBP03 – Mt. Ararat
Church Hwy 552; thus, the system
is currently in violation of the TTHMs
standard.
Please share this information
with all the other people who drink
this water, especially those who
may not have received this notice
directly (for example, people
in apartments, nursing homes,
schools, and businesses). You
can do this by posting this notice
in a public place or distributing
copies by hand or mail.
This is not an emergency. If
it had been, you would have been
notified immediately. EPA and
LDHH do not consider this violation
to have any serious adverse health
effects on human health as a result
of short-term exposure; however,
continued long term exposure to
TTHMs and HAA5 levels above
the standard (e.g.,20 years of
exposure) has the potential to
have serious adverse effects on
human health.
The Point Wilhite Water
System would like to reassure
its customers the water is safe to
drink. We ask for your patience
and understanding as we look for
a solution to correct this ongoing
problem. If you have any additional
questions or concerns, please call
Ben Bridges at 318-982-3884 and
leave a message or email pointwilhitewater@
live.com.
This institution is an equal
opportunity provider. To file
a complaint of discrimination,
write: USDA, Director, Office of
Civil Rights, 1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.
20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272
(voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, and lender.
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to James Gatson, located at 707
West U Drive, Lot A and Lot B to R3.
2. To change the zoning classification
for the property belonging
to Robert Lemoine located at 306
Ouachita Street to R3.
There being no further business
to come before the council,
Mayor Baughman declared this
meeting adjourned upon motion by
Gatson, seconded by Taylor, and
unanimously approved.
Gay Nell Pepper,
Town Clerk
M. Stein Baughman, Jr,
Mayor
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The Point Wilhite Water System
is currently in violation of the
maximum contaminant level (MCL)
for total trihalomethanes as set forth
be the State {Part XII of the Louisiana
State Sanitary Code (LAC
51:XII) and the Federal Primary
Drinking Water Regulations (40
CFR Part 141)
The United States Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA)
and the Louisiana Department
of Health (LDH) set drinking
water standards and requires
the disinfection of drinking water.
Where disinfection is used in the
treatment of drinking water, disinfectants
combine with naturally
occurring organic and inorganic
matter present in water to form
chemicals called disinfection
byproducts (DBPs). EPA and
LDH set standards for controlling
the levels of disinfectants and
DBPs in drinking water, including
trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic
acid (HAAs). Some people
who drink water containing THMs
in excess of the MCL over many
years may experience problems
with their liver, kidneys, or central
nervous system, and may have an
increased risk of getting cancer.
In December 1998, EPA
set enforceable drinking water
standards for TTHMs at 80 parts
per billion (ppb) and for HAA5 at
60 parts per billion (ppb) to reduce
the risk of cancer or other adverse
health effects. Compliance with
the TTHMs and HAA5 standard for
public water systems serving less
than 10,000 individuals initially be- came effective and enforceable on
January 1, 2004. Compliance with
the TTHMs standard is determined
by calculating a locational running
annual average (LRAA) of quarterly
TTHMs sample results. Compliance
calculations performed for the
second quarter of 2017 show that
the system’s current TTHMs LRAAs
are 84 ppb at DBP02 – Curtis Dean
and115 ppb at DBP03 – Mt. Ararat
Church Hwy 552; thus, the system
is currently in violation of the TTHMs
standard.
Please share this information
with all the other people who drink
this water, especially those who
may not have received this notice
directly (for example, people
in apartments, nursing homes,
schools, and businesses). You
can do this by posting this notice
in a public place or distributing
copies by hand or mail.
This is not an emergency. If
it had been, you would have been
notified immediately. EPA and
LDHH do not consider this violation
to have any serious adverse health
effects on human health as a result
of short-term exposure; however,
continued long term exposure to
TTHMs and HAA5 levels above
the standard (e.g.,20 years of
exposure) has the potential to
have serious adverse effects on
human health.
The Point Wilhite Water
System would like to reassure
its customers the water is safe to
drink. We ask for your patience
and understanding as we look for
a solution to correct this ongoing
problem. If you have any additional
questions or concerns, please call
Ben Bridges at 318-982-3884 and
leave a message or email pointwilhitewater@
live.com.
This institution is an equal
opportunity provider. To file
a complaint of discrimination,
write: USDA, Director, Office of
Civil Rights, 1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.
20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272
(voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, and lender.
(518) 7/27/17