Town of Richwood Minutes

Regular Meeting Minutes

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Members In Attendance
Alderperson Simeon Profit
Alderperson Donald Richard
Alderperson Janice Fleming
Alderperson Leola Keys
Alderperson Wysinger Cleveland

The Town of Richwood met for a Regular Meeting held March 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Richwood Multi-Purpose Center, 2710 Martin Luther King Drive, Richwood, Louisiana to consider the following business:
I. Meeting Called to Order by Mayor Gerald Brown at 7:04 p.m.
II. Prayer- was offered by Alderperson Simeon Profit
III. Pledge of Allegiance – recited in unison
IV. Roll Call- Mayor Gerald Brown called roll with the following results:
Present:
Alderperson Simeon Profit Alderperson Donald Richard Alderperson Janice Fleming Alderperson Leola Keys Alderperson Wysinger Cleveland

* The record shall reflect all (5) Alderpersons present at time of roll call.
V. Adoption of the Agenda- It was motioned by Alderperson Simeon Profit and seconded by Alderperson Donald Richard to adopt the agenda as presented.

* A vote was taken with the following results:

Alderperson Simeon Profit Yes Alderperson Donald Richard Yes Alderperson Janice Fleming Yes Alderperson Leola Keys Yes Alderperson Wysinger Cleveland Yes

* The record shall reflect all (5) Alderpersons voted Yes to accept the agenda.

VI. Adoption of February 15, 2018 Minutes – It was motioned by Alderperson Donald Richard and seconded by Alderperson Janice Fleming to adopt the February 15, 2018 Minutes as presented.

* A vote was taken with the following results:

Alderperson Simeon Profit Yes Alderperson Donald Richard Yes Alderperson Janice Fleming Yes Alderperson Leola Keys Yes Alderperson Wysinger Cleveland Yes

* The record shall reflect all (5) Alderpersons voted Yes to adopt the minutes for February 15, 2018 as presented.

VII. Financial Report-

Alderperson Leola Keys- inquired as to information shown on page 2 (General Section) showing J. Walker professional services for January and February as to what was the significance of the “A” shown on this item?

Mayor Gerald Brown- advised the item reflected the normal monthly payments for January and February and the “A” was for audit.

* It was motioned by Alderperson Wysinger Cleveland and seconded by Alderperson Richard to accept the Financial Report as presented.

* A vote was taken with the following results: Alderperson Simeon Profit Yes Alderperson Donald Richard Yes Alderperson Janice Fleming Yes Alderperson Leola Keys Yes Alderperson Wysinger Cleveland Yes
* The record shall reflect all (5) Alderpersons voted Yes to accept the Financial Report as presented.

VIII. Mayor Dialogue:

Mayor Gerald Brown- advised the Board there was a change in the name of the company that does trash removal for the Town’s businesses from Delta Processing to Waste Connections and wanted to inform the Board that the town has not changed companies, the company just changed its’ name.

IX. Public Comments as they Relate to Items on the Agenda:

* There were no comments…

X. Clifford Thomas (Update on Status of Settlement)

Mr. Clifford Thomas – addressed the forum and stated, “I believe the Council and the Mayor is very well aware of what his purpose is here tonight and he just pray that they be able to come together on one accord and bring closure to this matter, and I thank you once again.”

Mayor Gerald Brown- advised because they (the Board) had not been able to meet concerning this matter, he would like to entertain a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss the matter.

* It was motioned by Alderperson Simeon Profit and seconded by Alderperson Donald Richard to go into Executive Session to discuss this matter.

* A vote was taken with the following results:

Alderperson Simeon Profit Yes Alderperson Donald Richard Yes Alderperson Janice Fleming Yes Alderperson Leola Keys Yes Alderperson Wysinger Cleveland Yes

* The record shall reflect all (5) Alderpersons voted Yes to go into Executive Session to discuss this issue.

****BOARD ENTERED EXECUTIVE SESSION @ 7:15 P.M. *****

*** Regular Meeting re-entered @ 7:30 p.m. ***

Mayor Gerald Brown- requested Mr. Clifford Thomas leave his contact information before leaving and advised Mr. Thomas that Attorney Nolen would be contacting him.

XI. Adoption of Ordinance 2018-01 (An Ordinance Amending the Town of Richwood’s Code of Ordinances Chapter 10, Entitled, Taxes and Licenses to include Section 10:15 to be entitled Mobile Food Vendors)

Mayor Gerald Brown- advised the Board Ordinance 2018 -01 was an ordinance pertaining to food trucks, and since the Town currently does not have anything in place, this would be an opportunity to take care of what is needed.

* It was motioned by Alderperson Wysinger Cleveland and seconded by Alderperson Donald Richard to adopt Ordinance 2018-01.

* A vote was taken with the following results:

Alderperson Simeon Profit Yes Alderperson Donald Richard Yes Alderperson Janice Fleming Yes Alderperson Leola Keys Yes Alderperson Wysinger Cleveland Yes

XII. The record shall reflect all (5) Alderpersons voted Yes to adopt Ordinance 2018-01 (An Ordinance Amending the Town of Richwood’s Code of Ordinances Chapter 10, Entitled, Taxes and Licenses to include Section 10:15 to be entitled Mobile Food Vendors)

XIII. Adjournment: It was motioned by Alderperson Wysinger Cleveland and seconded by Alderperson Simeon Profit to adjourn @ 7:34 p.m.