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CITY OF WINFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
September 10, 2019

The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, by Mayor George Moss. Those present in addition to Mayor Moss were Councilpersons Holden, Junkin, Miller, Hamms, and Phillips, Katina Smith, City Clerk, and Keith Gates City Prosecutor.

INVOCATION

Councilperson Matt Miller

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Cassidy Martin

AGENDA AMENDMENTS

Item #1- Councilperson Junkin asked that the agenda be amended to add New Business Action Item #7-Condemnation

On motion by Councilperson Junkin duly seconded by Councilperson Miller, the Council after no discussion or no public comment unanimously voted to amend the agenda.

Accept Agenda as Amended

On motion of Councilperson Junkin, seconded by Councilperson Miller, after no public comment, the agenda as amended was accepted by unanimous vote.

Guest and Audience Participation

Item #1- Narvin Powell, addressed the Council and Mayor Moss about the City procedure for road closures. Mayor stated that road closures were a topic on tonight's agenda. N/fr. Powell proceeded to state his reasons for asking is that South Grove Street had a gate installed by the City to close the road, but as a City school bus driver this road is one of his daily routes and it is an inconvenience to him for South Grove to be closed. Mayor Moss stated the gates were installed but are opened until Council vote on tonight's agenda. Mayor Moss stated that this will be a temporary road closure so that this street can be cleaned from all the trash, limbs cut and illegal dumping that has taken place.

Mr. Powell asked the time frame of road closure for South Grove? Councilperson

Phillips stated that the road will be closed until the cleanup is complete and that South

Grove is in her district and that it has been years of the filth and dumping and her as a Councilman is taking the initiative to get something done. Councilperson Phillips stated there was a misunderstanding when the gates were installed, and the contractor assumed the gates were to be immediately closed.

Mr. Powell also asked if the Winnfield Cemetery could get assistance from the City to get limbs cut on the cemetery property. Council and Mayor stated that they would have to get back with him on an answer.

Item #2- Shonna Moss thanked the Mayor and Council for trying to clean up on South Grove because it was trashy and nasty, and she is thankful that something is being done.

 
Old Business- Action Items

Item #1 — Adopt Ordinance #13 of 2019 to amend section 19-60-Junkin

ORDINANCE NO. 13 of 2019

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 19-6(C) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WINNFIELD TO PROVIDE FOR THE VARIOUS CLASSIFICATIONS OF USERS AND RATES THEREFOR FOR THE CUSTOMERS OF THE CITY OF WINNFIELD WATER SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE FOR ANY RELATED MATTERS AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE THEREFOR.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Winnfield, Louisiana that Section 19-6 (c) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Winnfield is hereby amended to read as follows:

19-6

(c) In the event more than (1) residence, trailer or business is serviced through one (1) meter, each residence, trailer or business shall be filled and owe the appropriate minimum set forth below.


Water Rates:

WRI:

All residential customers inside the city limits:

$15.00 for the first 2,500 gallons or part thereof

$2.50 per 1,000 gallons for all over 2,500 gallons

WROE:

All residential customers outside the city limits who are also electric service customers of the city:

$30.00 for the first 2,500 gallons or part thereof

$2.50 per 1,000 gallons for all over 2,500 gallons

WRO:

All residential customers outside the city limits who are not electric service customers of the city:

$35.00 for the first 2,500 gallons or part thereof

$2.50 per 1,000 gallons for all over2,500 gallons

WC:

All commercial customers:

 

$30.00 for the first 2,500 gallons or part thereof

$2.50 per 1,000 gallons for all over 2,500 gallons Industrial Customers:

$40.00 for the first 2,500 gallons or part thereof

$2.50 per 1,000 gallons over 2,500 gallons

WSI:

Correctional Facilities:

Having 500 beds or less

$2,000.00 for the first 4,000 gallons or part thereof

$2.50 per 1,000 gallons over 4,000 gallons

Having 501 beds or more

$5,500 for the first 4,000 gallons or part thereof $2.50 per 1,000 gallons over 4,000 gallons

 

BULK PURCHASES:

$50.00 for the first 1,000 gallons or part thereof

$10.00 per 1,000 gallons or any part thereof over 1,000 gallons

SEVERABILITY

If any section, paragraph, clause, or provision of this ordinance shall for any reason be held invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph, clause or provision shall in no way affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this ordinance.

REPEALER

All ordinances, parts of ordinances or chapters, sections, subsections, or paragraphs contained in the Code of Ordinances of the City of Winnfield in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that this Ordinance shall be effective upon publication hereof and the expiration of the required legal delays.

The above Ordinance was introduced on August 13, 2019. A hearing on the above Ordinance was held on September 10, 2019, at a regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Winnfield, Louisiana, and thereafter the vote thereon was recorded as follows, to-wit:

YEAS: 5

NAYS: O ABSENT: O

ABSTAINING: O

Thereupon the Mayor declared the Ordinance passed by a vote of 5 yeas and Q nays, on the 10th day of September 2019, at a regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Winnfield, Louisiana.

Old Business- Non-Action Items

None

New Business-Action Items

Item #1- Accept Minutes from the August 21, 2019, Special meeting- Mayor

On a motion by Councilperson Miller, duly seconded by Councilperson Junkin, after no public comment, the minutes from August 21, 2019, were approved by unanimous vote.

 Item #2- Accept Minutes from the August 29, 2019, Special meeting- Mayor

 On a motion by Councilperson Miller, duly seconded by Councilperson Junkin, after no public comment, the minutes from August 29, 2019, were approved by unanimous vote.

Item #3- Accept Minutes from the August 13, 2019, Regular meeting- Mayor

Councilperson Miller motion for amendment to minutes to correct Guest and

Audience participation Harry Scott from school board member to Police Juror

On a motion by Councilperson Miller, duly seconded by Councilperson Junkin, to amend agenda, after no public comment, the minutes from August 13, 2019, were voted to be amended by unanimous vote.

Item #4- Resolution for temporary road closure if South Grove Street- Phillips

the resolution offered by Councilperson Phillips at a Regular Meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Winnfield; Louisiana held on September 10, 2019.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the City of Winnfield has determined that the 1400 Block of South Grove Street has become a dumping site and nuisance to the citizens of the City of Winnfield.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Winnfield that the 1400 Block of South Grove Street shall be temporarily closed for cleanup. Said closure shall begin at a point beyond the residence of Cathrisnell Engram. The points of closure are marked by iron gates erected by the City and all intersections will be marked indicating "Street Closed". The closure of the 1400 Block of South Grove Street shall commence immediately and extend until the clean-up is completed. The City is to place "Street Closed to Thru Traffic" at the intersection of Grove Street and Martin Luther King, and at the intersection of Grove Street and Patton Street.

This resolution was offered on motion by Councilperson Phillips and seconded by Councilperson Mille, and was adopted on the 1 0th day of September 2019 by the following vote:

Ayes: 5                                      Absent: 0

Nays: 0                                Abstaining: 0

WHEREUPON the Mayor declared that the motion passed, and the resolution adopted. Date: September 10, 2019

 WHEREUPON the Mayor declared that the motion passed, and the resolution adopted.

 Item #5- Introduce Ordinance #17 of 2019 to amend Section 18:1- Junkin

Ordinance 17 of 2019 was introduced by Councilperson Junkin.

ORDINANCE NO. 17 of2019

AN ORDINANCE TO SECTION 18-1 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF CITY OF WINNFIELD, LOUISIANA, TO PROVIDE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION FOR EMPLOYEES OF CITY OF WINNFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT, To PROVIDE FOR ANY RELATED MATTERS AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE THEREFOR.

The above ordinance will be considered for adoption at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Winnfield to be held October 8, 2019.

 Item #6- Street Department Surplus

Street Department supervisor Jerome Wheeler made recommendations to surplus the listed items because they are unrepairable and old.

  1. Kubota MX5100 Bush Hog Tractor to be surplus because it is old and unrepairable.

On motion by Councilperson Miller, duly seconded by Councilperson Phillips, to surplus the Kubota IvD<5100 Bush Hog Tractor.

  1. 1995 Navistar International dump truck Model 4700

On motion by Councilperson Miller, duly seconded by Councilperson Phillips, to surplus the 1995 Navistar International dump truck model 4700.

Item #7- Condemnations — Jackie McCardie and Sharon Goff

That certain structure located in the City of Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana and bearing the municipal address of 706 Lennox Street, Winnfield, LA 71483, the legal description for its location being:

LOT 10 BLK. 15 MOSS SUB. Div. WFLD. B68/39. B203/348. B253/7 (DONATION). B266/153 (DONATION).

On June 14, 2019, Jackie McCardie and Sharon Goff were mailed a certified letter for condemnation and was served a letter of notification on August 29, 2019, that this property would be considered for action at the regular meeting to be held September 10, 2019.

On motion by Councilperson Hamms, duly seconded by Councilperson Junkin, to condemn property located at 706 Lennox Street owned by Jacqueline McCardie and Sharon Goff and allow 30 days from the time of judgment served.

NEW BUSINESS, NON-ACTION ITEMS

Item #1- Highway 84 West Water System

Mayor Moss stated that Highway 84 West has a small water district and is out of compliance with their water and their solution will be astronomical expensive according

to the engineer. Mayor stated that the City of Winnfield can tie on to their water now and we did an experiment to see if the pressure was adequate and it may be something the City might want to consider them as a water customer and stated that if Highway 84

West wanted to move forward it would be 177 customers. Mayor stated that engineer Henry Shuler stated that Highway 84 has some pipe issues and that Rural water will pay for upgrades, pipes, and new meters. We are waiting for 84 West to respond back.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Councilperson Junkin, seconded by Councilperson Miller, the regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council held September 10, 2019, was adjourned by unanimous vote at 6:29 p.m.

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