Town of Roseland
February 12, 2009
The Mayor and Council met on February 12, 2009 at the City Hall in Roseland, La. for regular session.
Roll Call: Present were Mayor Wanda McCoy, Yvette Brooks, Ruthie Vernon, Van Showers, Jerrol Jones, Sandra Turner.
Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance: Rose Burton led the regular meeting with prayer, and Sandra Turner led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approve Minutes: A motion was made by Sandra Turner, seconded by Jerrol Jones to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on January 08, 2009. Votes: Brooks, Vernon, Showers, Jones and Turner. Motion passed.
Approve Accounts Payable: After reviewing the accounts payable, the Councilmen inquired on Macguyvers Arms, LLC for $2,908.05. Town Clerk stated this is a bill for new uniforms for the Police Department. Mayor McCoy asked Chief Hammons to explain. Chief Hammons stated this is new uniforms for his police officers. Mayor McCoy stated this needed to be approved by the board before making a purchase in this amount. Mayor McCoy also stated to the Chief that uniforms are not in the budget. After further discussion, the board did not approve to pay Macguyvers Arms for the new uniforms. A motion was made by Van Showers, seconded by Sandra Turner to approve the accounts payable for February 2009 (excluding Macguyvers Arms, LLC). Votes: Vernon, Brooks, Jones,Turner, and Showers. Motion passed.
Adopt Intergovernmental Agreement: Mayor McCoy asked the board for approval to adopt the Intergovernmental Agreement. Town Clerk explained that this agreement is with the Tangipahoa Parish Government so, they can provide services to the Town of Roseland, which shall be overlaying the following streets: North Church Street, Cuti Lane, Oak Street, First Street, East Pond Street, and Industrial Park Avenue. A motion was made by Yvette Brooks, seconded by Van Showers to adopt the Intergovernmental Agreement with the Tangiphaoa Parish Government. Votes: Jones, Turner, Vernon, Showers, and Brooks. Motion passed.
Appoint Fire Chief: Mayor McCoy recommended the board to appoint John Pritchett, Jr. as the Fire Chief. A motion was made by Van Showers, seconded by Jerrol Jones to appoint John Pritchett, Jr. as Fire Chief. Votes: Turner, Brooks, Vernorn, Jones and Showers. Motion passed.
Mayor McCoy also wanted to commend Chief Pritchett, Jr. for always doing a great job and for staying the town's Fire Chief.
Verizon Wireless: Charlie Craig, consultant for Verizon Wireless, came to the new board to review what he had presented to the previous Aldermen. Mr. Craig stated that Verizon Wireless selected Roseland as their first option, of leasing a portion of land from the Town of Roseland for the purpose of building a communication facility (tower). (Which is located behind the Roseland City Hall). Mr. Craig stated that they have started the survey work and has sent the proposed lease agreement to Attorney Butler, for her review. Atty. Butler stated she has reviewed the lease that was proposed ($850.00 per month). A motion was made by Ruthie Vernon, seconded by Jerrol Jones to approve the lease agreement with Verizon Wireless and allow them to proceed with the project. Votes: Brooks, Showers, Turner, Jones and Vernon. Motion passed.
Krewe of Omega Parade and Trek: Town Clerk announced the Krewe of Omega was going to have their parade and Trek Friday, February 20th. Also, the Trek will visit and toast the Mayor here at City Hall at 8:55 am Friday, February 20th. Mayor McCoy invited her board to join her with the toast.
Police Department: Chief Hammons stated he didn't have anything.
Harry Ridgel - Water/Sewer/Operator: Mr. Ridgel was not able to attend the meeting. Mayor McCoy stated that Mr. Harry is doing a great job. Mayor McCoy stated just in the last month, Mr. Harry has fixed four major water leaks and repaired the lift-stations.
Old Business: Councilman Jones stated he had some names and telephone numbers with the Secretary of Transportation that he wanted to share with the board. Councilman Jones stated the town can get help and assistance with "Housing" and "Health and Human Resources". Councilman Jones stated that it was brought to his attention that Mike Smith had taken a leave of absence from the Police Department.t Mayor McCoy stated it was told to them (previous Mayor and Council), that Mike Smith quit with the Roseland Police Department and went to work with the Sheriff's Department working reserve. Mayor McCoy announced that the Beautification Committee would be meeting at 11 a.m. at Big Zion to discuss the cleaning.
New Business: No new business to discuss.
Zoning: Ms. Lucille Morris, Zoning Board Member presented the board with several moving permits for approval: 1) Sharon Robertson is having work being done on her mobile home, so therefore the zoning board is requesting the Council to approve her to live in the FEMA trailer, until that trailer is finished. 2) James Oden is tearing a house down and is wanting to put a trailer in that same spot. James Oden does have plenty of property and the zoning board is requesting approval for him. 3) Mae Lee Henderson is wanting to move a trailer from Roseland Avenue to Church Street, which does not meet the zoning laws. 4). Joseph Ratliff, Jr. needs to move his trailer from Louisiana Ave. to Oak Street (a trailer used to be there), which meets the zoning laws. A motion was made by Ruthie Vernon, seconded by Jerrol Jones to approve Sharon Robertson, James Oden, Mae Lee Henderson, and Joseph Ratliff, Jr. moving permits. Votes: Turner, Brooks, Showers, Jones, and Vernon. Motion passed. Ms. Lucille Morris stated there are some residents who are interested in joining the zoning board: Ms. Leona Morris, Mary Jane Terrell, Rose Burton, and James Oden. Ms. Lucille stated that the only other active members is Ms. Glenda Jones and herself. A motion was made by Sandra Turner, seconded by Yvette Brooks to appoint Leona Morris, Mary Jane Terrell, Rose Burton, and James Oden zoning board members. Votes: Vernon, Showers, Jones, Brooks, and Turner. Motion passed.
Adjourn: With no further business to discuss, a motion was made by Sandra Turner and seconded by Jerrol Jones to adjourn the regular meeting. Votes: Showers, Vernon, Brooks, Jones, and Turner. Motion passed.
Stephanie Cutrer, Town Clerk
Town of Roseland
Wanda McCoy, Mayor
Town of Roseland
Publish in The Amite Tangi Digest on Wednesday, March 18, 2009.