Pollock, Louisiana

Growing For The Future 

September 2020 Council Meeting

Town of Pollock
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

           Pollock Town Council Meeting again was held unusual due to the COVID-19 Virus for Public Gathering Limited Proclamation JBE-2020-33. Only 9 people could attend the meeting live and each placed at a safe distance from each other.  The Meeting was streamed live on Town of Pollock face book Utility Clerk page.  Quorum was met by live attendance of Mayor Pro-Tem Deborah Tumminello, Councilwoman Misty Kinn, Councilman Ron Wilkins and Councilwoman Dee Thorne and Councilman Carroll Cathey. Mayor Pro-Tem Tumminello and Town Council met on said date in a Regular Session at 9 A.M. in the Pollock Municipal Building Council Room, Pollock Louisiana.

          Mayor Pro-Tem Tumminello called the Town Meeting to order by leading the “Lord’s Prayer”, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pro-Tem Tumminello welcomed Guests.

          Motion made by Councilwoman Thorne to approve the August 3, 2020, Town Meeting Minutes, seconded by Councilwoman Kinn. Vote: 4 yeas.  Motion carried.

          Meeting open for Public Comments:

          Meeting open for Town Council Comments: Councilwoman Misty Kinn thanked all town employees, Police Dept. and Town Council members for their hard work with the hurricane. After much discussion Councilman Carroll Cathey asked for the Streets overlay bids be added to Agenda by Motion of Councilwoman Thorne, seconded by Councilman Cathey. Roll call vote: Thorne – yea; Kinn – nay; Wilkins – abstain; Cathey – yea. Motion carried with 2 yea, 1 abstain 1 nay. The bids for the streets overlay will be sent to every avenue of public notification so the Town may receive more bids from companies to do the project with 2 yeas (Cathey & Thorne) and 2 abstain (Kinn & Wilkins) Motion carried. Councilman Cathey thanked Chief Paul and police department for their hard work during the hurricane disaster. Motion was made by Councilman Cathey to add to the Agenda for Chief Chris Paul a pay raise. Chief Paul asked due to so much going on in the town right now, he would like ask the Town Council to wait on the raise issue until the October Town Meeting. Raise for Chief Paul will be added to October Town Meeting Agenda Councilman Cathey asked about clean up in town of trees and branches. Clean up in Pollock will be helped by Grant Police Jury Cooperative Endeavor Agreement for Inter-local Disaster Debris Services. Debris must be with in 15 to 20 feet from the street.

          Attorney Greg Jones: with Hurricane Laura hitting Louisiana, the Governor will announce September 11th our status on Covid-19.  U.S. Marshalls is in contact with FAA concerning the driving course out at Pollock airport, hopefully we will hear something soon.

          Pan American Engineers: L.C.D.B.G. Resolution. A request for a list of points for our grant has been requested and a more detail information about Town cost of grant project. L.C.D.B.G. grant will be added back on the Agenda for October Town Meeting.

          Town CPA Mr. Steven McKay was unable to attend.

          Chief Chris Paul disseminated his monthly police report before meeting. Chief Paul asked for campers and RV variance be added to Agenda.  Motion by Alderwoman Thorne, seconded by Councilwoman Kinn to add a 90 day variance of Town of Pollock Ordinance for campers and RVs to come into Pollock city limits and also hook up to Town utilities due to the hurricane emergency disaster. Will review in 90 days. Chief Paul thanked Franklin Parish, Natchitoches Police Dept., Vidalia Police Dept. and Ball Police Dept. and everyone in the town for all the help, he greatly appreciated everyone.

          Town Clerk Judy Shelton disseminated the monthly Town of Pollock Financial Report.

          Motion made to adjourn by Councilwoman Kinn, seconded by Councilman Cathey.  All in favor with 4 yeas. Motion carried.

 Mayor Pro-Tem Deborah Tumminello

 Judy Shelton, Town Clerk        

Committed to working with the people and for the good of Pollock