Pollock, Louisiana

Growing For The Future 

February 2018 Council Meeting

Town of Pollock

Town Meeting Minutes

Monday, February 5, 2018

No quorum for February 5, 2018. Rescheduled, Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.


Monday, February 12, 2018


The Mayor and Town Council met said date in a regular session at 9:00 A.M., in the

Pollock Municipal Building, Pollock, La.  The following members were present:  Mayor Jerome

F. Scott, Councilwoman Sharon Zeh, Councilwoman Deborah Tumminello, Councilman Ron Wilkins and Councilman Randy Estes. Absent – Councilwoman Penny Johnson.

Mayor Scott called the meeting to order, led in the “Lord’s Prayer” and Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Scott welcomed all guests to the meeting.

Motion was made by Councilman Wilkins to approve the January 2, 2018, Town Council Meeting Minutes, with a motion seconded by Councilwoman Zeh.  Mayor Scott called for all in favor to signify by saying yea.  There were four yeas, with none opposing and one absent.  Motion carried.

Mayor Scott opened meeting to the public.  There were no comments.  

Mayor Scott opened meeting to the Council.  There were no comments.

         HAY LEASE: Ms. Pauline Butler gave up the hay lease at the Pollock Airport.  A motion was made by Alderwoman Tumminello to advertise for bids for a Pollock Airport property Hay Lease (10 year lease).  It will be advertised three times in the Town Official Journal (The Chronicle).  The motion was seconded by Alderman Estes. Vote: 4 yeas, 0 nays and 1 absent.  Motion carried.

Mayor opened meeting for Mr. Bill Dean (Pan American Engineers) reports or comments.  There were none.  

Town C.P.A. Mr. Steven McKay was unable to attend.

Town Attorney Gregory Joes had nothing to report or discuss.

Town Chief of Police Chris Paul was unable to attend the Town Council Meeting, but sent his reports to the Town Council and Mayor.  

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

Mayor’s Report:  Krewe of Pollock Children’s Mardi Gras Parade held on Saturday, January 27th, was a great success. Even though it was a misty morning, many children and adults participated and many citizens lined the parade route for doubloons, cups, candy, and trinkets.  “I am really looking forward to next year’s Mardi Gras Parade.  This is a great time to bring our community family together.”

“Since our town has become debt-free, one of my goals has been to rebuild, replace and improve the infrastructure of our town for the good of the community.  In the water and sewer departments, during the past year (2017), we have completed the following actions and projects, and ALL OF THE PROJECTS HAVE BEEN PAID FOR WITH NO DEBT TO THE TOWN OF POLLOCK.  WE WORK ON A CASH BASIS ONLY”:



Completed Projects to Improve Water and Wastewater Service



Well 6 Replacement


$    30,718.15


Well 2 Replacement


$    21,422.95


Fire Hydrants Replaced (42)


$    41,850.00


Repair Chlorine Scale Prison Water Plant           


             $       1001.00


New Chlorine Scale In Town Water Plant           


             $      2,068.00


SCADA for Water System                                  


             $    68,508.60


SCADA for Sewer System                                  


             $    56,828.20


6” LS House Rehab                                            


             $      1,204.00


Wet Well Replaced 4 Pumps                              


             $    16,600.00


Hach Chlorine Colorimeter @ Wastewater Plant 


$         642.67


Replaced 3 Rotors with Floating Aerators           


             $    33,000.00


Radio Read Fire Meters at Prison                        


             $    35,160.00


Work Truck – Leak Repair Truck                        


             $    29,387.00


Work Truck – Wastewater Plant                         


$    24,842.00


Replace 2 Booster Pumps In Town Water Plant 


$    16,551.42


Replace Chlorine Pump at Prison Water Plant     


$      1,015.00


Bugs for Wastewater Plant                                 


             $      2,249.00


Building Over Caustic Tank                               


             $      2,000.00


Flow Meter Prison Water Plant 8”                      


             $      2,352.50


Flow Meter In Town Water Plant 6”                   


             $      1,956.00


A/C Wastewater Plant                                        


             $      5,000.00


Splash Pad / Amphitheatre                                 


             $  500,000.00


Bar Screen Lift Station Bypass                           


$    16,729.00





“My goal for 2018 is as follows, and all of these much-needed projects will be funded on a cash-basis, with no debt to the Town of Pollock”:


In-Progress Projects to Improve Water and Wastewater Service



Rehab Bar Screen          






$         9,878.00


Rehab Chlorine








     o Chlorine Shed 






$         2,000.00


     o Plumbing              






$         2,000.00


     o Delivery System






$       11,574.57


     o Altitude Valve 






$       10,000.00


Generators (6)                






$     350,000.00


Variable Frequency Drives






$     350,000.00


Lift Station Rehab         






$     200,000.00


Water Reclamation Project






$     200,000.00










      Mayor Scott informed the Town Council and guests that he recently hired Mr. Chris Wiley as the Code and Ordinance Enforcement Officer and Building Inspector to replace Mr. Chuck Sandifer, who recently moved out of state.  

      Mayor Scott presented a new purchase by the Town of Pollock.  It was a blow up movies screen, projector, D.V.D. player, and speaker.  These items will be used for FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT for the citizens of Pollock when the weather gets a little warmer.  The movies will be shown at the amphitheater next to the Pollock Municipal building.  Mayor Scott stated, “If anyone has any suggestions for family-oriented movies, please let us know.  This should be a real hit for the townspeople of Pollock, and I look forward to it.”  

       Mayor announced a new service for the water/sewer customers.  They can now pay water and sewer bills online with a debit or credit card at www.Pollockla.us.  Customers may still also pay their water sewer bills with a money order or cashier’s check, or check. They may be paid in the drop box in front of the Pollock Municipal Building, in person, and via the postal service.  As of April 1, 2018, CASH WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED for water/sewer payments.

      A motion was made by Councilwoman Zeh to adjourn, seconded by Councilwoman Tumminello.  Mayor Scott called for all in favor to signify by saying yea.  There were four yeas, none opposed and one absent.  The motion carried. 



__________________________              ____________________

JEROME F. SCOTT, MAYOR                 Judy Shelton, Town Clerk

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