Pollock, Louisiana

Growing For The Future 

June 2019 Council Meeting



JUNE 3, 2019


            The Mayor and Town Council met in the Council Chambers of the Pollock Municipal Building,  on May 6, 2019, in a Regular Session at 9:00 A.M., in Pollock, Louisiana. The following members were present: Mayor Jerome Scott, Councilwoman Dee Thorne, Councilwoman Deborah Tumminello, Councilman Ron Wilkins, Councilman Carroll Cathey, and Councilman Randy Estes.

            Mayor Jerome Scott called the Meeting to order by leading the Pollock Town Council and guests in the “Lord’s Prayer”, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Scott welcomed the guests who were in attendance at the Town Council Meeting.

            A motion was made to approve the May 6, 2019, Town Council Meeting Minutes by Councilman Wilkins, seconded by Councilman Estes. On a roll call vote, there were 4 yeas, 0 nays and 1 abstain (Cathey). The motion carried.

            Mayor Scott then opened the meeting for public comments. Mr. Keith Maxwell, Assistant Chief Tax Assessor for Grant Parish, announced his candidacy for Grant Parish Tax Assessor in the fall election. He shared his political platform and stated that he would appreciate each person’s support on election day.   

            Mayor Scott then opened the meeting to the Town Council. Councilman Ron Wilkins complimented and thanked Mayor Scott for planning such a nice program for the annual Grant Parish Memorial Day Ceremony, and stated that he was very proud of the large attendance.

            Councilwoman Thorne reported on the ’Keep Pollock Beautiful Yard of the Month’ committee project. Rules, regulations, guidelines and judging criteria will be available at keeppollockbeautiful@gmail.com. Notices of winners will be placed in The Chronicle, on the Town of Pollock marquee, and on Town of Pollock’s Facebook page. 

            After much discussion, a motion was made by Councilwoman Tumminello, seconded by Councilman Wilkins, to adopt a Resolution for the L.C.D.B.G. 2020/2021 Grant proposal, with The Town of Pollock being willing to pay the administration fees from local funds in return for extra 2 points on the application if the Town of Pollock is awarded the grant.  On a roll call vote, there were 4 yeas, 1 nay (Cathey), and 0 absent. The motion carried.  

            A hydraulic analysis (to be completed by Pan American Engineers) for the John Street ditch behind Alton and Councilwoman Thorne’s residence (for the possible installation of a culvert at town expense) will be finished by the end of the week.

            Town C.P.A. Mr. Steven McKay, stated that the 2018 annual audit will be presented at the July Town Council Meeting.

            Chief Chris Paul disseminated the Town of Pollock Police report to Mayor Scott and Town Council for their review. 

            Town Clerk Judy Shelton disseminated the monthly Financial Report to Mayor Scott and the Town Council for their review. 

            Mayor Scott reported:

(1)  “Our monthly Movie Night was great, with popcorn, candy, drinks, and plenty of fellowship with our ‘community family’.  We had a nice crowd and the weather was beautiful. Can’t wait until we have the opportunity for another one.”

(2)  “The Lending Library and the Splash Pad are both being well used by the kiddos and the adults alike this summer.  I am so proud that we have both of these for our town people.”

(3)  “The Town of Pollock Farmer’s Market will be held again in Foster Park on Saturday, June 8th, from 7:00 A.M. until noon.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to come out and buy or sell.”

(4)  “The Memorial Day Ceremony was well attended and very nice.  I would like to that each of those who took the time to attend,  and I would like to extend a sincere thanks to those who helped make the event possible.

            A motion to adjourn was offered by Councilwoman Tumminello, seconded by Councilman Estes. All were in favor and the motion carried unanimously.



Judy Shelton, Town Clerk

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