Pollock, Louisiana

Growing For The Future 

August 2019 Council Meeting

Town of Pollock

Town Council Meeting Minutes

August 5, 2019


          The Mayor & Town Council met on Monday, August 5, 2019, in a regular session, at 9:00 A.M, in the Pollock Municipal Building Council Meeting Room, in Pollock, Louisiana.  Mayor Jerome Scott, Councilwoman Dee Thorne, Councilwoman Deborah Tumminello, Councilman Ron Wilkins and Councilwoman Sharon Zeh were present. Councilman Carroll Cathey was absent.

Mayor Scott called the meeting to order, led all who in attendance in the Lord’s Prayer, and led all who were in the Pledge of Allegiance.

          Mayor Scott welcomed all guests in attendance.  Three candidates for office were in attendance at the Town Council Meeting:  Mr. Gabe Firment, running for State Representative in District 22, Representative Jay Morris, running for District 35 State Senate, and Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain, running for re-election.  Each presented his platform and asked for support in the election.  Mayor Scott thanked each of the candidates for attending the Town Council Meeting, wished each the best of luck in the upcoming election, and invited each of them back for a return visit. 

          Councilwoman Thorne stated that Mr. & Mrs. Edwards who reside at 4034 Highway 8 West have received the August Yard of the Month recognition. 

          A motion was made to approve the Town Council Meeting Minutes of July 1, 2019, by Councilman Wilkins, seconded by Councilwoman Zeh. On a roll call vote: Thorne-yea; Tumminello-yea; Wilkins-yea and Zeh – yea. Absent: Councilman Carroll Cathey.  Yeas 4, Nays 0, Absent 1.  The motion carried.

                    Pan American Engineer Jacob Guillory was unable to attend the Town Council Meeting due to an emergency so Mayor Scott presented the Town Council with Pan American’s written statement and cost estimate (as requested by the Town Council at the July 1, 2019, Town Council Meeting) for a barrier to possibly be placed along 350 feet of John Street across the street from the rear of Councilwoman and Alton Thorne’s home (along the length of the ditch).  It would require moving a water line and would cost the Town of Pollock approximately $40,000.00.  Mayor Scott inquired as to what the Town Council would like to do about the issue.  No Town Council member responded and no motion was offered.  Therefore, no action was taken.  Councilwoman Dee Thorne asked that the John Street ditch issue be tabled until the next Town Council Meeting on September 3, 2018.  Mayor Scott asked if any Town Council member would like to offer a motion to table the issue concerning the John Street ditch or barrier issue.  No motion was offered by any of the Pollock Town Council members.  Therefore, the John Street ditch and barrier issue ended and died due to no motion being offered.  

          Chief Paul had nothing to offer or discuss during the Town Council meeting.

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

          Mayor Scott’s report:

(1)  Farmer’s Market on July 6th, was a hit.  It opened at 7:00 A.M., and was sold out by 9:30 A.M.

(2)  The Town’s Fourth of July Fireworks were better than ever. Everyone truly enjoyed them and look forward to next year.

(3)  The September Town Council Meeting has been moved to Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 9:00 A.M., due to the Labor Day holiday falling on September 2nd

(4)  Family Movie Night was a success and had more than 100 people in attendance.  The Lady and the Tramp was the movie shown and everyone seemed to really enjoy it.                            

(5)  A motion was made to adjourn by Councilwoman Tumminello, seconded by Councilman Wilkins. All were in favor with 4 yeas, 0 nays, and 1 absent.  The motion carried.


Mayor Jerome F. Scott

Judy Shelton, Town Clerk

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