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CITY OF DEQUINCY
HOUSING AUTHORITY
JUNE 12, 2018 MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
500 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE
DEQUINCY, LOUISIANA
The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of DeQuincy, La. met in regular session on June 12, 2018 for the following purpose:
Chairman Jerry McCaig called the meeting to order and upon roll call, those present and absent were as follows:
Present: Jerry McCaig, Riley Smith, Wesley Wells, Ira Royer, Carmen Iley, Shirley Bagwell and Brenda Vige Absent: None
A quorum present, the following business was transacted. The minutes from April 17, 2018 were reviewed. Ira Royer made a motion to approve and Carmen Iley seconded. Motion carried.
The financial reports for March and April 2018 were presented and discussed. The year to date actuals were compared to the year to date budget. Wesley Wells made a motion to accept the reports. Ira Royer seconded the motion. Motion carried.
New Flat Rent Rates were presented and discussed. The PHA must set flat rents at no less than 80% of the Small Area Flat Market Rent. This change was mandated by HUD Notice PIH-2017-23. Riley Smith made a motion to accept the new Flat Rent rates effective for October 1, 2018. Ira Royer seconded the motion. Motion carried. The new flat rent rate will apply to current residents on their annual recertification effective October 1, 2018 or after. Res # 943
The newly revised travel policy was presented and discussed. Carmen Iley made a motion to accept the revised travel policy as presented and read. Wesley Wells seconded the motion. Motion carried. Res # 944
The 2018 Annual PHA Plan and 5-Year PHA Plan was presented. The budget items in the Annual Statement/Performance and Evaluation Report was discussed. Ira Royer made a motion to approve the 2018 Annual Plan/5-Year Plan as presented. Carmen Iley seconded the motion. Motion carried. Res # 945
SW NAHRO annual conference will be held June 24 -28, 2018 in Little Rock, AR. Riley Smith made a motion to approve travel for Shirley Bagwell, Brenda Vige and Jerry McCaig to attend the SW NAHRO Conference. Ira Royer seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The vacancy report was presented by Brenda Vige.
There being no further business to come before the board, the Chairman thereupon declared meeting adjourned.
/s/ Jerry McCaig
/s/ Shirley Bagwell
Run: August 15, 2018 (AU2)

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CITY COUNCIL
JULY 30, 2018
The City Council of the City of DeQuincy met in special session on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at their regular meeting place located at 300 North Holly Street,
DeQuincy, Louisiana with the following members present: Ronda Jacobs, Judy Landry and James Harris. Absent: Denise Maddox and Mark Peloquin.
The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Judy Landry and the roll was called with the above result.
A motion was made by Ronda Jacobs and seconded by James Harris, to adopt a resolution authorizing Mayor Henagan to sign all documents necessary to apply for grant funding from the Calcasieu Parish Road and Drainage Trust Fund for the ditch project on Yoakum Street. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, James Harris and Ronda Jacobs. Nays: None. Absent: Denise Maddox and Mark Peloquin.
There being no further business to discuss, a motion was made by Ronda Jacobs and seconded by James Harris to adjourn the meeting.
ATTEST:
Pat Brummett
City Council Clerk
APPROVED:
Lawrence Henagan
Mayor
COUNCIL CHAIRMAN:
Mark Peloquin,
Chairman of Council
RUN: August 15, 2018 (AU4)

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CITY COUNCIL
JULY 10, 2018
The city council of the city of DeQuincy met in regular session on the above date in the city hall council chambers located at 300 Holly Street, DeQuincy, Louisiana, with the following members present: Judy Landry, James Harris, Mark Peloquin, Denise Maddox and Ronda Jacobs. Absent: None.
Council Chairman Mark Peloquin called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Lawrence Henagan gave the invocation and Judy Landry led the pledge of allegiance.
Motion was made by Denise Maddox and seconded by Ronda Jacobs to approve the June 11, 2018 regular session minutes. Without objection, the motion carried.
Valecia Royer, CPA, gave the financial report. As of June 20, 2018, the overall total revenue, the actual year to date is $3,553,568.14 with the budget being $4,161,110.00, with a remaining budget of $607,541.86. The 9/30/2018 budget was amended and the amended total revenue is $4,510,110.00, with the remaining amended budget being $956,541.86. The total expenses, as of June 30, 2018, year to date, are $3,281,503.96, and the budget being $5,025,570.00, and a remaining budget of $1,744,066.04. The amended total expenses budget is $5,535,070.00 with a remaining budget of $2,253,566.04.
Fire Chief Johnny Copeland gave the fire report for the month of June 2018. They had six (6) calls for the month. Johnny Copeland mentioned also that he and a few of his volunteer firefighters were downtown on June 30 spraying down and cleaning h streets.
Chief Suchanek was at his Chief’s Conference and Casey Whitehead gave the police report. The bonds and fines totaled $24,074.00.
Eddy Dahlquist gave the public works report. The crew installed two driveway culverts, added one gas service and killed four gas services. They have also been filling potholes and mowing grass at the airport and city property around town. They also prepared the baseball fields for the upcoming tournament.
Denise Maddox asked if there had been any complaints on the baseball field. She received a couple complaints but explained to them the process of making complaints at City Hall.
CITY REPORTS GIVEN
BY MAYOR HENAGAN
A meeting was held today regarding the perimeter fencing at the airport. The project will start around September and should be finished by the end of the year. This is funded by FAA and there is no cost to the city.
Invited to Cleco hospitality event at the LMA Convention
Johnny Copeland was thanked for another very successful fireworks show.
The Mayor thanked the volunteers that met Saturday, went out, and cleaned around the city.
Denise Maddox made a motion and Judy Landry seconded the motion to approve the July 9, 2018 agenda. Without objection, the motion carried.
PUBLIC INPUT
Items not on the agenda.
None
Items on the agenda.
None
Josh Guillory addressed the council and advised he will be running for Congress in the upcoming election.
A public hearing was held regarding amending the FYE 9/30/18 budget. There was no public input.
A motion was made by Denise Maddox and seconded by James Harris to adopt an ordinance amending the FYE 9/30/18 budget. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, James Harris, Mark Peloquin, Denise Maddox and Ronda Jacobs. Nays: None. Absent: None. Abstain: None.
A motion was made by James Harris and seconded by Judy Landry to accept the low bid by U.S. Fence & Gate, Inc. on Perimeter fencing project for the DeQuincy Industrial Airport. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, James Harris, Mark Peloquin, Denise Maddox and Ronda Jacobs. Nays: None. Absent: None. Abstain: None.
After a brief discussion, a motion was made by Denise Maddox and seconded by Ronda Jacobs to begin the condemnation process on the structure at 308 N. Perkins Street, DeQuincy, LA. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, James Harris, Mark Peloquin, Denise Maddox and Ronda Jacobs. Nays: None. Absent: None. Abstain: None.
After a brief discussion, a motion was made by Denise Maddox and seconded by Ronda Jacobs to begin the condemnation process on the structure at 604 W. Fourth Street. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, James Harris, Mark Peloquin, Denise Maddox and Ronda Jacobs. Nays: None. Absent: None. Abstain: None.
A motion was made by Denise Maddox and seconded by Judy Landry to begin the condemnation process on the structure at 310 Jefferson Street. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, James Harris, Mark Peloquin, Denise Maddox and Ronda Jacobs. Nays: None. Absent: None. Abstain: None.
A motion was made by Denise Maddox and seconded by James Harris to begin the condemnation proceedings on structure at 309 N. Perkins. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, James Harris, Mark Peloquin, Denise Maddox and Ronda Jacobs. Nays: None. Absent: None. Abstain: None.
Mayor Henagan advised the council he will call Kinder and get a copy of their ordinance on condemnations and then the council can decide whether our ordinance needs updating.
COUNCIL CONCERNS
Judy Landry asked that Chief Suchanek check the old motorhome at the corner of Harrison and Coffee Street for possible ordinance violations.
James Harris mentioned he still needs some pot holes filled and some light bulbs changed at the Grand Avenue Gym. He also mentioned two signs are needed for the gym but will get back with us on what to put on the signs. By the next council meeting, he hopes to have an agreement prepared between the Grand Avenue Gym Board and the Council.
Ronda Jacobs said we need to start issuing more red tags and have a better follow-up system for red tags. Denise Maddox mentioned a follow-up form she had developed to be used for follow-up on red tags so the council could be updated monthly.
Denise Maddox mentioned city rental property and wanted to know if the Mayor had any updates on this.
Mark Peloquin commented on what a great turnout we had for the 4th of July Festival. He also informed the Mayor a red tag needed to be issued on corner of Oak Street and Nursery Street. In addition, Mr. Peloquin mentioned to the council the possibility of amending our ordinance regarding junk, high grass, and blighted property. Denise asked that he council, for next month, have a list of their priorities on demolition.
Denise Maddox made a motion to adjourn and James Harris seconded the motion.
ATTEST:
Pat Brummett
City Council Clerk
Lawrence Henagan
Mayor
COUNCIL CHAIRMAN:
Mark Peloquin
Chairman of Council
Run: August 15, 2018 (AU5)

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CITY COUNCIL
July 12, 2018
DeQuincy, LA
The City Council of the City of DeQuincy met in special session on Thursday, July 12,2018 at 4:00 p.m. at their regular meeting place located at 300 North Holly Street,
DeQuincy, Louisiana with the following members present: Ronda Jacobs, Judy Landry, Denise Maddox and James Harris. Absent: Mark Peloquin.
The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Vice-Chairman, Denise Maddox and the roll was called with the above result.
A Public Hearing was held regarding the 2018 millage rates. There was no public comment and the public hearing was closed.
A motion was made by Ronda Jacobs and seconded by James Harris to adopt a resolution regarding the 2018 millage rates. Motion carried as follows: Yeas: Judy Landry, Ronda Jacobs, Denise Maddox and James Harris. Nays: None. Absent: Mark Peloquin. Abstain: None.
There being no further business to discuss, a motion was made by Ronda Jacobs and seconded by James Harris to adjourn the meeting.
ATTEST
Pat Brummett
City Council Clerk
Lawrence Henagan
Mayor
COUNCIL CHAIRMAN:
Denise Maddox
Vice-Chairman of Council
RUN: August 15, 2018 (AU6)

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CITY COUNCIL
AUGUST 13, 2018
ORDINANCE
NUMBER 910
An Ordinance adopting the Budget of Expenditures for all funds for the City of DeQuincy, State of Louisiana, for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2019.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of DeQuincy, State of Louisiana, in regular session duly convened to accept this Ordinance as the Budget of Expenditures for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that all Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
THE ABOVE ORDINANCE DECLARED DULY ADOPTED on the13th day of August, 2018.
Lawrence Henagan
Mayor
Pat Brummett
City Council Clerk
Mark Peloquin
Council Chairman
Run: August 15, 2018 (AU7)

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