Address:

146 Hopkins Dr.

Marion, LA 71260

(318) 292-4715 (B)


Mayor Danny Smith began his first term on January 1, 2019.  His first term will end on December 31, 2022

 

Marion City Council: The Honorable-

 

Mark Andrews

177 Baker St.

Marion, LA 71260



Bubba Hoggatt

P.O. Box 376

Marion, LA 71260



Lindsey Redd

783 Main St.

Marion, LA 71260


Jeffrey Kirkland

P.O. Box 511

Marion, LA 71260



Rhonda Davis

PO Box 18

Farmerville, LA 71241



Town of marion elected officials

Town Departments:

 

Town Clerk:     Johnnie Baker- johnnieb@centurytel.net

Assistant Clerk:   Cheryl Futch- cherylfutch@centurytel.net

 

Police Dept.:          Chief of Police: Mark Dodd-markdodd@centurytel.net

 

Fire Chief:                Jimmy Caldwell


 

Public Works:           Jimmy Caldwell-Superintendent

                                     Stacy Caldwell-Assistant

 

Ambulance Services:   Union Parish utilizes Pafford MS

                                         Dial 911 for emergency services

                                         For non-emergency dial (318) 368-7033

​TOWN OF MARION

REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

​July 14, 2020


The Town of Marion’s Board of Aldermen met Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Marion Fire Station for the regular business meeting. Members present included Mayor Danny A. Smith, Aldermen Bubba Hoggatt and Jeffrey Kirkland, and Alderwoman Rhonda Davis. Guests included Clerk Johnnie Baker, Assistant Clerk Cheryl Futch, Water Superintendent Jimmy Caldwell, Assistant Water Superintendent Stacy Caldwell, Jeff  Maxwell, and Virginia Baker. Alderwoman Lindsey Redd and Alderman Mark Andrews were absent. Mayor Smith called the meeting to order and Alderwoman Davis gave the invocation. Water Superintendent Caldwell led the pledge of allegiance. 

Mayor Smith opened the public hearing for the annexation of Alice Street. There being no comments the hearing was closed. 

On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderwoman Davis to adopt the minutes from the June regular business meeting. Motion carried. 

On motion by Alderwoman Davis, second by Alderman Kirkland to approve the budget to actual/ financial report comparisons. Motion carried. 

On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderman Hoggatt to adopt the Gazette we the official journal for the Town of Marion. Motion carried. 

Center Point Energy awarded a grant to the Town of Marion for $1,300.00. The Town provided $1,300.00 of matching funds which purchased two TS 440 cutquick saws for our fire department. This is the second consecutive year Mayor Smith has written and received Center Point Energy Grant Awards. 

Mayor Smith advised the council that Joe Cusimano suggested some changes to the proposed Town of Marion/Union Humane Society Cooperative Endeavor Agreement. The agreement is currently being revised to reflect these agreement changes. 

Mayor Smith advised that he is actively working on the Downtown Park project and is looking forward to seeing a lot of progress on the project. 

On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderwoman Davis to accept the 2019 Financial Audit Report presented by Jeff Maxwell of Maxwell CPA, LLC. Motion carried. 


Mayor Smith opened the floor for public comments regarding the 2020 Millage Rate. There being no comments Mayor Smith closed the comment period. 

On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderwoman Davis to adopt the 2020 Millais Rate and Resolution 2020-03. A roll call vote was taken with the following results:

Yeas: Kirkland, Davis, Hoggatt

Nays: None

Abstained: None

Absent: Andrews, Redd


A full copy of the resolution is on file at the Marion Town Hall. 


On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderman Kirkland to adopt the Ordinance 2020-01- Annexation of Alice Street. A roll call vote was taken with the following results:

Yeas: Hoggatt, Kirkland, Davis 

Nays: None

Abstained: None

Absent: Andrews, Redd


Mayor Smith advised that the office is working on gathering needed documents and information for the LCDBG SWMC (Sustainable Water Management Consolidation). 

The Town is submitting an application under the Care Act for police department payroll that is eligible for reimbursement. 


On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second Alderwoman Davis to pay bills. Motion carried. 


On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderwoman Davis to adjourn. Motion carried. 




















RESOLUTION 2019-03

MILLAGE: GENERAL ALIMONY 7.43 mills


The official resolution is on file for viewing at the Town of Marion offices located at 398 Main St. Marion, LA 71260.


​BE IT RESOLVED, that the following millage(s) are hereby levied on the 2019 tax roll on all property subject to taxation by Town of Marion:


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the proper administrative officials of the Parish of Union, State of Louisiana, be and they are hereby empowered, authorized, and directed to spread said taxes, as hereinabove set forth, upon the assessment roll of said Parish for the year 2019, and to make the collection of hte taxes imposed for and on behalf of the taxing authority, according to law, and that the taxes herein levied shall become a permanent lien and privilege on all property subject to taxation as herein set forth, and collection thereof shall be enforceable in the manner provided by law.


The foregoing resolution was read in full, the roll was called on the adoption thereof, and the resolution was adopted by the following votes:

YEAS: HOGGATT, ANDREWS, REDD, KIRKLAND

NAYS: NONE

ABSTAINED: NONE

ABSENT: DAVIS


CERTIFICATE:


I hereby certify that the forgoing is a true and exact copy of the resolution adopted at the board meeting held on April 16, 2019, at which meeting a quorum was present and voting.


Marion, Louisiana, this 16th day of April 2019.


Official Signature of Town Clerk, Johnnie Baker, is on the official 2019 Millage Resolution document located at Marion Town Hall at 398 Main St. Marion, LA 71260


Casey Towns

Chad Towns

Tanechia Riley

Abe Stanley

Brandon Towns

Mike Starr

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Town of Marion

TOWN OF MARION

SPECIAL MEETING

JUNE 14, 2019
The Town of Marion’s Board of Alderman met Friday, June 14, at 6:00 p.m. at the Marion
Town Hall for a special business meeting. Members present included: Alderman Jeffrey
Kirkland and Alderwomen Lindsey Redd and Rhonda Davis. Guests included Clerk Johnnie
Baker. Members not present included Aldermen Bubba Hoggatt and Mark Andrews. Mayor
Smith called the meeting to order. Alderwoman Rhonda Davis gave the invocation.
On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderwoman Davis to grant liquor license to
Brothers Kwik Mart. The motion was presented for a roll call vote with the following result;
YEA: Kirkland, Davis, Redd
NAY: None
ABSTAIN: None
Absent: Hoggatt, Andrews
On motion by Alderwoman Redd, second by Alderman Kirkland to adjourn. Motion carried


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Chief of Police


Mark Dodd

300 Joe Brown Rd.

Marion, LA 71260



Marion Fire Department


Marion Fire Chief: Jimmy Caldwell


MFD Members:

Stacy Caldwell

Bryan Strother

Nap Riley

Don Charles

Roger Reeves

Mike Brantley

Michael Gilliam