Town of Marion

REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

JUNE 13, 2017



The Town of Marion’s Board of Alderman met Tuesday, June 13th,  at 7:00 p.m. at the Marion Fire Station for the regular business meeting.  Members present included:  Mayor Kenneth Franklin, Aldermen Bubba Hoggatt, Ralph Holley, and Jeffrey Kirkland and Alderwoman Lindsey Redd.  Guests included Clerk Johnnie Baker, Assistant Clerk Cheryl Futch, Water Superintendent Jimmy Caldwell and Assistant Water Superintendent Stacy Caldwell, Police Chief Mark Dodd, Danny Smith, Pete Reynolds, Bob Myers, Jackie Norton, Tony Murray, Melvin Easter,  and W. Bland Greeson.  Alderwoman Bobbie Wayne was absent.  Mayor Franklin called the meeting to order and gave the invocation.  Mayor Franklin then led the pledge of allegiance and welcomed the guests.

 

On motion by Alderman Holley, second by Alderman Kirkland to adopt the minutes from the May regular business meeting.   Motion carried.

 

On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderwoman Redd to approve the financial reports.  Motion carried.

 

On motion by Alderwoman Redd, second by Alderman Kirkland to declare the items listed below as surplus property. 

 

2009 white four door Chevrolet Impala – 2G1WS57M891284496

1994 white Ford pickup – 1FTHX25H5RKB39003

Mahindra tractor – 485 D1

Yazoo Push mower 5HP

Three culverts – 72”x30’

One dump bed – electric hydraulics

 

Motion carried.

 

Bob Myers addressed the mayor and council in regards to two projects.  One project is the cleaning and inspection of elevated water tanks and the other is a water treatment pilot study using granular activated carbon.  Mr. Myers explained the two projects are necessary to prepare for an even larger project that would enable the town to stay within the state guidelines of maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for disinfection by-products.  Funding for this project is being sought through the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant.  The project is expected to cost between $800,000 - $1,000,000.  

 

On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderman Holley granting approval for Mayor Kenneth W. Franklin to enter into a contract on behalf of the Town of Marion to have the

 

 

elevated water tanks cleaned and inspected pending approval of LGAP and CWEF Funding.  The cost of the project is estimated to be $3,500 per tank.  Motion carried.

 

On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderwoman Redd granting approval for Mayor Kenneth W. Franklin to enter into a contract on behalf of the Town of Marion to have a water treatment pilot study done using granular activated carbon pending approval of LGAP and CWEF funding.  The cost of the study would be approximately $16,500.00.  Motion carried.

 

On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderwoman Redd selecting the Bernice Banner as the office journal for 2017-2018 for the Town of Marion.  Motion carried.                 

 

Mayor Franklin spoke to the guests in the meeting representing water treatment facilities of Linville/Haile, Litroe, and Concord regarding consideration of consolidating water treatment facilities.  The Louisiana Department of Health is encouraging all rural facilities to consider consolidation to help systems meet state and federal requirements.  Mayor Franklin asked the treatment facilities to study this and to contact him if there was any interest or feasibility in consolidating.

 

W. Bland Greeson, Administrator of the Marion Rehab spoke to the mayor, council, and guests on the day to day business at the rehab center.  Mr. Greeson advised they are off to a good start, but will have some problems which will be handled as they arise.  He thanked the Town for their support and asked for patience as they continue to smooth out all the little kinks that may occur during these first few months of operation.

 

Alderman Holley thanked Water Superintendent Caldwell for speaking at a recent meeting of the SSA. Jimmy spoke about safety issues.

 

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

 

On motion by Alderman Holley, second by Alderwoman Redd to adjourn.  Motion carried.​
 


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:                Kenneth Franklin


Public Works:           Jimmy Caldwell-Superintendent

                                     Stacy Caldwell-Assistant


Parks & Recreation: George Herring-Supervisor


Ambulance Services:   Union Parish utilizes Pafford MS

                                         Dial 911 for emergency services

                                         For non-emergency dial (318) 368-7033

Erik Redd

Wes Franklin

Casey Towns

Chad Towns

Tanechia Riley

Abe Stanley

Brandon Towns

Travis Pilgreen

Mike Starr

Jeffrey Kirkland

P.O. Box 511

Marion, LA 71260


Ralph Holley

234 Crow St.

Marion, LA 71260

Address:

572 Main St.

Marion, LA 71260

(318) 292-4715


Mayor Kenneth Franklin

Governing Periods: Served the town as Mayor from 1987 until 1990. He was elected again in 1995 and is still serving as Mayor today!

 

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Town of Marion

Chief of Police


Mark Dodd

300 Joe Brown Rd.

Marion, LA 71260



Marion Fire Department


Marion Fire Chief: Kenneth Franklin


MFD Members:

Jimmy Caldwell

Stacy Caldwell

Bryan Strother

Nap Riley

Don Charles

Roger Reeves

Mike Brantley

Michael Gilliam

Marion City Council: The Honorable-

 

Bobbie Wayne

188 Kennedy St.

Marion, LA 71260



Bubba Hoggatt

P.O. Box 350

Marion, LA 71260



Lindsey Redd

783 Main St.

Marion, LA 71260