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Town of Marion

REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

​October 10, 2017


The Town of Marion’s Board of Alderman met Tuesday, October 10th, 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 Redd. Guests included Clerk Johnnie Baker, Assistant Clerk Cheryl Futch,
Water Superintendent Jimmy Caldwell and Assistant Water Superintendent Stacy Caldwell.
Mayor Franklin called the meeting to order and gave the invocation. Mayor Franklin then led
the pledge of allegiance and welcomed the guests.

Mayor Franklin opened the public hearing in regards to the amendment of water rates for
agricultural/commercial water. There being no comments, Mayor Franklin closed the
hearing.

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

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

Amended Ordinance 1-2010 to amend water rates for agricultural/commercial water has been
tabled.

On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderman Hoggatt to adopt the Language
Access Plan which was prepared by Chris Brunson of Communities Unlimited. Motion
carried.

On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderman Holley to appoint Johnny B. Gilliam
to the vacant council position allowing Mr. Gilliam to finish out the term that ends
12/31/2018. A roll call vote was taken with the following result:
Yays- Hoggatt, Holley, Redd, Kirkland
Nays- None
Abstain- None
Absent- None

Water Superintendent Jimmy Caldwell reported he is having some trouble with the garbage
truck. He is working to repair the truck. Superintendent Caldwell also reported the Town will
need to make a decision to either take the water tank just off Kennedy Street down or make
the unused tank secure. ​


Mayor Franklin advised the council that Ruston Brick will be taking the brick down from the
old bank building. They will also clean up the property.

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

On motion by Alderman Holley, second by Alderman Hoggatt 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

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

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!

 

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


Town of marion elected officials