Town of Marion


October 9, 2018

The Town of Marion’s Board of Alderman met Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Marion Fire Station for the regular business meeting.  Members present included:  Mayor Kenneth Franklin, Aldermen Johnny B. Gilliam, Ralph Holley and Bubba Hoggatt and Alderwoman Lindsey Redd.  Guests included Clerk Johnnie Baker, Assistant Clerk Cheryl Futch, Water Superintendent Jimmy Caldwell, Nellie Mangum, and Danny Smith.  Alderman Jeffrey Kirkland, Chief Mark Dodd, and Assistant Water Superintendent Stacy Caldwell were absent.  Mayor Franklin called the meeting to order and Alderman Hoggatt gave the invocation.  Mayor Franklin then led the pledge of allegiance and welcomed the guests.

On motion by Alderman Gilliam, second by Alderwoman Redd to adopt the minutes from the September regular business meeting.   Motion carried.

On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderman Holley to approve the budget financial reports.  Motion carried.

On motion by Alderman Holley, second by Alderman Hogatt to grant Mayor Franklin authority to continue exploring the sale of water to the Concord Water System and to pursue a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Concord Water System.  Motion carried.

On motion by Alderman Holley, second by Alderwoman Redd to award the Archaeological Survey contract to SURA, Inc. of Baton Rouge in the amount of $6,265.00, and authorize Mayor Franklin to execute said contract.  Funds from the LCDBG water improvements project will pay for all costs associated with this contract.  Motion carried.

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

 On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderman Holley to adjourn.  Motion carried.


Erik Redd

Wes Franklin

Casey Towns

Chad Towns

Tanechia Riley

Abe Stanley

Brandon Towns

Travis Pilgreen

Mike Starr


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!


Town Departments:

Town Clerk:     Johnnie Baker-

Assistant Clerk:   Cheryl Futch-

Police Dept.:          Chief of Police: Mark

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

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

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

Town of marion elected officials