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

Town of marion elected officials



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
Absent: Hoggatt, Andrews
On motion by Alderwoman Redd, second by Alderman Kirkland to adjourn. Motion carried


Town of Marion

Casey Towns

Chad Towns

Tanechia Riley

Abe Stanley

Brandon Towns

Mike Starr


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


Jeffrey Kirkland

P.O. Box 511

Marion, LA 71260

Rhonda Davis

PO Box 18

Farmerville, LA 71241


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

Town Departments:


Town Clerk:     Johnnie Baker-

Assistant Clerk:   Cheryl Futch-


Police Dept.:          Chief of Police: Mark


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



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:






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



SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

The Town of Marion’s Board of Alderman met Tuesday, September 17, 2019 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, Jeffrey Kirkland, and Mark Andrews and Alderwomen Lindsey Franklin, and Rhonda Davis. Guests included Clerk Johnnie Baker, Assistant Clerk Cheryl Futch, Water Superintendent Jimmy Caldwell, Assistant Water Superintendent Stacy Caldwell, Chief Mark Dodd, Ann Smith, Virginia Baker, Victoria Traylor, Aquana Moore, and Tyaronda Moore.  Mayor Smith called the meeting to order and Alderwoman Davis gave the invocation.  Alderman Hoggatt led the pledge of allegiance.  Mayor Smith then welcomed the guests.

In the Public Comment time Virginia Baker brought to the attention of the Mayor and the Council a problem with dogs being brought into the Walking Trail Park and not always being completely controlled by their owner.  The Council will be working towards a solution that will address the problem and keep everyone in the Walking Trail Park safe.

Victoria Traylor advised the Mayor and Council that they will be having a party at the Oliver Civic Center on Saturday, 9/21/19.  There will be alcohol at the party.  ID’s will be required and only 25 year olds and up will be allowed to remain at the party.  There will be two U.P.S. O. Deputy Security Guards at the party, one inside and one outside.  The party should conclude at 2:00 AM on Sunday, 9/22/19.  Chief Mark Dodd expressed concern in regards to the history of previous parties held at the Oliver Civic Center and is hoping this event will conclude without incident.

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

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

Mayor Smith advised the Council that he remains optimistic and excited about future plans for the Downtown Park. 

A public works committee has been formed by Mayor Smith.  The committee is chaired by Alderwoman Davis and there are three other members; Assistant Clerk Cheryl Futch, Water Superintendent Jimmy Caldwell, and Alderman Kirkland.  The committee is currently working on a plan that will benefit all the citizens in regards to garbage collection.

The Sanitation Department of the Union Parish Health Unit is actively pursuing enforcing the State Sanitary Code LAC 51:v.303.C- “no rubbish, garbage, or other waste shall be dumped, left, or be permitted to accumulate or to remain in any building, place or premises in such a
manner that the same will, or may, afford food harborage, or a breeding place for rodents.”                          

The Town of Marion Ordinance 99-01 also states “An ordinance to define as a misdemeanor the ownership, occupancy or maintenance of any real property within the Town of Marion

upon which grass, weeds, vines or plants are allowed to grow to such height or in such profusion as to constitute a traffic or health hazard or become obnoxious and unsightly and to provide for enforcement by fines, penalties and liens.”   

The LCDBG FY 2018/19 Water Improvement Grant of $897,700.00 is about at the halfway mark of completion.  According to Water Superintendent Caldwell everything is going smoothly and the project should be wrapped up before the end of 2019.

On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderman Kirkland to name the dirt road that is located just south of the Marion Welcome Sign on Hwy. 143 the “Isaac Cole Pvt. Rd.  This road is located inside the City Limits of Marion.

Alderman Kirkland has been approached about Marion restarting a recycling program of some kind.  The Council discussed several options and will be checking into what the Town may be able to consider.

On motion by Alderman Kirkland and second by Alderman Andrews to pay bills.  Motion carried.

Mayor Smith shared these Information Only Items:

1.) Walking Trail directional signs will be in place soon.
2.) The pine trees near the walking trail have been cut, cleaned up, holes filled in, and boards replaced on the walking trail bridge.
3.)U.P.D.C. inmate labor is continuing to be utilized.                 .                  
On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderman Andrews to adjourn.  Motion carried.