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

Jeffrey Kirkland

P.O. Box 511

Marion, LA 71260

Rhonda Davis

PO Box 18

Farmerville, LA 71241

Town of Marion


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



Casey Towns

Chad Towns

Tanechia Riley

Abe Stanley

Brandon Towns

Mike Starr



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


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


June 11, 2019

The Town of Marion’s Board of Alderman met Tuesday, June 11, 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, and Mark Andrews, and Alderwoman Lindsey
Redd. Guests included Clerk Johnnie Baker, Assistant Clerk Cheryl Futch, Water
Superintendent Jimmy Caldwell, Assistant Water Superintendent Stacy Caldwell, Chief Mark
Dodd, Virginia Baker, and Ali Saleh. Alderwoman Rhonda Davis and Alderman Jeffrey
Kirkland were absent. Mayor Smith called the meeting to order and Clerk Johnnie Baker
gave the invocation. Assistant Clerk Cheryl Futch led the pledge of allegiance. Mayor Smith
then welcomed the guests.

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

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

Mayor Smith presented the council with two ordinances for their review. The ordinances
address junk vehicles, junk, debri, excessive grass etc. Mayor Smith advised the council that
he wanted them to familiarize themselves with these ordinances.

On motion by Alderman Andrews, second by Alderworman Redd to decline a recent offer
from Skyway Towers to change the existing agreement with the Town for a one time payout
of $79,000.00. Currently Skyway pays the Town $575.00 each month ($6,900 annually) for
the cell tower on Main Street. The monthly amount of payment increases every five years by
15%. The Town began receiving payments at $500.00 in 2014 and has received about
$33,000.00 through the beginning of June 2019. Motion carried.

On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderman Andrews to adopt The Banner as the
2019/2020 Official Journal for the Town of Marion. Motion carried.

On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderwoman Redd to table item number 4 –
Liquor License – Brothers Kwik Mart. Motion carried.
A special meeting will be called to address liquor license for Brothers Kwik Mart.

Water Superintendent Caldwell advised the council that the LCDBG water project to remove
the by-products from the water should get underway around July 1st, 2019.

Below are announcements of current activities and scheduled events;
1) Updated Town of Marion Website
2) Coil & ac unit replaced @ Fire Station
3) Marion Fire station parking lot project (across the street from fire station)
4) LCDBG FY 2018/19 Pre-Construction Conference held Wed, 6/5/19 (water project)
5) CenterPoint Energy Grant Application (waiting to hear if Marion was awarded grant)
6) Trustee Labor (will be utilizing in the near future)
7) Washington Bros. Logging Award (Congratulatons!)
8) Cre Cree’s is open
9) LCDBG FY 2020/21 application (applying for sewer improvement)
10) Town wide neighborhood watch program (working toward a program for Marion)

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

On motion by Alderman Andrews, second by Aldeworman Redd to adjourn. Motion carried.​
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