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

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

Town of Marion

Jeffrey Kirkland

P.O. Box 511

Marion, LA 71260


Ralph Holley

234 Crow St.

Marion, LA 71260

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

HOME OF THE MAYHAW FESTIVAL

Erik Redd

Wes Franklin

Casey Towns

Chad Towns

Tanechia Riley

Abe Stanley

Brandon Towns

Travis Pilgreen

Mike Starr

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!

 

Town of Marion

REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

APRIL 11, 2017


The Town of Marion’s Board of Alderman met Tuesday, April 11th, 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, Bob Myers, and Danny Smith. Alderwoman Bobbie Wayne and Chief Mark Dodd were absent. Mayor Franklin called the meeting to order and Danny Smith gave the invocation. Mayor
Franklin then led the pledge of allegiance and welcomed the guests.


On motion by Alderman Hoggatt second by Alderman Holley to add to the agenda the
selection of the engineer for the LCDBG FY 2018/19. Motion carried. Mayor Franklin opened the floor to the public for any comments. Guest Danny Smith shared that three bid packets had been picked up from the Union Parish School Board. Also Mr. Smith advised that the judging for the State Cleanest City will be May 10th
.
On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderwoman Redd to adopt the minutes from the March regular business meeting. Motion carried.


On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderman Kirkland to approve the financial reports. Motion carried. The Mayor along with the council decided the Town cannot take on the responsibility of the school property that is currently open for bids. At this time the Town would not have enough man power to properly maintain the buildings and grounds or the funds needed for all the expenses that would be incurred with the property.


Mayor Franklin brought to the attention of the council the offer made by CenturyLink to donate the Triad Building and the Walking Trail property to the Town. Mayor Franklin will contact CenturyLink with a few more questions before accepting the donation on behalf of the


Mayor Franklin advised the council that the Town will be getting together information on surplus items and will advertise for bids on these items in the near future. Mayor Franklin spoke to the council in regards to possibly selling the old bank building property. A decision was not made and the item will be discussed further at another meeting.

Mayor Franklin opened the floor for public comments in regards to the 2017 Millage Rate. There being no comments Mayor Franklin closed the comment period. On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderman Holley to adopt the 2017 Millage Rate and Resolution 2017-03. A roll vote was taken with the following result:
Yays: Hoggatt, Holley, Redd, Kirkland
Nays: None
Abstain: None
Absent: Wayne
A full copy of the resolution is on file at the Marion Town Hall.Mayor Franklin asked Bob Myers to share more details about the water project the Town will be pursuing through funding from the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant FY 2018/19 (LCDBG). The project is necessary to ensure the Town’s water system can begin maintaining the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
and Haloacetic Acids (HAA5s).


On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderwoman Redd approving Riley Company as engineer for the LCDBG FY 2018/19. Motion carried.


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


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