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

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


MAY 14, 2019

The Town of Marion’s Board of Alderman met Tuesday, May 14, 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, Mark Andrews, and Jeffrey Kirkland, and Alderwoman Rhonda Davis. Guests included Clerk Johnnie Baker, Assistant Clerk Cheryl Futch, Water Superintendent Jimmy Caldwell, Assistant Water Superintendent Stacy Caldwell, Barbara Medlin, Lake Medlin, Ann Smith, Officer Jackie Norton, Bob Myers, Will Myers, and Shirley Burch.  Alderwoman Lindsey Redd and Chief Mark Dodd were absent.  Mayor Smith called the meeting to order and Alderman Hoggatt gave the invocation.  Alderman Kirkland led the pledge of allegiance.  Mayor Smith then welcomed the guests.

Mayor Smith opened the public hearing for the LCDBG FY 2020/2021.  Bob Myers of Riley Company explained the Town’s options for the LCDBG FY 2020/2021 cycle will be to apply for a water, street or sewer grant.  The project decided for submittal was sewer improvements.  There being no comments, questions, or further discussion Mayor Smith closed the public hearing.

On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderworman Davis to adopt the LCDBG FY 2020/2021 Procurement Policy.  Motion carried.

On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderman Andrews to adopt the LCDBG FY 2020/2021 Citizen Participation Plan.  Motion carried.

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

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

On motion by Alderwoman Davis, second by Alderman Andrews authorizing award of the LCDBG water improvements project to S Bar S, LLC in the amount of their low bid pending concurrence from the Office of Community Development.  The motion further grants the Mayor authorization to sign the Notice of Award and contract documents with S Bar S, LLC.  The vote on this motion was unanimous.

On motion by Alderman Hoggatt, second by Alderwoman Davis to select Frye Magee as Administrative Consultant for the LCDBG FY 2020/2021 contingent upon state approval.  Motion carried.

On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderman Andrews to select Riley Company as the Engineer for the LCDBG FY 2020/2021.  Motion carried.

Officer Jackie Norton asked for the hourly wage for the part time police to be reviewed and for a raise to be considered.

Water Superintendent Jimmy Caldwell reminded the council that the Fire Department will be rated next year and there could be some additional expenses incurred in preparation for the rating.

Water Superintendent Jimmy Caldwell shared that a grant for a handheld thermal imager has been submitted to Center Point Energy.  Mayor Smith submitted this grant application for the town and stated we will be  notified on May 20th if we have been approved.

Alderman Andrews reported a complaint had been made in regards to the drainage at the corner of Stewart and Simmons Street.  Superintendent Jimmy Caldwell explained his goal is to complete the project for the drainage problem when the ground is not so wet.  The council is in agreement with Superintendent Caldwell’s plans. 

Mayor Smith advised that Barbara and Lake Medlin donated a flag for the fire station and made a monetary contribution to the Mayhaw Pageant.

Mayor Smith reported on these items: 

The Town won state in the Clean City Contest reception for the 9th time. 

Mayor Smith attended the Governor’s Information Session for North LA Mayors in Arcadia.

The Clean City Contest Judges Reception is Thursday, May 16th at 12:30 PM.

On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderwoman Davis to pay bills. Motion carried.
On motion by Alderman Kirkland, second by Alderman Andrews to adjourn.  Motion carried.                                
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146 Hopkins Dr.

Marion, LA 71260

(318) 292-4715 (B)

Mayor Danny Smith begin 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

Town of Marion

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: Jimmy Caldwell

MFD Members:

Stacy Caldwell

Bryan Strother

Nap Riley

Don Charles

Roger Reeves

Mike Brantley

Michael Gilliam



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