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THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, JUNE 30, 2011, PAGE 6 questions or conce,ns that needed to be discussed s00om yn Poe e City C e,k . AT T"E CHORC, There being no further business to discuss. Mrs. Pierson motioned to tdjourn the meeting. All voted in favor of the motion. Time 7:25 p.m. s/Robert F. Zabbia, Mayor ] OF YOUR CHOICE Meeting'Minutes - City of Ponchatoula DEATH S ITY OF PONCHATOUI, i AYOI, At ;D CITY COUNCIl i A regular meeting was held Monday, May 9, .2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council  t ambers at City Hall in Ponchatoula, Louisiam l Mayor Zabbia called the meeting to order and gave the invocation which was owed by the Pledge of Allegiance. MYRA PARKER VAUGHAN Council members present were Jeannemarie Pierson, Vergil Sandifer, Elouise Myra Parker Vaughan, 105 years old, and a native of Ponchatou- ley-Dotey, and Melvin Toomer. Braville LeBlanc was absent, la, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, in Belle Maison Nursing Home. Mayor Zabbia appolized to the council members for the late distribution of agen- and council packages, as everyone is aware City Clerk, Tomlyn Poche, is out She was born on July 19, 1905, in Ponchatoula. tOMayoran injurYZabbiaandacknowledgediS scheduled tOpublichaVeinputSUrgery tomorroW.from Lowentritt She was a retired insurance agent for Parker Insurance. | McKNEELY a request Nancy re- Surviving are her son, Jack Parker Vaughan; three grandchil- m 'ding the demolition of the First Guaranty Bank building dren, Elizabeth, John, and Scott Vaughan; five great-grandchil- i FUNERAL Mrs. Conley-Dotey motioned to accept the minutes of the April 11, 2011 meeting presented. All voted in favor of motion, dren and a great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Conley-Doteyintroduced four Ordinances as follows: She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Lillian | HOME AN ORDINANCE LEVYING A TAX ON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN I AUCTION 51Auction Saturday CITY OF PONCHATOULA MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL July 2, 2011. Located on Hwy 51 S in Osyka, Ms. Chambers at City Hall in Fonchatoula, Louisiana Open 3 p.m. for viewing, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Walk-through sale begins @ 4 p.m.. Furniture, Tools, Conley-Dotey, and Melvin Toomer. Braville LeBlanc was absent. Appliances, Etc.. Payment da's and council packages, as everyone is aware City Clerk, Tomlyn Poche, is out method: Cash. Paul Bon- due to an injury and is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow. villian MS LIC# 495. Ph# 601-542-3234: garding the demolition of the First Guaranty Bank building (pj30) as presented. All voted in favor of motion. EDUCATION Parker; husband, J.S. "Jack" Vaughan; one grandson; and a sister, THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF PONCHATOULA FOR THE YEAR Inez Layrisson. Education & Training 25 Driv- 2011. The er Trainees Needed Now! Learn AMENDMENT #1 TO ORDINANCE NO. 671- AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING Friends were received Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at St. Joseph to drive for Covenant Transport AN ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2010 Catholic Church in Ponchatoula, with a Mass of Christian Burial at Diesel Driving Academy! No AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2011. beginning at 11 a.m. Ponchatoula Experience Needed! Great Pay & AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL Interment followed in the Ponchatoula Cemetery. Benefits. Call for more info! 1-888- YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1. 2011 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2012. 528-5564 S (LA-SCAN) AN ORDINANCE SPECIFYING THE NUMBER Of COUNCIL MEMBERS, Donations may be made to a charity of choice in Mrs. Vaughan's Times DIVIDING THE CITY INTO FIVE (5) SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICTS. PROVID- memory. ING FOR THE ELECTION OF ONE COUNCIL MEMBER FROM EACH DIS- An online guestbook is available at FINAN(;IAL TRICT, AND FIXING THE GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES OF EACH DISTRICT BOTH BY WORD DESCRIPTION AND BY MAP, WHICH MAP IS PART OF THIS SPC MICHAELDENVER ONELLION An cie nt $$$ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH ORDINANCE AND CONTROLS OVER THE WORD DESCRIPTION OF EACH SPC Michael Denver Onellion, 29, Pumpkin Center, passed NOW?!? As seen on TV, Injury DISTRICT. Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500- Apublic hearing for all four ordinances was set for June 13, 2011 at 6:00p.m. away on Thursday, June 23, 2011 in Hammond. He was a member Order of $500,000+ within 24/hrs after ap- Mayor Zabbia presented the annual Municipal Water Pollution Prevention of the Louisiana National Guard, having served in Afghanistan in proval? Compare our lower rates, resolution and report. The resolution outlines actions taken in order for the city to oo. , Hibernians Call 1-866-386-3692 www.lawcap- maintain its Louisiana Water Discharge Permit. Mrs. Pierson motioned to pass the He leaves behind his parents, Kelly and Sandy Onellion; fian- (LA-SCAN) resolution. All voted in favor of the motion. There was a second resolution for an Application to LCDBG - Sewer Rehabilita- c, Sunshine "Sunny" Gonzales, along with her children, Jaysun CREDIT CARD RELIEF FREE tion which was motioned by Mrs. Jeannemarie Pierson and seconded by Mrs. Elou- and Jaydyn LeBlanc. He is also survived by his grandparents, _ _ CONSULTATION - Save Thou- ise Conley-Dotey. The motions were carried by all. Edward Huber Jr. and wife Norma, Bernice Thompson Onellion. sands of Dollars - Out Of Debt Mayor Zabbia opened a public hearing to discuss blighted property. Chris Win- Michael was preceded in death by his grandmother, Janet Hughes In Months - NOT Years? - Avoid burn stated that four properties have been set for demolition. Properties are at Huber; grandfather, Denver Onellion. Bankruptcy - NOT A High Priced 170 West Street, 195 1-55 Svc. Road, 133 E. Pine St., and 131 Saxon St. Owners of Consolidation - Company Or A the E. Pine St. and 1-55 Svc. Rd. properties have obtained demolition permits, the Relatives ad friends of the family were invited to at- Consumer Credit Counseling Pro- owner of the West St. property was granted a 30 day extension to obtain a renova- tend the memorial service from the chapel of Brandon G. -- gram. CALL CREDIT CARD RE- tion permit, and the Saxon St. property will be set for demolition. Thompson Funeral Home, on Monday, June 27, 2011 fol- Never Fail Novena LIEF 866-479-5353 (LA-SCAN) Mrs. Amber Martinez addressed the Council concerning three ssues the first lowed by services with Rev. L.C. Lord will officiating. being the resurvey of the National Register of Historic District here in Ponchatou- May the Sacred Heart of Je- DONATE YOUR CAR Free la: to consider issuing the demolition permit for First Guaranty Bank as if it were THOMAS "TOMMY" HENRY KLUKA, sus be praised, adored and glori- Towing - Tax Deductible - Ask located in the current Ponchatoula Historic District, and to issue an amendment to about a FREE 3 day vacation to the current article 3 the Historic Code of Ordinance of Ponchatoula to include the Thomas "Tommy ' Henry Kluka, 61, Springfield, LA, died fled throughout the whole world over 80 destinations!!! (certain re- current update once it is expanded. Mrs. Nancy Lowentritt spoke to the Council Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in North Oaks Medical Center. He was now and forever. Most Sacred strictions apply) Heritage for the concerning her issues for demolition and construction of a new two story building born on August 31, 1949, in Independence. Heart of Jesus, I put my trust Blind 1-800-880-1631 (LA-SCAN) and its effect on her view of the sky. Mayor Zabbia stated that the city is aware of a Surviving are his son, Nicky T. Kluka; stepdaughter and son-in- in You, Holy Mary, Mother of study but has not received any information. If or when that document is presented to the Council it will be considered for adoption. He stated that if First Guaranty law, Julie & Mathew Stout; stepfather, Nicky S. Kluka; great aunt, Jesus, pray for me. SL Theresa, HELP WANTE D Bank were to request a demolition permit he believes we would have no choice Rita Mac Neihaus; two brothers & sisters-in-law, Johnny & Peggy Child of Jesus, pray for me. St. other than to issue one. Kluka, and Butch & Margaret Kluka; sister and brother-in-law, Jude, Helper of Hopeless cases, Drivers: 10 Needed Mayor Zabbia called for Council Committee Reports and Rights of Personal Susan & Jeff Bixler; grandchildren, Mathew Collier, Dax Kluka, pray for me and grant this favor ! NOW! Great Pay, Benefits Privilege. Jeannemarie Pierson - and Olivia Kluka. ask. Say this paycr 9 times a day & Bonuses! CDL-A w/X She is looking forward to unearthing our time capsule and will attend as many He is preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Betty Kluka; for 9 days and publish. R.B. End, 1 yr T/T Exp. Req. events as her time will allow and would like to encourage everyone else to do the brother, Robert "Buster" Kluka. LEGAL NOTICE Owner Operators Welcome. same. Friends were received Tuesday, June 28, and again on Wednes- Martin Transport: 1-888- Stated that with the upcoming budget discussions she would like to see a line d.ay June 29, 2011 until services began at the Harry McKneely & 567-4973 item budget that sticks within our annual income. She is unhappy with the district maps being presented in the city with the cur- Son Funeral Home Chapel. I', Cathy Gueydan of (pj23-30) rent plan it up roots many of her constituents based on their skin color. She has Berrytown Corner Caf encouraged everyone to look at the maps as they are still working on them. LLC is applying to the of- 4VAC/ Elouise Conley-Dotey- WILLIAM "PHIL" HARTMAN . rice of Alcohol and Tobacco Thanked everyone for attending the meeting. William "Phil" Hartman, 62 Ponchatoula, LA, die---d Monday, Control of the State of Lou- M a intena nce Tech Thanked the City workers for all their help in Tasker Park. She also asked that everyone continue to support the work here at City Hall. June 20, 2011, ir North 'Oaks Medical Center.  isiana for a permit to sell Needed for The Grove Melvin Toomer- He was born on Friday, March 25, 1949, in Independence, son of beverages of High and Low & St. Paul Estates Subdi- Had no comments the late William Hartman II and Mary Nuccio Hartman Licardi. alcohol content at retail in visions in the Amite/Ham- Vergil Sandifer- Surviving are three sons & daughters-in-law, Shane & Monica the Parish of Tangipahoa at Thanked everyone for attending the meeting and thanked city workers for the mond areas. HVAC certifi- jobs they do. Hartman, Frank & Tyleda Hartman and Jason & Brandy Hart- the following address 100 cation a MUST? 3 yrs. exp. Wished all of the Morns a Happy Mother's Day a little late. man; three grandchildren, Johnathan, Cheyanne & Olevia Hart- West Pine St. Ponchatoula required in plumbing, car- Encouraged everyone to come out to celebrate the City's 150th Birthday. man; many brothers & sisters. La. 70454 pentry, painting & electri- Mayor Zabbia - He is preceded in death by sister Louise Bradshaw. Berwtown Corner Caf LLC Extended condolences to Mr. Toomer's family for their recent loss. Friends were received Thursday, June 23, 2011 followed by ser- Berrytown Corner Caf cal. Must have own tools, Congratulations to Chris Winburn on receiving his Building Official certifica- vehicle & valid D.L.; Apply tion. vices at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home. Cathy Gueydan online @ www.standarden- Congratulations to Angel Braun on her retirement from the City, she has been Interment was in the Holly Gardens Cemetery Hammond, LA. 030&j7) or fax resume a long time employee and has done a great job. Regarding the re-distrieting and budget, please review as information present- Ponchatoula City Budget to 318-398-4203 ed tonight is just a starting point. Stated that there were many events planned for the city's 150th birthday eel- FROM PAGE 4 POSITION AVAILABLE ebration this week. and encouraged everyone to attend as many as events as they can. The PIF/cf/01/ i There being no further business to discuss, Mrs. Pierson motioned to adjourn Transfer From 1982 Sales Tax 1,199,700 Call today for oR-the-job traigilg the meeting. All voted in favor of the motion. Time 6:35. Transfer From Police Millage 269,300 in the Ponchatoula-Hammond are TransferFcom_Fire Millage 89.700 386-2877 Robert F. Zabbia, Mayor Total Other Financing Sources and (Uses) 2.768.700 Tomlyn Poche, City Clerk We are looking for someone CITY OF PONCHATOULA who likes people dresses well, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL Net Change in Fund Balance (529240) and has their own vehicle, A special meeting of the Mayor and City Council was held Monday, May 23, 2011 Please call for an appointment at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall in Ponchatoula, Louisiana Fund Balance, Beginning 2;937;031 and bring references. Council members present were Jeannemarie Pierson, Melvin Toomer. Vergil . Sandife, and Braville LeBlanc. Elouise Conley-Dotey arrived late. Fund Balance, Ending ,AD_7791 DriverCDL-ANow'sthePerfect Mayor Zabbia called the meeting to order. He acknowledged public input re- Time To Make a Change! Offering quests from Mrs. Debra Hills and Rev Bruce Graves who wished to speak on the Top Miles. Brand New Equipment redistricting. and 2-day orientation PLUS $500 Mrs. Pierson motioned to pass a resolution authorizing the Mayor to apply Sales Tax # ] - 1965 Sign-On Bonus! CDL-A, 6too OTR for grant funds, and execute all necessary documents to administer grant proj- & TWIC Card Preferred 866-863- cuts. Projects include LGAP funding for equipment, DOTD funding for pedestrian 4117 (LA-SCAN) and safe routes projects, and capital outlay funding for water well and tower. Mr. Toomer requested that the city apply for grants to put sidewalks in his district. Revenues Drivers- DRIVER TRAINING! Motion passed with Pierson, Sandifer, and LeBlanc voting in favor and Toomer Sales Tax Collection 1,204,200 Paid Refresher Courses available voting against. for Regional Van Drivers. Earn Rev Graves spoke on the redistricting maps being presented. Rev Graves con- Interest Income 3;600 35-37 cpm afterwards? HOME cerns were that district lines were changed in order to block a candidate from run- EVERY WEEK. 401(k) and Great ning in the same district that they ran in before. Mrs. Debra Hills addressed the Benefits. Visit www.AVERITTca- Council with the same concerns that redrawing district lines as presented would Expenditures EOE. (LA-SCAN) prevent her from running again for City Council in District B. Mrs. Conley-Dotey stated that she did not request or have any involvement in moving the district line Drivers - GOOD MILES! Re- that excluded Methvin Lane from District B. Mr. Jay Vicknair with Magellan Strat- Audit Expense gional Truck Drivers start at egies explained the redistricting maps and how they are split. When lines were r ,_65 Collection Fee 7,800 37cpm w/ 1+ years experience, drawn in 2001 they used boundaries to divide the districts which were power lines, "lYansfer to General HOME EVERY WEEK. Afford- ditches, canals, and bayous. Mr. Vicknair explained how information received from Fund able family benefits. Call 888-362- the Census Bureau is used. They provide information from each block according 8608, or visit AVERITTcareers. o race, age and much more data. Mr. Vicknair showed slides from Goggle earth com. EOE. (LA-SCAN) where the Census Bureau blocks were divided. He stated that if Ponchatoula and Magellan Group can defend the data against the Census Bureau data from 2010 Excess (Deficiency) of Revenues uver Drivers - PAID TRAINING! the DOJ will accept it. There were two plans drawn for Ponchatoula based on popu- Refresher Course Available for lation figures in each district. Council Members have discussed both and will study Expenditures - Regional Truck Drivers. Earn 35 them further. Mr. Toomer and Mrs. Pierson expressed concerns with the proposed to 37 cpm. HOME EVERY WEEK. population numbers in their respective districts. There will be a public hearing on Affordable benefits. Visit AVERI- June 13, 2011 for council members to vote on the maps presented and submit to the ]egnnillg Fnd Balance EOE. NSW (LA- Justice Department for approval, rnalng v una SCAN) Mayor Zabbia and Council Members requested a five minute break from discus- Balance _52092_ signs. Offshore/Onshore 9 day job Mayor Zabbia addressed the Council concerning the discussion of amending the preparation training Water Sur- 2010-2011 fiscal year budgets, and the proposed budget for 2011-2012. Mayor Zab- vival, Certified Rigger, Safegulf, bin asked everyone to take note that the budget figures are about the same as last Sales Tax #2-1982 Safeland. Hazwoper 24, TWIC years with the exception of sales tax figures which was under by about $100.000. "assistance. Plus almost 20 addi- There is approx, a $346,000 surplus which reflects funds not spent in the Street De- tional certifications Grants avail- partment which we will held over from the previous year. Mayor Zabbia, Fbnance Revenues and Other Sources: able. Call Today for more Details Manager Cheryl Hoover and Council Members reviewed the line item budget for 800-892-8179 (LA-SCAN) each city department. The public hearing for passage of the budget ordinances is Sales Tax Collection 1,204,200 set for June 13, 2011, and Council Members will gather more information from of- Interest Income 3.300 rice staff before the final budget is adopted. Meetings will be arranged with City * Clerk, Tomlyn Poche, to discuss budget matters further. PLEASE SEE PAGE 7 Sell or Buy Anything You Want Just $6.49 for 20 words -- Ask about Statewide Classifieds -- Call 985/386-2877 or editor@ )