Minutes of the Board of Commissioners of Gravity Drainage District No. 4

Minutes

Minutes of the Board of Commissioners of Gravity Drainage District No. 4 of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, held on Monday, November 24, 2008, at the regular meeting place, City Hall, Amite, La.

The Board of Commissioners of Gravity Drainage District No. 4 of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana met on the above date in regular session and was called to order by the President, Mr. Salvador Genusa, at 4:30 p.m. o'clock with the following members present:

Present: Salvador Genusa, Anthony Lascaro, James C. Ricks, Arthur Leonard, Thomas Stevens

Absent: None

The President then called on Mr. Ricks to voice the invocation.

The roll call showed a quorum to be present. Whereupon a motion was made by Mr. Lascaro duly seconded by Mr. Ricks and unanimously carried that the reading of the minutes of the last regular meeting dated, October 27, 2008, be dispensed with and that they be adopted as of record and published in the official journal.

The secretary presented bills in the amount of $11,420.71 for canal maintenance, material, supplies, contract labor, printing, etc. Whereupon a motion was made by Mr. Leonard duly seconded by Mr. Genusa and unanimously carried that the payment of the bills be authorized and approved.

The financial report on the general condition of othe district was given and a motion was made by Mr. Ricks duly seconded by Mr. Lascaro and unanimously carried that the report of the treasurer be approved and accepted.

On motion by Mr. Ricks duly seconded by Mr. Leonard and unanimously carried, the 2008 budget was amended as follows:

A total of $5065.36 was taken from the category of canal maintenance/contract labor and allocated into the categories of per diem ($750.00), official journal ($400,00), office expense ($800.00), and miscellaneous ($3115.36).

Categories now read as follows:

Per Diem $9750.00

Official Journal $1400.00

Office Expense $1050.0

Miscellaneous $3865.36

Canal Maintenance/Contract Labor $104,975.64

On motion by Mr. Stevens duly seconded by Mr. Lascaro and unanimously carried, the 2009 budget was adopted as follows:

Gravity Drainage District No. 4 of Tangipahoa Parish

General Fund Budget for the year ending December 31, 2009

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Estiamted Fund Balance at December 31, 2008 35,000.00

Estimated Revenues:

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Ad Valorem Taxes 100,000.00

State Revenue Sharing 6,500.00

Interest Income 1,000.00

Total Estimated Revenues 142,500.00

Estimated Funds Available 142,500.00

Estimated Expenditures (General Govenrment):

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Commissioner's Per Diem 9,000.00

Secretary Salary and P/R Taxes 6,459.00

Miscellaneous 750.00

Official Journal 1,000.00

Office Supplies 250.00

Professional Fees 4,500.00

Statutory Charges 6,500.00

Total General Government 28,459.00

Public Works:

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Canal Maintenance 104,041.00

Insurance 10,000.00

Total Public Works 114,041.00

Total Estimtaed Expenditurs 142,500.00

Estimated Revenues Over Estimatmed Expenditures 0.00

Estimated Fund Balance at December 31, 2009 35,000.00

On motion by Mr. Lascaro duly seconded by Mr. Leonard and unanimously carried, the board gave the go ahead for Mr. Jimmy Ebarb to dig a new drainage ditch at Campo - Cavaretta property West of Amite. The property owners will furnish culvert needed.

Upon receiving a letter from the Legislative Auditor, on motion by Mr. Lascaro duly seconded by Mr. Stevens and unanimously carried, the Board agreed to hire Lee Gray, CPA firm for the contracting of Gravity Drainage District. No. 4 Compilation/Attestation Services for the year ending December 31, 2008.

On motion by Mr. Lascaro duly seconded by Mr. Ricks and unanimously carried, the following action was taken:

Public Notice

Public Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Gravity Drainage District No. 4, Parish of Tangipahoa, Louisiana scheduled for Monday, December 29, 2008, will be held on Monday, December 15, 2008 at the regular time, 4:30 p.m., at Amite City Hall, the regular meeting place of the drainage district. The change is due to the Christmas holiday.

Given under authorization of the Board of Commisisoners of Gravity Drainage Dist. No. 4, Parish of Tangipahoa, Louisiana and over my official signature and seal of office, this 24th day of November, 2008.

Mary Lynn Thompson, Secretary

No further business appearing, on motion by Mr. Lascaro duly seconded by Mr. Ricks and unanimously carried, the board adjourned.

Salvador Genusa, President

Attest:

Mary Lynn Thompson, Secretary

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Publish in The Amite Tangi Digest on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008.

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