Minutes Special Meeting Town of Amite

October 20, 2008

7:00 p.m.

The Mayor and the City Council for the Town of Amite City, Louisiana came together in a special session this 20th day of October 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting was held in the meeting room of City Hall, 212 E. Oak Street, Amite, Louisiana. Mayor Goldsby called the meeting to order and asked Ms. Lee for roll call. The following were present: R. E. Goldsby, M.D., Mayor; Mayor Pro Tem Mark Vining, Councilmen Walter Daniels III and Jonathon Foster. Absent: H. L. “Buddy” Till, Jr. and Charles “Boo” Christmas.

Proposed Budget FYE 06/30/09.

Mayor Goldsby presented the proposed budget FYE 06/30/09 to the council for consideration, adding that a public hearing will be held in November. Mayor Goldsby stated that the proposed budget is the same as previously submitted. Mr. Daniels said the council made changes to the budget at the August 5, 2008 meeting, which was a legal meeting, and suggested those changes be in this proposed budget. Ms. Lee said the town has requested an attorney general’s opinion on the validity of the changes made to the proposed budget at the August 5, 2008 meeting.

Mayor Goldsby said the council must adopt the proposed budget, then amend it, rather than accept amendments before the proposed budget is adopted. Mayor Goldsby said in the past he has allowed the council to make changes and he allowed those changes to be included in the budget.

Police Dept. Station and Jail.

Mr. Foster moved and Mr. Daniels seconded to apply for funding to purchase and renovate property at 721 S. First Street for a new police station and jail for the Amite Police Department. Motion carried without opposition.

Mayor Goldsby closed the special meeting and opened the agenda meeting.

To Set Agenda for November 4, 2008 Regular Meeting (No action taken):

Mayor Goldsby – Gasoline Bids.

Mayor Goldsby – Team City Redesignation.

Mayor Goldsby – Ordinance to Abandon a Portion of E. Pine Street.

Mr. Vining – Bay Street.

Mr. Vining – Update on Community Center Water Tower.

Mr. Vining – Hwy. 16 Merge Lane.

Mr. Vining – Sidewalk Replacement – W. Olive Street.

Mr. Vining – Update on Striping Project.

Mr. Vining – Police and Fire Matters.

Mr. Till – Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Daniels – W. Factory Street Water Well.

Mr. Daniels – Sidewalks.

Mr. Daniels – Annexation.

Mr. Foster – Drainage at Little Bethel Baptist Church.

Mr. Foster – Surveillance Cameras.

Mr. Foster – Grove Subdivision.

Mr. Foster – W. Palmetto Street.

Mr. Vining moved and Mr. Daniels seconded to adjourn. Motion carried without opposition.


R. E. Goldsby, M.D., Mayor

Mary Lou Lee, City Clerk


Publish in the Amite Tangi Digest on Wednesday, November 26, 2008.

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