DeRidder City Council met at 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2019, in DeRidder City Hall with all members present.
Resolutions passed included authorization to file an application with the LA Department of Transportation and Development for Formula Grants for Rural Areas and Grants for Bus and Facility Programs.
Introductions of Ordinances included approval of the operating budget for 2019-2020 and to designate Cook Drive as Melvin Everett Jr. Drive. The public hearing for both of these is scheduled for September 9, 2019 during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting.
An ordinance authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Federal Emergency Management Agency for use of a integrated public alert and warning system was unanimously approved and adopted.
Public hearings were held for two mobile homes to be placed: one on Rouss Street and one on Los Angeles Street. Robert Kite spoke to the Council supporting the placement on Rouss Street and Sonny Jackson supported the placement on Los Angeles Street.
Public hearings were also held for a Cooperative Endeavor Agreemet with the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs for the maintenance and operations of Veterans Services offices, amending the budget of revenues and expenditures for the City of DeRidder for FY 2018-2019 and for the city to contract with Winham & Reed LLC to audit the city financial statements as of September 30, 2019.
All five Public Hearings were voted on and approved unanimously.
Following the meeting Adam Williams, the city's Code Enforcement Officer spoke to the council about his work ensuring that political signs and advertisements are being placed in locations where they are allowed. It was noted that signs may not be placed on public property and may not be attached to or supported by stop signs, yield signs or other instructional signs.