PROCEEDINGS OF

SPECIAL-CALLED MEETING

OF NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD MAY 3, 2007

 

A special-called meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, May 3, 2007, at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Natchitoches Parish School Board Office, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches,  Louisiana, and upon roll call, the following members and Elwanda Murphy, Secretary-Treasurer, were present: Cecil Walker, Carroll Daniels, Ralph Wilson, Julia Hildebrand, Millard J. Bienvenu, Emile Metoyer, Joella Wilson, Billy Benefield, Jr., Harry Graham, and Pam McAlexander.     Absent: Craig Rachal.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Hildebrand, followed by an invocation by Mrs. Joella Wilson and Pledge of Allegiance by Dr. Millard Bienvenu.

 

On motion of Mr. Benefield, seconded by Mrs. McAlexendar, that the Board hereby approve extending the contract with Laidlaw for two years.  The contract was approved with a vote of eight.  Mr. Metoyer and Mr. Graham cast nay votes.   

 

On motion of Mr. Daniels, seconded by Mr. Benefield, that the Board hereby authorize the board attorney, Mr. Ken Sills, to make a counter offer to sell to Mr. John Good (City of Natchitoches)  the 341 acre tract of the 16th Section land south of Water Well Road

for $10, 252.00 per acre for a total of $3,500,000.00.

 

YEAS:     Daniels, Hildebrand, Bienvenu, Benefield and McAlexander.    NAYS:     Walker, Wilson, Metoyer, J. Wilson and Graham.     ABSENT:     Rachal.    (Failed)

 

On motion of Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Daniels, that the Board hereby rescind the previous vote on the 16th Section land to Mr. John Good (City of Natchitoches).

 

YEAS:   Walker, Daniels, Wilson, Hildebrand, Bienvenu, J. Wilson, Benefield, Graham, and McAlexander.     NAYS:     Metoyer.     ABSENT:     Rachal.   (Carried)  

On motion of Mr. Walker, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, that the Board hereby amend the original motion to authorize the board attorney, Mr. Ken Sills, to increase the counter offer asking price of $12,500.00 per acre to Mr. John Good (City Of Natchitoches) for a total of $4,262,500.00 for the 341 acre tract of 16th Section land south of Water Well Road.

 

YEAS:    Walker, Daniels, Wilson, Hildebrand, Bienvenu, J. Wilson, Benefield, Graham and McAlexander.     NAYS:     Metoyer.        ABSENT:     Rachal.   (Carried)

 

On motion of Mr. Walker, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, that the Board hereby approve the  motion as amended to authorize the board attorney, Mr. Ken Sills, to increase the counter offer asking price of $12,500.00 per acre to Mr. John Good (City of Natchitoches) for a total of $4,262,500.00 for the 341 acre tract of 16th Section land south of Water Well Road.

 

YEAS:     Walker, Daniels, Wilson, Hildebrand, Bienvenu, J. Wilson, Benefield, Graham and McAlexander.     NAYS:     Metoyer.     ABSENT:    Rachal        (Carried)

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Metoyer, the Board unanimously approved  the revised Natchitoches Parish Dress Code Policy.   ABSENT:    Rachal.

                                                                       

On motion of Mr. Benefield, seconded by Mr. Metoyer, the Board adjourned.

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ELWANDA MURPHY,    SECRETARY-TREASURER

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           JULIA  HILDEBRAND,  PRESIDENT