January 10, 2019

Drummond Elected Bogalusa City Council President

At the first Bogalusa City Council meeting of 2019, Councilman Teddy Drummond was elected Council President (replacing Councilwoman Gloria Kates) and first-term Councilwoman Danielle Keys was elected Vice-President. The meeting was productive and and cordial, with many expressions of optimism for the years ahead.

Taffy Morrison appeared before the Council to announce that the Bogalusa Mayor's Wellness Council had received the prestigious National Rural Health Community Star Award (beginning at 6:10 into the video) for community health achievements. Bogalusa is the first Louisiana City to receive the award in the last ten years. Louisiana State Representative Malinda White was also recognized (beginning at 18:30 into the video) as having been named Louisiana Legislator of the Year for supporting rural health issues.

Seven Ordinances were introduced (to be considered at the next meeting on January 22, 2019) and Public Hearings were held on three Ordinances. An Ordinance to purchase equipment for the Fire Department was approved, an Ordinance to approve the 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets was tabled. An Ordinance to provide sanctions to compel attendance by Council Members at Council meetings was also tabled.

During the Public Participation segment of the meeting (beginning at 54:30 into video), residents "Foots" Quinn, Carolyn Peters, Raymond Tate, and Debra Young addressed the Council. During the Administrative Remarks segment of the meeting (beginning at 1:04:24 into video of the meeting), Department Heads provided their reports and Mayor Perrette expressed optimism and her enthusiasm in working with Council.

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