The Bogalusa Council met on Tuesday (December 21, 2021) evening and, in a process presided over by Attorney Dale Branch, elected a Council President and Vice-President to lead the Council in 2022. Kenny Kellis (Councilman, District D) was elected President and Penny Douglas (Council at Large) was elected Vice-President.
The City's bond attorney David Wolfe and Mayor Wendy Perrette provided information regarding the process of calling an election to be held on April 30, 2022. To be considered is a 5 mil garbage tax, which was previously defeated in November 2021, and a .25 cent sales tax. The bond attorney and the Mayor provided relevant details regarding the propositions and stressed the importance of passage of the taxes. (The lengthy discussion begins at 2:20 into the video)
In other business, the Council
- approved an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Employment Contract with The Sisung Securities Corporation, in New Orleans, Louisiana, for Municipal Advisory Services to the City of Bogalusa
- approved an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to request proposals for replacing water meters as needed including the hardware and software which is compatible with the current system.
Following Council comments, the meeting adjourned. The next meeting will be January 4, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.