The Special Meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Monday, April 26, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Member(s) present: Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Evangelia Combs, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Mr. Buford Perry

 

Member(s) absent: Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Reverend Michael Owens

 

The meeting was called to order by the Vice President, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins

 

Invocation was given by Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

The Vice President yield in favor of the auditors for this report.

 

The Audit representative of Allen, Green, and Company gave the Board an in depth report item by item of the fiscal year 1997-98

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the audit report for 1997-98.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to add two(2) items to the agenda:

 

            1.         Use of Facilities

            2.         Fire damage and clean-up at Southside

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Combs to grant the request of Mrs. Pearlie Hill to use Lake Providence Senior High Auditorium to hold a benefit program for Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Folks.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Vice President, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins yield in favor of the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen to discuss estimates for structural cleaning at Southside Elementary.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Combs to engage Blackmon-Mooring Steamatic Catastrophe, Inc. to do the structural cleaning after all proper procedures are followed.

 

The previous motion was amended by Mr. Buford Perry, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to allow the Superintendent and the insurance adjuster to get together and talk to the contractor (BMS) and try to make an agreement on the procedure that should be followed in billing for the clean-up at Southside Elementary.  The Board would require an itemized list with cost of each procedure from the contractor (BMS).

 

The Vice President, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins yield in favor of Mr. Bill Fisher as public adjuster with Adjusters International of Dallas, Texas.  Mr. Fisher explained the nature and function of his work.  He stated that the primary purpose was to negotiate for the Board to make sure that the Board reaped all benefits due them from the insurance claim. The Board took no action on employing a public adjuster but instructed the Superintendent to receive information from Jansen Company (a public adjuster) and report back to the Board at the May 4, 1999 Board meeting.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Combs that the meeting adjourn.

 

MOTION PASSED