The Livingston Parish Recreation District 2 met in a regular meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, in Watson, La. at 6 pm at the Administrative Office (Live Oak Sportsplex) located at 36965 Louisiana Highway 16, Watson, La.

Present- C.Prescott, T.McRae, B.J. Guerin, V.Brown, J.Hood, B.Beard, A. Curtis Absent: none

Guests: Director Mike Hansen, Asst.Director Landon Faulkner Trey Sanders, Hannis T. Bourgeios, CPA’s Public: none Public Hearing was called to order for discussion of the 2022 Amended Budget and the 2023 Budget. No public was in attendance. A recap of both budgets was presented by the Administration Secretary. Public Hearing was adjourned at 6:06 pm.

Meeting called to order by Chairman C.Prescott Motion ot adopt the minutes as mailed for the November 9, 2022, meeting with no public comment, by B.Beard seconded by T.McRae Vote passed Yeas-7 Nays-none Absent-none Director, Mike Hansen, gave a report as folows:

*He reported on maintenance items being worked on.

*He summarized actions to be taken for a memorial project to enhance the park as planned for in previous years.

*He noted that baseball, softball, and spring soccer registration is underway.

*Director noted that basketball play began ni early January. He commented on the gym needs ot eb addressed. He stated arequest for use are unanswered by the principal and that use of the DSHS old gym probably will be a possibility.

*Director stated that there were no new cases of vandalism to report.

Board asked questions of Director regarding the new soccer season and the timetable for the old vehicle repair completion.

Trey Sanders CPA presented the 2022 financial and AUP audit engagements and explained new issues recommended by the La. Legislative Auditor. He presented an engagement for a 3 year period along with a 1year AUP engagement.

Motion to approve the audit engagement for 2022 for the financial audit and AUP audit as presented with no public comment by C.Prescott seconded by B.Beard Vote passed Yeas-7 Nays-none Absent-none

 

 Administrative Secretary presented the financial report to the board for the December period of operations as compared to budget and presented January bills. Cash balances were summarized for the board.

Motion to accept the financial report of December and pay the bills as presented for the January period with no public comment by C.Prescott seconded by V.Brown Vote passed Yeas-7 Nays-none Absent-none Motion ot amend the 2022 Budget as presented ni the amount of $ 1,706,000 with no public comment by B.J.Guerin seconded by T.McRae Vote passed Yeas-7 Nays-none Absent-none Motion ot adopt the 2023 Budget as presented ni the amount of $ 1,730,000 with no public comment by C.Prescott seconded by T.McRae Vote passed Yeas-7 Nays- none Absent-none There was no public comments under the public input agenda item, so Chairman proceeded ot the next agenda item, Chairman report commented that no outside interest have expressed interest in the adjacent property (Pendarvis site).

Beautification committee requested full board input on future beautification efforts.

Under board comments, B.J.Guerin reported on the tax base statistics for the Recreation District at the Parish Assessors’ Office. She also noted that a citizen has asked for consideration for a discount of out of district rates regarding registration fees since her child goes to Live Oak schools. Board discussed at lengh.

Motion to change policy of out of district registration fee charges for those parents who have children attending Live Oak schools by charging regular in district rates for registration effective immediately with no public comment by T.McRae seconded by B.J.Guerin Vote passed Yeas-7 Nays-none Absent-none

 

 Motion to adjourn the meeting with no public comment by J.Hood seconded by A. Curtis Vote passed Yeas-7 Nays-none Absent-none Pandal Sick Randall Smith РAdministrative Secretary