LULSTB | Board Meeting 5/09/2018

LOUISIANA UNIFORM LOCAL SALES TAX BOARD
SPECIAL MEETING
Tunk’s Cypress Inn 9507 Hwy 28 W, Boyce, LA 71409
May 9, 2018 1:00 PM

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CALL TO ORDER
PUBLIC COMMENT

1. Roll call

2. Approve attorney, Andrew Kolb’s bill for payment

3. Announcement: West Feliciana, et al vs State of LA, OMV hearing set for June 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM

4. Select firm to provide technology services

5. Executive Session

• To discuss applicants for Executive Director and other positions

6. Fill Executive Director and/or other positions deemed appropriate by the Board

7. Other Business

ADJOURNMENT

LOUISIANA UNIFORM LOCAL SALES TAX BOARD
May 9, 2018
Special Board Meeting

The Louisiana Uniform Local Sales Tax Board held a special meeting at the Tunk’s Cypress Inn, 9507 Hwy 28, Boyce, LA 71409, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm. The following board members were in attendance: Donna Andries, Greg Ruppert, Amber Hymel, Tiffani Delapasse and Amanda Granier (Proxy for Scott Richard) and Mark West (Proxy for Roland Dartez). Absent: John Gallagher and Mike Ranatza

NEW BUSINESS:
• Tiffani Delapasse motioned to approve attorney, Andrew Kolb’s bill for payment. The motion was seconded by Amanda Granier and unanimously passed.
• A motion was made by Tiffani Delapasse, seconded by Amanda Granier to put the selection of a Technology Firm for the Board on the floor for discussion.
o It was determined that a total of six firms were contacted for proposals and only two responded.
o The question was raised that a vote should possibly be deferred until an Executive Director is hired so they can weigh in on the choice.
o All questions submitted to the firms by the board were reviewed and discussed, along with attributes and concerns for each firm. All proposals and follow up questions and responses can be inspected by the public at the LULST Board Secretary’s Office on weekdays between 8:00am and 4:30pm at 203 East Plaquemine St, Jennings, LA 70546.
o A final motion was made by Greg Ruppert, seconded by Tiffany Delapasse to select Blue Goat as the Board’s Technology Firm. The item passed unanimously, with Mark West abstaining from the vote.

ITEMS NOT REQUIRING BOARD VOTE:
• An announcement was made that the West Feliciana, et al vs. State of LA, OMV hearing has been set for June 13, 2018 at 9:00am in the Baton Rouge District Court.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
• Amanda Granier motioned to enter into Executive Session, which was seconded by Tiffany Delapasse and unanimously passed. Executive Session was entered into at 1:45pm.
• Executive Session was exited at 2:35pm by a motion from Amber Hymel, which was seconded by Amanda Granier and passed by the Board.
• Greg Ruppert motioned to name Roger Bergeron the Executive Director of the LULST Board at a starting annual salary of $100,000. The motion was seconded by Tiffani Delapasse and unanimously approved by the Board.
o Mr. Bergeron’s effective start date will be Monday, May 14, 2018.

ADJOURN
Motion to Adjourn was made by Amanda Granier, seconded by Tiffani Delapasse and unanimously passed. The meeting ended at 2:36pm.

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/s/ Donna Andries, Chairperson

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/s/ Greg Ruppert, Vice Chairperson