ROSEPINE - At the regular town council meeting Thursday night, Nov. 13, Rosepine's town attorney Dennis Sumpter gave a report which clarified a prior misunderstanding regarding Deerwood Forest subdivision, a developing area not yet accepted into Rosepine's town limits.

ROSEPINE - At the regular town council meeting Thursday night, Nov. 13, Rosepine's town attorney Dennis Sumpter gave a report which clarified a prior misunderstanding regarding Deerwood Forest subdivision, a developing area not yet accepted into Rosepine's town limits.

It had been previously stated that Mayor Donna W. Duvall had accepted a plat by unilateral action and without consent of the council. However, Sumpter delineated decisions from past council meetings that belied that allegation, showing that Duvall had in fact acted properly and with the council's support. Sumpter reviewed motions, ordinances and resolutions going back as far as 2007, long before Duvall took the mayoral seat, and said everything had been done within the constraints of the law.

This subdivision is still some time away from being accepted into Rosepine's municipal boundaries, but once development is complete, it will be reviewed and placed before the council.

In other news, Duvall took a moment to thank the council and residents in attendance for their support in the recent election.

"I will be mayor for all the people, both those who supported me and those who didn't support me," said Duvall.

She also congratulated the aldermen who were reelected and welcomed the newcomers to the council.

She also said the Historical Society is raising funds to build a walking path in the park, and to that end, is selling raffle tickets for a rifle. The proceeds will be funneled into this project.

Duvall also mentioned the Vernon Parish Police Jury's hard work when she and the council accepted their resolution.

"We want to thank Charnel Bailey and his crew for helping us out around town and around the schools," she said.

The council also carried a resolution to adopt the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for the fiscal year 2013-14 audit.

Chief of Police Dennis Parrott requested permission from the council to hire a part-time officer to serve warrants, recommending James Byrd for the job. The council approved the request and Byrd was offered the position of warrant officer, which will be 20 hours a week.

Duvall also reminded those in attendance about the Christmas parade, which will take place on Dec. 5. After the parade, the Historical Society will host a tree-lighting ceremony.