Vidalia Port Commission

Name Vidalia Port Commission
Contact Person Wyly Gilfoil - Port Director City of Vidalia
Mailing Address 1401 Carter Street
Vidalia, LA 71373
Phone Number 318-282-0620
Fax Number --
Board Email wyly_gilfoil@msn.com
Website --
Legal Authority R.S. 34:1861 - 1867
Year Created 1981
Organizational Placement n/a
Purpose/Function The Commission shall regulate the commerce and traffic within the port area for the best interests of the state.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 5
Number Currently Serving: 5
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 4
Estimated number in current year: 12
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes The commission is now functioning since August, 2013. The commission was established many years ago in anticipation of a Vidalia Port, but a port still does not exist in the city.
Current management for the Port is being provided by the City of Vidalia through a management contract with the Lake Providence Port Commission.
Construction should commence in 2014 with operations beginning in 2015.
Means of Financing, Expenditures and Fund Balance are being handled by the City of Vidalia until construction is complete. Construction funding is being provided in part by the City of Vidalia, Louisiana Capital Outlay, US DOT, EDA and DRA.
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