The Jackson Parish Journal is pleased to add a new Classifieds section where you can post items for sale, offer job opportunities, professional services, etc. Cost per post is $10.00 per week and can be submitted by email at email@example.com or by text to 318-480-1206.
5.06 acres of land (Price Reduced) – located one mile East of Jimmie Davis Tabernacle on Hwy. 542, Beech Springs Road, Quitman, LA. Call (706)745-3933 for more information.
Facemasks – Show your school pride with special designed cloth facemasks for Jonesboro-Hodge, Quitman, Weston, LA Tech, Grambling, ULM, LSU and the New Orleans Saints. You can even add personal monograms. Adult and children sizes available. Only $5.00-$7.00.Call 318-475-0349
Church Bus – Jonesboro-Hodge United Methodist Church is selling small Bus that is equipped with Handicap accessibility. Engine work needed. Contact Paul Sterns for more information at (360) 399-8347.
Book for sale – “The 100 year history of JHHS football” – An in-depth, year by year review of each season that includes names of players from virtually every year and individual/school records. Cost is $25.00 per copy plus $3.00 shipping and handling. To place your order, call 318-480-1206.
Boy Scouts of America – For boys in 6th grade through 18 years old. For more information contact: Dawn Slezak at (713) 824-1772.
Cub Scouts of America – For boys and girls in Kindergarten through the 5th grade. For more information contact: Dawn Slezak at (713) 824 – 1772.
Harris Yard Beautification – Professional Lawn Care provided at reasonable rates. Call Greg at (318) 245-2349
A1 Honey Do, LLC – Boat house, deck building and repairs. A Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). For estimates contact Mark Droesser, Owner at 318-366-7598 “We do what your honey can’t do”.
Meeting Minutes of Jackson Parish Museum and Fine Arts Association
The meeting of the Board of Directors for the Jackson Parish museum was called to order at 4:30 p.m. on August 20, 2020 by Judie Blalock at the museum.
Present: Mary Hoover, Wilda Smith, Barbara Johnson, James Fitzpatrick, Judie Blalock Absent: Mark Culpepper. One vacancy. A quorum was present.
Minutes were read & discussed with note of the cancellations due to the Covid quarantine. Motion to approve by Wilda Smith. Second by Mary Hoover. Motion carried.
Financial Reports (January-July 2020) were discussed with motion to approve by Barbara Johnson. Second by James Fitzpatrick. Motion carried.
Old Business discussed and information given for the following:
▪ October Photography Exhibit rescheduled for March 2021.
▪ April art exhibit will be rescheduled for a spring 2021 date.
▪ Protection One alarm system was repaired & charges covered by the protection plan.
▪ Annual Fall cleanup for the museum’s buildings & grounds by the community service volunteers from WoodMen Life Chapter 115 is scheduled for October 17.
▪ 2020 membership letters mailed in July with a delay due to the Covid-19 quarantine.
▪ Police Jury information included a review of the change in the membership number. The
Police Jury secretary will be forwarded the board minutes that approved the change.
▪ Discussion regarding the 7 member board that would represent each Police Jury district.
▪ Membership selection of board members will be delayed until more information is given.
Discussion and review of the research completed during the Covid-19 quarantine and the sharing of new information on the museum Facebook page.
Donations will be received in the near future from the family of Mrs. Mary Burnum.
Board meeting dates were given for September, October, and November with no meeting scheduled for December.
Note of gratitude to Police Jury Secretary Gina Thomas for her assistance and to Robert Anderson & his very limited crew who provide assistance as needed at the museum.
Motion to adjourn at by Wilda Smith. Second by Mary Hoover. Motion carried. Adjourned at 5:00 p.m
JACKSON PARISH WATERSHED DISTRICT MINUTES
The Jackson Parish Watershed District met Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 5:00 PM in the Jackson Parish Sports Complex. Present: Mr. Lavelle Smith, Mr. Jay Mallard, Mr. Bert Brown, Ms. Vickie Pace and Mr. Daniel Ponder. Absent: Mr.VBenson Bagwell and Mr. Roy Barlow.
The invocation was given by Mr. Smith. There were no public comments.
Motion Mr. Mallard, seconded Mr. Ponder, to approve the July 16, 2020Vminutes. Motion carried.
Motion Ms. Pace, seconded Mr. Ponder, to pay all bills. Motion carried.VMr. Darrell Avery was present to present his background and desire to be elected Judge.
Motion Mr. Mallard, seconded Mr. Ponder, to approve two duck blinds for Josh Dietrich, two for Brock Adkins and one for Bradley McFarlin. Motion carried.
Motion Ms. Pace, seconded Mr. Ponder, to relocate the water gage to Hwy Four Bridge over Caney Lake. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Ponder, seconded Mr. Mallard, to purchase three, six foot, galvanized, two inch pipe frames for building picnic tables. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Ponder, seconded Mr. Brown, to cancel the December 17 meeting. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Mallard, seconded Mr. Ponder, to adjourn at 5:35 PM Motion carried.
The next meeting is scheduled for September 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
Minutes of the Regular Called meeting of Jonesboro Fire District # 1
- CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL:
Mr. Dodson called the meeting to order at 18:04 pm the following members were present and the Board achieved a quorum.
Invocation by: Mrs. Doyle, Pledge of Allegiance by: Mr. Terrance Blankenship
Board Members Present: Mr. Berry Dodson, Mrs. Conchita Doyle,Mr. Terrance Blankenship
Board Members Absent: Mr. Danny Folden, Mr. Wayne Anderson
- Public Comments: NONE
- Recognize Visitors: Kyle Wilkerson, Fire Chief Brandon Brown
- Approve Minutes – Mr. Dodson called for a motion to approve the minutes for the July 21, 2020 meeting, Motion by Mr. Dodson, 2nd by Mr. Blankenship, all in favor, motion carried
- Approve Payment of Monthly Bill
Mr. Dodson called for a motion to approve the payment of monthly bills for the months of July and August, Motion by Mr. Blankenship, 2nd by Mrs. Doyle, all in favor, motion carried
- New Business: None
- Old Business: NONE
- NEXT MEETING DATE & TIME:
The next regular meeting is scheduled for September 17, 2020 at 6:00pm at the Jonesboro Fire Department, 104th Street, Jonesboro LA 71251
- BOARD COMMENTS: None
- ADJOURN: Mr. Dodson called for a motion to adjourn at 18:31 pm: Motion by Mr. Blankenship, 2nd by Mrs. Doyle, all in favor, Motion carried.
Jackson Parish Police Jury Operations Committee
August 21, 2020
The Operations Committee met Friday, August 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM in the Police Jury Meeting Room of the Jackson Parish Courthouse, 500 E. Court Street, Room 301, Jonesboro, Louisiana. Members present: Ms. Amy Magee, Mr. Lewis Chatham, and Mr. Lynn Treadway. Absent: none. Also in attendance: Mr. John McCarty, Mr. Jody Stuckey, Road Superintendent, Mr. Robin Sessions, Solid Waste Superintendent, and Mr. Paul Riley, Engineer.
The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Ms. Magee. Mr. Treadway gave the invocation and Mr. Chatham led in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. There being no public comments, the Chair moved on to agenda items.
Motion Mr. Treadway, seconded Mr. Chatham to amend the agenda to include discussion and recommendation to the letter of request from the school board. Motion carried unanimously and the item was added to #6.
The Chair moved item #7 to the top of the agenda. Mr. Sessions gave an update on the status of the Solid Waste Department and discussed the closure of the recycle program and the state of personnel. The Committee discussed commercial pickup and dumping throughout the parish.
Motion Mr. Treadway, seconded Mr. Chatham to recommend the Jury send a letter to the known commercial businesses notifying them that they cannot dump commercial garbage at the bin sites. Motion carried.
Mr. Riley presented the cost estimate to have the Road Department perform the repair work on Shalimar Road for $42,000. Motion Mr. Treadway, seconded Mr. Chatham to recommend the Jury authorize the Road Department to schedule and perform the repair work on Shalimar Road. Motion carried.
Mr. Riley presented the cost estimate to have the Road Department perform the repair work on Rosco Road for $75,000. Motion Mr. Chatham, seconded Mr. Treadway to recommend the Jury authorize the Road Department to schedule and perform the repair work on Rosco Road. Motion carried.
Mr. Riley presented the cost estimate to have the Road Department perform the repair work on Hatten Road for $10,690.40. Motion Mr. Chatham, seconded Mr. Treadway to recommend the Jury authorize the Road Department to schedule and perform the repair work on Hatten Road. Motion carried.
The Chair clarified that all three estimated repairs would need to go through the Finance Committee for budget amendments.
The Committee discussed the planned work on Harris Loop.
Motion Mr. Chatham, seconded Mr. Treadway to recommend the Jury perform the work as originallyv planned on the asphalt maintenance schedule vs. the changes from the last Committee meeting. Motion carried.
Mr. Riley discussed the progress for reviewing roads for revocation from the parish road system. The Committee requested that he present 10 roads at one time for review with the understanding that the studies would continue and go through all districts.
Mr. Stuckey presented an update on the new drainage crew and the asphalt repairs and maintenance schedule. He discussed the recent new hires and the evaluation process. He presented the Committee with the reports from DOTD on bridge inspections. The Committee discussed the new bridge inspections and ratings.
The Secretary-Treasurer presented the update for the Maintenance Department and discussed the pressure washing at the Health Unit and Community Center. She detailed the electronic work order program proposal and gave an update on the Maintenance staff and current vacancy.
The Committee reviewed the letter of request from the School Board to perform repairs at the Quitman High School parking lot. They discussed that this project would not take precedence over the scheduled work for the Road Department. Mr. Stuckey stated that after they completed asphalt maintenance they would return to their major asphalt repair sites and then start special projects from the Jury and municipal appropriations. He estimated that it would take one week to complete the requested work and that it would have to be when school was out on break.
The Committee deferred the request to the Business Session.
The Secretary-Treasurer updated the Committee with the planned work at the Industrial Drive office building and the submission for CARES Act reimbursements.
Mr. Stuckey asked for clarification on the scheduled work on Garner Road and asked for permission to carry the repairs to the end of the road. Mr. Riley stated that it had likely been a mis-print and the intention was for the repairs to extend to the end of the road.
Motion Mr. Treadway, seconded Mr. Chatham to adjourn. Motion carried.