The Jackson Parish Police Jury unanimously agreed to uphold the 2020 tax roll assessment and adopt the 2020 millage rates as presented by Tax Assessor Glen Kirkland at the regularly scheduled meeting that was held on September 14th. Changes requested by Regency Intrastate Gas LLC and Range Resources LLC were denied.
Jury members Todd Culpepper, Lewis Chatham, Amy Magee, John McCarty, Regina Rowe, Tarneshala “Niki” Cowans and Lynn Treadway also totally agreed to adopt the 2020 millage rates as follows.
General Alimony – 5.39 mils
Roads & Bridges – 5.23 mils
Roads, Asphalt, Paving – 4.55 mils
Recreation District – 4.63 mils
Heath Unit – 0.80 mils
Library & Bookmobile – 4.90 mils
In other business the Police Jury approved the recommendation of Parish Engineer Mr. Paul Riley to perform repair work on Shalimar Road for a cost of $42,000.00, Rosco Road for a cost of $75,000.00 and Hatten Road for a cost of $10,690.40. The quote of $328,939.10 from Co-Heir Drainage for products for a culvert and gasket for the repairs on Rosco Road was also accepted.
Additional action saw Request for proposals (RFP’s) awarded to Graham County Land Company for debris removal, Volkert, Inc for Debris Management and Monitoring and AG Witt for Disaster Recovery Consulting.
A resolution to adopt the following Jackson Parish Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan was also agreed upon by a roll call vote that showed: 7- Yeas, 0- Nays, 0- Abstains
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Jackson Parish Police Jury, Jonesboro, Louisiana in legal session convened that WHERAS, the Jackson Parish Police Jury adopts the Jackson Parish Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.
WHEREAS, the people and leaders residing within Jackson Parish recognize the threat that natural and man-made hazards pose to people and property; and
WHEREAS, undertaking hazard mitigation actions before disasters occur will reduce the potential for harm to people and property and save taxpayer dollars; and
WHEREAS, an adopted all-hazard mitigation plan is required as a condition of future grant funding for mitigation projects; and
WHEREAS, the Jackson Parish Police Jury participated jointly in the planning process with the other units of local government within Jackson Parish to prepare a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Jackson Parish Police Jury hereby adopts the Jackson Parish Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update as the official plan.
For complete Police Jury meeting minutes visit the Public Notice sector of the Jackson Parish Journal Classifieds Ads section