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LEGAL AD

Anyone knowing information about, or the whereabouts of, the heirs or descendants of Melvin L. Baker and Charlotte Ann Beasley Baker, please contact: Steven M. Gatlin, Attorney at Law, 215 Sixth Street, Suite C, Jonesboro, Louisiana, 71251 or call (318)259-8812.

 

Jackson Parish Police Jury Public Hearing on 2021 Consolidate Budget minutes

The Jackson Parish Police Jury met on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 5:15 PM in the Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center, 182 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, Louisiana to conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the 2020 Amended Budget and the 2021 Consolidated Budget.

Members Present: Mr. Todd Culpepper, Mr. Lewis Chatham, Ms. Amy Magee, Mr. John McCarty, Ms. Tarneshala Cowans, and Mr. Lynn Treadway. Absent: Ms. Regina Rowe. Also present, Mr. Darrell Avery, Assistant D.A.

The President, Ms. Amy Magee, called the hearing to order. The invocation was given by Mr. Treadway and Ms. Cowans led in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The president opened the floor for comments on the 2020 Amended Budget. The Secretary-Treasurer spoke about the final 2020 budget amendments.

There were no public comments.

The president opened the floor for comments on the 2021 Consolidated Budget.

Ms. Magee asked about the travel stipend for Jurors in 2021 and asked that it be removed from the budget.

With no other comments, the President called for an adjournment to the hearing.

Motion Mr. Treadway, seconded Mr. Culpepper to close the public hearing. Motion carried.

 

Jackson Parish Police Jury Public Hearing on Parish Roads minutes

The Jackson Parish Police Jury met on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 5:25 PM in the Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center, 182 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, Louisiana to conduct a public hearing to receive comments on changes to the Parish Road System.

Members Present: Mr. Todd Culpepper, Mr. Lewis Chatham, Ms. Amy Magee, Mr. John McCarty, Ms. Tarneshala Cowans, and Mr. Lynn Treadway. Absent: Ms. Regina Rowe. Also present, Mr. Darrell Avery, Assistant D.A.

The President, Ms. Amy Magee, called the hearing to order.

The President opened the meeting discussing the ongoing audit finding for the Police Jury spending public funds on roads in the Parish Road System that do not benefit the public. She stated that roads that had the same property owner on both sides of the road and the end of the road were deemed as a private driveway.

The President called for public comments on the road changes and read aloud the details as follows:

  1. Ironwood Road: to adjust the parish maintenance to end at the Joyce Harvey property line. No comments were made.
  2. Burney Road: to adjust the parish maintenance to end at the 181 Burney Road mailbox. No comments were made.
  3. Culpepper Road: adjust the parish maintenance to end at the John Everett property line. Ms. Magee read aloud a letter from Mr. John Everett in opposition to the adjustment of the maintenance line.
  4. Branch Creek Road: to remove the road from the Parish Road System based on only one property owner on all sides of the road. Mr. Chatham stated that he had spoken to the property owner and they did not have any issues with the removal.
  5. Tree Lane: to remove the road from the Parish Road System based on only one property owner on all sides of the road. Mr. Chatham stated that he had spoken to the property owner and they did not have any issues with the removal.
  6. Bill Cole Loop: to remove the portion of the road that is south of the intersection of Jade Road from the Parish Road System. Mr. McCarty stated that he was in favor of the change as the only property owner on that section of the road.
  7. Jade Road: extend the road to include the east-west portion of Bill Cole Loop to the intersection with Harris. No comments were made.

With no other comments or questions, the President called for a closing of the public hearing.

Motion Mr. McCarty, seconded Mr. Chatham to close the public hearing and adjourn. Motion carried.

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