Notice of Public Hearing
A Public Hearing will be held February 9th, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. to discuss the purposed Ordinance #2021-001 Surplus Property. An ordinance amending the Jonesboro code of Ordinances to create section 33 entitled “Surplus Property”, Enacting sections 33:1-33:2 authoring the sale of the undivided interest of the Town of Jonesboro in a tract of immovable property.
Town of Jonesboro Board of Alderman Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Call of order: The meeting was called to order by Mayor Leslie Thompson at 6:00 P.M.
Roll Call: Johnson-Present, Flowers-Present, Ginn-Absent, Siadek-Present, and Stringer-Present.
Invocation was conducted by Flowers. Pledge of Allegiance was conducted by Siadek.
Public Comments: Mrs. Wilda Smith is looking forward to 2021 and eager for the Town of Jonesboro and the Chamber of Commerce to work closely together this coming year.
Mayor’s Update: Mayor Thompson updated the council on the project he and public works have been working closely on as relating to finding the 600+ residents that are not in the water billing system. He also expressed his excitement for the New Year. He is looking forward to 2021.
Approval of December Bills: Johnson made a motion to approve December bills, seconded by Siadek. Motion carried.
Approval of December Financials: A motion by Siadek was made to approve December financials, seconded by Flowers. Motion carried.
Approval of December minutes: Flowers made a motion to approve the minutes for December seconded by Siadek. Motion carried.
Mobile Home: Stringer made a motion to allow placement of a mobile home at 415 Northeast St. Siadek seconded. Flowers recused himself. Motion carried.
Ordinance 2021-001 Surplus Property: Stringer made a motion to introduce Ordinance 2021-001 Surplus Property and set a public hearing for February 9th, 2021 at 5:45 P.M.
Police-New Hire: Chief Harris made a recommendation to rehire Mr. Warren Johnson back at the same rate of pay ($14.00) that he was making when he left the PD. Siadek made a motion to rehire Warren Johnson, seconded by Stringer. Motion carried.
Faylon Napper: Chief Harris notified the council of Mr. Napper’s position change. He was moved for FULL TIME to RESERVE due to being deployed.
Department head reports: Police Chief Harris and Fire Chief Brown briefly went over the reports that were submitted to the council. Public Works Director Mr. Wortham was not on the call, but did submit a report.
Approval of Department head reports: Johnson made a motion to approve the reports. Flowers seconded. Motion carried.
Council Comments: Comments were expressed.
Mayor Comments: Comments were expressed.
Adjournment: Flowers made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Siadek. Motion carried.
Jackson Parish Police Jury Finance Committee meeting minutes
January 21, 2021
The Finance Committee met Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM in the Nathaniel Zeno Jr. Meeting
Room of the Jackson Parish Police Jury Administrative Building, 160 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro,
Louisiana. Members present: Ms. Amy Magee and Mr. John McCarty. Absent: Ms. Tarneshala Cowans.
With the Chairman not present, the meeting was called to order by Ms. Magee. Mr. McCarty gave the
invocation and Ms. Magee led in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
There were no public comments.
Ms. Magee noted that Ms. Cowans and the Secretary-Treasurer were both listening via teleconference
due to mandated COVID-19 quarantines.
The Committee discussed the deadline for the 2020-21 LGAP application. Ms. Magee stated that only
the Village of North Hodge had requested a letter of support from the Police Jury and that the maximum
for municipalities was $25,000, leaving $33,800 available. They discussed options for what the Police
Jury could apply for and other grant opportunities available. Ms. Magee stated that if more
municipalities applied, the Jury would not want to compete against them, but that the Police Jury should
have an application prepared if no one else requested anything. Ms. Magee stated that a vehicle to be
used by Administration, Maintenance, OEP, Administrative Clerks, and travel would benefit multiple
departments. Ms. Cowans agreed. Motion Mr. McCarty, seconded Ms. Magee to recommend the Jury use the 2020-21 LGAP application to apply for the purchase of an SUV. Motion carried.
Ms. Magee stated that the 2020 Finance Committee had requested the President to talk to the Sheriff’s
Office about the cost of prisoner housing. She stated that the Secretary-Treasurer had also been
contacted by the correctional center asking if the Police Jury is supposed to receive the invoices for the
towns. Ms. Magee stated that in her research she found that the Police Jury has been paying for all of
the municipal prisoners, even though it is not mandated. The Committee discussed the cost per day for
different types of prisoners and the tickets and sentences imposed by the towns. Motion Mr. McCarty, seconded Ms. Magee to recommend the Jury notify the Sheriff’s Office that the Police Jury will only pay for their mandated prisoners. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. McCarty, seconded Ms. Magee to set the next Finance Committee Meeting for Tuesday,
February 16th at 12:00 PM at the Administrative Building. Motion carried.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. McCarty to adjourn. Motion carried