A special called meeting of the Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ) was held Tuesday evening at the Nathaniel Zeno Jr. Meeting Room of the JPPJ Administrative Building located on 160 Industrial Drive in Jonesboro. Items on the agenda and consequent action taken by board members Todd Culpepper, Lewis Chatham, Amy Magee (President), John McCarty, Tarneshala Cowans, Regina Rowe and Lynn Treadway are as follows:
(1) Consider and act on recommendations regarding the Solid Waste Department and possible departmental changes – After much discussion it was decided to take a vote at the regularly scheduled June meeting on charging area municipalities a cost of $27.63 per ton to dispose of their refuse at the Union Parish Landfill in Farmerville. What this action would do is basically pass along the cost currently being absorbed by the Police Jury.
(2) Consider and act on request from Pinebelt CCA concerning a Summer Worker Program – Agreement was made to participate in the programs designed to help local teens gain employment over the summer and contribute $6,500.00 to the cause.
(3) Consider and act on proposal from Enterprise Fleet Management – After discussion no action was taken.
Prior to the special called meeting the Operations Committee of Amy Magee (Chairperson), Lewis Chatham and John McCarty discussed concerns and requests of the Maintenance, Administrative, Road and Solid Waste Departments. All recommendations will be presented to the full board during the June meeting.
Grant Committee to meet Wednesday! The Grants Committee of the JPPJ will meet at noon on Wednesday, May 26 at the Nathaniel Zeno Jr. Meeting Room. Committee chairman Amy Magee along with members Todd Culpepper and Tarneshela Cowans will discuss and recommend action, if necessary, on eligible items for the American Recovery Plan funding.