Jackson Parish Police Jury meeting rescheduled for Tuesday, July 13th

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ) that will be held in the Nathaniel Zeno Sunshine Room of the JPPJ Administration Building has been moved to Tuesday, July 13th. The meeting is slated to begin at 5:15pm.

The session promises to be an interesting one with awards being handed out, a decision to hold a special election debated, a presentation regarding possible reapportionment being heard and how ARA money can be used highlighting the evenings agenda.

Come early for pictures! “Clean-Up” Committee Chairman John McCarty will be presenting awards to the Police Jury District and a local Municipality that won the impromptu contest of doing the best job of cleaning up their area. Pictures will be taken of the winners before the meeting so all who participated and want to be recognized needs to be on site at 5:00pm.

Do we or don’t we? That is the question that JPPJ President Amy Magee instructed fellow members be prepared to answer at the business session held this past Monday. This is in regard to the possible calling of a Special Election to allow parish residents the opportunity to vote on whether or not the Police Jury to tap into surplus Library Funds so that it can be transferred to the Solid Waste Department. A determination of the dollar amount and whether or not this would be a one-time deal is also expected to be decided.

Jury members will also hear a presentation given by Doug Mitchell from the North Delta Regional Planning and Development District in Monroe about possible reapportionment considerations and learn more about the guidelines on how the money received from the American Recovery Act can be used.

Additional discussion and possible action will take place regarding: levying the 2021 tax millage rates, re-paving of Gansville Road to the Airport, issuing a Quietus on the 2020 tax roll, accepting the low bid for two road grader leases,  Parish Board Appointments and committee recommendations.

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