Police Jury sets 2021 Ad Valorem Tax Millage rates

The 2021 Ad Valorem Tax Millage rates won’t be any higher. They won’t be any lower either. They will be just where they were the year before for the six entities that fall under the jurisdiction of the Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ), which for one, was a very welcome bit of news. 

This action was one of several agenda items that was approved by the JPPJ during their regularly scheduled meeting that was held on Monday at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro. Jeff Hairston opened the session by asking the panel to consider an Adopt-A-Road / Adopt-A-Spot program.(see more in separate article) Following came recommendations from the various committee’s, a reduction of directors to a certain parish board, approval of a new polling location and authorization to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement. 

No one was happier throughout the meeting held at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center than the representatives of the Jackson Parish Library (JPL) that were in attendance.  First, they learned their millage rates would remain the same then heard President Amy Magee officially state no election would be called that would have asked the public to decide to take one million dollars from the Library fund to give to the Solid Waste Department.

In regard to the millage rates, they were approved in a roll call vote by Lewis Chatham, Amy Magee (President), John McCarty, Tarneshela “Niki” Cowans, Regina Rowe and Lynn Treadway, representing Districts 2-7. District One representative Todd Culpepper was absent. Rates adopted are as follows:

Department Millage rate
General 5.51
Road & Bridges 5.23
Roads, Asphalt, Paving 4.55
Recreation District 4.73
Health Unit 0.82
Library & Bookmobile 4.90
Total Millage 25.74

The activities of the bin site on Hwy 148 will be temporarily suspended pending further review of how the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) grant funding can be used. This came at the recommendation of the Operations Committee who also saw their request granted to authorize an appraisal on the timber and land for the landfill expansion. 

Two Superintendent reports were then heard beginning with Jody Stuckey (Road) stating that $3,678.37 was spend on emergency call out for the month of July. He also reported that major asphalt repairs were performed on the following roads: Holly Drive, Pallett, Rayburn Loop, Keppler Creek, Mt. Zion, Collin, Ed Barnes, Evergreen, Kilpatrick, Spillway and Sharp roads.

Robin Sessions (Solid Waste) then followed by stating that their was a drop in tonnage that had been processed in July compared to previous months. Parish Engineer, Mr. Paul Riley of Riley Company in Ruston, then followed by identifying Rosco Road and Harris Loop as areas where work has begun.

It was then agreed by a unanimous roll call vote to reduce the number of directors on the Jackson Parish Heritage Museum Board from ten (10) to seven (7) and to appoint Tracy Rushing to the District 4 Fire Board for a two year term. In final actions, the polling location for precincts 17, 17A & 18 was changed from the Hodge Annex Building to the Hodge Town Hall and JPPJ President Magee was authorized to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Office of Veteran’s Affairs. 


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One thought on “Police Jury sets 2021 Ad Valorem Tax Millage rates

  1. I think my juror Amy Magee is on of the best police jurors in the parish.. I also talked to the superintendent of the police jury and he told me when JBE let go of the funds for road construction, that Arbin Culpepper is the number one road to be paved in the parish… Thank God .. Thank ya for mowing the road ditches today
    I appreciate everything I get, because I know what the police jurors go through.. My dad George Brewton. Went through and my uncle Rayford Higgs who also was a juror… Believe me I loved through dad
    .. One thing I can say, my dad took care of all the church roads
    . i dont care if they was in his district.
    I told my pastor, who was been my friend.for over 40 yrs.. That he wouldn’t have to worry if dad was still alive.. He had to call another friend and pastor to get our church road fixed.. Author Robinson to get it fixed .. The current juror for that area. Ms Tammy Griffen . that is related to me by her husband, may not get realected.. I hate that.. Doesn’t matter to me…I’m up at Caney now and.I have the best one.. Amy Magee.. She in the best one up here and tell her I said that.. My dad and mom banked with Mr

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