Police Jury tables action on calling for Public Hearing on dispositon of certain roads

At their regularly scheduled meeting held Tuesday evening, the Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ) decided that they would take no action in calling for a Public Hearing to discuss how 10 roads in the Parish would be classified in the 2022 Parish Road System. In further action regarding parish roads, it was approved to request capital outlay funds for repairing Lakeshore Drive in it’s entirety through a phased, three year project, with the Jury committing to 25% matching funds. 

In additional action, work to remove trees on Gunter Road in Quitman was approved, as was the purchase of a forklift, sandbag station and generator for the JPPJ Administration Building. Low bids were also accepted for LED lighting in the Clerk of Court’s Office and sound equipment for the Courtroom. 

Bids will be received at the Administrative Offices of the JPPJ, located at 160 Industrial Drive in Jonesboro for the furnishing and/or constructing of the following item(s) listed below as needed, for a period of one (1) year, beginning January 1, 2022, and ending December 31, 2022, at which time all bids will be opened and read aloud. No bids will be accepted after the deadline.

All bids MUST be submitted on Jackson Parish Police Jury bid spec sheets. These are available upon request from the Jackson Parish Police Jury Office by phone: (318) 259-2361 ext. 2, from our website: https://www.jacksonparishpolicejury.org/rfps or by email: tcollinsworth@jppj.org.

All envelopes must be marked: SEALED BID – October 28, 2021: 2022 MATERIALS. Tabulated bids will be presented for consideration of award or rejection to the Jackson Parish Police Jury on Monday, November 8, 2021, at 5:30 PM in the Charles H. Garrett Community Center, 182 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, Louisiana:

Items to be bid on:

1.) Metal Polymer Coated Culverts (per linear foot)
2.) Plastic Culverts (per linear foot)
3.) Tank Car Culverts (per linear foot)
4.) Hot Mix (asphaltic concrete; per ton)
5.) Cold Mix (per ton)
6.) Cracked Fuel Oil (road oil)
7.) Crushed Stone – SB2 (per ton)
8.) Crushed Stone – Winn Rock (per ton)
9.) Pit Run – sand/clay/gravel (per yard)
10.) Iron Ore (per yard)
11.) Gasoline & diesel fuel (per gallon)
12.) Trucking/hauling
13.) Vegetation Control Spraying (roadside; per mile)
14.) Reclaimed Asphaltic Pavement (RAP) (per ton)
15.) Riprap – Class 30 lb. (per ton)
16.) “A” Stone (per ton)
17.) Borrow/Fill Material (per cubic yard)
18.) Solid Waste Bin Containers

OEP and Operations Manager Brad Roller then informed Jury members in attendance Todd Culpepper, Lewis Chatham, Amy Magee (President), Tarneshala “Niki” Cowans, Regina Rowe and Lynn Treadway that 2021 EMPG and SHSP Grant Award Sheets have been presented to GOSHEP and that a table top exercise involving an edged weapon attack scenario is scheduled for November 17, 2021 at the Jackson Parish Library. 

In regard to the Jackson Parish Library, Director Floyd Know opened the meeting by addressing the panel. He stated that after further investigation that proved that if the Library moved forward with emancipating from the JPPJ, as had been proposed, that it would have a negative bearing on the Insurance and Retirement programs of the Library employees. As result Know stated that the request for emancipation was being withdrawn. 

Frankie Harris was added to the Ward 4 Fire Protection District and re-appointments to the Hodge and Quitman Fire Districts were final action before the meeting was adjourned. Ralph Lafitte was appointed to the Hodge Fire District for a 2 year term ending 12/31/2023 while the entire board of the Quitman Fired District was re-appointed. So as not to face the possibility of having an entire board come up for appointment at the same time again, this time terms were staggered as follows:
Joel Burnam and John Kavanaugh – 1 year terms to expire 12/31 2022
Kelly Anderson, Jim Justice, Bill Jimmerson – 2 year terms to expire 12/31 2023

The next regularly scheduled general meeting of the Jackson Parish Police Jury will be held on November 8th, 2021.




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