At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting for January the Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ) elected Lynn Treadway and Regina Rowe as the new President and Vice President for 2022. Gina Thomas was also approved to be Secretary/Treasurer once again.
As soon as the voting was done, outgoing President Amy Magee surrendered her chair to Treadway, who then presided over the meeting held at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center on Monday. The three along with additonal board members Todd Culpepper, Lewis Chatham and John McCarty then decided to move the meeting dates for 2022 to the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 5:30pm.
Accompanying measures such as approving the new officers to sign documents and pay bills on behalf of the JPPJ, as well as, adding their names to bank account signature cards were then taken along with adopting the 2022 Holiday Schedule.
Financial, OEP, Operations, Road, Solid Waste Department Management reports were then given followed by Insurance proposals by Travelers and LUBA for 2022 being accepted as was material bids for fuel/oil and cold mix.
Various Parish Board appointments and a request for a proposal for pre-disaster emergency debris hauling was then approved. In final action the request from the Jackson Parish Correctional Center to use the parking lot of the Charles H. Garrett Community Center for bus driver training was met with the decision that the Board would look into entering into a Co-Operative Endeavor Agreement.
The meeting began with Public Comments being made by Jackson Parish Library Director Floyd Knox and Linda Devine. Knox briefly outlined the final report from Architectural Firm, Coco and Company, that he had provided each juror of the proposed 2022 Space Planning at the Jonesboro and Chatham branches.
This was followed by Devine first giving acknowledgment to outgoing Board President Amy Magee for a job well done and compliments to the Police Jury for providing the trash bin sites on Zoar Road. She then added her displeasure of the written response she received from a representative of the JPPJ in regard to her request to have lighting provided at the location where the reply was that vehicle headlights would suffice to dump garbage at night and exit safely.
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