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Utilities, Inc. of Louisiana  – Spillway Water Supply

Utilities, Inc. of Louisiana Spillway Water Supply is currently in violation of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids as set forth by the State [Part XII of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code (LAC 51:Xll)] and the Federal Primary Drinking Water Regulations (40 CFR Part 141).

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) set drinking water standards and requires the disinfection of drinking water. Where disinfection is used in the treatment of drinking water, disinfectants combine with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter present in water to form chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBPs). EPA and LDHH set standards for controlling the levels of disinfectants and DBPs in drinking water, including trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acid (HAAs). Some people who drink water containing THMs in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. Some people who drink water containing HAA5s in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

In December 1998, EPA set enforceable drinking water standards for TTHMs at 80 parts per billion (ppb) and for HAA5 at 60 parts per billion (ppb) to reduce the risk of cancer or other adverse health effects. Compliance with the TTHMs and HAA5 standards for public water systems servicing less than 10,000 individuals initially became effective and enforceable on January 1, 2004. Compliance with the TTHMs standard is determine by calculating a locational running annual average (LRRA) of quarterly TTHMs sample results. Compliance calculations performed for the fourth quarter of 2021 show that the system’s current TTHMs LRAAs are 93 ppb at sample location DBP02 – 133 Suanna Road and 99 ppb at DBP03- 211 Spruce Drive. Thus, the system is currently in violation of TTHMs standards.

Utilities Inc of Louisiana continues to monitor and adjust storage tank capacity. UIL has begun construction to install the spray atomizer unit that will assist in the reduction of TTHM concentration. UIL has kept LDH informed of our progress.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. If you have any questions, contact the UIL Compliance Administrator, Vicki Spence at 985-893-6646 – Opt. 2.

This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. EPA and LDH do not consider this violation to have any serious adverse health effects on human health as a result of short-term exposure; however, continued long-term exposure to TTHMs and HAA5 levels above the standard (e.g., 20 years of exposure) has the potential to have serious adverse effects on human health.

Legal Notice
Utilities, Inc. of Louisiana – Paradise Point Water Supply

Utilities, Inc. of Louisiana Paradise Point Water Supply is currently in violation of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids as set forth by the State [Part XII of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code (LAC 51:Xll)] and the Federal Primary Drinking Water Regulations (40 CFR Part 141).

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) set drinking water standards and requires the disinfection of drinking water. Where disinfection is used in the treatment of drinking water, disinfectants combine with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter present in water to form chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBPs). EPA and LDHH set standards for controlling the levels of disinfectants and DBPs in drinking water, including trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acid (HAAs). Some people who drink water containing THMs in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. Some people who drink water containing HAA5s in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

In December 1998, EPA set enforceable drinking water standards for TTHMs at 80 parts per billion (ppb) and for HAA5 at 60 parts per billion (ppb) to reduce the risk of cancer or other adverse health effects. Compliance with the TTHMs and HAA5 standards for public water systems servicing less than 10,000 individuals initially became effective and enforceable on January 1, 2004. Compliance with the TTHMs standard is determine by calculating a locational running annual average (LRRA) of quarterly TTHMs sample results. Compliance calculations performed for the fourth quarter of 2021 show that the system’s current TTHMs LRAAs are 86 ppb at sample location DBP01 – 119 Eden Drive. Thus, the system is currently in violation of TTHMs standards.

UIL relocated the flush valve to assist in reducing TTHMs levels and will continue monitoring. UIL has kept LDH informed of our progress

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. If you have any questions, contact the UIL Compliance Administrator at 985-893-6646 – Opt. 2.

This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. EPA and LDH do not consider this violation to have any serious adverse health effects on human health as a result of short-term exposure; however, continued long-term exposure to TTHMs and HAA5 levels above the standard (e.g., 20 years of exposure) has the potential to have serious adverse effects on human health.

Legal Notice
The Lotis Group – Vertical Bridge 500

 

“Vertical Bridge 500, LLC would like to place on notice the proposed construction of a 305’ (315’ including all appurtenances) self-support lattice tower known as Hodge (164.8 ground elevation). The FAA has required the use of marked/lighted in accordance with FAA Advisory circular 70/7460-1 M, Obstruction Marking and Lighting, a med-dual system-Chapters 4,8(M-Dual),&15, located at 32°15’58.92” north latitude and -92°43’35.77” west longitude near 392 Bank Street, Hodge, Louisiana 71247, ASR File #A1206029. The application for this proposed project can be viewed at http://www.fcc.gov/asr/applications by entering the ASR file number. If you have environmental concerns about the proposed structure, a Request for Environmental Review may be filed with the FCC at http://www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest or by writing to FCC Requests for Environmental Review, ATTN: Ramon Williams, 445 12th St SW, Washington, DC 20554. The FCC strongly encourages interested parties to file Requests for Environmental Review online. Requests for Environmental Review may only raise environmental concerns and must be filed within 30 days of the date that notice of the project is published on the FCC’s website.

Jackson Parish Library Board of Control Meeting Minutes
December 14, 2021

The Jackson Parish Library Board of Control met on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. at the
Jonesboro Branch of the Jackson Parish Library for the regular monthly board meeting. The meeting was
called to order by Mrs. Massey, Board President. Members present: Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Nunn, Mrs.
Standley, Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Crawley, and Mrs. Massey. Also present was the Library Director, Mr.
Knox, and Assistant Director, Mrs. Robertson. Members absent: Mrs. Essmeier and Mr. Chatham.
Mrs. Standley led the invocation.
There being no other public comments, the Board proceeded with the proposed Agenda.
Mrs. Standley made the motion to approve the minutes for the October 25, 2021 regular board meeting.
Mrs. Cooper seconded. All yes. Motion carried.
Mrs. Crawley made the motion to accept the October and November financial reports. Mrs. Jenkins
seconded. All yes. Motion carried.
Mrs. Cooper made the motion to accept the October and November statistical reports. Mrs. Standley
seconded. All yes. Motion carried.
Mr. Wayne Coco gave a presentation on his final report and assessment for the Jackson Parish Library
System. Mrs. Massey made the motion to accept the final assessment as presented by Mr. Wayne Coco.
Mrs. Crawley seconded. All yes. Motion carried.
Mrs. Cooper made the motion to adopt the updated 2021 budget adjustments and the 2022 budget as
presented. Mrs. Standley seconded. All yes. Motion carried.
Mrs. Standley made the motion to authorize the Library Director to auction surplus items from the
presented 2021 surplus list with the Louisiana Property Assistance Agency and scrap items that do not
sell. Mrs. Cooper seconded. All yes. Motion carried.
Mrs. Crawley made the motion to confirm the hiring of Reanna Rowden part time for
Circulation/Reference Assistant I contingent upon pre-employment screening and successful completion
of probationary period. Mrs. Nunn seconded. All yes. Motion carried.
Mrs. Standley made the motion to adopt the updated 2021 Pay Schedule and employee levels. Mrs. Nunn
seconded. All yes. Motion carried.
Mrs. Standley made the motion to adopt the proposed holiday schedule for 2022. Mrs. Cooper seconded.
All yes. Motion carried.
Mrs. Massey made the motion to adopt the proposed Library Board meeting schedule for 2022. Mrs.
Cooper seconded. All yes. Motion carried.

Mrs. Nunn made the motion to appoint Ann Standley as backup representative of Trailblazer to assist
Judy Cooper when needed. Mrs. Jenkins seconded. All yes. Motion carried.
The Library Director let the Board know that there was an emergency preparedness exercise between
library staff, the Police Jury OHSEP Director/Operations Manager, Mr. Brad Roller, and a representative
from Homeland Security, Mr. Joshua Velasquez. The meeting went well and we were told that they were
very impressed with how much the staff considers safety a priority for everyone who visits the library
every day.
The Director reminded everyone that ethics and sexual harassment training was due by December 31.
Mrs. Cooper made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. Nunn seconded. All yes. Motion carried.

Jackson Parish School Board Meeting Minutes
January 10, 2022

The Jackson Parish School Board met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on January 10, 2022 at Jackson Parish School Board, 315 Pershing Highway, Jonesboro, La.
The following were present for roll call: Dennis Clary, Wade McBride, Mary Saulters, Gloria Davis, Calvin Waggoner, Rickey McBride and Gerry Mims.

Dennis Clary gave the Invocation.

Wade McBride led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The meeting was called to order by President Gloria Davis.

A motion was made by Mary Saulters, seconded by Wade McBride and carried to approve the minutes as presented from the regular scheduled meeting held on December 6, 2021.

A motion was made by Calvin Waggoner, seconded by Dennis Clary and carried to approve appointing Kristi Bass to serve on the Jackson Parish Sales Tax Board – January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022. Gerry Mims voted nay.

Mary Saulters reported to the Board on the meeting of the Executive Finance Committee held prior to the Board meeting.

A motion was made by Dennis Clary, seconded by Rickey McBride and carried to approve for payment the following bills: General Fund, Federal Program, Food Service, Sales Tax, Special Education, District Maintenance bills.

A motion was made by Gerry Mims, seconded by Calvin Waggoner and carried to approve extending the ending date to June 30, 2022 for the ten (10) Covid days granted to employees, to be paid from Strong Start and/or ESSERS. This will be in effect as long as funds are available.

A motion was made by Rickey McBride, seconded by Gerry Mims and carried to approve payment to Presidio in the amount of $33,481.77 for Wi-Fi outdoor access at all schools, to be paid from ESSERS III.

A motion was made by Dennis Clary, seconded by Rickey McBride and carried to approve declaring as surplus the Fellows Paper Shredder, Model 485CI at the Central Office.

A motion was made by Wade McBride, seconded by Gerry Mims and carried to approve declaring as surplus a 3235C Gang Mow – John Deere mower, Serial #TC32350040498 to be sold to the Jackson Parish Recreation Department at a cost of $4,000.00. Monies to be returned to the Jonesboro Hodge football account.

Presentation of Monthly Financial Report by Kristi Bass, Business Manager.

Rickey McBride reported to the Board on the meeting of the Policy Committee held prior to the Board meeting.

A motion was made by Dennis Clary, seconded by Mary Saulters and carried to approve revised policy for:

• Public School Choice JBCE

Superintendent’s Comments were given at this time.

A motion was made by Rickey McBride, seconded by Mary Saulters and carried to adjourn at 9:43 a.m.

Jackson Parish Recreation District Board Meeting Minutes
December 21, 2021

A budget hearing for the Jackson Parish Recreation District was held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 6:00pm followed by a special call meeting at 6:30pm in the Jackson Parish Golf Course Banquet Room, 524 Club House Drive, Jonesboro, Louisiana. Members Present: Mr. Ricky Cash, Mr. Jeff Hairston, Mr. Rodney Potts and Mr. Chris Womack. Absent: Mr. Brent Barnett, Mr. Brandon Lamkin and
Mr. Sullivan Stevens.

The Vice-President, Mr. Cash, called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by Mr. Cash and Mr. Hairston led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mr. Cash opened floor for the 2022 public budget hearing.

Mr. Cash closed the 2022 public budget hearing with no public comments.

Mr. Cash opened the floor for public comments. There were no public comments.

Motion Mr. Potts seconded Mr. Womack to approve minutes (November). All in favor. Motion carried.

Motion Mr. Womack seconded Mr. Cash to adopt the 2022 budget. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Smith gave board update on some of the ongoing programs at the sports complex including basketball.

Motion Mr. Potts seconded Mr. Hairston to approve purchase of finishing mower from Jonesboro-Hodge High School in the amount of $4000. All in favor. Motion carried.

Motion Mr. Potts seconded Mr. Womack to accept timber bid from DG&E Logging, Inc. All in favor. Motion carried.

Motion Mr. Womack seconded Mr. Potts to approve purchase of basketball and cheerleader uniforms. All in favor. Motion carried.

Next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 17, 2022 at 6:00p.m. in the Jackson Parish Golf Course Banquet Room, Jonesboro.

Motion Mr. Hairston seconded Mr. Womack to adjourn meeting. All in favor. Motion carried.

 


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