Disposition of 15 parish roads to be discussed by Police Jury

To stay or not to stay? That is the question that the Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ) will consider regarding 15 roads that are currently in the parish road system. Actually, there will be no decision on removing, keeping or adjusting the end points on all but two of the roads but whether or not to call for a public hearing at a later date. If so decided, then the Board will make final decision on the roads during the meeting following the hearing. 

The decisions will be confirmed at the 5:30pm meeting at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center located at 182 Industrial Drive in Jonesboro on Tuesday, Feb. 8th. During that session Jury members: Todd Culpepper, Lewis Chatham, John McCarty, Lynn Treadway, Tarneshala “Niki” Cowans, Regina Rowe and Amy Magee will make final designations on Bryant and McKeever roads. 

The discussion of Bryant Road centers on adjusting the parish maintenance end point at the mailbox located at 183 Bryant Road. McKeever Road is up for complete removal altogether from the road system. Public meetings were held on these two roads on January 9th and 19th.

Aberdon, Annie Tatum, Bolds, Bryant, Buddy Gibson, Canard, C. Osborn, Flat Creek, Flowers, Henderson, Jackson McCarty, Quail Ridge and Viola Roads as well as Poverty Lane are all recommended to have a public hearing set.

The action will take place following the discussion and possible adoption of the actions listed below that have been recommended by the Road and Finance Committee’s.

Road Committee Recommendations
(1) Adopt the minutes of the January 24th Road Committee meeting
(2) Consider and act on adopting the amended 2022 Road Maintenance Program
(3) Consider and act on adopting the recommended 2022 Road Program

Finance Committee Recommendations
(1) Adopt the minutes of the January 28th Finance Committee meeting
(2) Consider and act on the recommendation to amend the budget to include an appropriation of $7,000 to fund the Jackson Parish Museum and Fine Arts Association
(3) Consider and act on the recommendation to amend the budget to purchase two shelving units for $740 for the Clerk of Court
(4) Consider and act on the recommendation to authorize an ordinance establishing a service charge (convenience fee) for credit card use

Engineering and Management Reports will be next followed by a request for President, Lynn Treadway, to authorized to sign a Letter of Assurance for the Uniform Relocation Assistance & Real Property Act and Secretary-Treasurer, Gina Thomas, to be allowed to submit the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire and audit engagement letter for the 2021 audit.

A request from the LSU Ag Center to use the Community Center and approval of some Parish Board Appointments will be the final action to take place before the representative jurors make their final comments leading to adjournment.


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