Jonesboro Board of Aldermen to address DEQ audit requirements via tele-conference

With the Public Works Department taking major steps to resolve the situation, the Jonesboro Board of Aldermen are expected to approve three Resolutions in response to three issues cited by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in their 2021 audit report. 

The action will take place at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting that will be held via teleconference call at 6:00pm on February 8th. The board of Pete Stringer, Robbie Siadek, James Ginn, Devin Flowers and Nia Evans-Johnson voted at the special meeting held on January 31st to conduct the meeting over the phone due to growing concerns over increased COVID cases reported across the state. 

The resolutions, one each regarding the South, East and North Oxidation Ponds, informs the DEQ that the town of Jonesboro has resolved the Municipal Water Pollution Prevention (MWPP) requirement measures set forth. It also will indicate that necessary actions to maintain permit requirements of the Louisiana Pollution Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) have been taken.

Mr. Cedric Jones of DATA Center will follow with a presentation of a recommended redistricting plan of the Board followed by a report from the Compliance Officer. The resignation of LaSecret Jones and promotion of Matthew Nash from part time to full time dispatcher at the Jonesboro Police Department will then be discussed. Department Head reports and Mayor Leslie Thompson’s update will then take place with final comments closing out the session. 


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