The Jackson Parish Police Jury is accepting applications for the position of Secretary-Treasurer.
Applicants must be knowledgeable and proficient in performing all accounting functions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, preparation of consolidated budgets, and responsible for compliance with procedures and policies under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. The Secretary-Treasurer is required to attend all official Police Jury and committee meetings, is responsible for preparing the official minutes of all meetings for publication and adoption and is responsible for all correspondence conducted on behalf of the Jackson Parish Police Jury.
Four (4) year college degree in Accounting/Finance; CPA certification preferred; five (5) years direct experience in management and supervision; advanced computer and data processing skills with expertise in Microsoft Office Suite required; proficient in training staff; must be a resident of Jackson Parish or be willing to re-locate.
Resumes and job applications may be hand-delivered or mailed in a SEALED ENVELOPE marked “Application for Secretary-Treasurer” to the Jackson Parish Police Jury Administrative Building, 160 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, LA 71251. No electronic submissions will be accepted. A detailed job description can be obtained from Police Jury Office or from our website: www.jacksonparishpolicejury.org.
TOWN OF JONESBORO BOARD OF ALDERMEN REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES
February 11, 2022
Meeting was called to order by Mayor L. Thompson. The meeting was held via conference call.
Roll call established a quorum with the following council members on the call: James Ginn, Robbie Siadek, Aaron Stringer, Devin Flowers, Nia Johnson
Invocation was led by Stringer.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Siadek.
There were no public comments.
The minutes of January 11, 2022 regular meeting were approved on a motion by Flowers, second by Siadek, unanimously approved.
The minutes of January 31, 2022 special call meeting, were approved on a motion by Johnson, second by Flowers, unanimous approval.
Approval of Agenda – motion by Stringer, second by Siadek, unanimous approval.
Mayor Thompson suggested the following amendments to the agenda: add as item 8A- amend agenda; 8B, adopt amended agenda, 9A, approval of January/February bills; 9B, Consider new council meeting date and 11A, redistricting resolution. Stringer asked to add hiring of a part-time employee to the police department to replace Matthew Nash.
A motion to approve and adopt the amended agenda was made by Stringer, second by Siadek, unanimously approved.
Approval of December financials – the December financials have not been updated. Siadek questioned whether or not the updates had been completed. Stringer moved to table the December financials until they could be assured that the information was accurate. Mayor Thompson indicated he thought the council might want to wait until the next meeting when he believes the updates should have been made. Motion to table by Stringer.
Approval of January financials – some discussion ensued relative to the accuracy of the January numbers since the December numbers were not yet completed. Ginn questioned what the issues were with the financials and Mayor Thompson explained that there were expense items on the report which had not been included in the correct classification. They are working on correcting the information so that we will have good numbers moving foarward. As soon as they have finished, we will send the reports to the council. Motion to table by Stringer.
The following resolutions inform the La DEQ of actions taken by the town.
The resolutions were considered by council in one action:
Resolution 2002-04 – South Pond
Resolution 2002-05 – North Pond
Resolution 2002-06 – East Pond
Stringer moved to approve all resolutions (4, 5, 6), second by Flowers, no discussion, motion carried.
DATA Center presentation of redistricting plan – Cedric Floyd- Mr. Floyd made a presentation to the council. He indicated the 2020 Census numbers have been released indicating a slight population loss for the Town of Jonesboro (decrease of 596 people). Floyd indicated he would be doing a more detailed presentation as the project progresses.
On a motion by Flowers, second by Siadek, the council approved Data Center to conduct the redistricting study for the Town of Jonesboro.
Resignation of full-time dispatcher, LaSecret Jones effective 02/08/2022 accepted on a motion by Siadek, second by Stringer, unanimously approved.
Matthew Nash – being moved from part-time to full-time dispatcher to replace LaSecret Jones. On a motion by Siadek, second by Stringer, unanimously approved.
Stringer indicated that the police department wants to hire Robrecia Goree part-time to replace M. Nash. Stringer moved to hire Goree, second by Ginn, motion carried.
After reviewing the bills, questions were raised about what certain items were. The item relating to Twin City Transmission could not be identified as to what the purchase involved, therefore, Siadek moved to table approval of the bills until the financials are corrected.
Discussion ensued regarding changing the meeting date of the council. B. Ledbetter informed that the Police Jury had decided to move their meeting to the third Tuesday of the month, therefore, there would be no need to change the meeting date of the Town Council. Meetings will remain on the second Tuesday of the month for the Town Council.
Report of Compliance Officer – B. Brown enumerated several issues he had dealt with over the course of the month relating to the Town’s nuisance policy. The response from the citizens was favorable as most of the property owners are working to get the properties into compliance.
Department head reports (reports submitted to council in packets)
1. Mayor’s update – briefed the council on the situation with the CPA firm and the attempts to hire an in house accountant. The current CPA has agreed to stay on with the town and train the in-house person. This will be a trial basis going forward.
2. Council’s comments – Ginn indicated he wants to see the financials being completely accurate as soon as soon as possible. Siadek indicted the challenge of having the meeting by phone, Flowers said God bless the town. There were no other comments.
3. Mayor’s comments – talked about the challenge of the call and indicated we would meet in person at the next meeting.
4. Adjournment motion by Flowers, second by Siadek.
JACKSON PARISH POLICE JURY MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES
February 8, 2022
The Jackson Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 5:30 PM in the Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center, 182 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, Louisiana. Members Present: Mr. Lewis Chatham, Ms. Amy Magee, Mr. John McCarty, Ms. Tarneshala Cowans, and Mr. Lynn Treadway. Absent: Mr. Todd Culpepper and Ms. Regina Rowe. Also present, Mr. Darrell Avery, Assistant D.A.
The President, Mr. Treadway, called the meeting to order. Ms. Cowans gave the invocation and Ms. Magee led in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
The President opened the floor for public comments, and they were heard.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. Chatham to amend the agenda to discuss and act, if necessary, on moving the 2022 Regular Meeting date. The President called for public comments, there were none. Motion carried unanimously and the item was added as #15 b.
The President moved to the approval of minutes.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. Chatham to adopt the minutes of the January 10th Jury Meeting, monthly purchase orders, and the payment of all bills. Motion carried.
The President moved to Committee Reports.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. Chatham to adopt the following minutes from the January 24th Road Committee meeting. Motion carried.
January 24, 2022
The Road Committee met Monday, January 24, 2022, at 5:00 PM in The Nathaniel Zeno Jr. Meeting Room, Jackson Parish Police Jury Administrative Building, 160 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, Louisiana. Members Present: Mr. Lewis Chatham, Ms. Amy Magee, and Mr. Lynn Treadway. Absent: none. Also present: Brad Roller, Operations Manager and Jody Stuckey, Road Superintendent.
The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Ms. Amy Magee. Mr. Treadway gave the invocation and Mr. Chatham led in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
There were no public comments.
The Committee reviewed the presented options for the 2022 Road Project along with the budget.
Motion Mr. Treadway, seconded Mr. Chatham to recommend the Jury approve the Option D Asphaltic Concrete Program only and adopt the 3-year plan. Motion carried.
The Committee reviewed the list of roads by-district that had been recommended for public hearing or other action. Ms. Magee stated no further action needed to be taken by the Committee since the recommendations were already made.
The Committee discussed other issues and concerns with the Road Department.
The date of the next Road Committee was tentatively set for Thursday, February 17th at 5:00 PM.
Motion Mr. Treadway, seconded Mr. Chatham to adjourn. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Chatham, seconded Ms. Magee to amend the 2022 Road Maintenance Program as presented. Motion caried.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. McCarty to adopt the 3-year road program as presented. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Chatham, seconded Ms. Magee to adopt the following minutes from the January 28th Finance Committee meeting. Motion carried.
January 28, 2022
The Finance Committee met Friday, January 28, 2022, at 11:00 AM in The Nathanial Zeno Jr. Meeting Room of the Jackson Parish Police Jury Administrative Building, 160 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, Louisiana. Members present: Mr. John McCarty and Ms. Regina Rowe. Absent: Mr. Lynn Treadway.
In the absence of the Chair, Ms. Rowe called the meeting to order. Mr. McCarty gave the invocation and Ms. Rowe led in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
There were no public comments.
The Secretary-Treasurer reviewed the month-to-date financials, purchase orders, and year-to-date budget. The Committee reviewed the fund balances.
Motion Ms. Rowe, seconded Mr. McCarty to amend the agenda to include discussion and recommendation on an appropriation to the Sparta Groundwater Commission. Motion carried unanimously and the item was added to the agenda as #6.
The Committee reviewed the request and the presented financials from the Jackson Parish Museum and Fine Arts Association. Ms. Barbara Johnson and Ms. Wilda Smith were invited to discuss.
Motion Mr. McCarty, seconded Ms. Rowe to recommend the Jury amend the budget to include an appropriation of $7,000 to fund the Jackson Parish Museum and Fine Arts Association. Motion carried.
The Committee reviewed the request from the Clerk of Court for additional shelving.
Motion Mr. McCarty, seconded Ms. Rowe to recommend the Jury amend the budget to purchase two shelving units for $740 for the Clerk of Court. Motion carried.
The Committee reviewed the request to adopt an ordinance for credit card purchases and payments processed by the Police Jury.
Motion Ms. Rowe, seconded Mr. McCarty to recommend the Jury authorize an ordinance establishing a service charge (convenience fee) for credit card use. Motion carried.
The Committee reviewed the expiration dates for the Health Unit and Council on Aging property taxes. Ms. Rowe requested communication with the Council on Aging to determine the date for the renewal election. No action was taken at this time.
Motion Ms. Rowe, seconded Mr. McCarty to recommend the Jury amend the budget to include an appropriation of $1,500 for the Sparta Groundwater Commission. Motion carried.
The date and time for the next Finance Committee was not set at this time.
Motion Mr. McCarty, seconded Ms. Rowe to adjourn. Motion carried.
The Jury discussed the recommended appropriation for the Jackson Parish Museum and Fine Arts Association. Ms. Magee left the meeting. Ms. Magee returned to the meeting.
Motion Mr. McCarty, seconded Ms. Cowans to table action on the recommendation to amend the budget to include an appropriation of $7,000 to fund the Jackson Parish Museum and Fine Arts Association. Motion carried.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. Chatham to amend the budget to purchase two shelving units for $740 for the Clerk of Court. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Chatham, seconded Mr. McCarty to authorize an ordinance establishing a service charge/convenience fee for credit card use. Motion carried.
The President called for monthly management reports.
Mr. Brad Roller, OEP Director and Operations Manager, gave the January 2022 OEP and Operations Manager Reports.
Mr. Jody Stuckey, Road Superintendent, presented the January 2022 Road report noting that $5,498.18 had been spent on emergency call-outs/off-schedule work.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. McCarty to accept the January 2022 emergency/off-schedule reports. Motion carried.
Mr. Robin Session, Solid Waste Superintendent, presented the January 2022 Solid Waste report.
Ms. Gina Thomas, Parish Administrator, gave the January 2022 Financial Report noting the budget to actual comparisons and discussed the accrual process.
The President moved on to Other Business.
Mr. Paul Riley, Riley Company of Louisiana, Inc. gave the January 2022 Engineering Report. He discussed the timelines for the 2022 Road Project.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. Chatham to authorize the President to sign the Letter of Assurances for the Uniform Relocation Assistance & Real Property Act. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Chatham, seconded Ms. Magee to move the Regular Meeting date to the 3rd Tuesday of each month. No change was made to the location and time. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Chatham, seconded Mr. McCarty to table action on items #16 a. through #16 o. Motion carried with Ms. Magee voting “Nay.”
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. Chatham to authorize the Secretary-Treasurer to submit the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire and audit engagement letter for the 2021 audit. Motion carried.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. Chatham to approve the requests from the LSU Ag Center for use of the Community Center in accordance with the existing CEA. Motion carried.
The Jury reviewed Parish Board Appointments.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. McCarty to take action on the following parish board members:
• Accept the resignation of George Tim Wyatt from the Ambulance Board effective 1/11/2022.
• Appoint Deidra Hollis to complete the term on the Ambulance Board ending 12/31/2025.
• Re-appoint Daniel Ponder to the Watershed Commission for a 4-year term ending 12/31/2025.
• Re-appoint Robbie Howard to the Hodge Fire Board for a 1-year term ending 12/31/2022.
• Re-appoint Wesley Harvey to the Hodge Fire Board for a 2-year term ending 12/31/2023.
There were no announcements or notifications.
The President opened the floor for Juror comments.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. McCarty to adjourn. Motion carried.
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