Police Jury moves on disputed roads in parish maintenance program

The Jackson Parish Police Jury called for a Public Hearing to be held on April 19th in an effort to move forward with whether or not certain roads will have end points adjusted or removed completely in the parish road maintenance program. The hearing will be held just prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting that takes place the third Tuesday of each month. 

The move comes after the Road Committee identified the following roads as not meeting the criteria of serving the public, having alterations made, and/or, having only one landowner along its path.

a. Aberdon Road – removal 
b. Annie Tatum – removal 
c. Bolds Road – removal 
d. Bryant Road – adjust the maintenance end point to stop at 183 Bryant Road mailbox 
e. Buddy Gibson Road: – removal (property owners changed the surface)
f. Canard Road – adjust the maintenance end point 
g. C. Osborn Road – removal 
h. Flat Creek Road – adjust the maintenance points and remove the middle portion 
i. Flowers Road – removal 
j. Henderson Road – removal 
k. Jackson McCarty Road – removal 
l. McKeever Road – removal
m. Poverty Lane – adjust the maintenance end point 
n. Quail Ridge Road – adjust the maintenance end point
o. Viola Road- removal 

The meeting began with Christie Weeks of the Jackson Parish Tourism Board informing jury members Todd Culpepper, Amy Magee, John McCarty, Tarneshala “Niki” Cowans, Regina Rowe and President Lynn Treadway of their upcoming activity.Deanna Curts of Families in Need of Service (FINS), a Louisiana Supreme Court subsidiary, then requested the panel provide her organization an office to allow her to have a space to work truancy cases in the parish. Parish resident, Tulonna Law, completed the public comment portion of the meeting by requesting jury members reconsider the Roads Committee decision regarding Quail Ridge Road. 

Two amendments to the budget followed with $1,500.00 being appropriated to the Sparta Ground Water Commission and $7,000.00 being funded to the Jackson Parish Museum and Fine Arts Association. 

After discussion proved the Health Unit tax would expire at the end of the year, it was agreed to add a renewal referendum to the November election ballot. In similar talks adding a renewal tax for the Council on Aging was tabled as that tax won’t expire until 2024. 

After discussion about Parish Board Appointments resulted in no action the meeting concluded with the LSU Ag Center being approved to use the Charles H. Garrett Community Center in accordance with their existing Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Police Jury. 


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