Public Notices

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 first quarter of 2022 show that the system’s current TTHMs LRAAs are 90 ppb at sample location DBP02 – 133 Suanna Road and 93 ppb at DBP03- 211 Spruce Drive. Thus, the system is currently in violation of TTHMs standards.

UIL has begun construction to assist in reducing TTHM concentration. Unfortunately, due to shipping delays, the equipment ordered has not arrived. Upon delivery, UIL plans to complete the installation of the spray atomizer. 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.

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 first quarter of 2022 show that the system’s current TTHMs LRAAs are 95 ppb at sample location DBP01 – 119 Eden Drive. Thus, the system is currently in violation of TTHMs standards.

After relocating the flush valve, the TTHMs levels have decreased. UIL plans to install an additional flush valve to assist in the reduction of TTHMs levels. UIL will continue to monitor and 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.

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 first quarter of 2022 show that the system’s current TTHMs LRAAs are 95 ppb at sample location DBP01 – 119 Eden Drive. Thus, the system is currently in violation of TTHMs standards.

After relocating the flush valve, the TTHMs levels have decreased. UIL plans to install an additional flush valve to assist in the reduction of TTHMs levels. UIL will continue to monitor and 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.

Jackson Parish Police Jury Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The Jackson Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 5:30 PM in the Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center, 182 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, Louisiana. Members Present: Mr. Todd Culpepper, Ms. Amy Magee, Mr. John McCarty, Ms. Tarneshala Cowans, Ms. Regina Rowe, and Mr. Lynn Treadway. Absent: Mr. Lewis Chatham. Also present, Mr. Darrell Avery, Assistant D.A.
The President, Mr. Treadway, called the meeting to order. Ms. Magee gave the invocation and Mr. Culpepper led in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
The President opened the floor for public comments, and they were heard.
The President moved to the approval of minutes.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Ms. Cowans to adopt the minutes of the February 8th, February 18th, and February 28th Jury Meetings, monthly purchase orders, and the payment of all bills. Motion carried.
The President moved to Committee Reports.
Motion Ms. Rowe, seconded Ms. Magee to adopt the following minutes from the January 28
th Finance Committee meeting. Motion carried.
Finance Committee
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.
Motion Ms. Rowe, seconded Ms. Cowans to grant an appropriation of $1,500 for the Sparta Groundwater Commission. Motion carried. Mr. Culpepper voted Nay
Motion Ms. Rowe, seconded Mr. Culpepper to grant an appropriation of $7,000 for the Jackson Parish Museum and Fine Arts Association. Motion carried.
Motion Ms. Rowe, seconded Ms. Magee to add the Health Unit tax renewal on the November 7, 2022 election. Motion carried.
The Jurors discussed tabling the Council on Aging tax renewal to the November 7, 2022 election. Motion Ms. Rowe, seconded Ms. Magee to table adding this to the November 7, 2022 election. Motion carried.
The President called for monthly management reports.
Mr. Jamie Holland, filling in for Jody Stuckey, Road Superintendent, presented the February 2022 Road report noting that $9,541.32 had been spent on emergency call-outs/off-schedule work.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. Culpepper to accept the February 2022 emergency/off-schedule reports. Motion carried.
Mr. Robin Session, Solid Waste Superintendent, presented the February 2022 Solid Waste report.
The President moved on to Other Business.
Mr. Paul Riley, Riley Company of Louisiana, Inc. gave the February 2022 Engineering Report. He discussed the timelines for the 2022 Road Project.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Mr. Culpepper to put all roads recommended by the Road Committee on the Public Hearing List without a roll call vote. Motion carried. Ms. Rowe voted Nay.
Motion Ms. Magee, seconded Ms. Rowe to approve the request from the LSU Ag Center for use of the Community Center in accordance with the existing CEA. Motion carried.
Announcements included the 2021 Audit Fieldwork will be held April 11th – 14th.
The President opened the floor for Juror comments.
Motion Ms. Rowe, seconded Mr. McCarty to adjourn. Motion carried.

Jackson Parish Watershed District Meeting Minutes
March 17, 2022

Board Members Present: Mr. Kent Hightower, Mr. Roy Barlow, Mr. Jerry Chestnut, Mr. Gary Joynor, Mr. Wes Harvey, Mr. Daniel Ponder, Mr. Jimmy Waggoner

Meeting Called to Order by Mr. Hightower.
Invocation by Gary Joynor.
There were several people in attendance.
Public Comments:
Jack Laird voiced complaint about leaf litter and limbs being disposed in the Lake. Board said they would look into this matter further.
Motion by Mr. Joynor second by Mr. Harvey to approve minutes from February 17, 2022 meeting. Motion Carried.
Motion by Mr. Joynor second by Mr. Ponder to approve minutes from special called meeting March 3 rd 2022. Motion Carried
Motion by Mr. Barlow second by Mr. Harvey to pay all bills. Motion Carried.
Motion by Mr. Ponder second by Mr. Barlow to approve building permits for: Jack Laird, Jody Braud, Melissa Perry, Bruce Cardin, Byron Darthlon and Beth Perkins. Motion Carried.
United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg, MS. regulatory division and permitting division gave presentation. The purpose of this presentation was to clarify permitted activities and non permitted activities on Caney Creek. It was concluded in this meeting that JPWD has no authority to issue permits for Sea Walls, Bulk Heads and boat launches on Caney Creek Reservoir. The board decided if a permit is required for these activities, the individual must contact (USACE) for a permit and not JPWD. No Motion required since board had no authority to issue such permits.
Motion by Mr. Joynor second by Mr. Harvey to allow any board member the authority to preapprove building permits and issue a building permit prior to a regular scheduled meeting as long as it meets all rules adopted after March 3 rd , 2022 special called meeting.
President Hightower called for Roll Call vote on this motion. Mr. Joynor-Yea, Mr. Waggoner-Yea, Mr. Harvey-Yea, Mr. Chestnut-Yea, Mr. Barlow-Yea, Mr. Ponder-Yea. Motion carried.
Motion by Mr. Chestnut second by Mr. Waggoner to adjourn. Motion Carried.

 


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