The Jackson Parish Police Jury has declared June 4th, 2022 as Parish Cleanup Day. Board members Todd Culpepper, Lewis Chatham, Amy Magee, John McCarty, Tarneshala “Niki” Cowans, Regina Rowe and President Lynn Treadway also deemed June 7th as State Farm Day. Both actions took place during the regular scheduled monthly meeting that was held on Tuesday, May 17th at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro.
“I thought we accomplished a lot last year for being the first time we had attempted a parish wide cleanup day,” said Cleanup Committee Chairman John McCarty. “We also learned some things that we could have done better and I am excited about what we have in place now and for the number of people we are expecting to participate.”
Jurors also entered into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) with Pine Belt to help finance summer workers and agreed to name the Ruston Daily Leader as the official journal for the next fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2022.
The meeting began with Jackson Parish Coroner, David “Hoot” Caskey, expressing his displeasure to the Police Jury. At issue was the Jury’s failure to respond to his multiple requests that someone speak to him about comments that was supposed to have been made regarding his earnings.
“I keep hearing that you (Police Jury) think I am making too much money but no one will talk to me,” said Caskey. “I have tried many times to speak to you about this but since you won’t respond I am just going to go to the Attorney General for an opinion,” said Caskey.
Agenda items of approving monthly purchase orders, the payment of all bills and adopting the minutes of the past general session and the two Cleanup Committee meetings followed. Management reports from the Heads of the OEP, Operations, Road and Solid Waste Departments then ensued along with the panel agreeing to award the 2022 Road Program bid to low bidder, Amethyst Construction.