Watershed Commission to discuss Building/Dock Permits at Thursday meeting

Discussion about building and dock permits on Caney Lake are the majority of items that make up the agenda of the Jackson Parish Watershed District (JPWD) meeting that will be at 5:00pm on Thursday, July 21st. Commissioners Kent Hightower (President), Gary Joyner (Vice-President), Jimmy Waggoner (Secretary), Wesley Harvey, Jerry Chestnut, Roy Barlow and Daniel Ponder will meet in the Sunshine Room of the Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ) Administration Building, located at 160 Industrial Drive in Jonesboro. 

After the public is allowed to make comments the commissioners, along with Chad Parker (Inspections Unlimited), Todd Culpepper (JPPJ) & Aime Baldwin (Parish Sanitation) will discuss adding JPWD Building Permits\Dock Permits to the JPPJ check list for construction over the water on Caney Lake. 

This will be followed by a discussion regarding penalties against homeowners/landowners for failure to obtain a building permit from JPWD prior to starting construction over the waters of Caney Lake. Assistant District Attorney Darryl Avery will then inform the panel on procedures of putting an  Ordinance in place and enforcing another that has been in effect since 2018.

The new possible Ordiance to be adopted is in regard to intentional dumping of debris into waters of Caney Lake. The discussion on enforcement will be about how to enforce penalties to non-payers of the Boat Launch Fee. In corresponding action the panel will also discuss installing automated pay stations at Ebenezer and Spillway locations. 

Removing and replacing damaged buoys in the middle of creek channels other various sites around Caney Lake and the cleanup of the shore line will be then talked about leading to adding a new fishing pier at Ebenezer Park and funding for this project’s plans.

In final action building permits for Jerry Price, Chris Bayles, Monique & Jason Rachel will be considered. 


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