NO NEW TAXES! That is a campaign promise that is always well received by voters. While none of the Jackson Parish Police Jury members have seats up for grabs in the upcoming November elections, their declaration made in the August 18th special session is welcome news to property owners in Jackson Parish.
During the special called meeting that was held due to of a lack of a quorum at the regularly schedule monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jury members agreed by a narrow 4-3 margin to keep the millage rates for the parish at the same 25.74 mils it was for the 2021 fiscal year.
The millage breakdown is as follows:
5.51 – General Alimony
5.23 – Roads & Bridges
4.55 – Roads, Asphalt, Paving
4.73 – Recreation District
0.82 – Health Unit
4.90 – Library & Bookmobile
In other action taken jury members Todd Culpepper, Lewis Chatham, Amy Magee, John McCarty, Tarneshala “Niki” Cowans, Regina Rowe and President Lynn Treadway approved the following:
(1) Accept quote from LA Revegetation for $16,250.00 to alleviate washouts on the shoulders of State Park Road
(2) Purchase 2023 Tractor Truck for the Solid Waste Department
(3) Install lighting at 4 gravel bin sites
(4) lease of the Community Center to Assisted Living Agency, contingent on recommended changes by Mr. Darrell Avery, Assistant District Attorney
(5) Authorize President of the Police Jury to write a letter to the Mayor of the Town of Jonesboro that stresses the importance of replacing one section of concrete at Veteran’s Park.
The meeting concluded following reports from Operations Manager, Brad Roller; Road Superintendent, Jody Stuckey; Solid Waste Superintendent, Robin Sessions and Engineer Paul Riley of the Riley Company of Louisiana.
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