Police Jury approves purchases for Solid Waste Department

The Jackson Parish Police Jury held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro with purchases for the Solid Waste Department taking center stage of the relatively short agenda. Approval of two auxiliary entities’ 2023 budgets, re-appointing various board members and the acceptance of material bids for 2023 were also considered as was the approval of 2023 LCDBG Program Policies and Resolutions and the various committee reports. 

Also taking place was jury members Todd Culpepper, Lewis Chatham, Amy Magee, Tarneshala “Niki” Cowans, Regina Rowe, and President Lynn Treadway hearing a presentation from Pattern Energy (see separate article) and Department Heads as well as having two Public Meetings being announced for December. Also present were Secretary/Treasurer Emmett Gibbs and Attorney Darrell Avery. John McCarty was absent. 

The session started with the Jury voting to immediately purchase 32 Trash Bins from American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds and an Excavator for $51,681.00 for the Transfer Station. Also, $380,000.00 was set aside from ARP Funds for the Purchase of a New Compactor Truck for the Year 2024. In final action regarding the Solid Waste Department, holiday overtime pay was approved for four employees for the date of November 12th, and the full crew for the dates of November 26 and December 26, 2022.

Material Bids were then awarded as follows:

Material Company
14 Gauge Metal Polymer Coated Culverts (12″ thru 42″ Colburn’s Supply
12 Gauge Metal Polymer Coated Culverts (48″, 54″, 72″90″, 96″) Colburn’s Supply
12 Gauge Metal Polymer Coated Culverts ( 60″, 66″, 78″, 84″) Co-Heir Drainage Products
Plastic Culverts (12″, 15″, 18″, 24″, 30″, 36″, 42″, 48″, 60″) Colburn’s Supply
Crushed Stone (Delivered to Road Barn & Various Roads) Ruston Rock It, LLC
Oversized Gravel (Delivered to Road Barn & Various Roads) Ruston Rock It, LLC
Pit Run – sand, clay, gravel (Delivered to Road Barn & Various Roads) Ruston Rock It, LLC
Hot Mix (asphaltic concrete) Amethyst Construction
Cold Mix Dreher Contracting
Gasoline & Diesel Fuel McCartney Oil Company
Riprap – Class 30 lb. Ruston Rock It, LLC
“A” Stone Ruston Rock It, LLC

The use of the Charles H. Garrett Community Center was approved for use by the Northwest Regional 4-H Quarterly Meeting on November 30, 2022 as was the 2023 budgets for the Library and Recreation District. A Citizen Participation Plan Policy and Resolution, Procurement Policy and Resolution, and Resolution to Pay Engineering Administration was then approved as required by the 2023 Louisiana Community Develpment Block Grant (LCDBG) program.

This was followed by the following being reappointed to various parish boards.
Museum Board – James Fitzpatrick
Tourism Board – Allen Linsdey
Watershed Board – Gary Joyner
Jonesboro Fire District Board – Wendy Hall

In final action the announcement of  a Public Hearing regarding the 2023 Consolidated Budget and a Public Meeting about the Renewal of the Health Unit Ad Valorem Tax was scheduled to take place at 5:00 and 5:30pm on December 20th, which is right before the next regulalry scheduled meeting of the Police Jury. 


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