District 1 member, Todd Culpepper, and District 3 member, Amy Magee, have been chosen as President and Vice-President of the Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ) for 2023. The election of each took place at the end of the regularly scheduled December meeting of the JPPJ that was held Tuesday evening at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro.
The session began with outgoing President, Lynn Treadway, calling the meeting to order followed by the adoption of a pair of Ordinances.
Ordinance No. 01-1220-2022: to amend Ordinance 02-1213-2021 annual operating budgets of revenue and expenditures for General Fund, Special Revenue Funds, Debt Service Fund, and Capital Projects funds for the fiscal year 2022.
Ordinance No. 02-1220-2022: to adopt the annual operating budgets of revenue and expenditures for the General Fund, Special Revenue Funds, Debt Service Fund, and Capital Projects funds for the fiscal year 2023.
In additional action, Option B of the Road Program was approved, and Riley Company of Ruston was chosen as Parish Engineer for the 2023 Road Program as well as the Lakeshore Drive Rehabilitation and Improvements Project. A new brush axe cutter/mower was approved to be purchased in 2023 on the State contract for $171,393.00 for the Road Department but the leases on the 15-yard dump truck and the pneumatic roller will not be renewed.
The 2023 North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory Commission budget was approved and the revised 2022 budget amendments and 2023 budget for the Library Board were adopted. Also, a new employee at the Health Unit was accepted into the payroll system.
Just before the session ended a Resolution was adopted ordering and calling a special election to be held in Jackson Parish to authorize the levy of a special tax, as well, as approving Parish Boards and Commissions Appointments, the 2023 Holiday Schedule and 2023 Regular Jury Meeting Schedule.
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