Watershed Commission approves building of new fishing pier at Ebenezer Park

Beginning on February 15, 2023 construction is expected to begin on a new public access fishing pier for all ages and abilities at Ebenezer Park. The decision to move forward with the project was approved by the Jackson Parish Watershed Commission (JPWC) during their regularly scheduled monthly meeting held on January 19th. Funding for the project that is estimated to cost $26,370.00 is being made possible through  a Jonesboro State Bank Pledge 10 Grant for $20,000 and roughly half of the $12,000.00 Cooperative Endeavor Agreement made with the Jackson Parish Recreation Department. Completion of the pier is expected to be around March 8th, 2023.

In other action board members agreed to re-elect the 2022 JPWC officers for another term with Kent Hightower remaining as President, Gary Joyner as Vice President, Treasurer, and Jimmy Waggoner as Secretary. A building permit for Bryon Perry was also approved. 

The session began with the approval to pay bills and adopt the December meeting minutes as well as board members recieving an update on the ongoing buoy removal project. 

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