The Jackson Parish Police Jury accepted Registrar of Voters, Angie Roberts, resignation at their regularly scheduled meeting held on Tuesday at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center.
Jury members also voted to adopt an Opiod Resolution and a Jackson Parish Recreation Board Resolution requesting approval from the State Bond Commission for sale of Limited Tax Bonds not to exceed $1.5 million dollars.
In further action, Jury members: Todd Culpepper (President), Lewis Chatham, Amy Magee, John McCarty, Tarneshala “Niki” Cowans, and Regina Rowe increased the reimbursement to JPPJ employees for a CDL physical examination not to exceed $150.00, approved an overtime day for Solid Waste employees on Saturday, April 8th, and extended the services of Kenneth Folden & Associates for 45 days. Lynn Treadway was absent.
The session opened with Jackson Parish Ambulance Service District (JPASD) Director Aaron Johnson providing an update on what has taken place at the JPSAD.
“We had 3810 responses this past year, which is close to normal of what we see each year,” said Johnson. “We also were able to conduct 13 various teaching endeavors at our new training facility and have expanded our crew area and climate control storage area.
Johnson also stated that he is very pleased with the working relationship that the JPASD and the Jackson Parish School District has
“I think it is awesome that we have had seven students take classes which will be of great benefit to them if they decide to pursue a professional career in EMS once they graduate.”
The Jury followed by approving minutes of the Road Committee which reported the 2023 Revised Maintenance Program showing an increase from $200,000.00 to $300,000.00 and the 2023 Road program increasing from $700,000.00 to $800,000.00.
The minutes of the Parish Clean Up Committee was next to be adopted with Juror Magee offering suggestions for the April 15th Clean Up Day. Permission for Mr. Paul Riley, Parish Engineer, to advertise the 2023 Road Program was then agreed upon.
Following approval of department head and committee reports it was agreed to add a new employee at the Health Unit and Brandon Lamkin was reappointed to another term on the Jackson Parish Recreation Board.
In the first of three addendums to the agenda President Culpepper was granted authority to sign a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Town of Jonesboro in regard to the DOTD Grant and Sidewalk Project. Also agreed upon was health insurance for JPPJ employees to remain the same and a cost of living increase of 2% be granted as well as a company being hired to assist with grinding activities at the Solid Waste Department.
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