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|Police Jury begins new term|
The Concordia Parish Police Jury began a new term during its first meeting of 2008 Monday night, welcomed one new member and re-elected officers.
Jerry Beatty of District 4A in Ferriday, who defeated incumbent Cathy Darden in last fall's run-off election, is the only new Jury member. He joins veteran jurors Carey Cook, Joe Parker, Willie Dunbar, Randy Temple, Whest Shirley, Melvin Ferrington, Jimmy Jernigan and Red Tiffee.
Clerk of Court Clyde Ray Webber administered the oaths of office to the jurors.
Ferrington was re-elected as Jury president and Tiffee as vice-president. Hazel Dickson is the secretary, replacing Russell Wagoner, who resigned in December to enter the ministry full-time.
"Thank you for another term," Ferrington said, after his re-election as president. "It's a great honor. The last four years as president were a learning experience for me."
He said the Jury has been doing a good job staying within its budget while at the same time building and reworking roads, and buying new equipment.
He welcomed Beatty on board. Beatty said he planned to "work hard" as a juror.
The Jury voted Monday night to relocate the Registrar of Voters office to the bottom floor of the courthouse and move the Indigent Defender Board's (IDB) office to the Registrar's office upstairs.
Derrick Carson, who heads up the IDB, had requested that his office remain downstairs due to confidentially concerns for his clients.
Temple, Finance Committee chairman, said after meeting with department heads the committee recommended that the office switch be made.
A key concern, he said, was providing adequate space for parish voters in the Registrar's office.
The Jury will also use a $22,000 grant to finance office space expansion downstairs for the Registrar and use Jury funds to provide what remodeling work may be necessary for the IDB office upstairs.
The Jury approved the relocation of both offices on a 8-1 vote with Parker casting the dissenting vote.
In other business, the Jury:
• Voted to advertise for two tractors to operate mowers and for a trailer mounted asphalt distributor.
• Agreed to purchase a truck under state contract from Orleans Dodge for the maintenance unit.
• Voted to pay Foley & Judell, L.L.P., $287 for alcohol election expenses.
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