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|Millage to be called for CCOA|
The Concordia Parish Police Jury agreed to call an election this fall on behalf of the Concordia Council on Aging (CCOA) for voters to consider a four-mill tax.
The tax would enable CCOA to offset skyrocketing costs and increased demand for services to a growing population of 60 and older residents in Concordia Parish.
Guylon Boles and other CCOA board members told jurors during their regular meeting Monday night that the staff has been cut, services reduced and other actions may be necessary due to high fuel costs and other expenses.
In a letter to the Jury, Executive Director Dorothy McDonald said: "With the increase in minimum wage, the high costs of gasoline and the increase cost of food and almost everything else, we do not have enough funds to provide the services we have been able to provide."
She said the transportation program has been "severely curtailed," and the waiting list is growing for home delivered meals, homemaker services, congregate meals and care giver relief services. The fund shortage has also diminished CCOA's ability to provide wellness, medication management and recreational programs at the congregate meal sites.
The Jury is presently checking with election officials to determine when this fall an election can be held.
In other business, the Jury:
• Agreed to clean the Vidalia canal on the north side of Vidalia.
• Voted to buy 48 orange jumpsuits, 48 blankets and 48 sheets for the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office totaling $1,347.36.
• Approved the payment of invoices from Bryant Hammett & Associates for Paul Green, Concordia Park Unit No. 1, $296.88; drainage right-of-way south of Clayton, $524.38; and general work, $3,383.76.
• Approved the payment of invoices to L-64 for spraying, including $100 for ditch behind the Floor Station and $650 for the Ridgecrest Canal.
• Approved an occupational license for Donna Davis Stewart, Diamond K One Stop, 8654 Hwy. 84, Ferriday; and Black River Ventures LLC, Paul's Grocery, 8607 Hwy. 129, Monterey.
• Approved an alcohol permit for Black River Ventures, Monterey, Class B Beer.
• Approved transfers of $45,000 from the Sales Tax Fund to the Solid Waste Fund, $2,000 from the Highway Maintenance Fund to the General Fund and $5,000 from the Drainage Maintenance Fund to the General Fund.
• Rejected a bid of $394,000 from Reagan Builders, Inc., West Monroe, for renovation work at the Concordia Parish Health Unit in Ferriday. The low bid was higher than the $240,000 budgeted for such work in the Jury's capital outlay budget. The Jury will now look at revamping the renovation plans to reduce the cost or seek grant funding to help pay for the work.
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