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|Sewer issues top Police Jury agenda|
The Concordia Parish Police Jury has declared an emergency on two roads and gave a contractor until August 8 to perform the repair work.
Portions of the Moose Lodge Road and Eagle Road were damaged during work on a sewer project. Farmerville contractor Don Barron is responsible for the road repair work, according to the Jury.
In other business, the Jury accepted the low bid of Walker & Wells of Tallulah for the Garden Drive Lift Station. Walker & Wells bid $46,310.
A $72,000 L-Gap grant was received for the project. The leftover funds can be used for other work related to the sewer system.
In other business, the Jury:
• Appointed George Ashley to the Concordia Parish Sewer District Board to replace Harry Greer.
• Approved the Airport Authority request for telephone service.
• Approved an alcohol permit for Thomas E. Bell, Lake St. John Grocery, 6179 Hwy. 568, Ferriday, for Class A Beer and Liquor.
• Approved paying travel expenses for the Jury payroll clerk and bookkeeper to attend a retirement system training session on October 7 in Baton Rouge.
• Approved payment of $7,318.80 to Bryant Hammet & Associates for services rendered for the Garden Drive Lift Station Project.
• Accepted the resignation of Edgar W. Jones from the Concordia Parish Water District No. 1 Board. Jones, appointed to the board by Gov. John J. McKeithen in 1966, has served for the past 42 years.
• Voted to request Kisatchie-Delta to write a grant for health unit renovations.
• 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.
• Met in executive session to discuss litigation.
• Voted to pay legal fees totaling $9,445.27 to Davenport, Files & Kelly, the attorneys hired to handled the Jury's lawsuit against Blain Companies over Phase 1 road construction.
• Heard from Triston Knoll, a candidate for the Third Circuit Court of Appeal.
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