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|Police Jury talks continue on old courthouse roof, Doty Road Center|
The Concordia Parish Police Jury agreed Monday night to seek additional quotes for a new roof on the old courthouse in Vidalia and delayed action on whether to pull out of a lease on the Doty Road Center in Ferriday.
Both issues were discussed by jurors at a meeting two weeks ago and will be on the agenda again in two weeks.
"The bottom line is that we may have to pay for the old courthouse roof out of the general fund," said Finance Committee Chairman Randy Temple. "We have the reserve to pay for it."
Since the roof work will cost less than $100,000, the Jury by law can seek quotes for the project without going through the bid process. The Jury has received one quote from Dixie Roofing but will seek other quotes during the next few days.
The Concordia Parish Library is waiting for the work to be done before it begins an estimated $250,000 project to renovate two rooms in the old courthouse -- one as a computer lab and the other as a conference room, which will be open to the public.
Before beginning the work, Library Director Amanda Taylor said the Library Board wants the Jury to do maintenance on the roof that will benefit all of the agencies who occupy the building.
Jury President Melvin Ferrington said it appears the Jury will not be able to get a grant for the project.
"The roof definitely needs fixing and we've got to do it," he said. "Naturally the library doesn't want to spend any money until that roof is fixed."
In other business, Dist. Atty. Brad Burget said he was continuing to research a lease agreement between the Jury, the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office and the owners of the Doty Road Center property in Ferriday.
"There are a lot of legal issues that we're working through," he said.
Ferrington said the Jury has not signed a lease agreement since 1994.
"We're suppose to sign a lease agreement every 10 years over a 30-year period but for some reason the lease hasn't been renewed since 1994," said Ferrington, although the contract called for a new lease signing in 2004.
The lease designates management of the center to the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office (CPSO). CPSO agreed to hold the Jury harmless for any liability involving the center's operations and to provide a commissioned deputy for any function held at the facility at the expense of CPSO or the organization holding the function.
The Jury agreed to pay telephone costs, utilities in excess of $100 and to provide maintenance. Ferrington estimated that operation of the center costs the Jury from $15,000 to $20,000 annually.
The property owner is Concordia Homecoming Corporation of Ferriday, Ferrington said, and Patricia O. Bush is listed on the contract as the company's representative and authorized agent.
In business, the Jury:
-- Agreed to provide street work for Ridgecrest if the town agrees to supply the material, pay labor costs and hold the Jury harmless.
-- Denied a request from the School Board to build a road off Westside Drive. Ferrington said the Jury didn't have a right-of-way for the work, but would consider the project if the School Board obtains the right-of-way and provides the material.
-- Appointed juror Randy Temple to the Kisatchie Delta Board of Directors.
- Agreed to pay dues of $15 for 2009 to the Organization of Parish Administrative Officials.
-- Agreed to pay $15,000 to Bryant Hammett and Associates for the Louisiana Planning Pilot Grant Program.
-- Approved occupational licenses for Goldman Equipment Company, LLC, 503 Lake Dr., Ferriday; and Cory Fortenberry, Bright Eyes Headlight Restoration, 414 Forest Rd., Vidalia.
-- Agreed to pay Police Jury Association dues for 2009 totaling $6,400.
-- Approved Riverland Medical Center's request to seek a $500,000 line of credit.
-- Approved transfers of $1,455 from the Highway Maintenance Fund to the General Fund, $3,350 from the Drainage Maintenance Fund to the General Fund, $1,585 from the Solid Waste Fund to the General Fund, $5,025 from the Sales Tax Fund to the General Fund, $5,000 from the General Fund to the Criminal Court Fund and $45,000 from the Sales Tax Fund to the Solid Waste Fund.
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