The Beauregard Parish Police Jury met last night at 6:00 p.m., with committee meetings beginning at 5:15 p.m. All Jurors were present.
Under Public Participation:
The General Beauregard Award for the month of August 2019, was awarded to Auto Zone and accepted by Sean Phalen.
Robert Moreland, candidate for Beauregard Parish Sheriff addressed the Jury regarding his vision for the Parish and his qualifications for the position.
Joel Lambert addressed the Jury briefly to announce the he was sponsoring a Jury candidate Form on August 24, 2019 at 10:oo a.m. in the War Memorial Civic Center. All candidates are invited, it will be run in a debate format followed by questions from the community.
From the Finance Committee, the Jury approved the July 2019 Accounts payable register in the amount of $1,764,799.68 and the payroll register in the amount of $194,765.10. They adopted a resolution to hold an election in Waterworks District #6 on Saturday November 16 to authorize the levy of special tax millage renewal. Adopted a resolution to transfer $600,000 from the Solid Waste Sales Tax Fund to the wards, and to move $300,000 from the Health Unit Fund into the General Fund to help cover Inmate Medical Costs.
From the Road and Bridge Committee, the Jury approved abandonment of 230 of Druella Smith Road that is South of Cordell Ln. They approved increasing the speed limit from 35 mph to 45 mph on all of Seth Cole Road, and approved a request from fire protection district #2 for rock.
From the Legislative Committee the Jury approved the record retention policy.
The Personnel Committee submitted for approval a request to move Dakota Woodard in Road District #4 and Amanda Johnson at the Covered Arena to full time with benefits effective Aug. 4; to appoint Ken Corkran, Larry Labourde and Robert Lonidier to the Gravity Drainage #6 Board, and for Byran McReynolds and Shantel Alleman to join the EELU and Finance & Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committeesn respectively.
The Ways and Means committee asked for the adoption of a resolution supporting the 2020 Census.
In the administrators report, Bryan McReynold requested approval for the July 2019 emergency work orders that totaled $18437.77
All items were unanimously approved.