July Webster Parish Police Jury Meeting Recap
Written by Mark Chreene on July 7, 2021
It was a routine meeting Tuesday for the Webster Parish Police Jury, with one big item on the agenda. The Jury, Tuesday, voted to declare the Webster Parish Landfill and expansion area as surplus and receive sealed bids on the sale of the property with a minimum bid set at $10 million. The 25-year lease is set to expire on the landfill this year. In other business taken by the Jury on Tuesday:
- Approved the recommendation of the Webster Parish Registrar of Voters to employ the services of Doug Mitchell with North Delta Regional Planning & Development for the 2021 redistricting of the Parish.
- Approved Scott Sharpe to the Minden Fire Protection District #10, to fill the unexpired term of Daniel Davidson, who was promoted to Fire Chief, with a term ending 12/31/21.
The Jury heard from Savannah Jones with the Webster Parish LIbrary, who reported that they have been working on an app for the Library that is expected to be live on September 2nd. Jones said that they have been working on repurposing space in the main branch to accommodate for the number of requests for meeting space. Other updates from Jones included the relaunching the genealogy club, color copiers at the smaller branches, credit card machines at the main branch, and the starting of an archival project parish-wide.
Brian Williams with Homeland Security/Office of Emergency Preparedness reported that there were 110 new cases of Covid in the parish for June, which was up from May. However, the positivity rate remains at 2.8%. Williams also said that no FEMA funds will be available for the May tornado damage in Minden, due to the damage threshold not being met.
The next meeting of the Webster Parish Police Jury is set for Tuesday, August 3rd.