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February 26, 2020

Parish Council Approves Acquisition of Landfill From Bogalusa

Following Public Hearings on two matters, the Washington Parish Council on Monday evening
(February 24, 2020) addressed their Agenda.

First was the introduction of Henry and Patricia Harrison, the Krewe of Pepe Parade King and Queen. They and Johnny Passman reported on the growing Mardi Gras activities associated with the 43 year old Krewe of Pepe. See the video beginning at 4:10.

Later, Washington Parish President Richard Ned Thomas read a proclamation appointing March 8, 2020 as Realtors Appreciation Day and made the presentation to  Councilwoman and local realtor Kim Wagner. See the video beginning at 23:40.

Washington Parish Librarian Al Barron provided an update on the Angie Branch project. The project will establish the branch at the intersection of Hwys. 438 and 21. A bid received to build the branch is expected to be rejected and will be re-bid in hopes of a lower bid. See the video beginning at 18:15.

The Council also
  • Approved an Ordinance to abandon 0.52 miles of Mitch Road Parish Road 
  • Approved an Ordinance authorizing the termination of the Choctaw Road Landfill Joint Venture, acquiring the undivided 41.9% interest of the City of Bogalusa in the landfill, and entering into a mutually-beneficial agreement with the City of Bogalusa for disposal of residential solid waste. The action follows approval by the Bogalusa Council of a companion Ordinance. See the video beginning at 12:20
  • Approved a Resolution that will assist the Town of Franklinton with skilled labor and mechanized equipment towards driveway, parking area, road rehabilitation, drainage and flood control
  • Approved a Resolution returning Oliver Road to the Washington Parish Road System Maintenance List
President Thomas and his staff provided their reports. In addition to the Realtor Appreciation Day proclamation, Thomas provided information about a Northshore Technical Community College program and advised of improvements by the Parish at the Bogue Chitto State Park. See the video beginning at 27:30 for more on the President's report

Following Council Discussions (beginning at 36:35), the meeting adjourned.

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