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February 11, 2020

Washington Parish Council Holds Productive Meeting

Following a prayer at the beginning of the Washington Parish Council meeting Monday evening (February 10, 2020), the Pledge of Allegiance was led by the Cub Scout Pack 104. The meeting then got down to business.

Two matters, both dealing with Fire District issues, saw the most discussion and comments.
  • Washington Parish Fire District No. 7 was on the agenda for the Council to approve the holding of an election on May 9, 2020 to authorize the levy of a parcel fee. Representatives from the District addressed the Council as to the need for the fee. Parish resident Daryl Peterson questioned the need for the fee and the high cost of holding the election. Following discussion, the matter was postponed. (See video beginning 16:30)
  • Washington Parish Fire District No. 1 was on the agenda for the Council to approve appointments to the District's Board of Directors. A number of residents spoke on the process and nominations. Following discussion, the Council voted to re-appoint Pamela Roberts and Rhelda Tetreau. (See video beginning 40:45; comments continued during Public Participation beginning 1:01)
In other business,
  • Nicolas Crawford with Cub Scout Pack 104 made a presentation, 
  • an ordinance to abandon .52 miles of Mitch Road was introduced and will be considered at the next meeting,
  • an ordinance authorizing the termination of the Choctaw Road Landfill Venture with Bogalusa was introduced and will be considered at the next meeting,
  • approved resolutions of appointment to the Washington Parish Fire District No. 3 Board of Directors and to the Washington Parish Tourism Commission,
  • approved a resolution regarding an intergovernmental agreement to assist the Bogalusa School Board,
  • approved a resolution regarding an intergovernmental agreement to assist the Town of Franklinton,
  • approved a resolution in support of Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller for Region VI Executive Board Member of the Police Jury Association.
Parish President Richard Ned Thomas and his staff provided reports.

Kelvin Brown, a 10-year veteran parish employee, was sworn in as the Washington Parish Enforcement Officer.

Following Council Discussions, the meeting was adjourned.

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