Police jury will research grass law

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Tuesday, November 13, 2001

The Natchez Democrat

VIDALIA – During the Concordia Police Jury’s Monday meeting,

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Juror Willie Dunbar and Secretary-Treasurer Russell Wagoner agreed

to research other parishes’ grass cutting ordinances.

Specifically, they will study what other parishes are charging

to cut grass when property owners will not maintain their own

property. At Monday’s meeting, Dunbar suggested raising the fee

for grass cutting from $75 to $200 per lot. As it now stands,

&uot;the people who get these letters (asking them to cut their

grass) still aren’t cutting their grass,&uot; Dunbar said.

But Dunbar said he will bring suggested changes to the parish’s

grass cutting ordinance back to the jury’s next meeting. A date

will then be set for a public hearing.

In addition, the jury voted to:

— Accept a bid of $1,008 from Carpet Sales and Service for

installation of blinds in the Tax Assessor’s Office.

— Reappoint Charlie Sutton and Charlene Barlow to the Concordia

Fire District No. 2 Board and reappoint Oscar Stewart to the Concordia

Parish Airport Board.

— Abandon the northernmost one-eighth of a mile of Maxwell

Road to the Tensas Parish line.

— Send a letter asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to

be responsible for inspecting and maintaining the structure under

the Red River Levee.

— Adopt a resolution asking the Department of Transportation

and Development to continue to conduct local inspections or to

increase funding to parishes by 20 percent.

— Pay $478 to the Catahoula Parish Police Jury for Concordia’s

share of the cost of a recent meeting of Region 8 members of the

Police Jury Association.

— Adopt a resolution expressing sympathy for the death of

Ravelle Hays, wife of longtime Police Jury Association Secretary

Jimmy Hays.