Parish waste contract goes to Monroe company

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, August 28, 2012

VIDALIA — The Concordia Parish Police Jury awarded a five-year waste collection and disposal contract to a Monroe company at the jury’s Monday meeting.

Waste Connections, which purchased Diamond Disposal and its facility in Ferriday, received the $37,500 per month contract.

The jury voted in May to transfer Diamond Disposal’s contract to Waste Connections.

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Police Juror Willie Dunbar said he wanted to make sure residents knew the contract stipulated a set schedule for collection times. Dunbar said he had gotten some calls from residents that their trash was being collected early.

Juror Joe Parker said the contract states collection cannot start before 7 a.m. or continue after 8 p.m.

In other news from the meeting:

• Police Juror Randy Temple asked that the parish maintenance crew be alerted that it may be needed to clear any storm damage that may occur as Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way through the area.

• The jury approved a $29,000 payment to Silas Simmons LLP, an accounting firm in Natchez, for the 2011 audit.

• The jury approved a $1,307 payment to Jordan, Kaiser & Sessions for work on John Williamson Road bridge rights-of-way.

• The jury adopted a resolution to purchase a compact excavator and compact loader with the parish’s 2012-2013 Local Government Assistance Program funds.

• The jury approved the purchase of a new server for approximately $3,100 for the police jury office.

• The jury approved an occupational license for DS Laravia Properties for DSL Fire Arms on 173 Field Road in Ferriday.

• The jury reappointed Bobby Sheppard, Jerry King and Jack Crane to six-year terms on the Concordia Communications District Board.