Police jurors request residents help them with littering problem

Published 12:04 pm Wednesday, November 14, 2012

VIDALIA — The Concordia Parish Police Jury is asking residents to help the parish catch litterbugs on Moose Lodge Extension.

Juror Willie Dunbar brought the littering concern to the jury’s attention at its Tuesday meeting, and the jury decided to ask residents to report the license plate numbers of litterers to the police jury or Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

“It’s a never-ending thing at the same spot (on Moose Lodge Extension),” Police Jury President Melvin Ferrington said Wednesday. “People are dumping trash out there pretty much every week.”

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In other news from the meeting:

-The police jury discussed the purchase of toilets, paint, paint supplies and lighting fixtures for the parish jail, which will more than likely cost approximately $10,000.

Ferrington said the jail is in need of more lighting and a new coat of paint.

“It’s been a long time since we have done anything inside the jail,” he said.

-The police jury passed an ordinance declaring it illegal to trap, hunt, shoot or molest any bird or take the contents of any birds’ nests inside the Bayou Memorial Park Bird Sanctuary.

-The jury approved the payments of $2,319 and $7,085 to Jordan, Kaiser & Sessions for the Airport Road reconstruction project and a statewide flood control ad drainage study, respectively.

-The jury approved a $73,472 payment to Camo Construction for the Airport Road reconstruction project.

-The jury reappointed Betty Jo Bragg to the Concordia Parish Library Board for another five-year term.