Webster Parish Police Jury calls for special election, approves bid

The Webster Parish Police Jury, in a special meeting, called for a special election to fill the vacancy for constable in Justice of the Peace District 1.

No one qualified for the position in the October election and it has yet to be filled. The district covers the Shongaloo area.

“It’s the Shongaloo area,” Secretary Treasurer Ronda Carnahan said. “It’s from the Arkansas line to Couchwood east of Dorcheat.”

In other business, the police jury approved the low bid of $1,000,161 from RRAC Contractors to renovate the HVAC systems at the Webster Parish Courthouse.

They also approved a resolution to apply for Louisiana Government Assistance Program funds for the following:

  • Union Grove Water System to replace old water service mains on William Brown Road for $18,000.
  • Germantown Water System to replace 3,000 feet of 4-inch water mains for $30,000.
  • Stateline Waterworks to upgrade the booster plant for $30,000.

The police jury also approved the budget for the North Louisiana Crime Lab as presented as well as $230 of municipality funding from District 11 to purchase a bucket for an excavator, and the remaining balance will go towards the purchase of a lawnmower.

The next meeting of the police jury meeting will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 11, in the police jury meeting room on the second floor of the Webster Parish Courthouse. No committee meetings will take place that day. Newly elected jurors Bernard Hudson, Nick Cox and Dustin Moseley, as well as jurors unopposed will be sworn in on that day.

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