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Parish Section 8 Authority submits annual plan


Bossier Parish’s Section 8 Housing Authority has been declared a High Performer according to reports included in the public housing authority’s annual plan submitted to the parish Police Jury.

A High Performer is an authority that owns or manages more than 550-combined public housing units and housing choice vouchers, and designated as high performing on both most recent Public Housing Assessment System and Section 8 Management Assessment Program.

Currently, Bossier Parish has 893 public housing choice vouchers.

Section 8 Director Kennith Starnes presented the annual plan to police jury members during its regular meeting Wednesday. Starnes said the authority’s mission is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment for low-income families.

Also at Wednesday’s meeting, police jury members:

·      Awarded a bid for the purchase of janitorial supplies for a one-year period to the low bidder, Carefree Janitorial of Bossier City.

·      Approved a plat for the proposed development of Redwood Place at Legacy subdivision, unit 10.

·      Scheduled a public hearing for Nov. 15 to consider approval of play for proposed development of KCL subdivision.

·      Scheduled a public hearing Dec. 6 to consider adoption of the 2018 Bossier Parish Police Jury budget

·      Heard a report from the jury’s Health, Water Sanitation and Sewer District committee.

·      Approved the application for a 2017 beer/liquor license at Dixie Mart #33 located at 5315 U.S. Hwy. 80 in Haughton.

·      Adopted resolutions supporting Triton Stone Group New Orleans, LLC, 4910 Hazel Jones Rd., Bossier City, and Sierra Frac Sand LLC, 350 Ballard Rd., Plain Dealing and allowing the companies to receive local benefits of the Enterprise Zone Program.

·      Approved a proposal from Aillet, Fenner, Jolly & McClelland, Inc. for speed limit design and permanent signs for Curtis Sligo Rd.

·      Adopted resolutions addressing the administrative and engineering aspects of the proposed fiscal year 2018-19 Louisiana Development Block Grant Project applications for Merrywood subdivision and Oak Hill Mobile Home Park.

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