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Police Jury Meeting Notes: October 7, 2020

10/08/2020

Residents of one rural area of Bossier Parish will soon have access to broadband Internet services after a unanimous vote Wednesday by the Bossier Parish Police Jury.

Members agreed to grant approval of an application by US WiFi, a Monroe-based company, for a 150-foot unmanned wireless internet pole located on property just off Linton Cutoff Rd.

Jury member Philip Rodgers, chairman of the panel’s new broadband study committee, said a meeting with US WiFi officials will be scheduled as soon as possible to confirm details of the plan to bring Internet to rural residents.

Wednesday’s vote cleared the way for future discussions with US WiFi on plans to install equipment on towers that would bring broadband services to all rural areas of the parish.

In other business during Wednesday’s meeting, police jury members:

  • Approved annual plan for the Section 8 housing program.
  • Approved the application of Joe E. Ford, Jr., to the Bossier City-Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission, for a zoning amendment to change the zoning classification of a certain tract of land being 3.455 acres, more or less, from R-A, Residence-Agricultural District, to B-1, Business, Commercial Office District, for a proposed office complex.
  • Approved the application of Ryan Estess, Raley and Associates, Inc., to the Benton-Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission for a zoning amendment to change the zoning classification of a certain tract of land being 33.161 acres, from R-A, Residence-Agricultural District, to B-1, Transition Business District, for a proposed North Bossier Corporate Park.
  • Approved the plat of the proposed development of Duckwater Landing subdivision, Unit No. 1.
  • Approved adoption of ordinances amending Chapter 110, Section 98(a) “Subdivisions” and Chapter 42 “Emergency Services” of the Bossier Parish Code of Ordinances to add “Electronic Access for Law Enforcement, Fire and Medical Responders” for gated communities and gated commercial premises.
  • Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider adoption of an ordinance amending Chapter 94 “Commercial Vehicle Enforcement”, Section 94-10(b)(9) “Annual Permits”, of the Bossier Parish Code of Ordinances, to add subsection (h) “Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Permits (ART).”
  • Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider adoption of an ordinance amending Chapter 94, Section 10 “Commercial Vehicle Enforcement”, Section 94-10(b)(16) “BPPJCVEU 53” of the Bossier Parish Code of Ordinances, to add subsection (d) to adopt the Federal Bridge Formula for the parish of Bossier.
  • Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider the application of the Haughton Metropolitan Planning Commission to adopt the Unified Development Code.
  • Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider the application of the Bossier City-Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission requesting the review and approval of the Highway 80 Corridor Overlay District.
  • Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider the application of Ryan Estess, Raley and Associates, Inc., to the Bossier City-Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission, for a zoning amendment to change the zoning classification of a certain tract of land being 9.932 acres, more or less, from R-LD, Residential Low Density District, to B-1, Business, Commercial Office District. (corner of Swan Lake Road and Duckwater Landing.)
  • Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider the application of Bayou Spirits and Bistreaux to Geaux for a conditional use approval for the sale of high and low content alcohol for off-premise consumption located at 5520 Airline Drive, a proposed packaged liquor store with frozen prepackaged food sales.
  • Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider the plat of the proposed development of Clarke subdivision, being a resubdivision of Lot 3, Lawrence Lands subdivision, and Lot 2, Perkins Estates subdivision.
  • Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider the minor plat for Lucky Family Mission, Inc.
  • Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider the minor plat for Dream Chaser Maker, LLC.
  • Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider the plat of the proposed development of Red Point subdivision, Unit No. 2, being a resubdivision of Lot 3, Red Point subdivision.
  • Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider the site plan for the proposed Dollar General subdivision.
  • Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider the application of Jason Lillo to the Benton-Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission, for a planning approval for a 255-foot self-support tower with a 10-foot lightning rod, located at 223 Linton Road, Benton.
  • Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider approval of the plat of the proposed development of Pelican Pointe subdivision, Unit No. 1, being a portion of Lots 5 and 6, Williams subdivision.
  • Consider scheduling a public hearing on November 18 to consider approval of the plat of the proposed development of Fairburn subdivision, Unit No. 5, being a resubdivision of Lot 2, Fairburn subdivision, Unit No. 4.
  • Accepted a report on the meeting of the Road/Subdivision Regulations Committee.
  • Accepted a report on the meeting of the Consolidated Waterworks/Sewerage District No. 1 Board of Appeals.
  • Approved applications for renewal of Bossier Parish beer/liquor licenses for 2021, approved by the Sheriff and the health department.
  • Approved applications for renewal of Bossier Parish beer/liquor licenses for 2021, subject to approval by the health department, approved by the Sheriff’s Department.
  • Appointed Bob Brotherton and Doug Rimmer to the Library Board of Control.
  • Approved the interim appointment of Robert Harvey Wright to the Bossier Parish Constable District 1 to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of  E.T. “Scooter” Rushing.
  • Consider the interim appointment of David D. Hamm to the Bossier Parish Constable District 5 to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Hector Echegoyen.
  • Adopted an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 4778, previously approved on July 15 to correct typographical errors.
  • Approved certificate of substantial completion for Project No. 2020-101, Glendale Lane Street improvements, Phase II.
  • Accepted streets and drainage in Jamestowne subdivision, Unit No. 4, into the parish road system for permanent maintenance (concrete). 
  • Accepted streets and drainage in Jamestowne subdivision, Unit No. 4, into the parish road system for permanent maintenance (asphalt).
  • Approved a transfer deed/donation from the Bossier Parish Police Jury to the city of Bossier City for an existing lift station, located on a 0.010 acre, or 442.7 square feet, tract of land on Viking Drive.
  • Approved supplement No. 1 of Denmon Engineering for engineering services for the Palmetto Road widening-Phase II project.
  • Approved proposal of Professional Service Industries, Inc., for providing material testing for Palmetto Road widening-Phase II project.
  • Approved a request for a variance of parish regulations to allow a home to be built below the road surface level at 1566 Wafer Road, Haughton.
  • Consider a request for a variance of parish regulations to allow a home to be built below the road surface level at 2014 Chelsea Road, Benton.
  • Consider approval of a standard form of agreement between Consolidated Waterworks/Sewerage District No. 1 of the  Parish of Bossier and Denmon Engineering Company, Inc., for design and construction of wastewater collection system-expansion of north sewer system and expansion of Highway 80 East sewer system.

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