Police Jury Meeting Notes: October 17, 2018

Posted: Oct 17, 2018, 3:34 PM

Anyone in south Bossier Parish who may be wondering where all those vehicles are going just about every weekend should look no further than the police jury’s park and athletic complex on Caplis Sligo Rd.

Warren Saucier, director of parks and recreation for the police jury, told police jury members that the South Bossier facility “ really rocking and rolling. Every weekend we have something going on.”

Saucier said the Midsouth Athletic League of junior football teams occupies three fields each Saturday for games. That league is composed of teams from Bossier City and Shreveport, and from Tyler, Texas and Texarkana.

Sunday sees two fields in use by soccer teams for games, scrimmages and practices. And Saucier said, lacrosse is scheduled to begin this weekend, weather permitting.

South Bossier has also been the location of numerous cross-country meets featuring local and out-of-area squads.

“We’re keeping up with the maintenance at the park and despite the rains the fields are in good condition,” he said. “In fact, the area that is most worn is along the sidelines where the fans gather to watch the games. Crowds are always large.”

Parish Engineer Butch Ford and Director of Public Works Mark Coutee will soon be on the move in the parish to inspect roads, bridges and drainage while preparing the 2021 maintenance and repair program.

Ford reported to the police jury that during heavy rains the past few days parish ditches and drainages were keeping the water flowing.

Police jury members also:

  • Accepted the resignation of Wanda Bennett from the LCDA and appointed Jack “Bump” Skaggs as her replacement.
  • Authorized bids for water well and lines for Consolidated Waterworks/Sewerage Dist. 1.
  • Authorized advertising for bids for annual supplies, asphaltic concrete paving material and tires. Bids will be received Thursday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.
  • Following public hearings, approved the plat of proposed development of Kingston Plantation subdivision, Unit 7, and agreed to abandon Eagle Ridge Pointe subdivision, Unit 1, scheduled a public hearing Dec. 5 to consider adoption of 2019 police jury budget and to consider two applications to the MPC for zoning amendments.
  • Heard and accepted reports from three police jury committees.
  • Accepted a recommendation of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit.
  • Approved the creation of the Bossier Parish Industrial Tax Exemption Program Committee.
  • Approved an encroachment permit from the Bossier Levee District.
  • Adopted a resolution authorizing the police jury to acquire and/or expropriate all parcels, tracts, properties or servitudes for the Oak Hill Mobile Park project, and accepted a proposal from David W. Volentine for appraisal services.
  • Approved a pair of change orders for the Bossier North-South Corridor, Swan Lake Rd. project.
  • Approved proposals of Land & Aquatic Resource Management for environmental services on Willow Chute Bayou drainage improvements; on Swan Lake Rd. at Poole Rd. project; for the Kelli Rd. bridge replacement project.