Police Jury Meeting Notes: August 14, 2023

Posted: Aug 17, 2023, 5:17 PM

Parish residents who may still have debris from the severe storms that hit the area in mid-June will have until September 1 to report locations to the parish highway department for removal.

"We're still doing a lot of picking up from people who are bringing what they've cleared to our right-of-way," highway department superintendent Kevin Gay said Wednesday during the parish police jury meeting. "We could have everything that's out there now picked up by the end of the week."

Jury members suggested setting the September 1 deadline to give residents the additional time to complete gathering debris for removal.

Two contractors employed by the police jury to help remove debris have completed their task, but Gay said smaller quantities in some areas of the parish remain to be removed.

Also during Wednesday's meeting, police jury members:

  • Approved a Quietus on the 2022 tax roll.
  • Approved application of Coyle Engineering Co., Inc., to the Benton-Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission for a zoning amendment to change the zoning classification of a tract of land being 8.94 acres, more or less, located in Section 23, Township 20 North, Range 13 West, Bossier Parish, LA, from R-A, Residence Agriculture District, to B-3, Community and Central Business District, for a proposed storage facility; generally located at 1196 and 1198 Highway 162, East of American Freedom Storage. (This matter was tabled on August 2, 2023.)
  • Approved plat of the proposed development of Arthur Graham subdivision, located in Section 25, Township 22 North, Range 14 West, Bossier Parish; located off Dutch John Road.
  • Scheduled a public hearing on September 20, 2023, to consider amending Chapter 94, Article I, of the Bossier Parish Code of Ordinances “Roads and Bridges,” to amend Section 94-11 “No Thru Traffic, Local Traffic Only and No Trucks” regulations on certain roads and/or subdivision streets, Subsection 94-11(a) and 94-11(c) to add East Pointe Drive; and providing penalties for the violations thereof.
  • Scheduled a public hearing on September 20, 2023, to consider approval of the plat of the proposed development of Derbe Lane Estates subdivision, located in Section 26, Township 21 North, Range 13 West, Bossier Parish; located off Butler Hill Road.
  • Accepted reports on meetings of the Rural Development Committee and the Road/Subdivision Regulations Committee.
  • Tabled until review by the parish attorney a Transfer Deed/Donation from the Bossier Parish Police Jury to the City of Bossier City of property located at 1200 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Tax Assessment No. 148936, Parcel 1813343B, for the purpose of maintenance of a water tower, with the police jury reserving all oil, gas, and mineral rights. (This matter was tabled on August 2, 2023.)
  • Adopted an ordinance in connection with regulations promulgated on June 21, 2023, for parish regulations for Solar Farms in Bossier Parish; and lifted the six-month moratorium issued on March 1, 2023, per Ordinance No. 4937.
  • Approved a request to amend the 2023 Bossier Parish beer license for Swamp Daddy, LLC, 104 Bills Lane, Haughton, approved on December 17, 2022, to include liquor as allowed per a special election held in the Parish of Bossier, State of Louisiana, on Saturday, April 24, 2021, for Police Jury District 1.
  • Approved Change Order No. 1 for Penal Farm test water wells.
  • Approved Change Order No. 1 for Project No. 2023-120, 2023 parish road improvements, and authorize the execution of documents.
  • Approved Amendment No. 1 to the contract between the Bossier Parish Police Jury and Carlisle Thompson, LLC, for Disaster Recovery and Emergency Planning Services, RFP No. 2020-116.
  • Approved an Intergovernmental Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between and among the City of Bossier City and the Bossier Parish Police Jury in connection with the Parish providing a State-approved location for the staging and open burning of vegetative debris caused by the June 16, 2023, storm event.
  • Agreed to authorize picking up stray dogs in the parish based on complaints only.