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why waste time with that, as if…………why take pictures. did you not see the pictures that were posted on this blog of toj workers and equipment being used for the river church camp at Caney Lake State Park…….you could take a picture of the hand in the cookie jar and you aint going to get nothing……get over it.
Chief Horton already ran the sunday meeting plates and confronted Ms.Holland. She said it was a church group and they paid for the use of the room. Said it was documented and would show the administrator.
Ms. Holland no longer is in office, though. Besides, the FA still has to approve anything concerning the Town Hall before it is done. The question is, did he? If not, it is still not legal according to the judge’s ruling.
Go back and look at No. 3 that was ordered by the judge in the judgment of July 24th: “No expenditures will be made without the written approval of the fiscal adminstrator.” What part of “No” does the mayor not understand?
Wonder what time church starts? At 11:00 this morning there were only 6 cars in front of library and 2 parked in the back. Is the congregation shrinking because of everything and does one have to rent the library?
The recipient entity’s full legal name: Greater North Louisiana Community Development Corporation
The recipient entity’s physical address:
160 Industrial Drive
Jonesboro, LA 71251
The recipient entity’s mailing address (if different):
PO Box 460
JOnesboro, La 71251
Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation): Non-Profit Corporation
If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
Herbert Simmons, Jr.
Janice M. Simmons
The last four digits of the entity’s taxpayer ID number: 2384
What is the dollar amount of the request? $1,205,000
What type of request is this? Both
Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State? Yes
Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity’s governing board and officers:
Herbert Simmons, Jr., Board Chairman/President
155 Kennecot Lane, Jonesboro, LA 71251
Rev. J.P. Stephend, Vice President
1642 Winnfield Rd, West Monroe, LA 71292
Inell Flowers, Secretary
700 Patch St, Winnfield, LA 71484
Mervin Harmon, Treasurer
242 Oklahoma St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Mr. Ken Filardo, board member
3716 Hwy 165, Quitman, LA 71268
Ms. Addie Stringer, Brd member
1301 Leon Dr, Jonesboro, LA 71251
Janice M. Simmons, Executive Director/CEO
155 Kennecot Lane, Jonesboro, LA 71251
Mr. Earnest Miles, Board member
180 Carver St, Grambling, LA 71245
Provide a summary of the project or program:
Bridging the Opportunity Gap through Arts (BOGA)
Greater North Louisiana CDC (GNLCDC) recently (2008)was successful in having the old Palace Theater located in downtown Jonesboro declared a historic site. Plans are underway to utilize this facility to establish a viable, meaningful arts programs in Jonesboro and Jackson Parish. The theater which was constructed in 1929, while is structurally sound, is in need of major renovations to maintain the historic value while updating the technology to state of the art. The plans call for establishing a community theater and choir, featuring old movies, attracting traveling shows to stop in Jonesboro, an after school arts program and promotion of educational arts programming in general. The theater will offer a full range of programs in both visual and pereforming arts.
Renovations to the theater will include items such as new roof, complete overhaul of the interior to update the facility to meet state and local building codes, the exterior will receive a face lift in keeping with requirements for historic preservation.
This project is highly supported by local town people, office of the mayor and other local elected officials, and the Jackson Parish community at-large.
The facility is alledged to have been visited by the late Gov. Jimmy Davis who was from Jackson Parish,and is just one of the reasons we are seeking to have this facility restored to prominence as another major attraction for Jackson parish.
What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,000
Professional Services. . . $50,000
Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $150,000
Major Repairs . . . . . . . $950,000
Operating Services. . . . $20,000
Other Charges. . . . . . . $0
Some one living off grants provided by the government would need the grants to keep coming in the door or the bank account.
If my salary was strictly made by “administrating” grant funds, I sure would be looking for a way to keep making a living.
Some folks live extremely high on the hog by grants.
Million dollars to renovated a shuttered old moving theater so folks can have a place to gather in Jonesboro for some opportunities.
Sounds just like a government dream to me.
Always interesting to see that Janice Simmons’s father is the keeper of the money. He is a retired school bus driver from Lafayette
…never lived in Jackson Parish and for him to spend his energy looking out for the good folks of Jackson Parish sure is something!
Guess if my daddy was in control of the money, I, too, would be in control of the money perhaps just behind the scenes….. the love of money might be the bond that holds some families together…..and if your parents do not believe you and your works, who would.
If this project is highly supported by individuals, name some of them, please. We want to know to whom you are referring. Do they know they are supporting the project; or, is this conjecture on your part?
Will not hold my breath on this project ever being brought to fruition. Only benefit will be to those on the payroll for the project.
Everything………casper………………..”Is there a reason why there has been no Rodeo in Jonesboro the past two years…The public needs some entertainment other than the Horse and Pony show in city hall and the clown act in the court system”. The question was asked and the information was provided to answer the question about entertainment, can’t you grasp it casper?
Who says the “community at large” supports this project? Has anyone called to get your opinion on it? Surely the state is not going to send a million and a quarter bucks for entertainment to a town that has bankrputed itself in a year and a half and that they mayor claims cannot even afford a police department.
Thank’ you working tax payer for answering my question about the Rodeo subject.So we need a grant to fix up the rodeo grounds? Seems to me livestock eat feed and since Jim Roy Fanny sells feed you would think he would get on the Fanny wagon and GET-ER-DONE.
Imagine entertaining the people of Jonesboro is going to be pretty low on the priority list when compared to the rest of Louisiana’s needs for improved health care, roads, and so many other things. The timing is bad due to the financial situation of the state at the present time.
Don’t see any plans for operating expenses for the proposed renovation after the initial $20,000 is used up. The Town of Jonesboro will not be able to pay for maintenance, upkeep, utilities, and staffing. That is the reason it detriorated in the first place.
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