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OPPJ Last Night

04/22/2014

Perhaps the most newsworthy occurrence at last night’s meeting of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury (OPPJ) was who attended.

Present was City of Monroe Interim Engineer Kim Golden. Golden is a former police juror from District E. Presumably, she was there to answer questions about the city’s acquisition of right-of-way from the parish. That property is to be used to enhance the Ticheli Road entrance of the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo.

We cannot recall ever seeing the Monroe City Engineer at an OPPJ meeting in the five years we’ve covered the body.

Also at the meeting was another Jamie Mayo acolyte, Monroe Chamber of Government President Sue Nicholson.

Perhaps Mayo plans to involve himself in next year’s police jury races, and has his scouts out keeping tabs on things.

The jury had a relatively short meeting, approving a request from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO) Tax Division for an appropriation to buy new computers. About 40% of the $10 thousand required will come from the police jury, with the balance coming from other taxing entities in the parish.

Also, District D’s Ollibeth Reddix asked the public works department to see if anything could be done to help drainage at the J. S. Clark Cemetery.

Ouachita Parish Police Jury Monday

04/20/2014

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury (OPPJ) will meet Monday, April 21, 5:30 PM, Ouachita Parish Court House, second floor.

Here is the agenda.

Ouachita Parish Police Jury Monday

04/06/2014

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury (OPPJ) will meet Monday, April 7, 5:30 PM, Ouachita Parish Court House, second floor.

Here is the agenda.

Ouachita Parish Police Jury Monday

03/16/2014

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury (OPPJ) will meet Monday, March 17, 5:30 PM, Ouachita Parish Court House, second floor.

Here is the agenda.

Ouachita Parish Police Jury Monday

03/02/2014

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury (OPPJ) will meet Monday, March 3, 5:30 PM, Ouachita Parish Court House, second floor.

Here is the agenda.

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Cashiered Monroe City Judge Up For Promotion?

02/26/2014

A sitting Monroe City Court Judge who was once removed from office may be the handpicked candidate of the Ouachita Parish political/legal “combine” to replace Fourth Judicial (Morehouse, Ouachita Parishes) District Division H Judge Benjamin Jones, who is reportedly retiring at the end of his current term late this year.

Larry Jefferson has been tagged for the promotion, sources are telling Lincoln Parish News Online (LPNO).

In 1999, the Louisiana Supreme Court removed Jefferson from office for engaging in “conduct that was prejudicial to the administration of justice that brings the judicial office into disrepute.”

See here the document.

However, Jefferson subsequently ran again for the office and was elected.

Jones is either at or near the mandatory retirement age (70) for judges.

Ouachita Parish Police Jury Tuesday

02/16/2014

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury (OPPJ) will meet Tuesday, February 18, 5:30 PM, Ouachita Parish Court House, second floor.

Here is the agenda.

Ouachita Parish Police Jury Monday

02/02/2014

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury (OPPJ) will meet Monday, February 3, 5:30 PM, Ouachita Parish Court House, second floor.

Here is the agenda.

OPPJ Calls Tax Elections for May

01/22/2014

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury (OPPJ) voted unanimously at last night’s meeting to call a Saturday, May 3 election to re-impose two ad valorem (property) taxes that are about to expire.

The voters will be asked to approve a 2.90 mil tax rate to support operation of the Green Oaks Juvenile Detention Center, and a 7.64 mil rate for the Ouachita Parish Public Library.

While both entities are presently authorized to collect at the same rate as is proposed in the new election call, they are now levying at a slightly lower rate – 2.64 and 7.47 mils, respectively. That rate was set at the 9/16/13 meeting of the jury.

In other business, Parish Fire Chief Pat Hemphill noted the area’s dry conditions, and said that a burn ban may need to be implemented in the near future.

Ouachita Parish Police Jury Tuesday

01/19/2014

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury (OPPJ) will meet Tuesday, January 21, 5:30 PM, Ouachita Parish Court House, second floor.

Here is the agenda.


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