The Town of Jonesboro has asked for, and Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown has agreed to, the use of inmate labor from the Jackson Parish Correctional Center to mow and maintain the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Approved unanimously at last night’s meeting of the town’s board of aldermen was a resolution to enter into an agreement with the JPSO for the service, pending resolution of any legalities that might arise.
District B’s Renee Stringer and Mayor Leslie Thompson both wrote letters asking the JPSO for their help.
See here the correspondence.
During the discussion, the legalities were discussed, along with what help the town could provide in the way of grass trimming equipment.
Alderman-at-large LaStevic Cottonham commended Stringer for taking the lead in helping resolve what has been a controversial issue.
We will have additional reporting later on last night’s meeting.