Last night’s meeting of the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 was relatively short and uneventful. It lasted a total of 40 minutes, including the 25 minutes in executive session.
The board unanimously approved designation of Acting Chief Donnie Watson as the representative on the <Lincoln Parish Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Commission. That agency operates a system of communication and data sharing between the member agencies: the fire district, tax assessor, sheriff, City of Ruston, 911 commission, clerk of court, school board, and the police jury.
During reports, Finance Committee Chairman Bart Dugdale said that he would call a meeting next month of his committee to begin work on the 2015 budget. By that time, he said, there would be three full quarters of financial data from 2014 with which to work.
After the executive session, Board Chair Richard Aillet said they discussed the ongoing litigation with former Chief Dennis Ford, and took no action in the meeting.
Said Aillet, “The Board of Commissioners was simply made aware of the lawsuit filed by Dennis Ford. No action was taken while in executive session.”