Monday night (August 6th) the Red River Parish Police Jury met in regular session. Agenda items included taxes, appointments and employee recognition.
Two appointments were made. On a motion by John Moore, John Perkins was nominated to the parish Port Commission. The motion passed. And the contract for the parish jail nurse was renewed. Dana Moseley’s contract was extended to August 31, 2019.
The jury approved the upcoming Board of Review date of September 6th. It will be held on the third floor of the courthouse in the police jury room at 6:30.
This year the IV district meeting will be held in Desoto parish August 21st. Red River will host the 2019 meeting. Jurors discussed possible dates and locations. The jury decided to hold that meeting on August 23rd so that the date could be announced at the district meeting this year.
Each year the police jury holds an appreciation dinner for employees. Juror William Brown suggested it be held October 18th at Grand Bayou at 6:00 pm. The availability of the facilities on that date will be checked and will be finalized at the September meeting.
A couple of months ago, school Superintendent Alison Hughes offered the Springville Education Center campus to the police jury in two years when it will no longer be used by the school system. Monday night the jury heard from Vice President Ben Taylor that the project is not affordable. Taylor said, “Too much to get into it. I am afraid it will be too costly. Plans we had looked at seem to indicate it would be a greater headache than the amount of money we could get from renting it or using it.”
And the jury changed the date of the September meeting. The regular meeting date falls on Labor Day this year, therefore the jury voted to meet in September on the first Thursday or September 6th.