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Minutes of The Road Committee and Regular Meeting July 5, 2011
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July 5, 2011


MEMBERS PRESENT:   Steve Ramsey, Chairman; Steve Lemmons, Vice-Chairman; Steve Duggan; Jerri Lee;  Bruce Blanton; Daniel Thomas; Vera Davison; C. C. Cox; Jim Bonsall; Charles Odom; Jimmy Thomas; and Charles Walker




Mr. Steve Ramsey called the Road Committee Meeting to order, and Ret. Judge Graydon Kitchens opened with prayer.  Mr. Ramsey then asked for additions to the agenda.


Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to add the following items to the agenda:  #4.  Resolution from Springhill; #5. Benson Road/Blue Run Road intersection; #6.  Sheriff’s agreement for additional litter crew.  Motion carried unanimously.


Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Duggan to set the speed limit on Frye Road to 35 MPH from end to end.  Motion carried unanimously.


Mr. Charles Walker moved, seconded by Mr. Charles Odom to surface with 3-shot using Road District A funding for an estimated cost of $8,000.00.


Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. C. C. Cox to approve a Resolution from the Village of Heflin, pending paperwork, overlay with 1” hot mix at an estimated cost of $11,000.00 using municipality funding any additional cost will be paid by the Village of Heflin.  Motion carried unanimously.


Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Mr. C. C. Cox to approve a Resolution from the City of Springhill to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Police Jury to complete a road project at as cost not to exceed $149,999.00.  The City will provide a listing of the roads to be included in this endeavor prior to work being done.  The Agreement will be approved pending legal review.  Motion carried unanimously.


Mr. Steve Duggan said that he has been approached by residents in the area of the Blue Run Road / Benson Road  intersection requesting that a 4 Way Stop be put at this intersection.  There have been some accidents and it has proven to be a hazardous area, and also to look into getting landowner permission to clear back an area at the intersection for better view.  Mr. Holloway will have the Parish Engineer, Mr. Brad Graff to look at the intersection and present a recommendation.


Concerning the agreement with the Sheriff to provide an additional litter crew, Mr. Jim Bonsall moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve the change in rate of pay from $20.00 per hour to $25.00 per hour pending a meeting with Mr. Odom and the Sheriff.  Motion carried unanimously.



There being no further business to bring before the committee, the meeting adjourned.





Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                Steve Ramsey

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                 Chairman








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July 5, 2011


MEMBERS PRESENT:  Charles Walker, President; Vera Davision, Vice President; Jim Bonsall; Steve Ramsey; Charles Odom; Daniel Thomas; Jerri Lee; Bruce Blanton; C. C. Cox; Steve Lemmons; Jimmy Thomas; and Steve Duggan



PUBLIC HEARING:  To hear comments concerning the abandonment of the J.D. Clayton Road , WP # 27B.  No comments were presented.


PUBLIC HEARING:    To hear comments concerning the adoption of Webster Parish ordinance #1001 – regulating the traffic in the landfill, including speed limits.  No comments were presented.


Mr. Charles Walker, President, called the meeting to order, and asked COL Carl Thompson to open the meeting with prayer, and Mr. Daniel Thomas to lead in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Mr. Walker then asked for additions to the agenda, no additions to the agenda.


Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve the minutes of the June 5, 2011 Road Committee meeting and the June 5, 2011 Regular Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.


Mr. Steve Duggan moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve invoices for payment pending review of the committee.  Motion carried unanimously.


Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Duggan to abandon the J. D. Clayton Road, WP# 27B.  Motion carried unanimously.  Mr. Gary Miller stated that he would construct a fence on the now abandoned J.D. Clayton Road, and provided his contact information for anyone with questions concerning this matter.


The next item is the adoption of Webster Parish Ordinance # 1001- to regulate traffic in the landfill, including g speed limits.  The ordinance was presented for public review a the June 5, 2011 Police Jury Meeting and a Public Hearing was held today.  Mr. Charles Odom moved, seconded by Mr. C. C. Cox to adopt Webster Parish Ordinance # 1001, effective immediately.  Motion carried unanimously.


Item #6 will be heard at a later time. 


Mr. Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Ms Vera Davison to add new items to the listing of adjudicated property for inclusion in the property listing for sealed bid sale and included in the Ordinance regulating the sale.  Motion carried unanimously.



Beverly Hammett                                               Webster Parish Library

Susan Baird                                          Webster Humane Association

Lynn Dorsey                                         Webster Parish Convention and Tourism

Joan Almond                                        Webster Parish Extension Office

COL Carl Thompson                          Camp Minden –LA Military

John Stanley                                         Webster Parish Homeland Security


North Louisiana Economic Partnership, NLAE, Partnership Director Kurt Foreman made a presentation to the Jury. 




Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve the action of the Road Committee Meeting held earlier today.   Motion carried unanimously.



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Mr. Charles Odom commented on the flags down the boulevard in Minden that were placed by the Cadets at Camp Minden YCP.  Mr. Odom thanked COL Thompson for his efforts to have the flags placed in Minden.


Mr. Steve Duggan expressed his appreciation to COL Thompson and the staff at Camp Minden for the program and the Day of Training that was given to the North Webster Football Team.  It was very motivational and well worth the young men’s efforts to attend. 


Mrs. Jerri Lee told the Jury that she had attended the Adult Program provided by the Library.  She stated that it was really interesting and urged more adults to attend the programs provided by the Library.  Mrs. Lee then reported the Regional Meeting for the newly formed Human Services District.  Mrs. Lee said that she was urged by the Board to have the Jury provide the names of 3 additional nominees for the  consideration to the Board of the Regional Human Services District. 




No audience comments were received.


There being no further business to bring before the Jury, the Meeting adjourned.





Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                Charles Walker

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                 President









Abandoned and included in Sealed Bid for Sale by the Webster Parish Police Jury


116604                  Louise Estelle Connor Roge               Frazier Road          Sarepta                  2013

120587                  John W. Strickland                               Hwy 802                                Sarepta                  2013
























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Webster Parish Clerk File#  527449






WHEREAS, Webster Parishhas a sanitary landfill in and on which public and private commercial and personal vehicles enter to deposit authorized materials;

WHEREAS, the hazardous, reckless, or improper operation of those vehicles in and on the landfill presents a hazard to the operators and occupants of those and other vehicles as well as the employees of the contractor operating the landfill for the parish;

WHEREAS,the Webster Parish Police Jury has the authority to regulate traffic and operations in and on the landfill; and

WHEREAS, adopting regulations and speed limits for vehicles in and on the landfill will promote the safety and well-being of occupants of those vehicles, the employees of the contractor which operates the landfill, and the parish employees present at the landfill;

                        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Police Jury of the Parish of Webster, Louisiana, in regular legal session convened, as follows:

SECTION 1.Section 9-43 of  Webster Parish Code of Ordinances is hereby adopted to read as follows:

Sec. 9-43.  Operation of vehicles in landfill site.

(a)   Generally.  Webster Parish owns, operates and maintains sanitary landfills for the disposal of garbage, trash, tires and other refuse, by individual households, nonprofit organizations, school systems, and public agencies, and authorized commercial haulers and commercial users, in accordance with the state department of natural resources, solid waste division. 

(b)   Unlawful operation of vehicles in landfill site. 

1.                    No person shall drive a vehicle on any road or other part of the Webster Parish landfill at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and potential hazards then existing, having due regard for the traffic, the width and conditions of the road or passage, the operations of the landfill and the landfill contractor, and the weather, and in no event at a speed in excess of the maximum speeds established by this section.

2.                    The speed limit of motor vehicles on the landfill roads or within the landfill site shall be 15 miles per hour, and it shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate a motor vehicle in excess of such limits.

3.                    The Webster Parish Police Jury authorizes the operator of the landfill to designate temporary, reasonable and safe maximum speed limits on areas of the landfill that are under construction or in a state such that operation at the normal speed is a hazard to occupants of vehicles and others in the same area,

4.                    No person shall drive or operate a motor vehicle on any area or portion of the landfill where operation of motor vehicles has been restricted or prohibited by signs, tape, barriers, or barricades unless that person is an employee of the parish or the contractor operating the landfill or unless that person has obtained permission from the parish or contractor’s personnel to enter that area.


(c)                   It shall be unlawful for any operator of any vehicle to exceed the provisions of this section. In the event that such operator of a vehicle shall violate the provisions of this section, the operator of the vehicle may be fined up to one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) and costs of court and/or be incarcerated for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days.


                        SECTION 2.  Section 9-43  and each subsection and provision of this ordinance, are hereby declared to be independent divisions and subdivisions and, notwithstanding any other evidence of legislative intent, it is hereby declared to be the controlling legislative intent that if any provisions of this ordinance, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, the remaining sections or provisions and the application of such sections and provisions to any person or circumstances other than those to which it is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby, and it is hereby declared that such sections and provisions are severable and would have been passed independently of such section or provision so known to be invalid.

SECTION 3.                       Any Parish ordinance containing any provision in conflict with any provision of this Ordinance is hereby repealed.

SECTION 4.                       This Ordinance shall become effective immediately upon adoption by the Police Jury.

SECTION 5.                       This Ordinance was introduced by Juror _Charles Odom_______ at the regular meeting of the Police Jury held on _June 7_, 2011, and copies of the same were provided to all members of the Police Jury and the Parish President.  The title of the proposed ordinance shall be published once in the official journal of the Parish of Webster, which said notice shall state that the Police Jury will consider its adoption at the regular meeting of the Police Jury scheduled for __July 5, 2011____at _10:30_ P.M., at which time for a pubic hearing shall be held on such ordinance.  At said meeting, following the public hearing, this proposed ordinance shall be read by title and called for final passage and may be adopted by an affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the Police Jury.

THUS INTRODUCED at the regular meeting of the Police Jury of the Parish of Webster, Louisiana on _June 7, 2011.

For: ___10____           Absent:    2               Against: __0___

THUS ADOPTED at the regular meeting of the Police Jury of the Parish of Webster, Louisiana on _July 5,  2011 on a motion by Charles Odom, seconded by C. C. Cox.

For:                  12              Absent:    0      Against   0    



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SECRETARY-TREASURER                                                                                                                     PRESIDENT

                                                                                                                                                                        Webster Parish Police Jury

















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STATE OF LOUISIANA                                                            

PARISH OF WEBSTER                                                             Webster Parish File # 527450

ROAD #    J. D. Clayton Road

                WP # 27B               

PRESENTED:            06/07/2011            

PUBLIC HEARING:    07/05/2011          

ACTION:Abandoned 7/05/2011            






*J. D. CLAYTON ROAD:  A right of way of the Webster Parish Police Jury Road Maintenance Department, listed as Webster Parish Road # 27B which intersects the Percy Burns Road.  Going north on Percy Burns Road, turn right and proceeds .20 miles East and South of Percy Burns Road.  The right of way is listed as 18 ft. wide from backslope to backslope. 

*There are Four (4) E-911 addresses on this road, but no one is currently residing on J. D. Clayton Road.

*There have been numerous call outs for the Webster Parish Sheriff’s office of illegal activities on this road.

*All current residents are un-inhabitable (burned, etc.).

*Landowners on J. D. Clayton Road are:  J. D. Clayton, Catha Mae Brooks Knight, Linda Sue Sanders Jones, Robert F. Hood, and Thomas Milton Sanders.

The Webster Parish Police Jury is to consider the abandonment of servitude of Webster Parish Road Right of Way that is called J. D. Clayton Road- WP #27B.

A Public Hearing is to be held on July 5, 2011 with notice properly served 10 days prior to this hearing to all legal landholders and Notice is posted at the Webster Parish Courthouse for 10 Days prior to this hearing.

Action taken at the July 5, 2011 Public Hearing and further action as the Police Jury on this date:


COMMENTS:  At the July 5, 2011 meeting, after the meeting, Mr. Gary Miller stated that he was the landowner and would be placing a gate on the road.  Mr. Miller gave his contact info:  Home- 747-1568; Cell- 423-4444; Miller Tree Service- 742-0046 if anyone has a problem.



                        June 7, 2011 – Jury votes to hold a public hearing to hear comments concerning the abandonment of the J.D. Clayton Road- WP#27B

                        July 5, 2011 – Jury holds public hearing to hear comments concerning the abandonment of the J.D. Clayton Road – WP #27B.  No comments were received.  Then in regular meeting, the Jury voted unanimously to abandon the J.D. Clayton Road.




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