Police jury meeting on April 7 to take place by teleconference

By Cyndi Sellers

The Cameron Parish Police Jury will follow the Governor’s directive not to hold public gatherings of over 10 people when it meets on Tuesday, April 7. As provided by the Governor’s order, the Jury will meet in a teleconference, and no members of the public will be in attendance. In a statement the Police Jury said:

“In an effort to protect the public during the COVID-19 health emergency, the following guidelines are hereby established to allow public participation to the fullest extent possible while maintaining public safety:

(1) To comply with the Louisiana Governor’s Proclamation JBE 2020-30 limiting public gatherings to no more than 10 people, public attendance is not allowed at the meeting site.

(2) The public will be allowed to send questions or comments regarding items on the agenda to be read into the record of the meeting. Questions and comments can be submitted in advance of the meeting by telephone (337) 775-7518, fax (337) 775-5567, or email Mary Carroll, Secretary, at mcarroll@cameronpj.org. Your name and address will be required in order for your questions or comments to be considered at the meeting.

(3) There will be no agenda add-ons (additional items to consider) allowed at this public meeting.”

The agenda meeting will be held at 10 am and the voting meeting will follow immediately at 11 am. The voting agenda includes mostly housekeeping items such as permits, appointments, two proclamations, a bid advertisement, and paying the bills. The Jury will also vote on accepting a proposal and executing a contract for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Berm Project.

The full texts of the agendas are printed in the legal section of today’s paper. The Pilot reporter will be able to view the videoconference live and report on it.