Police Jury meets November 12

By Cyndi Sellers

The Cameron Parish Police Jury has a full day ahead on Friday, when three meetings with packed agendas are scheduled.

The 10 a.m. agenda meeting will feature an announcement from Cameron Parish Recovery Geaux, an upcoming Rutherford Beach Planting Project by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, and a report from District Attorney Tom Barett on the dog ordinance changes that have been under discussion for several months.

Parish Administrator Katie Armentor will give a report, and the voting meeting agenda will be reviewed. Some voting agenda items will probably be discussed at this time.

At the 12:30 p.m. Budget Meeting, jurors will review the 2022 budget and discuss comp time limits, the Courthouse pump station, and the Grand Lake Maintenance Barn, as well as other budget requests.

Then, the 2 p.m. voting meeting will include several items of interest including the postponed variance request for Canik’s Feed and Grocery in Creole. It was tabled last month to allow John Canik’s attorney time to prepare a presentation.

The Jury seems ready to hire a redistricting contractor to help with reapportionment required following the 2020 Census. Major population shifts will require major changes in parish voting districts.

Bids will be accepted for the new Hackberry Branch Library project. Bids will likely be rejected for the Grand Chenier Fire Station and Cameron Main Fire Station, as the Jury had not given approval to advertise for bids. Jurors will also consider rejecting the Private Property Debris Removal bids and seek to re-bid after Jan. 1.

The Jury will have to re-advertise the tax election for the Consolidated Fire Protections of South Cameron taxing districts due to a wrong date on last month’s announcement.

Proposed change orders for the Johnson Bayou Library repair project will include deleting the wheelchair lift and minor additions.