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|Governor has checks for Franklin towns|
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal showed up for the 60th Annual Franklin-Winnsboro Chamber of Commerce installation banquet last week with a ceremonial check-in hand for three Franklin Parish municipalities.
The Governor called Winnsboro Mayor Jack Hammons, Gilbert Mayor Mike Stephens and Wisner Mayor Allyn Jean Luckett to the front of the room following his after dinner comments and presented a check for $104,540 in Local Government Assistance Program grant funds.
The Mayors and their towns do not split the check.
The breakdown gives $25,000 to Gilbert, $35,000 to Wisner and $44,540 to Winnsboro.
In presenting the funds, Gov. Jindal said, "These grants provide critical dollars to help communities maintain and upgrade local infrastructure. This money will also give our public safety professionals, including fire and police departments, the tools they need to protect people of the parish."
Gilbert funds will be used to purchase a storage space and build office space for the public works department. The storage facility will house water meters, sewer supplies, lawn mowers and trailers.
Wisner will use money to purchase fire department and road safety equipment. The town is currently under equipped for its volunteer fire department and the road safety signs, including barricades, flashing lights and cones will alert residents to road conditions.
Winnsboro's funds will be split into three purchases: $24,360 will go toward culvert installation to improve drainage conditions; $16,617 will purchase equipment, including a mower, which will be used to help maintain the city's streets and parks and $3,563 will purchase four tasers for the police department.