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|Police jury okays work on courthouse|
The Franklin Parish Police Jury approved installing insulated storm windows in the parish courtroom at its regular meeting Thursday night.
Courthouse maintenance supervisor Bobby Collins said the custom-made windows will cost approximately $595 per window, not including installation.
Collins estimated the installation cost would be at least $200 for each of the nine windows, mainly because a bucket truck must be used for workers to reach the windows.
Jurors passed a motion authorizing Collins to proceed with the project and to return to them with a final cost.
The present windows, which are more than 16 feet tall and 4 feet wide, are not energy-efficient. The new windows will be attached to the outside frame, on top of the existing windows. This will provide better insulation and reinforce the windows in the courtroom. The new windows should decrease the cost of heating and cooling the courtroom.
In another matter regarding the courthouse, the jury approved a motion to improve security in Judge Rudy McIntyre's office. McIntyre requested a strong wall and sturdy door be installed in front of the entrance to his office, along with a survelliance camera. The camera would allow McIntyre and his secretary to see who is at the door before they are allowed to come into the office.
Approval of plans for the construction must come from the state fire marshal's office before any work is done.
Saggy pants considered
Juror Leroy Scott provided information to the jurors on creating a saggy pants ordinance with samples of how other government entities have worded their ordinances.
Scott asked jurors to look over the information and be prepared to discuss enacting an ordinance at the next meeting.
Jury president Harvey Ray Guimbellot thanked Scott for being proactive about the ordinance, and said, "I want to commend you for bringing this saggy pants (ordinance) to us."
Bass tourney planned
Parish resident Allen Butler reported to the jury that a bass tournament is planned for Turkey Creek on May 10.
Butler, who recently visited the Turkey Creek RV park and recreation area for the first time said he was very impressed with the facilities.
"There is a lot that can go on down there that can benefit Franklin Parish," Butler said. "It needs more PR and to get the word out on the bass tournament. This will bring in folks from the surrounding area."
Butler recommended the jury build a small weigh-in station which can be used for this tournament and the future. The jury agreed to construct the weigh-in area.
In other jury action:
• Approved expenses for jury secretary Johnnie Wesley to attend the Louisiana Floodplain Management Conference in April in Lake Charles.
• Approved seeking a Section 8 administrator to work five hours a week.
• Approved expenses for justices of the peace to attend a training seminar in Lake Charles.
• Approved hiring a consultant to train the new police jury treasurer.
• Heard a report from LSU AgCenter County Agent Carol Pinnel-Alison.
• Approved the appointment of Anthony Walker to the Abe Lincoln Sewer District.
• Approved maintenance expenses of $10,000 for repairs and a new tank for a parish-owned fire trucked kept in Wisner.