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|Public Notices Published Tuesday, May 26th, 2009NOTICE|
NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to article IV, section 21 (D) (1) of the Louisiana Constitution, that on May 11, 2009, Entergy Louisiana, LLC. (“ELL”), an electric public utility having facilities to provide retail electric service to residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in forty-six Parishes of the State of Louisiana, together with Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. (“EGSL”) (collectively, the “Companies”), filed with the Louisiana Public Service Commission (“LPSC”) a Joint Application (“Application”) for recovery in rates of costs related to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
With regard to ELL, the Application requests the following: (1) find ELLís storm restoration costs of $382.9 million in actual costs incurred through February 28, 2009, $8 million in estimated costs relating to projects that are expected to be complete by the end of 2009, and $1.3 million in write-offs of storm-related uncollectibles, to be reasonable and necessary and approve their recovery from customers, with the manner of such recovery to be determined simultaneously with the approval of these costs; (2) approve and issue an order determining that the total amount of LPSC-jurisdictional Hurricanes Gustav and Ike storm restoration costs for which ELL is seeking recovery of $382.9 million, net of the amount ELL funded from the storm escrow fund of $134 million, and taking into account the projected carrying charges through the end of 2009 of $13.0 million, for a total LPSC-jurisdictional recovery request of $261.9 million, is reasonable and necessary and approve its recovery from customers, with the manner of such recovery to be determined simultaneously with the approval of these costs; (3) approve ELL’s request for the reestablishment of a storm reserve in an amount equal to the average amount of total storm costs incurred by ELL over the past five years, or $200 million, with the method to fund this storm reserve to be approved simultaneously with the approval of the re-establishment of a storm reserve in the requested amount; (4) authorize ELL to recover carrying charges on the approved storm restoration costs at its weighted average cost of capital from the date on which the storm restoration costs were incurred until the date that securitization bonds are issued pursuant to a financing order or until the storm restoration costs are otherwise recovered; (5) approve the manner in which the storm restoration costs will be functionalized and allocated to rate classes within ELL’s retail jurisdiction; (6) grant such other relief to which the Companies show themselves to be entitled.
ELL presents two potential allocation methodologies in the Application: (1) an allocation in proportion to each customer classís contribution to base rate revenues; (2) an allocation based on the method approved by the LPSC in the Financing Orders from Docket No. U-29203 that is currently in use for recovery of storm restoration costs related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. If ELL’s proposal were approved as filed, various customer classes would incur the following rate changes due to the monthly surcharges for the next ten years based upon the May 2009 Fuel Adjustment Clause rate.
Under method (1) a typical bill for ELL customers for Residential Service for 1,000 kWh would increase $1.51 from $90.62 to $92.13. A bill for Small General Service for 50 kW and 12,500 kWh would increase $21.57 from $1,237.58 to $1,259.15. A bill for Large General Service for 500 kW and 225,000 kWh would increase $237.23 from $16,429.41 to $16,666.64.
Under method (2) a typical bill for ELL customers for Residential Service for 1,000 kWh would increase $1.67 from $90.62 to $92.29. A bill for Small General Service for 50 kW and 12,500 kWh would increase $23.85 from $1,237.58 to $1,261.43. A bill for Large General Service for 500 kW and 225,000 kWh would increase $262.33 from $16,429.41 to $16,691.74.
The Companies’ Application, including proposed changes to the rates and charges, may be viewed in the Office of the Louisiana Public Service Commission in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC
The Water We Drink
City of Winnsboro Water System
(Including Robinson Road Water System)
Public Water Supply ID: LA 1041006
Public Water Supply ID: LA 1041004 (Robinson Road WW)
We are pleased to present to you the Annual Water Quality Report for the year 2008. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of your water and services we deliver to you every day (Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre su aqua potable. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien). Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source(s) are listed below:
Source Name, Source Location, Source Type, Source Water Body Name
Well #1 Groundwater
Well #2 Groundwater
Well #3 Groundwater
Well #4 Groundwater
Well #5 Groundwater
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
Microbial Contaminants - such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
Inorganic Contaminants - such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming.
Pesticides and Herbicides - which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
Organic Chemical Contaminants - including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
Radioactive Contaminants -which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
A Source Water Assessment Plan (SWAP) is now available from our office. This plan is an assessment of a delineated area around our listed sources through which contaminants, if present, could migrate and reach our source water. It also includes an inventory of potential sources of contamination within the delineated area, and a determination of the water supply’s susceptibility to contamination by the identified potential sources. According to the Source Water Assessment Plan, our water system had a susceptibility rating of HIGH. If you would like to review the Source Water Assessment Plan, please feel free to contact our office at the number provided in the following paragraph.
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Winnsboro Water System is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water system. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. We are pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets Federal and State Requirements. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you have any questions about this report, want to attend any scheduled meetings, or simply want to learn more about your drinking water, please contact Jack Hammons at 318-435-9087.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health routinely monitors for constituents in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The tables that follow show the results of our monitoring during the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2008. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.
In the tables below, you will find many terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms, we’ve provided the following definitions:
Non-Detects (ND) - laboratory analysis indicates that the constituent is not present.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/L) - one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000.
Parts per billion (PPB) or Micrograms per liter (ug/L) - one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000.
Parts per trillion (ppt) or Nanograms per liter (ng/L) - one part per trillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000,000.
Parts per quadrillion (ppQ) or Picograms per liter (pg/L) - one part per quadrillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000,000 years or one penny in $10,000,000,000,000.
Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) - picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water.
Millirems per year (mrem/yr) - measure of radiation absorbed by the body.
Million fibers per liter (MFL) - million fibers per liter is a measure of the presence of asbestos fibers that are longer than 10 micrometers.
Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) - nephelometric turbidity unit is a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person.
Variances & Exemptions (V & E) - State or EPA permission not to meet MCL or a treatment technique under certain conditions.
Action level (AL) - the concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
Treatment technique (TT) - a treatment technique is a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
Maximum contaminant level (MCL) - the “Maximum Allowed” MCL is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCL’s are set as close to the MCLG’s as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) - the “Goal” is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to human health. MCLG’s allow for a margin of safety.
Maximum residual disinfectant level (MRDL) - The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal (MRDLG) - The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
During the period covered by this report we had the below noted violations of drinking water regulations.
No Violations Occurred in the Calendar Year of 2008.
Our water system tested a minimum of 7 samples per month monthly sample(s) in accordance with the Total Coliform Rule for microbiological contaminants. During the monitoring period covered by this report, we had the following noted detections for microbiological contaminants:
No Detected Results were Found in the Calendar Year of 2008
In the table below, we have shown the regulated contaminants that have detectable levels. These samples, except for Lead and Copper results and surface water systems, were collected at the raw water source and represent water before any treatment, blending or distribution. As such, the consumer tap levels could be less. Chemical sampling of our drinking water may not be required on an annual basis, therefore, information provided in this table refers back to the latest year of chemical sampling results.
Regulated Collection Highest
Contaminant Date Value Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
Barium 08/08/2006 0.052 0.0115- ppm 2 2 Discharge of Drilling 0.052 wastes; Discharge from metal refineries;Erosion of natural deposits
Fluoride 08/07/2006 0.22 0.15- ppm 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits:
0.22 Water additive which promotes Strong teeth; Discharge fertilizer And aluminum factories
Nitrate- Nitrit08/07/2006 1.57 0.99- ppm 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer 1.57 use;Leaching from septic tanks,
Sewage; Erosion of natural deposits
Lead & Date 90th 95th Unit AL Sites Typical Source
Copper percentile percentile Over AL
No Detected Results were found in the Calendar Year of 2008.
Radionuclides Collection Date Highest Value Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
No Detected Results were found in the Calendar Year of 2008
DBP Contaminants Monitoring Period RAA Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
No Detected Results were Found in the Calendar Year of 2008
***Environmental Protection Agency Required Health Effect Language***
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
There are no additional required health effects notices.
There are no additional required health effects violation notices.
Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply we sometimes need to make improvements that will benefit all of our customers.
Please call our office if you have questions.
We at the WINNSBORO WATER SYSTEM work around the clock to provide top quality drinking water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect and conserve our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life, and our children’s future.
VILLAGE OF GILBERT
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
MAY 14, 2009
The Village of Gilbert Mayor and Board of Alderman met in regular session on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gilbert City Hall.
Those present were as follows: Mayor Mike Stephens, Clerk Diane Parker, Alderman Kay Dunaway, Leo Miller, and Louis Ezell. Also present were Joann Evans, Bruce Lofton and citizens.
Absent was Chief Ty Britt and Bill McLemore.
CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Mike Stephens called the meeting to order. Leo Miller led in opening prayer. Diane Parker led in the pledge of allegiance.
Motion made by Kay Dunaway, seconded by Leo Miller to accept the minutes as presented. Motion carried.
Motion made by Kay Dunaway, seconded by Leo Miller to accept the financial documents as presented. Motion carried.
PAY MONTHLY BILLS:
Motion made by Kay Dunaway, seconded by Leo Miller to pay the monthly bills. Motion carried.
Bruce Lofton gave monthly report.
DISCUSS FLOWER BEDS:
Mayor Stephens stated our landscaping project is complete. On behalf of the citizens of Gilbert, council members, and mayor we extend a very special Thank You to Mrs. Heather Carroll. Mrs. Carroll spent many tireless hours designing, planning and doing the work herself. We will remember this great contribution for a long time. Thanks for a job well done, Mayor states.
DISCUSS NEW AUDITOR:
Mayor Stephens stated that we received a letter from Mr. Doyle Hassell with deepest regret to inform us that due to loss of staff, and having to cut back on work load his inability to perform our financial audit. Discussion was held as to this issue.
DISCUSS COMMUNITY CENTER FOR SUMMER SCHOOL:
Discussion was held. Mayor Stephens and the council members had received a letter from Mrs. Anne Holcomb with the Franklin Parish School Board, thanking us for letting them use our Community Center for the summer school session.
DISCUSS ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
Clerk stated that the new computer had come in. Also, discussion was held on the purchasing of the W.G. Arnold building.
Louis Ezell made motion to adjourn. Kay Dunaway seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Diane Parker, Clerk
Mike Stephens, Mayor
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed Bids will be received by the Franklin School Board, 7293 Prairie Road Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295, until 2:00 PM., June 18, 2009.
For: General Maintenance for Baskin School
Franklin Parish School Board
Contractors have the option of submitting bids electronically at www.centralbidding.com. in lieu of sealed bids.
Complete Bidding Documents for this project are available in electronic form. They may be obtained without charge and without deposit from www.aeplans.com. Printed copies are not available from the Architect but arrangements can be made to obtain them through most reprographic firms. Plan holders are responsible for their own reproduction costs. Questions about this procedure shall be directed to the Architect at
103 Cypress Street,
West Monroe, Louisiana 71291
Telephone: (318) 340-1550
Facsimile: (318) 998-1315
All bids must be accompanied by bid security equal to five percent (5%) of the base bid and all additive alternates, and must be in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or bid bond written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, countersigned by a person who is under contract with the surety company or bond issuer as a licensed agent in this State and who is residing in this state. No Bid Bond indicating an obligation of less than five percent (5%) by any method is acceptable.
The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance and payment bond written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, and shall be countersigned by a person who is contracted with the surety company or bond issuer as agent of the company or issuer, and who is licensed as an insurance agent in this State, and who is residing in this State, in an amount equal to the 100% of the contract amount.
No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after receipt of bids, except under the provisions of Act 111 of 1983.
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be June 9, 2009, at 2:00 P.M. at the job site at Baskin School. Bids shall be accepted only from Contractors who attend the Pre-bid Conference. Subcontractors are welcome to attend. Bids shall be accepted from prime bidders who are licensed in Louisiana under the classification of Building Construction.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
FRANKLIN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Eddie Ray Bryan, President
Dr. Lanny Johnson, Superintendent
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The following is a summary of the amended budget for the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.
The proposed budget was proposed and adopted on the 13th day of May, 2009.
The proposed budget is available for public inspection at the Sheriff’s Office located in the Franklin Parish Courthouse between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday- Friday.
Expenditures $ 9,660,025.24
Excesses $ 463,224.76
Total Financing Sources
Excess of Revenue $463,224.76
Fund Balance at
Beginning of Fiscal Year $5,322,289.00
Operating Fund Balance 1,000,000.00
Reserve Fund Balance $4,785,514.00
Amended Fund Balance
at End of Fiscal Year $5,785,513.76
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Office of Purchasing, 213 Thomas Boyd Hall, Louisiana State University, and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803, until 11:00 AM, June 16, 2009, LSU SOLICITATION #000007039 - FURNISH LABOR & MATERIALS - BUILDING REPAIRS & REROOFING - SWEET POTATO RESEARCH STATION - STATE PROJECT # 01-107-06B-11, ITEM #14 at which time and place the bids will be opened and read. Plans and specifications may be obtained from E. WOODROW WHITTINGTON, JR., ARCHITECT, INC., 8525 HIGHWAY 80 WEST, RUSTON, LA 71270 upon deposit of $40.00 per set. Deposits on the first set of documents furnished bona fide prime bidders will be fully refunded upon return of the documents no later than ten days after receipt of bids. On other sets of documents furnished to bidders the deposit less actual cost of reproduction, will be refunded upon return of the documents no later than ten days after receipt of bids. Bids shall be accepted from Contractors who are licensed under L.A.R.S. 37:2150-2164 for classification of BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. Also evidence of authority to submit bids shall be required in accordance with R.S. 38:2212(A)(1)(c) et. al. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids.
A NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009 AT 10:00 AM AT JOBSITE.
NON DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT
Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the Presidentís Executive Order #11246. The requirements for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in the specifications.
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Vs. No. 39,619
Leon Carter Jr. and Bessie Moffett Carter
State of Louisiana
Parish of Franklin
Fifth District Court
By virtue of a writ of FIERI FACIAS, to me directed by the honorable Fifth District Court of Louisiana, in and for the Parish of Franklin, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the front door of the Courthouse, in the City of Winnsboro, Franklin Parish, La., on Wednesday the 3rd day of June A.D., 2009, within legal hours beginning at 10:00 a.m., the following described property, to-wit:
Lot No. (4) of Ramage Subdivison No. One (1) to Winnsboro, Louisiana, situated in Section 27, Township 14 North, Range 7 East, as per plat made by J.W. Baker recorded in Plat Book A, Plat #111, records of Franklin Parish, Louisiana, which has the address of 2326 Lone Cedar Road, Winnsboro, LA 71295.
Seized in this above style suit. Terms of sale, cash, with the benefit appraisement.
Steve E. Pylant, Sheriff
Sheriff’s Office, Winnsboro, LA.
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The Franklin Parish Council on Aging is currently in the process of up-dating its membership. If you would like to become a volunteer member of the Council, please stop by our office at 714 Adams Street, Winnsboro, and complete a membership card. A card must be on file at the Council’s office no late than June 1, 2009. You must be a resident of Franklin Parish and interested in the concerns and needs of the elderly. The next annual meeting is to be held Monday, June 15, 2009.
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
The Franklin Parish School Board is now accepting sealed bids for the sale of land and buildings of the old Ogden School Facility, 2212 La. Hwy. 135, Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295, containing 6.25 acres more or less. This property lies on the west side of Hwy. 135. The bid must be at least the amount of appraisal, $50,000.00. For inspection of this land and buildings, please contact Benton Moore at the Franklin Parish School Board at 318-435-9046.
The bids must be sealed and clearly marked “Sealed Bid for land and buildings of the old Ogden School Facility.” All bids must be received at the Franklin Parish School Board office, 7293 Prairie Road, Winnsboro, LA 71295 no later than 12:00 noon on May 27, 2009. bids will be opened on May 27, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
The Franklin Parish School Board reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.
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