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|Public Notices Published Tuesday, July 7th, 2009NOTICE TO BIDDERS|
Sealed Bids will be received by the Winnsboro Housing Authority, 1702 Hatfield, Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295, until 10:00 a.m., July 21, 2009.
For: Winnsboro Housing Patio Replacement and Street Patching
Winnsboro Housing Authority
Complete Bidding Documents for this project are available in electronic form. They may be obtained from TBA Studio. Questions about this procedure shall be directed to the Architect at
103 Cypress Street
West Monroe, Louisiana 71291
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 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No bid may withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after receipt of bids, except under the provisions of Act 111 of 1983.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 July 14, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at the job site at the Winnsboro Housing Authority Office. 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.
Winnsboro Housing Authority
Don Southern, Executive Director
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The Franklin Parish Consortium of Service Delivery Area 83 is submitting a Master Plan for One Stop Activities of the Workforce Investment Act within Service Delivery Area 83 for Program Years 2009 and 2010. The Plan being submitted to the Louisiana Workforce Commission incorporates program plans for Title I Adult funds, Youth Funds and Dislocated Worker Funds. The amount of the funds are as follows: Adults: $454,206; Youth $402,638; and Dislocated Workers $203,612. These funds will be used to provide One-Stop Services to the participants of Service Delivery Area 83. IN addition to PY/FY funds, PY08 ARRA funds will be available; Adult $260,965; Youth $575,153; and Dislocated Worker $335,047. State FY 09 funds in the amount of $16,700 have been allocated to purchase a one year unlimited use license of KeyTrain’s CareerReady101 tool.
Any comments concerning this Master Plant for Title I Funds should be addressed to the Workforce Investment Board SDA-83, Inc., 1504 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe, Louisiana 71201. The complete plan will be available for review at the Workforce Investment Board Office located at 1504 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe, Louisiana, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Workforce Investment Board SDA-83, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program “Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to Individuals with Disabilities.” TDD-1-800-960-0281.
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TILLMAN - Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Elizabeth Diane Mixon Tillman, whose last known address was located at 104 Milam Street, Winnsboro, LA 71295 in Franklin Parish, Louisiana, please contact Attorney Caroline E. Hemphill at 318-439-0122.
Franklin Parish Police Jury
June 11, 2009
The Franklin Parish Police Jury met in Regular Session on the 11th day of June, 2009 at 6:00 P.M. in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Courthouse Building, Winnsboro, Louisiana with the following Jurors present: Honorable Harvey Guimbellot, Jackie Johnson, Leroy Scott, K.W. “Buddy” Parks, Ricky Campbell and Troy Hendry.
Juror Ray Young was absent from the meeting.
Juror Scott led the group in Prayer and the Pledge.
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Parks to approve the agenda. Unanimously approved
Motion by Hendry and seconded by Johnson approving the minutes of May 5th, and May 14th , 209 meetings. Unanimously approved
Motion by Johnson and seconded by parks authorizing Sam Wiggins, Johnnie Wesley, and Greg Humphries to perform certain designated functions by the State to participate in the LCDBG Ike/Gustav Disaster Recovery Program. Unanimously approved.
Motion by Johnson and seconded by Campbell to adopt Section 504 Assurance, Section 3 Plan Format, adopt resolution for anti-displacement assistance plan, and relocation assistance certification through Ike/Gustav Disaster Recovery Program. Unanimously approved
Carol P. Allison gave the LSU Ag Extension office update. She informed us that Laura Bradley had her baby and would be back to work soon.
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Johnson to advertise for a Public Hearing to submit an application for project funding FY 2010/2011 LCDBG Program. Unanimously approved
Motion by Johnson and seconded by Campbell appointing McManus Consulting Engineers to provide Engineering Services through LCDBG Disaster Recovery Program. Unanimously approved.
Motion by Johnson and seconded by Scott to adopt an Ordinance continuing to receive 5% franchise fee from Charter Communications. Unanimously approved
Motion by Johnson and seconded by Parks to accept a grant from USDA, Rural Development in the amount of $53,976.00 for the purpose of purchasing vehicle and equipment for Fire District No. 2. Unanimously approved
Motion by Johnson and seconded by Campbell to approve the appointment of Kathy Morris, owner/broker of Kathy Morris Realty; Craig Gill – owner/operator Gill First National Funeral Home; C. Arnold Lain, owner of C. Arnold Lain Associates, LLC; and Doyle Hassell, partner in CPA firm to Workforce Investment Board – SDA-83. Unanimously approved
Juror Scott said we need to look into the Youth Program. Our children need to work rather than being in the streets. Juror Johnson asked for an update on the Program.
Motion by Scott and seconded by Johnson to contact Billy Frazier with Workforce and get an update on Youth program. Unanimously approved
Juror Scott told Jurors about going down to Louisiana Surplus Property in Baton Rouge looking at equipment they have for sale and getting designated parking spaces for the office staff between the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Juror Johnson said he would like to see two (2) handicapped spaces reserved for visitors.
Motion by Scott and seconded by Johnson authorizing Greg and President and anyone else who would like to go to check out equipment for sale at Louisiana Surplus Property in Baton Rouge, and have designated parking spaces for Office Staff between the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. with two (2) reserved handicapped spaces for visitors. Unanimously approved
Motion by Johnson and seconded by Campbell to adopt an Ordinance prohibiting the capture and release of hogs in Franklin Parish. Unanimously approved
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Scott to rescind Ordinance #3382 prohibiting the discharge of sewage disposal systems in roadside ditches in Franklin Parish. Unanimously approved
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Parks granting a waiver to Diane Walker to discharge sewer into a parish ditch on Berry Lane. Unanimously approved
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Parks to advertise for bids for materials and supplies six (6) months from July 2, 2009 through December 31, 2009. Unanimously approved
Juror Johnson said he spoke with Mr. Smith with Public Health Department in Monroe concerning Washington Sewer System. Mr. Smith said all violations would be waived if the Jury would purchase the system. Juror Johnson also said that Mr. Smith said he would give his assistance in acquiring help in getting the System repaired. Mr. Ledale Heckard said he would sell the system to the Jury for $1.00. Ken McManus said with the Jury owning the system it could probably get funding under LCDBG. Juror Scott recommended looking into tying Washington Sewer System in with Elam Sewer System.
Motion by Johnson and seconded by Scott that the Jury would purchase the Washington Sewer System from Mr. Ledale Heckard for $1.00. Unanimously approved
Motion by Johnson and seconded by Scott to complete road at Nolan Norman Park. Unanimously approved
Motion by Campbell and seconded by Scott approving a waiver for Bill Walker to discharge sewer from Modad System into ditch on Dennis Clark Road. Unanimously approved
Superintendent’s Report: Motion by Hendry and seconded by Parks approving work schedule for June/July submitted by Greg Humphries, Superintendent. Unanimously approved
Greg also passed out to Jurors an update on FEMA 1786 project payments.
Motion by Parks and seconded by Scott to amend the budget as follows: Unanimously approved
Acct # Acct Name 2009 Actual Budgeted 2009 Suggested Amend Total 4200650 GravelHaul. 23,997.89 244,414.00 50,000.00 294,414.00
3345202 LGAP 65,000.00 65,000 Grant
4202277 Pur. Fixed Assets 24,500.00 65,000.00 (36,000.00) 29,000.00
4202277 Equipment Leases 33,781.00 115,000.00 36,000.00 151,000.00
Move from PFA to EL
for Lease of LOW BOY
Motion by Johnson and seconded by Scott to amend tax for Road/Bridge and Sales Tax to include administrative fees. Unanimously approved
Public Works: Motion by Hendry and seconded by Campbell approving Baskin request to patch small holes. Unanimously approved
Personnel Committee Report: Motion by Campbell and seconded by Hendry increase Luther Smith salary $.73 per hour and change his title from Set Up Foreman to Purchasing Agent. Unanimously approved
Luther will handle paperwork for FEMA projects and L-GAP.
Purchasing Committee Report: Motion by Campbell and seconded by Parks to advertise for Lease/Purchase of a Lowboy Truck and Trailer with trade in. Unanimously approved
Old Business: Juror Parks asked Ken McManus to come and look at Raspberry Bridge.
New Business: Motion by Parks and seconded by Campbell to send a letter to Supreme Court Judge Chet Traylor congratulating him on his recent retirement.
There being no further business to discuss, on a motion by Campbell and seconded by Parks the meeting was unanimously adjourned.
/s/Johnnie Wesley, Parish Secretary
Franklin Parish Police Jury
/s/Harvey Guimbellot, Parish President
Franklin Parish Police Jury
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR NEIGHBORHOOD
NORTHEAST LOUISIANA ECONOMIC ALLIANCE
Target Area: Census Tract 9603, Tallulah, Madison Parish; Census Tract 9604, Tallulah, Madison Parish; Census Tract 9605, Tallulah, Madison Parish; Census Tract 9503, Winnsboro, Franklin Parish; Census Tract, 9506, Wisner, Franklin Parish; Census Tract 9701 Delhi, Richland Parish; Census Tract 9903, Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish; Census Tract 9504 Bastrop, Morehouse Parish; Census Tract 9605 Bastrop, Morehouse Parish; Census Tract 9508 Bastrop, Morehouse Parish; Census Tract 0015, Monroe, Ouachita Parish; Census Tract 0014, Monroe, Ouachita Parish; Census Tract 0107, Monroe, Ouachita Parish; Census Tract 0011, Monroe, Ouachita Parish; Census Tract 0010.02, Monroe, Ouachita Parish; Census Tract 0010.01, Monroe, Ouachita Parish; Census Tract, 0006 Monroe, Ouachita Parish; Census Tract 0056, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish; Census Tract, 9604, Farmerville, Union Parish; and Census Tract 9504, Homer, Claiborne Parish.
Use of Funds: Acquisition, Land Banking, home-buyer education, blight removal, neighborhood organization, provision of affordable housing for households with incomes under 120% of the Area Median Income. Where appropriate, Northeast Louisiana will demolish structures and market the property for redevelopment as affordable housing for Income qualified households. Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance may also donate the same to community-based or faith-based organizations, e.g., Youthbuild, Habitat for Humanity, or Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO). Upon the request of a community’s elected officials Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance may also donate properties to the city, town or parish for specific public use. Where needful to stabilize and revitalize the neighborhood, other specific uses of funds may be appropriate.
http://www.nelea.us: This notice is also posted on NELEA’s website: http://www.nelea.us.
Comments: Your comments may be sent to Northeast Economic Alliance via the contact button on that website or you may address your comments to:
Neighborhood Stabilization Application
Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance
903 Louisiana Avenue
P.O. Drawer 746
Ferriday, LA 71334
All comments will receive a reply and a summary of your comments regarding the Neighborhood Stabilization Program application will be attached to the application at submission. Comments received after 4:00 p.m., July 15, 2009 and before 4:00 p.m., July 17, 2009 will receive a reply but will not be included in the summary of comments attached to the application. The comment period ends at 4:00 p.m., July 17, 2009.
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Franklin State Bank & Trust Company
Vs. No. 40,861
Gerry Dewayne Banks
State of Louisiana
Parish of Franklin
Fifth District Court
By virtue of a writ of SEIZURE AND SALE, 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 22nd day of July A.D., 2009, within legal hours beginning at 10:00 a.m., the following described property, to-wit:
ONE (1) 2004 JEP GCH LL, VIN# 1J4GX48S74C287004
Seized in this above style suit. Terms of sale, cash, with the benefit appraisement.
Steve E. Pylant, Sheriff
Sheriff’s Office, Winnsboro, La.
In accordance with Louisiana Law regarding convicted Sex Offenders, I am required to provide the following information to those living in my neighborhood:
NAME: Ezell Higgins
ADDRESS: 1223 Gum Street, Winnsboro, LA 71295
OFFENSE OF CONVICTION: Indecent Behavior with Juveniles
RACE: B SEX: M
HEIGHT: 5/10" WEIGHT: 260
EYE COLOR: Brown HAIR COLOR: Black
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City of Winnsboro is hereby notifying the citizens of the City of Winnsboro that a public hearing will be held on the 20th day of July, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the Winnsboro City Court Office.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the submission of an application for project funding under the State of Louisiana FY 2010/2011 Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program.
The following items will be discussed at the public hearing:
1). The amount of funds available for proposed community development and housing activities;
2). The range of activities that may be undertaken, including the estimated amount of funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit persons of low and moderate income;
3). The plans of the City for minimizing displacement of person as a result of activities assisted with such funds and the benefits to be provided to persons actually displaced as a result of such activities; and,
4). The City’s performance in prior LCDBG programs funded by the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration.
All citizens, particularly person of low to moderate income and residents of blighted areas, are encouraged to submit their views and proposals regarding community development and housing needs. Accommodations will be made for person with disabilities and non-English speaking persons provided those persons request said accommodations 3 days prior to the public hearing.
The City of Winnsboro is an equal opportunity employer.
Citizens unable to attend this hearing may submit their views, proposals and comments in writing to:
Mr. Jack Hammons, Mayor
City of Winnsboro
P.O. Box 250
Winnsboro, LA 71295