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|Public Notices Published Tuesday, May 1st, 2012STATE OF LOUISIANA|
PARISH OF FRANKLIN
FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
PEGGY MARIE McDOWELL TRAYLOR
PROBATE DOCKET NO.: 41,291
NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE
WHEREAS the Co-Administrators of the above-captioned succession proceeding have made application to the Fifth Judicial District Court for a private sale of immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit:
Lot 57, Lake Bruin Estates, Bellevue Subdivision No. 1 located in Sections 28, 29, and 40, Township 11 and 12, Range 12 East, Tensas Parish, Louisiana, including all improvements and permanent structures located thereon
for the price of TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE THOUSAND ($265,000.00) DOLLARS to RICHARD MARK SLATAPER and BETINA STORMLY SLATAPER, husband and wife, and upon further terms and conditions set forth in the Louisiana Residential Agreement to Buy or Sell attached to the Petition filed herein.
NOTICE is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the Decedent here, and of this Estate, to be ordered to make any opposition which they have, or may have, to such application at any time prior to the issuance of the Order or Judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such Order or Judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of last publication of such notice, with the first notice to be published at least 28 days prior to the second publication, all in accordance with law.
BY ORDER OF THE COURT
Clerk of Court
Attorney for Co-Administrators:
PAUL D. SPILLARS
Theus, Grisham, Davis & Leigh, LLP
3139 Mercedes Drive (71201)
P.O. Drawer 4768
Monroe, LA 71211-4768
Telephone: (318)388-0100, Ext. 18
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announces a Timber Sale as follows:
PROPOSAL NUMBER: 47-9-112
The timber sale will be on Buckhorn Wildlife Management Area near Newellton, La. located in Tensas Parish and consists of approximately 490 acres.
Sealed bids will be publicly opened and read at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries building, U.S. Hwy 71 North, Pineville, LA 71360, 4:00 PM, Tuesday, May 29, 2012. For additional information or to receive a bid package please call Ed Trahan at 318-339-6861 or Tommy Tuma at 318-614-3481.
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CITY OF WINNSBORO
APRIL 16, 2012
6:00 PM - CALL TO ORDER
The Board of Aldermen of the City of Winnsboro, Louisiana, met in regular session on Monday, April 16, 2012, at 6:00 PM at the Jack Hammons Community Center, 810 Adams Street, Winnsboro, Louisiana, with Mayor Jackie R. Johnson presiding.
Prayer led by John Dumas
Pledge led by Mayor Jackie R. Johnson
Aldermen present: Richard Mahoney, John Dumas, Craig Gill, Rex McCarthy
Absent: Betty Johnson
Motion by Gill, second by McCarthy to approve the minutes of the regular session held on March 19, 2012. Unanimously approved.
INTRODUCE ORDINANCE ON ROADSIDE SALE OF ANIMALS:
Motion by Gill, second by Dumas and unanimously approved to introduce an ordinance banning the roadside sale of animals in the City of Winnsboro. A public hearing will be held on May 21, 2012, and the ordinance will be considered for adoption at that time.
RESOLUTION NO. 12-0401:
Resolution of the City of Winnsboro approving the application for grant funds from the FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana (FRTPL), as established by CFDA 20.219 :
WHEREAS, the City of Winnsboro desires to construct various non-motorized trail improvements; and
WHEREAS, the US Federal Government provides funds to the State of Louisiana for grants to state, local and non-profit organizations to acquire, develop and/or maintain motorized and non-motorized trails; and
WHEREAS, the FRTPL has been delegated the responsibility for the administration of the program within the state and setting up necessary procedures governing project application under the program; and
WHEREAS, said procedures require the applicant to certify by resolution the approval of the application before the submission of said application;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Winnsboro does hereby:
1. Approve the filing of an application with FRTPL; and
2. Certify that the said applicant has or will have available prior to commencement of any work on the project included in this application, sufficient funds to build (including 20% local match), operate and maintain the project; and
3. Appoint the Mayor as agent of the City of Winnsboro to conduct all negotiations, execute and submit all documents, including, but not limited to application, letter of commitment agreement, amendments, payment requests and completion report, which may be necessary for the completion of the aforementioned project.
MEYER, MEYER, LACROIX & HIXSON:
Heath McGuffee with Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix & Hixson gave an update on the projects in the City of Winnsboro.
HUMANE OFFICER REPORT:
Russell Grant presented a monthly activity report for the City of Winnsboro Animal Facility. Motion by Gill, second by McCarthy and unanimously approved.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPORT:
No report was given at this time.
Alice Wallace gave a monthly activity report on the Jack Hammons Community Center. Motion by McCarthy, second by Gill and unanimously approved.
FIRE CHIEF MONTHLY REPORT:
Chief Truman Welch presented a monthly activity report for the City of Winnsboro Fire Department. Motion by McCarthy, second by Mahoney and unanimously approved.
POLICE CHIEF MONTHLY REPORT:
Police Chief Lester Thomas presented the monthly activity report for the City of Winnsboro Police Department. Motion by Gill, second by McCarthy and unanimously approved.
Motion by Mahoney, second by McCarthy and unanimously approved to increase the Police Department’s operating expense as requested by Chief Thomas at the March 21, 2012 meeting.
HIRING OF POLICE OFFICER:
Motion by Mahoney, second by Gill and unanimously approved to hire R.J. Punchard as a police officer for the City of Winnsboro Police Department as recommended by Chief Lester Thomas.
Roxy Fletcher presented the monthly financial reports for the City of Winnsboro. Motion by Dumas, second by McCarthy and unanimously approved.
Mayor Johnson gave an update on the Spring Fair 2012 and informed the public and Board that the fair would be held at the City of Winnsboro Industrial Park.
There being no more business to come before the board at this time, motion by Gill, second by McCarthy and unanimously approved to adjourn.
Roxy Fletcher Jackie R. Johnson
City Clerk Mayor
CITY OF WINNSBORO
APRIL 16, 2012
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Aldermen of the City of Winnsboro, Louisiana will consider the adoption of an ordinance bearing the title:
AN ORDINANCE BANNING THE ROADSIDE SALE OF ANIMALS IN THE CITY OF WINNSBORO
and that a public hearing will be held on May 21, 2012, at 6:00 PM in the Jack Hammons Community Center, 810 Adams Street, Winnsboro, Louisiana, to consider the adoption of said ordinance.
West Winnsboro Water System
Public Water Supply ID: LA1041009
We are pleased to present to you the Annual Water Quality Report for the year 2011. 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 agua 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 Water Type Source Water Body Name
Well #2 - Carroll Road - West Well Ground Water
Well #3 - West Ground Water
Well #4 - East Ground Water
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 “MEDIUM”. If you would like to review the Source Water Assessment Plan, please feel free to contact our office at the number providing in the following paragraph.
In order to ensue that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. 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 Barbara Tatum at 318-435-2295.
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. West 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.
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, 2011. 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:
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/L)-one part per million corresponds to one minute tin 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.
Picocuries per liter (pCi/L)-picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water.
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 CML 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 below noted violations of drinking water regulations.
Type Category Analyte Compliance Period
No Violations Occurred in the Calendar Year of 2011
Our water system tested a minimum of 2 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:
Microbiological Result MCL MCLG Typical Source
No Detected Results were Found in the Calendar Year of 2011.
In the tables below, we have shown the regulated contaminants that were detected at levels BELOW their maximum contaminant level. 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 Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
Contaminants Date Value
ARSENIC 6/20/2011 1 1 ppb 10 Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and Electronics production wastes
PHTHALATE 6/20/2011 1.64 1.25-1.64 ppb 6 0 Discharge from rubber and chemical factories.
FLUORIDE 6/20/201 0.2 0.1-0.2 ppm 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strongteeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.
NITRITE 6/20/2011 3 2-3 ppm 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage, Erosion of natural deposits.
ROPHENOL 6/20/2011 0.445 .445 ppb 1 0 Discharge from wood preserving factories.
Lead Date 90th 95th Unit ALSites Typical Source
Copper Percentile Percentile Over AL
FREE 2008-2010 0.4 0.1-0.6 ppm 1.3 0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives.
LEAD 2008-2010 4 1-7 ppb 15 0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits
Radionuclides Collection Date Highest Value Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
URANIUM 6/03/2011 1 1 ug/1 30 Erosion of natural deposits.
GROSS BETA 6/20/2011 4 4 pCi/l 50 0 Decay of natural & manmade deposits. Note:The gross beta particle activity is 4 millirems/year annual dose equivalent to the total body or an internal orga. 50 pCi/L is used as a screening level.
DBP Contaminants Monitoring Period RAA Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
TTHM 1/1/2011-12/31/2011 8.54 8.54 ppb 80 0 By-product of drinking water chlorination.
****Environmental Protection Agency Required Health Effects Language****
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.
We at the West 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. Please call our office if you have questions.
Minutes – Library Board
April 25, 2012
The Franklin Parish Library Board met in a regular noon meeting on April 25, 2012.. Ms Luella Snyder, Board President, opened the meeting with board members, Addie Bolton, John Guice and Bill Marionneaux present. Ms Thompson was absent. Mr. Guice led in prayer. Mr. Guice moved that the minutes of the last board meeting be approved as published. Dr. Marionneaux seconded the motion and all were in favor.
Library Director, Carolyn Flint, gave the statistical reports for the first quarter of 2012. The financial report was given and the financial status of the library is good. Ms Flint reported that some monies not needed for a few months has been placed in Certificates of Deposit. It was reported that circulation of books and other materials remains good. Circulation of e-books is new to the library this year. This addition began on Febrary 15th and public response had been positive. Program attendance was good and the use of public access computers remains high.
Ms Flint reported that the trial opening of the Wisner Branch on Saturdays has been successful. Dr. Marionneaux moved the Saturday hours be continued. Ms Bolton seconded the motion and all were in favor.
An update on plans for the Trail Blazer Trustee Meeting to be held in Franklin Parish on September 21, 2012 was given.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned.
Carolyn Flint, Library Director
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The Franklin Parish School Board will be taking sealed bids for TEXTBOOK AND LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM for six (6) schools. The deadline for submitting bids will be Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Bids will be opened on a at the Franklin Parish School Board Office, 7293 Prairie Road, Winnsboro, LA 71295
Bids must be sealed and clearly marked,
TEXTBOOK AND LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
For additional information and specifications, please contact DeLayne Donnell, Curriculum Director or Yvonne Blount at the Franklin Parish School Board, (318)435-9046
The Franklin Parish School Board has the right to accept or reject any and all bids.
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The Town of Wisner provides the following services to the community:
• Weekly trash pick up
• Dumpsters for Spring & Fall clean-up
For more information, contact:
Town of Wisner
P.O. Drawer 290
9530 Natchez St.
Wisner, LA 71378
Contact Persons: Tiney Ensminger or Clarice Collins
Person to contact in emergency: Allyn Jean Luckett (318)724-6568