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Yak’s Produce, is now
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homemade peach &
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call 318.368.4546.

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sale: Six storage
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CONCORD WATER SYSTEM
Public Water Supply ID: LA1111022

Consumer Confidence Report

2015 CCR
What you need to do:

Step 1: Review base report and inserts (numbered pages) for errors.

Surface Water Systems: If you are a surface water system, you must insert the turbidity data.

UCMR 3: If you have received data pertaining to the UCMR 3 list, that data must be included in the CCR Report. Additional information can be found at: www.dhh.la.gov/ccr

Step 2: Distribute completed report to your customers as outlined on the CCR Certification of Distribution Form no later than June 30, 2016.

Step 3: A completed CCR Certification of Distribution Form including a copy of the final CCR report shall be submitted to the State at the address provided on the form no later than September 30, 2016.

Notes:
This page is not part of your CCR; it is only the instruction page. The pages that are numbered in the upper right hand corner are the report pages.









The Water We Drink

CONCORD WATER SYSTEM
Public Water Supply ID: LA1111022

We are pleased to present to you the Annual Water Quality Report for the year 2015. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of your water and services we deliver to you every day (Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo 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
WELL #2, (SOUTH) Ground Water
WELL #1, (NORTH) 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.

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 systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. 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 MELVIN EASTER at 318-292-5333.

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. CONCORD 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, 2015. 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 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.

Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) – picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water.

Treatment Technique (TT) – an enforceable procedure or level of technological performance which public water systems must follow to ensure control of a contaminant.

Action level (AL) – the concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

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.

Compliance Period Analyte Type
1/1/2015 - 3/31/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
1/1/2015 - 3/31/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
1/31/2015 TTHM FAILURE SUBMIT OEL REPORT FOR TTHM
4/1/2015 - 6/30/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
4/1/2015 - 6/30/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
4/1/2015 - 6/30/2015 PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE RULE LINKED TO VIOLATION
5/1/2015 - 6/24/2015 TTHM FAILURE SUBMIT OEL REPORT FOR TTHM
7/1/2015 - 9/30/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
7/1/2015 - 9/30/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
7/1/2015 - 9/30/2015 PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE RULE LINKED TO VIOLATION
10/1/2015 - 12/31/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
10/1/2015 - 12/31/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
10/1/2015 - 12/31/2015 TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5) MCL, LRAA

Our water system tested a minimum of 1 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 2015

In the tables below, we have shown the regulated contaminants that were detected. 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 Contaminants Collection Date Highest Value Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
BARIUM 8/4/2015 0.036 0.023 - 0.036 ppm 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits
DICHLOROMETHANE 9/9/2015 0.66 0.61 - 0.66 ppb 5 0 Discharge from pharmaceutical and chemical factories
ETHYLBENZENE 9/9/2015 0.34 0.34 ppb 700 700 Discharge from petroleum refineries
FLUORIDE 8/4/2015 0.78 0.75 - 0.78 ppm 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories
NITRATE-NITRITE 8/4/2015 0.036 0.036 ppm 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits
XYLENES, TOTAL 9/9/2015 0.00059 0.00059 ppm 10 10 Discharge from petroleum factories; Discharge from chemical factories

Radionuclides Collection Date Highest Value Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
GROSS BETA PARTICLE ACTIVITY 8/4/2015 2 2 pCi/l 50 0 Decay of natural and man-made deposits. Note: The gross beta particle activity MCL is 4 millirems/year annual dose equivalent to the total body or any internal organ. 50 pCi/L is used as a screening level.

Lead and Copper Date 90TH Percentile Range Unit AL Sites
Over AL Typical Source
COPPER 2012 - 2014 0.3 0.1 - 0.4 ppm 1.3 0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives
LEAD 2012 - 2014 2 1 - 3 ppb 15 0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits

Disinfection Byproducts Sample Point Period Highest LRAA Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5) 2597 HWY 551 2015 45 26.7 - 56.5 ppb 60 0 By-product of drinking water disinfection
TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5) 802 HWY 348 2015 64 49 - 90.4 ppb 60 0 By-product of drinking water disinfection
TTHM 2597 HWY 551 2015 305 245 - 409 ppb 80 0 By-product of drinking water chlorination
TTHM 802 HWY 348 2015 310 244.7 - 341 ppb 80 0 By-product of drinking water chlorination


Secondary Contaminants Collection Date Highest Value Range Unit SMCL
CHLORIDE 8/4/2015 101 85.5 - 101 MG/L 250
IRON 8/4/2015 0.61 0.02 - 0.61 MG/L 0.3
MANGANESE 8/4/2015 0.0073 0.0073 MG/L 0.05
PH 8/4/2015 8.7 8.6 - 8.7 SU 8.5
ZINC 8/4/2015 0.26 0.26 MG/L 5

+++++++++++++++Environmental Protection Agency Required Health Effects 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).

Additional Required Health Effects Language:

Some people who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

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 CONCORD 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 at 318.292.5333.
5/19/16
ROCKY BRANCH WATER SYSTEM
Public Water Supply ID: LA1111013

Consumer Confidence Report

2015 CCR
What you need to do:

Step 1: Review base report and inserts (numbered pages) for errors.

Surface Water Systems: If you are a surface water system, you must insert the turbidity data.

UCMR 3: If you have received data pertaining to the UCMR 3 list, that data must be included in the CCR Report. Additional information can be found at: www.dhh.la.gov/ccr

Step 2: Distribute completed report to your customers as outlined on the CCR Certification of Distribution Form no later than June 30, 2016.

Step 3: A completed CCR Certification of Distribution Form including a copy of the final CCR report shall be submitted to the State at the address provided on the form no later than September 30, 2016.

Notes:
This page is not part of your CCR; it is only the instruction page. The pages that are numbered in the upper right hand corner are the report pages.









The Water We Drink

ROCKY BRANCH WATER SYSTEM
Public Water Supply ID: LA1111013

We are pleased to present to you the Annual Water Quality Report for the year 2015. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of your water and services we deliver to you every day (Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo 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
WELL NO. 5 Ground Water
WELL #4 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.

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 systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. 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 J C AINSWORTH at 318-726-4578.

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. ROCKY BRANCH 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, 2015. 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 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.

Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) – picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water.

Treatment Technique (TT) – an enforceable procedure or level of technological performance which public water systems must follow to ensure control of a contaminant.

Action level (AL) – the concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

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.

Compliance Period Analyte Type
1/1/2015 - 3/31/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
1/1/2015 - 3/31/2015 TTHM MONITORING, ROUTINE (DBP), MAJOR
1/1/2015 - 3/31/2015 TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5) MONITORING, ROUTINE (DBP), MAJOR
4/1/2015 - 6/30/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
4/1/2015 - 6/30/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
7/1/2015 - 9/30/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
7/1/2015 - 9/30/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
10/1/2015 - 12/31/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA
10/1/2015 - 12/31/2015 TTHM MCL, LRAA

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
COLIFORM (TCR) In the month of January, 1 sample(s) returned as positive MCL: Systems that Collect Less Than 40 Samples per Month - No more than 1 positive monthly sample 0 Naturally present in the environment

In the tables below, we have shown the regulated contaminants that were detected. 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 Contaminants Collection Date Highest Value Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
ARSENIC 2/17/2014 1 1 ppb 10 0 Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes
DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL) PHTHALATE 2/17/2014 0.74 0.7 - 0.74 ppb 6 0 Discharge from rubber and chemical factories
FLUORIDE 2/17/2014 0.4 0.3 - 0.4 ppm 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories
NITRATE-NITRITE 12/3/2015 0.042 0.03 - 0.042 ppm 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits

Radionuclides Collection Date Highest Value Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
No Detected Results were Found in the Calendar Year of 2015

Lead and Copper Date 90TH Percentile Range Unit AL Sites
Over AL Typical Source
COPPER 2011 - 2013 0.2 0.1 - 0.3 ppm 1.3 0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives
LEAD 2011 - 2013 1 1 - 4 ppb 15 0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits

Disinfectant Date Highest RAA Unit Range MRDL MRDLG Typical Source
Chlorine 2015 0.89 ppm 0.52 - 1.02 4 4 Water additive used to control microbes


Disinfection Byproducts Sample Point Period Highest LRAA Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5) 1158 CHAPMAN ROAD 2015 18 13 - 22.5 ppb 60 0 By-product of drinking water disinfection
TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5) BILL BROWN & HIGHWAY 143 2015 18 13 - 27.5 ppb 60 0 By-product of drinking water disinfection
TTHM 1158 CHAPMAN ROAD 2015 130 103.2 - 171.8 ppb 80 0 By-product of drinking water chlorination
TTHM BILL BROWN & HIGHWAY 143 2015 109 77.5 - 133.2 ppb 80 0 By-product of drinking water chlorination


Secondary Contaminants Collection Date Highest Value Range Unit SMCL
CHLORIDE 2/17/2014 251.3 185.4 - 251.3 MG/L 250
PH 2/17/2014 8.67 8.66 - 8.67 PH 8.5

+++++++++++++++Environmental Protection Agency Required Health Effects 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).

Additional Required Health Effects Language:

Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.

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 ROCKY BRANCH 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.
5/12/16
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
by the Union Parish
Police Jury that the following
described building, owned
and operated by the Union
Parish Police Jury, has been
declared surplus property
and is no longer needed for
public purposes:
Voting Precinct Building
(Building Only, Land Not
Included) at 106 Pine Street,
Junction City, LA 71256
Notice is further given that
the above building is offered
for sale to the highest bidder
submitting sealed bid for its
purchase. Outside of sealed
envelope shall show sufficient
reference to identify
bid. Bids will be received
at the Union Parish Police
Jury Office, Courthouse Annex,
303 East Water Street,
Farmerville, LA until 10:00
A.M. (C.S.T.), Thursday,
May 26, 2016, at which time
they will be opened and
publicly read. Successful
bidder will be responsible
to remove building from
premises if required by
Junction City.
Building will be sold “AS
IS” without warranty or
guarantee.
The Police Jury reserves the
right to reject any or all bids
for just cause.
UNION PARISH POLICE
JURY
Charles Sawyer, President
5/19/16
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The Union Parish Detention
Center (UPDC) will receive
bids for the purchase of one
(1) jail management computer
system. Bid specifications
may be obtained at the
Union Parish Police Jury Office,
Courthouse Annex, 303
East Water Street, Farmerville,
LA between the hours
of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
(C.S.T.), Monday thru Friday
and sealed bid returned to
same location. Deadline for
all bids is Thursday, June 2,
2016 at 10:00 a.m. (C.S.T)
at which time said bids shall
be publicly opened and read
aloud. UPDC reserves the
right to reject any and all
bids. Specify bid type on the
left bottom of the envelope.
Lanny Parker, Chairman
Union Parish Police Center
Commission
5/19/16
ADVERTISEMENT FOR
BIDS
SEALED PROPOSALS
FOR:
FOLLY BEACH IMPROVEMENTS,
will be received by
the TOWN OF FARMERVILLE,
Farmerville, Louisiana,
in the office of the
Farmerville Town Hall, located
at 407 South Main,
Farmerville, Louisiana
71241, until 10:00 A.M., local
time, on Thursday, June
9, 2016. No proposals will
be received after this hour
or date. On this date and
specified time, bids will be
publicly opened and read
aloud.
PROJECT: FOLLY BEACH
IMPROVEMENTS
PROJECT CLASSIFICATION:
Highway, Street, and
Bridge Construction
CONTRACT TIME: 100
Calendar Days
LIQUIDATED DAMAGES:
$400.00
Complete sets of drawings,
specifications, and forms
may be obtained at the
office of RILEY COMPANY
OF LOUISIANA, INC., 112
East Mississippi Avenue,
P.O. Drawer 1303, Ruston,
Louisiana 71273-1303,
Telephone (318) 251-0238,
Fax (318) 251-0239. Cost
per contract set is $90.00.
Any unsuccessful bidder,
upon returning such set
within ten days of bid opening
and in good condition,
will be refunded the deposit
and any non-bidder upon so
returning such set within ten
days of bid opening will be
refunded $10.00.
Each proposal is to be accompanied
by a certified
check payable to the TOWN
OF FARMERVILLE or a bid
bond, the amount of either of
which shall be five percent
(5%) of the amount of the
bid. Bidders are advised
that both a Performance
Bond and a Payment Bond,
each in the amount of 100
percent (100%) of the Contract
Price, will be required.
No Bidder may withdraw his
bid within thirty (30) days
after the actual date of the
opening thereof.
Types of construction required
for this project include
dirtwork, road construction,
and sewer construction.
The TOWN OF FARMERVILLE
reserves the right to
reject any or all proposals
for just cause.
TOWN OF FARMERVILLE
M. Stein Baughman, Jr.
Mayor
5/19/16 5/26/16
Notice of Public Hearing
Farmerville Zoning Commission
A public hearing will be held
on Monday, June 6, 2016,
at 5:30 p.m., at Farmerville
Town Hall located at 407
South Main Street, Farmerville,
Louisiana, to hear the
views and opinions of citizens
concerning the zoning
change of property belonging
to J. Thomas Properties
of Union, L.L.C., located at
9679 Hwy 15.
Legal description as follows:
BEGIN AT THE NE/C NW
NW OF SEC. 12 T20N R1W,
RUN S. 00 DEG. 034 MIN 16
SEC. E. ALONG THE EAST
LINE OF SAID FORTY
206.75 FT., S. 36 DEG.
17 MIN. 14 SEC W. 166.65
FT. FOR P.O.B., THENCE
CONTAINING S. 36 DEG.
17 MIN. 14. SEC W, 180.00
FT. TO A REBAR SET ON
THE NE’LY ROW LINE OF
LA HWY 15(COB 231, PAGE
414) N. 53 DEG. 23 MIN. 28
SEC. W. ALONG SAID ROW
LINE 87.19 FT., N. 53 DEG.
25 MIN. 58 SEC W. ALONG
SAID ROW LINE 47.81
FT.,N. 36 DEG. 17 MIN. 14
SEC. E. 180.00 FT. S. 53
DEG 24MIN. 21 SEC. E.
135.00 FT. TO P.O.B.
05/19/16, 05/26/16
Notice of Public Hearing
Farmerville Zoning Commission
A public hearing will be held
on Monday, June 6, 2016,
at 5:30 p.m., at Farmerville
Town Hall located at
407 South Main Street,
Farmerville, Louisiana, to
hear the views and opinions
of citizens concerning the
zoning change of property
belonging to Constance
Lloyd, located at 805 Hickory
Street.
Legal description as follows:
BEGIN AT SE/C OF SE NE
SEC. 25 T21N R1W, RUN
W. 40 FT. FOR P.O.B., RUN
N. 369.5 FT., W. 208.7. FT.
S. 369.5 FT., E. 208.75 FT.
TO P.O.B.
05/19/16, 05/26/16
The Holmesville Water System
is currently in violation of
the maximum contaminant
level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes
as set forth by
the State [Part XII of the
Louisiana State Sanitary
Code (LAC 51: XII)] and
the Federal PrimaryDrinking
Water regulations (40 CFR
Part 141).
The United States Environmental
Protection Agency
(EPA) and the Louisiana
Department of Health and
Hospitals (LDHH) set drinking
water standards and
requires the disinfection
of drinking water. Where
disinfection is used in the
treatment of drinking water,
disinfectants combine with
naturally occurring organic
and inorganic matter present
in water to form chemicals
called disinfection byproducts
(DBPs).
EPA and LDHH set standards
for controlling the
levels of disinfectants and
DBPs in drinking water,
including trihalomethanes
(THMs) and haloacetic acid
(HAAs). Some people who
drink water containing THMs
in excess of the MCL over
many years may experience
problems with their liver,
kidneys or central nervous
system, and may have an
increased risk of getting
cancer.
In December 1998, EPA set
enforceable drinking water
standards for TTHMs at 80
parts per billion (ppb)
and for HAA5 at 60 parts
per billion (ppb) to reduce
the risk of cancer or other
adverse health effects.
Compliance with the TTHMs
and HAA5 standard for public
water systems serving
less than 10,000 individuals
initially became effective
and enforceable on January
1, 2004. Compliance
with the TTHMs standard
is determined by calculating
a locational running
annual average (LRAA) of
quarterly TTHMs sample
results. Compliance calculations
performed for the
first quarter of 2016 show
that the system’s current
TTHMs LRAAs are 217
ppb at DBP01 – HIGHWAY
15 and 257 ppb at DBP02
– JONES and PARDUE
ROAD; thus, the system is
currently in violation of the
TTHMs standard.
Please share this information
with all the other people
who drink this water, especially
those who may not
have received this notice directly
(for example, people in
apartments, nursing homes,
schools, and businesses).
You can do this by posting
this notice in a public place
or distributing copies by
hand or mail.
This is not an emergency. If
it had been, you would have
been notified immediately.
EPA and LDHH do not consider
this violation to have
any serious adverse health
effects on human health
as a result of short-term
exposure; however, continued
long-term exposure
to TTHMs and HAA5 levels
above the standard (e.g.,
20 years of exposure) has
the potential to have serious
adverse effects on human
health.
The Holmesville Water System
would like to reassure
its customers that the water
is safe to drink. We ask for
your continued patience and
understanding as we strive
to correct this ongoing issue.
Please call (318)982-7299
for any questions regarding
this notice.
May 9, 2016
5/19/16

Service District Meeting
OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
EAST UNION HOSPITAL
SERVICE DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING
March 14, 2016
President Allen opened
the Public Hearing for the
2016.2017 Budget. As there
was no public comment,
President Allen closed the
hearing.
The East Union Hospital
Service District (“EUHSD:)
met on this date, with President
Howard Allen presiding,
and the following board
members were present:
Alice Bailey, Ann Halley,
and Jimmy Hollis. Absent
from the meeting were
board members: Darien
Brown, Beverly Lloyd, and
Joel Taylor.
Also present was William
Adcock, CFO UGH, and
Donna Cranford, administrative
assistant for the
board. No general public
was present.
President Allen called the
meeting to order and on
motion by Jimmy Hollis,
seconded by Alice Bailey,
the Board approved the
minutes of the 02-15-2016
meeting unanimously.
Mr. Adcock presented the
Board with an updated
projection of the final funding
transfer for the renovation
project. After open discussion
with the Board and the
realization that it could be
early as June, 2016 when
additional funds would need
to be transferred, President
Allen recommended that
due to the earlier date than
originally anticipated, it may
be necessary to split the final
amount of $858,000.00 into
two or three smaller transfers.
The Board has one
remaining time certificate
that does not mature until
August, 2016. A funding
request could be presented
to the Board at the May 9,
2016 meeting.
Financial Report/Payables
Financial Reports were presented
by Donna Cranford
including Balance Sheet,
Statement of Revenues
and Expenses, General
Ledger as of February,
2016. Discussion regarding
the current balance, the remaining
time certificate and
maturity date were included
to provide detailed information
regarding the funding
transfer(s) for the renovation
project. Balance projections
were discussed, as well as
ad valorem taxes. A motion
to accept the Financial
Report was made by Alice
Bailey with a second from
Ann Halley. Unanimous
approval.
The Proposed 2016-2017
Budget was presented by
Donna Cranford and discussion
followed. On motion
by Ann Halley, seconded
by Jimmy Hollis, the Board
adopted the 2016-2017
Budget as presented with
unanimous approval.
President Allen made a
verbal announcement that
if all the necessary data
regarding reassessment
and the 2016 tax millage
was received in time to meet
publishing requirements, the
Millage Rate for 2016 would
be discussed and levied at
the May 9, 2016 meeting.
The previous audit engagement
proposal received from
BKD, Inc., which was a three
year proposal, but had only
been approved for one
year (2015) was reviewed.
On motion by Alice Bailey,
seconded by Ann Halley, a
motion was made to accept
the proposal for 2016 and
2017 audits. Unanimous
approval.
New Business
No additional business was
presented and having set
the next meeting for May 9,
2016, Mr. Allen adjourned
the meeting.
Joel Taylor, Secretary/Treasurer
East Union Hospital District
Board
Howard Allen, President
East Union Hospital District
Board
5/19/16

Part XII of the Louisiana
State Sanitary Code requires
the notice include the
following statements:
The Rocky Branch Water
System is currently in
violation of the maximum
contaminant level (MCL) for
total trihalomethanes as set
forth by the State [Part XII of
the Louisiana State Sanitary
Code (LAC 51:XII)] and the
Federal Primary Drinking
Water Regulations (40 CFR
Part 141).
The United States Environmental
Protection Agency
(EPA) and the Louisiana
Department of Health and
Hospitals (LDHH) set drinking
water standards and
requires the disinfection
of drinking water. Where
disinfection is used in the
treatment of drinking water,
disinfectants combine with
naturally occurring organic
and inorganic matter present
in water to form chemicals
called disinfection byproducts
(DBPs). EPA and LDHH
set standards for controlling
the levels of disinfectants
and DBPs in drinking water,
including trihalomethanes
(THMs) and haloacetic acid
(HAAs). Some people who
drink water containing THMs
in excess of the MCL over
many years may experience
problems with their liver,
kidneys, or central nervous
system, and may have an
increased risk of getting
cancer.
In December 1998, EPA set
enforceable drinking water
standards for TTHMs at 80
parts per billion (ppb) and for
HAA5 at 60 parts per billion
(ppb) to reduce the risk of
cancer or other adverse
health effects. Compliance
with the TTHMs and
HAA5 standard for public
water systems serving less
than 10,000 individuals
initially became effective
and enforceable on January
1, 2004. Compliance
with the TTHMs standard
is determined by calculating
a locational running
annual average (LRAA) of
quarterly TTHMs sample
results. Compliance calculations
performed for the
first quarter of 2016 show
that the system’s current
TTHMs LRAAs are 140 ppb
at DBP02- BILL BROWN &
HIGHWAY 143 and 155 ppb
at DBP03- 1158 CHAPMAN
ROAD; thus, the system is
currently in violation of the
TTHMs standard.
Please share this information
with all the other people
who drink this water, especially
those who may not
have received this notice directly
(for example, people in
apartments, nursing homes,
schools, and businesses).
You can do this by posting
this notice in a public place
or distributing copies by
hand or mail.
This is not an emergency. If
it had been, you would have
been notified immediately.
EPA and LDHH do not consider
this violation to have
any serious adverse health
effects on human health
as a result of short-term
exposure; however, continued
long-term exposure
to TTHMs and HAA5 levels
above the standard (e.g.,
20 years of exposure) has
the potential to have serious
adverse effects on human
health.
Bobby Hodge 318.726.5474.
5/19/16
Part XII of the Louisiana
State Sanitary Code requires
the notice include the
following statements:
The Concord Water System
is currently in violation of
the maximum contaminant
level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes
as set forth by
the State [Part XII of the
Louisiana State Sanitary
Code (LAC 51:XII)] and the
Federal Primary Drinking
Water Regulations (40 CFR
Part 141).
The United States Environmental
Protection Agency
(EPA) and the Louisiana
Department of Health and
Hospitals (LDHH) set drinking
water standards and
requires the disinfection
of drinking water. Where
disinfection is used in the
treatment of drinking water,
disinfectants combine with
naturally occurring organic
and inorganic matter present
in water to form chemicals
called disinfection byproducts
(DBPs). EPA and LDHH
set standards for controlling
the levels of disinfectants
and DBPs in drinking water,
including trihalomethanes
(THMs) and haloacetic acid
(HAAs). Some people who
drink water containing THMs
in excess of the MCL over
many years may experience
problems with their liver,
kidneys, or central nervous
system, and may have an
increased risk of getting
cancer.
In December 1998, EPA set
enforceable drinking water
standards for TTHMs at 80
parts per billion (ppb) and for
HAA5 at 60 parts per billion
(ppb) to reduce the risk of
cancer or other adverse
health effects. Compliance
with the TTHMs and
HAA5 standard for public
water systems serving less
than 10,000 individuals
initially became effective
and enforceable on January
1, 2004. Compliance
with the TTHMs standard
is determined by calculating
a locational running
annual average (LRAA) of
quarterly TTHMs sample
results. Compliance calculations
performed for the
first quarter of 2016 show
that the system’s current
TTHMs LRAAs are 278
ppb at DBP01- 802 HWY
348 and 300 ppb at 2597
HWY 551; thus, the system
is currently in violation of the
TTHMs standard.
Please share this information
with all the other people
who drink this water, especially
those who may not
have received this notice directly
(for example, people in
apartments, nursing homes,
schools, and businesses).
You can do this by posting
this notice in a public place
or distributing copies by
hand or mail.
This is not an emergency. If
it had been, you would have
been notified immediately.
EPA and LDHH do not consider
this violation to have
any serious adverse health
effects on human health
as a result of short-term
exposure; however, continued
long-term exposure
to TTHMs and HAA5 levels
above the standard (e.g.,
20 years of exposure) has
the potential to have serious
adverse effects on human
health.
President Melvin Easter
318.245.2534 or Kenneth
McClemore 318.957.1914
5/19/16

*PUBLIC NOTICE*
A course of instruction for
ALL ELECTION COMMISSIONERS
and COMMISSIONERS-
IN-CHARGE
for Union Parish will be
held at the following places
and times:
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, at
6:00 p.m. OR at MONDAY,
June 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
at the Union Parish Courthouse
Building, Farmerville,
Louisiana. You only have to
attend one of these classes.
To serve as a Certified Commissioner
one must be the
following:
a qualified voter who is
not entitled to assistance
in voting;
shall not be a candidate for
public office in the election;
shall not be a child, brother,
sister, parent or spouse of
a candidate for election to
public office in the precinct
in which he serves;
shall not have been convicted
of an election offense;
have attended a course of instruction
for commissioners;
shall not be a law enforcement
officer.
If you attend this course
and successfully complete
it, your name will be placed
on the roster of Certified
Commissioners from which
Commissioners are drawn
to serve in each election.
The pay for Commissioners
for each election if $200.00
If you have ever considered
working as a Commissioner,
please attend this school
and become a Certified
Commissioner.
If you attend this school
you will be certified through
June, 2020, and will not
have to attend another recertification
school before
that date.
EVERY COMMISSIONER
WILL HAVE TO BE RECERTIFIED,
AS YOUR
COMMISSION ENDS ON
JUNE 30, 2016..
Dodi Eubanks-Clerk of Court
Union Parish, Louisiana
5/19/16 5/26/16

Special Meeting Union Parish
Police Jury
Farmerville, LA
May 10, 2016 5:30 P.M.
The Union Parish Police
Jury met this date in special
session in the Police Jury
meeting room, Courthouse
Annex, Farmerville, Louisiana
with following members
present: Charles Sawyer,
Lanny Parker, Jerry W.
Taylor, Glenn Hutto, Derek
S. Kennedy, Nathan Futch,
Stan Smith, Mike Jones and
John Watley. Absent: None.
Also present was Bruce
Hampton, Assistant District
Attorney. The President
called the session to order
and welcomed all guest. Mr.
Derek Kennedy offered the
invocation and Nathan Futch
led the group in the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.
President Sawyer asked
if anyone in the audience
would like to register for public
comment. At this time,
the public was given the
opportunity to comment on
any item shown on agenda.
No comment was made.
Motion by Mr. Jerry Taylor
and seconded by Mr. Derek
Kennedy and declared adopted
by unanimous vote
of the jury to approve the
agenda change.
Change:
9. This item should read
“Discuss and take action if
necessary on the Detention
Center and any recommendations
that are made.
Motion made by Mr. Stan
Smith and seconded by
seconded by Lanny Parker
that the Airport Committee
recommends that Mr. Jackie
Gilbert become the Airport
Manager and that he oversees
the fuel operations at
the Airport. Motion carried
unanimously.
Motion made by Stan Smith
and seconded by Jerry
Taylor that the Airport Committee
recommends Alliance
KSA as the Consultant
Engineering firm and that
the president execute all
necessary papers. Motion
carried unanimously.
Motion Made by Stan Smith,
seconded by Mike Jones,
that the Police Jury advertise
for the mowing of the airport
for 2 weeks and that the bidder
can pick specifications
on mowing at the police
jury office. Motion carried
unanimously.
Discussion on the insurance
coverage on the airport if a
plane gets fuel out there and
crashes who would be liable.
Jerry Taylor and Stan Smith
will check on this just so the
Jury knows and report back
at a later date.
Mr. Lanny Paker stated
the courthouse committee
tabled their concerns
pending legal counsel. No
action taken.
Motion made by Mr. Michael
Jones stated the Personnel
Committee met and decided
to re advertise for Secretary/
Treasurer position seconded
by Derek Kennedy.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion made by Mr. Mike
Jones to hire Dan Morgan on
a temporary basis to come
in and help with duties at
a price of $20.00 per hour
the motion was seconded
by Derek Kennedy. Motion
carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Mike
Jones and seconded by
Derek Kennedy to hire
someone temporary to help
out in the Police Jury office
this can be through WIA
office or if anyone knows
someone. Motion carried
unanimously.
At this time Mr. Jerry Taylor
expressed concerns about
the Detention Center to continue
to support those on the
Board, fully understand the
jury’s financial responsibility
and sit down with a company
that is interested in leasing
the Detention Center. There
is no tax in place to fund the
Detention Center. Mr. Derek
Kennedy expressed his
concerns about dissolving
the Commission and that it
has come a time to explore
some things to see what
extent the Parish has to
fund the Detention Center.
Mr. Bruce Hampton agreed
to get a legal opinion on
whether we can dissolve
the Detention Center Commission.
Mr. Jerry Tayior
handed out some print outs
on some Acts of the legislator
RV 15:702-Maintenance
of parish jails, RS 15:704
Sheriff keeper of jail, RS
15:850.1,RS 15:850.4 Power
and duties of Commission
and RS 15:150.5 Funding for
operation and maintenance
of Union Parish Detention
Center, for each juror to read
along with Bruce Hampton
just for information. It was
motion by Mr. Jerry Taylor
and seconded by Mr. Derek
Kennedy that Bruce Hampton
work with Jerry Taylor
to get a Attorney General
Opinion on questions he
has on the Detention Center.
Motion carried unanimously.
In accordance with Ordinance
549, time for public
comment was given. Mr.
Josh Gowen discussed
about trash pickup. He
wants to open up a business
of picking up people trash
once a week for $25.00 per
month. He was asked by
Mr. Derek Kennedy where
would he take this trash
to. Mr. Bruce Hampton expressed
his concern that we
check the ordinance to see if
he is allowed to perform this
act of dumping the trash he
picks up in the dumpsters.
Mr. Glenn Hutto asked Josh
Gowen to give him his name
and number and he would
check with Richard Phelps
who is the Landfill Superintendent
on how this act could
be performed.
There being no further business
to come before the
Jury, the President declared
the meeting adjourned upon
motion by Glenn Hutto,
seconded by Mr. Mike Jones
on this the 10th day of May,
2016.
Peggy Tate, Asst. Secretary-
Treasurer
Charles Sawyer, President
5/19/16

REGULAR MEETING,
UNION PARISH SCHOOL
BOARD
May 9, 2016
The Union Parish School
Board met in Regular Session
at the Union Parish
School Board Office in
Farmerville, Louisiana, on
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 6:00
p.m. Members were present
as follows: Mr. Robert
C. James, Jr., Mr. Danny
Smith, Mr. Tommy Bennett,
Mrs. Judy Mabry, Mr. John
Ellis, Mrs. Sharon Stewart,
Mrs. Challana Dean, and
Mr. Clyde Hays. Absent
from the meeting was Mrs.
Shannon Barkley.
President James called the
meeting to order and Mr.
Hays gave the invocation.
On motion by Mr. Smith,
seconded by Mr. Hays, the
Board approved the agenda
as printed.
On motion by Mr. Ellis, seconded
by Mr. Bennett, the
Board approved the minutes
for the April 11, 2016 Regular
Board Meeting as printed.
Scott Walker, with Taylor
and Sons Insurance Agency,
presented a special engraved
award to Billy Hill,
custodian at the Union
Parish Elementary School
as Employee of the Month
for the month of April, 2016.
Mary Barrios, Healthy Living
Coordinator with Children’s
Coalition of North East Louisiana
introduced student
ambassadors to the Board
and spoke about Orange
Ribbon Week – Alcohol
Awareness Week.
David Gray, Principal of
Union Parish High School,
introduced the winners of
the Louisiana Tech University
District Academic Rally:
(the first three are Melissa
Savage’s students)
Nakiaus Glosson – First
place in Advanced Math
Functions/Statistics
Anna Norwood -
Second place in Advanced
Math Pre-Calculus
Mandi Gates -
First Place in Psychology
Kira Cates - Second Place
in English I (Ellen McPherson’s
student)
Results of the Louisiana
State University Rally:
Nakiaus Glosson – Seventh
place in Advanced Math
Functions/Statistics
Anna Norwood -Fourteenth
place in Advanced Math
Pre-Calculus
Mandi Gates -Ninth Place in
Psychology
Kira Cates - Ninth Place in
English I (Ellen McPherson’s
student)
Carol Smith, Title I Director,
introduced two Union
Parish Junior High School
Teachers, Andrea Ambrew,
8th Grade Science teacher,
and Jennifer Kelly, Migrant
Education Program teacher,
who have been honored with
a 2016 Rural Trust Fellow.
The Rural Trust Global Teacher Fellowship Program
will fund a seven city,
fifteen day trip to Costa Rica
to collect data pertaining to
8th grade science standards
and Latin America culture.
On motion by Mrs. Mabry,
seconded by Mr. Hays, the
Board adopted a resolution
thanking the First National
Bank for sponsoring the
Honors Banquet on Monday,
April 11, 2016 and presenting
a $1,000.00 scholarship
to Bryan Nicholas Baldwin,
an honor student at Union
Parish High School. First
National Bank also gave
$1,000.00 to cover the cost
of the Honors Banquet that
was held at the Union Parish
High School cafeteria.
On motion by Mr. Smith,
seconded by Mrs. Mabry,
the Board adopted a proclamation
honoring Melissa
Savage, Union Parish High
School math/psychology
teacher. She was chosen
as one of the Louisiana
2017 Teacher of the Year
Semi-Finalists and will be
honored at the 10th Annual
Cecil J. Picard Education
Excellence Symposium and
Celebration Friday, July 15,
2016 at the Crowne Plaza
Executive Center in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana.
The Board was informed
of the following graduation
dates for 2015-2016:
Downsville Community
Charter School -
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Union Parish High School -
Friday, May 13, 2016
Volkert staff reported to
the Board on construction
underway at Union Parish
Elementary School,
Union Parish High School,
and Downsville Community
Charter School.
Keith Crowville, with APEL,
presented to the Board
an overall review of the
2016 needs assessment
conducted in grades 6-12.
The district employed APEL
to conduct an assessment
and make recommendations
every three years as
mandated by the State.
Andy Allred, Union Parish
6th Grade Center Principal,
reported to the Board on the
training staff will receive at
the Ron Clark Academy in
Atlanta in June. Billy Snow
will be part of the training
on implementation of cultural
changes in the schools,
and will continue working
with the district throughout
next year.
On motion by Mr. Ellis,
seconded by Mr. Smith,
the Board gave permission
to create a Union Parish
Elementary School Assistant
Principal position
beginning July 1, 2016 as
per the school district’s current
salary schedule. The
position will replace one of
the two elementary school
principal positions currently
approved.
On motion by Mrs. Dean,
seconded by Mrs. Mabry,
the Board adopted a resolution
to retain Government
Consultants, Inc. as the
District’s municipal advisor
until otherwise terminated
by either party.
On motion by Mr. Smith,
seconded by Mr. Hays, the
Board granted permission
to get an appraisal on the
Marion School property in
order to advertise for the
sale of the property.
On motion by Mrs. Dean,
seconded by Mrs. Mabry, the
Board approved the financial
statements for March, 2016.
On motion by Mr. Bennett,
seconded by Mr. Ellis, the
Board granted permission
to advertise for bids on the
following items for the Maintenance
and Transportation
Department for the 2016-
2017 school year:
1. Janitorial supplies
2. Diesel and gas
3. Pest control
On motion by Mrs. Mabry,
seconded by Mrs. Dean,
the Board granted permission
to advertise for bids for
the following items for the
Child Nutrition Program for
the 2016-2017 school year:
1. Small equipment
2. Large equipment
($300.00 or more)
3. Fire extinguisher/system
service
On motion by Mrs. Dean,
seconded by Mr. Hays, the
Board agreed to table, until
the next Board Meeting, the
acceptance of a bid for the
building of a safe room at
Union Parish Elementary
School.
On motion by Mr. Hays,
seconded by Mrs. Dean,
the Board accepted the
bid of $350.00 from Scotty
Gaddis on unused surplus
items located at the Union
Parish Elementary School
that are no longer needed
for school purposes. These
items include furniture and
materials recently removed
from Union Parish Elementary
School that will not be
needed in the renovated
facility or at other facilities.
This was the only bid
received.
On motion by Mr. Ellis,
seconded by Mrs. Dean, the
Board granted permission
to pay a sales tax bonus by
June 3, 2016 and to pay the
15th sales tax check, which
will be a separate check, on
June 3, 3016.
The Board was informed
that filling the positions
of Principal and Assistant
Principal at Union Parish
Elementary School would be
delayed until next week, and
the Board would be notified
of the hires.
The Board was informed of
the following resignation:
1. Lydia Farrar - Union Parish
High School School Food
Service Technician
Effective: April 14, 2016
The Board was informed of
the following retirements:
1. Angela Hendrix - Union
Parish Elementary School,
Teacher
Effective: May 26, 2016
2. Patricia Clark - Union
Parish High School, Teacher
Effective: May 26, 2016
The Board was informed
of the following disability
retirement:
1. LaKizzy Gray - Union
Parish Elementary School,
Teacher
Effective: March 3, 2016
The Board was informed of
the following teacher entering
the Deferred
Retirement Option Plan:
1. Lisa Cochran - Union
Parish Elementary School,
Teacher
Effective: September 8,
2016
On motion by Mr. Smith,
seconded by Mrs. Dean,
the Board ratified personnel
actions taken by the Superintendent
of Schools and
stated on and/or attached to
the agenda of May 9, 2016.
Arthur Hackney, President of
the Bus Drivers’ Association,
made a public comment
stating concerns from the
bus drivers.
Albert Collins, Vice-President
of the Bus Drivers’ Association,
stated concerns
from transfer bus drivers.
The Board was presented,
by the district administration,
a plan to make as
efficient as possible the
transportation system for
the 2017-2018 school year,
including probable elimination
of all or some transfer
bus routes and to reduce
length of time students are
on buses. The district study,
along with implementation
recommendation, will be
presented to the Board no
later than the November
Board Meeting.
The Board, having set its
next regular Board Meeting
for Monday, June 13, 2016
at 6:00 p.m. to be held at
the Union Parish School
Board Office in Farmerville,
Louisiana, adjourned on this
the 9th day of May, 2016.
George Cannon, Secretary
Union Parish School Board
Robert C. James, Jr., President
Union Parish School Board
5/19/16

Work Wanted
STUMP REMOVAL,
Free estimates
call James Stewart
318.243.1009 or
318.768.2554.
Business Prop. For Rent
Office space for rent
all utilities paid, call
318.548.9111.
Lost / Found
F O U N D AT
D’ARBONNE STORAGE,
VISA DEBIT
CARD. Please call
Claudia at 318-245-
0336 to identify.

Found: Set of keys in
parking lot of Farrar
Funeral Home.
Found September
29, 2014. Call 368-
3043 to identify.
Found small floating
dock on Lake Darbonne,
call to identify,
and 318.283.3181.

Found a set of keys
between the Dean of
Flowers and the Gazette
office, please
come by the Gazette
office to identify or
call 318.368.9732.

Found a set of keys
at Pickers Paradise
call 318.366.3180 to
identify.