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House for sale by owner, 509 South Circle Farmerville, 3BR/1.5BA, very cozy, private fence in back, good neighborhood, seller motivated, $69,000 OBO, call 318.608.7560.

House for sale by owner, 410 Miller St. Farmerville LA, 3BR/2.5BA, carport, fence, back fence, $64,000 OBO seller motivated, call 318.608.7560.

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Found small floating dock on Lake Darbonne, call to identify, 318.283.3181

Found ring in front of American Legion Hall call to describe, 318.368.8355.
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STUMP REMOVAL, Free estimates call James Stewart 318.243.1009 or 318.768.2554.

Smith’s House cleaning service, call 318-368-9936 or 318-608-5954.
Legals
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted by the Board of Commissioners of North Union Fire Protection District, State of Louisiana (the “Governing Authority”), acting as the governing authority of North Union Fire Protection District, State of Louisiana (the “District”), on April 15, 2014, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held within the District on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters in the District qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States, the following proposition, to-wit:
PROPOSITION
(MILLAGE RENEWAL)
Shall North Union Fire Protection District, State of Louisiana (the “District”), continue to levy a special tax of ten (10) mills on all the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $59,750 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2015 and ending with the year 2024, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and/or operating fire protection facilities, vehicles and equipment in and for the District, including both moveable and immoveable property, and paying the cost of obtaining water for fire protection purposes?
The said special election will be held at the following polling places situated within the District, which polls will open at six o’clock (6:00) a.m., and close at eight o’clock (8:00) p.m., in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 18:541, to-wit:
POLLING PLACES
Precinct Location
8 (IN PART) Laran Voting Building, 1329 Hwy. 550, Laran
9 Laran Voting Building, 1329 Hwy. 550, Laran
10 (IN PART) Truxno Voting Building, 2670 Hwy. 549, Truxno
24 (IN PART) Marion High School, 3078 Taylor Street, Marion
The polling places set forth above are hereby designated as the polling places at which to hold the said election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated according to law.
Notice is further given that a portion of the monies collected from the tax described in the Proposition shall be remitted to certain state and statewide retirement systems in the manner required by law.
The said special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5 and Chapter 6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority, and the officers appointed to hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with La. R.S. 18:1287, will make due returns thereof to said Governing Authority, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Governing Authority will meet at its regular meeting place, the North Union Fire Station, 2715 Hwy. 549, Marion, Louisiana, on MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014, at SIX-THIRTY O’CLOCK (6:30) P.M., and shall then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the said special election. All registered voters of the District are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used.
THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Marion, Louisiana, on this, the 15th day of April, 2014.
ATTEST:
/s/ James Wicker
Chairman
/s/ Bonnie Nale
Secretary
9/11/14

Public Notice
The Downsville Charter School 2014-2015 Budget will be available for public inspection from August 12, 2014 thru September 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3p.m. at the Downsville Charter School, 4787 Hwy 151 , Downsville, LA 71234. Phone (318) 982-5318.
Please be advised that a public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014 to adopt the 2014-2015 DCS Budget. This meeting will be held at Downsville Town Hall.
9/11/14

The Downsville Water System is required to monitor your drinking water for disinfection byproducts (total trihalomethanes [TTHM] and haloacetic acids-five [HAA5]) every 90 days from the peak historical month (March). Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water meets health standards. During the monitoring period of April through June, 2014, the Downsville Water System did not monitor, did not complete all monitoring, or did not report the results for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and haloacetic acids-five (HAA5), and therefore we cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water during that time
This violation occurred because of the failure to collect the required samples for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and haloacetic acids (HAA5) from the water system’s distribution system.
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.
Necessary action has been taken to prevent this violation from recurring.
9/11/14

The Downsville 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 disinfections byproducts (DPBs). 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, EPS 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 second quarter of 2014 show that the system’s current TTHMs LRAA is 91 ppb at DBP02 – Sue Calhoun Rd & Hwy. 145; 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 apartment, 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 level above the standard (e.g. 20 years of exposure) has the potential to have serious adverse effects on human health.
9/11/14

*PUBLIC NOTICE*
A course of instruction for NEW ELECTION COMMISSIONERS for Union Parish will be held at the following places and times:
THURSDAY, September 25, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at the Union Parish Courthouse Building, Farmerville, Louisiana
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, 2016, and will not have to attend another re-certification school before that date.
THIS IS FOR NEW COMMISSIONERS ONLY!.
Dodi Eubanks-Clerk of Court
Union Parish, Louisiana
9/11/14

Town of Farmerville
Regular Meeting
August 11, 2014
The Farmerville Town Council met in regular session at Farmerville Town Hall, located at 407 South Main Street, Farmerville, Louisiana, on August 11, 2014. The council members present were Mayor M. Stein Baughman, Jr., Alderman Jerry Taylor, Lavelle Maine, Caroline Gatson, Wayne “Pone” Jones, and Gerome Nation.
The roll was called and with a quorum present Mayor Baughman called the meeting to order.
At this time Mayor Baughman offered the public the opportunity to voice their opinion on all agenda items.
On motion by Jones, seconded by Nation and unanimously approved to approve the minutes from the July 14, 2014, regular meeting.
On motion by Taylor, seconded by Maine and unanimously approved to approve the payables from July, 2014.
On motion by Nation, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to accept Eagle Point Drive, Eagle Point Trace and Eagle Point Way into our road system subject to the Town doing some repairs and the Homeowners Association reimburse for the materials used to make these repairs.
On motion by Jones, seconded by Nation and unanimously approved to adopt Resolution No. 09-14 pertaining to the LCDBG Contract with Foster Farms
RESOLUTION NO. 09-14
CONTRACT WITH FOSTER FARMS
WHEREAS, the LCDBG program requires that all grant recipients execute an agreement between the industry and the Town; and,
WHEREAS, Foster Farms has committed to the private investment of $5,000,000 in capital improvements at the Farmerville Plant located in Farmerville, Louisiana and the hiring of 100 permanent jobs of which 51 percent would be from families of low and moderate income; and,
WHEREAS, in order for Foster Farms to make the necessary financial and employment investment at the Farmerville Plant site, LCDBG funds of $1,039,000.00 granted to the Town of Farmerville is required to provide necessary public infrastructure potable water improvements; and,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town of Farmerville authorizes the Mayor to execute an Agreement with Foster Farms in conformance with the LCDBG requirements and subject to review and approval by the Town’s legal council.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town of Farmerville authorizes the Mayor to execute any lease, contract, or agreement and all documents necessary to effectuate the requirements as set forth in the LCDBG Program.
Passed and adopted by the Town of Farmerville, Parish of Union, State of Louisiana, on this 11th day of August, 2014, by the following votes:
YEAS: TAYLOR, MAINE, GATSON, JONES, NATION
NAYS: NONE
ABSENT: NONE
ABSTAIN: NONE
GayNell Pepper
Town Clerk M. Stein Baughman, Jr.
Mayor
On motion by Jones, seconded by Nation and unanimously approved to transfer the 2% fire insurance rebate to the Volunteer Fire Department account.
On motion by Taylor, seconded by Gatson and unanimously approved to accept the action taken by the Farmerville Zoning Commission as follows:
1. To zone the property located at 710 B and 710 C West Boundary Street belonging to Rafash Brew R-3.
2. To zone the property located at 727 Olin Hills Road belonging to Gary Albritton to R-3.
There being no further business to come before the council, Mayor Baughman declared this meeting adjourned this the 14th day of July 2014. Upon motion by Taylor, seconded by Gatson.
Gay Nell Pepper, Town Clerk
M. Stein Baughman, Jr., Mayor
9/11/14

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
AS REQUIRED BY LAW, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I HAVE CERTIFIED MY 2014 ASSESSMENT LIST TO THE UNION PARISH POLICE JURY AS THE BOARD OF REVIEW FOR A PERIOD OF 15 DAYS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, AND ENDING OCTOBER 1, 2014.
THE BOARD OF REVIEW SHALL RECEIVE ANY WRITTEN OR ORAL COMPLAINTS FROM TAXPAYERS WHO WISH TO PROTEST THEIR ASSESSMENT AS DETERMINED BY THE ASSESSOR, THE APPEAL DEADLINE FOR THE TAXPAYER TO FILE A WRITTEN APPEAL TO THE BOARD OF REVIEW BY CERTIFIED MAIL OR HAND DELIVERY WILL BE SEPTEMBER 23, 2014, AT THE END OF THAT BUSINESS DAY. COMPLAINT OF TAXPAYERS MUST COMPLY WITH ACT 1976 IN ORDER FOR THE BOARD TO CONSIDER ANY PROTEST.
DURING THIS PERIOD THE POLICE JURY WILL CONVENE FROM TIME TO TIME IN THE POLICE JURY MEETING ROOM, TO HEAR APPEALS IF THERE BE ANY AND WILL CONCLUDE ITS FINAL HEARING AT 4:00 P.M., SEPTEMBER 30, 2014.
LANCE FUTCH, CLA
ASSESSOR OF UNION PARISH
9/11/14 9/18/14
Unfurn. Houses
For rent, unfurnished 1/BR house 630 N. Spillway Rd., call 318.348.6089.