Legal Notices
last updated: 05-21-2015
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FARMERVILLE ZONING
COMMISSION
A public hearing will be held
on Monday, June 1, 2015 at
5:30p.m., at the Farmerville
Town Hall on 407 South Main
Street, Farmerville, Louisiana
to hear the views and
opinions of the citizens concerning
the zoning change
of the property belonging to
Ms. Marilyn Parker, located
at 708 A Vergie Page Drive
to R-3 for one mobile home.
Legal description as follows:
N 246 YDS. S AND 49 1/3
YDS. E. OF NE/C OF NW
SW SEC. 30 T21N R1E,
RUN E. 49 YDS., S, 60 YDS.,
W. 49 YDS., N. 60 YDS. AND
BEGIN 134 YDS. N. OF
SW/C OF NW SW SEC. 30
T21N RUN N. TO BRANCH,
SE’LY ALONG BRANCH TO
FIELDS LOT, S. TO SW/C
OF FIELDS LOT, W. 49
1/3 YDS. TO P.O.B., LESS
BEGINNING AT SW/C OF
LAST DESC. LOT, RUN E.
30 YDS., N. TO BRANCH,
NW’LY TO FORTY LINE, S.
TO P.O.B.
5/21/2015, 5/28/2015
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 2015 show
that the system’s current
TTHMs LRAAs are 310 ppb
at DBP01 – 802 Hwy 348 and
282 ppb at DBP02 – 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 level above the
standard (e.g., 20 years of
exposure) has the potential
to have serious adverse
effects on human health.
Part XII of the Louisiana
State Sanitary Code further
requires that the notice include
the telephone number
of the owner, operator, or
designee of the public water
system as a source of additional
information concerning
the notice. Steps being
taken to comply should also
be included.
5/21/15
NOTICE TO PUBLIC:
PROPERTY FOR SALE
The Union Parish School
Board is now receiving
bids for the sale of property
known as the “Spearsville
School Site” located in
Spearsville, Louisiana. Onehalf
(50%) of the mineral
rights on the property will
be retained by the Union
Parish School Board. The
description of the property to
be sold is the following described
property situated in
the Parish of Union, State of
Louisiana, together with all
improvements and appurtenances,
to wit: The following
described property situated
in Spearsville, Union Parish,
Louisiana, to-wit:
Beginning at the NorthEast
corner of that certain lot
sold by present vendors to
present vendor
By deed recorded in Book
153 at page 496 of the Conveyance
Records of Union
Parish, Louisiana, on July 8,
1949, with this is a point of
beginning thence proceed
East 673 feet to The East
forty line of the North West
Quarter of the SouthWest
Quarter (NW ¼ of SW ¼) of
Section 32, Township 23
North, Range 2 West;
THENCE south along said
forty line a distance of 70
feet; THENCE West a distance
of 673 feet; THENCE
North 70 feet to the point of
beginning; being and lying in
the NorthWest Quarter of the
SouthWest Quarter (NW ¼
of SW 1/4) of Section 32,
Township 23 North, Range
2 West; containing 1.08
acres, more or less, together
with all the improvements
situated thereon and thereto
belonging.
AND:
A lot or parcel of land
described as follows: Beginning
at the SW corner
of Section 32, Township 23
North, Range 2 West, and
run thence North 1538 feet,
thence run East a distance
of 316 feet; and with this as
the place of beginning, run
thence North 70 feet, thence
East 331 feet, thence South
70 feet, thence West 331
feet to the place of beginning,
being in the NW ¼ of
SW ¼ Section 32, Township
23 N.R. 2 West.
AND
Beginning at the Northwest
corner of Section 32, Township
23 North, Range 2 West
and run South 3800 feet,
thence East 280 feet; thence
South 183 feet for a point of
beginning, thence run South
65 degrees and 05 minutes
East a distance of 328 feet;
thence North 88 degrees
and 20 minutes East a
distance of 600 feet; thence
North 43 degrees and 30
minutes East a distance of
158 feet; thence West 1010
feet to the point of beginning.
AND
The S ½ of the G. W. Hollis
residence Lot in the town
of Spearsville, Louisiana
located in the
NW ¼ of SW ¼ of Sec. 32,
T 23 R 2 West bounded
on north, Dr. V. E. Dudley
residence lot East by W. T.
Cherry south by Dr. N. T.
Elkins and West by Spearsville
town Lots containing 8
acres, more or less.
Specifications for bid for
purchase
The above described property
is to be sold without
any warranty whatsoever
as to title or the merchantability
of the title but with full
substitution and subrogation
in and to any and all rights
and actions of warranty
which Union Parish School
Board has or may have
against preceding owners.
The immovable property
and all improvements will
be conveyed and accepted
“as is”, where is, “without
any warranty of any kind
whatsoever.” Purchaser
shall be required to pay the
bid price in cash or check
and an additional $500.00
for deed preparation and
recording fees within fifteen
(15) days of the awarding
of the bid. All bids must be
accompanied by a check in
the amount of 10% of the
bid which will be returned if
the bid is not accepted. The
transfer shall be made by a
deed without warranty which
is available to all bidders for
review and which is part of
the specifications.
The property is appraised at
$200,000.00. No bids were
received on the property
when advertised the first
time, the second time at
85% of the appraised value,
or the third time at 80% of the
appraised value. Since this
is the fourth time to advertise
for bids there is no minimum
bid price for the property.
Instructions for all bids, bid
specifications and bid forms
are available at the office of
the Superintendent at the
Union Parish School Board
located at 1206 Marion Highway,
Farmerville, Louisiana.
The only bids that will be
accepted must be contained
on a bid form that will be
provided by that office. All
inquiries should be directed
to the Superintendent, Union
Parish School Board, P.
O. Box 318, Farmerville,
Louisiana 71241.
Bids must be delivered to
the Union Parish School
Board no later than 2:00 P.M.
Thursday, June 11, 2015.
Sealed bids that are hand
delivered or sent by certified
mail must be in an envelope
clearly marked: “Bid for
Spearsville School Site.”
Hand-delivered bids should
be brought to the 1206
Marion Highway address
and bids sent by certified
mail should be sent to the
P. O. Box 318, Farmerville,
Louisiana 71241 address.
The Union Parish School
Board reserves the right to
reject any bid for sale or to
accept the highest bid that
meets specifications.
Dr. George Cannon, Superintendent
Union Parish School Board
5/21/15 5/28/15
NOTICE TO PUBLIC:
PROPERTY FOR SALE
The Union Parish School
Board is now receiving
bids for the sale of a former
school site.
One-half (50%) of the mineral
rights on the property
will be retained by the Union
Parish School Board. The
description of the property
to be sold is the following
described property situated
in the Parish of Union, State
of Louisiana, together with
all improvements and appurtenances,
to-wit:
The: Lillie School Property
Legal Description
EXHIBIT “A”
(1) The following described
property situated in Union
Parish, Louisiana, to-wit:
Southwest Quarter of North-
West Quarter (SW ¼ of NW
¼) Section 11, Township
22 North, Range 3 West
containing 40 acres, more
or less, together with all
the improvements situated
thereon and thereunto belonging.
and
(2)
The following described
property situated in Union
Parish, Louisiana, to-wit:
West Half of SouthEast
Quarter of NorthWest
Quarter South Quarter of
NorthWest Quarter North-
West Quarter Section 11
Township 22 North, Range
3 West.
LESS AND EXCEPT
THE FOLLOWING TWO
TRACTS:
(1) The following described
property situated in Union
Parish, Louisiana, to-wit:
Beginning at the SouthWest
corner of the SW ¼ of NW
¼, Section 11 Township
22 North, Range 3 West,
proceed East 234 feet to
Highway #167, thence 190
feet along the right of way
of Highway167, thence West
234 feet, thence South 190
feet to the point of beginning,
containing 1 acre, more or
less, together with all improvements
situated thereon
and there to belonging.
and
(2) A certain tract of land
situated in the W ½ of
the NW ¼ of Section 11,
T22N,R3W,Village of Lillie,
Union Parish, Louisiana
and being more particularly
described as follows, to-wit:
Commencing at a 1 ½ inch
iron shaft found representing
the NW corner of said
Section 11, thence S Oo 14’
31” E along the west line of
said section 985.38 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINNING:
thence S 89o 34’ 15” E 1.62
feet to an axle found; thence
continuing S 89o 34’ 15” E
251.30 feet to a 5/8 inch
rebar set; thence continuing
S 89o 34’ 15” E 40.00 feet
to the centerline of U.S.
Highway No. 167; thence
S Oo 12’ 07” E along the
centerline of said highway
1,485.54 feet; thence West
40.00 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar
set on the west line of said
Section 11, thence N Oo
14’ 31” W along said line
1,487.59 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING; containing
9.296 acres, more or less,
and being subject to any
rights-of-ways, easements
or servitudes of record
or use.
Specification for Bid for
Purchase
The property is appraised
at $180,000.00. The Union
Parish School Board voted
to set the minimum bid for
purchase at 85% of the
appraised value. No bids
were received on the property,
so the minimum bid
for purchase at this time is
80% of the appraised value,
which must equal at least
$144,000.00.
The above described property
is to be sold without any
warranty whatsoever as to
title or the merchantability
of the title but with full substitution
and subrogation in
and to any and all rights and
actions of warranty which
Union Parish School Board
has or may have against
preceding owners. Onehalf
(50%) of the mineral
rights on the property will
be retained by the Union
Parish School Board. The
immovable property and all
improvements will be conveyed
and accepted “as is”
and “where is” without any
warrant of any kind whatsoever.
Purchaser shall
be required to pay the bid
price in cash or certified
funds and an additional
$500.00 for deed preparation
and recordation fees
within fifteen (15) days of
the awarding of the bid. All
bids must be accompanied
by a certified check in the
amount of 10% of the bid
which will be returned if the
bid is not accepted. The
transfer shall be made by a
deed without warrant which
is available to all bidders for
review and is part of the bid
specifications which bidders
must obtain.
Instruction for all bids
Bid specifications and bid
forms are available at the
office of the Superintendent
of the Union Parish School
Board. The only bids that will
be accepted must be contained
on a bid form that will
be provided by that office. All
inquiries should be directed
to the Superintendent, Union
Parish School Board, P.
O. Box 308, Farmerville,
Louisiana 71241.
Bids must be hand delivered
to the Union Parish School
Board at its office, at 1206
Marion Highway, Farmerville,
Louisiana or received
by certified mail at the above
address no later than 2:00
PM Thursday, June 11,
2015. Sealed bids must be
hand delivered or sent by
certified mail to P. O. Box
318, Farmerville, Louisiana
71241, in an envelope
clearly marked: “Bid for Lillie
School Property”.
The Union Parish School
Board reserves the right
to reject any bid for sale or
to accept the high bid that
meets specifications of the
bid for sale.
Dr. George Cannon, Superintendent
Union Parish School Board
5/21/15 5/28/15
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given
that, in accordance with
L.R.S. 3:1609 and LAC
7:XV.314 (A), the Louisiana
Department of Agriculture
& Forestry, Louisiana Boll
Weevil Eradication Commission,
has established a boll
weevil eradication zone, the
Louisiana Eradication Zone,
consisting of all the territory
within the state of Louisiana.
Notice is further given that
all producers of commercial
cotton in Louisiana are
required to participate in the
boll weevil eradication program,
including cost sharing,
in accordance with the Boll
Weevil Eradication Law and
regulations. This includes,
but is not limited to, reporting
of cotton acreage, and
destruction of cotton plants
and stalks by December 31
of each crop year. A copy of
the law and rules and regulations
may be obtained from
the Boll Weevil Eradication
Commission, P.O. Box 3596,
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-
3596, telephone number
(225) 922-1338.
Notice is also given that the
planting of noncommercial
cotton is PROHIBITED in
Louisiana unless a written
waiver is obtained from the
Commissioner of Agriculture
& Forestry in accordance
with LAC 7:XV.319(C). To
request a waiver, submit
a written application to the
Department of Agriculture
and Forestry, at the address
provided in this notice, stating
the conditions under
which such written waiver
is requested.
5/21/15 5/28/15
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 2015 show
that the system’s current
TTHMs LRAAs are 310 ppb
at DBP01 – 802 Hwy 348 and
282 ppb at DBP02 – 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 level above the
standard (e.g., 20 years of
exposure) has the potential
to have serious adverse
effects on human health.
Part XII of the Louisiana
State Sanitary Code further
requires that the notice include
the telephone number
of the owner, operator, or
designee of the public water
system as a source of additional
information concerning
the notice. Steps being
taken to comply should also
be included.
5/21/15
Point Wilhite Water System,
Inc.
688 Prentice Pardue Road
Downsville, LA 71234
318-982-0898
pointwilhitewater@live.com
March 6, 2015
The Point Wilhite Water
System is currently in violation
of the maximum
contaminant level (MCL) for
total trihalomethanes as set
forth be 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 TTHM s 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 fourth quarter of 2014
show that the system’s current
TTHMs LRAA is 207
ppb at DBP01 – Littleton
Loop Rd, 169 ppb at DBP02
– Curtis Dean and 160 ppb at
DBP03 – Mt. Ararat Church
Hwy 553; 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 Point Wilhite Water
System would like to reassure
its customers the
water is safe to drink. We
ask for your patience and
understanding as we look
for a solution to correct this
ongoing problem. If you
have any additional questions
or concerns, please call
Robert Mears at 318-982-
3884 and leave a message
or email pointwilhitewater@
live.com.
This institution is an equal
opportunity provider. To file
a complaint of discrimination,
write: USDA, Director,
Office of Civil Rights, 1400
Independence Avenue,
S.W., Washington, D.C.
20250-9410 or call (800)
795-3272 (voice) or (202)
720-6382 (TDD). USDA
is an equal opportunity
provider, and lender.
5/21/15
STATE OF LOUISIANA
* PARISH OF UNION
T H I R D J U D I C I A L
D IST R ICT COURT
IN RE: GREG HORNE
FILED: May 18, 2015
N U M B E R :
DY. CLERK OF COURT
M O N I T I O N
WHEREAS, GREG HORNE
purchased the property
described below at the
tax sale conducted by the
Union Parish Tax Collector
on May 12, 2010 for the
amount of taxes due and
owing for the year 2009
ad valorem taxes owed.
WHEREAS, GREG HORNE
has applied to this Court for
Monition for advertisement,
in conformity with Louisiana
Revised Statutes 13:4941
through 4951 and 47:2228
which allow tax title to
be quieted by a Monition
Proceeding after five years
prescription has passed
from the date of the sale.
THEREFORE In the name
of the State of Louisiana
and the Third Judicial District
Court for the Parish of
Union, any and all interested
persons who can establish
any right, title or claim in and
to the property described
below, and consequence of
any informality in the Order,
Decree or Judgment of the
Court under which the sale
referred to above was made,
or any irregularity, or illegality
in the appraisement and
advertisements, in time or
manner of sale, or for any
other defects whatsoever,
to show cause, within thirty
(30) days from the date on
which this Monition is first
advertised, why the sale
so made should not be
confirmed and why the tax
title to the property should
not be quieted.
THE PROPERTY AFFECTED
BY THIS MONITION IS:
Filed in book 1232, page
324, DR# 2010-00356061 of
the official records of Union
Parish, Louisiana on May
18, 2010.
MONROE, LOU ISI -
ANA, This the _____
day of _______, 2015.
Dy. CLERK OF COURT
5/21/15 6/4/15
Cellco Partnership and its
controlled affiliates doing
business as Verizon Wireless
(Verizon Wireless)
proposes to build a 308-foot
Self-Support Communications
Tower. Anticipated
lighting application is medium
intensity dual red/white
strobes. The Site location
is Highway 15, Downsville,
Union Parish, Louisiana,
71234, latitude 32° 39’
23.601”N and longitude 92°
22’ 3.984”W. The Federal
Communications Commission
(FCC) Antenna Structure
Registration (ASR,
Form 854) filing number is
A0970859.
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS
-Interested persons
may review the application
(www.fcc.gov/asr/applications)
by entering the filing
number. Environmental
concerns may be raised by
filing a Request for Environmental
Review (www.fcc.
gov/asr/environmentalrequest)
and online filings
are strongly encouraged.
The mailing address to file a
paper copy is FCC Requests
for Environmental Review,
Attn: Ramon Williams, 445
12th Street SW, Washington,
DC 20554. HISTORIC
PROPERTIES EFFECTS -
Public comments regarding
potential effects on historic
properties may be submitted
within 30 days from the
date of this publication to:
Dawn Fields, Benchmark
Environmental Consultants,
5307 E. Mockingbird Ln.
#650, Dallas, TX 75206,
214-363-5996, dawn@
benchmarkenviro.com.
5/21/15
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION
STATEMENTS
FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES
The Town of Marion is applying
for a grant under the
FY 2016/2017 Louisiana
Community Development
Block Grant (LCDBG) Program.
On May 11, 2015,
the Town Council held a
public hearing to discuss
the application process and
agreed to submit a Public
Facilities Application for
street improvements. The
Town Council is interested
in procuring the services
of a consulting engineering
firm or engineer to assist
in the preparation of the
application package and to
provide engineering design
and inspection services to
the project if it is successful
in being funded under the
LCDBG Program.
The procedures for the
selection of this firm will
be in accordance with the
procurement requirements
of the LCDBG Program. All
responses received will be
evaluated in accordance
with the selection criteria
and corresponding point
system, which is identified
in the Request for Qualification
package. That package
also identifies the scope of
services to be performed by
the selected firm.
Interested parties are invited
to secure a statement of
proposal package from
Johnny Baker, Clerk, 398
Main Street, Marion, Louisiana.
The Town’s telephone
number is (318) 292-4715.
Packages may be obtained
from the Clerk upon request
beginning May 21, 2015.
The response to this request
must be hand delivered or
mailed to the above named
person at the above named
address in such a manner
that it is received no later
than Monday, June 8, 2015.
The Town of Marion is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
We encourage all
small and minority-owned
firms and women’s business
enterprises to apply.
5/21/15
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
FOR ADMINISTRATIVE
CONSULTING SERVICES
The Town of Marion is applying
for a grant under the
FY 2016/2017 Louisiana
Community Development
Block Grant (LCDBG) Public
Facilities Program. On May
11, 2015, the Town Council
held a public hearing to discuss
the application process
and at which time the Town
Council decided to submit a
Public Facilities Application
for street improvements.
The Town Council is interested
in procuring the
services of an administrative
consulting firm to prepare
the application package and
to administer and implement
the project if successful in
being funded.
The procedures for the
selection of this firm will
be in accordance with the
procurement requirements
of the LCDBG Program. All
responses received will be
evaluated in accordance
with the selection criteria
and corresponding point
system, which is identified
in the Request for Proposal
package. That package
also identifies the scope of
services to be performed
by the selected firm. The
Town Council will award the
contract to the respondent
obtaining the highest score
in the evaluation process.
Interested parties are invited
to secure a statement of
proposal package from
Johnny Baker, Clerk, 398
Main Street, Marion, Louisiana.
The Town’s telephone
number is (318) 292-4715.
Packages may be obtained
from the Clerk upon request
beginning May 21, 2015.
The response to this request
must be hand delivered or
mailed to the above named
person at the above named
address in such a manner
that it is received no later
than 10:00 a.m. on Monday,
June 8, 2015.
The Town of Marion is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
We encourage all
small and minority-owned
firms and women’s business
enterprises to apply.
5/21/15
REGULAR MEETING, UNION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

May 11, 2015

The Union Parish School Board met in Regular Session at the Union Parish School Board Office in Farmerville, Louisiana, on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Members were present as follows: Mr. Robert C. James, Jr., Mr. Danny Smith, Mrs. Judy Mabry, Mrs. Shannon Barkley, Mr. John Ellis, Mrs. Sharon Stewart, Mrs. Challana Dean, and Mr. Clyde Hays. Absent from the meeting was Mr. Frankie Futch.
President James called the meeting to order and Mr. Smith gave the invocation.
A motion was made by Mrs. Mabry, seconded by Mr. Smith, for the Board to approve the agenda as printed.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mrs. Barkley, the Board approved the minutes for the April 13, 2015 Regular Board Meeting as printed.

Karen Barefield, with Taylor and Sons Insurance and Financial Services, presented a special engraved award to Kathy Albritton, secretary at Union Parish Junior High School as Employee of the Month for the month of April, 2015.
On motion by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Hays, the Board adopted a resolution thanking First National Bank for once again sponsoring the Honors Banquet and presenting a $1,000.00 scholarship to Justin Wayne Johnson, an honor student at Union Parish High School.
Volkert reported to the Board on the master plan for the district’s capital projects resulting from the May 3, 2014 election.
A motion was made by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mrs. Mabry, for the Board to adopt the following 2015 tax millages:
School District Regular (Constitutional)…… 3.550 mills
School District #1Consolidated (MO)……….2.980 mills
School Parish Wide (District A……………….1.640 mills
School District #1 Consolidated (SP)……...15.000 mills
School District #1 Consolidated (Bonds)….13.500 mills
President James called for a roll call vote and the roll call vote was as follows:
Yeas: Mr. Smith Nays: None Absent: Mr. Futch
Mrs. Mabry
Mr. James
Mrs. Barkley
Mr. Ellis
Mrs. Stewart
Mrs. Dean
Mr. Hays

The motion carried.
On motion by Mrs. Mabry, seconded by Mr. Ellis, the Board accepted the low base bid of $6,127,000.00 from Don M. Barron Contractor, Inc. and agreed to enter into a contract for the renovation project of Union Parish Elementary School and to table consideration of acceptance of alternate bids at the same quote for up to one hundred twenty days from the date of the bid opening, April 28, 2015.
On motion by Mrs. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hays, the Board agreed to table the action of accepting a low base bid for the renovation project of Downsville Charter School.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Ellis, the Board accepted the bid from Matthew Lee of $22,222.00 for the purchase of the Linville School property. Following the signing of the Resolution and the Deed without Warranty, it will be recorded at the Clerk of Court’s Office.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mrs. Barkley, the Board, after receiving no bids on the Spearsville School property after advertising for the third time, agreed to advertise the sale of the Spearsville School property with no minimum bid, with one-half (50%) of the mineral rights on the property retained by the Union Parish School Board. The appraised value of the property is $200,000.00. Bids must be received no later than 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 11, 2015.
On motion by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mrs. Mabry, the Board, after receiving no bids on the Lillie School property after advertising for the first time, agreed to advertise the property for sale with a minimum bid of eighty percent of the appraised value of $180,000.00 which is $144,000.00, with one-half (50%) of the mineral rights on the property being retained by the Union Parish School Board. Bids must be received no later than 2:00 pm. Thursday, June 11, 2015.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mrs. Stewart, the Board granted permission to advertise for Professional Program Management Services for the FEMA Safe Room Project located at the Union Parish Elementary School.
On motion by Mr. Hays, seconded by Mr. Ellis, the Board granted permission to advertise for Professional Program Management Services for the FEMA Safe Room Project located at the new Union Parish High School.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mrs. Mabry, the Board granted permission to advertise for bids on the following items for the Maintenance and Transportation Department for the 2015-2016 school year:
1. Janitorial Supplies
2. Diesel and Gas
On motion by Mrs. Stewart, seconded by Mrs. Barkley, the Board granted permission to advertise for bids on the following items for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2015-2016 school year:
1. Small Equipment
2. Large Equipment ($300.00 or more)
3. Pest Control
4. Fire Extinguisher/System Service
The Board was informed that Nichelle Harris, Child Nutrition Program Supervisor, will be accepting sealed bids for the sale of surplus equipment until 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2015. All items are offered on an as-is basis and each item will be sold individually.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mrs. Stewart, the Board granted permission to pay sales tax bonuses by June 5, 2015, and to pay the 15th sales tax check, which will be a separate check on June 5, 2015.
On motion by Mrs. Barkley, seconded by Mrs. Stewart, the Board approved the financial statements for March, 2015.
The Board was informed of the following medical leave:
1. Debra James - 21st Century Grant Coordinator, Central Office
Effective: April 12 – 27, 2015

The Board was informed of the following extended medical leaves:

1. Mary Sawyer - Union Parish Elementary School
Special Education Paraprofessional
Effective: May 11, 2015 – August 11, 2015


2. June Tettleton - Union Parish Sixth Grade Center, Bus Driver
Effective: March 31, 2015 until released by doctor

3. Monique Jones - Union Parish High School, Custodian
Effective: April 30, 2015 – May 21, 2015

On motion by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Smith, the Board approved all personnel actions taken by the Superintendent of Schools and stated on and/or attached to the agenda of May 11, 2015.
On motion by Mrs. Barkley, seconded by Mrs. Dean, the Board approved the following school calendar for the 2015-2016 school year:
AUGUST 10-12 (Monday-Wednesday....................................................... TEACHER INSERVICE

AUGUST 13-14 (Thursday and Friday) ........................................ GRADES 1-12 STUDENTS ½
{PreK-K Testing Days}

AUGUST 17 (Monday) ......................................................GRADES 1-12 STUDENTS FULL DAY {PreK-K Testing Day}

AUGUST 18 (Tuesday) ............................................................................... STUDENTS FULL DAY
{PreK-K Girls Only}

AUGUST 19 (Wednesday) .......................................................................... STUDENTS FULL DAY
{PreK-K Boys Only}

SEPTEMBER 7 (Monday) {Holiday} ........................................................................ LABOR DAY

SEPTEMBER 21 (Monday) {Students attend ½ day a.m.} .......................... TEACHER INSERVICE

OCTOBER 12 (Monday) {Students attend ½ day a.m.} .............................. TEACHER INSERVICE

NOVEMBER 11 (Wednesday) {Holiday} ............................................................ VETERANS’ DAY

NOVEMBER 23-27 (Monday-Friday) {Holiday} ................................................ THANKSGIVING
{Dismiss 3:00 Friday, Nov. 20; Return Monday, Nov. 30}


DECEMBER 11 (Friday) {No Students} .................................................... TEACHER INSERVICE
{Half Day}

DECEMBER 21 - JANUARY 1 (Monday-Friday) {Holiday} ................ CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS
{Dismiss 11:30 Friday, Dec. 18; Return Monday, Jan. 4}

JANUARY 18 (Monday) {Holiday} ........................................... MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

FEBRUARY12 (Friday) {Students attend ½ day a.m.} .............................. TEACHER INSERVICE

FEBRUARY 15 (Monday) {Holiday} .............................................................. PRESIDENTS’ DAY

MARCH 25-APRIL 1 (Friday-Friday) …………......... GOOD FRIDAY/EASTER/SPRING BREAK
{Dismiss 3:00 Thursday, March 24; Return Monday, April 4}

MAY 5 (Thursday) ......................................................................................... SENIORS’ LAST DAY

MAY 9-13 (Monday-Friday) ........................................................................ GRADUATION WEEK

MAY 24 (Tuesday) ..................................................................................... STUDENTS’ LAST DAY
{Half Day}

MAY 25 (Wednesday) ................................................................................ TEACHERS’ LAST DAY
{Full Day}
MAY 30 (Monday) {Holiday} ............................................................................. MEMORIAL DAY

The Board, having set its next Regular Board Meeting for Monday, June 8, 2015, to be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Union Parish School Board Office in Farmerville, Louisiana, adjourned on this the 11th day of May, 2015.
_______________________ _________________________
George Cannon, Secretary Robert C. James, Jr., President
Union Parish School Board Union Parish School Board
5/21/15