Legal Notices
last updated: 01-22-2015
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 fourth
quarter of 2014 show that
the system’s current TTHMs
LRAAs are 303 ppb at DBP01
– 802 Hwy 348 and 274 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 longterm
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.
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We are 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 (June).
Results of regular monitoring
are an indicator of whether or
not your drinking water meets
health standards. During the
monitoring period of July
through August, 2014, the
Cox Ferry 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-five
(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. This included
informing the responsible
reporting entity that quarterly
reporting is mandatory.
If you require additional information,
contact Ben Bridges,
Southern Environmental
Group, at (318) 245-7121.
Cox Ferry Association
Cox Ferry Water System
Downsville, LA
PWS ID #1111027
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I Benoit Holloway Jr. owner
of Main Street Southern Grill
of Farmerville I am applying
to the Office of Alcohol
Tobacco Control of the State
of Louisiana and The Town
of Farmerville Louisiana, for
a permit to sell beverages of
low alcoholic content at retail
in the Town of Farmerville LA,
Union Parish at the following
address 712 North Main St.
Farmerville LA 71241.
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REGULAR MEETING,
UNION PARISH SCHOOL
BOARD
January 12, 2015
The Union Parish School
Board met in Regular Session
at the Union Parish
School Board Office in
Farmerville, Louisiana, on
Monday, January 12, 2015
at 6:00 p.m. Members were
present as follows: Mr.
Robert C. James, Jr., Mr.
Danny Smith, Mr. Frankie
Futch, Mrs. Judy Mabry, Mrs.
Shannon Barkley, Mr. John
Ellis, Mrs. Sharon Stewart,
Mrs. Challana Dean, and Mr.
Clyde Hays.
President James called the
meeting to order and Mrs.
Mabry gave the invocation.
Dodi Eubanks, Union Parish
Clerk of Court, administered
the oath of office to all Board
Members, including the
two new Board Members,
Sharon Stewart (District 7)
and Danny Smith (District 2).
Superintendent Cannon
opened the floor for nominations
for School Board
President for the year 2015.
Mrs. Barkley nominated Mr.
James for School Board
President.
On motion by Mrs. Barkley,
seconded by Mr. Smith,
the Board agreed to cease
nominations.
Superintendent Cannon
called for a roll call vote on
Mr. James as School Board
President, and the vote was
as follows:
Yeas:
Mr. Smith
Mr. Futch
Mrs. Mabry
Mrs. Barkley
Mr. Ellis
Mrs. Stewart
Mrs. Dean
Mr. Hays
Nays: None
Abstain: Mr. James
Mr. James was elected
President of the Union Parish
School Board for the year
2015 by majority.
President James opened
the floor for nominations
for School Board Vice-
President for the year 2015.
Mrs. Mabry nominated Mrs.
Barkley for School Board
Vice-President.
On motion by Mrs. Mabry,
seconded by Mr. Ellis, the
Board agreed to cease the
nominations.
President James called
for a roll call vote on Mrs.
Barkley as School Board
Vice-President and the vote
was as follows:
Yeas:
Mr. Smith
Mr. Futch
Mrs. Mabry
Mr. James
Mr. Ellis
Mrs. Stewart
Mrs. Dean
Mr. Hays
Nays: None
Abstain: Mrs. Barkley
Mrs. Barkley was elected
Vice-President of the Union
Parish School Board for the
year 2015 by majority.
On motion by Mr. Futch,
seconded by Mr. Hays, the
Board approved the agenda
for the January 12, 2015
Regular Board Meeting as
printed.
On motion by Mr. Smith,
seconded by Mr. Ellis, the
Board approved the minutes
for the December 8, 2014
Regular Board Meeting as
printed.
Karen Barefield, Taylor
and Sons Insurance and
Financial Services, presented
an engraved award
to Michelle Holly, second
and third grade special
education teacher at Union
Parish Elementary School
as “Employee of the Month”
for December, 2014.
Volkert staff reported to the
Board on the district’s capital
projects resulting from the
May 3, 2014 election.
A motion was made by Mrs.
Mabry, seconded by Mr.
Futch, for the Board to adopt
a resolution authorizing a
request for bids for the purpose
of General Obligation
School Bonds, Series 2015,
of the Consolidated School
District No. 1 of the Parish
of Union, State of Louisiana,
and providing for other matters
in connection therewith.
President James called for
a roll call vote, and the vote
was as follows:
Yeas:
Mr. Smith
Mr. Futch
Mrs. Mabry
Mrs. Barkely
Mr. James
Mr. Ellis
Mrs. Stewart
Mrs. Dean
Mr. Hays
Nays: None
Abstain: None
On motion by Mr. Futch,
seconded by Mrs. Barkley,
the Board, having received
no bids on the Spearsville
School property, granted
approval to advertise the
property for sale with a
minimum bid to be eightyfive
percent of the appraised
value of $200,000.00 at
$170,000.00. Bids are to be
received no later than 2:00
p.m., Thursday, February
19, 2015.
On motion by Mr. Smith,
seconded by Mrs. Dean, the
Board granted approval to
advertise the Linville School
property for sale. The minimum
bid for the purchase
must equal $21,250.00
which is eighty-five percent
of the appraised value of
$25,000.00. Bids are to be
received no later than 2:00
p.m., Thursday, February
12, 2015.
On motion by Mrs. Mabry,
seconded by Mr. Hays, the
Board approved the financial
statements for November,
2014.
On motion by Mrs. Stewart,
seconded by Mrs. Barkley,
the Board approved the
following policies at their
second viewing:
1. Parents’ Rights Policy
2. Minutes of Board Meeting
Policy
3. Discipline, Separation,
and Dismissal Policy (Non-
Teacher Tenure)
4. Ethics for School Board
Members Policy
The Board was informed of
the following resignation:
1. Paul George -
Union Parish Junior High
School, Teacher
Effective: December 19,
2014
The Board was informed of
the following employment:
1. Jordan Bostick -
Union Parish Elementary
School, Pre-K Teacher
Effective: December 1,
2014
The Board was informed
of the following Deferred
Retirement Option Plan:
1. June Tettleton -
Union Parish Sixth Grade
Center, Bus Driver
Effective: May 23, 2015
The Board was informed of
the following medical leaves:
1. June Tettleton -
Union Parish Sixth Grade
Center, Bus Driver
Effective: November 19,
2014 – January 6, 2015
2. Greta Rose -
Union Parish High School
Special Education Paraprofessional
Effective: December 4-15,
2014
The Board was informed
of the following extended
medical leaves:
1. Wanda Jackson -
Union Parish Elementary
School
Cafeteria Technician
Effective: December 22,
2014 – February 2, 2015
2. Rene Simpson -
Union Parish Elementary
School, Teacher
Effective: February 3,
2015 –
until released to return
to work
On motion by Mr. Ellis, seconded
by Mrs. Barkley, the
Board ratified the personnel
actions taken by the Superintendent
of Schools and
stated on and or attached
to the agenda of January
12, 2015.
The Board, having set its
next Regular Board Meeting
for Monday, February
9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. and
a Special Board Meeting
for Thursday, February 12,
2015 at 12:00 noon, both
to be held at the Union
Parish School Board Office
in Farmerville, Louisiana,
adjourned on this the 12th
day of January, 2015.
George Cannon, Secretary
Union Parish School
Board
Robert C. James, Jr., President
Union Parish School
Board
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