Legal Notices
last updated: 09-25-2014
Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Farmerville, State of Louisiana (the “Governing Authority”), acting as the governing authority of the Town of Farmerville, Parish of Union, State of Louisiana (the “Town”), on April 14, 2014, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held within the Town on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters in the Town 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:
Shall the Town of Farmerville, Parish of Union, State of Louisiana (the “Town”), continue to levy under the authority conferred by Article VI, Sections 30 and 32 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, the applicable provisions of Chapter 5, Chapter 6-A and Chapter 6-B of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority a tax of seven and ninety one hundredths (7.90) mills on all the property subject to taxation in the Town (an estimated $190,724.64 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 2014 and ending with the year 2023, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and/or operating fire protection facilities and for purchasing fire trucks and other fire fighting equipment for said Town?
A portion of the monies collected from the tax shall be remitted to certain state and statewide retirement systems in the manner required by law.
The said special election will be held at the following polling places situated within the Town, 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:

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.
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 therefore 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 Town Hall, 407 S. Main Street, Farmerville, Louisiana, on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014, at FIVE O’CLOCK (5:00) 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 Town are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used.
THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Farmerville, Louisiana, on this, the 14th day of April, 2014.
M. Stein Baughman, Mayor
Gay Nell Pepper, Clerk
9/25/14 10/02/14 10/09/14
Safe Drinking Water Act: Notice of Violation/Public Notification of Non-Compliance Disinfection By-Products MCL & Monitoring Violations Sardis Water System PWS ID # LA1111021 Union Parish
September 17, 2014
Dear Customers
The Sardis 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 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 (DBP’s), EPA and LDHH set standards for controlling the levels of disinfectants and DBP’s in drinking water, including trihalomethanes (THMs) and halacetic 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 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 the second quarter of 2014 show that the system’s current TTHMs LRAA is 206 ppb at DBP01 – Florence Williams Rd and 212 ppb at DBP03 – 2046 Hicks/Frasier Rd; thus, the system is currently in violation of the TTHMs standard.
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 Sardis Water System is working to correct this problem. If you have any questions contact the President of the Board Kathy Harrison, Secretary Angela Freeman or Head Well Operator David Freeman at 318-368-0740.

2014 PILE DRIVING PROJECT, will be received by the Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Watershed District at the office of the Engineer, Riley Company of Louisiana, Inc., 112 East Mississippi Ave., Ruston, LA 71270 until 10:00 A.M., local time, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. 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: 2014 Pile Driving Project
CONTRACT TIME: 45 Calendar Days
LIQUIDATED DAMAGES: $200.00 per Calendar Day
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 $25.00. 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.
Bidders are advised that a Performance and Payment Bond in the amount of 100 percent (100%) of the Contract Price will be required for any project amount over $25,000. 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 furnishing and driving channel markers within Bayou D’Arbonne Lake.
The BAYOU D’ARBONNE LAKE WATERSHED DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all proposals for just cause.
Steve Cagle
9/25/14 10/2/14 10/16/14

A Public Meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Farmerville Town Hall, located at 407 S Main, Farmerville, Louisiana 71241 for the purpose of adopting a new ad valorem tax millage for 2014, pending voter approval on November 4, 2014.
Gay Nell Pepper
Town Clerk