Council meets in regular session

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  • Trees along the edge of the water across from Jake’s are being trimmed by the Town of Farmerville as part of Mayor John Crow’s beautification efforts. The trees, planted by the Farmerville Garden Club, are being cleaned up along with bushes, to not only create a better look, but to give more space for bank fishing. Gazette photo by Byron Avery
    Trees along the edge of the water across from Jake’s are being trimmed by the Town of Farmerville as part of Mayor John Crow’s beautification efforts. The trees, planted by the Farmerville Garden Club, are being cleaned up along with bushes, to not only create a better look, but to give more space for bank fishing. Gazette photo by Byron Avery
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Members of the Farmerville Town Council met Monday in regular session.

An update was given on the sidewalk project. Town Clerk GayNell Pepper informed the Council that JD Rebar, the contractor for the project, has been given an extensive punch list of items that must be completed before the final payment is made.

The Council also named Bim Coulberston as its police chief once again. Coulberston was elected Town Marshal back in November. The police chief is an appointed position and is typically the Town Marshal.

Before the meeting ended newlyappointed Homeland Security Director, Shannon Futch, updated the Council on activities from his department. “The Homeland Security Office has supplied two portable generators to the Farmerville Fire Department for use when we have electrical outages and we have elderly who need help with oxygen tanks or similar emergencies,” Futch said. “We also have three more in the Homeland Security office for use.

Futch said other generators have been delivered to other areas of the parish for similar use. Homeland Security has also been delivering masks to different areas and entities around the parish.

The Town Council meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the current Town Hall.