Town Council meets


Members of the Farmerville Town Council met in regular session Monday to discuss and take action on several items.

A&J Dirt Works came before the council seeking to purchase four acres from the town that is part of the 40-acre industrial park land. Council members voted to approve the process to sell the land, which will include land surveys and appraisals.

The Summer Worker program was also approved, allowing the town to hire 12 individuals ages 16-19 to work on cleaning, mowing, etc., areas around town.

With the Fourth of July Fireworks Show coming up soon council members approved a $1,500 sponsorship. The event is hosted by the Union Parish Chamber of Commerce and is scheduled for 9 p.m. July 3, at Rhett’s Tail and Shells.

Another agenda item was consideration by the members to adopt a portion of Lake D’Arbonne Drive into the city road system.

Councilman Ricky Johnikin asked “How do we know this road qualifies for us to adopt it?” Johnikin is concerned the road base and road shoulders aren’t what they should be.

“I just want to be sure the road is where it needs to be before we take it on,” he said. “We can’t just take someone’s word for it. I don’t want us to get stuck with something we then have to correct.”

The other members of the council agreed and the issue was postponed until more research can be done.