"This is 16 years in the making," said Charlie Odom, District 8 police juror. "This is for the whole parish. It's a one-day collection and this is our first time trying it."
The event will be held at the Minden Fairgrounds on October 29 and will cost the parish approximately $15,000 to host. Items being accepted will include household waste that cannot be taken in at the landfill, such as paint, electronics and fluorescent lights.
"We want everybody to show up," said Odom. "We're even going to try to have a phone number where people who can't bring the materials to us can call and we'll try to go pick it up. This is residential only, not commercial."
Other items discussed and approved at the Webster Parish Police Jury's road committee meeting were:
Clean ditches on North Main in Cotton Valley;
Road Dedication - Country Place Road Extension;
Repair streets using municipality funds and $5,000 from the town sales tax fund in Sibley;
Widen N.E. 4th Avenue at the Highway 371 intersection from municiple funding;
Impose a speed limit of 25 miles per hour at Central School Loop; and,
Discussion to get a quote for security cameras to be installed at the Sarepta and Sibley Road Department Storage Facilities.
During the police jury meeting held at 10:30 a.m. the following appointments were made:
Shongaloo Fire Protection District #9 - Appointment of Tim Mouser to the Board to replace Mr. Bobby Ward upon his retirement;
Webster Parish Fire District #10 to accept the resignation of Tom Moore, and to approve the Board recommendation of Gary Moreland to serve as chairman and replace the position formerly held by Tom Moore, both effective August 12; and,
To accept the resignation of Mr. Lane Davison, effective and to approve the recommendation of the appointment of James Culpepper to replace that position both effective August 12.