BPPJ April 3, 2024, regular meeting notes

Posted: Apr 4, 2024, 4:30 PM

At the beginning of the meeting, District 12 Juror Keith Sutton presented Parkway High School’s Lady Panthers Basketball Team with a resolution congratulating them on their second LHSAA Non-Select Division 1 State Basketball Championship on March 2, 2024.

Chloe Larry scored 20 points, and Dakota Howard scored 18 in the championship game against the #2 ranked Denham Springs Yellow Jackets.

A crucial moment in the team's journey to the championship occurred during the state semi-final game. Senior Chloe Larry made a half-court shot at the buzzer in overtime, leading to a 64-63 victory over the top-ranked Walker Wildcats. This sent the underdog Lady Panthers to their third trip to the LHSAA Non-Select Division 1 State Championship, which they ultimately won. This was also the team’s second state title.    

The Lady Panthers pictured are:

Zara Baker

Jasmine Brooks

Natalia Brown

Lamarya Dorn

Jasmyne Hendrix

Dakota Howard

Jayla James

Mahogany Johnson

Destinee LaCour

Chloe Larry

Kenadie Loche

Ivy Rolls

Khia Thomas

Jamie Williams

Savannah Wilson

Head Coach: Gloria Williams

Assistant Coach: Kendrick Golatt

Here is a link to that video.

Public hearings jurors decided to:

Approved a favorable recommendation by the Benton MPC of the proposed development of the Beeson Subdivision of Bossier Parish.

Approved a favorable recommendation by the Bossier City-Parish MPC of the proposed development of Cane's Landing, Unit No. 4, a gated subdivision of Bossier Parish.  

Jurors heard reports from two of the committees:  

During the committee meeting, Mr. Doug Rimmer, the Chair of the Policy and Procedures Committee, discussed when the parish would celebrate the Juneteenth holiday.

Phillip Rodgers, Chair of the Road/Subdivision Committee meeting, discussed with the jurors the cleanup of the Stonewall Baptist Church Cemetery in South Bossier Parish. Parish Administrator Butch Ford also stated there will be help from the Sheriff’s Office to help with cleanup.

Other business:

Approved the acceptance of a parcel of land donated for Twin Point Drive Subdivision and the acceptance of that land into the parish road system for permanent maintenance.

Approved the adoption of a Proclamation proclaiming the week of April 1-April 5, 2024, as National Community Development Week.

Approved the adoption of a Proclamation proclaiming the month of April 2024 as Fair Housing Month in Bossier Parish.

Approved the acceptance of a proposal from the Civil Design Group for Professional Design Services in the construction of the new South Bossier Highway Department Building.  

Approved the acceptance of approximately 1,400 linear feet of Viewpoint Road into the parish road system for permanent maintenance.

Approved to accept Mr. Jay Valentine's resignation from the Benton Fire District No. 4 Board of Commissioners and approved Mr. Kenneth E. Ashley's appointment to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Valentine's resignation.

Approved Change Order No. 1 for the Sligo Road Extension Improvements, Phase II.

Approved the recommendation of the Consolidated Waterworks/Sewerage District 1 Board of Appeals Committee to issue 10-day letters to delinquent customers.

Approved a vote to ratify the Agreement for Professional Services between Bossier Parish Police Jury and Volkert, Inc., for Program Manager/Consultant for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funded Projects, including Task Orders 1-5, for Police Juries 2, 3, 5, and 8.

Approved an agreement regarding the care, housing, and humane handling of stray animals.