All that remains for acquisition of funding to complete a north/south roadway connecting
I-220 and Crouch Rd. is approval of state agencies after Bossier Parish Police Jury
members adopted a resolution Wednesday to authorize issuing revenue bonds.
Jury members unanimously gave the go-ahead to accept a proposal from Simmons Bank in
Little Rock, AR to obtain $16 million for the project. Money will come from the issuance
of Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development
Authority revenue bonds.
Bond attorneys for the police jury said the closing date on the bonds, with state bonding
commission approval, could be as early as April 26. If that date is met, Parish
Administrator Butch Ford said the parish could go out for bids on the project in May.
And, during a finance committee meeting prior to Wednesday’s regular session, members
heard a request from Bossier Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin for funding to
help support the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory.
Marvin asked the committee to consider assistance to the lab system which currently
provides forensic science services including drug chemistry, trace evidence, DNA
analysis, firearms examination, latent print examination, physical evidence examination,
and forensic toxicology for 29 parishes.
Also during Wednesday’s meeting, police jury members:
- Scheduled a public hearing on April 20 to consider approval of the plat of the proposed
development of Clarke subdivision, Unit No. 1A, being a resubdivision of Lot 1, Clarke
subdivision, and a portion of Lot 2, Lawrence Lands subdivision, located in Section 11,
Township 20 North, Range 13 West, Bossier Parish; located off Butler Hill Rd.; Favorable
recommendation by the Benton-Parish MPC.
- Approved the proposal of Civil Design Group, LLC, for professional design services and
preparation of bid package for construction of a new public boat launch facility at Parish
- Accepted streets and drainage in Faith Plantation subdivision, Unit No. 2, into the parish
road system for permanent maintenance.