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Parish sewer system is on track


Bossier Parish’s sewer and drainage projects are proceeding well and parish engineer Butch Ford told members of the Police Jury Wednesday that work should continue at a steady pace as long as the weather cooperates.

Ford asked jury members to approve a pair of change orders on the sewer project, including one that added 45 days to the contractor’s deadline.

Courtesy Photo | Contractors lay a section of the Bossier Parish sewer project along Cash Point Road.
Courtesy Photo | Contractors lay a section of the Bossier Parish sewer project along Cash Point Road.

“We’re changing the type of pipe that will be used and we ask for the additional days because of the weather,” Ford said. “We lost a lot of time with the unusual weather we had.”

A change order on the Eastwood drainage project was approved which would allow the jury to replace a building. More than 6,000 feet of drainage ditch running through Eastwood and Forest Hills subdivisions is being cleared and leveled by contractors.

During Wednesday’s meeting, police jury members also voted to:

  • deny one request for a zoning amendment,
  • approve a plat for the proposed development of Bodcau Hills subdivision, approved a replat of a parish family partition and approved a minor plat for another parish family,
  • schedule public hearings for plat approvals on proposed developments, and to schedule a public hearing to consider the application of the Bossier City-Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission to amend the Unified Development Code’s architectural standards,
  • close two property standards cases where improvements had been made as requested and moved one case to a condemnation hearing,
  • approve a request for assistance with operating expenses from the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory Commission for the crime lab,
  • reappoint Tom Carlton to the Bossier Parish Library Board of Control for a five-year term; Carlton currently serves as chairman of the board,
  • approve an amendment to the agreement with Dewberry Consultants, LLC to obtain a hydraulic analysis from the Corps of Engineers.
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