Police Jury Meeting Highlights for April 2021

At the April 5 meeting of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury discussion was raised with State Representative Larry Bagley and Senator Barry Milligan in attendance to help clarify the parking lot situation at the Clista A. Calhoun Center with the state. Although the Jury paid for the majority of the work done on the lot at the Center, the state is the actual owner. Bagley said that the best deal he could work out with the state was an agreement between the state and Jury to lease the parking lot for 20 years, but all repairs would have to be done by the Jury.

Jeri Burrell asked if the Jury ever was repaid for doing the original work, and that she was against leasing the lot. Ernel Jones also added that the Jury built the parking lot.

Milligan commented that the Secretary of State donated the USE and maintenance of the parking lot, but the lot was not sold to the Jury. Jimmy Holmes mentioned the wording of the contract saying that the Jury would also be liable to promote the Mansfield Female College Museum, as well as the upkeep, maintenance and mowing. E. Jones questioned whether or not the Jury could go back to the Secretary of State with revised wording. Milligan responded, “The wording in front of you is what the Secretary of State is willing to do. The Female College would have the first right.” President Reggie Roe added that the Registrar of Voters office would have first priority.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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