ANACOCO — The council of the Village of Ananacoo affirmed various appointments, gave out appreciation plaques and shared solutions to problems with water and signage in the area at its monthly meeting Tuesday evening.

ANACOCO — The council of the Village of Ananacoo affirmed various appointments, gave out appreciation plaques and shared solutions to problems with water and signage in the area at its monthly meeting Tuesday evening.

Mayor Keith Lewing stated he was proud of what Anacoco had done during the homecoming of Sgt. James Martin and was truly humbled by the support from the surrounding area.

Lt. Col. Cameron Blais, Commander of the 317th Brigade Battalion at Fort Polk, and Vernon Parish Sheriff John S. "Sam" Craft were both given plaques in recognition of their contribution to the homecoming and celebration of Sgt. Martin.

On behalf of the Village and Mayor of Anacoco, clerk Lisa Manning thanked Blais and Craft for their time and effort.

Jodie Browning from the Town of Hornbeck gave the water report, explaining that the public water is coming from the north water plant as the south plant has been shut down due to some operational issues. He said they are working on getting the north plant up and running again.

One citizen asked about cloudy water. Browning was surprised to hear the water from the tap is coming out cloudy, but he reassured everyone it is just the result of air bubbles. He explained that if this water is poured into a glass, the air bubbles will dissipate and the water will resume its expected clarity.

Browning mentioned that they will also work to alleviate this minor issue.

Resolution for monthly police jury requests were made, regarding a missing city limits sign from East Road. The whereabouts of the sign is unknown and a motion to replace the sign was unanimously approved.

Donald Haymon was reappointed to a 2-year term, changing from 4-year terms, as board member for Fire District #1. Additionally, Lester Kees has been reappointed for city attorney, while John Windham, of Windham and Reed, CPA in DeRidder, will remain as the Anacoco accountant.

Laverne Miers was re-appointed as pro tem and Manning as clerk.

It was noted Town Hall would be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and that the next council meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 6.