As the old saying goes, “Why change horses in midstream?”

As the old saying goes, “Why change horses in midstream?”

Jim Tuck of District 1 and Curtis Clay of District 10 were re-elected as president and vice-president at the Vernon Parish Police Jury agenda meeting on Tueday by a unanimous vote.

No other members of the panel were nominated for either position as the board opted to remain on its current course.

“I thank you once again for electing me as president,” Tuck said. “I appreciate the confidence you have in me and in Mr. Clay.”

The panel entered into a pair of public hearings, giving the public an opportunity to express their feelings on a couple of proposed amended ordinances, which would set new speed limits on Shorty Poston Road in District 2 and Boswell Road in District 6.

The speed limit on Shorty Poston Road, beginning at La. 392 and continuing in duration to the Sabine Parish Line was unanimously changed to 25 miles per hour, while Boswell Road from La. 121 to Leander Loop was changed to 15 miles per hour.

The jury also opted to add a quartet of motions to the agenda, mostly dealing with the re-submission of Capital Outlay bids to the state from a few years back.

After added them to the agenda, each motion was passed unanimously, re-submitting Capital Outlay requests for a basketball pavilion and restroom building in Rosepine, street improvement in the Slagle area, the extension of the South Vernon Waterworks System to serve the Evans community and the extension of potable water to the Hutton area.

All four projects had been on the docket about five years ago. However, it takes time to make its way through the system. Additionally, when current Gov. John Bel Edwards took over last year, many Capital Outlay projects from across the state were scrapped due to monetary shortfalls in the state's budget.

However, the state has asked all scrapped projects to be re-submitted and the aforementioned projects will be in the hands of those in Baton Rouge by the end of January.