The name of Hoggatt Road has now been officially changed by the Vernon Parish Police Jury, to Lone Oak Road. A petition for this change was received from all the residents on the road.

The name of Hoggatt Road has now been officially changed by the Vernon Parish Police Jury, to Lone Oak Road. A petition for this change was received from all the residents on the road.

The police jury held a public comment session at their regular meeting on Monday, about an ordinance to abandon a portion of Thompson Road. The portion begins at 990 feet from Highway 121, and extends to the dead end. The portion of the road beginning at Highway 121 and extending to 990 feet will remain in the parish road maintenance system. There were no comments from the public, and the ordinance was adopted.

There was also no public comment regarding the adoption of millage rates for 2017. The resolution was adopted.

Reports were presented by the following committees at the police jury meeting held June 6-- capital properties, economic development, equipment, finance, permit and claims, personnel, road maintenance and construction, solid waste, and ways and means.

All reports were accepted by the jury, as recommended by each committee.

The Vernon Parish Coroner's request for an increase in monthly overhead expense payments from $999 to $1500 per month, was denied, as recommended by the finance committee.

The Last Call, owned by William Paul Mayo, received approval from the jury to hold a permit to sell beverages of both low and high alcohol content.

The jury approved three salary increases recommended by the personnel committee. The first was an increase of $500 per month for Kenneth Pollard, Misdemeanor Probation Office Director. This will be paid by the Misdemeanor Probation account.

The second and third were for a five percent increase to the salaries of Tammy Slaughter and Carol Lewing, to be paid by the Vernon Parish Fire District funds.

A memorial resolution was adopted, as suggested by the ways and means committee, for Jerry Howard, Floydia Mae Tinmley, Cathy Brown, and Charles Wise.

In order to prevent a public health hazard, the Vernon Parish Health Unit requested, and was approved for, assistance with the demolition of a structure at 7433 Highway 111.

A public hearing will be held on Monday, July 17, at 10 a.m. during the regular meeting, to hear public input on two ordinances. They are--

To amend an ordinance to include the cost of transportation fees for impounding and disposal of livestock.

To change the speed limit on Sugar Lane Road, in its entirety, to 25 MPH.

All police jury meetings are held at the Vernon Parish Police Jury Parish Government Complex Building, 300 South Third Street, 2nd Floor, Leesville.