Several roads in Districts 3 and 6 will no longer be maintained by the Vernon Parish Police Jury.

Several roads in Districts 3 and 6 will no longer be maintained by the Vernon Parish Police Jury.

After holding public hearings on the measures, a total of eight roads in Districts 3 and 6 will be abandoned, some in part, with others in its entirety.

Two roads in District 3, which is the western part of the parish, including the Evans community, are part of the abandonment.

Old Randall Smith Road, which is in Ward 3 of the district, was abandoned in its entirety. The road begins at La. 11 and travels west for 3,168 feet until it dead ends.

Also in Ward 3, R. Harvey Road will be abandoned in part. The police jury will continue to maintain over a mile of the road going north from Harvey Crossing Road. However, the near mile-long stretch beginning at the intersection of Joshlin's Pit Road and Hickman Road will be left alone.

Most of the roads being abandoned in District 6 are found in Ward 1, although two roads in Ward 2 and one in Ward 6 will be surrendered as well.

H. Brewer Road in Ward 6 will be abandoned in its entirety, as will Duffy McInnis Road and Frank McRae Road in Ward 2.

In Ward 1, Roger Parker Road, H. Duke Road and Grant Road will all be fully abandoned.

The police jury also agreed to hold a public hearing during its regular meeting on May 15 to discuss the partial abandonment of Thompson Road in Ward 8 of District 6, while also looking for public input on a proposed ordinance to amend Article II, which deals with livestock in the Vernon Parish Code of Ordinances.

In other news, the panel approved a number of recommendations from the Road Maintenance and Construction Committee. Among the approved recommendations were the purchase of materials and culverts for Hagan Loop in District 6, Bailey Road in Districts 5 and 7 and the Belview Road bridge in District 12.

The panel also approved the purchase of materials for bridges on Pete Temple Road and Tom Moore Road in District 6, Ward 6.