LIVINGSTON — The Livingston Parish School Board will notify people living on a tract of land near French Settlement that the land is believed to belong to the state, an attorney said Thursday night.

After a lengthy meeting behind closed doors, the School Board took no official action regarding the property.

On March 17, members authorized their attorney to seek a declaratory judgment declaring the land, about 140 acres, should belong to the state.

“There were some concerns about the effect on the folks currently on the property in question,” attorney Glen Petersen said after the meeting.

Petersen represents the board’s interests in the case.

“We thought it would be best to notify them before somebody walks in and hands them a lawsuit,” he said.

Other business taken up by the board included:

BOND ISSUE: The board approved a resolution authorizing the issuance of $10 million in general obligation bonds.

Revenue from the sale of the bonds would fund construction of athletic facilities at Live Oak High School, said Tom Jones, the board’s attorney.

The bonds were awarded to Memphis-based Morgan Keegan, said bond attorney David Henderson.

The board also voted to explore the purchase of 2.79 acres of land adjacent to the Holden School.