CLINTON — The East Feliciana Police Jury on Tuesday certified that the parish’s 63 bridges had been inspected, structurally analyzed, rated and posted according to safety load.
Joe Rouchon, parish road manager, provided a list of parish bridges showing that 31 of the bridges are constructed with timbers.
Rouchon said prior to the meeting that contracts will be let in October for replacing the Nesom Road and Wadd Kent Road. Both of these timber roads will be replaced as concrete bridges, said Rouchon.
Other business before the jury Tuesday included:
ROADSIDE SPRAYING: Juror Richard Dudley complained that Line Road had no green vegetation because of roadside spraying for weeds, and it looked “horrible.”
Parish president Dennis Aucoin said a juror could stop the spraying on any road in his district. Aucoin reminded jurors that along with the spraying, seed is sprayed to provide greenery on the roadside for the following year. He told jurors to look at the Clinton-Wilson Road to see the result of the greenery from last year’s spraying.
Rouchon said the chemicals used for the weed, grass and brush removal are approved for roadside use by the federal Environmental Protection and the Department of Agriculture.
SOLID WASTE MEETING: The Solid Waste Committee plans to meet prior to the Oct. 3 police jury meeting to examine the Solid Waste Comprehensive Plan and determine the most efficient means of using the parish solid waste truck. In the past, the truck has been used as a supplement to haul off brush and limb debris not picked up by the parish’s trash and garbage contractors.
RECYCLE DATE: The jury set Oct. 1 as a recycling date, to coincide with the Clinton Community Market.