Roy Burns Jr.

Attorney Roy K. Burns Jr. was appointed the new legal adviser for Folsom at a special Dec. 26 meeting of the village’s Board of Aldermen.

Burns, 68, is a Covington native who has practiced law in the area for 42 years.

“I serve at your pleasure, and I believe, working together, we can achieve great things,” Burns told the board at the meeting.

Burns succeeds Delbert G. “Del” Talley, who resigned after advising the administration of three mayors over a seven-year period. Folsom Mayor Lance Willie read a letter thanking Talley for serving the best interests of the village.

Also at the meeting, aldermen adopted resolutions awarding $1,598,861.50 in contracts to the low bidders on the village’s sewage system rehabilitation project.

T.L. Wallace Construction, of Columbia, Mississippi, was awarded a $708,400 contract for improvements to the village wastewater treatment plant. Insituform Technologies, of Chesterfield, Missouri, will perform infiltration and inflow repairs of the system’s piping at a cost of $537,361.50. Magnolia Construction Company, of Baton Rouge, will install $353,100 in improvements to the system.

According to village engineer Jay Pittman, the contracts will now be submitted for approval to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is providing a combination of loan and grant funding for the project.

Pittman says if all goes according to plan, the project will begin in March.