August 15, 2001
purchase the required property, advising that the property is not available for sale. Mr. Raley also
noted that this current development fronts Wemple Road. Mr. Avery urged Mr. Raley to pursue this
There being no opposition, motion was made by Mr. Avery, seconded by Mr. Cochran, to
approve the plat of the proposed development of Rosedale Place, Unit No. 4, as presented.
Motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Martin announced the public hearing to consider establishment of a permit system for
commercial hauling on Bossier Parish roads. Mr. Johnny Allison, Allison & Reynolds Timber
Services, L. L. C., and Mr. Steve Muslow, timber consultant in Caddo Parish, addressed the jury.
Mr. Rogers stated that any permit requirements will apply to all commercial haulers, not just
loggers. He stated that the police jury needs to be aware of job locations in an effort to monitor any
road damages. Mr. Allison stated that they obtain parish logging permits now, advising that an
employee of the parish regularly visits the job site to confirm that permits are in order. Mr.
Woodward stated that the permit obtained now is actually a culvert permit which is required to cross
a parish road right-of-way.
There was discussion of permit regulations in nearby parishes. Mr. Muslow urged that the
jury consider a permit system that is flexible, stating that work crews should not be delayed when
moving from one location to the next.
Mr. Rowe, Director of Public Works, stated that work on small tracts is a problem, as crews
move on quickly. He stated that the crew is usually gone when drainage or road damage is
Mr. Kenny Covington, Covington Company, Inc., urged jurors to consider the oil and gas
industry, stating that there is continuous activity in this type of work. He stated that equipment is
moved constantly, and that being required to obtain a permit each time equipment is moved will
place a burden on these companies. Mr. Rogers sated that the police jury does not intend to create
any additional burden, and is primarily concerned with job location and any road damages done.
The parish attorney is to draft a proposal for establishment of a permitting system for
consideration at a later date. Copies are to be forwarded to persons present at the public hearing for