August 15, 2001
Mr. Woodward advised that a letter has been received from East Central Fire District No. 1
regarding the proposed development of Adner Ranch Estates. He stated that the fire district has
indicated that since water wells are planned for the development, they have no requirements. Motion
was made by Mr. Rogers, seconded by Mr. Johnston, to approve the plat of the proposed
development of Adner Ranch Estates. Motion carried unanimously.
There was discussion of payroll procedures to accommodate an additional deferred
compensation program. Ms. Martin provided jurors with a list of current payroll deduction
information. Mr. Woodward recommended that the number of deferred compensation providers be
limited to two. There was discussion of the large number of current deductions for various insurance
providers, and the possibility of consolidating these to reduce the number of companies.
Mr. Rogers recommended that an annual presentation be made to employees regarding
current benefits. He further recommended that employees be provided a benefit package containing
information on the available benefits. Motion was made by Dr. Shell, seconded by Mr. Rogers,
to allow Mr. John Sands, with Retirement Plan Advisors, to make a presentation to police jury
employees regarding the deferred compensation program offered by Prudential. Motion
carried unanimously. Mr. Cochran and Ms. Martin are to review current supplemental insurance
coverages for possible consolidation.
Mr. Woodward advised that the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant program
has an internet web site available that provides information on criteria for eligible uses for grant
funding. Jurors are to review the web site and discuss this matter further at the September 5 regular
There was discussion of the location of a site for construction of the proposed maximum
security jail facility. Mr. Woodward advised that Mr. Mark Montgomery has submitted an appraisal
of $1000 per acre for the 101.55 acre tract owned by Mr. Coile, located across from the existing