What has your present police juror do...
Archibald Lady

United States

#81 Jul 24, 2012
Mr. McKay is probaly one of the best police jurors we have in this parish. He has been reelected for years. Most of the time no one even runs against him because we are all satisfied with his performance within our district. If you have a problem & call him to make him aware of it, he gets it tended to in a timely manner. This parish needs several Mr. Mckay's in office. If in deed he did get a cattle guard from the police jury, I'm sure some have done worse, unauthorized use of equipment, etc. NO one is perfect, everyone makes mistakes.

Since: Oct 11

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#82 Jul 24, 2012
Jimmy,I did cry out about wrong doings by fellow jury people while in office. The Beacon ran it every time. Several of the misdeeds cost the tax payers a lot of money. If you read the auditors report from 2010 (the new one isn't out yet) you'll see some of the things are addressed in it. I won't be running for P.J. again.
Archibald Lady, are you saying it's alright for the ones using your money to do wrong? It sounds like it. You can't afford to make "mistakes" when you're a public official. Especially when it concerns items that have been questioned over and over. I was a tax payer then and still am. The job of an elected official is to represent his/her district in the best manner possible. Mr. McKay fulfills that. But when you cross the line, you need to answer to it. Mr. Anderson may have had the original cattle gap installed when the road ran to the creek. But that's been closed off.(Why?) It is against the law to run livestock on a public road. A culvert would have been cheaper. Just imagine someone driving up that road at night and hitting a cow in the road? Besides that persons' injuries (and the cows) who's going to pay for the damages?
Jimmy

Saint Petersburg, FL

#83 Jul 25, 2012
Well if all said is true someday it will catch up with them. We all know there is wrong doings in our police jury but nobody (the public) cares.
Alderman from Delhi

West Monroe, LA

#84 Jul 25, 2012
Archibald Lady wrote:
Mr. McKay is probaly one of the best police jurors we have in this parish. He has been reelected for years. Most of the time no one even runs against him because we are all satisfied with his performance within our district. If you have a problem & call him to make him aware of it, he gets it tended to in a timely manner. This parish needs several Mr. Mckay's in office. If in deed he did get a cattle guard from the police jury, I'm sure some have done worse, unauthorized use of equipment, etc. NO one is perfect, everyone makes mistakes.
There is no good way to look at stealing from the public. He earns a stipend for his efforts of helping people as a police juror. That's his obligation. His receiving the cattle gap puts him in the same category as the ones you speak of who have done worse. They all need to resign from their position, or go to gail. I know that if the locals won't do anything the federal government will.
Alderman from Delhi

West Monroe, LA

#85 Jul 25, 2012
mckahd wrote:
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The cattle gaps were here before my dad moved on the road, they need to be repaired and replaced or do you want us to fall through as we drive to our houses
Is that the same as my purchasing a property and when my culvert needs replacing, does the parish supposed to give me another for free? Or if my driveway needs repairing are you suggesting it be done for free by the parish police jury.
Alderman from Delhi

West Monroe, LA

#86 Jul 25, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
Judy I appauld you for taking a stand on this forum, but may I ask if you was re elected would you make comments on these post or sit up in the high chair on the jury and keep your mouth closed about all te wrong doing.
If I could vote for her, I would, and vigorously campaign for her as well. I have never met her, but I share her concerns totally.
Jimmy

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87 Jul 25, 2012
My juror is McKay I never seen him before in my life I been in Mangham for 9yrs. I couldnt tell you what any of them looks like truth be known. Before I moved to Mangham I used to attend jury meetings, town hall meetings,fire district meetings heck even the drainage board meeting, why because I cared enough to know what was going on and how business was handled in the parish I was raised in. I guess since my home is Richland I should do the same.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#88 Aug 7, 2012
In 2011 the RPPJ voted to clean out Cow Bayou. In the course of the discussion, the Parish Manager, Joey Evans, was asked if we had a place to put the excess dirt. He replied, "no". My husband informed the jury they could pile it on some land he owns on Summers Rd. Note: this is not his (or mine) dirt. Yesterday my husband asked Mr. Evans if the Parish would spread it (or do something with it). He was told that the Parish would not do anything for us due to me posting on this forum and actually using my name.(Imagine that!) Well, today my husband asked our Police Juryman (won't mention names) what they were going to do about the dirt and was told that as he was not on the jury at the time it was voted on - nothing. My husband called Mr. Evans and told him to come get the dirt as it is Parish dirt. He was told to call his juryman. In other words, we are stuck with dirt that is not ours because of a conflict of interest. Mainly the comments I've made on here. So, to Mr. Evans, our Police Juryman and all citizens of Richland Parish: If you see us spreading the dirt, please note that it has, because of their replies, become our dirt - whether we want it or not. I would never have dreamed I'd be having a discussion about the ownership of dirt!!
Just wondering

Winnsboro, LA

#89 Aug 9, 2012
So what is the update on the personnel actions the jury was taking?

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#90 Aug 12, 2012
Ms. Judy, I drove up Minnow Farm Rd. and checked out the cattle gap you alleged the P.J. put in for McKay. These are my findings, regardless of what Mr. Evans told the newspaper. The one at his house had been repaired. The one before you get to his house had been recently built and installed. And there was livestock dung all over the road. If this is a public road (and according to the newspaper, it is) all of that was illegal. So, I did some checking around and found the guy who welded the cattle gap about one half mile before getting to McKay's house. He's the same one the police jury fired. I also found out prisoners built the cattle gap leaning against the Alto barn. Can you tell me if this is legal? The guy who made the cattle gap said it cost the jury $3200 for the pipe. Someone needs to get this crap straightened out!
Curious

United States

#91 Aug 12, 2012
wfm-Rayville wrote:
Ms. Judy, I drove up Minnow Farm Rd. and checked out the cattle gap you alleged the P.J. put in for McKay. These are my findings, regardless of what Mr. Evans told the newspaper. The one at his house had been repaired. The one before you get to his house had been recently built and installed. And there was livestock dung all over the road. If this is a public road (and according to the newspaper, it is) all of that was illegal. So, I did some checking around and found the guy who welded the cattle gap about one half mile before getting to McKay's house. He's the same one the police jury fired. I also found out prisoners built the cattle gap leaning against the Alto barn. Can you tell me if this is legal? The guy who made the cattle gap said it cost the jury $3200 for the pipe. Someone needs to get this crap straightened out!
Minnow farm rd is indeed a parish road. Hayes lake rd is now a closed road. Everything to the cattle gap and fancy fence is maintained by the RPPJ and nicely maintained.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#92 Aug 12, 2012
wfm-Rayville wrote:
Ms. Judy, I drove up Minnow Farm Rd. and checked out the cattle gap you alleged the P.J. put in for McKay. These are my findings, regardless of what Mr. Evans told the newspaper. The one at his house had been repaired. The one before you get to his house had been recently built and installed. And there was livestock dung all over the road. If this is a public road (and according to the newspaper, it is) all of that was illegal. So, I did some checking around and found the guy who welded the cattle gap about one half mile before getting to McKay's house. He's the same one the police jury fired. I also found out prisoners built the cattle gap leaning against the Alto barn. Can you tell me if this is legal? The guy who made the cattle gap said it cost the jury $3200 for the pipe. Someone needs to get this crap straightened out!
You didn't happen to take pictures, did you? If you did, you need to turn them in to the State Police Investigation Dept. I don't know how, or if, Lee Harrell would act on this. It won't do any good to call Mack Lancaster as he is the Police Jury representative. If what you say is true, Curious, livestock are not legal on public roads. I don't understand why people don't complain about these things to the authorities? One person turning in complaints doesn't do as much good as several doing it. Concerning Mr. McDowell. I don't know why he was fired and he was never given a reason until one was offered to the Beacon by Mr. Evans. However, being fired has caused a good man to lose any chance of receiving unemployment. Just as several have been fired before their retirement date came up. The Police Jury has refused to pay Mr. McDowell any pay while this is being investigated.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#93 Aug 12, 2012
Correction: The entire Police Jury did not vote to suspend paying Mr. McDowell. Mr. Linder, Mr. Washington and Ms. Gee voted to give him pay. Sorry about that.
Concerned in Delhi

Pineville, LA

#94 Aug 13, 2012
That's correct Judy and i applaud you for making that correction because some on here would jump on your comment if you hadn't. What's strange is even though Coach Linder did vote to pay Mr McDowell he voted also to fire him. LOL Can you say CONFUSED.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#95 Aug 16, 2012
No, ma'am, I didn't take pictures. Didn't cross my mind. And I'm sure the PJ will vote to take the road out of the system now that it's in excellent condition. It's hard to get anything done in a Parish controlled by the DA, the newspaper and possibly the Sheriff's Dept. You don't even know who you can trust here. So many people have either had illegal things done for them, or want them done, so they're not going to turn anyone in. And, for obvious reasons, I did not want to give my name to the Sheriff's Dept.
Richland gal

Monroe, LA

#96 Aug 17, 2012
Poor wfm-Rayville...bless your nosy, pot-stirring heart. Did you happen to notice that there were only two houses out there? Mr. McKay's and his sons (I think...) If they don't care that they have to drive through cowsh!t to get to the main road, why do you? And as for the parish being controlled by the newspaper...oh my...the Beacon news is a JOKE. They can't even control themselves, much less a parish.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#97 Aug 17, 2012
Richland gal wrote:
Poor wfm-Rayville...bless your nosy, pot-stirring heart. Did you happen to notice that there were only two houses out there? Mr. McKay's and his sons (I think...) If they don't care that they have to drive through cowsh!t to get to the main road, why do you? And as for the parish being controlled by the newspaper...oh my...the Beacon news is a JOKE. They can't even control themselves, much less a parish.
You missed the point, Gal. It's a violation of State law to run livestock on a "Public" road. And what makes this a public road when the road to the creek has been closed off? Does this mean you could turn your drive into a public road? If this is the case, we all need to get in line. When that minnow farm shut down, the road should have been shut down as well. Yep. The Beacon is a joke! Unless you like the local gossip or all the spelling errors.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#98 Aug 22, 2012
Since I'm a nosy pot stirring person, I'll add one other thing. Parish vehicles are supposed to be used for Parish work, right? Is that correct? I'm curious to know why a certain higher up employee's truck is seen at another employee's house on McLemore Rd. between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.? He knows who I'm talking about, as would she.
DeeDee Solane

Sterlington, LA

#99 Aug 22, 2012
I know Larry Wheeler made a mistake we all intitled to one or two. My opinion is he was a better Manager I wish he was still holding the position. After the floods when the hurricane came through a family member of mine called him when big creek backed up, he was there in a jippy before daylight with prisoners to help her move belongings. He said he has been on the run over 24hrs. If that isn't pride and a person that cared about their job then what do you call it?

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#100 Aug 23, 2012
Larry Wheeler was a good manager. He helped me when I had drainage problems. His only problem, according to many, was he wanted to stick to the rules. Some jurors didn't want him to.

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