Audit Reveals BPPJ’s Solid Financial Standing

Bossier Parish is on an audio fiscal footing with all funds “trending in the suitable route” and no conclusions to report that would exhibit anything at all destructive.

That’s the term shipped Monday to Bossier Parish Law enforcement Jury users from auditor Travis Morehart through his yearly exit audit report. Police Jury customers fulfilled their regular session Monday so associates could attend the Countrywide Affiliation of Counties (NACo) yearly meeting.

“Your team is carrying out a great occupation, they obtained all the data for us,” Morehart said. “There are no findings in the recent report. There were two conclusions in the prior yr and the two of those people ended up not recurring this year.”

Morehart claimed the parish’s h2o and sewer process confirmed $1.9 million in functions in the course of the fiscal calendar year, up from $1.3 million the previous calendar year. He explained to the jury the procedure is trending the proper way and, “…has appeared a very long way in just two several years.”

All other cash showed greater fund balances for the year of $22 million with $11 million of that coming from the American Rescue Strategy Act (ARPA). The two the general fund and the highway department fund showed raises, he claimed.

“Your financial photograph appears to be very good with everything trending in an ideal way,” he reported. “Overall, this is a superior report.”

Also Monday, jury customers:

  • Listened to stories from Ginger Adam Corley on the 2022 Legislative Session and from Lynn Bryan with Preserve Bossier Gorgeous.
  • Accepted the collection committee’s recommendation to award engineering and similar companies for the Bossier Parish Law Enforcement Jury’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.
  • Awarded bid for Mayflower Street and other street improvements.
  • Agreed to raise the velocity restriction on Myers Street from 10 miles for each hour to 20 miles for every hour.
  • Accredited the plat of the proposed improvement of Ace Acres Subdivision, Unit No. 1A, situated off English Road.
  • Authorized the minimal plat of the Grisham Home located off Highway 162.
  • Accepted the plat of the proposed progress of Heartwood Acres Subdivision, Device No. 1, found off Crouch Highway.
  • Accepted the plat of the proposed progress of Morgan Acres Subdivision, Device No. 2, found off Padgett Highway.
  • Scheduled a two-week community hearing on Aug. 3 to consider acceptance of the web page preparation for Swan Lake Commercial subdivision, Device No. 2, positioned on the corner of Swan Lake Street and Duckwater Landing.
  • Scheduled a public listening to on Aug. 17 to contemplate approval of the minor plat for Jason Brazzel found off Parks Road and to take into consideration amending the “no through traffic” regulations to insert Maggio Street.
  • Agreed to carry on to a condemnation hearing for home situated at 4826 Britton Highway and individual assets positioned at 5221 John Wilson Travel.
  • Tabled discussion of A.W. Chesterton Enterprise and J&R Juneau, LLC, Industrial Tax Exemption Plan contracts.
  • Appointed Adam Johnston to the Bossier General public Have confidence in Finance Authority Board for a four-12 months time period, expression to expire June 30, 2026.
  • Appointed Brandon Jacobson to the Industrial Enhancement Board to fill the unexpired term developed by the resignation of Charles Boone, term to expire Jan. 27, 2024.
  • Appointed Charlie Coyle to the Industrial Progress Board to fill the unexpired phrase designed by the resignation of Wayne Davis, expression to expire Jan. 27, 2024.
  • Ratified and accepted the suggestion of the Professional Vehicle Enforcement Device Board of Appeals on July 6 on the subject of All Crane Rental of Louisiana and Star Pump Down Expert services.
  • Acknowledged proposals for appraisal companies for 2.2 acres situated adjacent to W. T. Lewis Faculty.
  • Accepted a proposal from Qualified Services Industries, Inc., for providing construction resources testing and observation products and services for Flat River to Crouch Street and Bobby Byrd Ditch advancements.
  • Recognized Aged Swan Lake Street as the parish road technique for lasting servicing.
  • Licensed the parish legal professional to pursue lawful proceedings in connection with damages to Arthur Ray Teague guardrail by Terrell D. Parker and Governing administration Workforce Insurance Coverage Enterprise (GEICO).
  • Agreed to authorize one particular-time expenditure of money to enable offer extra stability measures by providing 8 additional personnel to direct visitors at six Bossier Parish colleges.