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May. 13th, 2011

waparish

National Police Week

Thank you for all that you put up with to keep town safe.
http://www.policeweek.org/

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
http://www.policeweek.org/roll_call.html

waparish

Grow up!

http://gobogalusa.com/articles/2011/05/13/news/doc4dccb514699c1456573392.txt



16 “‘Do not go about spreading slander among your people. (Your people ie  everyone not just the white folks - not just the colored folks.)

   “‘Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the LORD.


God Bless FPD. 
 

May. 8th, 2011

waparish

The Parish Watch

http://washingtonparishpoliticswatch.blogspot.com/

Apr. 17th, 2011

waparish

I apologize for not being a bully?

I apologize that a certain alderman named, Florence Manning, is a bully.  I apologize for the ENTIRE town who has neglectfully elected her as alderman. Is it a fact that people in town have not effectively participated in their own government a SHAME? How else could this have happened?  Is it just another case where people have become complacent and apathetic towards their own leadership? 

I think she realized that as a fact; the Fire Chief's position in asking for an apology has proved it. The story. Do you really think he acted alone in requesting the apology? That is HIS MOTHER.   Anyone have a calculator for that spin she put on it? The article stated, "Town attorney Ellen Creel told the board that the discussion needed to be put on the agenda by a unanimous vote if it was to continue, and she added, “I would encourage y’all to put some thought into things before things are said and get out of hand.” TOO LATE.

I didn't have to raise my voice to call Florence Manning a bully, either. Here she is repeating a story to, who else?; her son the Fire Chief. And, of course, she is trying to put her son up to bat for her.  It's right there in the paper, "Fire chief requests public apology Manning speaks at Board of Alderman meeting".  Honestly, I have no invested interest in town.  I already know for a FACT that she is a bully. I wish Franklinton would wake up!

Why didn't she recuse herself b/c her son is the Fire Chief? Chad Manning stated clearly that Florence Manning, alderman/woman acted as a "liason".  This is an ethics violation, clearly.

Well, DUH!

In case you feel the need to understand City Ethics.  Read this article.
Hell-Oh?

And here are a few contact numbers:

http://www.ethics.state.la.us/default.aspx

Contact Information:
2415 Quail Drive, Third Floor
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
Telephone: (225)763-8777
Fax: (225)763-8780

COGEL Members:
Deborah Grier
Louisiana Ethics Administration
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Telephone: (800) 842-6630
Email: deborahg@ethics.state.la.us

R. Gray Sexton
Director, Louisiana Ethics Administration
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Telephone: (225) 763-8777

From the Louisiana Ethics Administration Website:

PROCEDURE FOR FILING COMPLAINTS
A potential violation of any law administered by the Board of Ethics can be reported by submitting a complaint to the address below:
LOUISIANA ETHICS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM
P.O. Box 4368
Baton Rouge , Louisiana   70821

Complaints filed with the Board must be in writing and signed by the person submitting the complaint. The complaint should also contain sufficient information for the Board to determine whether a potential violation of any law within the Board's jurisdiction is presented. Complaints are confidential and it takes a vote of at least eight members of the Board to refer a complaint to investigation. Persons filing non-sworn complaints only receive notification of the final disposition of the complaint. Alternatively, a complaint may be sworn before a notary. Such a sworn complaint may be referred to investigation by a majority of the Board. Persons filing sworn complaints will be notified by the Board of any action taken on the complaint.

It is a misdemeanor to reveal any information about an Ethics Board investigation.

Apr. 5th, 2011

waparish

Strike Two Batter and Foul tip - YER OUT!

Franklinton Alderman vote no against funding rec complex - Era Leader March 30, 2011

Well,  I suppose if the following were NOT true, "Brad Orman was forced to recuse himself from voting on the issue because of an opinion from the Board of Ethics. The land that Recreation District #1 has identified to purchase is listed with Orman's real estate firm.", then we'd probably have a rec complex in town somewhere? Nope. Our government is seriously discussing shutting down right now. This is the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT I'm referencing the same Federal Government you are looking to for matching funds. Do you remember 1995?  I DO! OUCH! I don't blame the nay saying aldermen+1 woman on this vote.  Times are scary. The fact that one of the alderman had to recuse himself doesn't sit well with me in addition to the CURRENT FEDERAL BUDGET crisis and the threat of government shut down. I also agree with every statement FOR a rec complex and moving Washington Parish forward, but geesh!  Between the realtor and the Federal Government budget that's two strikes against the rec complex before it even gets up to bat!  My foots down. I'm not giving away $150,000 dollars TODAY and that's my FINAL ANSWER (PERIOD) FOREVER

Yer OUTTA HERE!

Forever & Fowler & Orman

Game Over.
We Win. :)

<3 Manning & Butler & Dillon

Nice Game.
Read the opine

"
Ultimately, though, Daniel sided with Manning and the other aldermen and the money was appropriated."

Dec. 19th, 2010

waparish

Pay raise?

You all want a pay raise?  Are you all out of your minds? I can't believe this. They think they deserve a raise.  See here and below: My answer is NO!

STATE OF LOUISANA

 

PARISH OF WASHINGTON

 

WASHINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

 

ORDINANCE NO.10-533

 

Introduced on November 8, 2010

Introduced by Randy Thomas

Public Hearing held on November 22, 2010

 

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE PER DIEM

COMPENSATION OF COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR

COMMITTEE MEETINGS UNDER SECTION 2-05(B)

OF THE HOME RULE CHARTER FOR THE NEXT

TERM COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2012

 

WHEREAS, Section 2-05(B) of the Home Rule Charter for Washington Parish authorizes the council to adjust compensation of council members effective after the current term;

 

AND WHEREAS, council members currently do not receive reimbursement for travel within the Parish while fulfilling Parish duties;

 

BE IT ORDAINED, that council members shall receive per diem compensation of seventy-five and 00/100 dollars ($75.00) for each duly called committee meeting held on a date other than the date of a regular council meeting not to exceed three (3) committee meetings per month.  Council members shall not be otherwise compensated for travel within the Parish.

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that the effective date of this ordinance shall be January 1, 2012.

 

            The above and foregoing having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereupon resulted as follows:

 

YEAS: ________

 

NAYS: _______

 

ABSENT: ________

 

ABSTAINED: _________

 

            The ordinance was declared adopted on the _________ day of ______________, 2010.

 

WASHINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

 

 

 

By: ______________________

Aubrey Posey, Chairman

 

 

           

 

Delivered to the Parish President on the __________ day of _________________, 2010.

 

 

WASHINGTON PARISH GOVERNMENT

 

 

 

By: ________________________

Richard N. Thomas, Jr., President

 

            Returned to the Clerk to the Parish Council on the ______ day of __________________, 2010

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

__________________________________

Sharon Lyons, Clerk of the Parish Council

 

                                                                                               

CERTIFICATION

 

I, SHARON LYONS, CLERK OF THE WASHINGTON PARISH COUNCIL, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted by the Washington Parish Council, in Regular Session convened on the _____ day of ________________, 2010.

 

            GIVEN UNDER MY OFFICAL SIGNATURE AND SEAL OF OFFICE, this day of _________________, 2010, Franklinton, Louisiana.

 

 

 

________________________

Sharon Lyons, Clerk

Washington Parish Council

 

Ordinance No.10-533

Nov. 18th, 2010

waparish

Oh no you didn't!

The paper editorial recently regarding the Sheriff and Mr. Kuhn really torqued me off.  You shouldn't go around publically calling people stupid. That's just not right.  Especially, with all of those bad lawyer jokes you can tell instead.

Nov. 7th, 2010

waparish

Washington Parish Paranormal Society

Omg.  There is a paranormal society in Washington Parish Louisiana.  Whodathunkit? They've even posted pics from this summer....

waparish

The bless you beer

The bless you beer is served on Sunday.   Sunday beer sales.

Dec. 19th, 2009

waparish

Congratulations! Bouey Moore Homestead

The NPS has listed another Washington Parish location on its potential (see 10 November 2009 Federal Register) and LISTED National Register of Historic Places! on December 18, 2009.

LOUISIANA, WASHINGTON PARISH,

Moore, Bouey, Homestead,

19068 Moore Rd.,

Franklinton vicinity, 09001059,

LISTED, 12/08/09

h/t We Saw That!
Read more about the Oak Grove Community History here.

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