Patsy Ward Hoover and Chris Paige were the only Parish Council members that showed up for a Special Called meeting Monday evening, Dec. 23. With no quorum the meeting was over before it could even begin. Paige said it’s a shame things came to this, stating that he felt that some people are just bitter over losing the election and have chosen to hurt the Parish by not showing up to the meeting.
Parish President Rick Nowlin provided everyone with a briefing (SEE DOCUMENT BELOW) that explained how certain agenda items (SEE FULL AGENDA BELOW) may be affected by the lack of a meeting in December. The same three Council members failed to show up for the regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 16. Nowlin said there were staff members that delayed their Christmas trips to try and have a special called meeting so these items could be taken care of.
The failure to approve these agenda items pertaining to Head Start, budget amendments and the Payne Subdivision sewer system could have financial ramifications for the Parish Government that could lead to disaster, according to Nowlin.
The new administration will be left to pick up the pieces at their first meeting in 2020.