The Parish Council approved an agenda item at its April 19 meeting authorizing Parish President John Richmond to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the following good samaritans: Williams and Son Saw and Supply in Calvin Tyler Road, Monty Trichel on Hart Road, Barton Cotton on Central Loop, Allen Beasely on Rachal Camp and Benjamin Point Roads, Victor Kay II on Cat Island Road and Simon Sarpy on Kochinsky Road.
Richmond said he brought these CEAs before the Council to provide full transparency to the growing support and willingness of many Parish residents to assist in the maintenance of Parish roads.
These samaritans and the Parish Government agree that the roads listed above require consistent upkeep and maintenance to allow for daily travel along the roads by Parish residents. During the Public Works Director report Johnny Salard said he’s currently down to one patcher and four graders to work on the roads.
Said samaritans have recognized the limited manpower and equipment capabilities of the Parish and that such limitations may cause delay in the maintenance of the roads they live on. They desire to assist the parish in maintaining the roads through the donation of their own time, efforts and equipment.
The Parish shall in good faith deliver rock to the samaritan’s residence in an amount not to exceed 50 square yards per calendar quarter. Material shall be delivered as it becomes available to the Parish and at times to be determined by Salard, who will monitor the work through random inspections to make sure no asset of the Parish is used anywhere but on Parish Roads. Thus, the agreement, enforceable for one calendar year, can be cancelled if at any time the work is not done properly.
The samaritans will use their own equipment to spread the material at his/her discretion. Parties not subject to these agreements with the Parish are prohibited from utilizing the delivered material in any way, unless they do so under the direct supervision of the approved samaritans.
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