DPW UPDATE - 8/4/14
Roadway Blacktopping report – 40% of the mileage is complete 12 of 29
57 roads on list 24 of 57 completed 42%; culverts are installed on remaining
WPSO air conditioning – DPW is pricing a new chiller unit; note a rental unit is in place to keep the WPSO administrative offices and jail air conditioned during the interim
Poole’s Bluff Nature Park - Walking Trails Grant Program – New concrete sidewalks from the park entry north will be installed will during the next 4 months. We will continue to work with Warden Tanner and the RCC work crews to perform some of the labor; other elements to be constructed; electrical service and lighting at the gazebo, construction design and build of a fishing pier on the north end of the park along with various amenities such as bike racks, added trash receptacles and restrooms.
Animal Shelter – during last week’s infrastructure meeting 3 phases to bring a successful shelter facility to this parish were discussed 1.an animal control operational plan, 2. a sustainable cash flow to run the facility needs to be identified, and 3. plans to remodel the Yacc Building at the DPW location in Sheridan. The total effort will be reviewed and coordinated with the Louisiana SPCA to assure a successful, sustainable program.
DOTD Road Transfer Program – Parish roads (Choctaw & Dummyline) were surveyed; subsequent to studying the core samples taken by the DOTD it appears that a cost savings over the original DOTD estimates will be realized.
This information will be written into the next Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the State and presented to the council for approval.
Leo Lucchesi, Director
Department of Public Works
Washington Parish Government
909 Pearl Street
Franklinton, La. 70438