By Bonnie Culverhouse
Fifteen requests for beer, alcohol and video poker license renewals were approved by vote of the Webster Parish Police Jury Tuesday.
With only one juror absent, the requests were approved 10-1, with juror Ed Jordan voting against.
Three of those were video poker in the Minden area: Two jacks Casino, Pot O’ Gold and Minden Truck Stop and Casino.
The other three video poker license renewals were in the northern part of the parish: Timberland Truckstop LLC in Sarepta and Shongaloo Crossroad Lounge and Shongaloo Crossroad Deli in Shongaloo.
Beer requests included E-Z Mart in Sarepta, Shongaloo Crossroad Lounge and Shongaloo Crossroad Deli in Shongaloo, Sawmill Lounge in Sarepta, Timberland Truckstop LLC in Sarepta, Springhill Country Club in Cullen and Bonnie & Clyde Cafe and Store in Shongaloo.
Only two license renewals were requested for high alcohol content. They were Springhill Country Club and Shongaloo Crossroad Lounge.
In other business:
Webster Parish Police Jurors re-elected Jim Bonsall and Nick Cox as president and vice president respectively for 2022.
The regular meeting of the jury took place at 10:30 a.m. at the Webster Parish Courthouse annex, 401 Main Street, and the jury voted to continue having meetings at 10:30 a.m. for the coming year. That is a move from 11 a.m. over the past year.
Other items on the jury’s agenda that were voted in unanimously included the following:
• Reappointment of Lisa C. Balkom as Secretary-Treasurer and Alica Owens as Assistant Secretary-Treasurer for 2-year terms;
• Resolution to approve DOTD Road Transfer Program for Goodwill frontage road;
• The 2022 budget;
• November financials;
• Personnel police holiday schedule for police jury employees; and,
• FEMA request from Minden Medical Center for use of Hazard Mitigation Assistance to purchase new generator for medical facility.
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