Sale of Webster Parish Landfill to be finalized Friday  

By Paige Nash

A resolution was approved Tuesday by Webster Parish Police Jury, giving permission to President Jim Bonsall to sign final documents for the sale of the Webster Parish Landfill on their behalf. 

The police jury has owned the landfill for more than 25 years, but it has been privately operated since 1977, with Republic Services being the current operator. Finalization of the sale will take place this Friday, March 25, making Republic Services the official owner.  

The Sarepta Transfer/Receiving Station at Wenks Landing was not part of that sale. All the land is owned by the police jury, with Republic Services owning all of the equipment currently at the receiving station, apart from an office building. The receiving station will now be leased to and operated by Sam and Leslie Plants, owners of Knight Services La, LLC. 

“Republic Services will be moving their stuff out after Friday,” said Patrick Jackson, Webster Parish Attorney, “and the new receiving station operator, Sam with Knight Services will be moving in Monday.”

They will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. beginning March 31.  

The following items were also approved unanimously by the jurors, with exception of Daniel Thomas, who was absent from the special meeting today and Bernard Hudson, who arrived about halfway through: 

• Teijin Automotive Technologies’ Louisiana, LLC located in Sarepta to receive Industrial Tax Exemption; 

• Registrar’s request to hire a Confidential Assistant;

• Adding “No Thru Truck” signs on Carter Road in Doyline, requested by juror for District 12, Ed Jordan; 

• Public Hearing concerning the adoption of Reapportionment Plan I for Webster Parish, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 5 in the Webster Parish Courthouse Annex, Police Jury Meeting room. The plan will be available for public viewing in the lobby of the annex located at 401 Main Street in Minden. The lobby is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.  

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