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Ouachita Police Jury wants to reroute funds given to Richwood and Sterlington

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OUACHITA PARISH, La (KNOE 8 News)- Mayor Vern Breland of Sterlington is proud of the growth in his town and he is looking forward to continuing the progress.


Monday the Ouachita Parish Police Jury passed a resolution asking state lawmakers to allow the jury to keep 30 thousand dollars that would have gone to Sterlington... 

Mayor Breland says that will hurt road projects and progress in his town.

Out of the 64 parishes in the state Ouachita and Jefferson are the only two parishes that reallocate funds to municipalities.

Ouachita Parish Police Jury President Shane Smiley says the parish has the resources to make sure all roads are managed, so the police jury should oversee the funds.

The decision  for the funds is now in the hands of state legislators.
If approved Sterlington is not alone in losing funds it will cost the town of Richwood 80 grand.

 

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