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A day after the deadly tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma a Red Cross response team from Lake Charles rolled into ground zero. "We got here on Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning at about 7:30 in theMore >>
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The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a bank robbery suspect. The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon. Investigators say a black male subjectMore >>
The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon.More >>
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JEFF DAVIS PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury (JDPPJ) approved the 2013 parish budget at the police jury meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
The 2013 budget is estimated at $13 million in revenues, according to juror and financial chair John Marceaux.
But the major item the parish is facing are the projects. The JDPPJ is working on replacing old bridges throughout Jeff Davis Parish.
"We've actually already begun that process," Marceaux said. "We have one or two repaired at this point in time."
One or two bridges out of a total of eight that need to be replaced.
Marceaux said the bridges are scattered to the north, south and west of Jennings. Each bridge costing between $20,000 and $50,000 to replace. Marceaux said the most expensive bridge being replaced is somewhere between $100,000 and $150,000.
"I believe it's because they are with age, and wear and tear, and worn out and the state told us we need to repair them," he said.
And this isn't the only project the JDPPJ is working on with the new 2013 budget.
"We're hoping to build some equipment barns in each division or in each yard in Jeff Davis Parish," Marceaux said.
But the bridges, he said, are the necessary item on the to-do list.
"I'm hoping within the next six months or so we can have all if not a majority of them done," Marceaux said of the construction timeline.
The JDPPJ is asking residents near the closed bridges for their patience. They are working to get the bridges back in order as quickly as possible.