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TO: Lincoln Parish Police Jury
FROM: Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, April 9, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. Present were: Nancy Wilson, Chair; Theresa Wyatt, Walter Pullen and Jody Backus.
ABSENT: Skip Russell
Nancy Wilson called the meeting to order and Jody Backus delivered the invocation.
Jody Backus requested that the agenda be amended by adding Item VII Publicity. There being no public comment, the motion carried with the following roll call votes:
YEAS: Wyatt, Pullen, Backus and Wilson
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Russell
Dr. James G. Dickson was present to give an update on the birding study/timber management plan being done at the Parish Park. Dr. Dickson reported that he had completed the first part of his study which involved the winter season birds and the effects of hearing augmentation on those who view the birds, and would be completing the study sometime in May. Dr. Dickson explained that it is now time to begin the second phase of the study, a timber management plan, by seeking proposals for selective timber thinning in a carefully selected area of the park. Following questions and discussion, Walter Pullen offered a motion, seconded by Jody Backus, to authorize a request for proposals for selective timber thinning to be done at the park. There being no public comment, the motion carried with the following vote:
YEAS: Wyatt, Pullen, Backus and Wilson
NAYS: ,None
ABSENT:Russell
Under Agenda Item VII, Publicity, Jody Backus stated that he would like to see the lake in the Park named for Mr. Fredric Hoogland, who initially started the Park project. This could be incorporated with other information and provide a positive publicity opportunity for the park. Following discussion, Walter Pullen offered a motion, seconded by Jody Backus to authorize naming the lake at the park after Mr. Hoogland. There being no public comment, the motion carried with the following vote:
YEAS: Wyatt, Pullen, Backus and Wilson
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Russell
There being no other business to come before the Committee, the meeting was adjourned.
Courtney Hall Parish Administrator Nancy Wilson
Committee Chair
1td: May 26, 2013

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