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Police Jurors to consider Fire District #1 request

The Cameron Parish Police Jury will hold a special voting meeting Monday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Lake Conference Center/Satellite Office, 10098 Gulf Hwy.

The two items on the agenda so far are naming an appointment to fill the District 1 juror vacancy created by the resignation of Curtis Fountain, and consideration of the Cameron Fire District #1 budget request.

Cameron Fire Board Meeting

The Cameron Fire District Board met Tuesday night, July 10, to prepare a formal request to the Police Jury for funds to continue operations through the end of 2018. The Board voted to request $114,000, which Parish Treasurer Katie Armentor said was the minimum amount needed to continue operating at the current level.

The Board considered a number of cost saving measures, deciding to eliminate two cell phone lines and the pest control contract. Letters will be sent to industrial companies planning to build in Cameron, asking them to consider assistance with fire protection funding.

Reducing the number of night-time hours worked by the paid firefighters was also discussed, but regulations require agreement from the firefighters before it could be implemented.

The Board will also be requesting a tax election in 2019 to hopefully provide an additional 8 mills of property tax until the economic situation in Cameron improves. The district currently levies 6.07 mills.

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