by Brad Dison
Since the inception of the Mill Creek Recreation and Water Conservation District in July of 1995 there has been confusion about who can serve on the Lake Commission.
According to Louisiana Revised Statute 38:3087.54, “The district shall be governed and controlled by a board of five commissioners, each of whom shall be a qualified elector of the state of Louisiana, owning property within the district.”
Many locals assumed that the statement “owning property within the district” meant that only people who owned land on Mill Creek Reservoir could serve on the Lake Commission. However, the Mill Creek Recreation and Water Conservation District encompasses a much larger area.
The Police Jury has provided a map which shows the Mill Creek Recreation and Water Conservation District as it was when created in 1995. According to the highlighted portion of the map, people who live in the southeastern quarter of the parish can serve on the Lake Commission. (see map below)
The appointment of new board members will be on the agenda for the July 14th Police Jury meeting.
If you are interested in being on the Lake Commission, contact the Police Jury at 318-263-2019.
Previous articles pertaining to Mill Creek Reservoir: (Click on each link to read the article)
- Summer Season Brings Questions about Mill Creek Reservoir Board’s Handling of Lake – June 18, 2021
- Three Mill Creek Reservoir Board Members Resign; Meeting Cancelled – June 18, 2021
- Police Juror Responds to Lake Commission Concerns – June 19, 2021
- Another Mill Creek Reservoir Board Member Resigns – June 23, 2021
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