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r' =al en$ Kel k=n sid t atl e' F :lies Gan .reY time to tell firemen thanks again, October is here and with it comes the annual celebration of Fire Prevention Week" which is October 7 through 14. We, at the Volunteer Fire Department, traditionally celebrate our "Open during this period each year with rides on the fire trucks, and displays of fire fighting equipment. will be held on Sunday, October 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at " 1 and as usual, children up to 99 years of age will be given rides the fire trucks. Children under 15 however, must have their parent or give permission for them to ride. will be served and gifts for the children will be given away all to our "Open House" celebration, the Ponchatoula Volunteer Department will sponsor the third annual "Fire Pmevention Poster All posters entered according to the rules and regulations set forth be on display at the fire station during the day of the "Open House" with posters from each grade displayed separately along with the plaques and ribbons awarded them. will be judged from entries from all Kindergarten, First, Third and Fourth grade students attending Ponchatoula area schools awards in each grade. First place in each grade will receive a trophy and second place, a trophy and a ribbon, third place, a plaque and a and three honorable mention winners in each grade will receive a at an award ceremony at the Ponchatoula Community Center on October 22 at 7:30 p.m. to the number of posters entered each year and the problems with various sizes of entries and entries turned in on regular paper which Cannot display effectively, we must request complete adherence to the rules and regulations. Posters not meeting the specified guidelines ,at be judged nor will they be displayed. hope, as in the past, these posters will be done in school. If this is not please advise the affected children so they may participate by ring their posters at home. Copies of the rules will be available at #1. Ponchatoula Volunteer Fire Department questions effectiveness daily newspaper Times Louisiana 70454 !ursday the editor of the Daily for comment on the Star it has reached a new high in ! don't have time to watch shows on "IV I always read afternoon and from that. The Daily Star let the Morning Advo- SCoop it by printing first all articles about public offi- area. :Star is especially afraid of District Duncan Kemp, since he has threatened officials of the print articles detrimental to The Star merely takes publicity releases from officials at the Courthouse and prints them as news, despite the fact that it has enough reporters to do real investigative reporting. The influence of the Daily Star in Tangipahoa Parish was recently shown when two tax proposals which it endorsed were soundly beaten 4 to 1 at the polls, in the northern end of our parish the Star is considered to be a joke! I would advise anyone who wants to learn the news of Tang|pahoa Parish as to any controversies in parish govern- ment to read the Morning Advocate, and to read the local society news in his own home town weekly newspaper. Very truly yours, Joseph H. Simpson Mail Call Letters to the Editor irnl I I II III Attorney General sheds light on dealing with big business garbagemen Mr. Robert W. Troyer City Attorney City of Ponchatoula 195 East Pine Street Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454 Dear Mr. Troyer: You have requested our opinion as to whether the public bid process must be utilized for the City of Ponchatoula to contract with a private business for the collection of residential solid waste. Initially, it must be stated that the Public Bid Law (La. R.S. 38:2211, et seq.) does not require that a contract fol services, such as this, be let as a result of a public bidding process The Public Bid Law which binds political subdiviinns applies to materials, supplies and "public works.'" In Wallace Stevens, Inc. v. Lafourche Parish Hospital District No. 3, 323 So. 2d 794, the Louisiana Supreme Court held: (3) While the courts of other jurisdictions have thus defined the term public work, this Court has not as yet spoken on the subject. From the statutory language, however, it appears that the term means a building, physical improvement, or other fixed \\; construction. It does not include telecommunications services that [nay be provided in a building or in connection with its use. On several occasions since that 1975 decision this office has opined that a variety of "services" were not within the coverage of the Public Bid Law. Attorney General Opinions 83-1025, 85-229, 84-171, 84-729 However, the fact that the Public Bid Law does not require that such contracts be bid, does not mean that they cannot be bid. In fact, in some instances local government charter / provisions or ordinances may require / public bidding. See New Orleans I[ Transfer Co., ]nc. v. City of New Orleans, La. App. 4th Cir. 1973, So. xi 2d 362. k Also. the public bid process generally \\; assures fair competition and public confidence in the procurement process. In addition, it may well be the best way to insulate the governing body from potential anti-trust problems newly / emerging as a result of several recent / federal cases involving local governing /,,/ bodies. See "Planning, Zoning and f. SEE PAGE TWELVE THE PONCHATOULA TIMES OCTOBER 11, 1984 PAGE ELEVEN Help the Firemen PARTY IN MANCHAC this Saturday 11 a.m.- ? Wolfe Lumber & Supply 400 W. Pine St. CLOSE OUT SPEC:IAL i Beauty Protection. Plus easy water cleanup. Cuprinol  Stain & Wood i, Preservative with Easy Water Cleanup provides longer lasting protection t than ever before: Repels water longer. \\;\k" Penetrates wood deeper. Fights mildew and rot \\; harder. Reg. Price !;18. 9s Sale Price Subject to stock on hand / \\; oI Stain & Wood Preservative When it, 'tx)d against weathcr. 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