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Garbage rule FROM PAGE ELEVEN Developments: Antitrust Risks for Cities and How to Guard Against Them" by Assistant Attorney General John R. Flowers, Jr., 31 La Bar Journal 22. There are several relevant statutes 'which address the issue of municipal authority to enter such contracts. La. R.S. 33:4169.1(A) makes clear the authority of the municipal governing body to engage in the service of collecting and disposing of solid waste. The statute reads as follows: 4169.1. Municipal and parish authority over collection and disposal of garbage and trash; franchising, permitting and licensing; assessment and collection of service charge A. The governing authority of every arish or municipality shall have the Ilowing powers: (l) To engage in the collection and disposal of garbage and trash within its jurisdiction in cooperation with, or to the exclusion of, other garbage and trash collectors. (2) To grant permits, licenses, exclusive or nonexclusive franchises, or any combination thereof to garbage and trash collectors and disposers. Any exclusive franchise shall be granted only after advertising for bids, reception of bids, and awarding of the contract or contracts in accordance with the public bid laws of the state and other provisions of law. (3) To enter into time contracts for the collection and transportation of garbage or trash for a term of up to ten years, and for disposal of garbage or trash for a term of up to twenty-five years. (4) To assess against any person who utilizes any service provided pursuant to Paragraphs (1) or (2) a service charge for the service provided. (5) To otherwise regulate the collection and disposal of garbage or trash. As subparagraph (2) above sets forth, the granting of an "exclusive franchise" for collection and/or disposal of solid waste requires utilization of the public bid law. However, if the franchise granted is not exclusive or if the service is obtained by means of a "time contract" for such services, then the contract need not be bid but may be negotiated subject to the time limitations set forth in the statute. I trust that this answers your inquiry. Please contact our office if we can be of any further assistance to you. Very truly yours, William J. Guste Jr. Attorney General By GLENN R. DUCOTE Assistant Attorney General Edwards, Cvet(wich chosen tops in state Two Southwood Academy students, Mary Beth Cvetovich and Byard "Hawk" Edwards, are amony 10 stu- dents in Tangtpahoa Parish and only 200 students statewide who have been selected to finish their high school education at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchi- toches. Carolyn lbert, Southwood's adminis- trative assistant, said she was very proud of the accomplishment of Miss Cvetovich and Edwards. "They are very bright students," Mrs. lbert said. "The Louisiana School for Math, Schtence and the Arts is the epitome of high school educatign in Louisiana." Mrs fbert explained that more than 2,000 students statewide were in com- petition for the coveted positions. Edwards, the son of Byard "Peck" Edwards Jr., and Hunter Downing, is focusing his attention on science and math. He wants to complete his education at the Air Force Academy, and eventually land a position with NASA. "Hawk loves it," said his mother. "It is better than he ever expected." Edwards, too, finds the Louisiana School challenging and filled with hard work. "Hawk got a really good background at Southwood." Mrs. Downing said. "He has gone there since Kinder- garten ." New psychiatric hospital opens DePaul Northshore Hospital, a fully accredited psychiatric facility and affiliate of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is well under construction, with anticipated opening of Mid-January, 1985. Temporary offices are presently located in the Bogue Falaya Mall in Covington. In view of the scheduled opening and excellent construction progress, Ms. Rae Day, Administrator, is pleased to name J. Thomas Anderson, Attorney at Law, to the hospital's Board of Trustees. Mr. Anderson is a prominent attorney and highly respected member of the Hammond area community. He graduated from Hammond High School. earned a BA in Government from Southeastern Louisiana University, and went on to Loyola Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1976. A full partner in the law firm of Baham and Anderson. Mr. Anderson boasts a long list of civic and professional achievements, including his term as Mayor of the City of Hammond from 1977 to 1981. Anderson is an active member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the Louisiana Trial Lawyers' Association, the 21st Judicial District Bar Association, American Bar Association and the American Trial Lawyers' Association. His civic contributions have included board memberships of the Tangipahoa South Central Bell gives thanks Dear Bryan: ! want to take this opportunity to offer our congratulations to you and your staff in recognition of National News- paper Week which is being observed October 7 - 13 this year. All too often we fail to appreciate the invaluable services provi& t by out nation's news- papers and th, gniflcance of freedom of the press provided in the First excellent news coverage, responsible editorial comments, and effective advertising. None of us should take for granted your publication's significant contributions toward improving the communities in which we live. During National Newspaper Week, we at South Central ell thank you for your continued efforts at informing and serving the public and wish you success Parish Municipal Association, the Hammond Human Development Board, and the Tangipahoa Industrial Development Board Anderson also serves on the boards of the Hammond Cultural Foundation, the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association, and as Chairman of the Sixth Congressional District of the Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee. A devoted family man, Anderson is married to the former Mickey Webb, and the couple has three children. Amendment of our Constitution. in you fouture years of publication. DePaul Northshore is very pleased Over the years, the Ponchatoula Sincerely, that Mr. Anderson has accepted this Times has done a noteworthy job of JohnPasqua appointment and together, the providing the people of this area Trustees, Administrator and staff look li I forward to providing medical/' Child, wife beaten psychiatric diagnostic and treat- ment services of the highest caliber , ,eriff'sReport to the residents of St. Tammany, Sheriff s juvenile officer Brenda Lewis million dollar bond on Bennett. He was Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes. and deputy Tim Rldgeil arrested arrested Oct. 4 afternoon at his Dennis Bennett, 20, 342 Bennett Loranger residence. Road, l.oranger on charges of aggra- Ernest W. Robinson, 23, Rt. 1, Box Fireman rated battery and cruelty to a juvenile 3-B, Loranger was also booked on a Oct 4. He is accused of beating a charge of aggravated battery Oct. 4. five-year-old girl Sept. 27 and causing He was charged by deputy Joe Lee happy Leith rain more than 60 bruises on the child's with striking his estranged wife in the legs, arms, stomach, back and neck, according to the deputies' reports. The child was photographed and the photos presented to District Judge Leon Fol'd who set the quarter of a i Montessori kids head with a pistol in July of this year. He was also charged with simple battery and is accused of hitting the same woman with his fist in Septem- ber, according to reports. enjoy Memorial Park tables Dear Mrs. Mildred Barringer, The students and staff of Magnolia Montessori would like to personally thank you and the Community Garden Club for the Installation of the two beautiful picnic tibles recently mounted in Memorial Park. They add greatly to the enjoyment of our field trips to the park. Your efforts to beautify our city are greatly appreciated and we will, as part of our field trips, carry on your work by leaving the park cleaner than we find it. Mrs. Terry Ann McMahon Directoress By EDDIE PONDS Times Reporter Fire inspector Lee Settoon was all smiles this rainy Monday night, looking over the fire reports for October. "We usually average about 17 fires per month. Today is just the eighth and we have answered 17 calls already," the fire inspector said: then added, "This rain will slow things down some." The first eight days of October, the Ponchatoula Fire Department answered 15 wood fires, one shed; and one house call. That's why Monday night's rain was a welcome relief for the Ponchatoula Fire Department. If the remaining 23 days are like the first eight days, the department will be extremely busy for the month of October. Alligator race a success ptquante as well as contestants in what was billed as Louisiana's First Alligator Race. Cooked with the help of Phlllip Alexander and the Ponchatoula Jay- cees, who helped in every way Imagin- able Saturday, the sauce plquante fed an estimated 300. Visitors from Laplace, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and environs joined local citizens in front of the Country Market to wdhness the alligator races waged between young alligators from the Kllebert Alligator Farm outside Poncha- toule. Mayor Charles Gtdeon, Jaycee Presi- dent Henry Penn, a past strawberry queen and others provided color com- mentary to the somewhat whacky race, run with rttles sporting eight colored ribbons, or In the case of two cgntes- flints wearing the colors of Mayor Gideon and another those of The Ponchatoula Times, baby's T-shims Eom T's 'n The, ONE The Jaycees constructed an impromptu arena for gator trader Billy Young to race six reptiles on loan from the Kliebert Alligator Farm. Young masterminded the main part of the sauce piquante, with the cooks of Paul's Care chipping in to help cook the rice. Young also put on display a close to 14 foot alligator hide, the largest he says he has ever traded in Louisiana. Alligators wed with cowboys and a pretty country girl for the attention of the visitors to what was a very busy town on Saturday. The Louisiana Western Gunfighters & Stunt Team gave two performances of wild West skits meant to be teasers so that guests to downtown Ponchatoula would be drawn to this coming Satur- day's huge downtown Western Gun- fight (see related story), And Sharon Sue & The Stayned Glass Band once again brought their gold record talent to downtown Pun- chatoula with some of the best modern Country sound available anywhere (the band is next featured in a multi-week concert engagement in Las Vegas, Nevada). Saturday they played for free, for Ponchatoula. Again the Ponchatoula Volunteer Fire Department contributed tables and chairs needed to make the Alligatior Day festivities a success. And again Police Chief Ernest Peltier and his men were on hand to assist in every way. Strawberry Kings Run Dn,de and his father Carl Drude Jr. were spotted In the crowd, together with at least one past-queen, who welcomed visitors to the city. The Ponchatoula daycees helped cook the food, provided barrelis and cleaned up the downtown area after the event, built the racing arena, and served the crry's visitors. | THE PONCHATOULA TIMES OCTOBER 11 1984 PAGE Patrick Murray loan' s ancestors nor rnemor.v By DUANE E HARRIS On September 21, descendents of Patrick Murray Sr., an Irishman who joined with the pioneers of the 1800's to develop and prosper in Livingston and Tangipahoa Parish, decided to get the family to help in his memory. The early settler who made his living by trading through the then-thriving Port of Springfield, is now buried just off the Springfield Highway. The lonely wooden marker on his grave was decaying. But now the family has erected a new one of stone to mark his memory. Local descendents, as well as those in New Orleans, California, Texas, Ken- tucky and Rhode Island contributed so that Murray's memorial in Wetrnore Cemetary would become reality. Born in March of 1827 in Coufity Louth, Ireland, Patrick Murray later came to Louisiana with his widowed mother Alice Patrick Murray, an early trader from Ireland who made his living through the then-bustling Port of Springfield in 1869, was this week remembered by five generations of his descendents with a tombstone erected in his honor by (left to right) Edward fifth generation, his wife Patrick Murray of the generation, joined by Cunningham of the fourth and Beverly Dominique. BRANCH-DANIELS, INC. General Insurance 386-9987 Charlle Branch Jr. ]6s E. Pine Owner P.O. Drawer Ponchato, Public Auction Ponchatoula Auction Building Sharkey, his sister Ponchatoula Bridget, and his brother Daniel. They I 7:00 P M arrived in New Orleans from Liverpool, Saturday, Oct. 12,13th. England on the ship Georgiana on Oct. 5, 1842. The trip took seven weeks and four days and an additional two days from New Orleans to his uncle's farm in St. Helena. Over 150 Pieces of Quality Jewelry Patrick became one of the early Including: 4R settlers of this area. On August 1, 1848 he married Eliza- beth McCarroll in Greensburg, La. alex Watches, They soon patented three sons: Charles, Richard and William. by pphires, Id Patrick bought property in Wades- Diamonds, Ru s, Sa Emera boro in January of 1852. Five years ,In later, he bought 150 acres more and I ,-'vals, etc. Gold Chains, Watches, etC, built his home there. Today the land and home still remain in the Murray Family. Over 100 Collectible Coins He became a naturalized citizen December 5, 1860 in St. Tammany. La. Assorted Sterling Silver Items Setting a milestone in history and II putting Springfield on the map as a U Collectible Trains trading port. he became a copartner with John Setton of the river schooner Joinville in November of 1869. The  25 Hand Made Rugs schooner made regular trips from II Springfield to New Orleans for supplies U @ As s o rted Lad s e G e m Sto n e s and passengers. Warehouses were located in Springfield for storage of the supplies. @ Collectible Knives il His wife Elizabeth died in 1884 and he remarried in 1890 to Lottie Corley, a  ) Hummel Figurines union from which one son, John, was born. " 0 Id Patrick lived in his home until his ver 500 Items to Be So death in Dec. of 1911 at the age of 84. Many descendents of Patrick and H 38) I  Elizabeth are living in Tangtpahoa and For Information Call Livingston Parishes and there is Murray  -- ' name.Rad in Ponchatoula that bears..,s II All. Items on D,splay So once more, the family plot marked  5.30 P.M. Day of Sale by wooden markers long ago, is remembered by their loved ones. 41111n1I=:111 Tangi Worlds Fair Liquidation % Below Retail Caps, shirts, pins, ash trays, mugs, trays The Whole Works! Thur, Fri & Sat. Oct. 10, 11,& 13 In Front OLfoSp:dyellloSUd:nt