The Ouachita Parish Police Jury took care of several items on a light agenda during its regular meeting Monday, including the sale of right-of-way to a local manufacturer.

Police jurors voted unanimously to sell nine-tenths of an acre in the West Ouachita Industrial Park to Rogers Manufacturing, a truss manufacturer in West Monroe, for $16,000 an acre.

“We’re selling it just so it’s clear they own that right-of-way,” said Police Jury President Scotty Robinson.

Some of the sale language in the ordinance, which was finally adopted Monday, was amended to reflect the sale price set by the industrial park’s committee as well as to incorporate more of the right-of-way needed by the manufacturer.

“This was to sell to them that 60-foot right-of-way that runs east and west through their property,” said Assistant District Attorney Jay Mitchell, who serves as the Police Jury’s legal counsel.

“The reason for the changes is to add the acreage that will be taken up in the north-south right-of-way.”

Parish consulting engineer Kevin Crosby, with Lazenby & Associates, is expected to draw up the property description and detail the specific amount of acreage to be transacted.

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