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Oct 29, 2012
Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District.

The Sparta Groundwater Conservation District serves to study and survey the groundwater resources in the district regarding issues such as conservation, land surface subsidence and groundwater quality degradation. The board advises the commissioner of conservation based on their findings.

According to statute, the board is comprised of 19 voting gubernatorial appointments including one member each from the parishes of Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln, Morehouse, Ouachita, Union, Webster, and Winn.  Additionally, one member is appointed from Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Richland or Sabine parishes and one member is selected from nominations submitted by each of the user groups of wood product industry users, agricultural users, and other industrial users. The remaining six members are selected from nominations submitted by various governing entities of municipalities within the district that have a minimum use of five hundred thousand gallons of water per day. 

Appointments to the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District:

Sam Little, of Bastrop, is a retired farmer and is a former Louisiana State Representative. Little will be reappointed to serve as a representative of Morehouse Parish, as required by statute. 

Ted McKinney, of Ruston, is a retired professor of art at Louisiana Tech University. McKinney will be reappointed to serve as a representative of governing entities of municipalities within the district that have a minimum use of five hundred thousand gallons of water per day, as required by statute. 

Billy Perritt, of Arcadia, is retired from the Farm Credit Administration.  Perritt will be reappointed to serve as a representative of Bienville Parish, as required by statute.  

Jack Pace, of Natchitoches, is a member of the Natchitoches Parish Police Jury. Pace will be appointed to serve as a representative of Natchitoches Parish, as required by statute. 

 
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