Tangipahoa Parish Government has scheduled a special meeting for Velma residents Tuesday to explain the installation of the new sewer service in the community.

The meeting is set for 5 p.m. at Bickham Chapel Church, said Parish Councilman Louis Joseph.

There will still be a monthly fee for service, but the installation will be free to all Velma residents regardless of income, he said.

“The process for this installation needs to be explained to all residents in person,” Councilman Joseph said. “Please make plans to attend this very important meeting.”

State boards

Gov. John Bel Edwards has appointed Michael F. Holly of Hammond to the State Board of Architectural Examiners. Holly is the principal architect and founder of Holly & Smith Architects. He will represent Architectural District 3.

Also, the governor reappointed Gregory A. Lala, CEO of Dixie RV Superstores, to the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission. Lala will serve at-large and as chair.

School board

Extending the COVID leave benefits for eligible employees is up for discussion at the Tangipahoa Parish School Board meeting Tuesday.

The board approved the leave for the first semester on Aug. 17, and the leave would be extended to the second semester of this school year.

Among other matters on the agenda are a report of the 2022 Krewe of Champions Parade by Superintendent Melissa Stilley, an update on the early childhood program by Carmen Brabham, the appointment of Lil Mirando and Jason Lipscomb as board members to the Educational Facilities Improvement District, the use of Anntoine Marketing & Design for the marketing and communication plan, and private discussion of Theodore Cyprian’s lawsuit against the school board.

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