Legislation has been proposed creating another Reservoir, bringing the count of
Reservoirs under development receiving tax money to 13.
Also, a Senate bill has been filed that will modify existing Reservoir Legislation.
creating the Lincoln Parish Reservoir in the upcoming 2005 session.
Michael L. Thompson, former Mayor of Delhi the traveling Reservoir Salesman has
been promoting this Lake in Lincoln Parish for his usual $100,000 a year consulting fee.
Thompson is the brother of Rep. Francis C. Thompsonís, who is famous for creating
House Bill 1136 in 2001 making it possible to sell land taken by Eminent Domain at
Reservoirs. He has authored Legislation creating many lakes in La.
Other Legislation proposed is SENATE BILL NO. 47 by Senator Barham concerning
Morehouse Reservoir that was created by SEN. BILL NO 829 ACT 233 in 2003 by
The Morehouse legislation will counter Thompsonís legislation, and allow property
taken by Eminent Domain to be sold back to the original owner if not used.
However, Rep. Downs, and Gallot seem to be ignorant of Thompsonís Legislation, and
it seems their Legislation require the Reservoir Commission to make a profit.
Sen. Ben Nevers author of Washington Parish Reservoir has failed to live up to what
he said about filing a Bill to change his Legislation concerning Eminent Domain.
Sen. Nevers will Desecrate 5 cemeteries, and take the homes of many poor, and
elderly Oak Groove Residents. Sen. Nevers is also in business with Commission member
means of political payback many Politicians seem to be interested in their own Economic
Development. Will Sen. Nevers, and his lake Commission also be selling Lakefront lots?
Thompson is consultant for Allen, Washington, Caldwell, Morehouse, and upcoming
Reservoirs in Lincoln, and Quachita Parishes at $100,000 a year consulting fee each.
Will Thompson by any means possible tell a fish tale to the Corps of Engineers as
the Ruston Daily Leader says? It seems that a Reservoir for Economic Development is
more important than a current proposal to save the Sparta Aquifer.
Lake Providence Poorest Place In America is an example that Lakes provide no jobs,
or Economic Development.