1. The reservoir commission said ď they have from the very
inception of this endeavor have prayed†††† for divine
guidance and blessings, in accordance with the Lordís will, for the people
of our parish.Ē
The people of the parish have also been praying for
the Lordís will to be done.
No one but the Lord knows what his will
The reservoir commission is right in the fact that they are appointed and
not elected and they are
not paid, but they were nominated by elected
officials.†Whether you are elected are not you have a
address the concerns of your citizens, which the commission refuses to
We have made repeated attempts to get a meeting with them to
address our concerns.
They said they donít answer to us, they only
answer to the governor.††
3. So people are saying just
sit back and wait to see what happens. If you sit back and wait it
be too late. Once a site is chosen and permitted there is nothing that can be
4. The reservoir commission and our elected
officials say a reservoir is for the future of our generation and
Washington Parish. How is it for the good of our upcoming generation when
families will have to move off to find land for sale and house to live in.
5. †Mr. Pierce said they only deal with facts.
The citizens of Washington Parish are dealing with facts.
Go to the
Louisiana Legislature web site and go to the 2003 regular session and pull
up House Bill
216 or Act 71. It will tell you all the duties and
rights of the reservoir commission.† According to our
President this commission group is the most powerful group in Washington
For example they have the power to levee taxes and issue
bonds. They have the right through
eminent domain to take your land with just compensation for
the good of the public.
6. A lot of people donít think the governor can
take your land for a reservoir. If you donít think this
is true call a
lawyer and ask them. The citizens of site 3 had Maurice Legaudre, a lawyer
Covington present at one of there meetings. Mr. Maurice
informed us that after the site is chosen the
commission can deposit
the amount of the money they see as just compensation and give you 30
60 days to get out of your home. †You can also look up bills
on eminent domain and quick take at
7. The citizens of site 3 would like to ask MR.
NEVERS if his new bill 379 that was in the regular session for 2004
applies to the reservoir commission?† Why would you not want public
commissions audit, do they have something to hide?
Members of site
3 would like to thank DARLIN FORD for the pictures.
Our sons and daughters are waging battles to
protect us from Oppressive Governments,
at home, we are engaged in a battle with our Own, and those armed with
power of Expropriation. Expropriation means to take without asking.
In this materialist age, there are those whose
wants are more important †than our needs.
Our Schools and Charity
Hospitals are closing due to a lack of money,
as the wants of some are
placed at the top of the list above our needs.
Louisiana is losing
thousands of acres of land a day due to water, and Coastal
There are Eight Lakes under development that will flood
hundreds of thousands of acres
of good land.
to Mike Thompson, administrative consultant for the project