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To answer another caller asking if there’s a process started to solve the problem of the terrible smell coming from the Walker landfill, the answer is no. If you wonder why, just follow the money and the history of how this landfill developed and expanded.

I’ve seen articles twice in this newspaper and once on TV about Layton Ricks and the leader of this public works thing, Sam Digirolamo, of them not doing their jobs of fixing the parish roads. Most of their excuse is the rainy weather. I know the parish does not fix a hole in a road if it holds water. Have any of these “experts” heard of a water pump or even a can to remove the water so it can dry up? Here’s how our parish is being run: Sam Digirolamo is being told what to do by Layton Ricks, and Ricks gets his instructions on what to do from Alvin Fairburn. Well, you know election time is coming up, and maybe these voters can drain the swamp without a water pump.

If you are planning a funeral I urge you to not have a police escorted procession. Too many of our police have been injured or killed due to this activity.It is time to end the carnage.

I have read with some interest the various comments extolling the virtues of former French Settlement police chief Harry Brignac. Interestingly I have not seen any comments that I am aware friends have made that state a more clear version of the truth. The fact remains that Mr. Brignac is not the chief of police. He is now a convicted felon. He got caught stealing. There was no mix up in gas cards (seriously, did they have a 2nd fleet gas card that also used the mileage of the police vehicle and the same pin number?) He was only charged with the one count because there was video evidence of it. There were numerous other questionable fuel charges by Mr. Brignac. The word around town is that the fuel bill for the town has dropped $1,300 or more a month since Mr. Brignac resigned (for the second time due to his actions). Mr. Brignac tarnished the badge he wore for many years. For many of those years he appears to have done so with a modicum of honor. The last several years, however, revealed that he was doing whatever he wanted regardless of the law. Allowing his unlicensed wife to drive a vehicle (something he is still doing by the way) much less a police vehicle is just one example.Being investigated by the Attorney General’s Office, the Inspector General’s Office, the Ethics Board, the Sheriff’s Office, and the District Attorney’s Office is not the essence of an individual that should be held in high honor as some commenters would have others believe.

French Settlement sure has changed since Harry Brignac is gone. We miss him and hope things change before long. French Settlement has gone down since Mr. Harry’s gone! We miss you Mr. Harry.

So Waste Management’s trucks will be filled up by the city of Walker which will bring in $225,000 in revenue yearly to the city. Plenty to smell here but nothing to see!

Let me try this again even though it appears that the LP News is only wishing to publish pro Harry Brignac stories from his minions that woefully ignore the facts. I have read with some interest the various comments extoling the virtues of former French Settlement police chief Harry Brignac. Interestingly I have not seen any comments that I am aware friends hav4e made that state a more clear version of the truth.

The fact remains that Mr. Brignac is not the chief of police. He is now a convicted felon. He got caught stealing. There was no mix up in gas cards (seriously, did they have a 2nd fleet gas card that also used the mileage of the police vehicle and the same pin number?) He was only charged with the one count because there was video evidence of it. There were numerous other questionable fuel charges by Mr. Brignac. The word around town is that the fuel bill for the town has dropped $1,300 or more a month since Mr. Brignac resigned (for the second time due to his actions). Mr. Brignac tarnished the badge he wore for many years. For many of those years he appears to have done so with a modicum of honor. The last several years, however, revealed that he was doing whatever he wanted regardless of the law. Being investigated by the Attorney General’s Office, the Inspector General’s Office, the Ethics Board, the Sheriff’s Office, and the District Attorney’s Office is not the essence of an individual that should be held in high honor as some commenters would have others believe.

I’m calling about the condition of Buddy Ellis Road. The road has no white side markings so you know where the edge of the road is, and no shoulders, actually, except for the apartment complex, and there are no center lines to speak of on the road. I understand this is normally done by a machine, but the road is not all that long. We always have prisoners in prison wanting to get out and do something. I believe safety measures could be taken for them out on the route to protect their custody if the parish would do it. It wouldn’t matter if the project would take a long time, eventually it would get done. And it could be done in non-prime times for use of the road. It really needs to be done. It’s a hazard to everybody, especially older people.

This is regarding the Office of Motor Vehicles. Why do they charge a convenience fee of $1? I don’t understand how they can do that. They are run by the state and the DPS. If anyone has an answer for this, please put it in the Call and Comment. I’d like to know.

I’m calling to say a good word on behalf of ex-Police Chief of French Settlement Harry Brignac. I was tied with Mr. Brignac through a project that lasted well over a year. He was an excellent person and an excellent man. He had excellent morals, seemed to me, and did not try to cheat in any way on any of the projects we worked on. I think he’s a very honorable man. He probably got caught up in maybe some personal matters that might have involved other family members, and I think there is a possibility that he would be influenced by a family member, and maybe that’s what happened. I’m not really sure what happened, if anything, but I know he’s an honorable man, and I think that he should be recognized as such.  

To the individual who’s chosen to call CHIEF Brignac a convict, grow up. This is a sad individual. You sound just like one of the same ones that got him out. Go look in the dictionary and look up the word “CONVICT”. Sounds like your pissed off because you didn’t get his job or you can’t do his job! GROW UP

I’m disabled on a set income. I’m moving back into Livingston Manor Apartments. I want to see if you know anybody that can help me get some furniture. Due to the flood back in ‘16, I really need some help. I can’t afford no furniture. Like I said, I’m on a set income. I need a couch, end table, chairs and a bed. My number is 503-9990. Thank you very much, if somebody can help me.

This is to the -councilman who has Holden. Please vote for mosquito abatement. The mosquitoes last summer were horrendous, we couldn’t sit outside. So please put it on the ballot. I’ll vote for it for sure.

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