Parish President Rick Nowlin issued an emergency proclamation dated March 27 to procure road maintenance and repair materials.
The proclamation allows the Parish President to avoid bidding requirements in an emergency situation. The proclamation states the parish purchases Winn rock under an annual contract, however the vendor is currently unable to deliver materials in a timely manner.
Natchitoches Parish will purchase alternative road materials, including crushed concrete and riprap, under the terms of a purchase agreement made with Sabine Parish Police Jury for said materials.
The state of emergency, cited in the proclamation as “a severe safety hazard for the users of the Parish’s roads” will remain in effect for 30 days.