Legal Notices
last updated: 01-11-2018
NOTICE OF
INTENTION TO ISSUE
NOT EXCEEDING
$963,000 OF
TAXABLE WATER
REVENUE BONDS OF
ROCKY BRANCH
WATERWORKS
DISTRICT,
UNION PARISH,
LOUISIANA
As provided by a
resolution adopted by
the Board of Waterworks
Commissioners of Rocky
Branch Waterworks District,
Union Parish, Louisiana
(the “Governing
Authority”), acting as
the governing authority
of Rocky Branch Waterworks
District, Union
Parish, Louisiana (the
“Issuer”), on November
21, 2017, the Issuer
HEREBY DECLARES
ITS INTENTION to issue
up to Nine Hundred
Sixty-Three Thousand
Dollars ($963,000) of
taxable water revenue
bonds (the “Bonds”), for
the purpose of paying
costs of constructing
and acquiring additions
and improvements to the
drinking water system of
the Issuer (the “System”),
including equipment and
fixtures therefor.
The Bonds will be
limited and special revenue
bonds of the Issuer,
secured by and payable
solely from the revenues
of the System, after there
have been paid from those
revenues the reasonable
and necessary expenses
of operating and maintaining
the System. The
Bonds will not be a charge
on the other income and
revenues of the Issuer, nor
shall they constitute an
indebtedness or pledge
of the general credit of
the Issuer, provided to the
extent that other moneys
of the Issuer are available
and appropriated to the
payment of costs of operating
and maintaining
the System, the rates
charged by the Issuer
for water service may be
correspondingly reduced.
The Bonds will be issued
pursuant to Part XIII,
Chapter 4, Title 39 of the
Louisiana Revised Statutes
of 1950, as amended,
and/or other applicable
laws (collectively, the
“Act”).The Bonds will be
issued and authorized by
resolution(s) adopted by
the Governing Authority,
in one or more series, will
mature up to twenty-two
(22) years from their date
of issuance, will bear
interest at rates up to two
and forty-five hundredths
percent (2.45%) (which
rate shall include any administrative
fee), and will
be subject to prepayment
anytime without penalty.
As provided by the Act,
all of the other details
of the Bonds will be set
forth in the resolution(s)
authorizing their issuance,
including the following:
covenants relating to the
management and operation
of the System, the
imposition and collection
of rates and charges from
the System’s customers,
the expenditure of such
rates and charges, the
issuance of future bonds
and the creation of future
liens and encumbrances
against the System and
all other pertinent matters
as may be necessary
to the authorization and
issuance of the Bonds.
The Bonds are expected
to be sold at a private
sale, as provided for in the
Act, to the Drinking Water
Revolving Loan Fund,
and the Bonds will also
be approved by the State
Bond Commission and the
Union Parish Police Jury
prior to their delivery.
The PUBLIC IS
HEREBY NOTIFIED that
the Governing Authority
will meet in open and public
session on MONDAY,
FEBRUARY 5, 2018, at
SIX THIRTY O’CLOCK
(6:30) P.M., at the Waterworks
District Office, 198
Mattie Roan Road, Rocky
Branch, Louisiana, or at
another regular or special
meeting of the Governing
Authority as may be determined
by the Governing
Authority in consultation
with bond counsel and
duly advertised in the
manner provided by law,
to hear any objections to
the proposed issuance of
the Bonds. If at such hearing
a petition duly signed
by electors of the Issuer
in a number not less than
five percent (5%) of the
number of such electors
voting in the last special
or general election object
to the issuance of the
Bonds, then the Bonds
shall not be issued until
approved at an election
held for that purpose.
Any such petition must
be accompanied by a
certificate of the Union
Parish Registrar of Voters
certifying that the signers
of the petition(s) are
registered electors of the
Issuer and the number of
signers amounts to not
less than five percent
(5%) of the registered
voters that voted in the
last tax election held in
the Issuer, all as provided
by the Act.
ROCKY BRANCH
WATERWORKS DISTRICT,
UNION PARISH,
LOUISIANA
(674) 1/4/18 - 1/11/18
- 1/18/18 - 1/25/18

NOTICE OF
SPECIAL ELECTION
Pursuant to the provisions
of a resolution
adopted by the Board of
Commissioners of Rocky
Branch/Crossroads
Fire District of the Parish
of Union, State of Louisiana
(the “Governing
Authority”), acting as
the governing authority
of Rocky Branch/Crossroads
Fire District of the
Parish of Union, State of
Louisiana (the “District”),
on August 8, 2017, NOTICE
IS HEREBY GIVEN
that a special election will
be held within the District
on SATURDAY, MARCH
24, 2018, and that at the
said election there will be
submitted to all registered
voters in the District qualified
and entitled to vote
at the said election under
the Constitution and Laws
of the State of Louisiana
and the Constitution of
the United States, the following
proposition, to-wit:
MILLAGE RENEWAL
PROPOSITION
Shall Rocky Branch/
Crossroads Fire District
of the Parish of Union ,
State of Louisiana (the
“District”), levy and collect
a special tax of eight (8)
mills, on all the property
subject to taxation within
the District (an estimated
$159,600 reasonably
expected at this time to
be collected from the levy
of the tax for an entire
year), for a period of (10)
years, beginning with the
year 2020 and ending
with the year 2029, for
the purpose of acquiring,
constructing, improving,
maintaining or operating
fire protection facilities,
vehicles and equipment in
the District? Said special
election shall be held at
the polling places for the
following precincts:
23 (PART)
29
The polling places
for the precincts set forth
above are hereby designated
as the polling
places at which to hold
the said election, and the
Commissioners-in-Charge
and Commissioners, respectively,
shall be those
persons designated according
to law. Notice is
further given that a portion
of the monies collected
from the tax described in
the Proposition shall be
remitted to certain state
and statewide retirement
systems in the manner
required by law. The said
special election will be
held in accordance with
the applicable provisions
of Chapter 5 and Chapter
6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana
Revised Statutes
ofl950, as amended, and
other constitutional and
statutory authority, and
the officers appointed to
hold the said election, as
provided in this Notice of
Special Election, or such
substitutes therefor as may
be selected and designated
in accordance with La.
R.S. 18: 1287, will make
due returns thereof to
said Governing Authority,
and NOTICE IS HEREBY
FURTHER GIVEN
that the Governing
Authority will meet at its
regular meeting place,
the Rocky Branch/Crossroads
Fire District Annex,
10256 Hwy. 143, Farmerville,
Louisiana, on TUESDAY,
MAY 8, 2018, at SIX
O’CLOCK (6:00) P.M.,
and shall then and there in
open and public session
proceed to examine and
canvass the returns and
declare the result of the
said special election. All
registered voters of the
District are entitled to vote
at said special election
and voting machines will
be used.
A-I
THUS DONE AND
SIGNED at Farmerville,
Louisiana, on this, the
8th day of August, 2017.
ATTEST:
/s/ Raymon Roan
Chairman
/s/ Elizabeth L.
Green
Secretary-Treasurer
A-2
(500) 1/11/18 - 1/18/18
- 1/25/18 - 2/1/18

The Rocky Branch
Water System is currently
in violation of the
maximum contaminant
level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes
as set forth
by the State [Part XII of
the Louisiana State Sanitary
Code (LAC 51:XII)]
and the Federal Primary
Drinking Water Regulations
(40 CFR Part 141).
The United States
Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) and the
Louisiana Department of
Health (LDH) set drinking
water standards and
requires the disinfection
of drinking water. Where
disinfection is used in the
treatment of drinking water,
disinfectants combine
with naturally occurring
organic and inorganic
matter present in water
to form chemicals called
disinfection byproducts
(DBPs). EPA and LDH set
standards for controlling
the levels of disinfectants
and DBPs in drinking
water, including trihalomethanes
(THMs) and
haloacetic acid (HAAs).
Some people who drink
water containing THMs
in excess of the MCL over
many years may experience
problems with their
liver, kidneys, or central
nervous system, and may
have an increased risk of
getting cancer.
In December 1998,
EPA set enforceable drinking
water standards for
TTHMs at 80 parts per
billion (ppb) and for HAA5
at 60 parts per billion (ppb)
to reduce the risk of cancer
or other adverse health
effects. Compliance with
the TTHMs and HAA5
standard for public water
systems serving less than
10,000 individuals initially
became effective and
enforceable on January
1, 2004. Compliance with
the TTHMs standard is
determined by calculating
a locational running annual
average (LRAA) of quarterly
TTHMs sample results.
Compliance calculations
performed for the fourth
quarter of 2017 show
that the system’s current
TTHMs LRAAs are 202
ppb at DBP02 – Bill Brown
& Hwy 143 and 189 ppb at
DBP03 – 1158 Chapman
Rd; Thus, the system is
currently in violation of the
TTHMs standard.
Please share this
information with all the
other people who drink
this water, especially
those who may not have
received this notice directly
(for example, people
in apartments, nursing
homes, schools, and
businesses). You can
do this by posting this
notice in a public place
or distributing copies by
hand or mail.
This is not an emergency.
If it had been, you
would have been notified
immediately. EPA and
LDH do not consider
this violation to have any
serious adverse health
effects on human health
as a result of short-term
exposure; however, continued
long-term exposure
to TTHMs and HAA5
levels above the standard
(e.g., 20 years of exposure)
has the potential
to have serious adverse
effects on human health.
(404) 1/11/18

Holmesville Water
System, Inc.
318-982-7299
holmesvillewater
@outlook.com
IMPORTANT
INFORMATION ABOUT
YOUR DRINKING
WATER
Monitoring Requirements
Not Met
for Holmesville Water
System
Our water. system did
not fulfill our monitoring
requirements over the
past year. Even though
this was not an emergency,
as our customers, you
have a right to know what
happened and what we
did to correct the situation.
We are required to monitor
your drinking water for
specific contaminants on
a regular basis. Results
of regular monitoring are
an indicator of whether
or not our drinking water
meets health standards.
During June 1, 2017 to
September 30, 2017
we did not complete all
required monitoring or
did not test according to
required methods for lead
and copper and therefore,
cannot be sure of the
quality of our drinking
water during that time.
Necessary action
has been taken to prevent
this violation from
recurring.
Please share this
information with all the
other people who drink
this water, especially
those who may not have
received this notice directly
(for example, people
in apartments, nursing
homes, schools, and
businesses). You can
do this by posting this
notice in a public place
or distributing copies by
hand or mail.
For more information,
please contact
Holmesville Water System
at 318-982-7299.
(206) 1/11/18

TRI-WATER SYSTEM,
INC.
P. O. BOX 571
FARMERVILLE, LA
71241
318-368-4115
Tri-Water System,
Inc. Public Notification
of Non-Compliance
Disinfectants/Disinfection
By-Products Rule
(TTHMs) MCL Violation
The Tri-Water System
is currently in violation
of the maximum
contaminant level (MCL)
for total trihalomethanes
as set forth by the State
[Part XII of the Louisiana
State Sanitary Code (LAC
51:XII)] and the Federal
Primary Drinking Water
Regulations (40 CFR
Part 141).
The United States
Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) and the
Louisiana Department of
Health (LDH) set drinking
water standards and
requires the disinfection
of drinking water. Where
disinfection is used in the
treatment of drinking water,
disinfectants combine
with naturally occurring
organic and inorganic
matter present in water
to form chemicals called
disinfection byproducts
(DBPs).
EPA and LDH set
standards for controlling
the levels of disinfectants
and DBPs in drinking
water, including trihalomethanes
(THMs) and
haloacetic acid (HAAs).
Some people who drink
water containing THMs
in excess of the MCL over
many years may experience
problems with their
liver, kidneys, or central
nervous system, and may
have an increased risk of
getting cancer.
In December 1998,
EPA set enforceable
drinking water standards
for TTHMs at 80 parts
per billion (ppb) and for
HAA5 at 60 parts per
billion (ppb) to reduce
the risk of cancer or
other adverse health
effects. Compliance with
the TTHMs and HAA5
standard for public water
systems serving less than
10,000 individuals initially
became effective and
enforceable on January
1, 2004. Compliance with
the TTHMs standard is
determined by calculating
a locational running
annual average (LRAA) of
quarterly TTHMs sample
results. Compliance calculations
performed for
the fourth quarter of 2017
show that the system’s
current TTHMs LRAA is
140 ppb at DBP04 – 386
Masonic Rd; Thus, the
system is currently in
violation of the TTHMs
standard.
Please share this
information with all the
other people who drink
this water, especially
those who may not have
received this notice directly
(for example, people
in apartments, nursing
homes, schools, and
businesses). You can
do this by posting this
notice in a public place
or distributing copies by
hand or mail.
This is not an emergency.
If it had been, you
would have been notified
immediately. EPA and
LDH do not consider
this violation to have any
serious adverse health
effects on human health
as a result of short-term
exposure; however, continued
long-term exposure
to TTHMs and HAA5
levels above the standard
(e.g., 20 years of exposure)
has the potential
to have serious adverse
effects on human health.
If you have questions
concerning this notice,
call Shirley Kyle (secretary)
318-368-4115 or
Nathan Wilson (operator)
318-732-0344. Tri-Water
System, Inc. is currently
consulting with an engineering
firm to determine
ways to lower the TTHMs
to the standards.
This institution is an
equal opportunity provider
and employer.
(462) 1/11/18

LEGAL NOTICE
This is to certify that
the Union Parish Assessor
has complied
with Louisiana Revised
Statute 39:1307 relative
to public participation
in the budget process
for the year ending December
31, 2017 and
the year ending December
31, 2018. Notice
of availability for public
inspection, publication of
budget summary, and a
public hearing was held
in compliance with the
applicable statute.
Lance Futch, CLA,
Union Parish
Assessor
January 4, 2018
(72) 1/11/18