Around Livingston for July 22, 2013

The Livingston Parish Council on Thursday will consider regulating activity at the parish’s public boat launches.

Councilwoman Joan Landry, of Denham Springs, said residents have complained repeatedly about late-night partying, fights and drug activity at the public boat launch off 4-H Club Road.

She suggested restricting use of the launch for boating purposes only, posting signs and implementing a fine for prohibited activities.

The Parish Council meets at 6 p.m. in the council chambers, 20355 Government Blvd., Livingston.

School appointments

The Livingston Parish School Board on Thursday approved four of Superintendent John Watson’s appointments for administrators at several Livingston Parish schools.

Michelle Wheeler was named principal at Live Oak Elementary School.

Wheeler has more than 25 years of experience in education, including two years as substitute principal at Levi Milton Elementary School and 15 years as teacher at Live Oak Elementary.

Catherine Martin was named substitute principal at Springfield Elementary. She had been the school’s principal designee since 2010 and was a teacher there from 1995 to 2009.

The board also voted to renew Carolyn Vosburg as a substitute assistant principal at North Corbin Junior High School where she taught from 2007 to 2012.

The board approved Jeanne Ebey as director of special education for the school system’s central office.

Ebey was substitute director of special education since 2011. She has 31 years of experience in the educational system, including 19 years as a special educator.

LEDC meeting

Today is the deadline for reserving seats for the Livingston Economic Development Council’s quarterly membership meeting.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will be the keynote speaker at the meeting, which is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive, Denham Springs.

The cost is $18 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Kaylynn Wheat at (225) 686-3982 or sending an email to

Animal control

The Parish Council’s Animal Control Advisory Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss standard operating procedures for the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter.

The meeting will be in the Parish Council chambers, 20355 Government Blvd., Livingston.

Courthouse ceremony

Parish officials will host a “groundbreaking” ceremony at 9 a.m. Wednesday for the new Livingston Parish courthouse.

Construction for the $20.4 million project began earlier this year and is slated for completion in late July 2014.

The new courthouse will be located at the end of Government Boulevard, between La. 63 and Charley Watts Road in Livingston.

Contact the Florida Parishes Bureau by phone at (225) 664-9058, by fax at (225) 664-9710 and by email at