Two major administrative department positions were vacated this week by interim St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard, who says he intends to provide better efficiency in parish government services, especially for road maintenance, the Daily World is reporting.
Bellard, who was appointed president in August by the Parish Council, said during a Friday telephone interview with the newspaper that he has dismissed public works director Russell Schexnayder and parish airport director David Allen.
Neither Allen nor Schexnayder’s positions will be filled immediately, Bellard told the Daily World.
Instead Bellard told the paper he will immediately hire two public works employees. Another three employees will eventually be hired in order to improve efficiency in responding to issues involving parish roads, according to Bellard.
Bellard told the Daily World that a new public works director could be appointed in 2021, but filling that position will be determined when sufficient funding becomes available.
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