- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The battle over an agreement between the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury and New Roads City Council on management of the William H. Scott Civic Center has ended.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1JQCYPX) the parish gave in to the city’s demand that it be given the authority to hire temporary workers without prior approval of parish leaders.

Both sides can now move forward with signing a month-by-month agreement that will reinstate the Civic Center Commission to oversee the facility’s operation and allocation of funds.

Tuesday night was the Police Jury’s last opportunity to settle an issue that has stretched out more than a year through unsuccessful negotiations with lawyers from both sides. City threatened last week to walk away from any further talks if the parish didn’t accept its final proposal by Saturday.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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